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DON DOKKEN Weighs In On LYNCH/PILSON 'Heavy Hitters' Album: 'I Hope My Standards As A Songwriter Are A Little Higher Than That'

Don Dokken has thrown shade at his former bandmates George Lynch and Jeff Pilson over their recently released collection of studio recordings that turn pop music classics into metal anthems. Released on December 18, "Heavy Hitters" includes cover versions of such tracks as Carole King's "I Feel The Earth Move", Prince's "Kiss", OASIS's "Champagne Supernova", ...

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JINJER Drops Music Video For 'Home Back'

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER have released the official music video for the fan-favorite track "Home Back", the seventh single taken from their critically acclaimed studio album "Macro". The clip was directed by the Kiev, Ukraine-based duo Ingwar Dovgoteles and Lina Volokhova, and was filmed in Kiev. "Home Back" is not only a testament to ...

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GENE SIMMONS On KISS's Touring Plans: 'We're Gonna Go Back Out As Soon As This Pandemic Is Over'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently took part in the "15 Minutes Show" hosted by international artist Tomer Peretz. In Peretz's "15 Minutes Show", the artist creates portraits of universally known icons of today live on Instagram. Each subject is carefully curated to be leading pioneers in their field, whose passion and talent speak for themselves. ...

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ASPHYX: Lyric Video For New Song 'Knights Templar Stand'

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, "Necroceros", on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records. The LP was recorded at Tom Meier's Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens's The Mörserstudio, and mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios. It once again features front cover artwork by ...

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ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN Officially Announce Collaboration; First Single 'Taking My Chances' Now Available

BMG has announced that two of rock's most admired musicians have joined forces for an exciting new side-project. SMITH/KOTZEN is the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen. Part-time Los Angeles neighbors, full time friends with a healthy mutual respect. Both artists are seasoned performers on the global stage, having honed ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release KAI HANSEN-Penned 12-Minute Single 'Skyfall'

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2, 2021. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, ...

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GWAR Teams Up With Catoctin Creek For 'Ragnarök Rye'

Eons ago, the members of the intergalactic shock rock band known as GWAR descended on this world as passengers on a flaming comet that would bring about the destruction of most life on Earth. The asteroid plowed into the continent of Antarctica with devastating force, melting the ice, setting much of the world ablaze, and ...

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CRO-MAGS Release Music Video For '2020' Title Track

Earlier this year, CRO-MAGS released their first album in twenty years with the critically acclaimed "In The Beginning". To close out this year of international turmoil and disease, the band has announced the six-song EP "2020", available worldwide digitally on December 11. CRO-MAGS has just released the official music video for the EP's title track, ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA Has 'Nothing Against Religion' But Says It's Okay To 'Question Some Things That Are Not Logical'

In a candid interview with "The Jasta Show", LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia — who grew up Roman Catholic in Italy — opened up about her views on religion. She said (see video below): "I have nothing against religion. I think that every person can decide for their lives if religion brings you comfort in ...

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CRO-MAGS To Release '2020' EP

Earlier this year, CRO-MAGS released their first album in twenty years with the critically acclaimed "In The Beginning". To close out this year of international turmoil and disease, the band has announced the six-song EP "2020", available worldwide digitally on December 11. CRO-MAGS also released the EP's title track, venting all the frustration and rage, ...

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Listen To Remixed Version OF ICED EARTH's 'Funeral' From 30th-Anniversary Edition Of Debut Album

The 30th-anniversary edition of ICED EARTH's self-titled debut album will arrive on December 18 via Century Media Records. The new version of the 1990 LP features a remix by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with ICED EARTH on the group's latest effort, 2017's "Incorruptible", and brand new artwork. ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer comments: ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Cover DURAN DURAN, PRINCE, OASIS, Others On 'Heavy Hitters' Album

Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with his former DOKKEN bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems. Due on December 18 via Deadline Music, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc., "Heavy Hitters" features jaw-dropping renditions of DURAN DURAN's "Ordinary World", Prince's "Kiss", ONEREPUBLIC's ...

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