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PANDORA Expands 'Billionaires' Artist Milestone Program With Launch Of 'Classic Rock' And 'Hard Rock' Stations

Pandora today announced the expansion of its "Billionaires" artist milestone program with the launch of programming highlighting the top-streamed acts on Pandora across key genres. Available now, Pandora has launched eight new stations for Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Alternative, Dance, Classic Rock, R&B and Hard Rock that feature music from artists who have hit one ...

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More METALLICA Jigsaw Puzzles Coming In September

Three more METALLICA titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment later this summer. On September 17, Zee Productions will release METALLICA's "Death Magnetic", "St. Anger" and "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl ...

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Rockers React To Death Of CINDERELLA Guitarist JEFF LABAR

Members of SCORPIONS, STRYPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, L.A. GUNS and SLAUGHTER are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of CINDERELLA guitarist Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Although CINDERELLA hasn't released a new studio ...

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CINDERELLA On JEFF LABAR's Death: 'Heavy Hearts Cannot Begin To Describe The Feeling Of Losing Our Brother'

The surviving members of CINDERELLA have commented on the passing of the band's guitarist, Jeff LaBar. LaBar was found dead by his wife, Debinique Salazar-LaBar, on Wednesday inside his apartment in Nashville. He was 58 years old. Vocalist/guitarist Tom Keifer, bassist Eric Brittingham and drummer Fred Coury issued the following statement Wednesday night: "Heavy hearts ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN: VOLBEAT's Upcoming LP Is 'Definitely The Most Heavy Album That We've Ever Done'

VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke to the 94.9 The Rock Toronto radio station about the band's recently released songs "Wait A Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før". The two tracks, VOLBEAT's first new music since 2019's album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", were recorded while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic. Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums) ...

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SCOTT IAN Thinks 'World Having Gone Through A Pandemic' Will Be Represented On Next ANTHRAX Album

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Scott Ian of New York thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, reflected on the evolution of the band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I very much feel like we look at songwriting very much the ...

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JESSE LEACH Wants To 'Break The Mold' With Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album: 'It Gets Fatiguing To Do The Same Thing Over And Over Again'

During a recent appearance on "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, KILLWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach spoke about his plans for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My hope with KILLSWITCH, and I've really pushed hard to add more diversity, to add ...

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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter Suit - VELVET INSANE

It is a known fact that the Swedes are exceptionally good at rock 'n' roll. They are also exceptionally good at death metal and crusty hardcore, amongst a huge number of other genres, but snake-hipped and resolutely cool-as-fuck rock 'n' roll is something of a specialty. VELVET INSANE adhere to every brilliant tradition that you ...

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FOO FIGHTERS To Rock Alaska For The First Time

Not content to bring live rock n roll marathons back to the Lower 48, FOO FIGHTERS have confirmed a three-show expedition to Alaska. The band will play its first ever shows in the Last Frontier August 17 and 19 at the Dena'ina Center in Anchorage, and August 21 at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks. According ...

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AC/DC Craft Beer Coming Soon

KnuckleBonz and Calicraft Brewing Company have announced their plans to launch a new music branded beverage line with two AC/DC officially licensed beers: AC/DC PWR UP Juicy IPA and AC/DC TNT Double IPA coming to select retail in late summer of 2021. KnuckleBonz and Calicraft said in a statement: "We are excited to announce this ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON On His Spoken-Word Show: 'It's A Sideways Look At My Life, Which In Some Ways Is Pleasantly Ridiculous'

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson will embark on his first-ever U.K. spoken-word tour in August. Dickinson is considered one of the world's most storied musicians after decades spent delivering high-octane performances with his larger-than-life persona in IRON MAIDEN. A true polymath, his accomplishments include: pilot and airline captain, aviation entrepreneur, beer brewer, motivational speaker, film ...

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UNDEROATH Drops New Single 'Damn Excuses'

UNDEROATH has been a formative voice in progressive, heavy rock for almost two decades. Today, they share their blistering new single "Damn Excuses" out on Fearless Records. This release marks the first new music from UNDEROATH since 2018's Grammy-nominated full-length "Erase Me", and launches a brand new chapter in the band's career. "Damn Excuses" was ...

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KISS Announces New Licensing Partnerships And New Retail Programs

KISS and the band's exclusive global licensing agent Epic Rights have signed new licensing agreements in the last year across multiple product categories for key territories worldwide with many new and unique products for retail. The new KISS product launches will coincide with the return of the "End Of The Road" world tour, which launched ...

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THE WHO's Career-Spanning Documentary 'Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who' Available On THE CODA COLLECTION

"Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who", the acclaimed Grammy-nominated career-spanning documentary chronicling the history of THE WHO, is now available to stream for the first time exclusively on The Coda Collection. Directed by Murray Lerner and Paul Crowder, and featuring interviews with the group's co-founders and surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, "Amazing ...

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'Fender 75 Years': Official History Of Legendary Guitar And Amp Maker Coming In September

Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, their shapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, "Fender 75 Years" (Motorbooks, September 21, 2021) is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments. From Fender's first instrument — a lap steel guitar ...

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