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New Podcast Explores History Of Metal Feat. Rare Interviews With BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, PANTERA, JUDAS PRIEST And More

Diversion Podcasts, a division of Diversion Media, has announced the launch of "Backstaged: The Devil In Metal". Hosted by bestselling author and music journalist, Jon Wiederhorn, this 12-episode podcast offers a one-of-a-kind journey through the history and culture of heavy metal. The podcast explores elements of darkness and extremism in the music and, examines how ...

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TED NUGENT Praises FOX NEWS Anchor TUCKER CARLSON: 'What A Brave, Ass-Kicking, Wall-Destroying, Lie-Crushing Guy'

Ted Nugent has praised Tucker Carlson as "a brave, ass-kicking, wall-destroying, lie-crushing guy" whose program should be watched "daily." Nugent discussed Fox News' highest-rated anchor, who has been repeatedly accused of anti-immigrant and racist comments, during the May 11 episode of his Internet TV show "Ted Nugent's Spirit Campfire". Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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DEATH's CHUCK SCHULDINER Honored With 'Stealth' Guitar From B.C. RICH

B.C. Rich has announced the Chuck Schuldiner Stealth guitar. Down to every detail, the company has taken great care in creating this guitar that proudly represents the late DEATH legend's legacy and indelible mark on guitarists and the death metal genre. Chuck played several B.C. Rich models throughout his groundbreaking and meaningful career. The most ...

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THE RASMUS Returns With New Single, 'Bones'

It's been four years since the last THE RASMUS album, "Dark Matters". During the last pandemic-infused year, THE RASMUS has been busy recording its tenth album together with U.K.-based, Danish-born producer Joshua, whose credits include KENT, MEW, KASHMIR, GUANO APES, BRODER DANIEL and CARPARK NORTH. THE RASMUS returns with the first fruits of those sessions ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces New Keyboardist

CRADLE OF FILTH has announced the addition of keyboardist Anabelle Iratni to the band's ranks. Iratni, who previously played alongside CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth in DEVILMENT, as well as her own group VEILE, made her live debut with CRADLE OF FILTH on Wednesday (May 12) during the band's livestreamed concert. Anabelle joined CRADLE ...

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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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Fixation - THE EMBER, THE ASH

Blackened deathcore is a niche that many have explored over the last decade. THE EMBER, THE ASH began with more straightforwardly black intentions but have embraced deathcore's grooves and sledgehammer impact along the way. The result is a sound that strives to exploit the best of both worlds, and does so pretty well for the ...

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ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS Set For 2022 Edition Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

The annual Monsters Of Rock cruise is returning in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Departing out of Miami, Florida, promoter On The Blue announced the five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise will set sail February 9-14 aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, visit two ports in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti, and features performances from ...

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RANDY RHOADS Photo Book To Feature Introduction By OZZY OSBOURNE And Epilogue By TOM MORELLO

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has teamed up with Rufus Publications for the publication of "Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin", a celebration of one of the most influential hard rock/heavy metal guitarists of all time. This extensive 280-page coffee-table book features many classic and unseen shots of the former OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT guitarist ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: There's No Such Thing As 'The Best' Musician

In a new interview with Music Is Win's "Guitar Villains" podcast, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) pushed back against the idea that certain musicians can be better than all the others, saying that most such polls are nothing more than popularity contests. "When we say, 'Who's the best guitar player?' or 'Who's the ...

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RISE AGAINST Announces 'Nowhere Generation' Summer U.S. Tour

Fans of RISE AGAINST, you are about to be liberated from lockdown. Today, the band — Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Brandon Barnes (drums) and Zach Blair (guitars) — announces the "Nowhere Generation Tour", 17 live-and-in-person concerts taking place coast to coast, primarily in open-air amphitheaters. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Performing 'Back In Black' With FOO FIGHTERS At 'Vax Live' Concert

AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson joined FOO FIGHTERS on stage during the May 2 filming of Global Citizen's "Vax Live: The Concert To Reunite The World" at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California to perform the AC/DC classic "Back In Black". Professionally filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. "Vax Live: The Concert To ...

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MISFITS Replace MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS has replaced MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE on the billing of this year's Aftershock festival, set to take place October 7-10 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. As previously announced, Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by METALLICA (performing two unique sets, one on Friday and one on Sunday), with MISFITS headlining on ...

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