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METALLICA Bassist ROBERT TRUJILLO, Ex-FAITH NO MORE Guitarist JIM MARTIN To Perform With INFECTIOUS GROOVES This Weekend

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and ex-FAITH NO MORE guitarist Jim Martin will be part of INFECTIOUS GROOVES' reunited lineup when the band performs at this weekend's Sick Bastards Social Fest in Brazil. The festival, which is being curated by SUICIDAL TENDENCIES and INFECTIOUS GROOVES frontman Mike Muir, celebrates 34 years of the Brazilian radio station ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Photographed At Spinal Neurosurgeon's Office

Eddie Van Halen was recently photographed with Dr. Todd Lanman in Beverly Hills, California. Lanman, one of the world's chief spinal neurosurgeons, shared the picture on social media on October 25, writing in an accompanying caption: "Great seeing ‪Eddie Van Halen‬ in my office yesterday. #movementislife #EddieVanHalen #VanHalen #Spine #SpineHealth" Lanman, who did not disclose ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Part Ways With Bassist ASHLEY PURDY

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have split with bassist Ashley Purdy. The band broke the news of Purdy's departure via a statement posted on its social media channels. "BLACK VEIL BRIDES and Ashley Purdy have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We have enjoyed a wonderful run together and both parties wish one another continued ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Release Music Video For New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

"Goodbye Divinity", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is ...

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DOWN Confirms Another 'NOLA' 25th-Anniversary Show

DOWN has confirmed that it will celebrate the 25th anniversary of its classic debut album, "NOLA", by making a number of special live appearances next year. In addition to performing at the 2020 edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium, DOWN has just announced that ...

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Listen To New SUICIDE SILENCE Songs 'Meltdown' And 'Love Me To Death'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE will release their sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed by Josh Wilbur (TRIVIUM, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT) mastered ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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DOWN Confirms First Show Of 2020

DOWN has been confirmed for next year's edition of the Graspop Metal Meeting festival, set to take place June 18-21, 2020 in Dessel, Belgium. The announcement of DOWN's participation in the event comes less than a month after singer Philip Anselmo revealed that DOWN was planning to reunite in 2020 for ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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Orificial Purge - VASTUM

The Bay Area metal scene gets the love that it deserves for its part in anchoring the 1980's U.S. thrash metal scene. It is where METALLICA found its voice, as well as propagating discussions of "The NEXT Four", which often include some combination of the area's heavyweights TESTAMENT, DEATH ANGEL, and/or EXODUS. That region of ...

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RAMMSTEIN: Making Of 'Ausländer' Video

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official video for their song "Ausländer". The track is taken from the band's seventh, untitled album, which came out on May 17 via UME/Spinefarm in Europe and Caroline Records in the U.S. The band's first studio disc since 2009's "Liebe Ist Für ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces 'Deep Dive' Spring 2020 Tour

SHINEDOWN has announced the "Shinedown: Deep Dive Tour", an intimate run of spring 2020 dates that will see the band diving into its extensive catalog to perform an array of deep cuts and B-sides along with their biggest hits. Kicking off April 15 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and wrapping May 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Announces February 2020 U.S. Tour

ALTER BRIDGE has announced the first 2020 U.S. leg of the "Walk The Sky" tour. The band will play a kick-off date in Lake Charles, Lousiana at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board ShipRocked cruise as co-headliner alongside HALESTORM. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, ...

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CHEVELLE Frontman: 'Rock Shows Should Be Fun'

In a recent interview with the Arizona radio station 98 KUPD, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler were asked what they hope their music has done for fans. Pete responded (see video below): "We like playing the heavy stuff, but, honestly, it's hard to say. We just want people to get something out ...

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Here's A New Photo Of EDDIE VAN HALEN With TOOL's ADAM JONES

A photo of Eddie Van Halen and TOOL guitarist Adam Jones at the band's October 21 concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles can be seen below. The picture was posted on Instagram by Eddie's former brother-in-law, Patrick Bertinelli, who maintains a close friendship with the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist. A day after the TOOL ...

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