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COREY TAYLOR Admits There Has Been 'Contention' Within STONE SOUR, But Insists He Is Still 'Friends' With All Other Members

Corey Taylor says that he is open to doing more recording and touring with STONE SOUR in the future. One week after announcing in an interview that STONE SOUR had "run its course," the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman elaborated on the latter band's current status, insisting that he hasn't completed closed the door on ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Recording Christmas Song With TARJA TURUNEN

During an appearance on the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider revealed that he is recording a Christmas song with ex-NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. "I wrote this song for my wife many years ago," he said (hear audio below). "You guys may or may not know that Celine Dion recorded a Christmas ...

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TED NUGENT: 'NATIONAL RIFLE ASSOCIATION Is The Most Important Civil Rights Organization In The World'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has slammed the attorney general of New York for suing to to seek the dissolution of the National Rifle Association, alleging fraud and abuse in the way the NRA's chief executive and other officials ran the operation. New York State attorney general Letitia James's lawsuit specifically names the organization's top ...

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POWERMAN 5000 Releases Music Video For 'Brave New World'

It's only been a few months since dark industrial heroes POWERMAN 5000 concluded the recording of their latest opus, "The Noble Rot", which is set to be unleashed on the world August 28 via Cleopatra Records. But not even vocalist/founder Spider One could have predicted the "rot" that would infect the world in that short ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Is 'Concerned' About His Band's Future

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he is "concerned" about the future of his band. The vast majority of musicians are struggling more than ever without income from concerts and merch sales due to pandemic-induced lockdowns. Since it's become clear that concerts full of tightly packed fans won't be returning in a ...

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How PANTERA Was Influenced By EXHORDER

In a brand new interview with Poisoned Rock webzine, guitarist Marzi Montazeri of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was asked to comment on his band's alleged influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. "Look, you're asking a question from someone that actually was ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA: 'Hypnotic' Video Preview

"Hypnotic", the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will make its online debut on August 14 via Edgeout Records. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest ...

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Hunter Gatherer - AVATAR

Cheerfully standing apart from the crowd and confusing the hell out of almost as many people as they delight, AVATAR are a unique proposition. They're also a fantastic heavy metal band: a fact that is often missed, largely due to the Swedes' cartoonish image and their propensity for occasionally sounding like a power metal SYSTEM ...

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BAD RELIGION Recreates Classic Track 'Faith Alone' As Symphonic Plea For Reason

Veteran punk rock band BAD RELIGION has just released a radically reimagined version of its 1990 humanist anthem "Faith Alone". The re-recording uses an uncharacteristic orchestral arrangement to further accentuate the song's remarkably relevant lyrics. It is a philosophy BAD RELIGION has extolled since its very formation and has inspired songs like "The Answer", "Atheist ...

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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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TRIVIUM Is Buying An Airplane Hangar

Florida-based metallers TRIVIUM are using profits generated from last month's livestreamed concert to purchase a decommissioned airplane hangar. The Orlando facility will ultimately serve as the band's headquarters for both recording and rehearsing, in addition to being a place where TRIVIUM can store its equipment. TRIVIUM frontman spoke about the band's plans for the hangar ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Music Video For 'Born Innocent' Title Track

The official music video for "Born Innocent", the title track of the new album from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The LP was released on July 31 via Silver Lining Music. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, ALCATRAZZ's first studio ...

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