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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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ALICE COOPER Launches New Podcast, 'Vintage Vault'

Alice Cooper's new podcast, "Alice Cooper's Vintage Vault", will premiere on Tuesday, March 24 at 6 p.m. ET. The podcast episodes are culled from the hundreds of interviews recorded during the past 16 years of Alice's "Nights With Alice Cooper" radio show and from the United Stations archives that will air weekly on Apple podcasts. ...

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PAPA ROACH's JERRY HORTON On His Post-Hand Surgery Recovery: 'Bones Are Pretty Much Healed'

PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton recently sat out the band's European tour after breaking two fingers in his left hand. His temporary replacement for the trek was Anthony Esperance, the brother of PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance. Earlier today (Thursday, March 19), Horton issued the following update on his condition: "Hand update. Bones are pretty ...

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BUSH Releases Music Video For 'Flowers On A Grave'

BUSH has released the official music video for its hard-charging new song "Flowers On A Grave". The single will be featured on BUSH's upcoming album, "The Kingdom", due out this summer. The Jesse Davey-directed clip features an electrifying BUSH performance of the pensive and pummeling track, all shot in one take. "Flowers On A Grave", ...

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PAPA ROACH To Release Career-Spanning Documentary

Tobin Esperance has confirmed that PAPA ROACH has "some surprises" planned to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's breakthrough album, "Infest", this year. PAPA ROACH's second full-length record and first major label release, "Infest" peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard 200 chart and has been certified triple platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Once Again Calls Out JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD For Using A Teleprompter

IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson has once again called out singers who use teleprompters during live performances. A teleprompter, or autocue, is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script, and it is usually used by vocalists — including JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford and BLACK SABBATH's ...

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PAPA ROACH's JACOBY SHADDIX On JERRY HORTON's Finger Surgery: 'For A Guitar Player, That's Very Frightening'

PAPA ROACH guitarist Jerry Horton is sitting out the band's European tour after breaking two fingers in his left hand. His temporary replacement for the trek is Anthony Esperance, the brother of PAPA ROACH bassist Tobin Esperance. Speaking to Romania's Rock FM on March 3, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix stated about Jerry (see video ...

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DREAM THEATER And BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC Announce Creation Of 'Dream Theater Scholarship Fund'

Berklee College Of Music and DREAM THEATER have announced the creation of the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund. In celebration of the band's 35th anniversary, DREAM THEATER and Berklee are creating a fund that will provide scholarship money to student musicians in need on an ongoing basis through the future. Recently, alumni John Petrucci '86 (guitarist) ...

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ALESTORM To Release 'Curse Of The Crystal Coconut' Album In May

Scottish pirate metallers ALESTORM will release their new album, "Curse Of The Crystal Coconut", on May 29 via Napalm Records. Two years after the release of "No Grave But The Sea", the pirate metal drinking crew — led by courageous Captain Christopher Bowes — is proud to present eleven bombastic anthems in its signature unadulterated, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: 'I'm Not Ready To Hang Up My Mic'

Ozzy Osbourne says that he is confident he will perform again, less than a month after the cancelation of his 2020 tour plans in order to head overseas for treatment of his Parkinson's disease and other health issues. Speaking to "Good Morning Britain", Ozzy said (see video below): "My desire is to get back on ...

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COLD Announces Spring 2020 'A Different Kind Of Tour'

Alt-rock trailblazers COLD have announced that they will hit the road on "A Different Kind Of Tour" this spring, presenting themselves in an all-new, intimate element that recent followers and longtime fans alike cannot miss. Each show will feature a very special full-length stripped-down set of new songs and fan favorites — from "Stupid Girl" ...

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KISS Is Rumored To Be Plotting Second Las Vegas Residency

KISS is rumored to be planning its second Las Vegas residency. On Monday (March 2), the Vital Vegas Twitter account, which has been described as "a vital resource for anybody who lives in Las Vegas or visits regularly," was updated with the following message: "Look for another KISS residency in Vegas, this time at Zappos ...

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HEATHEN To Release 'Empire Of The Blind' Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers HEATHEN have set "Empire Of The Blind" as the title of their new album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. A flyer showing the "Empire Of The Blind" artwork can be found at the merchandise table during "The Bay Strikes Back" 2020 European tour featuring TESTAMENT, DEATH ...

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