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SCOTT IAN Thinks 'World Having Gone Through A Pandemic' Will Be Represented On Next ANTHRAX Album

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Scott Ian of New York thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, reflected on the evolution of the band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I very much feel like we look at songwriting very much the ...

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'Fender 75 Years': Official History Of Legendary Guitar And Amp Maker Coming In September

Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, their shapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, "Fender 75 Years" (Motorbooks, September 21, 2021) is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments. From Fender's first instrument — a lap steel guitar ...

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ANTHRAX Joins PANDORA For First-Ever Heavy Metal Mode

Today, Friday July 9, 2021, Pandora has launched its first-ever metal Artist Takeover Mode featuring heavy-metal legends ANTHRAX. The Grammy-winning, trailblazing five-piece is a fitting first pick for the genre's inaugural Mode. Listen to ANTHRAX's Artist Takeover Mode on Pandora's Classic Metal station here. Ian and Benante share commentary throughout their ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Debut Live Version Of 'Tumble In The Rough' From 25th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of 'Tiny Music'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 LP "Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop" by releasing a three-disc/one-LP deluxe edition. Due on July 23, it will feature a remastered version of the original album, alternate versions and mixes of several of the songs, and a complete concert taped at the ...

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THE OFFSPRING Releases Music Video For 'This Is Not Utopia'

Southern California rockers THE OFFSPRING have released the official Samuel Bayer-directed music video for the song "This Is Not Utopia". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Let The Bad Times Roll", which arrived in April via Concord Records. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, ...

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JOE ELLIOTT Says Performing 'All The Young Dudes' At FREDDIE MERCURY Tribute Concert Was 'The Best Four Minutes Of My Life On Stage'

During an appearance on the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" music series, DEF LEPPARD singer and founding member Joe Elliott was asked what it was like to join surviving members of QUEEN, along with Ian Hunter, David Bowie and Mick Ronson, for a performance of "All The Young Dudes" at the Freddie ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Youphoria'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Youphoria", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "I think 'Youphoria' has a little bit of everything, with an epic catchy chorus, time and tempo changes and aggressive riffing." LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson added: "We ...

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DOUG PINNICK's GRINDER BLUES To Release 'El Dos' Album In September

Metalville Records has set a September 24 release date for GRINDER BLUES' second album, "El Dos". The hard rock blues trio — featuring Doug "Dug" Pinnick (KING'S X) on bass and vocals, guitarist and vocalist Jabo Bihlman, and Scot "Little" Bihlman on drums, percussion, and vocals — offers a high-energy, bone-crushing sound and from-the-gut songwriting, ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Releases Music Video For 'Thoughts & Prayers'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has shared the official music video for its single "Thoughts & Prayers". The song remains a standout from the band's most recent full-length album, "Disguise". The visual was notably directed by MOTIONLESS IN WHITE guitarist Ricky Olson, marking his first time in the director's chair. Olson commented: "I'm super excited to have ...

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RAMMSTEIN's TILL LINDEMANN Releases 'I Hate Kids' Short Movie

RAMMSTEIN singer Till Lindemann has released a short movie titled "Ich Hasse Kinder" (English translation: "I Hate Kids"). The film, which was directed by Serghey Grey and produced by Lindemann and Anar Reiband, can be seen below. The "Ich Hasse Kinder" short movie arrives a month after the release of Till's single of the same ...

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KING'S X Is Mastering Long-Awaited New Album

KING'S X has apparently completed work on its long-awaited new studio album. Earlier today (Friday, June 25), KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick tweeted out a short video clip of him at the Bernie Grundman Mastering facility in Hollywood, California, and he included the following message: "At Bernie Grundman Mastering, where they are mastering the new ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release 'Making A Fire: Mark Ronson Re-Version'

The incendiary opening track of FOO FIGHTERS' critical and commercial smash album "Medicine At Midnight" — also the first song in the encore of the band's triumphant Madison Square Garden show — blazes in a whole new way with "Making A Fire: Mark Ronson Re-Version". Produced by Mark Ronson, the re-version features members of ANTIBALAS, ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says He Is 'Done' Shaking Hands With People

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello discussed his band's touring plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're doing periodic shows. We're doing bits and pieces. There's no real touring, for us, till next year; there's no ...

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ANTHRAX Looks Back On Decision To Fire JOEY BELLADONNA In 1992: 'It Was Never Personal'

ANTHRAX is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year with a number of special activities and events. Each week, on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, ANTHRAX's social media accounts are offering a series of video testimonials sent in by former bandmembers, fellow musicians, colleagues, and industry veterans sharing behind-the-scenes stories of working with the band and what ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Albums 'Operation: Mindcrime' And 'Empire' Due Next Week As Definitive Box Set Collections

On June 25, Capitol/UMe celebrates two landmark progressive metal albums by QUEENSRŸCHE. The breakthrough collection "Operation: Mindcrime" and its successful follow-up, "Empire", will be released in multiple formats. In addition to the original versions remastered for CD and 180-gram vinyl 2LP, both titles will be available in expanded 2CD editions and in multi-disc CD+DVD box ...

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GENE SIMMONS Meets With Members Of Congress As Part Of ASCAP Songwriters Virtual 'Stand With Songwriters' Advocacy Month

Following a year of canceled live music events due to the COVID-19 pandemic, including his own KISS world tour, Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Gene Simmons met with key members of Congress where he was able to outline some of the most pressing issues directly affecting American music creators. Simmons participated in the meeting ...

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