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BRENT SMITH Says SHINEDOWN's Upcoming Album Will Be Viewed As 'Controversial' And 'Provocative' By Some People

Brent Smith says that SHINEDOWN's recently completed seventh studio album is a "controversial" and "provocative" effort which delves into "different subject matters" that the band has never addressed in the past. The SHINEDOWN singer discussed the new LP in a recent interview with 95.9 The Rat's Carl Craft. Speaking about the album's more "stripped-down" approach, ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Tells JIMMY PAGE Man Who Signed LED ZEPPELIN Gave His Philanthropic Support To Denial Of Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has called out the members of LED ZEPPELIN for commemorating the 14th anniversary of their concert for a charity formed by Atlantic Records founder and CEO Ahmet Ertegun, a man Serj says gave his philanthropic support to Turkey's denial of the Armenian Genocide. After ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH 'Van Halen Frontman' Special On REELZ: Preview Clip

This coming weekend, Reelz will air a new original special "Frontman" exploring the real life and success story of David Lee Roth with insight from some of the people who knew him best. A preview clip, featuring veteran rock photographer Mark "Weissguy" Weiss, journalist Susan Masino and VAN HALEN biographer Greg Renoff, is available below. ...

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TED NUGENT On How He Beat COVID-19: 'I Listened To What The Government Told Me To Do And I Did Just The Opposite'

Ted Nugent spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about how he managed to beat COVID-19 eight months ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "[The virus] was designed by the communist Chinese and Mr. Fauci [the nation's top infectious diseases expert Anthony Fauci] to be gain of function ...

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THE DARKNESS Announces March/April 2022 North American Tour

British rockers THE DARKNESS have announced dates for their 2022 North American tour in support of their latest album, "Motorheart", which came out last month via Cooking Vinyl. The 34-date run will kick off on March 9 in San Diego and wrap on April 24 in Boston. With a back catalog overflowing with sonic gold ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Takes Over PANDORA's 'Classic Metal' Station

Rob Halford will take over Pandora's Classic Metal station for a special JUDAS PRIEST "Artist Takeover" mode. During the takeover, Halford will share never-before-heard stories about the trailblazing metal band, while playing a selection of his favorite songs from PRIEST's own discography as well as others. Halford will discuss his love for QUEEN, what it ...

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Ex-TROUBLE Singer ERIC WAGNER: First Single 'Maybe Tomorrow' From Posthumous Solo Album Now Available

Cruz Del Sur Music will release legendary former TROUBLE singer Eric Wagner's posthumous solo album, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning", on March 22, 2022. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Maybe Tomorrow", is available below. Recorded at Alpha Sound Services and Aardvark Recording, "In The Lonely Light Of Mourning" was completed ...

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ARCH ENEMY Releases Another New Single, 'House Of Mirrors'

Swedish/Canadian/American melodic death metallers ARCH ENEMY have released another new song, "House Of Mirrors". Mixed and mastered by Jacob Hansen, an accompanying music video for the track — directed by Grupa13 — can be seen below. Guitarist Michael Amott comments: "Musically, this is an idea that has been bouncing around in my head for a ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD In BAD PENNY's Music Video For 'Push Comes To Shove'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford makes an appearance in the music video for the song "Push Comes To Shove" from the rock supergroup BAD PENNY, which features former QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS bassist Danny Miranda, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Jules Radino and guitar virtuoso/songwriter Mike Holtzman. BAD PENNY's previous releases feature former JOURNEY lead singer ...

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TED NUGENT: SEBASTIAN BACH 'Wants To Be More Of A Pop Star Than A Music Guy'

In a new interview with Sofa King Cool, Ted Nugent spoke about his involvement with DAMNOCRACY, the short-lived project he formed with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). DAMNOCRACY was featured in the 2006 VH1 "reality" television show "SuperGroup". The ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival. Returning to its new home at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend of May 19-22, 2022, the event includes previously announced headliners GUNS N' ROSES, FOO FIGHTERS, KISS and KORN. The music ...

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PHIL DEMMEL On Upcoming VIO-LENCE EP: 'It's Definitely My Best Playing That's Ever Been Recorded'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently completed work on a new EP, "Let The World Burn", for an early 2022 release via Metal Blade Records. The effort was recorded at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Mixing ...

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Ohio Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Finally Gets Demolished (Video)

The Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, where PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was murdered 17 years ago has officially been demolished. Plans are afoot to build a 180-unit fully affordable apartment community on the site where Dimebag and three other people were killed by a 25-year-old ex-Marine named Nathan Gale. Located at ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'The Memory Remains' At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "The Memory Remains" live during the band's first headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Friday, November 12 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on November ...

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POISON's BRET MICHAELS Signs To UTA In All Areas

Leading global entertainment, talent and sports company UTA has announced the signing of POISON frontman, entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels. UTA will represent the artist worldwide in all areas. David Zedeck, partner and global head of music at UTA, said: "Bret Michaels is a true multi-hyphenate. From music and branding, to sports and reality TV, ...

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ACE FREHLEY And ORIANTHI Perform At ALICE COOPER's 19th Annual 'Christmas Pudding' Concert (Video)

Ace Frehley (KISS), Orianthi, Ed Roland (COLLECTIVE SOUL) and Mark McGrath (SUGAR RAY) are among the musicians who took part in Alice Cooper's Christmas Pudding this past Saturday (December 4) at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Alice also performed at the event, along with members of his touring band with the exception of guitarist ...

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