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TED NUGENT: How DONALD TRUMP Ended Up Naming My Next Studio Album

Ted Nugent has explained how Donald Trump ended up naming his next studio album. The outspoken conservative rocker addressed the topic during an appearance earlier this week on the "Bolling With Favre" podcast. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we were in Michigan, we did these [Trump] rallies [ahead of the 2020 presidential election] ...

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NANCY WILSON-Designed EPIPHONE Guitar Now Available

Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand For Every Stage, presents the new Nancy Wilson Fanatic. The Fanatic is created and co-designed by Nancy Wilson of HEART and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, Tennessee, and marks Wilson's first Epiphone signature guitar and her second guitar overall with Gibson Brands. The Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic is ...

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Mother's Day - ALTA REIGN

You can't argue with the kind of prog metal credentials that Jeff Plate and Jane Mangini are waving around. The New Yorker Plate, as a member of both SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, has already booked his place in the genre's Hall of Fame. Jane Mangini, a masterful keyboard player, has carved out her own niche ...

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Three Of EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic Guitars Sold For $422,000

Julien's Auctions held the highly anticipated "Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N' Roll", the world record-breaking auction house to the stars' annual music extravaganza, on Tuesday, December 1 and Wednesday, December 2, 2020 live in Beverly Hills and online at JuliensAuctions.com. The two-day music auction event sold nearly 900 items of pop culture iconography, instruments ...

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JINJER Releases 'Retrospection' Live Video

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER are back with their brand new single "Retrospection (Live)", taken from their upcoming live album "Alive In Melbourne", which will be released on November 20 via Napalm Records. The live album and the accompanying videos were filmed on March 5 this year during JINJER's debut Australian tour, with the pandemic ...

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IRON MAIDEN Collaborates With Horror Director CORIN HARDY On 'Legacy Of The Beast' Mobile Game Character

Acclaimed U.K. horror director Corin Hardy carved a Halloween pumpkin that was then made into an actual character in the award-winning "Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast" mobile game. The "Legacy Of The Beast" team states: "This Halloween we are proud to showcase a premiere character collaboration with Corin Hardy, Director ('The Nun', 'Gangs Of ...

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JINJER To Release 'Alive In Melbourne' In November

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER will release the audio recordings from one of the last metal shows played on the planet before the global COVID-19 lockdown: their ferocious sold-out Melbourne, Australia performance on March 5, 2020. The live album "Alive In Melbourne" features stunning artwork by gifted JINJER fan Gabriel Nicoletti, includes 17 tracks in ...

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TED NUGENT Rocks New 'Spirit Campfire' Podcast

Legendary rocker Ted Nugent is igniting audiences nationwide with the "Ted Nugent Spirit Campfire With John Brenkus". The outspoken Nugent and co-host John Brenkus, the Emmy-winning broadcaster from ESPN, make for a high-energy and entertaining combination. The show launched in June and offers a front row glimpse into musical inspirations, hilarious anecdotes, thoughtful recollections and ...

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Politics Versus The Erection - VENOMOUS CONCEPT

Irrespective of where you lurk on the political spectrum, there must surely be moments when the urge to block out any mention of politics or politicians becomes overwhelming. Helpfully, VENOMOUS CONCEPT have spewed up their fourth studio album as the perfect means to drown out the tsunami of bullshit pouring through your various media conduits. ...

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Hard to Stop - HIGH SPIRITS

Professor Black has carved out his niche in the metal scene by paying tribute to the warmer and catchier sounds of the '70s and '80s. Black slings science-fiction prog with AKTOR, melodic thrash with DAWNBRINGER, and under his own name, has paid tribute to the sounds of BATHORY and MOTÖRHEAD. Everything Black attaches his name ...

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Eternity of Shaog - ESOCTRILIHUM

Italy's I, Voidhanger Records has established itself as a haven for compelling black metal generated by one-man projects, each with their own unique voice. The label has carved out a strong niche by finding these musicians, seemingly out of nowhere, as evidenced by two of 2019's strongest black metal releases, MIDNIGHT ODYSSEY's "Biolume Part 1 ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI: 2020 Line of Signature Guitars Available From ERNIE BALL MUSIC MAN

Ernie Ball Music Man, the world's leading manufacturer of musical instruments, guitar strings and accessories, has announced the availability of the all-new 2020 line of John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) signature guitars. The Ernie Ball Music Man Majesty guitar features a flamed maple shield seated in a lightweight Okoume body. A glossy translucent finish on the ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On What Keeps Him Going: 'What The Hell Else Am I Gonna Do?'

BackStage360 conducted an interview with OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth before the band's February 29 concert at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what keeps him motivated to continue making music and touring four decades after OVERKILL's formation, Blitz said "debt," before adding more seriously: ...

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FU MANCHU Celebrates 30th Anniversary With Massive Global Tour

Three decades ago, heavy-rock stoner legends FU MANCHU formed in San Clemente, California and solidified their legend in the high plains of Palm Desert, where the foursome would perform shows for those in the know, powered only by a generator. Those "generator parties" sparked an underground music scene that would define and shape the sound ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON Announces Spring 2020 Solo Tour

HEART's Ann Wilson will embark on a solo tour this spring. The trek will mark Ann's first solo run of shows since HEART completed the "Love Alive" tour last year following the band's longest break in decades. Ann will perform songs from her expansive catalog, commemorating HEART-era classics along with the work of her solo ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Iconic 'Frankenstein' Guitar Arrives With Price Tag Everyday Musician Can Afford

EVH has revealed the all-new Striped Series Frankie, refreshed Wolfgang WG Standard models including the all-new Wolfgang WG Standard Exotic Spalted Maple and new colors for the Wolfgang Special. Widely regarded as the most recognizable electric guitar ever, Eddie Van Halen's iconic and revered Frankenstein guitar has arrived with a price tag the everyday musician ...

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