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ROB HALFORD Dons JUDAS PRIEST Ugly Christmas Sweater For New 'Merry Christmas' Video Message

Rob Halford donned a JUDAS PRIEST ugly Christmas sweater as he shared a new "Merry Christmas" video message for his fans via Instagram. Check it out below. Rob captioned the video: "'Merry Christmas love and peace be with you' heavymetal #ink #christmas #love #family #friends #fans #one #world #peace #respect #all". Halford recently publicly revealed ...

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MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Weighs In On ASTROWORLD Festival Disaster: 'It's A Horrible, Horrible Tragedy'

MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor has described the recent Astroworld concert tragedy as "a horrible situation." Ten people, including a 9-year-old and two teenagers, died while many more were injured after a crowd surge during Travis Scott's performance at the Houston music festival. The rapper has since been critized for appearing to keep the show going ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: 40th-Anniversary Concerts Were An 'Otherworldly Experience'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has described the band's 40th-anniversary concerts as an "otherworldly experience." METALLICA's two 40th-anniversary shows, which were held in at San Francisco's Chase Center on December 17 and December 19, featured different setlists. They were part of METALLICA's "San Francisco Takeover", a four-day citywide celebration of the band's 40th anniversary that also ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Says 'There Was A Certain Feeling Of Confidence' Before First 40th-Anniversary Concert

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo discussed the band's two 40th-anniversary concerts, which were held in at San Francisco's Chase Center on December 17 and December 19, during a recent SiriusXM Mandatory Metallica and Liquid Metal live call-in roundtable, hosted by Jose Mangin, Steffan Chirazi and Spider Dan. Speaking about what it was like to go up ...

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AEROSMITH: 'On Tour: 1973-1985' Book Now Available

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the formation of the classic AEROSMITH lineup — Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Tom Hamilton and Joey Kramer — a new book, "Aerosmith On Tour: 1973-1985", exhaustively chronicles for the first time the band's career on the road, from early gigs in high school auditoriums and ratty clubs to ...

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SLAYER's 'Seasons In The Abyss' Gets Christmas Makeover By Members Of DREAM THEATER, PROTEST THE HERO, CRADLE OF FILTH

Members of HAKEN, DREAM THEATER, PROTEST THE HERO, CRADLE OF FILTH and INHUMAN CONDITION have ventured south of Lapland for a festive version of a SLAYER classic. "Seasons Greetings In The Abyss" combines the music of SLAYER's "Seasons In The Abyss" with sleigh bell celebration, with alternate lyrics penned by artist and illustrator Dan Goldsworthy ...

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ZZ TOP Sells Catalog For Reported $50 Million

Global music company BMG and global investment firm KKR today announced that they have acquired the entire music interests of American rock icons ZZ TOP. According to Variety, BMG paid a sum sources place at around $50 million. The transaction marks the latest significant music rights deal the two companies have ...

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METALLICA Plays Deep Cuts At Second 40th-Anniversary Show At San Francisco's Chase Center (Video)

METALLICA played the second of two shows celebrating its 40th anniversary last night (Sunday, December 19) at San Francisco, California's Chase Center. While in-person tickets were available exclusively to members of the group's Fifth Member fan club, METALLICA fans across the globe were able to view the performance live from home or on mobile via ...

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DE LA TIERRA Feat. SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: Third Album Recording Sessions Underway

Latin American metal supergroup DE LA TIERRA has entered Criteria Recording Studios in Miami, Florida to record its third album for a tentative early 2022 release. Photos and video footage from the recording sessions can be found below. DE LA TIERRA features Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.), Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex ...

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MACHINE HEAD's MATT ALSTON Shares 'Imperium' Drum Playthrough Video

Drum-cam footage of MACHINE HEAD drummer Matt Alston playing the song "Imperium" at his studio can be seen below. He wrote in a message accompanying the YouTube release of the video: "After a long time coming...I'm finally able to start recording play-throughs in my studio!! Songs are played/recorded in ONE continuous take. That means there ...

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Watch SHADOWS FALL Reunite For First Concert In Six Years

SHADOWS FALL, the Massachusetts metal band which was at the forefront of the New Wave of American Metal scene that dominated the '00s, reunited to play a one-off show last night (Saturday, December 18) at The Palladium in Worcester in their native Massachusetts. Also appearing on the bill were UNEARTH, DARKEST HOUR, WITHIN THE RUINS, ...

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METALLICA Plays Career-Spanning Set At First 40th-Anniversary Show At San Francisco's Chase Center (Video)

METALLICA played the first of two shows celebrating its 40th anniversary last night (Friday, December 17) at San Francisco, California's Chase Center. While in-person tickets were available exclusively to members of the group's Fifth Member fan club, METALLICA fans across the globe were able to view the performance live from home or on mobile via ...

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Watch MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN And JARED MACEACHERN Perform METALLICA Covers In Honor Of 40th Anniversary

MACHINE HEAD's Robb Flynn and Jared MacEachern held the latest "Electric Happy Hour" earlier today (Friday, December 17) during which they performed a "handful" of METALLICA covers — including "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Damage, Inc." and "No Remorse" — in honor of the legendary band's 40th anniversary. You can now watch the session below. ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Shares First Instagram Post In A Year

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has apparently returned to social media, just days after he was sued by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine in an effort to recover the millions of dollars the city spent to defend the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 attack. Earlier today (Friday, December 17), the official ICED ...

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