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BUCKCHERRY Announces Live Concert Stream

As with most touring artists, BUCKCHERRY's 2020 touring plans were upended in March with the onset of the coronavirus. The band was forced to postpone or cancel close to 75 shows. On November 11 at 5 p.m. EST, BUCKCHERRY will premiere a live show in partnership with the streaming platform LiveXLive Media. The 75-minute performance ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Cut The Strings' Now Available

The official lyric video for "Cut The Strings", the new single from FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, can be seen below. The track is the follow-up to FIRSTBORNE's self-titled debut EP, which came out earlier this year and marked the acclaimed drummer's first dedicated band ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Compares Anti-Maskers To Flat-Earthers

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying that trying to convert them is akin to convincing "flat-Earthers" (people who believe that planet Earth is actually flat) that they are wrong. Mask wearing has been a hot-button issue in the U.S. and other parts of the world ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'WTTP' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's second single, "WTTP", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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ATREYU Surprise-Releases New Single 'Save Us'; BRANDON SALLER Opens Up About ALEX VARKATZAS's Departure

California metallers ATREYU have surprise-released a new song called "Save Us". It is the first taste of the band's music since last month's departure of vocalist Alex Varkatzas. The official music video for the track can be seen below. ATREYU's current lineup features drummer Brandon Saller focusing completely on singing after previously sharing lead vocals ...

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METALLICA's Blackened Whiskey Uses 'S&M2' Playlist For Batch 106

Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey's Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to a METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony "S&M²" playlist. The "S&M²" live album, which was recorded in September 2019 during a two-night grand opening event at San Francisco's new Chase Center, recently debuted at No. ...

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INSANE CLOWN POSSE Surprise Releases New Song 'Ding Ding Doll'

INSANE CLOWN POSSE has surprise released a new song called "Ding Ding Doll". It is the first taste of new music from the ICP's upcoming full-length album, reportedly titled "Yum Yum Bedlam" and due in December. In other ICP news, the Detroit-based duo launched the "Weekly Freekly Weekly", their mockumentary Hatchet Action News network featuring ...

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TRIXTER's STEVE BROWN Says He 'Had Almost A 30-Year Relationship' with EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'I Loved The Guy, And He Loved Me'

"Sound Matters" show episode #100 features Tom Leu's intimate conversations with Mark Kendall from GREAT WHITE and Steve Brown from TRIXTER sharing their exclusive and rare, first-hand, personal accounts and experiences with Eddie Van Halen going all the way back to the early 1970s. Brown, who also plays with TOKYO MOTOR ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW To Be Inducted Into White Castle's 'Cravers Hall Of Fame'

White Castle, America's first fast-food hamburger chain, has been an inspiration to artists and bands for decades. Tomorrow (Tuesday, October 13), the home of The Original Slider will celebrate titans of the music industry by inducting three extraordinary Cravers into its exclusive Cravers Hall Of Fame. STYX singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, renowned concert promoter Danny Zelisko, ...

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CARMINE APPICE: 'JOHN BONHAM Told Me I Was One Of His Influences'

In a new interview with the "Aftershocks" podcast, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if it's important for him to keep the legacy of John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) alive through his recordings and live performances. He responded (see video below): "Well, for me, it's different, because I was around before him. [LED ZEPPELIN] opened up ...

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EPICA To Release 'Omega' Album In February

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has also released the first single from the album, titled ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN And JERRY CANTRELL Celebrate Birthday And Work Of PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER With 'A Satisfied Mind' Acoustic Cover

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell have released a performance video of their acoustic cover version of "A Satisfied Mind", a song originally written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. McKagan and Cantrell recorded the track as a way of wishing former president Jimmy Carter a happy ...

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