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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Widow JANIE: 'I'm Doing The Best I Can'

Eddie Van Halen's widow Janie Van Halen (née Liszewski) says that she is "doing the best" she can, five months after the legendary guitarist's passing. In addition to mourning his loss, Janie has dealt with the deaths of her brother last June and her mother in November. Janie, who is a ballroom dancer, discussed her ...

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EXTREME's New Album Has Been 'Done For A Year'

During an appearance on Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt confirmed that the band's first new album since 2008's "Saudades De Rock" has been "done for a year now." He explained: "We were gonna release it last March, and the fucking pandemic came along. We debated and debated, and ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Says The Pandemic And Politics Played A Part In His Decision To Move To Florida

During a new appearance on "The Mistress Carrie Podcast", GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna spoke about his recent move from New Hampshire to Florida. Asked if the coronavirus pandemic and politics played a part in his decision to relocate to America's southernmost state geographically, which leans Republican in presidential elections, Erna said: "It's a long story, ...

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SEETHER Honored With New 'Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame' Exhibit

SEETHER is the newest addition to the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's popular "Right Here Right Now" exhibit. "Right Here Right Now" focuses on the evolution of rock and roll and its impact on the current generation of artists by taking visitors on an intimate journey into the stories of chart-topping acts. Utilizing personal ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Completes Work On New Solo Album

Jerry Cantrell, guitarist, vocalist, and songwriter of ALICE IN CHAINS, has completed work on his new solo album. The upcoming effort will mark his first full-length release since "Degradation Trip", the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike Bordin. Cantrell announced the new ...

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Hear Another Previously Unreleased Jam By Former MEGADETH Members NICK MENZA, CHRIS POLAND, JAMES LOMENZO

Another previously unreleased 2014 live jam rehearsal recording by former MEGADETH members Nick Menza, Chris Poland and James LoMenzo can be heard below. The clip was edited by Menza himself and features the trio in an all-out original, free-for-all intense heavy jam session. The unnamed trio was assembled by Menza and LoMenzo in 2014, and ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX Undergoes First Brain Surgery

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox underwent the first of his brain surgeries on Thursday, March 4 to treat one of the tumors that were found in his head — one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain — when he suffered his first seizure in August 2018 while performing with SIN ...

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Hear New EVANESCENCE Single 'Better Without You'

EVANESCENCE has released a new single called "Better Without You". It is the next single from the band's upcoming album, "The Bitter Truth", which will arrive on March 26 via BMG. An "F-you" to the forces that have attempted to hold her back, "Better Without You" is bandleader Amy Lee's unapologetic declaration of independence. With ...

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METALLICA Donates $75,000 To 'Feeding America' Supporting Texans Impacted By Winter Storm

METALLICA's non-profit foundation All Within My Hands has donated $75,000 to Feeding America to ensure food banks in the communities affected by recent winter storms in the southern United States have access to the food they need. Feeding America is the nation's largest organization dedicated to fighting domestic hunger through a nationwide network of 200 ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Cover STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' 'Dead & Bloated' (Video)

Shavo Odadjian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Jason Christopher (Corey Taylor, ex-PRONG) and Brandon Pertzborn (HO99O9, Corey Taylor) have joined forces to record a quarantine cover of STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' "Dead & Bloated". Check it out below. Christopher shared a video of the performance on his Instagram and wrote in an ...

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LITA FORD's New 'Arena Rock' Album Will Contain 'Big Guitars And Great Melodies', Says Drummer BOBBY ROCK

Lita Ford recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" is once again being helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist of guitarist Patrick Kennison, drummer Bobby Rock and bassist ...

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Abyssal Trip - SPELLJAMMER

Rising to the top of the modern pantheon of doom, sludge and stoner rock with the ease of champions, SPELLJAMMER are plainly not fucking around. "Abyssal Trip" makes no attempt to subvert a classic formula: within these blitzed-out jams' treacly, floor-splitting levels of heaviness, the sound of pure SABBATH-ian magma ebbing and flowing can be ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER Is 'Happy' To See ANDREW CUOMO 'Bitten By His Own Complete Love Of Injustice'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, says that he is "happy" to see New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo "get bitten by his own complete love of injustice." Cuomo, who is facing intense scrutiny after three different women came forward with sexual-harassment allegations, called for then-Supreme Court nominee Brett ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Frontman 'Would Love To' Record Second SERPENTINE DOMINION Album

During a recent appearance on the "Metal Blade Live Series", CANNIBAL CORPSE frontman George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher spoke about the possibility of a second album from SERPENTINE DOMINION, his collaboration with KILLSWITCH ENGAGE guitarist Adam Dutkiewicz and ex-THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER drummer Shannon Lucas. He said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I text with Adam D. here and ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Tommy Shaw received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (March 3). The 67-year-old STYX guitarist/vocalist took to his Instagram to share a photo of him getting the shot, and he wrote in an accompanying message: "In honor of what would have been my mother’s 93rd birthday, I asked the nurse to give ...

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