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SAXON To Release Covers Album Called 'Inspirations'

British heavy metal legends SAXON are putting the finishing touches on a cover album titled "Inspirations". Singer Biff Byford broke the news of the project's completion in a video message on Tuesday (November 17). He said (see video below): "I wanna tell you about a project we're getting really excited about. We're just finishing it; ...

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STONE SOUR's CHRISTIAN MARTUCCI: 'People Have A Really Warped Perception' Of What It's Like To Be In A Touring Rock Band

STONE SOUR guitarist Christian Martucci, who also plays in Corey Taylor's solo band and BLACK STAR RIDERS, spoke to Evan Rubinson and Josh Maloney of Dean Guitars about he has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He said (see video below): "Well, when it first happened, everybody was freaking out, obviously. Everybody kind of thought ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces 'Secret' Los Angeles Performance

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has launched a charity campaign today via Propeller to benefit the Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund. Fans can enter today for a chance to win tickets to a private, socially distanced, secret performance from Taylor in Los Angeles on November 5 by donating $5.00 to the fund at

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Hear LIZZY BORDEN's Cover Of RAMONES' 'Pet Sematary'

After releasing "My Midnight Things" to critical acclaim in 2018, LIZZY BORDEN has been touring in support of it, joining the likes of DEMONS & WIZARDS and TÝR on the road in North America last year, plus performing at stages around the world. Now, LIZZY BORDEN has announced a new greatest hits collection for fans: ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Music Is 'Incredibly Fierce', Compares Some Songs To 'Painkiller'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky of Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist ...

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TYPE O NEGATIVE: 'Black No. 1' Sock Puppet Parody

Here's a Halloween special to lose your threads over: TUBE SOCK NEGATIVE, a gothic group of animated undergarments, has set out to prove that black matches with everything and that even the tightest knit sock can have a soft side. The sock puppet outfit's song "Sock Nvr. Worn" pays homage to its undead counterpart TYPE ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Is Working On 'Pure Heavy Metal' Album For FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of singer James Durbin to the label for a multi-album deal under the moniker DURBIN. James is currently putting the finishing touches on his label debut, which will be a pure, unadulterated, headbanging heavy metal affair where James proudly wears his influences on his sleeve while simultaneously forging ...

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Listen To 2020 Mix Of PANTERA's 'Goddamn Electric' From 'Reinventing The Steel' 20th-Anniversary Reissue

A 2020 Terry Date mix of PANTERA's song "Goddamn Electric", taken from the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of the band's final opus, "Reinventing The Steel", can be streamed below. "Reinventing The Steel" represented a recommitment to everything the band loved about heavy metal. Released in 2000 at the peak of nu-metal's popularity, the album's back-to-basics approach ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On His Upcoming Solo Album: 'Lyrically, It Was A Lot Harder To Write Than I Thought It Was Gonna Be'

ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about his recently completed second solo album. The LP was tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with the same team that worked on 2018's "Year Of The Tiger", including producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, engineer Jef Moll, ...

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COREY TAYLOR Releases Acoustic Version Of 'Black Eyes Blue'

An acoustic version of the song "Black Eyes Blue" from Corey Taylor can be streamed below. The original track is taken from the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman's debut solo album, "CMFT", which was released on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. Taylor recorded the effort with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin ...

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What Makes A 'Perfect' JUDAS PRIEST Album? ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent Book Soup virtual event hosted by Rolling Stone's Kory Grow, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford elaborated on his comment in his autobiography "Confess" where he referred to "British Steel" and "Painkiller" as PRIEST's "masterpieces." Asked what makes a "perfect" PRIEST album, Halford said (see video below): "It's the same as like the ...

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