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SKILLET Frontman Speaks Out Against 'Cancel Culture', Calls It 'Very Frightening'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has spoken out against "cancel culture," calling it "very frightening." Cancel culture is the idea that someone, usually a celebrity or a public figure, whose ideas or comments are considered offensive should be boycotted. These people are ostracized and shunned by former ...

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TESTAMENT And ANTHRAX Members Cover STEVIE NICKS's 'Stop Draggin' My Heart Around'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has teamed up with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Bentante, along with singer Jennifer Cella (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), rhythm guitarist Randy McStine (MCSTINE/MINNEMANN), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE, BPMD) and keyboardist Harry Waters to record a quarantine cover of Stevie Nicks's "Stop Draggin' My Heart Around". Alex uploaded the video to his YouTube channel ...

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SERJ TANKIAN: I Love And Respect JOHN DOLMAYAN Very Much, But Not His American Political Views

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian has admitted that he doesn't care for his bandmate John Dolmayan's opinions on American politics. Last year, Dolmayan praised former U.S. president Donald Trump and accused Democrats of "demonizing" the real estate mogul and "blaming him for everything under the sun." The drummer also called Democrats "the true bigots" ...

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MEGADETH, STEEL PANTHER, SYMPHONY X, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Cover DOKKEN's 'Tooth And Nail' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with singer Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), drummer Stix Zadinia (STEEL PANTHER) and bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH) to record a "quarantine" cover version of the DOKKEN song "Tooth And Nail" as part of Phil's series "Collab-A-Jam". Phil uploaded the video ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Releases Music Video For 'Another Change' From Upcoming SWEET OBLIVION Album

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate will release the second album from his SWEET OBLIVION project, "Relentless", on April 9 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Another Change", can be seen below. The self-titled SWEET OBLIVION debut album caused quite a stir in the international hard rock and metal ...

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U.S Edition Of 'History Of Finnish Death Metal' Book Due In April

Decibel Books has announced the U.S. release of "Rotting Ways To Misery: The History Of Finnish Death Metal". The definitive guide to the magical and morbid world of Finnish death metal, exploring the extreme metal and thrash scenes of late '80s, the short-lived but explosive scene of the early '90s and the eventual devastating resurgence ...

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ENTOMBED A.D. Singer LARS-GÖRAN PETROV Dead At 49

Former ENTOMBED and current ENTOMBED A.D. singer Lars-Göran Petrov passed away on Sunday, March 7 after a battle with bile duct cancer. He was 49 years old. In a statement, his ENTOMBED A.D. bandmates wrote: "We are devastated to announce that our beloved friend Lars-Göran Petrov has left us. Our brother, leader, vocalist, our Chief ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Doesn't Know If He Will Get COVID-19 Vaccine: 'I'm Weird About Being Forced To Take Something'

In a new interview with Finland's Kaaos TV, drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz of veteran Floridian death metallers CANNIBAL CORPSE was asked if he will get the COVID-19 vaccine to help stop the novel coronavirus from spreading. He responded (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I don't know. I'm not one for that kind of stuff, so I don't know. ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM's Autobiography, 'Double Talkin' Jive', Is Now Scheduled To Arrive In September

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Matt Sorum's long-awaited autobiography, "Double Talkin' Jive: True Rock 'N' Roll Stories From The Drummer Of Guns N' Roses, The Cult, And Velvet Revolver", will now arrive on September 7, 2021 via Rare Bird Books after being delayed several times due to the coronavirus pandemic. In "Double Talkin' Jive", Sorum ...

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Abyssal Trip - SPELLJAMMER

Rising to the top of the modern pantheon of doom, sludge and stoner rock with the ease of champions, SPELLJAMMER are plainly not fucking around. "Abyssal Trip" makes no attempt to subvert a classic formula: within these blitzed-out jams' treacly, floor-splitting levels of heaviness, the sound of pure SABBATH-ian magma ebbing and flowing can be ...

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