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SONS OF APOLLO Members Discuss New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

A new four-minute video in which the members of SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — discuss their new single, "Goodbye Divinity", ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY Celebrates 14th Wedding Anniversary

Paul Stanley has credited his wife with helping him find his "key to a life filled with gifts" he "never imagined." The KISS frontman, who is a proud family man to four children, made the comments while celebrating his 14th wedding anniversary with Erin Sutton. Earlier today, Paul tweeted: "Fourteen Years Ago Today I married ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO: 'Rise' Album Due In January

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), will release its third full-length studio album, "Rise", on January 24, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with the first two well-received albums, REVOLUTION SAINTS are bringing back the classic melodic ...

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TESLA Announces First 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TESLA has announced several new concerts in early 2020. After performing on the Monsters Of Rock cruise in early February, the California rockers will kick off a run of dates on February 14 in Pensacola, Florida and wrap things up on February 26 in Houston, Texas. They will also play three dates in late April. ...

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Watch JIM MARTIN And ROBERT TRUJILLO Perform FAITH NO MORE's 'We Care A Lot' With INFECTIOUS GROOVES

INFECTIOUS GROOVES performed a cover version of the FAITH NO MORE classic "We Care A Lot" during the band's appearance at this weekend's Sick Bastards Social Fest in Brazil. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. INFECTIOUS GROOVES' reunited lineup on Sunday, November 17 at Espaço das Américas in São Paulo included ...

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Legendary Guitarist JOHN SYKES Splits With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS Without Releasing Long-Awaited New Album

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has parted ways with Golden Robot Records without releasing a single record through the label. Sykes's partnership with the Australian company was first announced in January. At the time, John promised that his his first album in 19 years would ...

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KISS To Play Concert For Great White Sharks Without PAUL STANLEY

KISS's previously announced concert for great white sharks will go ahead without the band's frontman, Paul Stanley. Although KISS has canceled its Australian farewell tour after Stanley was diagnosed with a bad case of the flu, the legendary rockers will still perform under the sea for great white sharks and eight fans separated from them ...

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DETHKLOK Plays First Show In Five Years: Setlist, Video

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", performed this past Friday (November 15) as part of the Adult Swim Festival at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show marked DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. DETHKLOK played a 19-song set ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH: 'F**k Guns' And 'F**k The NRA'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed lawmakers for failing to enact tougher guns laws after a teenager shot five fellow students in a killing rampage at a Southern California high school. Nathaniel Tennosuke Berhow pulled a gun from his backpack Thursday at Saugus High School in the Los Angeles suburb of Santa Clarita, shot five ...

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METALLICA Bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO, Ex-FAITH NO MORE Guitarist JIM MARTIN To Perform With INFECTIOUS GROOVES This Weekend

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and ex-FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin will be part of INFECTIOUS GROOVES' reunited lineup when the band performs at this weekend's Sick Bastards Social Fest in Brazil. The festival, which is being curated by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and INFECTIOUS GROOVES frontman Mike Muir, celebrates 34 years of the Brazilian radio station ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Photographed At Spinal Neurosurgeon's Office

Eddie Van Halen was recently photographed with Dr. Todd Lanman in Beverly Hills, California. Lanman, one of the world's chief spinal neurosurgeons, shared the picture on social media on October 25, writing in an accompanying caption: "Great seeing ‪Eddie Van Halen‬ in my office yesterday. #movementislife #EddieVanHalen #VanHalen #Spine #SpineHealth" Lanman, who did not disclose ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Part Ways With Bassist ASHLEY PURDY

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have split with bassist Ashley Purdy. The band broke the news of Purdy's departure via a statement posted on its social media channels. "BLACK VEIL BRIDES and Ashley Purdy have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We have enjoyed a wonderful run together and both parties wish one another continued ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Release Music Video For New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

"Goodbye Divinity", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is ...

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DOWN Confirms Another 'NOLA' 25th-Anniversary Show

DOWN has confirmed that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic debut album, "NOLA", by making a number of special live appearances next year. In addition to performing at the 2020 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium, DOWN has just announced that ...

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Listen To New SUICIDE SILENCE Songs 'Meltdown' And 'Love Me To Death'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE will release their sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed by Josh Wilbur (TRIVIUM, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT) mastered ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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DOWN Confirms First Show Of 2020

DOWN has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium. The announcement of DOWN's participation in the event comes less than a month after singer Philip Anselmo revealed that DOWN was planning to reunite in 2020 for ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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Orificial Purge - VASTUM

The Bay Area metal scene gets the love that it deserves for its part in anchoring the 1980's U.S. thrash metal scene. It is where METALLICA found its voice, as well as propagating discussions of "The NEXT Four", which often include some combination of the area's heavyweights TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, and/or EXODUS. That region of ...

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