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MAYHEM FESTIVAL Teases 2020 Return

After a five-year hiatus, Mayhem Festival appears to be coming back in 2020. The touring festival hinted at its return earlier today (Monday, December 2) with an Instagram post of Rocky Balboa. An accompanying caption read: "don't call it a comeback. #mayhem2020" Following the SLAYER-headlined 2015 edition of Mayhem, co-founder John Reese declared that the ...

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Video Premiere: DREAM THEATER's 'At Wit's End'

DREAM THEATER, twice Grammy-nominated and millions-selling progressive music titans, have released the official music video for the song "At Wit's End", taken from the CD/Blu-ray edition of the band's latest album, "Distance Over Time". Released in February, "Distance Over Time" showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered them ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK's Message To Immigrants And Refugees: 'Fix Your S**thole Country First'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has a message for immigrants and refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S.: "fix your shithole country first" before placing an undue toll on American taxpayers. It's unclear what prompted the musician to lash out, but his comments came in a series of tweets touting America's ...

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DIRTY HONEY Bassist Says 'It's A Good Time For Rock'

Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently spoke with bassist Justin Smolian of emerging Los Angeles rockers DIRTY HONEY about the success they've had in 2019 as the only unsigned artist in Billboard's near four-decade history to hit No. 1 on the magazine's Mainstream Rock chart with their debut single, ...

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WEDNESDAY 13 Releases Cover Of GARY NUMAN's 'Films'

Wednesday 13 has debuted an previously unreleased cover of Gary Numan's song "Films", from Numan's debut solo album, "The Pleasure Principle", which just turned 40 this past September. The track is taken from the sessions for Wednesday 13's recent album, "Necrophaze", and features guest vocals from Calico Cooper (daughter of Alice Cooper). The unique take ...

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CLUTCH Releases Music Video For Cover Version Of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's 'Fortunate Son'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released a David Brodsky-directed video for their cover version of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's "Fortunate Son". The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS) and ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace", along with a reworked version of "Electric Worry", comprise a collection ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce New Bassist, Release Two New Songs

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have announced the addition of bassist Lonny Eagleton to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Ashley Purdy, who exited the group earlier in the month. Eagleton previously played with BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) on his recent solo tour. Eagleton said in a ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Cover Of BATHORY's 'Massacre'

SCOUR — the extreme metal unit featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, SUPERJOINT), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, ex-CATTLE DECAPITATION), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, MISERY INDEX) — will release its long-anticipated "Black" EP (the third in a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On The VAN HALEN Brothers: 'I Wish We Could Be Friends'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT, MONTROSE) discussed his career at length with the facility's artistic director, Scott Goldman. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On believing in himself during the early days of his career: Sammy: ...

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PISSING RAZORS: 'Left For Dead' Music Video

Texas metal outfit PISSING RAZORS has released its latest single and accompanying video, "Left For Dead". The track was mixed and mastered by Chris Collier (PRONG, KORN, WHITESNAKE) and is available on all digital platforms worldwide via Razor Records. The group is also currently putting finishing touches on its seventh full-length effort, "Eulogy Death March", ...

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