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CROWN THE EMPIRE Guitarist BRANDON HOOVER Is 'Officially Clear' Two Weeks After Testing Positive For Coronavirus

CROWN THE EMPIRE guitarist Brandon Hoover says that he is "officially clear" after recently testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Earlier today, Hoover shared a short video message with his 70,000 Twitter followers, saying: "Yo, what's up, everybody. As a lot of you may know, I tested positive for the ...

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STYX To Stream 2017 Quebec Concert On YouTube Tomorrow

STYX will stream a 2017 Quebec concert tomorrow (Saturday, March 28), with an introduction from singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, exclusively on the band's YouTube page starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. STYX is also asking for donations to the band's Rock To The Rescue organization. Two weeks ago, STYX postponed around a dozen shows that ...

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RAMMSTEIN Says TILL LINDEMANN Tested Negative For COVID-19

German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN have shot down a report that singer Till Lindemann has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. Earlier today, German newspaper Bild reported that Lindemann was in intensive care in a Berlin hospital after being diagnosed with COVID-19. Several hours after the Bild ...

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BUSH: 'Live In Tampa' Blu-Ray, DVD And CD Package Due In April

Cleopatra Entertainment has set an April 24 release date for "Live In Tampa" from alt rockers BUSH. Led by guitarist/vocalist Gavin Rossdale, BUSH was the first post-NIRVANA British band to hit it big in America. Of course, they became a hit by playing by the grunge rules — they had loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN And TROY DONOCKLEY Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Nemo' At PLANET ROCK (Video)

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen and Troy Donockley recently played the band's classic song "Nemo" as part of a Planet Rock acoustic session. Check out video footage below. NIGHTWISH's new album, "Human. :II: Nature.", will be released on April 10 via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 2015's "Endless Forms Most Beautiful" is a double album containing ...

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SYMPHONY X Singer RUSSELL ALLEN And Ex-NIGHTWISH Frontwoman ANETTE OLZON: Lyric Video For 'I'll Never Leave You' Song

The official lyric video for the song "I'll Never Leave You" from ALLEN/OLZON, the collaborative project from noted progressive metal vocalists Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB) and Anette Olzon (THE DARK ELEMENT, ex-NIGHTWISH), can be seen below. The track is taken from ALLEN/OLZON's debut album, "Worlds Apart", which was released on March 6 via ...

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Watch NAGLFAR's Music Video For 'Vortex Of Negativity'

The official music video for "Vortex Of Negativity" from Umeå, Sweden's black metal nihilists NAGLFAR can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's seventh full-length album, "Cerecloth", which will be released on May 8 via Century Media Records. NAGLFAR comments: "Here it is: Our second video, 'Vortex Of Negativity', from our upcoming ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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BUCKCHERRY Announces Rescheduled North American Tour Dates

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have announced the rescheduled dates for their North American tour. The trek, which was originally slated to take place in April and May, has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe. The band states: "So as not to disappoint our fans that have bought tickets for ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Mourning Death Of His Sister

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine is mourning the death of his sister Michelle. Dave announced his sibling's passing in a social media post on Thursday (March 26). He wrote: "My friends, I have sad news to share with you today. My sister Michelle has passed away. I was truly lucky to have a sister like her. ...

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Me And That Man - ME AND THAT MAN

When BEHEMOTH driving force Nergal released the first ME AND THAT MAN album, "Songs Of Love And Death", back in 2017, it was a project — a collaboration, in fact, with folk musician John Porter — that instantly made complete sense to large swathes of the underground metal world. If you dug Nick Cave, WOVENHAND ...

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KREATOR Surprise-Releases New Single, '666 - World Divided'

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have surprise-released a new single, "666 - World Divided". The official music video for the track can be seen below. The song was produced by Andy Sneap and Markus Ganter and was recorded at Hansa Tonstudios in Berlin, Germany. A limited-edition seven-inch single featuring "666 - World Divided" and the ...

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ILL NIÑO Members Reach Agreement Over Band Name

The battle over the ILL NIÑO name appears to finally be over. Earlier today, vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre, rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco, drummer Dave Chavarri and bassist Laz Pina announced that they "have reached a mutual, amicable and binding agreement" that will allow Chavarri and Pina to continue with ILL NIÑO ...

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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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Listen To New AUGUST BURNS RED Song 'Paramount'

AUGUST BURNS RED's new song "Paramount" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming eighth full-length album, "Guardians", which will be released on April 3 via Fearless Records. "'Paramount' is one of my favorite songs from 'Guardians'," says guitarist JB Brubaker. "It has that classic ABR sound with a bunch of ...

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