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NIKKI SIXX's Music Catalog Acquired By HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LIMITED

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first and only U.K.-listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated intellectual property rights, and its investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, have announced that the company has acquired the music catalog of musician, songwriter and producer Nikki Sixx, best known as the founding member, bassist, ...

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SANCTUARY: 30th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Into The Mirror Black' To Include Demo Tracks, Live Recordings

SANCTUARY will release the 30th-anniversary edition of "Into The Mirror Black" on October 9. "Into The Mirror Black", originally released in 1990, is a truly special, much-revered metal record, which received massive critical acclaim back when it came out and is still loved dearly to the very day. Its gloomy atmosphere and thought-provoking lyrics, its ...

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TRIVIUM Pays Tribute To POWER TRIP's RILEY GALE With 'Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)' Cover (Video)

TRIVIUM paid tribute to POWER TRIP frontman Riley Gale by performing a cover version of the latter band's song "Executioner's Tax (Swing Of The Axe)" during a livestreamed concert on Saturday, August 29. The free show was streamed on TRIVIUM singer/guitarist Matt Heafy's Twitch channel live from the band's rehearsal space in Orlando and can ...

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Here Is What METALLICA's First Drive-In Concert Looked Like

On Saturday night (August 29), METALLICA broadcast a show to hundreds of drive-in and outdoor theaters across the U.S. and Canada, as part of the "Encore Drive-In Nights" series. The concert was filmed nearly three weeks earlier, on August 10, at the Gundlach Bundschu winery, about a 30-minute car ride from the band's headquarters in ...

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IN FLAMES Releases Music Video For Re-Recorded Version Of 'Only For The Weak' From 'Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition'

Swedish veteran metallers IN FLAMES have released a special 20th-anniversary edition of their seminal, critically acclaimed album "Clayman". "Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition" comes entirely remastered by Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, GOJIRA) and features all-new artwork in a 16-page booklet, a brand-new instrumental medley plus four re-recorded versions of fan favorites such as "Only For The ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2' Collection To Include Four Previously Unreleased Songs

The second instalment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2", is now available for pre-order on CD, orange double vinyl, plus pre-release exclusive purple double vinyl and pre-release exclusive white double vinyl from Better Noise Music. "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" includes four previously unreleased tracks: ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT: 'Junior Dad' From 'Lulu' Album Is 'A Real Accomplishment, Just As Much As 'Ride The Lightning' Is'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has once again defended "Lulu", the band's controversial collaborative disc with Lou Reed, calling it "a real accomplishment." "Lulu" polarized fans around the world and earned METALLICA some of the most scathing reviews of its career. The effort featured the late THE VELVET UNDERGROUND frontman's spoken-word poetry and lyrics combined with ...

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FOX NEWS Airs Tribute To POWER TRIP's RILEY GALE

Fox News' Greg Gutfeld has paid tribute to POWER TRIP singer Riley Gale, saying they were "good friends" who "helped each other out." Gutfeld, one of the co-hosts of "The Five" and Fox News' resident metalhead, struck up a friendship with Gale over Twitter after he played some of POWER TRIP's music on the show. ...

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Panther - PAIN OF SALVATION

Fans of PAIN OF SALVATION have been trained to expect the unexpected. With a catalogue that stretches back to the mid '90s, Sweden's most fervently adventurous prog metal band have little to prove at this point, but there's still absolutely no chance that leader and chief composer Daniel Gildenlöw will ever repeat himself. From early ...

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KATAKLYSM Guitarist Is Feeling 'Much Better' After Testing Positive For COVID-19: 'It Is A Nasty Bug,' He Says

KATAKLYSM guitarist Jean-François Dagenais says that he is feeling "much better," less than a week after tested positive for COVID-19. The Canadian-born musician, who has lived in Dallas, Texas, for the past decade, exhibited "severe symptoms" of the novel coronavirus before it was confirmed he had COVID-19. Earlier today, Dagenais released the following statement: "Hey, ...

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W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Wild Child' With Finland's ATOMIC ANNIE (Video)

On July 25, Douglas Blair of W.A.S.P. joined the Turku, Finland-based "fuzz rock" quintet ATOMIC ANNIE for an engaging acoustic version of the W.A.S.P. hit "Wild Child". Blair holstered his Crimson Oath "Borra" custom aluminum Telecaster, and played an uncharacteristic yet effective slide guitar over the well-adapted version. ATOMIC ANNIE is an active member of ...

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