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NIKKI SIXX And MÖTLEY CRÜE Manager ALLEN KOVAC Join Board Of GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES

The Global Recovery Initiatives (GRI) Foundation today announced that they are adding three new members to their board of directors: international rock icon Nikki Sixx, entertainment industry legend Allen Kovac, iHeart Media VP Alexandra Cameron and Fors Marsh Group's director of social good activities Matt Escoubas. Pam Cytron, CEO of Pando Systems and board chairman ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's IVAN MOODY On 'F8' Album: 'We Wanted To Make A Record That Wasn't Just Here Today And Gone Tomorrow'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody has told the Saginaw, Michigan radio station Z93 that there are "many things" that have contributed to making the band's latest album, "F8", the group's strongest effort to date. "It's like going through a transmutation, man," he explained (hear audio below). "You get to a point where you ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Explains 'F8' Album Title

In a new interview with Berlin, Germany's Star FM, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory spoke about the inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "F8". He said (see video below): "Originally, we were just gonna call it '8', sort of. We thought it's the eighth record, and if you wanted to ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Announces ZIVEL State-Of-The-Art Performance And Recovery Suite

Zivel, the all-in-one performance and recovery suite of author, documentarian, and musician Brian "Head" Welch of KORN, has officially opened its first facilities in Bakersfield, California and Nashville, Tennessee. Welch, the founding guitarist of the Grammy Award-winning band KORN, and the star of the acclaimed documentary "Loud Krazy Love", co-founded Zivel in the interest of ...

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DIMEBAG 'Wanted To Go Back' To PANTERA In Weeks Leading Up To His Death

Daryl "Bobby Tongs" Arnberger, who was one of "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's closest friends and an official videographer for PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN, recently gave a two-hour interview to the "Landry.audio" podcast in which he went into detail about PANTERA's early glam days, the arrival of singer Philip Anselmo, the changing of the band's sound, Anselmo's drug ...

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Video Premiere: JOE SATRIANI's 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's new video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Commends JAMES HETFIELD For Getting Help In Sobriety Battle

HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta says that James Hetfield was "a real inspiration" for him, explaining that the METALLICA frontman's sobriety motivated him to change his life and avoid substance use. Jasta made his comments in an interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, four months after METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In April; 'Nineteen Eighty' Single Now Available

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The first single, "Nineteen Eighty", is available today on all streaming platforms and at rock radio stations nationwide. Pre-order packages are also available beginning today. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On ELOY CASAGRANDE: 'He's One Of The Most Talented Drummers I've Ever Seen'

Australia's Everblack Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Derrick Green of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "creative roll" SEPULTURA has been on for their last three albums: Derrick: "It's definitely a challenge, but we really ...

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DROPKICK MURPHYS Release Two New Songs: 'Smash Sh*t Up' And Cover Of GERRY CINNAMON's 'The Bonny'

DROPKICK MURPHYS have released their new single and video, "Smash Sh*t Up". "Smash Sh*t Up" is available digitally and on limited-edition colored vinyl paired with B-side "The Bonny", a cover of Scottish singer-songwriter Gerry Cinnamon's 2019 song. Both songs are available on streaming platforms worldwide, with vinyl offered in the DROPKICK MURPHYS webstore, and at ...

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Bassist MIA WALLACE Says She Was 'Forced' To Leave ABBATH

Mia Wallace, bassist for TRIUMPH OF DEATH and NIRYTH, has announced has departure from ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath. Wallace broke the news of her exit from ABBATH in a social media post earlier today. She wrote: "It is with sadness I have been forced to part ways with ABBATH. "It ...

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FAITH NO MORE Announces More European Tour Dates

FAITH NO MORE, which recently announced their first European live performances in five years, has extended the trek, adding shows in Stuttgart, Berlin, Amsterdam, Milan and Zurich. So far, the following dates have been announced: Jun. 09 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo Jun. 10 - Manchester, UK - O2 Apollo Jun. 11 - Glasgow, ...

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BAD WOLVES Release 'Sober' Music Video

BAD WOLVES have released the official video for the song "Sober" from their sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N." , out now via Better Noise Music. The release of "Sober" defined the direction of not just the band as a whole, but of vocalist Tommy Vext himself. The song's powerful, somber melodic undertones set the stage for Vext's ...

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ABBATH Is Almost Two Months Sober

Former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath, who currently leads his own namesake band, has released a video message ahead of ABBATH's European tour, which is scheduled to kick off at the end of the month. In the short clip, recorded on January 5, Abbath — whose real name is Olve Eikemo — reveals that he is almost ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Is Once Again Warming Up To Idea Of One Day Writing His Autobiography

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo appears to be once again warming up to the idea of one day releasing his autobiography. Anselmo and BloodyDisgusting.com writer Corey Mitchell in 2013 secured a deal with Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, senior editor at Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books imprint, for Anselmo's memoir, which was supposed to be titled "Mouth For ...

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