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Watch LITA FORD Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of Lita Ford's July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Says He Got $300,000 For 'I Wanna Rock' Version In 'The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie'

In a new interview with "The Jeremy White Podcast", TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider was asked why he allowed the band's song "I Wanna Rock" to be re-recorded with different lyrics for a feature in "The SpongeBob Squarepants Movie", released in 2004. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I get the call. 'The SpongeBob Squarepants ...

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HELLOWEEN's New Album Cracks Top 10 In More Than 10 Countries

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has landed in the Top 10 in more than 10 countries, including Germany, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. All chart entries: Germany: #1 Spain: #1 Finland: #1 (physical) + #2 (overall) Sweden: #1 (physical) + #3 (overall) UK: #1 ...

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Watch RILEY'S L.A. GUNS Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of RILEY'S L.A. GUNS' July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past April, an out-of-court resolution was reached in the legal dispute over the rights to the L.A. GUNS name. Under the terms of the settlement agreement, guitarist Tracii ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL Honored As Kentucky Colonel

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist SLASH Celebrates 15 Years Of Sobriety

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, July 4), Slash's longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges took to her Instagram to share a photo of the 55-year-old musician with the late punk-rock fashion icon Jimmy Webb, and she included the following message: "Baby, Congratulations on your 15 ...

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Watch ACCEPT Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of ACCEPT's July 3 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past Friday (July 2), ACCEPT played its first pandemic-era concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania as a warm-up for the M3. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guitarist Uwe Lulis ...

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'Heavy Metal Television' Announces Relaunch

Heavy Metal Television, the world's longest-running streaming video channel for hard rock and heavy metal music videos and content, will officially relaunch on Monday, July 5 at 12 a.m. Eastern Time. "It really is time, isn't it?" asks Heavy Metal Television CEO and head of programming Chris Akin. "We are right in the middle of ...

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JOE ELLIOTT Says Performing 'All The Young Dudes' At FREDDIE MERCURY Tribute Concert Was 'The Best Four Minutes Of My Life On Stage'

During an appearance on the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" music series, DEF LEPPARD singer and founding member Joe Elliott was asked what it was like to join surviving members of QUEEN, along with Ian Hunter, David Bowie and Mick Ronson, for a performance of "All The Young Dudes" at the Freddie ...

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The Reckoning - LAURENNE / LOUHIMO

Dedicated students of melodic rock and AOR aside, it seems unlikely that many people will be familiar with FRONTIERS MUSIC's habit of putting bands and collaborations together. It's almost as if the label has abandoned the idea of waiting for great new bands to emerge and are just creating them from a giant list of ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Says He 'Misspoke' When He Called 'Destroyer' Producer BOB EZRIN A 'Functioning Addict'

Paul Stanley says that he "misspoke" when he said Bob Ezrin was a "functioning addict" during the making of KISS's "Destroyer" album. The KISS guitarist/vocalist made the disparaging remark in the new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory", which chronicles the band's five decades in the business and features archival and, in some cases, previously unreleased footage, ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Youphoria'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Youphoria", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "I think 'Youphoria' has a little bit of everything, with an epic catchy chorus, time and tempo changes and aggressive riffing." LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson added: "We ...

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DOUG PINNICK's GRINDER BLUES To Release 'El Dos' Album In September

Metalville Records has set a September 24 release date for GRINDER BLUES' second album, "El Dos". The hard rock blues trio — featuring Doug "Dug" Pinnick (KING'S X) on bass and vocals, guitarist and vocalist Jabo Bihlman, and Scot "Little" Bihlman on drums, percussion, and vocals — offers a high-energy, bone-crushing sound and from-the-gut songwriting, ...

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