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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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BAD RELIGION And REFUSED Members Join Forces In FAKE NAMES: Debut Album Due In May

Punk rock supergroup FAKE NAMES — which includes Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN), and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) — will release its self-titled debut record on May 8 via Epitaph. FAKE NAMES was formed in early ...

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE To Undergo Surgery For Bilateral Inguinal Hernia; U.S. And European Tour Dates Canceled

All of WHITESNAKE's previously announced touring activities, including this summer's U.S. trek with SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE and NIGHT RANGER, have been canceled so that frontman David Coverdale can undergo surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. Coverdale announced the cancelations in a statement released via social media earlier today. He said: "Once again it breaks ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Thinks TRUMP Administration 'Has Been Doing A Good Job So Far Regarding COVID-19'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet has praised President Donald Trump's recent actions that serve to ramp up the federal government's response to the COVID-19 epidemic. "I personally think our leadership has been doing a good job so far regarding Covid-19," Sweet tweeted earlier today. "I also think it's important for all of us to stay positive & ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Urges People To Be 'Respectful,' 'Loving' And 'Compassionate' Amid Coronavirus Outbreak

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has urged everyone to be respectful, loving and compassionate as governments around the world struggle to contain the coronavirus pandemic. A Massachusetts resident, Sweet took to his Instagram earlier today (Saturday, March 13) to share a photo he apparently took at his local supermarket, and he included the following message: "I ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE To Guest On ABC's 'The Conners'

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne will guest as themselves on the March 17 episode of "The Conners". Titled "Beards, Thrupples And Robots", the episode sees Harris as the boss of Darlene after her mom, desperate for money, getting a job at Price Warehouse. Jackie decides to take her "thrupple" relationship with Ron and Janelle (guest stars ...

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LIVE NATION To Pause All Tours Due To Coronavirus

According to Billboard, America's largest concert promoter and venue operator Live Nation is instructing its touring shows to prepare to return home in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. All Live Nation tours are affected, both domestically and internationally, through the end of the month. Live Nation will reportedly re-evaluate ...

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SEVENDUST Bassist VINCE HORNSBY Joins Atlanta's THE CEO

Vince Hornsby, bassist for SEVENDUST, has joined the Atlanta, Georgia-based based band THE CEO while SEVENDUST prepares for a fall tour. THE CEO will release its debut album, "Redemption", in the spring. The disc was recorded and produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and Slash. THE CEO ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Signs With EDGEOUT RECORDS For ASHBA Solo Project

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has signed an exclusive deal with Edgeout Records/Universal Music Group/UMe for his new solo project, which will see him "featuring different singers from different genres on every song." Although Ashba initially started work on the project as a collaboration with with his SIXX:A.M. bandmate James ...

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BAD WOLVES Join Forces With GLOBAL RECOVERY INITIATIVES

"Sober", the current single from BAD WOLVES' critically acclaimed album "N.A.T.I.O.N.", is also the lead track from the soundtrack to Better Noise Films' "Sno Babies". The video, released today, features footage from the film and portrays the devastating impact of addiction on families and relationships, while remembering that recovery is possible for those who can ...

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