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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says METALLICA's 'The Thing That Should Not Be' Has Been 'A Huge Inspiration' For Him For Over 30 Years

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's "Black Album" and the upcoming "The Metallica Blacklist" 53-song covers album, GHOST, Juanes and RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have curated exclusive Apple Music playlists showcasing their love for METALLICA as well as tracks from other beloved rock icons. GHOST frontghoul Tobias Forge includes METALLICA's "The Thing That Should ...

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Atavistic Black Disorder / Kommando - MAYHEM

The legendary Norwegian black metal act MAYHEM was in the rhythm of its global touring schedule for their sixth full-length, "Daemon", when the ravaging pandemic struck and brought the entire earth to a standstill. Fortunately, because drummer Hellhammer recorded the songs for that album quicker than planned, the band had some extra studio time which ...

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Former URIAH HEEP Singer JOHN LAWTON Dead At 74

Former URIAH HEEP singer John Lawton has died at the age of 74. Lawton was URIAH HEEP's frontman from 1976 to 1979, appearing on three of the band's studio albums: "Firefly" (1977), "Innocent Victim" (1977) and "Fallen Angel" (1978) Earlier today, URIAH HEEP issued the following statement: "It is with deep regret that we share ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL Honored As Kentucky Colonel

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began ...

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Longtime QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist PARKER LUNDGREN Quits Band To Focus On 'Other Business Ventures'

Longtime QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Parker Lundgren has left the band to focus on "other business ventures." The 34-year-old musician, a former member of original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate's solo group who was also briefly married to Geoff's stepdaughter Miranda, announced his departure from QUEENSRŸCHE in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "For several years, ...

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ALEX LIFESON Says 'There's No Way RUSH Will Ever Exist Again', Believes Band's Final Tour 'Couldn't Have Been Better'

During a June 30 appearance on SiriuxXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Alex Lifeson discussed the possibility of playing with his longtime RUSH bandmate Geddy Lee again in some capacity. The two haven't performed together since the completion of RUSH's final tour, "R40", which commemorated the 40th anniversary of drummer Neil Peart joining the band. ...

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U.D.O. To Release 'Game Over' Album In October

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album "Game Over", on October 22 via AFM Records. Not one for embellishment. Dirkschneider strikes a sour note on "Game Over". If mankind does not rethink several aspects, it may have fatal consequences. For example, "Kids And Guns" is about the ...

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FRANK MARINO Announces 'Immediate Retirement From Touring' Due To 'Debilitating Medical Condition'

Frank Marino, the legendary Canadian guitarist and leader of the band MAHOGANY RUSH, has announced his retirement from touring after developing an "unexpected and debilitating" medical condition. The 66-year-old musician has not revealed any specific details about the condition, but said that it has made it "impossible" for him to play shows. In a statement ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says DAVID LEE ROTH's Voice 'Hasn't Aged Well', Believes ROTH Is 'Not Honest About His Image And His Performance'

Sammy Hagar has blasted David Lee Roth, saying his voice "hasn't aged well" and describing the original VAN HALEN singer's onstage persona as "totally bullshit." Hagar replaced Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — "5150", "OU812", "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance" — all of which topped ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Announces Fall 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Sammy Hagar has announced a fall 2021 Las Vegas residency. The shows — dubbed "Sammy Hagar and Friends" — will take place at the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod (formerly known as the Stratosphere) and will feature The Red Rocker collaborating with a rotating circle of his legendary friends starting with shows on Friday, October ...

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Ex-SKID ROW Singer JOHNNY SOLINGER Dead At 55

Former SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger has died at the age of 55. His passing comes a little over a month after he announced he was suffering from liver failure. Earlier today, SKID ROW issued the following statement via social media: "We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts ...

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RAMMSTEIN's TILL LINDEMANN Releases 'I Hate Kids' Short Movie

RAMMSTEIN singer Till Lindemann has released a short movie titled "Ich Hasse Kinder" (English translation: "I Hate Kids"). The film, which was directed by Serghey Grey and produced by Lindemann and Anar Reiband, can be seen below. The "Ich Hasse Kinder" short movie arrives a month after the release of Till's single of the same ...

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Former VOIVOD Frontman ERIC FORREST's E-FORCE To Release 'Mindbender' Album

Mighty Music has announced the signing of E-FORCE, the band led by ex-VOIVOD vocalist/bassist Eric Forrest. The first release under this partnership will be E-FORCE's fifth studio album, "Mindbender", to be released on November 19. Forrest comments: "Very proud to announce the fact that the new E-FORCE 'Mindbender' release will be a collaboration/cooperation with Mighty ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has announced new "CMFTour" summer 2021 tour dates. The new headline run will kick off on August 6 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, on all dates. Pre-sale tickets are available starting ...

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