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'Fender 75 Years': Official History Of Legendary Guitar And Amp Maker Coming In September

Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, their shapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, "Fender 75 Years" (Motorbooks, September 21, 2021) is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments. From Fender's first instrument — a lap steel guitar ...

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Desolate - OPHIDIAN I

You very well might be picking up your jaw from the floor after hearing any 20-second excerpt from OPHIDIAN I's new album, "Desolate", by virtue of the dizzying, intricate barrage of blasting, soloing and riff-work at hand. The Icelandic band has been touted as a newcomer, but that isn't exactly the case. Formed in 2010 ...

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Here's The First Glimpse Of MEGADETH's New Bassist

Dave Mustaine has unveiled the first glimpse of the bassist that re-recorded David Ellefson's bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album. Mustaine made the revelation while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Addressing a fan named Alex, Mustaine said: ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist SLASH Celebrates 15 Years Of Sobriety

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, July 4), Slash's longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges took to her Instagram to share a photo of the 55-year-old musician with the late punk-rock fashion icon Jimmy Webb, and she included the following message: "Baby, Congratulations on your 15 ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Announces Fall 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Sammy Hagar has announced a fall 2021 Las Vegas residency. The shows — dubbed "Sammy Hagar and Friends" — will take place at the STRAT Hotel, Casino & SkyPod (formerly known as the Stratosphere) and will feature The Red Rocker collaborating with a rotating circle of his legendary friends starting with shows on Friday, October ...

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Three-Quarters Of SEPULTURA's 'Morbid Visions' Lineup Reunites Virtually To Perform 'Antichrist' (Video)

Former SEPULTURA members Igor Cavalera (drums), Max Cavalera (guitar, vocals) and Jairo Guedz (guitar) reunited virtually to record a new version of the band's classic song "Antichrist", which originally appeared on the 1985 EP "Bestial Devastation". The resulting clip was uploaded to YouTube as part of Igor's recently launched a new video series, "Beneath The ...

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Reared Up In Spectral Predation - UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED

When you consider how incredibly fucking weird the world has become over the last few years, it makes sense that death metal should respond in kind. Following in the radioactive footsteps of BLOOD INCANTATION, CRYPTIC SHIFT, BEDSORE and many others, UNIVERSALLY ESTRANGED are firmly entrenched in the surreal and psychedelic world of sci-fi-obsessed, cosmic extremity, ...

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EPICA Announces 'Omega Alive' Global Streaming Event

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled "Omega Alive". The universal streaming event will mark the band's triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, "Omega", their eighth full-length release the band's first album in five years. "Omega Alive" will be ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Launch SS21 'Rs No. 9 Carnaby' Collection

THE ROLLING STONES' fashion and lifestyle brand, RS No. 9 Carnaby, has launched its new SS21 collection on Monday, April 26. The collection introduces a bold new color palette, fresh for summer and presents reimagined classic ROLLING STONES graphics using the iconic tongue-and-lips logo. Ideal for the upcoming festival season is the all new SS21 ...

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Fortitude - GOJIRA

Discerning metalheads may be inclined to agree that GOJIRA are one of the best things to happen to heavy music over the last 20 years. Even ignoring the French band's humility, humanity and inspirational devotion to noble causes, the metal world has thralled to nearly everything they have done since breaking into the broader consciousness ...

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