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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Says GUNS N' ROSES' 'Use Your Illusion II' Was His Gateway Into Heavy Metal

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella recently chatted with Daniel DeKay on the latest episode of "Defender Of The Riff" on the Knotfest Twitch channel. Venturella discussed his musical upbringing, starting with clarinet into piano and eventually progressing to classical guitar at age 11. It's around this time Vman discovered GUNS N' ROSES' "Use Your Illusion ...

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RACHEL BOLAN Says Producer NICK RASKULINECZ Has Brought SKID ROW Back To Band's Roots: 'I'm Very Excited About It'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches with Ryan Roxie" video podcast, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're fortunate enough to work with a producer named Nick Raskulinecz. And I'm ...

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Hear New KK'S PRIEST Song 'Brothers Of The Road'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter And Ex-Wife Discuss Overcoming Loss And Grief On Final Episode Of 'Mind Wide Open'

For the finale of the award winning and critically acclaimed IGTV series and podcast "Mind Wide Open", Lily Cornell Silver welcomes her mother, music manager Susan Silver, for a powerful and introspective talk about the relationship between a parent and child, the connection between addiction and mental health, anxiety, the benefits of therapy and their ...

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JOURNEY Announces Special Symphony Performance In Las Vegas

JOURNEY will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special symphony performance for one night only on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program, as well as Live Nation customers will have access to a presale running Wednesday, July 21 at 10 ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Headlining Tour

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have announced their first headlining shows in nearly two years. Punctuated by festival appearances at Rebel Rock (Orlando, Florida: September 23, 2021) and Aftershock festival (Sacramento, California: October 8, 2021), the eight-date headline run will see the band coming to cities including Atlanta, San Diego, and Los Angeles (full dates ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces 17th Studio Album, 'Senjutsu'

BMG will release IRON MAIDEN's 17th studio album, "Senjutsu", the band's first in six years, on September 3. It was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris. It was preceded on Thursday, July 15 by an already highly acclaimed animated video for the first single "The Writing On The ...

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Bassist LEXXI FOXX Quits STEEL PANTHER

Bassist Lexxi Foxx has left California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER. The band announced Foxx's departure in a tongue-in-cheek social media post earlier today (Saturday, July 17). STEEL PANTHER wrote: "The End of an Era "The great pandemic of 2020-2037 has affected all of us. For some though, it has opened doors of opportunity and ...

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INSOMNIUM Drops New Single 'The Antagonist', Announces 'Argent Moon' EP

Finnish melodic death metal pioneers INSOMNIUM have released a new single, "The Antagonist". The track, along with previously issued singles "The Conjurer" and "The Reticent", will appear on the band's upcoming EP, "Argent Moon", due on September 17 via Century Media Records. INSOMNIUM frontman Niilo Sevänen stated about the "Argent Moon" EP: "When the corona ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CINDERELLA Guitarist JEFF LABAR

Members of SCORPIONS, STRYPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, L.A. GUNS and SLAUGHTER are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio ...

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CINDERELLA On JEFF LABAR's Death: 'Heavy Hearts Cannot Begin To Describe The Feeling Of Losing Our Brother'

The surviving members of CINDERELLA have commented on the passing of the band's guitarist, Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Vocalist/guitarist Tom Keifer, bassist Eric Brittingham and drummer Fred Coury issued the following statement Wednesday night: "Heavy hearts ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN: VOLBEAT's Upcoming LP Is 'Definitely The Most Heavy Album That We've Ever Done'

VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke to the 94.9 The Rock Toronto radio station about the band's recently released songs "Wait A Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før". The two tracks, VOLBEAT's first new music since 2019's album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", were recorded while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic. Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums) ...

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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter Suit - VELVET INSANE

It is a known fact that the Swedes are exceptionally good at rock 'n' roll. They are also exceptionally good at death metal and crusty hardcore, amongst a huge number of other genres, but snake-hipped and resolutely cool-as-fuck rock 'n' roll is something of a specialty. VELVET INSANE adhere to every brilliant tradition that you ...

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VOLBEAT Drops Music Video For 'Wait A Minute My Girl'

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have shared their new music video for "Wait A Minute My Girl". The clip was directed by Sean Donnelly, founder of AWESOME+modest, with collages by Mengqing Yuan, and animation by Steve Yeung. AWESOME+modest is an animation studio based in Los Angeles, California that specializes in mixed media techniques. They most ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DAVID ELLEFSON's Parts On New MEGADETH Album Have Already Been Re-Recorded By Another Bassist

Dave Mustaine has confirmed that David Ellefson's long-completed bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album have been removed and re-recorded by another bassist prior to the record's release. Mustaine made the revelation while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Debut Live Version Of 'Tumble In The Rough' From 25th-Anniversary Deluxe Edition Of 'Tiny Music'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will celebrate the 25th anniversary of their 1996 LP "Tiny Music…Songs From the Vatican Gift Shop" by releasing a three-disc/one-LP deluxe edition. Due on July 23, it will feature a remastered version of the original album, alternate versions and mixes of several of the songs, and a complete concert taped at the ...

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Onward To Glory - DOMINATION CAMPAIGN

If your day job tends to favor the more-is-more approach, days off are probably best spent taking it easy. Not that PSYCROPTIC frontman Jason Peppiatt has taken the foot of the accelerator for one second with DOMINATION CAMPAIGN, his new project and a(nother) collaboration with PSYCROPTIC guitarist Joe Haley, here playing drums. We are still ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist SLASH Celebrates 15 Years Of Sobriety

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, July 4), Slash's longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges took to her Instagram to share a photo of the 55-year-old musician with the late punk-rock fashion icon Jimmy Webb, and she included the following message: "Baby, Congratulations on your 15 ...

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