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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Working On New Riffs'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he is using the coronavirus downtime to stay creative. Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the 58-year-old rocker, who joined METALLICA in 1983 prior to the recording of the band's "Kill 'Em All" debut album, tweeted simply: "working on new riffs..." Last summer, Hammett told Metal Hammer magazine that there ...

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Watch 'Outtakes' From COREY TAYLOR's 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released "outtakes" from the making of the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor ...

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Watch RISE AGAINST Perform New Single 'Nowhere Generation'

Armed with a blistering, aggressive new single "Nowhere Generation", the multi-platinum, politically imbued punk rockers RISE AGAINST celebrate the track's catapulting into the Top 25 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and Top 30 on Billboard's Alternative charts in only its third week of release. The song is a David-and-Goliath call-to-arms directed primarily at Millennials, Gen ...

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LEE AARON To Release New Album 'Radio On!' In June

On June 18, award-winning Canadian vocalist Lee Aaron will release "Radio On!", a collection of 12 brand-new originals that invite you to tune into the heartbeat of your personal radio dial and hear the best of what this rock 'n' roll legend has to offer. Like the FM stations that once ruled the airwaves, "Radio ...

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Watch MIKKEY DEE Play Intro To KING DIAMOND's 'Welcome Home'

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee revisited his KING DIAMOND days by playing the intro to the song "Welcome Home" for a video posted to his official Facebook page. In introducing his performance, Dee stated about the song, which originally appeared on KING DIAMOND's 1988 album "Them": "I got so many requests, the ...

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Watch ROB HALFORD Impersonator On Peruvian TV Show 'Yo Soy'

Alex Jekyl, vocalist and guitarist of the Venezuelan hard rock band JEKYL HYDES, was a guest on the March 24 episode of the Peruvian singing and impersonation competition show "Yo Soy". For his appearance on the program, Alex performed a version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Breaking The Law" while sporting a head-to-toe leather look ...

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How METALLICA's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Became Honest Examination Of One Of World's Most Successful Heavy Metal Bands

Joe Berlinger, who co-produced the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind Of Monster", has opened up about how the film ended up becoming such an honest examination of one of the world's most successful heavy metal bands. Originally intended to be a promotional video paid for by Elektra Records to document the members of METALLICA going back ...

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OPETH's 'Evolution XXX: By Request' Fall 2021 European Tour Moved To November 2022

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Swedish progressive metallers OPETH have been forced to push back their "Evolution XXX: By Request" European headline tour, originally planned for this October, to November 2022. OPETH guitarist/vocalist Mikael Åkerfeldt comments: "So, we're planning to celebrate a belated band-birthday, also known as BBB. How do we celebrate a thing ...

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MALCOLM YOUNG Bashes Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS In Never-Before-Published Interview: 'He Was So Bad'

The Coda Collection features seven hours of video documenting AC/DC's various eras in addition to an in-depth collection of essays, along with a never-before-published interview with the band's co-founder and driving force, the late Malcolm Young. In the newly unearthed interview, Young discusses growing up in Australia, being influenced by the ...

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DEE SNIDER To Guest On 'Celebrity Family Feud'

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider and his family have just taped an appearance on ABC's "Celebrity Family Feud" TV show. On Sunday (March 28), Snider took to his Twitter to a share a photo from the taping, and he wrote: "Well, today was an interesting day...." He added in a separate tweet: "This was the ...

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SATYRICON To Release Remixed And Remastered Editions Of 'Dark Medieval Times' And 'The Shadowthrone'

SATYRICON's first album, "Dark Medieval Times", was released in the autumn of 1993 followed by its successor, "The Shadowthrone", only eight months later. These pioneering pieces of art marked a start of a black metal evolution and have influenced the genre ever since. Both records will now be released as remixed and remastered reissues with ...

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