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VINNY APPICE, GILBY CLARKE, STEVE LUKATHER, MARC BONILLA, Others To Perform At 'Change AB5' Event

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented music show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, and Independent Music Professionals United present "Change AB5", a night of music and unity to raise awareness surrounding the damaging effects of California's new AB5 law on California's music professionals. The event will be Tuesday, February 18 at the ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ALICE COOPER's Performance At FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of Alice Cooper's February 16 performance at the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert in Sydney can be seen below. The legendary rocker played a four-song set consisting of "Department of Youth", "I'm Eighteen", "Poison" and "School's Out" medleyed with PINK FLOYD's "Another Brick In The Wall". For the last track, Cooper ...

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Hear PEARL JAM's New Song 'Superblood Wolfmoon' By Pointing Your Cellphone At The Moon

Powster — an award-winning interactive creative studio/production company for over 150 movie distributors — has joined forces with Universal Music Group, Republic Records and multi-Grammy Award-winning band PEARL JAM join forces for the launch of the single "Superblood Wolfmoon", from the upcoming PEARL JAM album "Gigaton". Beginning February 13, through the single's release date on ...

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Watch TOMMY LEE Play A College Professor On 'The Goldbergs'

Tommy Lee, producer, author, drummer and founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, will make a special guest starring appearance on tonight's episode of the ABC-TV hit comedy "The Goldbergs". MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Home Sweet Home" is also the musical tribute for this episode. In the episode titled "Preventa Mode", Barry Goldberg (Troy Gentile) takes his attractive college ...

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New FOO FIGHTERS Album Is 'Finished,' Says DAVE GROHL

FOO FIGHTERS have completed work on their new studio album. The band's last full-length LP was 2017's "Concrete And Gold", which entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1. FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl spoke about the group's upcoming disc during appearance on "The Bill Simmons Podcast". He said (hear audio below): "We just ...

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NIGHT RANGER Signs New Record Deal: 'We're Going To Start Recording Ideas And Jamming Real Soon,' Says BRAD GILLIS

Prior to NIGHT RANGER's February 7 performance in Chicago, Illinois, guitarist Brad Gillis spoke with MusiciansChannel.com. The full conversation be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming tour with Sammy Hagar's THE CIRCLE and WHITESNAKE: Brad: "It's a reunion with everybody. Reb [Beach, WHITESNAKE ...

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Ballistic, Sadistic - ANNIHILATOR

Let's face it, ANNIHILATOR is Jeff Waters. The mainman, founding member, guitarist and vocalist of the Western Canadian thrashers has had a revolving door of members, and he has trudged through trends as well as the trials and tribulations that any long-running band endures. The band's apex had arguably come at its onset a whopping ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Is Recording New Album

Death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2017's "Torment" is due later this year via Metal Blade Records. SIX FEET UNDER revealed its recording activities in a social media post Thursday night (February 6). The band wrote: "Tracking for the new SFU album ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE To Guest Star On ABC's 'The Goldbergs'

Tommy Lee, producer, author, drummer and founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, will make a special guest starring appearance in an upcoming episode of the ABC-TV hit comedy "The Goldbergs" on Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Home Sweet Home" is also the musical tribute for this episode. In the episode titled "Preventa Mode", ...

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ANGEL And STARZ To Team Up For 'Spirit Of '76' Tour

After a successful run of tour dates in December in support of its first new album in decades, "Risen", seminal rock band ANGEL will now tour more extensively in the United States with the "Spirit Of '76" 2020 tour. Kicking off in April, the bill also features STARZ, the American metal band that served as ...

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BLACK SABBATH Announces 'Black Sabbath' 50th-Anniversary Album Listening Sessions 'In The Dark'

Thunderous metal bells are about to toll as BMG and Pitchblack Playback prepare to kick off the 50th-anniversary celebrations of the band who invented heavy metal. 1970: four guys from Birmingham, Ozzy Osbourne, Tony Iommi, Bill Ward and Geezer Butler released their debut self-titled album and single-handedly created what would become known forever as "heavy ...

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RATT: 'The Atlantic Years 1984-1990' Box Set Due In March

A CD box set containing the five albums RATT recorded for Atlantic Records will be released on March 27 via Cherry Red Records' HNE Recordings. The collection, titled "Ratt: The Atlantic Years 1984-1990", is housed in a clamshell and includes several single edits as bonus tracks. Taking inspiration from AEROSMITH and VAN HALEN, RATT originally ...

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Watch PSYCHOTIC WALTZ's Video For 'All The Bad Men'

U.S. progressive metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ return in full original lineup with their highly anticipated fifth studio album and first new music in 23 years. Titled "The God-Shaped Void", the upcoming album and InsideOut Music debut will be released on February 14. The official video for the disc's latest single, "All The Bad ...

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