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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Dedicates 'We Say Thank You' To COVID-19 Heroes On The Frontline

JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson and his longtime friend/collaborator Leslie Mandoki have recorded the song "We Say Thank You" as a dedication to everyone on the frontline, from the doctors to grocery store workers, in the unbelievable coronavirus battle. Written by the Hungarian-born/German producer/songwriter/bandleader of SOULMATES (which has featured Ian through the years), "We Say Thank ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN's Performance On 'The Sound Of Silence' Is 'Perhaps The Greatest Rock Vocal Ever,' Says Actor RUSSELL CROWE

Russell Crowe has praised David Draiman's performance on DISTURBED's cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" as "perhaps the greatest rock vocal ever." The Oscar-winning actor, best known for playing Gen. Maximus Decimus Meridius in "Gladiator" and Sgt. Wendell "Bud" White in "LA Confidential", made the comment on Twitter while sharing a new ...

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IGGY POP: 'The Bowie Years' Seven-CD Box Set Due In May

A seven-CD box set "The Bowie Years" exploring Iggy Pop's Berlin-era albums is today announced for release on May 29 via UMe. The box set features remastered versions of "The Idiot", "Lust For Life", live album "TV Eye" and rare outtakes, alternate mixes and a 40-page book. "Lust For Life" and "The Idiot" will also ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Unspoken' Single Next Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — will release a new single, "Unspoken", on April 17. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "Holy Ground", which is due later in the year via Spinefarm Records — the home of hard rock and metal ...

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THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA Feat. SOILWORK, ARCH ENEMY Members: 'Golden Swansdown' Video

"Golden Swansdown", the new video from the Swedish classic/progressive rock supergroup THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA — featuring members of SOILWORK and ARCH ENEMY — can be seen below. The clip features an appearance by dancer extraordinaire Ella Snellman. A remarkable fact about her performance: The dance was filmed in one take! Guitarrist David Andersson states: ...

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ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members To Take Part In Fundraising Event

On Saturday, April 11, David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by Grammy-winning MEGADETH co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, will partner with Grammy Music Education Coalition to host "Oh Say Can You Stream", a livestream online fundraiser, powered by Cisco Webex to raise money for the "School's Out" initiative which provides online lessons, ...

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Watch KIKO LOUREIRO's 2015 MEGADETH Audition Video

In April 2015, it was announced that Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro had joined MEGADETH, replacing Chris Broderick, who had left the band five months earlier. In the nine-minute video below, Kiko reveals the story behind his audition for MEGADETH, and shares a clip he sent to David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine of him performing the ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping ...

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FORBIDDEN Singer RUSS ANDERSON Reveals Rehab Stint For Alcohol Abuse

FORBIDDEN singer Russ Anderson disclosed earlier on Friday that he entered a rehabilitation facility six months ago, saying he had hit "rock bottom" after "drinking heavily" most of his life. Earlier today (April 3), Anderson issued the following statement via the FORBIDDEN social media challens: "To my fans and friends. Yes, I'm still alive! "October ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION's 'Bring Back The Plague' Music Video Includes Toilet Paper, Self-Isolation And Hand Sanitizers

The official music video for the song "Bring Back The Plague" from San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Death Atlas", which was released last November via Metal Blade Records. CATTLE DECAPITATION frontman Travis Ryan comments: "With the cancellation of our ironically titled ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'If I Was Betting, I Would Say There's Gonna Be A Third Album In The Foreseeable Future'

In a recent interview with "Tunestiles" podcast, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "We talked about [making a third studio album]. Obviously, ...

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KANSAS: 'The Absence Of Presence' Album Details Revealed

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its highly anticipated new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video. "We are really excited for our fans to be able ...

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