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Ether - MORTON

Mark Morton stepped out from behind his post as LAMB OF GOD's guitarist last year with his debut solo record, "Anesthetic". There were not any songs that could be considered groundbreaking, but the record showcased Morton's chameleon-like ability to adapt his songwriting to the capabilities and talents of diverse vocal performers like Chester Bennington (LINKIN ...

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AEROSMITH Responds To JOEY KRAMER's Lawsuit: 'He Has Not Been Emotionally And Physically Able To Perform' With The Band

AEROSMITH members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Brad Whitford (guitar) have issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by the group's drummer Joey Kramer, who claims he is being blocked from performing with his bandmates at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last ...

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Space Ninjas From Hell - VICTORIUS

No one is going to accuse VICTORIUS of not putting enough effort in. The Germans' fifth studio album follows four relatively well-received efforts that have nudged them towards the front of the aspiring power metal pack, and you don't have to spend much time with "Space Ninjas From Hell" to realize that's it's a very ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE Thanks Fans For 'Outpouring Of Love' After OZZY's Parkinson's Disease Revelation

Sharon Osbourne has thanked everyone for the "outpouring of love" for her husband after the family went public with his Parkinson's disease diagnosis. Sharon addressed Ozzy's health struggles earlier today (Tuesday, January 21) on her daytime TV talk show "The Talk". Speaking to her co-hosts Sheryl Underwood, Carrie Ann Inaba, Eve and Marie Osmond, she ...

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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN On NEIL PEART's Death: 'The Drumming Community Has Lost A True Diplomat For The Instrument'

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain has paid tribute to Neil Peart, calling the RUSH drummer "a true diplomat for the instrument, a wonderful human being, and a phenomenal player." McBrain made his comments to Eonmusic at last weekend's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California. Recalling his sole encounter with the iconic Canadian ...

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TOOL Announces March 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TOOL has added several shows to its 2020 U.S. tour schedule. Four dates have been announced for March: in Spokane, Washingston; Portland, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho. AUTHOR & PUNISHER is supporting TOOL on all gigs through February. The opening act for the new dates has not yet been announced. Tour dates: Jan. 21 ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'Back Better Than Ever' After Completing 'Tons' Of Chemotherapy And Radiation Treatments

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine went through "tons" of chemotherapy and radiation treatments in his battle with throat cancer before returning "better than ever," says his daughter. 21-year-old Electra Mustaine addressed her father's health issues just hours after MEGADETH played its first show since Dave's cancer diagnosis. Monday night's (January 20) concert in Helsinki, Finland marked ...

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Third Product Delivery In METALLICA-Inspired Collection From BILLABONG LAB Now Available

Billabong LAB has announced the latest product delivery in the Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 collection of menswear. Titled "Ride The Lightning", the new selection of surf trunks, t-shirts, longsleeves, fleece hoodies, corduroy jackets and special edition wetsuits features the rock band's iconic album artwork in a limited release. Hitting retailers and online channels globally today, ...

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CODE ORANGE Announces Spring 2020 U.S. Tour With SHOW ME THE BODY, JESUS PIECE, YEAR OF THE KNIFE And MACHINE GIRL

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE has announced details of a U.S. headline tour set to get underway this spring. The "Underneaththeskin_ Tour", which is set to kick off March 30 in Boston, Massachusetts, will feature special guests SHOW ME THE BODY, JESUS PIECE, YEAR OF THE KNIFE and MACHINE GIRL. Pre-sale tickets will be available today, ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces Spring/Summer 2020 Tour Dates With TESLA And LITA FORD; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Alice Cooper has added a number of shows to its previously announced tour with Lita Ford. Most of the newly announced dates will also feature TESLA, with BLUE ÖYSTER CULT joining the bill in Minnesota. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on Wednesday, January 22 at 10:00 a.m. local time and end on Thursday, January ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE MUSTAINE 'Found Some Closure' By Performing With METALLICA At 30th-Anniversary Concerts

Kirk Hammett says that METALLICA's relationship with Dave Mustaine "totally changed" after they performed together on several occasions during "Big Four" shows and at METALLICA's 30th-anniversary concerts in 2011. Mustaine was a member of METALLICA for less than two years, from 1981 to 1983, before being dismissed and replaced by Hammett. Mustaine went on to ...

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RAMMSTEIN Announces Summer/Fall 2020 North American Tour

This year will see the North American debut of the most extreme spectacle in live music, when RAMMSTEIN brings its full-scale stadium production to this continent for the first time ever. Rock and roll's most ambitious pyro-theatrical experience will be on display for a series of 10 open-air dates beginning August 20 at Parc Jean-Drapeau ...

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JUDAS PRIEST To Headline Orlando's REBEL ROCK FEST

In October, Rebel Rock Fest presented by Monster Energy, announced that LIMP BIZKIT, celebrating the 20th anniversary of its six-times-platinum-selling album "Chocolate Starfish And The Hotdog Flavored Water" was the first band named to headline the new hard rock music festival in Orlando. Today, organizers can yell out loud that legendary metal band, JUDAS PRIEST ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Slams Leading Democratic Presidential Hopefuls As 'Hypocrites'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has slammed several of the leading Democratic presidential hopefuls, saying that they are "hypocrites" who are doing their best to please African American voters. On Monday (January 20), Kottak took to his Twitter to write: "[Bernie] Sanders, [Elizabeth] Warren, [Joe] Biden, and all are hypocrites ...pandering ...

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BLUE ÖYSTER CULT: 'A Visual Biography' Due In May

Wymer Publishing has set a May 29 publication date for "Blue Öyster Cult: A Visual Biography" by Martin Popoff. If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish, limited-edition photographic book, look no further than BLUE ÖYSTER CULT. With their origins going back to the late sixties, by 1972 with the ...

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JOHN BAIZLEY Says New BARONESS Album 'Gold & Grey' Is 'All Soul, Atmosphere And Chaos'

Greece's "TV War" recently conducted an interview with frontman John Baizley of Savannah, Georgia rockers BARONESS. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On BARONESS's songwriting approach to their latest studio album, "Gold & Grey": John: "The way that we ended up working on that record was based ...

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ENSLAVED Films New Music Video In Iceland

Norwegian metal avant-gardists ENSLAVED filmed a new music video earlier this month at the South Coast of Iceland and Reykjanes. For the new clip, frontman Grutle Kjellson spent five days in Iceland with video producer Gaui H from Gaui H Pic, his production assistant Marita Joensen and the actors Striga and Kolbeinn. Kjellson stated: "Having ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On DAVE MUSTAINE's Return To Live Stage: 'All The Prayers Surely Worked'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has commented on the band's first show since frontman Dave Mustaine's throat cancer diagnosis. Monday night's (January 20) concert in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH marked MEGADETH's first live appearance in 15 months. Earlier today, Ellefson shared a picture of the Hartwell Arena show on ...

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Dead and Gone - STABBING WESTWARD

Illinois's STABBING WESTWARD was a mainstay on terrestrial rock radio at the turn of the century due to memorable hits like "Save Yourself". The industrial rockers were off everyone's radar for years before reuniting in 2016 for shows and tours. That period of rebirth has led to their first batch of newly recorded material in ...

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Thy Serpent Rise - VESSEL OF LIGHT

There are times in life, particularly when the world appears to be circling the cosmic plughole, that only a large, jolting dose of massive riffs and Satan will do. VESSEL OF LIGHT peddle a gloriously gritty and filth-ridden strain of oh-so-New-Jersey doom that exhibits a laudable disregard for straying from the left-hand path. If you ...

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