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LZZY HALE Will Use Coronavirus Downtime To Fine-Tune Songs For Next HALESTORM Album

During an April 2 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" album. "We were actually supposed to get together with Nick Raskulinecz and start some pre-[production when the coronavirus crisis began]," she said. "So that isn't necessarily gonna ...

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METALLICA's 'Now That We're Dead' Used As THE UNDERTAKER's Entrance Theme At 'WrestleMania 36'

METALLICA's "Now That We're Dead" served as the entrance and exit theme for WWE wrestler The Undertaker during his match last night (Saturday, April 4) against AJ Styles at "WrestleMania 36". METALLICA was apparently thrilled by the inclusion, tweeting out after the event: "The legacy continues. @WWE superstar The @Undertaker walked out to 'Now That ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Recommends Enjoying Art Through Your Own Eyes And Not Through The Video Camera Of Your Smartphone

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen has spoken about "Noise", the first single from the band's forthcoming ninth studio album, "Human. :II: Nature." The track's accompanying video has been described as a commentary on modern society, particularly our increasing reliance on our smartphones. In a Nuclear Blast video in which Jansen answers fan-submitted questions about "Human. :II: ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Is Following New CDC Face Mask Guidelines

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna and his wife are following current Centers For Disease And Prevention guidelines by wearing cloth face coverings in public to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus. Earlier today, Krista Belladonna shared an Instagram photo of her and her husband donning bandanas, protective goggles and beanies as they went to their ...

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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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Legendary Finnish Rock Manager SEPPO VESTERINEN Dies At 71

Legendary Finnish rock manager Seppo Vesterinen has died at the age of 71. Vesterinen, who was instrumental in guiding the careers of some of Finland's most globally successful music acts, including HIM, HANOI ROCKS and THE RASMUS, passed away Thursday evening (April 2) at a hospital in Ekenäs after a lengthy illness, according to the ...

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JOURNEY Singer ARNEL PINEDA Defends Philippine President RODRIGO DUTERTE Over Coronavirus Lockdown Comments

Filipino singer Arnel Pineda, who has been fronting JOURNEY since 2007, has defended Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte over comments he made in regards to violators of the country's coronavirus lockdown. In a televised address, Duterte said it was vital everyone cooperates and follows home quarantine measures, adding that he told security forces they should shoot ...

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PANTERA Releases Limited-Edition 'Social Distancing' T-Shirt

PANTERA has released a limited-edition social distancing t-shirt based on the cover of the band's classic album "Vulgar Display Of Power". 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which features the "Walk" song lyrics "Be yourself, by yourself, stay away from me" — will be donated to the ...

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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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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Canceled Trip To Switzerland For Medical Treatment: 'We'll Get There, Just Later'

Sharon Osbourne spoke to U.K.'s "Today" show about the cancelation of Ozzy Osbourne's trip to Switzerland to see a doctor who specializes in treatment of Parkinson's disease. Ozzy was scheduled to travel this month for radical treatment to help him live with his progressive neurological condition. But Sharon revealed that as movement around the world ...

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DIO's 1996-2004 Studio Album Collection Lands On Charts Around The Globe

DIO's recently reissued 1996-2004 studio albums have been met with an amazing worldwide reception, particularly in the United States, Germany and Spain, where all four albums have debuted at impressive chart positions, even surpassing the original releases' chart positions. "Master Of The Moon" (2004) were released March 20 by BMG in newly remastered versions with ...

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See CHESTER BENNINGTON's GREY DAZE Video For 'Sometimes'

GREY DAZE has released "Sometimes", the third single from the band's upcoming album "Amends" (June 26, Loma Vista Recordings), with a corresponding video that showcases the Chester Bennington-written song's message of hope amidst unexpected times. "Sometimes things just seem to fall apart, when you least expect them to," offers Bennington in the lyrically profound three-and-a-half ...

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