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Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

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AT THE GATES To Record New Album In November

Swedish melodic death metal pioneers AT THE GATES will enter the studio in early November to begin recording their next album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "To Drink From The Night Itself", which came out in May 2018 via Century Media. Earlier today, AT THE GATES posted a photo of drummer Adrian ...

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SCORPIONS Resume Work On New Album

Mikkey Dee has shared a couple of new video updates from the studio where SCORPIONS are working on their new album. The drummer and his bandmates have just regrouped to resume work on the effort, which is tentatively due in 2021. The short videos focus on what Mikkey calls a "fascinating microphone set-up" for his ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen': Teaser Video

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. A teaser for ELLEFSON's music video ...

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SLAYER's TOM ARAYA Shares 'Russian Disinformation' On HILLARY CLINTON That Was Rejected By Bipartisan Senate Panel

SLAYER frontman Tom Araya has shared a supposed Russian intelligence assessment declassified by the Director of National Intelligence John Ratcliffe that alleges Hillary Clinton devised a plan to tie President Donald Trump to Russian hacking during the 2016 election. The assessment was previously rejected by Democrats and Republicans on the Senate Intelligence Committee as having ...

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ATREYU Officially Parts Ways With Singer ALEX VARKATZAS

California metallers ATREYU have announced the departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The group's remaining members broke the news of Alex's official exit in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "We have been a band for over 20 years now. Lived our dreams together as friends and as brothers. We traveled the world doing ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Defends Himself Against Criticism From Bandmates

TRIXTER drummer Mark "Gus" Scott has defended himself against harsh comments made by his bandmates, insisting that he is only "concerned" about what is best for the TRIXTER brand. Both TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown and bassist P.J. Farley have been critical of Scott in recent interviews, with Steve saying that the drummer is on "the ...

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BLACK SABBATH Partners With DR. MARTENS On 50th-Anniversary Boots

Before there was metal, there was BLACK SABBATH. It's been 50 years since the band's groundbreaking debut album crash-landed on to the music scene and changed the course of rock history. British boot maker Dr. Martens's first collaboration with the "godfathers of heavy metal" celebrates "Black Sabbath" and "Paranoid"'s 50th anniversaries, and shine the spotlight ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Members Comment On BRANDI CARLILE Collaboration

For this year's "Record Store Day", the surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN teamed with singer Brandi Carlile to record new versions of "Black Hole Sun" and "Searching With My Good Eye Closed". The tribute to late SOUNDGARDEN vocalist Chris Cornell was released as a 12-inch on September 26, which is the second of three separate "Record ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY Completes Recording Second Solo Album

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy has completed recording his second solo album. He used the same team that worked on 2018's "Year Of The Tiger", including producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, engineer Jef Moll, as well as drummer Zia Uddin and bassist Tim Tournier. On Saturday (September 26), Myles posted an Instagram photo of him behind ...

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Former TRIVIUM Bassist BRENT YOUNG Dies

Former TRIVIUM bassist Brent Young, who played on the band's debut album, 2003's "Ember To Inferno", has died. The news of his passing was confirmed by TRIVIUM guitarist/vocalist Matt Heafy who wrote on Instagram: "We have just been given word on the passing of one of the early members of TRIVIUM, Brent Young. "Having had ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Talks About Having GEORGE LYNCH As His Father-In-Law: 'He Is A Lovely Guy'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about his decision to relocate to Nashville last year after spending several years living in Florida. "I was getting a bit bored with [Florida's] incessant heat and humidity," Richie said. "Now, I love Florida, but Christmas day was like a day in ...

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PANTERA-Branded Beer 'Might' Be Coming Soon

Philip Anselmo says that a PANTERA-branded beer "might" be announced soon. The singer hinted at the possible availability of the alcoholic beverage while commemorating the 17th anniversary of "The Best Of Pantera: Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!", a compilation featuring an audio CD of 15 previously released tracks and one previously unreleased ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Raise The Cain' Single On Wednesday

Guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen will release a new solo single, "Raise The Cain", on Wednesday, September 23. The track, which can be previewed below, features an as-yet-undisclosed "very special guest" on drums. Kotzen's 22nd solo album, "50 For 50", came out in February via his own custom label, Headroom-Inc. The three-disc collection is just what the ...

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ANTHRAX-Branded 'Stop Spreading The Disease' Hand Sanitizer Coming Soon

ANTHRAX has created its own hand sanitizer. The Stop Spreading The Disease hand sanitizer will be made available soon via Global Merchandising Services, which represents the worldwide merchandising rights for the band. The bottle features a variant of the cover artwork from ANTHRAX's second album, 1985's "Spreading The Disease". ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante broke the ...

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EXTREME's NUNO BETTENCOURT Pays Tribute To RUTH BADER GINSBURG

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has paid tribute to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who died on Friday (September 18) due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer. She was 87. On Sunday (September 20), Nuno took to his Instagram to write: "NOTORIOUS RBG "It is a sad day knowing we won't have you along with ...

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