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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Takes Over PANDORA's 'Classic Metal' Station

Rob Halford will take over Pandora's Classic Metal station for a special JUDAS PRIEST "Artist Takeover" mode. During the takeover, Halford will share never-before-heard stories about the trailblazing metal band, while playing a selection of his favorite songs from PRIEST's own discography as well as others. Halford will discuss his love for QUEEN, what it ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival. Returning to its new home at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend of May 19-22, 2022, the event includes previously announced headliners GUNS N' ROSES, FOO FIGHTERS, KISS and KORN. The music ...

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JETHRO TULL Releases Video For New Single 'Sad City Sisters'

British progressive rock luminaries JETHRO TULL will release their first studio album of new material in over 18 years, "The Zealot Gene", on January 28, 2022 via InsideOut Music. The music video for the LP's second single, "Sad City Sisters", can be seen below. The clip was directed by Iranian filmmaker Sam Chegini, who previously ...

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Ohio Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Finally Gets Demolished (Video)

The Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, where PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was murdered 17 years ago has officially been demolished. Plans are afoot to build a 180-unit fully affordable apartment community on the site where Dimebag and three other people were killed by a 25-year-old ex-Marine named Nathan Gale. Located at ...

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K.K. DOWNING: 'I Was In Disbelief' When GLENN TIPTON Picked ANDY SNEAP To Replace Him On 'Firepower' Tour

In a brand new interview with Metal Edge magazine's "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley", founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing, who is promoting the debut album from his KK'S PRIEST project, spoke about the circumstances that led to his departure from PRIEST more than a decade ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In ...

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K.K. DOWNING Is 'Glad' He Released His Autobiography: 'I Wanted Fans To Get To Know Me A Little Bit Better'

During a recent appearance on "The High Way With Kyle Shutt", the podcast hosted by THE SWORD guitarist Kyle Shutt, former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing spoke about the process of writing his autobiography, "Heavy Duty: Days And Nights In Judas Priest", which was released in September 2018 via Hachette Audio as a digital download, ...

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Former MÖTLEY CRÜE Singer JOHN CORABI Tells Stories About Meeting AEROSMITH, Performs Cover Of 'Seasons Of Wither' (Video)

RichG TV has uploaded video of John Corabi telling stories about his first encounters with the members of AEROSMITH after joining MÖTLEY CRÜE. The clips, which were filmed this past Friday (December 3) at The Backyard in Waco, Texas, also include Corabi's acoustic performance of AEROSMITH's "Seasons Of Wither". In a ...

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Here A Sneak Peek At FOO FIGHTERS' Horror Comedy 'Studio 666'

A sneak peek at the FOO FIGHTERS horror comedy "Studio 666", starring Dave Grohl, Taylor Hawkins, Nate Mendel, Pat Smear, Chris Shiflett and Rami Jaffee, is available below. Open Road Films acquired worldwide rights to the film, directed by BJ McDonnell, which is set for a wide domestic theatrical release in more than 2,000 theatres ...

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SKILLET Frontman Says RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Has Become 'Government Rock'

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has pushed back against the criticism he has received for his comments about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. During an appearance on Apologia Radio, hosted by Luke Pierson, a pastor/elder at Apologia Church, the 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, addressed the ...

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STEVE VAI: Complete 'Inviolate' Album Details Revealed

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have announced his new studio album titled "Inviolate" will be released digitally and on CD January 28, 2022. The LP will follow on March 18. Today, they present the song "Little Pretty" which can be previewed below. The recording is a dark-toned fusion-funk workout played almost ...

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SLASH, PAUL STANLEY And ALICE COOPER Memorabilia Part Of 'Guitar Icons' Auction To Benefit MUSIC RISING

U2's The Edge and producer Bob Ezrin, co-founders of Music Rising, have announced "Guitar Icons: A Musical Instrument Auction To Benefit Music Rising", to take place December 11, 2021, starting at 10:00 a.m. PST. Hosted by Van Eaton Galleries in Los Angeles, the live and online auction will offer a significant collection of guitars and ...

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IRON MAIDEN And MARVEL Join Forces In Exciting New Collaboration

British heavy metal band IRON MAIDEN and entertainment powerhouse Marvel have collaborated to create a unique collection of merchandise. Fans of both will be dealt a wide assortment of apparel and accessories that highlight iconic Marvel characters and the notorious other worldly character Eddie. This collaboration interweaves the universes of both brands, with designs that ...

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SKID ROW's ROB HAMMERSMITH Names His Top Five Drumming Influences

In a new interview with the "Tales From A Gemini" podcast, SKID ROW's Rob Hammersmith was asked to name his top five drummers and biggest influences. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm gonna start with a couple of obvious ones… John Bonham [LED ZEPPELIN]. Obviously, for a reason… Cozy Powell [RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH]. Any ...

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TOTO Announces February/March 2022 U.S. Headlining Tour

TOTO will return to the road in early 2022. The band will begin the "Dogz Of Oz" world tour in Las Vegas, Nevada on February 25. Initial dates on sale this week are presented below, while additional appearances will be announced in the coming weeks. In April and May 2022, TOTO will perform an additional ...

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KING'S X Is Working On Artwork For Upcoming Studio Album

KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor spoke to TrickyKid TV about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2008's "XV" album. He said: "We're finished, we're done. And we're already working on artwork. We already turned in all the credits and all that stuff. So it's a done deal." Asked if there's ...

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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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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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Watch Y&T Perform In Petaluma, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Y&T's November 20 concert at Mystic Theatre in Petaluma, California can be seen below. Frontman Dave Meniketti is the only surviving member of the Y&T lineup — then known as YESTERDAY AND TODAY — that recorded the band's self-titled debut album. Original Y&T rhythm guitarist Joey Alves died in March 2017 ...

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