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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On Setlist For '50 Heavy Metal Years' Tour: 'The Reaction We're Getting Has Been Really Positive'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to Lana Morgan of the 102.9 The Hog radio station about the setlist for the band's first pandemic-era tour, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American trek, which kicked off on September 8 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. As was the case with their appearance at the ...

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Conquering - EMPLOYED TO SERVE

The decades-old relationship between hardcore and heavy metal hasn't always run smoothly. But while there are countless examples of bands that blurred the lines between the genres and ended up producing unforgivably awful music, there are also bands like the UK's EMPLOYED TO SERVE. The overall aesthetic and clunky band name are hardcore to the ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Drops New Single 'DiE4u'

BRING ME THE HORIZON continues the carefully executed next phase of its highly successful EP series with the launch of a new single titled "DiE4u". Recorded remotely during the pandemic with frontman Oli Sykes stuck in Brazil and keyboardist Jordan Fish in the U.K., "DiE4u" is part of the second phase of the "Post Human" ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Speaks Out Against 'Tyranny In The Schools' And 'In The Medical Business' (Video)

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has spoken out against "tyranny in the schools" and "in the medical business." The 60-year-old musician, who has attracted a fair amount of media attention over the years for his political thoughts, addressed what he feels is an unreasonable use of power during last night's (Wednesday, September 15) MEGADETH concert in Camden, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Announces 'New Wave Of British Heavy Metal' Special On SiriusXM's 'Mandatory Metallica'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has put together a special on the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal for Mandatory Metallica, a new limited-engagement SiriusXM radio channel with music and content curated by the band. Launched a little over two weeks ago, this new artist-branded channel coincides with the 30th anniversary of the release of METALLICA's ...

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IN FLAMES/Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Teams Up With JACKSON For Pro Series Signature Soloist Models

Jackson has announced the launch of The Jackson Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist, a collaboration between the brand and the renowned IN FLAMES heavy metal guitarist Chris Broderick encapsulating his personal take on the classic Soloist model. Created for guitar players seeking an instrument loaded with premium features, these all-new pro series signature models ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE Thanks 'Artists For Peace And Justice' For 'Lifetime Achievement Award'

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee was honored with a solo Lifetime Achievement Award on Saturday, September 11 at the Artists For Peace And Justice (APJ) gala in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Lee was recognized for his "commitment to philanthropy," including his support of brain cancer research, Toronto Food Bank, Alberta Floods, Doctors Without Borders, Grapes For Humanity, ...

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SLASH, OZZY OSBOURNE, NIKKI SIXX, ICE-T And Others Pay Tribute To DAVE MUSTAINE On His 60th Birthday (Video)

MEGADETH frontman Dave Mustaine celebrated his 60th birthday onstage on Monday, September 13 during the band's concert at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. After the audience sang "Happy Birthday" to the guitarist/vocalist, a five-minute video was played in which a number of other musicians shared their best wishes to Mustaine, including GUNS N' ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Guitarist: How 'The Pandemic Benefited Us'

Welsh metallers BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE will release their seventh, self-titled studio album on October 22 via Spinefarm/Search & Destroy. Frontman Matt Tuck began writing the album in September 2019 before the coronavirus pandemic brought things screeching to a halt in early 2020. But in June 2020, Tuck and longtime producer Carl Bown, who co-produced ...

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Watch DAVE GROHL Discuss His Upcoming 'The Storyteller' Book

Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, will publish "The Storyteller" by Grammy-winning musician, documentary filmmaker, and fledgling author Dave Grohl. Dey Street VP and editorial director Carrie Thornton negotiated the deal with WME. Grohl is managed by Silva Artist Management. The book will go on sale October 5 and ...

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SKILLET Releases 'Surviving The Game' Single, Announces 'Dominion' Album

Multi-platinum rockers SKILLET will release their new studio album, "Dominion", on January 14, 2022 via Atlantic. Their 11th studio project, it follows SKILLET's amazing track record of two RIAA certified multi-platinum albums, two gold albums, five RIAA certified multi-platinum singles, and four gold singles. Simultaneously unveiling the project's stunning cover art and track listing, "Dominion"'s ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Collaborates With GREG ANDERSON On THE LORD's 'We Who Walk In Light'

Composer and curator Greg Anderson (Southern Lord Recordings, SUNN O))), ENGINE KID, GOATSNAKE and more) has unveiled another new song as a part of his forthcoming explorative compositions and collaborations as THE LORD available on Bandcamp. "We Who Walk In Light" features ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall, who comments: "'We Who Walk In Light' ...

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Tangaroa - ALIEN WEAPONRY

Among the greatest frustrations for metal fans, during this whole pandemic shitshow, has been the abrupt thwarting of many a young band's upward ascent. ALIEN WEAPONRY have reason to feel more aggrieved than most, as the New Zealand trio's notoriety spread like wildfire following the release of their 2018 "Tu" debut album. Widely acclaimed as ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On New SLASH Album: 'It's Just A Matter Of Finding A Window To Release The Stuff'

In a new interview with Jonathan Clarke of New York's Q104.3 radio station, Myles Kennedy spoke about the upcoming album from SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS. The effort will be the follow-up to "Living The Dream", which came out in September 2018 via Slash's own label Snakepit Records, in partnership with Roadrunner Records. ...

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Fully Vaccinated Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY On His COVID-19 Battle: 'It Felt Like The Flu To Me'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney, who is fully vaccinated, has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. McGovney revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a tweet earlier today (Wednesday, September 15). He wrote: "This is day 3 of my COVID-19 journey. I feel much better today. Fully vaxxed people can still get ...

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