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MUSHROOMHEAD Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

MUSHROOMHEAD will embark on a European tour this summer. The trek will kick off on July 1 in Germany, and make stops in the Netherlands and France, among other countries, before concluding on July 12 in Ukraine. Suport on the tour will come from BLOODSUCKING ZOMBIES FROM OUTER SPACE and MADDISON. This enigmatic, alternative nu-metal ...

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JEFF PILSON Reflects On 1988 'Monsters Of Rock' Tour: 'I Wish DOKKEN Would Have Been More Up To The Task At The Time'

Bassist Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) recently spoke with Eric Blair of "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FOREIGNER's Mick Jones: Jeff: "He may not do every show [of the band's 2020 tour], but he's doing the whole ...

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JAMES HETFIELD's Mandatory 'Sobriety Weekends' Forced METALLICA's Festival Cancelations

The organizers of the Sonic Temple and Louder Than Life festivals have offered more information about the cancelation of METALLICA's appearances at this year's events. It was announced earlier this month that METALLICA would not perform at the two Danny Wimmer Presents-produced U.S. festivals this spring and summer so that frontman James Hetfield can continue ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says New THE DEAD DAISIES Album 'Sounds Amazing'

Prior to the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund's 10th Memorial Awards Gala, which took place at The Avalon in Hollywood, California on February 20, Doug Aldrich spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the forthcoming album from THE DEAD DAISIES, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Slams BERNIE SANDERS As A 'Hypocrite'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders as a "hypocrite" after the Democratic presidential candidate rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care and pre-kindergarten available to all American families, with no tuition or fees. On Tuesday (February 25), Dolmayan shared a photo of Sanders ...

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Video Premiere: JINJER's 'Retrospection'

After an incredibly successful 2019 that saw the band tour North America as well as Europe (the latter even twice) and release their new album "Macro", Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER return with the official music video for their standout track "Retrospection" — a song that touches the sensitive subject of family. The band states: ...

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TOM KEIFER On His Years With CINDERELLA: 'I Don't Have Any Regrets'

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer recently spoke with Jesse Bruce of 93.1 WMPA's "In The Basement With Jesse Bruce". The five-part conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new album, "Rise": Tom: "Stylistically, it's hard rock — blues-inspired hard rock like I've always written, kind of a straight-ahead, ...

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Ex-ABBATH Bassist MIA WALLACE: 'The Last Three Months Have Been The Darkest And Most Painful Period Of My Life'

Mia Wallace, bassist for TRIUMPH OF DEATH and NIRYTH, says that the last three months "have been the darkest and most painful period" of her life. The Italian-born musician, who announced her departure from ABBATH in January, opened up about her struggles in a Facebook post, saying that recent events have left her physically and ...

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ALICE COOPER, SAXON, SKID ROW, KIX, L.A. GUNS Among Confirmed Artists For 2021 MONSTERS OF ROCK Cruise

Alice Cooper will headline the 2021 edition of the Monsters Of Rock cruise, departing from Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Monday, February 8 for five days and nights, with two breathtaking ports of call: Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic and Labadee, Haiti. Other confirmed acts include CRAZY LIXX, ECLIPSE, KIX, L.A. GUNS, LIT, LOUDNESS, Michael Monroe, Pat ...

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ADRIAN SMITH On IRON MAIDEN's Three-Guitar Formation: 'If We Had Three YNGWIE MALMSTEENs, There Would Have Been A Fight After Five Minutes'

Chris Jericho of "Talk Is Jericho" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Adrian Smith of British metal legends IRON MAIDEN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "energy" that is often found at an IRON MAIDEN concert: Adrian: "It's a different energy now because it's ...

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NILE Announces 'Vile Nilotic Rites Part II' North American Tour

Technical death metal Egyptologists NILE have announced the "Vile Nilotic Rites Part II" fall 2020 tour. The 43-date trek will kick off on September 26 in Durham, North Carolina and will make stops in Toronto, Denver and Atlanta before concluding in Monterey on November 14 at Explanda De Los Sultanes. Karl Sanders comments: "The members ...

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DEATHSTARS: New Album Pushed Back To The Fall

Swedish industrial rockers DEATHSTARS have postponed their European tour. After a four-year live absence, the death-glam sensations returned to the stage last summer, playing some of the world's biggest festivals, and now they plan to come back with their European tour in the fall. Due to delays with their upcoming album recording process, the band ...

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WINTERSUN, STRATOVARIUS, TRACEDAWN Members Join Forces In SMACKBOUND

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of SMACKBOUND to a multi-album deal. SMACKBOUND is a metal band from Helsinki, Finland featuring the multi-talented vocalist and actress Netta Laurenne, who founded the group in 2015. Guitarist Teemu Mäntysaari (WINTERSUN) was the first to connect with Netta in the band and they were soon joined by ...

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty To Burning Three Churches In Effort To Raise His Profile As 'Black Metal' Musician

A 22-year-old black metal fan has pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to three black churches in Louisiana. Holden Matthews admitted in court to setting fires to St. Mary Baptist Church Greater Union Baptist and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church over a 10-day period in March and April 2019. All three churches are historically black ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE 'Stands With' AMY LEE After EVANESCENCE Singer Opens Up About Her Political Views For First Time

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has publicly thrown her support behind Amy Lee after the EVANESCENCE singer opened up about her politicial views for the first time. Lee's decision to speak out was apparently prompted by the GOP-controlled Senate's vote on Wednesday (February 6) to acquit President Donald J. Trump on both articles of impeachment without ...

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