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HAMMERFALL To Release New Single 'Hammer Of Dawn' On Wednesday

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release the official music video for their new single, "Hammer Of Dawn", on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A short teaser clip is available below. "Hammer Of Dawn" is taken from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album, due in early 2022 via Napalm Records. The music for the ...

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TED NUGENT Says GENE SIMMONS's Anti-Vaxxer Comments Are 'Not Truth, Logic And Common Sense'

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent has once again criticized Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people the "enemy," saying the KISS bassist/vocalist's comments are "not truth, logic and common sense." In an appearance on Talkshoplive's Rock 'N' Roll channel two weeks ago, Simmons said that many people were turned away from the band's recently completed Kiss Kruise ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Blasts 'Press Hacks' For 'Twisting' His Words About Trans People

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has blasted "predatory press hacks" for "subtly twisting" his words with regard to his comments involving the trans community. Earlier this week, the organizers of the Brit Awards, British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards, announced that they were scrapping four awards — male solo artist, female solo artist, international male ...

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HAMMERFALL Completes Work On New Studio Album

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL has confirmed that the band has completed work on a new studio album, to be released in 2022. The music for the disc was once again recorded with Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios, while the vocals were laid down with Jacob Hansen at Hansen ...

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CARMINE APPICE Repeats Claim That JOHN BONHAM's Triplet Bass-Drum Motif Was Inspired By His Work With VANILLA FUDGE

In a new interview with the "Musicians On Couches Drinking Coffee" podcast, legendary drummer Carmine Appice once again repeated the claim that one of John Bonham's licks, a triplet bass drum motif used most prominently on "Good Times, Bad Times", the opening track on the first LED ZEPPELIN album, was inspired by something Carmine did ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Rips Celebrities For Encouraging Medical Behaviors During Pandemic: 'Shut Up And Entertain'

GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna has taken a swipe at celebrities, including fellow musicians, who have used their high-profile voices to encourage medical behaviors, saying they should "shut up and let people live their lives." Erna, who recently confirmed that politics played a part in his decision to relocate GODSMACK's headquarters to Florida — which leans ...

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HYPOCRISY/PAIN Leader PETER TÄGTGREN Won't Get Vaccinated Against COVID-19 Until It's Time To Go On Tour

Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN) has spoken out against vaccine mandates, saying "when they try to force it on you, I become the opposite." The 51-year-old Tägtgren, who lives in a small Swedish village called Pärlby, discussed his views on vaccines in a new interview with Tuonela Magazine. ...

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SION Feat. Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES And YouTube Guitar Sensation JARED DINES: 'Drown' Music Video

SION, the new project featuring former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Howard Jones and modern guitar virtuoso/content creator Jared Dines, has just released its self-titled debut album. The 12-song effort was "almost two years in the making" and "was funded independently out of Jared and Howard's own pockets," according to a statement released by the group. The ...

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VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrates EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy: 'Jump' Multi-Camera Video

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on October 9 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on guitar, ...

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Here's The First Taste Of Unearthed 'Drum Riffs' From Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Produced By DAVID ELLEFSON

The first taste of brand new music from late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's unearthed drum riffs has just premiered via the Menza Nation YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The music is being produced by former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who is enlisting "a handful of different" musicians from around the world to record ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI Releases Doomy New Song 'Scent Of Dark'

Tony Iommi, iconic guitarist for BLACK SABBATH, whose monolithic riffs are rightly credited with single-handily creating the vast genre known as heavy metal, aside from his 2017 acoustic collaboration with the Birmingham Cathedral Choir, returns with his first new electric music since the release of the 2013 BLACK SABBATH album "13". Titled "Scent Of Dark", ...

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