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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Charvel Art Series Guitars Sell For $210,000 At Auction

A collection of five Charvel Art Series guitars that had been stage-played and signed by the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen sold for $210,225 at an auction held this past weekend by Julien's Auctions. Two black-and-yellow Bumblebee-inspired models sold for $38,400 and $41,600, a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-styled six-string sold for $40,625, a reverse-colorway ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

Veteran Arizona thrashers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM will embark on a U.S. tour this summer. The "Brace For Impact Summer Tour 2021" will kick off on August 17 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and conclude on August 28 in Mesa, Arizona. Tour dates: Aug. 17 - Albuquerque, NM - Lauchpad Aug. 18 - Oklahoma City, OK - ...

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KURT COBAIN Self-Portrait Sells For $281,000 At Auction

A Kurt Cobain self-portrait caricature drawing has sold for over a quarter-million dollars at an auction. The drawing done in black felt pen on TNT Music Centre in Singapore stationery by the charismatic frontman of the group NIRVANA depicts himself playing the guitar and is signed "Kurdt Kobain Rock Star" and handwritten on the right, ...

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STEVE HACKETT To Release 'Surrender Of Silence' Album In September

Legendary guitarist Steve Hackett will release his new studio rock album, "Surrender Of Silence", on September 10 via InsideOut Music. Steve has been working hard through lockdown and, for the first time, has completed two studio LPs for release within the same year. Hot on the heels of his classical-acoustic travelogue "Under A Mediterranean Sky", ...

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KISS Announces Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

KISS has announced the rescheduled dates for the next U.S. leg of the "End Of The Road" tour. The trek kicks off on August 18, 2021 at Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts and concludes on October 9, 2021 at MIDFLORIDA Credit Union Amphitheatre in Tampa, Florida. The Tampa date is one of several new shows ...

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SLIPKNOT's CLOWN Releases Two More Solo Songs, 'Brainwash Love - Suction' And 'Brainwash Love - Dreaming'

SLIPKNOT's M. Shawn Crahan, also known as Clown, has just released two more solo songs. Like the three previously released tracks, "Brainwash Love - Suction" and "Brainwash Love - Dreaming" bring together ambient elecronic soundscapes that are a far cry from most of SLIPKNOT's musical output. Crahan is not only the co-founder, percussionist, production designer ...

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TED NUGENT To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

Ted Nugent has confirmed that he is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording his new album for a tentative late 2021 release. Earlier today, the outspoken conservative rocker, whose last studio LP, "The Music Made Me Do It", came out in 2018, stated during a YouTube livestream (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Jason [Hartless, ...

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Ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer HOWARD JONES Didn't Know His Version Of LYNYRD SKYNYRD's 'Simple Man' Would Be Received The Way It Was

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Breaking Absolutes With Peter Orullian" podcast, former KILLSWITCH ENGAGE and current LIGHT THE TORCH singer Howard Jones spoke about how he came to record his popular cover version of LYNYRD SKYNYRD's "Simple Man". His performance of the track has been viewed more ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY On ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS Making Appearances During 'End Of The Road' Tour: 'If It's Meant To Be, It Will Happen'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has once again said that he is open to the idea of original members Ace Frehley and Peter Criss making guest appearances during the band's "End Of The Road" tour. In the three years after KISS announced its farewell tour, fans have wondered openly if Frehley and Criss would be involved ...

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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Words Are Incredibly Important And Powerful, Both In A Positive And, More Importantly, In A Negative Way'

In a new interview with the "Fantasm" podcast, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley, who fronted IRON MAIDEN more than 20 years ago, spoke about the lyrical inspiration for his solo song "Warrior", which appears on his latest album, "War Within Me". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "'Warrior' is the internal dialogue and the ...

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DEE SNIDER Joined By MARK MENDOZA For Performance Of TWISTED SISTER's 'Under The Blade' At Long Island Concert (Video)

Dee Snider was joined by his TWISTED SISTER bandmate Mark "The Animal" Mendoza on stage during Dee's concert last night (Friday, June 11) at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, New York for a performance of the band's classic song "Under The Blade". Video footage of Mark's appearance can be seen below. According to Dee, the capacity ...

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HALESTORM Is 'At The Tail End' Of Making New Album: 'We Already Have A First Single Picked,' Says LZZY HALE

During an appearance on yesterday's (Friday, June 11) edition of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's going great. We're actually kind of in the eleventh hour. Everything is starting ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH And RICHIE FAULKNER Jam Together

Video of a recent jam between JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner and DOKKEN's legendary axeman George Lynch, which was originally streamed live on Instagram, can be seen below. Lynch became a grandfather for the fifth time when his daughter, Mariah Lynch, and Faulkner, who is her boyfriend, welcomed their first child, a baby girl, in ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On Virus That Sparked Pandemic: 'It Always Comes From Mistreating And Eating Animals'

Joseph Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA, who have been involved in environmental and animal rights activism, spoke to Mexico's WARP magazine about the exact origins of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19 and launched a global pandemic in March 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "For vegans, it's very upsetting, this freakin' pandemic, ...

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