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CLUTCH Releases Music Video For Cover Version Of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's 'Fortunate Son'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released a David Brodsky-directed video for their cover version of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's "Fortunate Son". The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS) and ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace", along with a reworked version of "Electric Worry", comprise a collection ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce New Bassist, Release Two New Songs

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have announced the addition of bassist Lonny Eagleton to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Ashley Purdy, who exited the group earlier in the month. Eagleton previously played with BLACK VEIL BRIDES singer Andy Biersack (a.k.a. Andy Black) on his recent solo tour. Eagleton said in a ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Open Up His Garage For 'Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield' Book

Insight Editions has set a May 5, 2020 release date for "Reclaimed Rust: The Four-Wheeled Creations Of James Hetfield". In the book, James Hetfield opens up his garage for an exclusive tour of the highlights of his incredible collection of restored and customized classic cars. Millions know Hetfield as the frontman of METALLICA, but the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On 'Dragon's Kiss' Solo Debut: 'There's A Lot Of Things I Would Do Differently Now'

Former MEGADETH lead guitarist Marty Friedman has recently added songs from his debut solo album, "Dragon's Kiss", to his live repertoire. Released in 1988 via Shrapnel, "Dragon's Kiss" followed up Friedman and Jason Becker's legendary CACOPHONY album, "Speed Metal Symphony", which quickly put the two players on the guitar playing map. Friedman and Becker would ...

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SERENITY Releases Music Video For 'Set The World On Fire'

SERENITY has released the official music video for its new single, "Set The World On Fire". The clip, which takes the listener to the age of the Holy Roman Empire of The Last Knight, Maximilian I, can be seen below. "Set The World On Fire" follows in the Emperor's footsteps, building a memorial with a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On What He Learned From Working With RONNIE MONTROSE: 'I Don't Want To Play In A Band With People I Don't Like'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT) discussed his years fronting MONTROSE, the 1970s rock group in which he performed alongside late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting and subsequently joining forces with ...

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FAITH NO MORE Confirms More European Festival Appearances

FAITH NO MORE has confirmed two more European festival appearances for next summer. The band will perform at Helsinki, Finland's Tuska on June 28 and at Madrid, Spain's Mad Cool in early July. So far, the following shows have been announced: June 13 - Punchestown, Ireland @ Sunstroke Festival June 20 - Clisson, France @ ...

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IHSAHN To Release First Of Two New EPs In February

EMPEROR frontman Ihsahn will release "Telemark", the first of two new five-song EPs, on February 14 via Candlelight. The effort will represent the heavier side of Ihsahn's music, while the companion EP — to be released at a later date — will show his more progressive side. "Having released full-length records nearly every second year ...

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A DAY TO REMEMBER Guitarist Explains New Album Delay

DJ Valentino of WSOU recently conducted an interview with A DAY TO REMEMBER guitarist Kevin Skaff. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay in releasing A DAY TO REMEMBER's new album, "You're Welcome", which was originally expected in November: ...

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ALICE COOPER On Forthcoming Album: 'It Will Definitely Have A Lot Of Different Flavors In It That We Don't Normally Go To'

Rock legend Alice Cooper recently spoke with Kyle Meredith of Consequence Of Sound. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released "Breadcrumbs" EP: Alice: "It's about Detroit. It's all Detroit players. All the songs are from Detroit players or about ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On THE CIRCLE's 'Space Between': 'I Got Hung Up On Trying To Make The Best Record I'd Ever Made In My Life'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, MONTROSE, CHICKENFOOT) extensively discussed "Space Between", the debut album by his current group THE CIRCLE. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial hesitation to make an album with THE CIRCLE: Sammy: "I ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Psycho Ward' Music Video

"Psycho Ward", the new video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The thought-provoking track centered on domestic violence is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "'Psycho Ward' takes ...

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OPETH Releases Animated Video For 'Universal Truth'

Swedish prog-metal/rock band OPETH has released a dark and eerie new animated video short for the English-language track "Universal Truth", from its recently released album "In Cauda Venenum". The video for the Swedish version of the song, "Ingen Sanning Är Allas", was made available earlier in the week. The offbeat and beautifully crafted video short ...

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FATES WARNING's RAY ALDER Releases Music Video For Solo Song 'Wait'

FATES WARNING vocalist Ray Alder released his first solo album, "What The Water Wants", on October 18 via InsideOut Music. The disc includes 10 melodic and versatile songs created with assistance from guitarists Mike Abdow (FATES WARNING touring member) and Tony Hernando (LORDS OF BLACK) as well as drummer Craig Anderson (IGNITE, CRESCENT SHIELD). The ...

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