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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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MASTODON's BILL KELLIHER Was 'Totally Shocked And Overwhelmed With Grief' Over CHRIS CORNELL's Death

MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher says that he was "totally shocked and overwhelmed with grief" over Chris Cornell's death. The SOUNDGARDEN frontman was pronounced dead last Thursday morning after being found unresponsive in his Detroit hotel room on Wednesday night. The band had played a concert at the Fox Theatre earlier that evening. A full autopsy ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Announces Spring 2017 U.S. Tour

One of the most influential bands in rock music, Grammy Award-winning multi-platinum band SOUNDGARDEN, today announced a North American headline tour that will kick off on May 3 in Atlanta, Georgia at the Fox Theatre. THE PRETTY RECKLESS and THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN will support select dates. A special ticket pre-sale for fans who are ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: Listen To Remixed Version Of 'Flower' From 'Ultramega OK' Expanded Reissue

Seattle grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN will release a remixed deluxe edition of "Ultramega OK" on March 10 via Sub Pop. This remixed and expanded reissue is a long-planned "correction" of the legendary band's Grammy-nominated debut full-length. "Ultramega OK" was originally recorded and released in 1988 on SST Records. While the band enjoyed working with the original ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Honored At Denmark's STEPPEULVEN Awards

Danish heavy metal legends MERCYFUL FATE were honored with the "Pioneer Prize" (Pionerprisen) at this year's Steppeulven, an annual award ceremony established by the Foreningen Af Danske Musikkritikere (Association Of Danish Music Critics), on January 28 at Bremen Teater in Copenhagen, Denmark. Accepting the award at the event were original MERCYFUL FATE members Hank Shermann, ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: Remixed Deluxe Edition Of 'Ultramega OK' Due In March

Seattle grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN will release a remixed deluxe edition of "Ultramega OK" on March 10 via Sub Pop. This remixed and expanded reissue is a long-planned "correction" of the legendary band's Grammy-nominated debut full-length. "Ultramega OK" was originally recorded and released in 1988 on SST Records. While the band enjoyed working with the original ...

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CHERIE CURRIE: Why THE RUNAWAYS Will Probably Never Reunite

Cherie Currie says a full reunion of iconic seventies rockers THE RUNAWAYS will now probably never happen. Speaking on the "White Line Fever" podcast, Currie outlined in great detail her relationships with fellow former bandmates Joan Jett, Lita Ford, Jackie Fox and Sandy West and the previous attempts to get the band back together. "It's ...

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FOO FIGHTERS' TAYLOR HAWKINS Releases 'Range Rover Bitch' Video

With more than 20 years (and counting) on the FOO FIGHTERS drum throne and detours with the COATTAIL RIDERS and BIRDS OF SATAN, Taylor Hawkins reluctantly steps into the spotlight with his first-ever album released under his own name, "Kota". Whatever "Kota" means, the six-song mini-LP takes off like QUEEN on a skateboard, featuring Hawkins ...

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