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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Working On New Riffs'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he is using the coronavirus downtime to stay creative. Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the 58-year-old rocker, who joined METALLICA in 1983 prior to the recording of the band's "Kill 'Em All" debut album, tweeted simply: "working on new riffs..." Last summer, Hammett told Metal Hammer magazine that there ...

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JASON BECKER Is Undergoing Treatment For Bacterial Infection

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, is at a hospital in Northern California undergoing treatment for a bacterial infection. Becker was admitted to the hospital on Wednesday (April 7) after experiencing "shortness of breath and a rapid heart rate," according to his mother. Earlier today ...

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CHEAP TRICK Bassist TOM PETERSSON Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has revealed that he is recovering from open-heart surgery. The 70-year-old rocker addressed his health status one day after the band's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the CHEAP TRICK social media was updated with the following statement from Petersson: "Hi everyone, You ...

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ORGY Releases New Single 'Karma Kastles'

Los Angeles-based industrial metal band ORGY has released a new single "Karma Kastles". The track marks the band's first release of 2021. Staying true to their musical roots firmly established in 1997, "Karma Kastles"' crunching guitars, electronic undertones and soaring vocals are what fans have gravitated towards for nearly three decades. "I wrote 'Karma Kastles' ...

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Reunited Original Lineup Of PUYA Is Working On New Music

The original lineup of Puerto Rico's Latin metal pioneers PUYA has begun tracking some new material. The band has reunited with frontman Sergio Curbelo and has added percussion from Oscar Santiago (ex-ILL NIÑO). The new songs will be engineered by Jarrett Pritchard (1349, GOATWHORE) while Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED) will mix and master ...

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FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, STRYPER, L.A. GUNS Members Featured In Documentary On COVID-19's Decimation Of Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media has released "Let The Music Play", a documentary on COVID-19's brutal impact on the music industry, via YouTube (a mid-April release on Amazon Prime is also slated). This feature-length film was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive, and an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack ...

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AFI Drops Two More New Songs, 'Dulcería' And 'Far Too Near'

AFI has shared "Dulcería" and "Far Too Near", two tracks from their eagerly-awaited new album "Bodies", due June 11 via Rise Records. The swaggering "Dulcería" — which was co-written by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' Billy Corgan — is accompanied by an official music video. Both new tracks will be included on a limited seven-inch single. "'Dulcería' ...

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Watch 'Outtakes' From COREY TAYLOR's 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released "outtakes" from the making of the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor ...

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ALEX WEBSTER Reflects On CANNIBAL CORPSE's 'Vile' Album Cracking BILLBOARD Chart: 'It Was A Big Deal For A Death Metal Band'

In a recent interview with Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric, bassist Alex Webster of Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE reflected on the band's 1996 album, "Vile". "Vile" marked the first CANNIBAL CORPSE album with now longtime vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, who replaced Chris Barnes (SIX FEET UNDER). Barnes reportedly left ...

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