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GENE SIMMONS To Headline LICENSING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2020

The multi-hyphenate entertainment and entrepreneurial icon is set to take the stage at upcoming executive-level conference to share strategies to build a billion-dollar brand. The Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets, the licensing industry's leading tradeshow organizer and media partner, has announced world-renowned entertainer and entrepreneur Gene Simmons will headline Licensing Leadership Summit 2020 as ...

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GOJIRA's JOE DUPLANTIER Gets New Signature Guitar From CHARVEL

Charvel has expanded its signature artist models with the all-new Joe Duplantier Signature Pro-Mod San Dimas Style 2 HH E Mahogany (pictured below) featuring the GOJIRA frontman's new signature DiMarzio humbucking bridge pickup, as well as new colors for the Satchel Signature Pro-Mod DK and Angel Vivaldi Signature DK24-7 NOVA. French avant-metal quartet GOJIRA has ...

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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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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD To Appear At Opening Reception Of 'Reclaimed Rust' At Petersen Automotive Museum

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield recently donated his collection of 10 highly regarded custom cars to the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Starting February 1, Hetfield's cars, a number of guitars, photos and memorabilia will be on the floor of the venue in the museum's Bruce Meyer Family Gallery until October. Hetfield's collection, dubbed "Reclaimed ...

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MYRKUR To Release 'Folkesange' Album In March

Danish composer, vocalist and classically trained multi-instrumentalist Myrkur (a.k.a. Amalie Bruun) has always paved her own path and challenged underground preconceptions of heavy genres. Just after newfound motherhood, Bruun set out on a journey into the very heart of the Scandinavian culture that marked her own childhood with the release of her new album, "Folkesange". ...

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DIAMOND HEAD: 'Am I Evil?' Graphic Novel Coming Soon

Whether it's METALLICA's iconic cover or DIAMOND HEAD's groundbreaking original, "Am I Evil?" is the perfect heavy metal song, a thrilling eight-minute journey into a world of violence, bloodshed, dark magic, beauty, and vengeance. "Am I Evil? The Graphic Novel" takes us deep into the story of the song, from the fiery execution of the ...

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ME AND THAT MAN's 'New Man, New Songs, Same S**t, Vol. 1' Album To Feature Members Of SLIPKNOT, MASTODON, TRIVIUM

The dark veil between Nergal's enigmatic blackened blues project and its dedicated congregation has finally been lifted. Napalm Records has announced the official release of ME AND THAT MAN's sophomore full-length album, titled "New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1", on March 27. It will be celebrated with a special record-release show in London ...

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CREMATORY: 'Unbroken' Album Details Revealed

German gothic pioneers CREMATORY have released a new single, "The Downfall". The track is taken from CREMATORY's 15th album, "Unbroken", due on March 6 via Napalm Records. "The Downfall" offers the powerful reincarnation of the sinister CREMATORY universe: opening bell-bright, devilish sounds in addition to Felix Stass's rough and scratchy vocals underline the night-black narrative. ...

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The Sun and The Cold - OCEANS

Kicking the year off with a dizzying rush of gloom, OCEANS must be one of the most distinctive new bands to get a major push from a big label in 2020. Signed to Nuclear Blast after a smattering of low-key releases and a flurry of online attention, the German/Austrian crew have existed for less than ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: Listen To 'I Disappear' Song

"I Disappear", a new song from DIRTY SHIRLEY, the project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), can be streamed below. The track is taken from DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album, which will be released on January 24 via Frontiers Music Srl. Croatian ...

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SHINEDOWN Members Reflect On Last Decade (Video)

In celebration of entering a new decade, the four members of SHINEDOWN got behind the camera to talk about their personal experiences over the past 10 years. The resulting 26-minute video, which was shot and edited by Sanjay Parikh, can be seen below. SHINEDOWN is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, "Attention ...

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WHITESNAKE: 15-Minute EPK For 'Flesh & Blood' Album

A 15-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for WHITESNAKE's latest album, "Flesh & Blood", is available below. Released in May via Frontiers Music Srl, the disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale's time in that band. Joining Coverdale ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To LEMMY On Fourth Anniversary Of His Death

On Saturday, December 28 — the fourth anniversary of the passing of MÖTÖRHEAD bassist and vocalist LemmyMETALLICA shared footage of Lemmy performing the MÖTÖRHEAD classic "Too Late Too Late" with METALLICA at a September 2009 concert in Nashville, Tennessee. METALLICA wrote in an accompanying caption: "We miss you, Lemmy..." METALLICA's song "Murder One", ...

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RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' FLEA Comments On JOHN FRUSCIANTE's Return

RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS bassist Flea has commented on the return of guitarist John Frusciante and the departure of the latter's replacement, Josh Klinghoffer, after 10 years. Less than two weeks ago, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS announced that they were parting ways with Klinghoffer, who played on the band's last two studio albums, 2011's "I'm ...

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