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SAMMY HAGAR Pays Tribute To BILL WITHERS

Sammy Hagar has paid tribute to singer-songwriter Bill Withers, who died on Monday from heart complications. He was 81 years old. Earlier today, the former VAN HALEN frontman shared a video of him performing an acoustic version of Withers's classic R&B song "Ain't No Sunshine" and he captioned the clip "RIP Bill Withers (1938 - ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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CARCASS's New Album Delayed Due To Novel Coronavirus

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have announced that their new album, "Torn Arteries", has been delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The LP had been previously scheduled to arrive on August 7 via Nuclear Blast. Earlier today, CARCASS took to its social media to write: "Well there's no way our new album is gonna get ...

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HELLOWEEN Is Putting Finishing Touches On Vocals For New Album

The "Pumpkins United" lineup of HELLOWEEN recently entered the H.O.M.E. Studios in Hamburg (where everything started in 1984) to work on brand new song material. The same recording console used for such HELLOWEEN albums as "Master Of The Rings", "Time Of The Oath" and "Better Than Raw" is now being utilized to record the band's ...

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COLD Unveils Haunting 'Quiet Now' Music Video

Music fans around the world all agree, it's a little too "quiet now". With bands losing their ability to bring live shows to fans, arts events coming to a complete standstill, and it feeling nearly silent as people remain safe inside their homes, now more than ever, it's important for musicians to keep the music ...

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REO SPEEDWAGON Appears In NETFLIX's 'Ozark'

Classic rock band REO SPEEDWAGON appears in an episode of Netflix's award-winning drama "Ozark" this season. The episode (Season 3, Episode 3), "Kevin Cronin Was Here", written by Miki Johnson, is named for REO SPEEDWAGON's iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin. Cronin said: "We are big fans of 'Ozark' here in the Cronin house, and have been ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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ARMORED SAINT Completes Recording New Album

ARMORED SAINT has completed recording its new album for a tentative late 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" was tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera and is once again being mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER, AMON AMARTH). Last month, ARMORED SAINT ...

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FIREWIND Teases 'Rising Fire' Music Video

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released a teaser for the music video for the song "Rising Fire". The full clip will make its online debut on March 20. FIREWIND recently parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has ...

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CARCASS: Australian Tour Canceled

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS have been forced to cancel their previously tour of Australia in the wake of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The promoter of the tour, Soundworks Touring, has issued the following statement regarding the matter: "Due to the very unfortunate circumstances surrounding the Download Festival cancellation and now the newly enforced government ...

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MAGNUM Won't Cancel European Tour: 'F**k Coronavirus'

British rock icons MAGNUM have vowed to play all the scheduled shows on their previously announced European tour despite coronavirus concerns. Earlier today, the band issued the following statement via social media: "A statement regarding the impact of Covid-19 on the forthcoming tour. "Let's get this right out there: "The band are NOT going to ...

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MAYHEM Drummer HELLHAMMER TO Sit Out 'The Decibel Magazine Tour'

Due to a severe shoulder infection caused by osteoarthritis that has plagued Hellhammer for quite some time now, the MAYHEM drummer will, unfortunately, not be able to perform with his bandmates on "The Decibel Magazine Tour". According to MAYHEM, Hellhammer "has been working with a physiotherapist for the last couple of months in the hopes ...

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FIREWIND Announces New Singer

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has parted ways with guitarist/keyboardist Bob Katsionis and singer Henning Basse. The group's new vocalist is Herbie Langhans, who has previously played with AVANTASIA and SINBREED. FIREWIND is currently working on its ninth studio album, to be released later in 2020. FIREWIND announced the latest ...

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