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WHITESNAKE Announces New Bassist TANYA O'CALLAGHAN

WHITESNAKE has announced the addition of bassist Tanya O'Callaghan to the group's ranks. Tanya joins the David Coverdale-fronted outfit as the replacement for longtime bassist Michael Devin whose departure was revealed over the weekend. Coverdale said in a statement: "Well, well, well…ladies & gentlemen…boys & girls…we are very proud to announce & to introduce you ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS 2022: DEFTONES, DREAM THEATER, GOJIRA, MASTODON Among 'Best Metal Performance' Nominees

DEFTONES, DREAM THEATER, GOJIRA, MASTODON and ROB ZOMBIE have been announced as the "Best Metal Performance" nominees at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 31, 2022, at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California. "Best Metal Performance" nominees: * "Genesis" - DEFTONES * "The Alien" - ...

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Doom Crew Inc. - BLACK LABEL SOCIETY

Whether you attribute it to a rush of confidence or simply the turning of the tides, Zakk Wylde has been on excellent form in recent times. Both 2016's gorgeous solo joint "Book Of Shadows II" and BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's 2018 full-length "Grimmest Hits" hinted at another oncoming peak of creativity for the legendary guitarist, and ...

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EXODUS: 'Persona Non Grata' Guitar Book Coming In December

SubLevel Records has announced the brand new EXODUS "Persona Non Grata" guitar book, featuring guitar tab and notation for all 12 killer songs from the new EXODUS album. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN guitarist — and occasional EXODUS touring member — Kragen Lum and Ernie Ball's Match ...

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KISS: 'Destroyer' Deluxe Pop! Album From FUNKO Coming Soon

Funko is celebrating hard rock music and the 45th anniversary of the release of KISS's "Destroyer" with an exclusive Deluxe Pop! Album. Never forget the iconic album by collecting this Deluxe Pop! Album "Destroyer", which features each of the KISS bandmembers as Pop! figures and the album cover art packaged together in a protective hardcase ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Rails Against Los Angeles's Vaccine Mandate: 'Self-Imposed Tyranny And Mental Slavery Is Rampant'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has blasted Los Angeles's vaccine mandate, saying it's akin to "self-imposed tyranny and mental slavery." Angelenos visiting restaurants, movie theaters, malls, salons and several other venues in Los Angeles have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative virus test to enter. SafePassLA ordinance is one of ...

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GHOST Announces Spring 2022 European Headlining Tour

GHOST will embark on a massive European headlining tour in April 2022. "Imperatour" will kick off on April 9 in Manchester, U.K. and conclude on May 18 in Budapest, Hungary. Support on all shows will come from UNCLE ACID AND THE DEADBEATS and TWINTEMPLE. "Imperatour" 2022 European dates: Apr. 09 - Manchester, Arena, UK Apr. ...

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The Dregs Of Hades - LOCK UP

LOCK UP is a union of extreme music luminaries who have converged to create a musical beast that's both reflective of the individual members' main bands and meaningful enough to have its own distinct identity. It has been four years since the supergroup's last studio album, "Demonization", and the band's lineup has endured some shakeups ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'Vaccine Mandates Are Much More About Tyranny Than They Are Actually Keeping People Safe'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has once again railed against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying they are "much more about tyranny than they are actually keeping people safe." The 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, discussed his views on the COVID-19 vaccines during an ...

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DEEP PURPLE Releases Music Video For Cover Of HUEY 'PIANO' SMITH's 'Rockin' Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu'

DEEP PURPLE's next studio effort will be an album of covers titled "Turning To Crime". Due on November 26 via earMUSIC, the LP will contain DEEP PURPLE's versions of great rock classics and musical jewels — including songs originally recorded by Bob Dylan, FLEETWOOD MAC, Bob Seger, CREAM and THE YARDBIRDS — carefully chosen by ...

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Ascension Codes - CYNIC

The events that have occurred between the release of 2014's "Kindly Bent to Free Us" and CYNIC's 2021's album, "Ascension Codes", could warrant a several-hundred-page band biography without regard for the band's prior history. The acrimonious split in 2015 between founding members Paul Masvidal (vocals/guitars) and Sean Reinert (drums/keyboards), the eventual agreement in 2017 that ...

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STEVE RILEY Claims PHIL LEWIS And TRACII GUNS 'Do Not Like Each Other', Says Their Musical Reunion Has 'Stalled'

Former L.A. GUNS drummer Steve Riley has blasted Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, saying the singer and the guitarist "don't like each other" and insisting that the musical reunion between the pair has already "stalled." Guns and Lewis began working on new music together again in 2016 after playing periodic dates together — billed as ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Brings New Exhibition Online

Serj Tankian, the Grammy Award-winning SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, musician, activist and painter, has brought his latest art exhibition, "Not For Touching – The Intangible Composition", online with a unique mix of the virtual and terrestrial via a collection of animated NFTs and archival giclée prints. Presented by CurioNFT, the 21 pieces will be ...

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STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Kicks Off U.K. Headlining Tour (Video)

BRITISH LION, the side project of IRON MAIDEN bassist and founder Steve Harris, kicked off its U.K. headlining tour on November 18 in Hornchurch. The first behind-the-scenes video from the trek, which was uploaded to BRITISH LION's YouTube channel, can be seen below. Remaining BRITISH LION U.K. tour dates: Nov. 22 - Bristol, The Fleece ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN And CHAD SMITH Perform At 'Songs Of Hope Live' Benefit Concert In Seattle (Video)

Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES) and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) joined singer Shaina Shepherd to perform a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" during Seattle-area non-profit SMASH's (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) fourth annual benefit event "Songs Of Hope Live" on Saturday, November 20 at The Moore Theatre. Duff ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON, CINDERELLA's JEFF LABAR Featured In ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME's 2021 'In Memoriam' Segment

Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Jeff LaBar (CINDERELLA), Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Dusty Hill (ZZ TOP), Robby Steinhardt (KANSAS), Alan Lancaster (STATUS QUO), John Lawton (URIAH HEEP) and Ken Hensley (URIAH HEEP) are among the musicians who were included in the "In Memoriam" segment the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The event, which was ...

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