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TOTO To Release 'With A Little Help From My Friends' In June

TOTO and The Players Club/Mascot Label Group have announced the global release of "With A Little Help From My Friends" on June 25. The performance captures one special night on November 21, 2020 when Steve Lukather, Joseph Williams and David Paich appeared with the new lineup of TOTO for a global event originating from Los ...

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TOTO Moves Confirmed Appearances To 2022

TOTO has announced the band will push all confirmed appearances to 2022. Specific dates for those shows impacted follows below, alongside on-sale plans for new events not public prior. Steve Lukather shares: "In the interests of approaching the band's activities with health as the primary concern for the fans, band, crew and all impacted when ...

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PEARL JAM's MIKE MCCREADY Launches Collector's Edition Stratocaster With FENDER's Custom Shop

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and the Fender Custom Shop have announced the limited-edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster in the artist's first-time collaboration with the iconic guitar brand. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee partnered with one of Fender's world-renowned master builders, Vincent Van Trigt, to disassemble his famous vintage Stratocaster in order ...

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LEE AARON To Release New Album 'Radio On!' In June

On June 18, award-winning Canadian vocalist Lee Aaron will release "Radio On!", a collection of 12 brand-new originals that invite you to tune into the heartbeat of your personal radio dial and hear the best of what this rock 'n' roll legend has to offer. Like the FM stations that once ruled the airwaves, "Radio ...

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RED FANG Announces 'Arrows' Album

RED FANG, the beloved Portland-based "riff-heavy" (NPR) rock band, will release a new album, "Arrows", on June 4 via Relapse Records. "It was so gratifying to put these songs on tape with Funk!" says guitarist/vocalist Bryan Giles of the album that was produced by longtime collaborator Chris Funk. "It felt very comfortable with a loose ...

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STAIND Hopes To Complete New Studio Album This Year

Aaron Lewis has confirmed that STAIND is working on its first studio album since 2011's self-titled effort. Speaking to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", the singer said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I would certainly love to have it recorded and done by the end of this year, to be released next year. All of ...

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COREY TAYLOR On His Upcoming Movie 'Zombie Versus Ninja': 'I Don't Wanna Make Oscar Winners. I Wanna Make Fun, Crazy Cult Classics'

Corey Taylor recently revealed that he has written five film scripts, including a script for a movie called "Zombie Versus Ninja". Speaking to Frightmare HQ about his vision for "Zombie Versus Ninja", the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "One of the things that I've always wanted to do is create ...

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STAIND To Release 'Live: It's Been Awhile' Album In May; 'The Return Of Staind' Streaming Series Announced

Multi-platinum rock band STAIND will release its first album in nine years, "Live: It's Been Awhile", on May 7 via Yap'em/Alchemy Recordings. The "Live: It's Been Awhile" album will be accompanied by "The Return Of Staind", a two-part global streaming series in partnership with Danny Wimmer Presents. The series launches with STAIND's "Live: It's Been ...

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ELTON JOHN Says He Recently Recorded 'Something' With METALLICA

During the latest episode of Elton John's Apple Music 1 show "Rocket Hour", the legendary singer told guest SG Lewis that he recorded "something" with METALLICA. "I've just done something with METALLICA," he revealed. "During this lockdown period, I've been working with [the virtual band] GORILLAZ and people like that. I haven't been doing any ...

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PETER FRAMPTON Is 'Realistic' About His Chances Of Performing Again While Battling Rare Muscular Disease

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton spoke to Grammy.com about living with the autoimmune disease inclusion body myositis (IBM). IBM is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy. Asked if he hopes to resume his farewell tour once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, Peter said: "This is where I ...

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TED NUGENT Denies Accusations Of Racism: 'I'm The Anti-Racist'

Ted Nugent has fired back at accusations of racism, saying that he is "the anti-racist" who has "paid homage and reverence to the black heroes of music" his entire life. The outspoken conservative rocker made his comments just days after he revealed he recently lost a major sponsor of his award-winning "Spirit Of The Wild" ...

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MORDRED Unveils Music Video For 'Love Of Money'

Influential San Francisco crossover thrash metal act MORDRED — which this summer will release its first full-length record in over 25 years — has unveiled a music video for "Love Of Money", the latest clip from the band's 2020 comeback EP "Volition". Shot on location in San Francisco by Eddie Granillo for Keptone Filmz and ...

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OF MICE & MEN's AARON PAULEY: How I Discovered METALLICA

In a new interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", OF MICE & MEN singer/bassist Aaron Pauley discussed his love of METALLICA. Speaking about his first introduction to the heavy metal giants, Aaron said: "I was a young kid. My neighbor used to listen to METALLICA, and ...

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COREY TAYLOR Has Completed Five Movie Scripts

In a new interview with Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA, SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman revealed that he has written five movie scripts that have not yet been developed. Asked if he would be interested in going into acting at some point in the future, Corey said (see video ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Third New Single, 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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OF MICE & MEN Releases New Song 'Timeless'

OF MICE & MEN has released the title track of its upcoming EP, "Timeless". The effort will be released on February 26 via the band's new label home, SharpTone Records. "'Timeless' is a song about becoming increasingly aware of impermanence, written through somewhat of a somber, yet romantic, lens," says singer/bassist Aaron Pauley. "At the ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Is Working On Third Solo LP, New ARCH ENEMY Album

During an appearance on "The Riffhard Podcast", ARCH ENEMY guitarist Jeff Loomis revealed that he has spent much of his coronavirus downtime recording a new solo LP. "It's my third solo album for Century Media," he said (hear audio below). "It's gonna be an all-instrumental thing. So, really, I've just been keeping busy doing that ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Drops Music Video For New Single 'IDK'

Los Angeles alternative metal band GEMINI SYNDROME has released the music video for "IDK". The track will be available to purchase and stream on Friday, January 22 via Another Century. GEMINI SYNDROME vocalist Aaron Nordstrom states: "'IDK' plays with the double entendre, 'I decay' and 'IDK' (I don't know) to illustrate the Voltaire quote, 'The ...

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Leviathan - THERION

Three years ago, THERION released one the most insanely ambitious albums in metal history. Three hours in length, "Beloved Antichrist" was a heroically indulgent symphonic rock opera, even by the Swedish band's already exacting standards. What it definitely wasn't was remotely accessible, at least to all but the most devout and obsessive of fans. Doubtless ...

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