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Hear New EVANESCENCE Single 'Better Without You'

EVANESCENCE has released a new single called "Better Without You". It is the next single from the band's upcoming album, "The Bitter Truth", which will arrive on March 26 via BMG. An "F-you" to the forces that have attempted to hold her back, "Better Without You" is bandleader Amy Lee's unapologetic declaration of independence. With ...

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CRISTINA SCABBIA On Fallout From LACUNA COIL Livestream: 'Sometimes There Is A Price To Pay If You Want To Stand Up For Your Ideals'

LACUNA COIL singer Cristina Scabbia has released a longer video explaining the band's decision to take part in an initiative dubbed "L'Ultimo Concerto?" (Last Concert) to highlight the increasingly uncertain future of music venues. Instead of delivering live performances as part of a scheduled free virtual stream on Saturday, February 27, each of around 130 ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: Why I Am Still Performing ACCEPT Songs

Five years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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MOONSPELL Drops Music Video For 'The Hermit Saints'

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will release their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", on February 26 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "The Hermit Saints", can be seen below. The clip takes us on an epic trip to the heights of the world and the lows of the abysses. Accented by melodic ...

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HELLFEST Organizers Comment On 2021 Festival Cancelation

This year's edition of Hellfest has been officially canceled after the French government culture ministry said summer events would be allowed to go ahead — but with a limit of 5,000 people, all whom must remain seated, to meet COVID-19 restrictions. The Union of Contemporary Music (SMA), which represents festivals, concert venues and producers, said ...

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Watch EVANESCENCE Perform 'Wasted On You' On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

EVANESCENCE performed the song "Wasted On You" on Friday night's (February 19) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The five members of the band got together virtually from various locations — including, apparently, Nashville, Sacramento and Germany — to play a song from EVANESCENCE's first album of original music in a decade, "The Bitter Truth", which ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Blasts New York City's 'Insulting' 'Open Culture' Program

Acclaimed guitarist Joe Bonamassa has blasted New York City's "Open Culture" program as "insulting" to "the hundreds of thousands of dedicated performers and professionals put out of work due to this pandemic." Last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio and the city's Cultural Affairs Commissioner Gonzalo Casals officially introduced "Open Culture", which will ...

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BURNING WITCHES To Release New Album 'The Witch Of The North' In May

Swiss metallers BURNING WITCHES will release their fourth full-length album, "The Witch Of The North", on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Records. Following 2020's "Dance Of The Devil", which charted at #22 in Germany, and the "Circle Of Five" EP, vocalist Laura Guldemond, guitarists Romana Kalkuhl and Larissa Ernst, bassist Jeanine Grob and drummer Lala ...

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AEROSMITH's JOEY KRAMER Has No Interest In Making Solo Album

On February 10, AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer spoke with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", about his upcoming Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp masterclass, his memoir "Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top", life during COVID-19, living in Texas, proud accomplishments, his coffee company and more. Asked if ...

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Former FLYLEAF Singer LACEY STURM Collaborates With SKILLET On New Solo Single 'State Of Me'

Making history as the first female solo artist to top the Hard Rock Albums chart with her acclaimed "Life Screams" (2016), Lacey Sturm returns today (Friday, February 12) with her second single, "State Of Me", from her highly anticipated sophomore project, due this summer. The platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated former frontwoman of FLYLEAF wrote the new song ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Lack Of 'Direct' Communication With DAVE MUSTAINE Led To 2004 Lawsuit

During a recent appearance on Mitch Joel's "Groove - The No Treble Podcast", MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reflected on the fact that he sued the band's leader Dave Mustaine in 2004 for $18.5 million, alleging that Mustaine still owed him substantial merchandise and publishing royalties. In January 2005, the case was dismissed in court, and ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On PETER BALTES's Recent Collaboration With UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: 'I Probably Shouldn't Say Much About That'

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the band's latest studio album, "Too Mean To Die", which was released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The LP is the group's first without bassist Peter Baltes, who exited ACCEPT in November 2018. He has since been replaced by Martin Motnik. ...

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Too Mean To Die - ACCEPT

At the risk of enraging a handful of purists, the original ACCEPT era definitely didn't produce a run of albums as strong and as consistent as the one the Germans have been on over the last decade. Okay, so virtually no one is capable of topping "Restless and Wild", but since the release of 2010's ...

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WOLF HOFFMANN Reflects On 'Rivalry' Between ACCEPT And SCORPIONS: 'They Never Talked About Us' Or 'Acknowledged Us'

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if there was ever a rivalry between his band and legendary German hard rockers SCORPIONS, especially in the early 1980s when both ACCEPT and SCORPIONS were still on the rise. He responded (see ...

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MOONSPELL Drops Music Video For 'All Or Nothing'

Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL will release their 13th studio album, "Hermitage", on February 26, 2021 via Napalm Records. The official music video for the disc's third single, "All Or Nothing", can be seen below. "All Or Nothing" brings back the ethereal and melodic sounds of MOONSPELL served by a beautiful musical landscape, and makes it most ...

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