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METALLICA Announces Second Round Of COVID-19 Relief Grants

METALLICA's All Within My Hands foundation will provide a second round of new grants totaling $295,000 to five organizations doing essential work during the coronavirus pandemic. In addition to continuing to support Feeding America, which partners with food banks around the United States; Crew Nation, Live Nation's initiative to provide relief to touring and venue ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Now Available

Sonicbond Publishing has released a new book, "Dream Theater: Every Album, Every Song", from author Jordan Blum. No other band has affected modern progressive metal as deeply or widely as American quintet DREAM THEATER. Formed at Berklee College Of Music as Majesty in 1985 by guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist John Myung, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Has Hope For Future Of Rock: 'I Know A Ton Of Younger Bands That Play Their Own Instruments'

During a recent appearance on "Offstage With DWP", SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke out against an age-old argument repeated by a lot of old-timers: kids today just aren't interested in guitar-driven music and just want electronic beats. "I know a ton of younger bands that play their own instruments, that play in-your-face ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Frontman DAVID JOHANSEN Will Be Focus Of New Documentary From MARTIN SCORSESE

Showtime Documentary Films today announced a new feature documentary from Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese that profiles David Johansen, the celebrated frontman of the NEW YORK DOLLS. Emmy nominee David Tedeschi will co-direct with Scorsese, and Scorsese and Sikelia Productions will executive produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Imagine Documentaries. The announcement was made ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Endorses 'Made In America' Hand Sanitizer

The small businesses in Virginia today received a major endorsement for their hand sanitizer project from progressive rock and roll legend Ian Anderson, founding member of the band JETHRO TULL, for their efforts producing a "made in America" hand sanitizer. The Virginia Hand Sanitizer consortium coordinated by the Center For Applied Innovation, LLC (CAI) in ...

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JACK RUSSELL Teams Up With ROBIN MCAULEY For Quarantine Acoustic Cover Of TOTO's 'Hold The Line'

Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) and Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR) have teamed up with several friends to record a quarantine acoustic cover version of the TOTO classic "Hold The Line". Joining them are Robby Lochner (JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) on steel-string acoustic guitars, Jose Antonio Rodriguez on nylon-string guitars, Felix ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Performs 'Fooling Yourself' With CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

43 years ago today, legendary rockers STYX released their triple-platinum album "The Grand Illusion", which included the smash hit "Fooling Yourself". With that release, STYX became the first band to score four triple-platinum albums in a row: "The Grand Illusion" (1977), "Pieces Of Eight" (1978), "Cornerstone" (1979), "Paradise Theater" (1981). As a celebratory nod ...

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ANTHRAX Pulls Back Curtain On 'Persistence Of Time' Album And Touring Cycle With Six-Episode Video Series

ANTHRAX invites you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, "Persistence Of Time", and its 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition. This six-part video series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN's The Phoenix' Album To Include Guest Appearances By STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, BILLY SHEEHAN

Acclaimed keyboardist Derek Sherinian (SONS OF APOLLO, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER), one of the most significant keyboard players of the modern era, has signed to InsideOut Music for the release of his new solo album, "The Phoenix". His first solo LP since 2011's "Oceana" is due on September 18. Once again, Sherinian has teamed ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says 'Black Lives Matter' 'Never Had Legitimacy', Calls Movement A 'Propaganda Tool'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that the "Black Lives Matter" movement "never had legitimacy" and was "always a Democratic party fundraiser and propaganda tool." The "Black Lives Matter" movement was launched in the summer of 2013 by black organizers Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi after George Zimmerman was acquitted of ...

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