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Power Up - AC/DC

Whether it's due to a deliberate effort to remain relevant or driven by legitimate creative impulse, numerous established, decades-old artists cull from the more popular side of contemporary music. No one should be surprised about the approach that AC/DC has taken on its latest album: "Power Up". While the sound is encapsulated within a decidedly ...

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TED NUGENT Calls Democrats 'Brain-Dead Zombies': 'They're The Only Dumb Ones Out There'

During an appearance on the "Joe Pags Show", outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent reflected on President-elect Joe Biden's win in the race for the White House, saying that only "brain-dead zombies" would vote for someone like the new commander-in-chief. Nugent, an avid Donald Trump supporter, said (see video below): "We have heard often repeated the ...

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MR. BUNGLE Releases Music Video For 'Sudden Death'

MR. BUNGLE, which recently released its first album in over two decades, "The Raging Wrath of the Easter Bunny Demo", has partnered with acclaimed director Derek Cianfrance ("The Place Beyond The Pines", "Blue Valentine") for the band's "Sudden Death" video. The clip debuted this morning via Movieweb and can now be seen below. Cianfrance said: ...

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KENNY ARONOFF Joins LATIN PERCUSSION Family

Latin Percussion (LP) has announced that Kenny Aronoff has joined its percussive family. One of the most influential session and live drummers in the world, Kenny has worked with a list of artists that reads like a who's who of rock royalty: THE ROLLING STONES, Bruce Springsteen, Paul McCartney, Sting, Elton John, Eric Clapton, Mellencamp, ...

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Epitaph - PYRAMAZE

Increasingly regarded as leading lights in a still-flourishing prog metal world, PYRAMAZE haven't taken the easiest route to prominence, with persistent line-up issues seeming to slow their well-deserved ascent. By this point, no such problems exist. The arrival of vocalist Terje Harøy for 2015's "Disciples Of The Sun" seemed to lift every aspect of the ...

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JAY WEINBERG Reflects On His First Official SLIPKNOT Drum Set

Jay Weinberg has reflected on his first official SLIPKNOT touring drum kit, created six years ago by SJC Custom Drums, the Dudley, Massachusetts company started by brothers Scott and Mike Ciprari. Weinberg took to his Instagram earlier today to share a few photos of his pre-SLIPKNOT drum set, as well as what became his SLIPKNOT ...

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Original LYNCH MOB Bassist ANTHONY ESPOSITO Says 'Reimagined' Version Of 'Wicked Sensation' Is A 'Joke'

Original LYNCH MOB bassist Anthony Esposito has slammed the recently released "reimagined" version of the band's debut album as "a joke." Issued in late August via Rat Pak Records, "Wicked Sensation Reimagined" is a reworked and re-recorded version of the original LP, featuring a more soulful, funkified take on LYNCH MOB's bluesy hard rock songs. ...

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TED NUGENT Reacts To JOE BIDEN's Victory Over DONALD TRUMP: 'The Devils Are About To Take Control Of America'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has reacted to the news that Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, saying "the devils are about to take control of America." Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing the 270 needed to win the White House and defeat President ...

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KILLER BE KILLED Featuring CAVALERA, PUCIATO, SANDERS: Listen To New Single 'Inner Calm From Outer Storms'

KILLER BE KILLED will release its sophomore album, "Reluctant Hero", on November 20 via Nuclear Blast. The third single from the LP, "Inner Calm From Outer Storms", can be streamed below. The supergroup, which is comprised of Max Cavalera (SOULFLY, ex-SEPULTURA), Troy Sanders (MASTODON) Greg Puciato (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN), and drummer Ben Koller (CONVERGE, ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Releases First New Music In 15 Years

It's been 15 years since the Grammy-winning, multi-platinum-selling SYSTEM OF A DOWN, one of the most beloved rock bands in the world, released new music. For years, fans and press speculated about this, and of late, the rumor mill has gone into overdrive hypothesizing when the band might return to the studio. Today, motivated by ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Questions Integrity Of Voting Process: ''American Idol''s Voting Is Fairer Than What's Going On'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has questioned the integrity of the voting process in the U.S. presidential election, saying "'American Idol''s voting is fairer than what's going on." Owens, who frequently "likes" tweets that support President Donald Trump's policies and that are derogatory to Democrats, took to the social media platform on Wednesday ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's SCOTT TRAVIS Pokes Fun At Man Who Interrupted Nevada Election Update, Screaming BIDEN Is 'Stealing The Election'

JUDAS PRIEST drummer Scott Travis has poked fun at a man who interrupted a live on-air election update from Nevada's Clark County on Wednesday, screaming that Democratic nominee Joe Biden is "stealing the election." In a video that went viral on social media, the man appeared behind Registrar of Voters Joe Gloria as the official ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Would Rejoin JOURNEY 'In A Heartbeat'

Deen Castronovo says that he would have rejoined JOURNEY "in a heartbeat" if he had been asked to come back to the band. Castronovo's 17-year tenure with JOURNEY ended in 2015 when the group fired him after his arrest for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée (including physical abuse, coercion, and unlawful use ...

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ALICE COOPER Releases 'Fact Video' For 'Elected'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper has released a "fact video" for his classic song "Elected". The Godfather of Shock Rock recently produced a new "campaign" video for "Elected". The clip takes a lighthearted look at the process and positions Cooper as the best presidential candidate. Running on the Wild Party ticket, Cooper's campaign platform speaks volumes: ...

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Man Who Burned Churches In Effort To Raise His Profile As 'Black Metal' Musician Sentenced To 25 Years

A 23-year-old black metal fan was sentenced Monday (November 2) in the Western District of Louisiana to 300 months imprisonment followed by three years of supervised release for intentionally setting fire to three African-American Baptist churches because of the religious character of those buildings. Holden Matthews was also ordered to pay restitution of $590,246 to ...

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