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BODY COUNT Begins Work On New Album, 'Merciless'

BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, has announced plans to write and record a new studio album called "Merciless". Earlier today (Tuesday, June 22), BODY COUNT's social media was updated with the following message: "BODYCOUNT NEWS: Even though we have not been able to perform ONE single concert ...

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MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album Lands On Multiple U.S. Charts

The self-titled debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo project of Wolfgang Van Halen, has registered the following first-week chart positions in the U.S.: Top Rock Albums: No. 1 Hard Rock Albums: No. 1 Independent Albums: No. 1 Top Album Sales: No. 2 Current Album Sales: No. 2 Billboard 200: No. 12 Wolfgang wrote on ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Charvel Art Series Guitars Sell For $210,000 At Auction

A collection of five Charvel Art Series guitars that had been stage-played and signed by the late guitar icon Eddie Van Halen sold for $210,225 at an auction held this past weekend by Julien's Auctions. Two black-and-yellow Bumblebee-inspired models sold for $38,400 and $41,600, a red-and white-Frankenstein Mark II-styled six-string sold for $40,625, a reverse-colorway ...

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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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JOHN 5 Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will embark on a U.S. tour this summer. Joining him on the 22-date trek will be blues-rock guitarist and singer Jared James Nichols and industrial rockers BLACK SATELLITE. Appearing at shows in Sioux Falls, Sioux City and Lincoln will be YouTuber, musician and multi-instrumentalist Sarah ...

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TEN YEARS AFTER Announces Livestream Event, 'Blue Crossroads'

Classic rockers/blues rock trailblazers TEN YEARS AFTER will soon perform for fans throughout the world once more, via a livestream event. Dubbed "Blue Crossroads", the event includes three performances by different artists, TEN YEARS AFTER on June 17, MARCUS BONFANTI ELECTRIC BAND on July 1 and JAWBONE on July 15. The TEN YEARS AFTER portion ...

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TOM MORELLO And THE BLOODY BEETROOTS Announce 'The Catastrophists' EP

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello and the punk-fueled electronic artist The Bloody Beetroots have announced a collaborative new project, "The Catastrophists" EP, to be released on June 18. The seven-track EP is executive produced by Morello, and produced by The Bloody Beetroots, along with Carl Restivo. "Radium Girls", the second ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer JOHN DOLMAYAN Announces 'Torpedo Con 2021' Mega-Collectors Convention

Torpedo Comics, which is owned by SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, has announced the Torpedo Collectors Convention (Torpedo Con) 2021, a three-day collectors convention hosted at the historic Hollywood Palladium in Hollywood, California. Guests should expect over 100 vendors specializing in hard-to-find collectibles in areas such as comic books, graded video games, original ...

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LEE AARON Turned Down Chance To Front VIXEN In 1990s

In a new interview with the "Ouch, You're On My Hair" podcast, Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron, who is known primarily as a solo artist and songwriter, was asked if she was ever presented with an opportunity to front a major band during her four-decade career. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah. I can't ...

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