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ALEXI LAIHO's Bandmate DANIEL FREYBERG: 'You Were A Legend Who Created Magic And Raised The Bar To The Next Level'

Alexi Laiho's CHILDREN OF BODOM and BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT bandmate Daniel Freyberg has paid tribute to the late guitarist/vocalist, calling him "a legend who created magic and raised the bar to the next level." Freyberg, who played with NAILDOWN and NORTHER before joining CHILDREN OF BODOM in 2016, took to his Instagram earlier today (Monday, ...

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PAPA ROACH: The Story Of 'Last Resort' Told By VICE (Video)

"Last Resort" by PAPA ROACH was a surprise hit given the song's raw and vivid portrayal of mental health and suicide. And although lead singer Jacoby Shaddix wrote "Last Resort" about his friend's struggle, the track took on new personal relevance for Jacoby years later when he was battling his own demons. In the 27-minute ...

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METALLICA Hits 1.1 Billion In 2020 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed 1.1 billion times on Spotify in 2020. This marks the second year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period. The heavy metal legends' social media revealed their latest streaming feat on Wednesday (December 30), adding ...

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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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GODSMACK's SHANNON LARKIN Won't Publicly Discuss His Political Views: 'I Feel I'm An Entertainer, Man'

In a recent inteviw with Ghost Cult magazine, GODSMACK's Shannon Larkin discussed his reluctance to publicly air his political views. Speaking about the recent U.S. presidential election and how it relates to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the drummer said: "I really felt that whoever won [the election], it's all gonna come soon, and the country's ...

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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Dead At 75

Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, has died at the age of 75. Leslie's brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician's passing to Rolling Stone. West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday (December 21) and was rushed to a hospital, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Releases Lyric Video For 'Silent Night'

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT has released the official lyric video for "Silent Night", taken from the band's "Here We Come A-Caroling" EP. The four-song effort arrived on December 4 via earMUSIC, the global independent rock and contemporary music label of Edel Germany GmbH. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT was founded in 1997 by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night to stage ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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Scourge Upon Humanity - PILLORY

Not just a current member of both DEEDS OF FLESH and GORATORY, Darren Cesca might not be a household name, but his contribution to modern death metal is unquestionable. This is only Cesca's third album under the PILLORY name, arriving six years after the widely acclaimed (in underground circles, at least) "Evolutionary Miscarriage" and a ...

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KORPIKLAANI Drops 'Sanaton Maa' Music Video

Finnish folk metallers KORPIKLAANI will release their new studio album, "Jylhä", on February 5, 2021 via Nuclear Blast Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Sanaton Maa", can be seen below. The darkly atmospheric and folklore-laden music video features actor Yrjänä Ermala in a lead role. Accordion player Sami Perttula comments: "'Sanaton ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Releases 'Someone To Love' Quarantine Video

The official "quarantine" music video for the song "Someone To Love" from veteran hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto can be seen below. The track is taken his new album, "Wide Awake (In My Dreamland)", which was released on November 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. Produced by and written with Alessandro Del Vecchio, the release ...

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DEMON HUNTER's RYAN CLARK And Brother DON CLARK Announce Album Artwork Livestream Event For New Book

Ryan Clark of DEMON HUNTER and Don Clark, the brothers behind the accomplished design company Invisible Creature, will host a livestream event this Friday, December 18 in celebration of their new book, "Face The Music: Twenty Years Of Album Art", The multi-camera live event will see them sift through numerous albums to uncover the stories ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN And Wife LAUREN MONROE Announce 'Big Love Benefit Concert' Global Streaming Event

At a time in which the music industry is reeling from the loss of touring and live performance, leaving career musicians and music industry workers to struggle through this crisis while facing unprecedented loss of work, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen and his wife, singer-songwriter Lauren Monroe, will host a virtual benefit concert, with all ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Ex-Wife SAMANTHA Releases Memoir, Three Years After LINKIN PARK Singer's Death

Chester Bennington's ex-wife, Samantha Bennington, released her inaugural book, "Falling Love Notes: Memories From A Rock Star Wife", last month through Around The Way Publishing. The book offers readers a refreshingly candid perspective into the personality of a woman who doesn't know the word "no." This brave missive, written by the first wife of the ...

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