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BRUCE DICKINSON: 1996 'Skunkworks' Rehearsal Recordings And Demos Posted Online

Former BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale has uploaded very rare demo and pre-recording rehearsal recordings of the sessions that resulted in the IRON MAIDEN singer's "Skunkworks" solo album. Taken from Chris's s exclusive private collection, tracks include an unreleased song called "Falling" and one unnamed tune, plus original early versions of tracks like "Inertia" (three ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's MATT CAMERON Teams Up With THE PRETTY RECKLESS's TAYLOR MOMSEN For Quarantine Version Of 'Halfway There'

SOUNDGARDEN drummer Matt Cameron has teamed up with THE PRETTY RECKLESS singer Taylor Momsen to record a cover version of SOUNDGARDEN's "Halfway There" as a tribute to Chris Cornell, who died three years ago. The accompanying video, shot in quarantine, features Cameron on guitar and Momsen on vocals. The song originally appeared on SOUNDGARDEN's 2012 ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Completed Recording New Album Just Before Stay-At-Home Order Went Into Effect

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have completed work on their new album. The follow-up to 2018's "Family Tree" is tentatively due before the end of the year via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. BLACK STONE CHERRY vocalist/guitarist Chris Robertson discussed the band's new disc during the latest episode of "Cherry Chat", also featuring SHINEDOWN. Speaking about ...

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Watch MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO's 'The Badlands' Video

Shred guitar pioneer Michael Angelo Batio will release his 12th studio album, "More Machine Than Man", on June 12 via Rat Pak Records. The all-instrumental follow-up to 2013's "Intermezzo" features 13 tracks and is "sure to resonate with past fans, as well as garner new fans along the way," according to a press release. From ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Live Music Experience Will 'Definitely' Change As Result Of COVID-19 Outbreak

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to FM94's "The Dark" about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. Asked if he thinks the live music experience is going to change after the COVID-19 outbreak has subsided, Ellefson said (hear audio below): "It's definitely gonna change, ...

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'KISS Kruise X' Postponed To October 2021

"Kiss Kruise X", which was scheduled to take place October 30 - November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl, has been officially postponed to October 2021. KISS frontman Paul Stanley announced the postponement in a video message earlier today. He said: "Hey, everybody. I hope you're staying safe and I hope you're staying sane. I have ...

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Palace For The Insane - SHRAPNEL

It is probably due to British thrash metal's failure to ever produce a world-beating band that SHRAPNEL have yet to truly register on the global radar. In terms of quality, you may find it hard to fault anything the band have released to date: both 2014's "The Virus Conspires" and 2017's "Raised On Decay" were ...

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Listen To New THE GHOST INSIDE Song 'Pressure Point'

THE GHOST INSIDE has unveiled a new track from its forthcoming self-titled record, due out June 5 via Epitaph. "Pressure Point" is about the types of exploitative acquaintances who are quick to make someone else's tragedy about themselves. "Almost all THE GHOST INSIDE songs take the listener on a journey from dark to light or ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'The Conjuring' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "The Conjuring", which originally appeared on the band's 1986 album "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?", can be seen below. MEGADETH played "The Conjuring" live for the first time since 2001 in June 2018 at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic, where the band ...

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TRAPT To Release 'Shadow Work' Album In June

American rockers TRAPT will release their new album, "Shadow Work", on June 19 via The Label Group/INgrooves. The band will drop two new singles, "Make It Out Alive" and "Tell Me How You Really Feel", on May 15 and a third single, "Far Enough Away", on May 22. The first three singles will be instant-gratification ...

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Take A Video Tour Of MATT SORUM's DRAC STUDIOS

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum recently gave a video tour of his Drac Studios to Brazil's "Dois Da Tarde" radio show. Check it out below. Nestled in the middle of world-famous Hollywood, California, Drac Studios provides a discreet, inspiring and comfortable location while being within minutes of everything Los Angeles has to offer. ...

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