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One Shot - RONNIE ATKINS

If it's diehard and dedicated you want, RONNIE ATKINS has been fitting the bill for four decades. His ongoing battle with lung cancer has obviously made the release of his first-ever solo album a somewhat double-edged sword for all concerned, but if you've ever enjoyed PRETTY MAIDS — and Ronnie's gloriously rough-hewn but soulful voice ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN: Behind-The-Scenes Video On Making Of Debut Album

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, released its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. A six-and-a-half-minute behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the album can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Is 'Starting To Write New Music' During Pandemic

During an appearance on this past Thursday's (March 25) episode of SirusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink was asked if she and her bandmates have used the coronavirus downtime to work on new music. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There [are] conversations happening right now and music being ...

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ELTON JOHN Says He Recently Recorded 'Something' With METALLICA

During the latest episode of Elton John's Apple Music 1 show "Rocket Hour", the legendary singer told guest SG Lewis that he recorded "something" with METALLICA. "I've just done something with METALLICA," he revealed. "During this lockdown period, I've been working with [the virtual band] GORILLAZ and people like that. I haven't been doing any ...

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EDDIE OJEDA And DEE SNIDER To Team Up With RUDY SARZO And MIKE PORTNOY For Cover Of MOUNTAIN's 'Theme From An Imaginary Western'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has revealed that he is in the process of recording a tribute to MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, who died three months ago at the age of 75. The iconic guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on December 21, 2020 and was rushed to ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Is 'The Greatest Thrash Band In The History Of The World', Credits DAVE MUSTAINE With Inventing The Genre

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. They are joined in the group by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli and drummer Paolo Caridi, both of whom previously worked with David on his ELLEFSON solo project. Asked by Chris Akin ...

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JINJER: Second Video Report From The Studio

Ukraine's modern metal juggernaut JINJER recently entered the studio to start working on its fourth album for Napalm Records. The recording sessions are once again taking place at the Kaska Records Studios in Kiev, Ukraine with producer and good friend Max Morton. The second video report from the studio can be seen below. Bassist Eugene ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Releases New PSYCHOSEXUAL Single 'Devil From Hell'

PSYCHOSEXUAL, featuring former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer on vocals as the Devil Daddy character, has dropped a new single, "Devil From Hell". A distorted twang gives way to his dusky baritone as Spencer announces: "I have only one burning desire…to set this motherfucking world on fire" before exploding into a powder keg ...

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JINJER Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour With SUICIDE SILENCE

Ukrainian modern metallers JINJER have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek, dubbed "Coming To America 2021", features special guests SUICIDE SILENCE. Kicking off in Seattle, Washington on October 22, the tour will traverse for over a month — stopping in major cities such as Vancouver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Toronto, New ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: 'Hypersonic' Music Video

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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JINJER Begins Recording Fourth Album

Ukraine's modern metal juggernaut JINJER has entered the studio to start working on its fourth album for Napalm Records. The recording sessions are once again taking place at the Kaska Records Studios in Kiev, Ukraine with producer and good friend Max Morton. Bassist Eugene Abdukhanov commented: "Those of you who keep an eye on us ...

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