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TOOL Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY For '7empest'

TOOL was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 62nd annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 26) at Staples Center in Los Angeles. TOOL was nominated for "7empest", a track from its 2019 album "Fear Inoculum". Danny Carey (drums) and Justin Chancellor ...

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Watch PSYCHOTIC WALTZ's Video For 'All The Bad Men'

U.S. progressive metal pioneers and innovators PSYCHOTIC WALTZ return in full original lineup with their highly anticipated fifth studio album and first new music in 23 years. Titled "The God-Shaped Void", the upcoming album and InsideOut Music debut will be released on February 14. The official video for the disc's latest single, "All The Bad ...

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RATT Is In The Studio

Long-running California rockers RATT appear to be working on their first new music since 2010's "Infestation" album. Earlier today, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy tweeted out a couple of photos of him and bassist Juan Croucier in the studio, and he included the following caption: "In the @Juan_Croucier 'Cellar' studio yesterday (all I can see) and ...

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Former DEATH And CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Dead At 48

Sean Reinert, longtime drummer for progressive/technical metal pioneers CYNIC, has died. He was found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24). No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was only 48 years old. Reinert was a founding member of CYNIC, along with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, and he remained in the group ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Kicks Off Solo Tour In Nijmegen (Video)

NIGHTWISH vocalist Floor Jansen kicked off her solo tour of the Netherlands on January 23 at Doornroosje in Nijmegen. During the trek, she is performing songs that she originally sang during her recent appearance on the Dutch reality TV show "Beste Zangers" ("Best Singers"), as well as select tracks from her career. Fan-filmed video footage ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Says 'It Didn't Make Sense' To Continue His Now-Defunct 'Experiment' DEVICE

DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman recently spoke with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On 2020 marking the 20th anniversary of the band's debut album, "The Sickness": David: "This entire touring cycle — this section of the touring ...

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Former NILE And DIVINE HERESY Bassist JOSEPH PAYNE Dies

Former NILE and DIVINE HERESY bassist Joseph Payne has died. He was 35 years old. No cause of death has yet been revealed. Payne's passing was confirmed by his onetime DIVINE HERESY bandmate Dino Cazares (also of FEAR FACTORY and ASESINO), who took to social media earlier today to write: "Our metal brother Joseph Payne ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE's Parkinson's Diagnosis May Make It Harder For Him To Sing, Experts Say

Experts say that Ozzy Osbourne's singing voice could be negatively affected by his Parkinson's disease diagnosis. The BLACK SABBATH frontman revealed on Tuesday (January 21) in an interview on "Good Morning America" that he was diagnosed with the progressive neurological condition. The singer received the diagnosis last February after several health issues, including a near-deadly ...

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DELAIN Releases Music Video For 'Ghost House Heart' Song

While fans eagerly await DELAIN's sixth full-length studio album, "Apocalypse & Chill", scheduled for release on February 7, 2020, the band has generously offered a fourth single, "Ghost House Heart". The track showcases the delightful diversity of DELAIN's upcoming album — an offering that truly takes you on an amazing journey. In contrast to the ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist Praises DIRTY HONEY's Cover Of 'Last Child'

Earlier this month, DIRTY HONEY, one of the hottest new bands in rock today, offered up a brand new Amazon Original, a soul-and-swagger-filled cover of AEROSMITH's "Last Child", written by Steven Tyler and Brad Whitford and originally released on the iconic band's 1976 album "Rocks". Today, Amazon Music makes available the full music video of ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer On 'These Grey Men' Solo Album: 'I Needed An Outlet For My Artistic Energy'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has announced his debut solo album, "These Grey Men". The eight-track LP, out Friday, February 28, is an eclectic collection of reimagined songs Dolmayan was inspired by during many drives between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. "These Grey Men" features ...

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DISTURBED Vocalist Calls NEIL PEART's Passing 'A Tremendous Loss', Says JUDAS PRIEST's ROCK HALL Exclusion Is 'Just Not Right'

During a recent conversation with Brent Porche of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR, DISTURBED vocalist David Draiman was asked if he thinks the band — which will celebrate the 20th anniversary of the release of its debut album, "The Sickness", in 2020 — will merit consideration for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Explains How He Ended Up Co-Writing And Playing On New OZZY OSBOURNE Album, 'Ordinary Man'

During a January 20 appearance on SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan spoke about his involvement with Ozzy Osbourne's upcoming album, "Ordinary Man". Recorded in Los Angeles, the LP features Andrew Watt on guitars, McKagan on bass and ...

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BON JOVI Guitarist PHIL X Joins GIBSON

Gibson has announced that guitarist Phil X — an integral full-time member of BON JOVI since 2016 — has joined as brand ambassador. Phil X and his band, PHIL X & THE DRILLS will release their fifth studio album, "Stupid Good Lookings Vol. 2", in early 2020 on Golden Robot Records. The new album features ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Weighs In On MOTÖRHEAD And THIN LIZZY's Exclusion From ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has expressed his disappointment over the fact that MOTÖRHEAD has yet to be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. Eligible since 2002, the Lemmy-fronted outfit was on the ballot for the class of 2020 but failed to receive enough votes. During a career-spanning interview on Dean Delray's "Let ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS Says His First Show As Bassist For THIN LIZZY Felt 'Like A Dream'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played bass for iconic rockers THIN LIZZY during their summer 2019 run of European festival appearances to commemorate 50 years since the formation of the original band and 40 years since the release of the seminal "Black Rose" album. Sanders joined guitarist Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton on keyboards, ...

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