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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Wants His Association With 'Toxic Energy' Of Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Book To End

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir says that he will be donating any royalties he receives from the the former PANTERA bassist's book to charity. The move comes after Rex has repeatedly claimed that "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" contains passages that were published without his consent. Earlier today (Tuesday, February ...

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BIFF BYFORD: SAXON's New Album To Arrive In February 2022

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has revealed to TotalRock's DJ Force X that the band's new album is tentatively scheduled to be released in February 2022. The disc's first single will likely arrive at the end of this year. Last June, Biff told Metal Rules that the recording sessions for SAXON's follow-up to 2018's "Thunderbolt" were ...

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Ex-PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN On His Memoir: 'There Was A Lot Of Stuff That I Didn't Want In There That Was Put In'

Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown has once again claimed that his memoir contains passages that were published without his consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released in 2013, Brown was publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in interviews that the book's publication was ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release Music Video For 'No Son Of Mine'

FOO FIGHTERS have released a music video for their song "No Son Of Mine". The clip, which features audio from a live performance of the track, can be seen below. "No Son Of Mine" is taken from FOO FIGHTERS' tenth studio album, "Medicine At Midnight", which came out on Friday (February 5) via Roswell Records/RCA ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Trailer For REELZ 'Breaking The Band' Episode

"Twisted Sister: Breaking The Band", which focuses on how TWISTED SISTER crashed and burned in the 1980s, will premiere on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Reelz. A 30-second trailer for the program is available below. Official show description: "In 1984, TWISTED SISTER were one of the biggest heavy metal ...

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REX BROWN Blasts PANTERA's Original Singer, Says Early Albums Will Never Be Reissued

PANTERA's early pre-fame output will never be properly reissued, according to Rex Brown. Calling their four-album glam rock catalog "[like] looking at your old high school notebooks", the bassist made the revelation to Eonmusic while talking about the just-released "Reinventing The Steel" 20th-anniversary edition. Breaking internationally with major-label debut "Cowboys From ...

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JUDAS PRIEST: 'Decade Of Domination' Book Due In June

Wymer Publishing has set a June 11 release date for "Judas Priest: Decade Of Domination". When the world thinks of heavy metal in its pure, potent, undiluted form, it is none other than the Metal Gods, JUDAS PRIEST, that instantly come to mind. Chrome and black leather, studs and whips and chains, a chopper on ...

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BATTLE BEAST Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; Singer NOORA LOUHIMO To Release Solo Album In March

Finnish heavy metal sextet BATTLE BEAST has re-signed with Nuclear Blast Records. Bassist Eero Sipilä states: "We are thrilled to announce our continued co-operation with the metal titans Nuclear Blast Records. With 200+ million plays on the various streaming services and high chartings around the world, there's absolutely no questioning the fruit our long partnership ...

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TONY IOMMI Looks Back On BLACK SABBATH As Band's 'Heavy Metal' Bench Is Reinstalled In Birmingham: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything'

A new video containing an interview with BLACK SABBATH guitar legend Tony Iommi has been made to commemorate the reinstallation of the band's "heavy metal" bench on Broad Street in Birmingham, England. The mini documentary is presented by Christian Martin, the former Argentinian rugby player who is himself a huge BLACK SABBATH fan, and features ...

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DEAN Relaunches 'Dime Razorback Rust' In Tribute To 'DIMEBAG' DARRELL ABBOTT

Dean Guitars has relaunched a true original with the Dime Razorback Rust electric guitar, which pays tribute to the late legend "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Originally introduced as a limited U.S. custom run, the Dime Razorback Rust joins other signature Dimebag guitars in Dean's Artist Series. Offering several custom appointments, including the unique rust graphic design ...

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COREY TAYLOR Releases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor Greg Grunberg, Ace Von Johnson, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a teaser for the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". The full clip, which features a guest appearance by STEEL PANTHER, will make its online debut on Wednesday, January 13 at 10:00 a.m. EST / 7:00 a.m. PST. Taylor recently made history as he ...

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GUS G. Launches His Own Pickup Company, BLACKFIRE PICKUPS

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has announced his own pickup company, Blackfire Pickups. The company's product line will initially launch with two pickup sets, Immortal and Proteus, which were previously available exclusively with ...

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Listen To New FOO FIGHTERS Single 'No Son Of Mine'

FOO FIGHTERS have released a new single, "No Son Of Mine". The track, which can be streamed below, will appear on the band's upcoming 10th studio album, "Medicine At Midnight", due on February 5, 2021 via Roswell Records/RCA Records. "No Son Of Mine" ignites the second half of "Medicine At Midnight" with a lightning strike ...

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KK'S PRIEST To Release Debut Album In 2021

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) and Les Binks (drums), will release its debut album in 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group. The group will also play select shows next year to mark the 50th anniversary of PRIEST and Downing's career as a founding member. ...

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SLASH Announces Limited-Edition Signature Slinky Strings From ERNIE BALL

Ernie Ball has introduced a limited-edition set of custom-wound Slash signature Slinky strings. Slash's new signature string sets are the culmination of over three decades of Slash and Ernie Ball's ongoing pursuit to create strings that provide more durability and tuning stability without sacrificing tone or feel. These new sets consist of his preferred 11-48-gauge ...

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