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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Speaks Out Against 'Tyranny In The Schools' And 'In The Medical Business' (Video)

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has spoken out against "tyranny in the schools" and "in the medical business." The 60-year-old musician, who has attracted a fair amount of media attention over the years for his political thoughts, addressed what he feels is an unreasonable use of power during last night's (Wednesday, September 15) MEGADETH concert in Camden, ...

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New Video Of ALEX VAN HALEN Emerges Online

A new video of VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen has emerged online. On Friday (September 10), the Van Halen Brasil YouTube channel uploaded a clip — purportedly shot earlier that day — of Alex driving down a Los Angeles freeway in his new Porsche 911 GT2 RS car. While pulling up alongside the vehicle ...

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VAN HALEN: 'The Eruption And The Aftershock' Book Due In October

Backbeat Books has announced the October 1, 2021 release of "Van Halen: The Eruption And The Aftershock" by Michael Christopher. The book is available now for pre-order in multiple formats. This is the epic story of how one of America's greatest bands weathered arguably the most dramatic soap opera in rock and roll history with ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'Who Killed The Music Business? The Fans Did'

In a new interview with US Weekly, KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons once again spoke about the decline of the music industry as consumers value access over ownership and experiences over assets. "By and large, new artists will never have the chance that we got, because record companies would give us millions of dollars — once ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Pay Tribute To DC COMICS Character LOBO On New Single 'It's Killin' Time, Baby!'

BUTCHER BABIES have released a new single, "It's Killin' Time, Baby", featuring guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt (ESCAPE THE FATE). "From beginning to end, 'Killin' Time' is a relentless groove-infused face melter that is guaranteed to give you bang-over," says BUTCHER BABIES guitarist Henry Flury. The single, out today, was inspired by the DC Comics character ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Teams Up With GIBSON For 'Wino' Les Paul Custom Guitar

For the past 127 years, Gibson — the iconic American instrument brand — has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound across genres of music and generations of players. Today, Gibson Custom Shop has announced the release of the limited-edition Jerry Cantrell "Wino" Les Paul Custom guitar, the guitar marks the first official collaboration with ...

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PORNO FOR PYROS Is Working On New Music

PORNO FOR PYROS, the post-JANE'S ADDICTION band fronted by Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell, is working on new music. Guitarist Peter DiStefano took to his social media on July 20 to share a photo of him with drummer Stephen Perkins, and he included the following message: "Working on new PORNO FOR PYROS songs with @stephenperkinsdrummer in ...

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Rock 'n' Roll Glitter Suit - VELVET INSANE

It is a known fact that the Swedes are exceptionally good at rock 'n' roll. They are also exceptionally good at death metal and crusty hardcore, amongst a huge number of other genres, but snake-hipped and resolutely cool-as-fuck rock 'n' roll is something of a specialty. VELVET INSANE adhere to every brilliant tradition that you ...

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CANDLEBOX Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

Long-running Seattle rockers CANDLEBOX have announced a U.S. tour in support of their upcoming album, "Wolves". With COVID-19 restrictions lifting, the band is happy to return to normalcy. The tour kicks off in Louisville, Kentucky on August 5 and runs until November 6, ending in CANDLEBOX's hometown of Seattle. The final two Seattle shows on ...

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SLIPKNOT, LIMP BIZKIT, ROB ZOMBIE, CHEVELLE, Others Confirmed For This Year's ROCKLAHOMA Festival

Rocklahoma will make its highly anticipated return this year — taking place on Friday, September 3, Saturday, September 4, and Sunday, September 5 at Pryor Creek Music Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma, just outside of Tulsa. Previously taking place over Memorial Day Weekend, Rocklahoma will celebrate America's biggest Labor Day Weekend Party in 2021. Now ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, KEVIN CRONIN And RICK SPRINGFIELD Perform At Seventh Annual 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure' Benefit Concert (Video)

Sammy Hagar's seventh annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" concert returned on Saturday, May 15 with a star-studded lineup that delivered unforgettable musical moments and collaborative jams by SAMMY HAGAR & THE WABOS, REO SPEEDWAGON's Kevin Cronin and Dave Amato, TRAIN and Rick Springfield. Following a hiatus in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the benefit returned to an ...

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JAMES LOMENZO: How I Landed MEGADETH Gig

In a recent interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, acclaimed bassist James LoMenzo was asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH a decade and a half ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I just finished playing with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. And I was kind of — how can I say this delicately? — ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK Guests On CORY MARKS's 'Blame It On The Double' Single

Critically acclaimed country-rock artist Cory Marks has released a new high-energy, rock-heavy single, "Blame It On The Double", which is a collaboration with THEORY OF A DEADMAN's Tyler Connolly of and former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook. The track, available via Better Noise Music, is a reimagined version of the original, a laid-back ...

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