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Ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM Guitarist DANIEL FREYBERG 'Definitely Didn't See' ALEXI LAIHO's Death Coming

Alexi Laiho's CHILDREN OF BODOM and BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT bandmate Daniel Freyberg says that he "definitely" didn't see his death coming. Laiho passed away on December 29, 2020 in his home in Helsinki, Finland. The 41-year-old had reportedly suffered from long-term health issues leading up to his death. Freyberg, who played with NAILDOWN and NORTHER ...

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SKILLET Frontman Speaks Out Against 'Cancel Culture', Calls It 'Very Frightening'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has spoken out against "cancel culture," calling it "very frightening." Cancel culture is the idea that someone, usually a celebrity or a public figure, whose ideas or comments are considered offensive should be boycotted. These people are ostracized and shunned by former ...

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RANDY RHOADS Photo Book Coming Soon From ROSS HALFIN

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has teamed up with Rufus Publications for the publication of "Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin", a celebration of one of the most influential hard rock/heavy metal guitarists of all time. This extensive photo book features many classic and unseen shots of the former OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT guitarist chosen ...

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LITA FORD's New 'Arena Rock' Album Will Contain 'Big Guitars And Great Melodies', Says Drummer BOBBY ROCK

Lita Ford recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" is once again being helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist Patrick Kennison, drummer Bobby Rock and bassist ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Is 'Happy' To See ANDREW CUOMO 'Bitten By His Own Complete Love Of Injustice'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he is "happy" to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "get bitten by his own complete love of injustice." Cuomo, who is facing intense scrutiny after three different women came forward with sexual-harassment allegations, called for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

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ANVIL's LIPS Defends TED NUGENT: 'He Never Says Anything Without The Backing Of Real Hard Statistics'

In a new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", ANVIL frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow was asked if he would ever debate outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent on some of the issues they are both passionate about. Lips responded (see video below): "It's interesting. He's definitely got different views, especially when it comes to marijuana; we'd ...

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LAMB OF GOD: Trailer For 'Live In Richmond, VA'

LAMB OF GOD will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album featuring the full record with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD performance of "Lamb Of God" on March 26 via Epic Records. "This album, and in particular this deluxe edition, is ...

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New MEGADETH Album Is 'Almost Done'

During a recent appearance on "The Dan Chan Show", MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson offered an update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He said (hear audio below): "The new MEGADETH album is almost done — rounding the corners into the 'final final.' It's funny, 'cause we'd ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Is Raising Funds To Help Squash 'Bogus Prosecutions' Of Polish Artists Over 'Archaic Religious Laws'

Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has launched the "Ordo Blasfemia" campaign which he says "will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions" of artists who do "not conform to the archaic religious laws" of his country. Nergal says in a statement: "My name is Nergal ...

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STEVE VAI Praises ZAKK WYLDE: 'I've Never In My Life Seen A Musician With That Kind Of Stamina'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke to Cassius Morris on "The Cassius Morris Show" about his relationship with fellow axe hero, Zakk Wylde. Vai and Wylde teamed up for several tours in recent years as part of the "Generation Axe" package, also featuring Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME) and Tosin Abasi (ANIMALS AS LEADERS). "Well, ...

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Working With God - MELVINS 1983

The MELVINS is essentially the duo of King Buzzo and Dale Crover. That core regularly pulls in orbiting members who the unit has performed with before as well as new blood. They move forward this time by looking again to the band's earliest of days, enlisting original drummer Mike Dillard, who was originally with the ...

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MACHINE HEAD's MATT ALSTON: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Bulldozer' Performance From North American Tour

Drum-cam footage of MACHINE HEAD drummer Matt Alston performing the song "Bulldozer" with his bandmates during their January/February 2020 North American tour can be seen below. The British-born Alston (DEVILMENT, EASTERN FRONT) and Polish guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) joined MACHINE HEAD in time for the 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD's Music Video For 'Ghost Shaped People'

LAMB OF GOD will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album featuring the full record with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD performance of "Lamb Of God" on March 26 via Epic Records. The official music video for the disc's single "Ghost ...

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TED NUGENT Says RUSH LIMBAUGH Was 'One Of The Smartest Guys That Ever Lived': He 'Will Remain The Perfect Symbol For America'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent is mourning the loss of conservative radio pioneer Rush Limbaugh following news of his death Wednesday at the age of 70. Speaking via Facebook Live video earlier today, Ted said (see below): "What an unbelievable loss we are experiencing today. What a super human being Rush Limbaugh was. Yeah, one ...

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