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ANN WILSON To Release 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "The Hammer", on February 25. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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COREY TAYLOR: 'I Hate All New Rock For The Most Part'

In a brand new interview with "Cutter's Rockcast", Corey Taylor decried a lack of originality in modern rock music, saying he hates most young rock artists who are not even trying to come up with anything fresh. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman explained (see video below): "I look at some of these bands that ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER Explains 'Fortitude' Album Title

French progressive metallers GOJIRA will release their long-awaited new album, "Fortitude", on April 30 via Roadrunner Records. The LP stands out as GOJIRA's first full-length release in five years and the follow-up to 2016's "Magma". Speaking to U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, vocalist/guitarist Joseph Duplantier stated about the album's title: "Fortitude is what ...

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HELLFEST Organizers Comment On 2021 Festival Cancelation

This year's edition of Hellfest has been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said ...

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Watch EVANESCENCE Perform 'Wasted On You' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

EVANESCENCE performed the song "Wasted On You" on Friday night's (February 19) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The five members of the band got together virtually from various locations — including, apparently, Nashville, Sacramento and Germany — to play a song from EVANESCENCE's first album of original music in a decade, "The Bitter Truth", which ...

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GEORGE LYNCH To Release 'Seamless' Instrumental Solo Album

Legendary guitarist George Lynch has confirmed to Chris Annunziata of "The Metal Teddy Bear Experience" show on 90.3 WMSC that he has a new solo instrumental album coming out later this year. "It's done," he said (hear audio below). "It's been done for a while. It's called 'Seamless'. It's [gonna be released] on Rat Pak ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: 'He Asked For Paternity Leave And Just Hasn't Come Back'

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has once again denied that Scott Rockenfield is officially out of the band, saying the drummer asked for paternity leave almost four years ago and just never came back. Last month, Rockenfield shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn't performed with ...

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More QUEEN Jigsaw Puzzles To Be Released In April

Several more QUEEN titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. Zee Productions will release "Live Killers", "Hot Space" and "Jazz" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl record collection. Previously released QUEEN jigsaws include "Queen II", "A Day ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Splits With DEAN, Partners With GIBSON

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has apparently parted ways with Dean and signed up with Gibson guitars. Earlier today, Mustaine tweeted out a teaser video for what appears to be an official announcement that will come on February 23. Captioned "Countdown. 2.23.21," the 14-second clip features the MEGADETH mascot Vic Rattlehead walking through a cemetery before drawing ...

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KORN Bassist's STILLWELL Releases 'Alright Alright' Music Video

"Alright Alright", the new music video from STILLWELL, the band featuring KORN bassist Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu, vocalist/guitarist Anthony "Q-Unique" Quiles and P.O.D. drummer Noah "Wuv" Bernardo, can be seen below. The song is taken from STILLWELL's third album, "Supernatural Miracle", which was released in September. "Supernatural Miracle" finds STILLWELL reconciling its eclectic and storied musical ...

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Watch WOLFGANG VAN HALEN's MAMMOTH WVH Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Distance' On 'Today' Show

Wolfgang Van Halen's solo band, MAMMOTH WVH, performed an acoustic version of its song first single, "Distance", on "Today" show this morning (Friday, February). The band comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (guitars/vocals), Ronnie Ficarro (bass/vocals), Jon Jourdan (guitars/vocals), Frank Sidoris (guitars) and Garret Whitlock (drums) played the track which was written as a tribute to ...

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HELLOWEEN Singers Explain 'Exclusive Alternative Vocals Mix' Of Upcoming Single 'Skyfall' (Video)

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its much-anticipated album in the summer of 2021. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2, 2021. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha Gerstner, ...

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WHITESNAKE Releases Music Video For Remixed Version Of 'Whipping Boy Blues' From 'The Blues Album'

WHITESNAKE celebrates the blues sound that helped inspire its multi-platinum career on a new collection that features remixed and remastered versions of the group's best blues-rock songs. "The Blues Album" is the third and final release in the band's "Red, White And Blues" trilogy, a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began last ...

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Listen To New EYEHATEGOD Song 'Circle Of Nerves'

New Orleans disciples of hardcore, blues-based, post-amplified audio wreckage EYEHATEGOD have released "Circle Of Nerves", the latest single from their first new full-length album in seven years, "A History Of Nomadic Behavior", due on March 12 via Century Media Records. Singer Mike IX Williams said: "'Circle Of Nerves' is the last single before the release ...

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CHEVELLE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Remember When'

The official lyric video for CHEVELLE's new song "Remember When" can be seen below. The track is taken from CHEVELLE's upcoming follow-up to 2016's "The North Corridor", "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation), which is due on March 5. "Niratias" (Nothing Is Real And This Is A Simulation) stands out as CHEVELLE's ...

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