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STONE SOUR Is 'On Hiatus Right Now,' Says COREY TAYLOR

Corey Taylor says that there are no plans for STONE SOUR to work on new music anytime soon. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman, who recently completed work on his debut solo album, has discussed STONE SOUR's current status during an appearance on Wednesday's (June 3) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". He said: "Yeah, [STONE ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Really Optimistic With Regard To Where This Is Gonna Go'

In a new interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "We're all in this — musicians, carpenters, chefs, lawyers — everybody's in it," Bobby said (hear audio below). "I've always thought of ...

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EXODUS And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of MEGADETH's 'Wake Up Dead'

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson and ANGOR/ex-SHADOWS FALL guitarist Felipe Roa to record a quarantine cover version of MEGADETH's "Wake Up Dead", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing ...

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JOURNEY Announces New Bassist And Drummer

JOURNEY has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group's ranks. "Ok Friends word is out! @randyjackson RJ the Big Dawg is our new Bass player again," JOURNEY's founding member and guitarist Neal Schon wrote on social media, adding that Walden has also joined the band. "JOURNEY is ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Completes Recording Debut Solo Album

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has finished recording his debut solo album. The 46-year-old rocker broke the news of the LP's completion during an appearance earlier today (Friday, May 22) on We Are Hear's "Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale", hosted by HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale. Asked what he has been working on during ...

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PAPA ROACH Challenges Fans To 'Feel Like Home' In Quarantine

PAPA ROACH has released the official video for the track "Feel Like Home". The minimalistic, high-energy clip was filmed at home, under quarantine, providing a rare and very entertaining look into the bandmembers and their family at home. The band explains: "We're all home, in quarantine, and decided to try and entertain our families a ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On What Keeps Him Going: 'What The Hell Else Am I Gonna Do?'

BackStage360 conducted an interview with OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth before the band's February 29 concert at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what keeps him motivated to continue making music and touring four decades after OVERKILL's formation, Blitz said "debt," before adding more seriously: ...

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OVERKILL Has Nine Songs Musically Written For Next Album

OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner spoke to Metal Pilgrim about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "Before this whole [coronavirus] thing started, I would have been in the midst of making two albums anyways," he said (see video below). "Which I'm still gonna be doing, ...

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BUTCHER BABIES: 'We Have A New Album Ready'

BUTCHER BABIES singer Heidi Shepherd was a guest on the latest episode of ELUVEITIE's "Corona Talk", hosted by Fabienne Erni. Speaking about BUTCHER BABIES' plans for the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media, Heidi said (see video below): "We have a new album ready, and we were actually supposed ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE To Take Part In Historic Canadian COVID-19 Broadcast

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says '...And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's Best Album: 'It's Them At Their Most Perfect'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, calling it "the most complete set of songs" the California metal legends have ever written. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for ...

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EUROPE's JOEY TEMPEST And MIC MICHAELI Record Acoustic Version Of 'Walk The Earth' In Support Of 'Doctors Without Borders'

Vocalist Joey Tempest and keyboardist Mic Michaeli of Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have recorded a new, acoustic version of "Walk The Earth", the title track of the band's latest album. All proceeds generated from views and sharing of the song will be given to a charity close to EUROPE's hearts, Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors ...

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