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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH To Release 'Twisted Business' Book

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has revealed plans to release a book called "Twisted Business" in 2021. He will also launch his very own podcast, "The French Connection". French has four decades of experience as the manager, guitarist and director of licensing, publishing and touring for TWISTED SISTER. He is also a keynote and ...

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DEMON HUNTER Releases Music Video For 'Lesser Gods'

DEMON HUNTER has released the official music video for the song "Lesser Gods". The track is taken from the band's latest album "War", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "Peace", in March 2019. The clip was directed and edited by Brad Hartley, with additional editing by Andy Maier. Frontman Ryan Clark told Full ...

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Origins Vol. 2 - ACE FREHLEY

There comes a time in every veteran rock musician's life when he or she feel duty bound to make a covers album. Ace Frehley obviously enjoyed the experience of making 2016's "Origins Vol. 1" so much that he figured he could probably get away with making another one. All cynicism aside, it's hard to argue ...

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STEVIE NICKS's '24 Karat Gold The Concert' Coming To Cinemas Worldwide In October

Trafalgar Releasing announced today that Stevie Nicks, two time Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, legendary Grammy-winning recording singer/songwriter supreme, will debut "Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold The Concert", which will be released for two nights only on October 21 and 25 at select cinemas, drive-ins and exhibition spaces around the world. With this ...

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LIVE NATION Activates Concert Venues As Polling Places

Live Nation today announced several initiatives to encourage civic engagement and support access to voting in the 2020 elections. These initiatives include using Live Nation-owned concert venues as polling places, providing employees with paid time off to vote, incentivizing employees to serve as poll workers, and partnering with organizations on voter access and educational efforts. ...

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TWISTED SISTER's DEE SNIDER Slams Florida Anti-Maskers For Using 'We're Not Gonna Take It' For Their 'Moronic Cause': 'Selfish A**holes'

TWISTED SISTER's Dee Snider has slammed a group of anti-mask protesters for blasting the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" while defiantly marching through a Target in South Florida without any face coverings. A video that was originally posted on Reddit shows the protesters, including one who was wearing a red "Make America ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We Owe Everything To METALLICA'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH and other thrash and extreme metal bands "owe everything to METALLICA." Dave Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success on his ...

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Circle Of Darkness - PLAGUE YEARS

There's always been something uniquely exciting about collisions between thrash metal and brutal hardcore. Recent records by the likes of RINGWORM and INTEGRITY have proved that point tenfold, but while PLAGUE YEARS are considerably more traditional in thrash terms than either of those bands, there is a similarly destructive and anarchic vibe here. Vocalist Tim ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Criticizes CARDI B's 'WAP', Says He Doesn't Want His Granddaughter Subjected To 'That Garbage'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has criticized rap superstar Cardi B over the suggestive lyrics to her single "WAP", saying he doesn't want his granddaughter subjected to that "garbage." "WAP" debuted at the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart last month, breaking numerous streaming records and spawning a viral TikTok dance challenge. ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Releases Music Video For 'Strange People Doing Strange Things'

POWERMAN 5000 singer/creative mastermind Spider One has made a new video for the primally creepy "Strange People Doing Strange Things" track from the band's brand new album, "The Noble Rot". Unlike anything this multi-talented frontman has created, Spider's video is a wild rollercoaster of Don Hertzfeldtian minimalist doodles mixed with David Cronenberg-inspired body horror and ...

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