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SCORPIONS: 'Wind Of Change: The Iconic Song' Unboxing Video

As one of the greatest hard rock bands of all time, SCORPIONS are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the first release of "Wind Of Change" by releasing an exclusive box set. "Wind Of Change: The Iconic Song" is dedicated exclusively to the power ballad written by Klaus Meine, which became the soundtrack for the end ...

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Listen To YES's Cover Of JOHN LENNON's 'Imagine'

To mark what would have been John Lennon's 80th birthday, YES has released "Imagine" as a single through BMG Records. The track was recorded at the Hard Rock Hotel, Las Vegas during the encore on the final night of YES's 2019 U.S. "The Royal Affair Tour" and will be included on "The Royal Affair Tour ...

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EVANESCENCE To Hold Virtual Concert In October

EVANESCENCE will hold a virtual concert in October, to be streamed online to fans all over the world. Singer Amy Lee spoke about the performance during an appearance this morning (Wednesday, September 23) on MSNBC's "Way Too Early". She said (see video below): "We have to put that together still, but we're going to find ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'There's A Way That You Can Have A Strong Opinion And Still Be Respectful To Your Fellow Humans'

Last month, EVANESCENCE released a new single, "Use My Voice", which was written to celebrate the power of speaking out in order to promote more justice in the world. The track, featuring contributions from THE PRETTY RECKLESS's Taylor Momsen and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale, was chosen by HeadCount in the USA to encourage voters to register, ...

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SHINEDOWN's Next Studio Album Won't Be As 'Layered': 'We Really Want To Focus On Being A Four-Piece Band'

In a new interview with "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith confirmed that he and bassist/producer Eric Bass are in the "beginning stages" of putting together the band's seventh studio album. Brent stated about their approach to the songwriting process this time around (hear audio below): "We ...

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Original BAD BRAINS Singer SID MCCRAY Dies

Sidney McCray, a.k.a. "SidMac", the original lead singer and co-founder of the legendary punk rock band BAD BRAINS, passed away on September 9. No cause of death has been revealed. According to Wikipedia, BAD BRAINS was formed in 1976 as a jazz fusion ensemble called MIND POWER in the mold of bands such as Chick ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer's JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX Releases New Single, 'Grace'

JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX will release a new album, "Honor", on September 25 via Make Records. Legendary SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for "Honor", while also featuring Frank Catalano and KNEEBODY members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley. The second single from "Honor", "Grace", can ...

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EPICA's New Album Is 'Recorded, Mixed And Mastered'

EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen has offered an update on the recording sessions for the band's new album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. Speaking to SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser and frontman Derrick Green for ...

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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, QUIET RIOT Members Team Up For Cover Of OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Revelation (Mother Earth)' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with singer Dino Jelusick (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, DIRTY SHIRLEY, ANIMAL DRIVE), bassist Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, THE GUESS WHO) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, DREAM THEATER) to record a "quarantine" cover version of the OZZY OSBOURNE ...

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AMY LEE Says New EVANESCENCE Music Has 'A Lot Of Guitars'

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee spoke to SiriusXM's "Debatable" on the Volume channel about the band's upcoming album, "The Bitter Truth" (BMG). The band's first collection of new original music in nine years, "The Bitter Truth" is being made available incrementally throughout 2020. "We're still writing, but we're also recording," she said (see video below). "We ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Officially Cancels Fall 2020 Tour

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically acclaimed progressive rock group, has announced the cancelation of its fall 2020 tour due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Earlier today, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA released the following statement: "Dear TSO Fans, "We waited as long as we could, hoping for months, that we would not have ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer's JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX Announces New Album, 'Honor'

JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX will release a new album, "Honor", on September 25 via Make Records. Legendary SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for "Honor", while also featuring Frank Catalano and KNEEBODY members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley. Forbes premiered the first single, "Humility", praising ...

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Cactides - Titan To Tachyons

At a time when the outside world seems more menacing and hostile than ever before, "Cactides" is an album you can crawl into and hibernate from the insanity. Led by relentlessly ingenious guitarist Sally Gates, this avant-metal trio make music that defies the usual laws of melodic physics, slamming angular noise rock, free jazz and ...

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