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SOUNDGARDEN Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

The surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN have paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. SOUNDGARDEN was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: The Chris Cornell-fronted outfit's take on "Homicidal Suicidal" was released in 1992 as ...

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KING DIAMOND Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. Earlier today, King took to his social media to write: "Sad news that one of my true heroes, Burke Shelley, has left us. "I had the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. METALLICA was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" appeared on 1987's "Garage Days Re-Revisited", and "Breadfan" was the ...

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METALLICA Co-Manager CLIFF BURNSTEIN Shares Stories From His Journey In Music Industry

Q Prime management co-founder and METALLICA co-manager Cliff Burnstein sat with SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica (channel 504, available on the SiriusXM app) for a wide-ranging interview. During the chat, hosted by Steffan Chirazi, editor of METALLICA's So What! fan-club magazine, Burnstein talked about his history with METALLICA, meeting Peter Mensch, with whom he co-founded Q Prime, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, SHINEDOWN, SMASHING PUMPKINS, Others Added To Next Year's WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

Danny Wimmer Presents has announced the lineup for the 2022 edition of the Welcome To Rockville festival. Returning to its new home at the iconic Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida over the weekend of May 19-22, 2022, the event includes previously announced headliners GUNS N' ROSES, FOO FIGHTERS, KISS and KORN. The music ...

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SKID ROW's ROB HAMMERSMITH Names His Top Five Drumming Influences

In a new interview with the "Tales From A Gemini" podcast, SKID ROW's Rob Hammersmith was asked to name his top five drummers and biggest influences. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm gonna start with a couple of obvious ones… John Bonham [LED ZEPPELIN]. Obviously, for a reason… Cozy Powell [RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH]. Any ...

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THE OFFSPRING Guitarist NOODLES Opens Up About His COVID-19 Battle: 'Because I Am Vaccinated, I Got Over It Very Quickly'

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman says that the band canceled its concerts in Denver and Salt Lake City earlier this month after he tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. On Saturday (October 9), Noodles took to his Twitter to write: "I tested positive for Covid on the 27th of ...

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In The Court Of The Dragon - TRIVIUM

Despite being a permanent fixture in the metal world, TRIVIUM have had more ups and downs to negotiate than most. A nasty dose of Exploding Drummer Syndrome (now, thankfully, resolved) aside, the band's biggest enemy has always seemed to be the fickle nature of modern metal audiences. Having been praised to the skies for 2005's ...

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THE OFFSPRING Recruits Drummer JOSH FREESE For Los Angeles Concert

THE OFFSPRING played its first show since the departure of drummer Pete Parada on Sunday, August 8 as part of iHeartMedia Los Angeles's ALT 98.7 FM and the Los Angeles Chargers FanFest in the American Airlines Plaza, just outside SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, California. The concert also marked THE OFFSPRING's first live appearance since March ...

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OPETH's MIKAEL ÅKERFELDT Says He Has Been Working On Score For NETFLIX Series 'Clark' Since March 2020

Back in May 2020, it was announced that OPETH frontman Mikael Åkerfeldt would score the upcoming Netflix series "Clark". The six-episode drama series about the Swedish criminal Clark Olofsson is being directed by Jonas Åkerlund. Production company is Scandinavian Content Group. Åkerfeldt discussed his involvement with "Clark" in a new interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist ...

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OF MICE & MEN Announces New EP 'Bloom', Shares Title Track

In February, California quartet OF MICE & MEN released the "Timeless" EP via SharpTone Records. "Timeless" is the first in a series of EPs that will eventually comprise the band's next album. Today, OF MICE & MEN has announced the next EP, titled "Bloom". It will arrive on May 28 via SharpTone. To herald the ...

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