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Renowned Artist Manager And Bassist ROB 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Launches 'A New Level' Podcast

Rob "Blasko" Nicholson is recognized internationally as the renowned current bassist for metal legend Ozzy Osbourne (and formerly for ROB ZOMBIE, DANZIG, PRONG and CRYPTIC SLAUGHTER), and also as a successful artist manager. Blasko's significant experience in both of these distinct roles certifies him with a unique perspective of the inner workings of the music ...

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GENE SIMMONS: How DONALD TRUMP Will Get Re-Elected In 2020

Gene Simmons has laid out a scenario in which President Donald Trump will almost certainly get re-elected in 2020. The KISS bassist/vocalist — who is a former contestant on Trump's "The Celebrity Apprentice" series — made his comments while discussing his new business venture as Chief Evangelist Officer for Invictus MD, a publicly traded cannabis ...

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CHRIS CORNELL Subject Of 'Autopsy' TV Series

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the Reelz cable network was recently filming "Autopsy: The Last Hours Of Chris Cornell" at Shepherd's Bush Hall in England, where the program recreated SOUNDGARDEN's and singer Chris Cornell's last show at the Fox Theatre in Detroit. It was also revealed that British actor and singer Paul Ayres is ...

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MC5's WAYNE KRAMER To be Joined By KIM THAYIL, DOUG PINNICK For 'Kick Out The Jams' 50th-Anniversary Tour

Wayne Kramer, the founding guitarist and leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band the MC5, will celebrate the landmark anniversary of its incendiary debut album "Kick Out The Jams" with the 35-plus-date "Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour" and a memoir "The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities" (Da ...

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Anatomical Venus - BLACK MOTH

Faster than you can groan "Not another metal act leading with 'black' in its moniker," we have the third album from Leeds, UK art-fuzz acolytes, BLACK MOTH. Call the band stoner Brits if you feel like being crude, but this band has its eyes set on taking this subgenre's standards and doing something unique with ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY Releases Animated Video For Cover Version Of MIKE OLDFIELD's 'Shadow On The Wall'

The official animated video for MYSTIC PROPHECY's cover version of MIKE OLDFIELD's "Shadow On The Wall" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the German metallers' covers album, "Monuments Uncovered", which will be released on January 12 via Massacre Records. Singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis comments: "This album is like a love letter to ...

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Legendary Rock Producer CHRIS TSANGARIDES Dead At 61

Legendary rock producer Chris Tsangarides passed away early this morning (Sunday, January 7) after reportedly being taken ill at the start of the year. According to his daughter Anastasia Tsangarides, Chris was battling pneumonia and heart failure at the time of his death. He was 61 years old. The British Grammy-nominated record producer, sound engineer, ...

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Fatal Command - PÄNZER

Schmier's a busy fella these days. Following DESTRUCTION's outstanding Under Attack" from last year, the legendary thrash band is about to uncork another batch of re-recordings from its vault with "Thrash Anthems II". Meanwhile, Schmier's other band, PÄNZER, may be suffering the departure of ACCEPT and VICTORY icon, Herman Frank, but that's not stopping him ...

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MYSTIC PROPHECY To Release 'Monuments Uncovered' Covers Album

German metallers MYSTIC PROPHECY will release a covers album, "Monuments Uncovered", on January 12, 2018 via Massacre Records. Singer Roberto Dimitri Liapakis comments: "This album is like a love letter to the music that accompanied so many of us, myself included, in the '70s, '80s and '90s — and believe me, you have not heard ...

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Watch VICKY CORNELL, SERJ TANKIAN Honor CHRIS CORNELL At Human Rights Watch Gala

The Los Angeles Committee of Human Rights Watch had their most successful fundraising dinner to date, raising more than every year prior. The event, which took place Tuesday night (November 14) at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, had an immense amount of celebrities and influential people in attendance, including Eric Esrailian, Serj Tankian, Angela Sarafyan, Kimberly ...

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GILBY CLARKE On Replacing IZZY STRADLIN In GUNS N' ROSES: 'People Say More About It Now Than They Did Back Then'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke was recently interviewed by Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he came to produce records by bands like THE BRONX and L.A. GUNS: Gilby: "Back when I was around Hollywood ...

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CHRIS CORNELL To Be Honored With Human Rights Hero Award

Cassia co-owners Kim Luu-Ng and chef Bryant Ng host the second LA Chefs for Human Rights (LACHR) fundraising dinner, benefitting Program for Torture Victims (PTV), at their acclaimed Southeast Asian brasserie in Santa Monica on September 25. The exclusive event honors Chris Cornell, posthumously, for his original song "The Promise", recorded for the film of ...

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KING DIAMOND And Wife Are Parents Of Baby Son

Legendary Danish heavy metal vocalist King Diamond (KING DIAMOND, MERCYFUL FATE) and his wife, Hungarian-born singer Livia Zita, are the parents of a three-month-old son, named Byron. Zita, who has been performing with KING DIAMOND as a backing vocalist since 2003, is unable to join the group on the road for the next few shows ...

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METALLICA, PEARL JAM, SOUNDGARDEN, LINKIN PARK Members Pay Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL At Memorial Service (Photos)

Members of METALLICA, PEARL JAM, LINKIN PARK, NIRVANA and JANE'S ADDICTION are among the friends and colleagues who paid their respects to SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell earlier today (Friday, May 26) as his ashes were laid in his final resting place. The private event on the Fairbanks Lawn at Hollywood Forever Cemetery included eulogies by ...

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