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DAVE GROHL Mourns Loss Of TRINI LOPEZ: He 'Unknowingly Helped Shape The Sound Of The FOO FIGHTERS'

Dave Grohl is mourning the passing of legendary American singer, guitarist, actor and Gibson signature artist Trini Lopez. Lopez died Tuesday from complications of COVID-19 in Palm Springs, California. He was 83. "Today the world sadly lost yet another legend, Trini Lopez," the former NIRVANA drummer and current FOO FIGHTERS frontman wrote on social media. ...

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SACRED REICH Releases Music Video For 'Manifest Reality'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH have released a music video for the song "Manifest Reality". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released in August 2019 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, ...

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NAMM 2021 Convention Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The 2021 NAMM Show, which was scheduled to take place in January 2021 in Anaheim, California, has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Instead of staging an in-person event, organizers will bring music merchants, industry insiders and musicians together in a virtual space with the launch of Believe ...

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How PANTERA Was Influenced By EXHORDER

In a brand new interview with Poisoned Rock webzine, guitarist Marzi Montazeri of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was asked to comment on his band's alleged influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. "Look, you're asking a question from someone that actually was ...

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DOWN To Make 'Big Announcement' On Tuesday

DOWN will make a "big announcement" on Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT. The acclaimed supergroup is expected to officially reveal that it will perform live for the first time in four years as part of a virtual concert later this month. The news of DOWN's return to live activity ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Work On New Studio Album In The Fall

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain's Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "There's a lot going on musically this year," Petrucci said (see video below). "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. ...

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THE BLACK CROWES, ALICE COOPER, TRIUMPH, STYX Members And Others To Take Part In 'Six String Salute' Virtual Concert

On September 17, "Six String Salute" will premiere a virtual concert to support and celebrate the touring and venue crews who are the backbone of live music and depend on shows to make a living. "Six String Salute" will bring together guitarists and guitar-centric bands to share exclusive performances and great rock and roll stories ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Cancel 'Van Tour'

FOO FIGHTERS have canceled their "Van Tour". The trek, which was originally scheduled to take place in April and May, was rescheduled two months ago to this fall due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe. FOO FIGHTERS says in a statement: "We look forward to seeing you all as soon as ...

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BENEDICTION To Release 'Scriptures' Album In October

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION will release their new album, "Scriptures", on October 16 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Scott Atkins at Grindstone Studio in England and will be released digitally, on CD and in various vinyl formats. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Rabid Carnality", can be ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And MIKE PORTNOY Reunite In 'Terminal Velocity' Music Video

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second all-instrumental solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on all digital and streaming platforms on August 28 and on CD and vinyl on October 30 through The Orchard Music on his Sound Mind Music record label. "Terminal Velocity" was written and produced by Petrucci, recorded by James "Jimmy T" ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says Not Voting For One Of Two 'Viable' Candidates In Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election Is Akin To Throwing Your Vote Away

Paul Stanley says that voting for a third, no-hope candidate in the upcoming presidential election is akin to throwing your vote away. Earlier today, the KISS frontman shared a New York Daily News article from self-proclaimed "staunch conservative" S.E. Cupp in which she wrote she is "very seriously considering voting for Joe Biden," rather than ...

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NUNO BETTENCOURT To Be Joined By BRIAN MAY, NANCY WILSON, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE And More For 'At Home And Social' Special

AXS TV presents an unforgettable night of rock, as multi-talented artist and producer Nuno Bettencourt leads a star-studded ensemble of music icons and influencers in "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" — airing Monday, August 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The set will benefit the Music Forward Foundation's Crew Nation ...

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Watch JANE'S ADDICTION Perform During LOLLAPALOOZA Livestream

JANE'S ADDICTION played two songs during Lollapalooza's Lolla2020 livestream, a free four-night broadcast event taking place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival. On Saturday night, singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney reunited for their first public appearance in three years to perform "I Would For You" ...

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