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JOEY JORDISON's SINSAENUM Bandmate Says It's Not His 'Place' To Reveal Drummer's Cause Of Death: 'It's Just Very Sad'

Two months ago, Joey Jordison's SINSAENUM bandmate Frédéric Leclercq spoke to the Impact metal channel about the passing of the founding SLIPKNOT drummer. In the chat, which has just now been uploaded to YouTube, he was asked if he knew what caused Joey's death, Leclercq said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY On Dealing With Various Challenges During Pandemic: 'I Have To Be Thankful That We're Here At All'

In a brand new interview with Britian's ITV, QUEEN guitarist Brian May reflected on the numerous challenges he and his wife have faced during the pandemic, including dealing with several health issues and watching as sewage flooded his London home and destroyed many of his treasured possessions. "Yeah, we've been through a lot of stuff," ...

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L.A. GUNS Drop Music Video For New Single 'Get Along'

Long-running hard rockers L.A. GUNS will release their new studio album, "Checkered Past", on November 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the LP's third single, "Get Along", can be seen below. Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered Past" sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis and company continuing with ...

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(HED) P.E. Announces 'Califas Worldwide' Album

(HED) P.E. has announced the details on its "Califas Worldwide" compilation album, dropping December 17 via Suburban Noize Records. Califas is a Hispanic nickname for Southern California, a moniker that perfectly describes (HED) P.E.'s Huntington Beach G-Punk sound as it melds together with artists from around the world to create the unholy union of "Califas ...

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DEATH ANGEL To Release 'The Bastard Tracks' In November

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans DEATH ANGEL will release a new live album titled "The Bastard Tracks" on Black Friday, November 26 via Nuclear Blast. Recorded live at The Great American Music Hall in their hometown of San Francisco on May 22, 2021, and streamed live soon after, "The Bastard Tracks" is a ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Launches 'Psycho Schizo Espresso' Podcast

"Psycho Schizo Espresso", a brand new podcast from IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson and Oxford University psychologist and best-selling author Dr. Kevin Dutton, will launch across all podcast platforms on October 31, 2021. New episodes will be made available every other Tuesday. Official podcast description: "If psychology was a country, then it would be the world's ...

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L.A. GUNS Tease Music Video For New Single 'Get Along'

Long-running hard rockers L.A. GUNS will release their new studio album, "Checkered Past", on November 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. The official music video for the LP's third single, "Get Along", will be made available on Friday, October 22. A preview clip is available below. Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered ...

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Watch KORN Play First Show With Stand-In Drummer ARIC IMPROTA

FEVER 333 drummer Aric Improta played his first show with KORN Friday night (October 15) at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. He is filling in for regular KORN drummer Ray Luzier, who is sitting out three of the band's concerts after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Improta ...

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TRIVIUM's PAOLO GREGOLETTO: Why We Didn't Publicize 'The Metal Tour Of The Year' COVID-19 Scare

TRIVIUM bassist Paolo Gregoletto spoke to Mankato, Minnesota's "Midwest Beatdown" radio show about the COVID-19 "scare" he and his bandmates experienced early in their recently completed U.S. tour with MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD and HATEBREED. "The Metal Tour Of The Year" marked the four groups' first run of concerts since the start of the pandemic. ...

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Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Sues Fellow Original Members MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON

Founding QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has filed a lawsuit against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...

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OBITUARY: Official Biography 'Turned Inside Out' Due In January

Decibel Books has announced the publication of "Turned Inside Out: The Official Story Of Obituary", the fully authorized biography of Tampa, Florida death metal institution OBITUARY. Propelled by the inhuman vocals of John Tardy, the obscenely brutal guitar tone of Trevor Peres and rhythmic brilliance of drummer Donald Tardy, OBITUARY redefined heaviness throughout the 1990s. ...

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THE OFFSPRING Shares Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of Music Video For 'The Opioid Diaries'

THE OFFSPRING has shared behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the music video for "The Opioid Diaries". The song, which appears on the band's acclaimed, chart-topping tenth studio album "Let The Bad Times Roll", is part cautionary tale and part admonition, and takes aim squarely at the source of the opioid crisis that has devastated ...

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DEEP PURPLE Releases Music Video For '7 And 7 Is'

DEEP PURPLE's next studio effort will be an album of covers titled "Turning To Crime". Due on November 26 via earMUSIC, the LP will contain DEEP PURPLE's versions of great rock classics and musical jewels — including songs originally recorded by Bob Dylan, FLEETWOOD MAC, Bob Seger, CREAM and THE YARDBIRDS — carefully chosen by ...

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Måsstaden Under Vatten - VILDHJARTA

Eight years have passed since VILDHJARTA released a new record (the superb "Thousands Of Evils" EP), and the heavy music landscape has changed sufficiently that the Swedes' long-awaited full-length sounds every bit as contrary and otherworldly as its predecessor ("Måsstaden") did in 2011, despite the familiarity of their crushing, futuristic sound. Frequently dismissed as MESHUGGAH ...

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Former GREAT WHITE Singer TERRY ILOUS Launches LAND OF GYPSIES

Frontiers Music Srl will release the self-titled debut album from LAND OF GYPSIES on December 10. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Shattered", can be seen below. LAND OF GYPSIES, formerly known as GANG OF SOULS, is a new Los Angeles-based band featuring an artistic union between vocalist Terry Ilous (XYZ, ex-GREAT ...

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FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, VOLBEAT, HATEBREED Members Mourn Passing Of Music Industry Veteran SCOTT KOENIG

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter and Monte Conner, the music industry veteran who signed FEAR FACTORY to Roadrunner Records, are among the notable figures who have paid tribute to Scott Koenig, former manager of BIOHAZARD and FEAR FACTORY, who died last Thursday (October 7) after a battle with COVID-19. He was ...

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THE OFFSPRING Guitarist NOODLES Opens Up About His COVID-19 Battle: 'Because I Am Vaccinated, I Got Over It Very Quickly'

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman says that the band canceled its concerts in Denver and Salt Lake City earlier this month after he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. On Saturday (October 9), Noodles took to his Twitter to write: "I tested positive for Covid on the 27th of ...

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