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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Six Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the sixth anniversary of her getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, September 5), the 34-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band Instagrammed an image revealing she had been sober for six years, 72 months, 2,193 days or 52,608 hours. She captioned it simply: "Grateful." When Nita celebrated the fifth anniversary of ...

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VAN HALEN: 'The Eruption And The Aftershock' Book Due In October

Backbeat Books has announced the October 1, 2021 release of "Van Halen: The Eruption And The Aftershock" by Michael Christopher. The book is available now for pre-order in multiple formats. This is the epic story of how one of America's greatest bands weathered arguably the most dramatic soap opera in rock and roll history with ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Defends LED ZEPPELIN In Copyright Dispute Over 'Stairway To Heaven', Says Lawsuit Was 'F**king Ridiculous'

Osiris Media has released the latest episode of Alex Skolnick's "Moods & Modes" podcast in which the TESTAMENT guitarist examines songs that exhibit nearly identical musical qualities. He dives deep on classic songs, comparing "Waiting On The World To Change" to "People Get Ready", "Comfortably Numb" to "Here Comes The Flood", "Always Somewhere" to "Simple ...

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SCORPIONS Honored With European Culture Prize

Legendary German hard rock band SCORPIONS was honored at the European Culture Prize (Europäischer Kulturpreis) gala this past Saturday, August 28 at Bonn Opera House in Bonn, Germany. The event, which was held in the birthplace of Ludwig van Beethoven, was dedicated to the celebration of the 250th anniversary of the composer's birth. SCORPIONS singer ...

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Watch SERJ TANKIAN In TINA GUO's 'Moonhearts In Space' Music Video

Virtuoso cellist Tina Guo has unleashed her full-length album, "Dies Irae", via Sony Music Masterworks. Leading up to today's album drop, Tina has previously released tracks "Moonlight Sonata", "Toccata And Fugue" and "Adagio" by Albinoni. In celebration of "Dies Irae", Tina has also released the dreamily futuristic music video for her original track "Moonhearts In ...

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SIXX:A.M. Announces 'Hits' Album

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release the "Hits" album on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The project is a retrospective celebration of the band's biggest hits and fan-favorite songs. And, most notably, it includes six previously ...

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Watch JOURNEY Perform In Grantville, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY's August 24 concert at Hollywood Casino at Penn National Race Course's myheroes Stage in Grantville, Pennsylvania can be seen below. The show was originally scheduled for Sunday, August 22 but was postponed due to inclement weather. JOURNEY made its return to the live stage on July 29 during a special ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Teams Up With GIBSON For 'Wino' Les Paul Custom Guitar

For the past 127 years, Gibson — the iconic American instrument brand — has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound across genres of music and generations of players. Today, Gibson Custom Shop has announced the release of the limited-edition Jerry Cantrell "Wino" Les Paul Custom guitar, the guitar marks the first official collaboration with ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of DESTRUCTION's Performance At Belgium's ALCATRAZ Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of DESTRUCTION's August 14 performance at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE). DESTRUCTION recently officially parted ways with founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer and replaced him with Martin Furia. The Argentinian-born, Belgian-based Furia is best known for his work as sound engineer and producer ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Atone' Video

Late last month, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell returned with "Atone", the first single from his upcoming solo album, "Brighten". The song's accompanying video was creatively directed as a group effort by Jerry; photographer/musician Jim Louvau; singer/guitarist Greg Puciato; visual artist Jesse Draxler; and photographer Tony Aguilera. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making ...

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SPIRITBOX Releases Music Video For 'Hurt You'

Canadian metal outfit SPIRITBOX has released the official music video for a brand new song titled "Hurt You". The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Eternal Blue", which will be released on September 17 via Rise Records. Speaking about the new song and the accompanying music video, which can be viewed below, SPIRITBOX ...

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ARCH ENEMY And BEHEMOTH Postpone 'The European Siege' Tour Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

ARCH ENEMY's co-headlining "The European Siege" tour with BEHEMOTH has been postponed to fall 2022 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The trek retains its special guest slot from BEHEMOTH and ARCH ENEMY's longtime friends and metal legends CARCASS, and opening the evening's momentous proceedings will be Portland, Oregon's hotly tipped gothic metal newcomers UNTO OTHERS ...

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SLIPKNOT Joins RIOT FEST 2021 Lineup

With NINE INCH NAILS cancelling all 2021 tour dates, including this year's Riot Fest, the festival is unveiling a wave of announcements bound to excite anyone planning on attending. In addition to three major headliner additions, festival organizers are announcing a second batch of Riot Fest Late Night shows this Friday, September 20, which will ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And DEATH ANGEL's MARK OSEGUEDA Guest On New SANTANA Album 'Blessings And Miracles'

Multi-Grammy Award-winning Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced that his star-studded, masterful new album, "Blessings And Miracles", will be released worldwide via BMG on October 15. The record's dazzling first single, "Move", which sees the music legend and guitar icon reteamed with MATCHBOX 20 singer Rob Thomas, has just been ...

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