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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Is Working On New Music

THE PRETTY RECKLESS has begun composing music for its fourth album, the band has confirmed. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "Who You Selling For", which arrived a year ago. That effort was produced by THE PRETTY RECKLESS's longtime collaborator Kato Khandwala and featured songs written by singer Taylor Momsen and guitarist Ben ...

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GRIP INC. Guitarist WALDEMAR SORYCHTA Recruits Ex-MORGOTH Singer MARC GREWE For Resurrected DESPAIR

Acclaimed producer/guitarist Waldemar Sorychta (GRIP INC., LACUNA COIL, MOONSPELL, SAMAEL) has resurrected the German technical thrash band DESPAIR. Joining him in the group's current incarnation are former MORGOTH vocalist Marc Grewe, original DESPAIR drummer Markus "Makka" Freiwald and new bassist Marius Ickert. The revamped DESPAIR is in the studio putting the finishing touches on a ...

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THE DAMNED To Record New Album In October

Legendary punk band THE DAMNED will enter the studio in October to record its eleventh album for an early 2018 release via Search & Destroy. Helming the record in Brooklyn, New York will be famed producer Tony Visconti, who has previously worked with David Bowie, T.REX, Morrisey, U2, THE STRANGLERS, Iggy Pop and THIN LIZZY. ...

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POISON Releases 'Nothin' But A Good Time' Fan Video

POISON has released a "Nothin' But A Good Time" "fan video," featuring photos that were submitted by fans who attended the band's recently completed first U.S. tour in more than four years, dubbed "XXX". Says POISON: "We love our loyal fans and wanted to take the time to say THANK YOU for coming to support ...

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POISON Releases 'Tour Wrap' Video

POISON has released a one-minute video featuring highlights from the band's recently completed first U.S. tour in more than four years. Check it out below. In an interview with the "Drummer Nation" show, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett spoke about what it has been like reuniting with his bandmates for the trek. "It's been a lot ...

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Dead Cross - DEAD CROSS

The future is canceled, and the season of the witch is nigh. Mike Patton emerges once more from the dark side of his own blood moon, bringing with him enough personae to give James McAvoy's 23 personalities from the movie "Split" reason for permanent exile. This moment has been a long time coming, it seems, ...

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BRET MICHAELS Wasn't Surprised DONALD TRUMP Won The Presidency: He 'Is All About Capitalism And He Is Patriotic'

POISON singer Bret Micheals, who won Season 3 of Donald Trump's reality competition "The Celebrity Apprentice", was asked by Entrepreneur.com in a new interview how he would rate Trump as an entrepreneur. "Donald Trump would be at the very top," Bret responded. "Trump has the entrepreneurial spirit. He also has tough skin." Asked ...

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METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' Gets 'Jazz' Treatment By ROBERT HAGLUND With Help From BRUCE KULICK

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT's Divorce Is Finalized

According to TMZ, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has finalized his divorce from singer/songwriter Melanie Martel. The 55-year-old rocker and his ex-wife, who had a prenuptial agreement, will share joint custody of their two kids — 7-year-old son Jude Aaron Rockett and 4-year-old daughter Lucy Sky Rockett. Rikki will pay $2,000 a month in ...

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...Of the Dark Light - SUFFOCATION

SUFFOCATION broke ground with its absolutely gargantuan early material. A progenitor of technical death metal, the group's competition has become as stiff as a corpse in the years since then. Bands as varied as CRYPTOPSY, OBSCURA and NECROPHAGIST have pushed the envelope in their own respective ways, but the New York group has remained relevant ...

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TONY HARNELL, BRUCE KULICK, RUDY SARZO, KEE MARCELLO Guest On ROBERT HAGLUND's 'I Wanna Be Somebody'

Bruce Kulick (KISS), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT, OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE), Kee Marcello (EUROPE) and Tony Harnell (TNT) are among the guest musicians who appear on Robert Haglund's new album, "I Wanna Be Somebody". Famous Swedish singers like Svante Thuresson and Jan Johansen also contribute duet vocals. Haglund has been a professional musician for 20 years ...

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TANK Recruits PINK CREAM 69 Vocalist DAVID READMAN

Veteran British metallers TANK have recruited PINK CREAM 69 vocalist David Readman to replace the recently departed ZP Theart, who is now a full-time member of U.S. rockers SKID ROW. Stated TANK guitarist Cliff Evans: "We're really pleased for ZP and hope that everything works out for him. He's always been a massive fan of ...

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Watch RATT's Entire Concert In Peoria

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's entire June 1 performance at Limelight Eventplex in Peoria, Illinois can be seen below. Featured songs: 01. Wanted Man (1:14) 02. I'm Insane (5:15) 03. Dangerous But Worth The Risk (8:42) 04. You Think You're Tough (12:33) 05. Walkin' The Dog (17:00) 06. Way Cool Jr. (20:23) 07. In Your ...

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JOHN CORABI Doesn't Think BOBBY BLOTZER Deserves RATT Name

Former MÖTLEY CRÜE and current THE DEAD DAISIES singer John Corabi who had a seven-year stint (2001-2008) as the rhythm guitarist in RATT, has once again commented on the ongoing legal battle between drummer Bobby Blotzer and other members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — ...

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RATT's WARREN DEMARTINI: Video Footage Of THE MUSIC ZOO Event

On April 25, Warren DeMartini of RATT took part in a special event at The Music Zoo in Roslyn, New York. Hosted by Andy Aledort of Guitar World, the night featured a conversation segment with Warren talking about his Charvel series, along with guitar demonstrations and a question-and-answer session. Check out video footage below. The ...

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Watch RATT Perform At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's June 9 performance at the Sweden Rock Festival in Sölvesborg, Sweden can be seen below. The reunited RATT, featuring three members of the band's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini — has played several shows so far this year after reforming in 2016 ...

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