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LOUDNESS To Release 'Live In Tokyo' 2CD+DVD In May

Japanese metallers LOUDNESS will release a new 2CD+DVD, "Live In Tokyo", on May 17 via earMUSIC. A performance video for the song "Soul On Fire", taken from "Live In Tokyo", can be seen below. LOUDNESS has dominated the worldwide heavy metal scene ever since its birth in 1981 with classic albums like "Thunder In The ...

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GODSMACK Stopped Playing To A Click Track After Two Shows: 'We Felt Like A Bunch Of Robots,' Says SHANNON LARKIN

Shannon Larkin has admitted that GODSMACK started playing to a click track during its concerts last year, only to abandon the idea after two shows. According to the drummer, he and his bandmates have "always resisted" the prospect of relying on pre-recorded tracks, especially after years of touring with acts who built their performances on ...

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ABBATH To Release 'Outstrider' Album In July

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will release its second album, "Outstrider", on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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Listen To DUFF MCKAGAN's New Solo Single, 'Tenderness'

Duff McKagan has released "Tenderness", the first single from the GUNS N' ROSES bassist's upcoming solo album. "The real point of this record, and the lyrics for 'Tenderness', is not for me to be some damn politician or some other voice to add to what is already way too much noise," McKagan said in a ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Defends KISS Over 'Lip-Sync' Accusations

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has defended KISS against claims that the band is using pre-recorded tracks during its farewell tour. Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched last month, there has been persistent online chatter about frontman Paul Stanley allegedly singing to a backing tape. The speculation stemmed from the fact ...

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Video Premiere: ANGRA's 'Magic Mirror'

"Magic Mirror", the new video from Brazilian/Italian metallers ANGRA, can be seen below. Inspired by the acidity of guitarist Rafael Bittencourt's questioning lyrics, director Pedro Jorge worked on the screenplay for "Magic Mirror" and portrayed its topic with subtlety and poetry. The clip includes the presence of Jaqueline Oliveira and Jéssica Batista, two professional fighters ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album: 'It's Not A Rock Record'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan says that his upcoming solo album will consist of "observational songs" that find him "pointing out out some things" that he has noticed over the course of the last few years of touring. McKagan began recording the album back in March 2018 with producer Shooter Jennings. The two worked ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Praises Producer GREG FIDELMAN, Bashes RICK RUBIN Ahead Of New Album Recording Sessions

Corey Taylor has confirmed that he will spend the next couple of months at a Los Angeles studio recording the new SLIPKNOT album for a tentative summer release. The band is once again collaborating with producer Greg Fidelman who engineered and mixed SLIPKNOT's 2004 album "Vol. 3: (The Subliminal Verses)" and helmed the group's last ...

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WOODSTOCK Co-Founder Announces 50th-Anniversary Concert On Same Weekend As Bethel Woods Tribute

Woodstock 1969's co-producer and co-founder Michael Lang announced today the return of the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Fair for its official 50th-anniversary celebration. Woodstock 1969 was billed as "three days of peace and music," and 50 years later, Woodstock 50 will give generations of fans the opportunity to join together in the festival's foundational ...

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Listen To New MILLENCOLIN Song 'Nothing'

"Nothing", a new song from the Swedish skate-punk band MILLENCOLIN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the group's ninth studio album, "SOS", which will be released on February 15 via Epitaph. The follow-up to 2015's "True Brew" was recorded at the group's own Soundlab Studios in Örebro, Sweden and was mixed by ...

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JOAN JETT: Why THE RUNAWAYS Broke Up

During a recent appearance on METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's "It's Electric!" online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1, Joan Jett spoke about the breakup of iconic rockers THE RUNAWAYS. The first true girl band of the 1970s, THE RUNAWAYS — which also featured Lita Ford, Cherie Currie, Jackie Fox and Sandy West — toured ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT In The Studio Recording New Single, 'All Out Life'

SLIPKNOT has uploaded a new YouTube video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the recording sessions for the band's latest song, "All Out Life". The track, which was released in October, will appear on SLIPKNOT's upcoming follow-up to 2014's ".5: The Gray Chapter" album, due next year via Roadrunner. SLIPKNOT singer Corey Taylor told "Zane Lowe's World ...

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