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PRESIDENT TRUMP Walks Out To METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman" At MARIANO RIVERA's 'Medal Of Freedom' Ceremony

METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" blared over the White House speakers on Monday (September 16) as Mariano Rivera entered the ceremony where President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. METALLICA's smash hit song — which the longtime Yankees closer used as his walk-on music when he came on to ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Spoofs Classic Slasher Films With Adult Film Stars In 'LadyKiller TV'

Horror and erotica make familiar bedfellows in a brand-new series coming this fall from 6ex Films, WG Films and Whore Gore, "LadyKiller TV", a collection of eight erotic horror parodies pulled from iconic slasher films — but made better with the biggest adult film stars. Jeremy Spencer, the former drummer of hard rock outfit FIVE ...

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UFO Guitar Legend VINNIE MOORE To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

The follow-up to Vinnie Moore's critically acclaimed 2015 "Aerial Visions" album will be released on October 9 on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled "Soul Shifter", Vinnie's ninth solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) and Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed on July 26 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they played ...

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THE AGONIST's VICKY PSARAKIS On 'Orphans' Album: 'We Didn't Overthink; We Just Stayed True To Ourselves'

A&P Reacts recently conducted an interview with frontwoman Vicky Psarakis of Montreal, Quebec, Canada extreme metallers THE AGONIST. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what inspired the title of the band's latest album, "Orphans": Vicky: "Honestly, the main reason behind it, how ...

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Former JUDAS PRIEST Members K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS To Perform Band's Classic Songs At One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will join forces to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. The one-off show at K.K.'s Steel Mill will feature a full band set from Ellefson's "Sleeping Giants" ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Tour Europe In 2020

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will play a number of European shows in 2020. The band revealed its touring plans while announcing that it will perform at next year's Provinssi festival in Finland. The wrote on Facebook: "We are excited to announce the first of many shows in Europe next year. First up is our return ...

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BILLY IDOL To Continue His Las Vegas Residency In March 2020

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced today the extension of "Billy Idol: Las Vegas". The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates. From punk pioneer to global superstar, Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained ...

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RIC OCASEK's Cause Of Death Revealed

THE CARS frontman Ric Ocasek died of heart disease, New York Medical Examiners office said Monday. Pulmonary emphysema, a type of lung disease, was also a contributing factor in the 75-year-old singer's death, the medical examiner added. It's unclear how long Ocasek had been suffering from heart disease. Ric was found dead in his Manhattan ...

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Former CLUTCH Keyboardist MICK SCHAUER Dies

Former CLUTCH keyboardist Mick Schauer has died. The Maryland rockers announced his passing via their official Facebook page. They wrote: "We are saddened to hear the news of Mick Schauer's passing. Mick was an incredible talent and he will be missed. His contribution to the albums 'Robot Hive Exodus' and 'From Beale Street To Oblivion' ...

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OF MICE & MEN Drummer: 'We'll Never Write The Same Song Twice'

In an interview with The Sound Lab at this year's Reading Festival, drummer Valentino Arteaga of California rockers OF MICE & MEN shared how the band's music has developed since its 2009 formation, including on the group's forthcoming sixth studio album, "Earthandsky". The LP will be the second to feature bassist Aaron Pauley as lead ...

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TARJA TURUNEN On Possibility Of Reunion With NIGHTWISH: 'I Don't See Anything Happening With Me And Them'

Tarja Turunen recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about her December 2017 onstage reunion with NIGHTWISH bassist/vocalist Marco Hietala during a "Raskasta Joulua" concert in Hämeenlinna, Finland. Asked if performing with her former bandmate was a nerve-wracking experience, Tarja said: "Naturally, I was nervous. I hadn't seen Marco in 12 years; we ...

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STAIND's MIKE MUSHOK Says JASON NEWSTED Shut Down NEWSTED Project Because 'It Cost Him A Ton'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok says that Jason Newsted shut down the NEWSTED band because it "cost him a ton" to keep the project alive. Back in February 2014, Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia's Soundwave festival with NEWSTED, citing "private and personal circumstances." The cancelation followed more than a year of intense touring and promotional ...

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