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MICHAEL SWEET Defends CHRIS JERICHO Over Lip-Syncing Allegations: He 'Doesn't Have Anything To Prove As A Singer'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet has come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during FOZZY's live ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter LILY CORNELL SILVER Launches IGTV Show 'Mind Wide Open': First Episode Available

Chris Cornell's daughter Lily Cornell Silver has launched a new IGTV series, "Mind Wide Open", which aims to "help destigmatize the conversation around mental health," according to a press release. Guests will include mental health professionals, public figures, peers, and others who will share their stories and struggles, as well as provide knowledge and insight. ...

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DAVE GROHL Argues Against Reopening Schools Amid Coronavirus Pandemic

Dave Grohl has released the first audio version of his "Dave's True Stories" series. The nine-minute episode sees the FOO FIGHTERS frontman — whose mother was a public school teacher — defending teachers amid the "daunting and evermore politicized question of reopening our schools in the coronavirus pandemic." "Teachers are confronted with a whole new ...

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TESLA, VIO-LENCE And JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Members Team Up For Cover Of PAT TRAVERS's 'Snortin' Whiskey' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with singer Sean Killian (VIO-LENCE), guitarist Dave Rude (TESLA), bassist Dan McNay (JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) and drummer Mark Hernandez (DRESS THE DEAD) to record a "quarantine" cover version of the Pat Travers classic "Snortin' Whiskey" as part of Phil's new series "Collab-A-Jam". Phil uploaded the ...

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ACCEPT Has Resumed Recording New Album

German/American metallers ACCEPT have resumed recording their new studio album. The sessions for the follow-up to 2017's "The Rise Of Chaos" are taking place remotely, with producer Andy Sneap working at his studio in Ripley, Derbyshire, England and guitarist Wolf Hoffmann laying down tracks in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. The project is being completed ...

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SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE And TREMONTI Members Complete Recording Third PROJECTED Album

PROJECTED, the band featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.k.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), has finished recording its third album. The follow-up to 2017's "Ignite My Insanity" was tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously ...

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ASHBA's Debut Single To Feature Guest Appearance By CALI TUCKER

The debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will feature a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music singer LaCosta Tucker and niece of country music legend Tanya Tucker. ASHBA's first full-length effort, which will include "different singers from different genres ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON: 'I Do Not Agree With This Defunding The Police Garbage That's Going On'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon says that he disagrees with calls to "defund the police" in the United States. Protests around the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have reignited conversations about the role of police in society, with some abolitionists advocating for dissolving existing police departments, ...

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DEADSY To Release First Album In More Than 14 Years

DEADSY, the art-industrial-rock band fronted by Elijah Blue (a.k.a. P. Exeter Blue I), son of actress/singer Cher and Gregg Allman, will release its long-awaited third album in early 2021. The disc's first single and video will precede the full-length effort this fall. DEADSY is also planning to reissue its second album, "Phantasmagore", on all digital ...

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PETER FRAMPTON Blasts 'King TRUMP' Over Coronavirus Response

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton has blasted Donald Trump after the U.S. president retweeted a post claiming that doctors and public health officials are telling "outrageous lies" about COVID-19. Earlier this week, the president promoted to his 83 million followers a tweet from 1980s game-show host and fervent Trump supporter Chuck Woolery. "The most outrageous lies ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Ties The Knot

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella has married his longtime girlfriend Lisa Graham. The British musician took to his Instagram to share the news of the nuptials, which apparently took place in the couple's hometown of London. "We finally did it. Me and @lisagraham138 got married." Alessandro wrote in a photo caption. Venturella began working with ...

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