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Compelled To Repeat - BEGGAR

With all due respect to hirsute drug fiends everywhere, sludge metal is not exactly the most difficult music to play. What is far trickier to pull off is sludge metal that actually rings true, with all the hate, disdain and booze-sodden fury that made the likes of EYEHATEGOD and IRON MONKEY so compelling in the ...

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ALICE COOPER, SCORPIONS And STATUS QUO Jigsaw Puzzles Due In April

Horror rock icon Alice Cooper, German hard rock legends SCORPIONS and British rock veterans STATUS QUO will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment in April. U.K.'s Zee Productions will release will release two classic SCORPIONS album covers ("Blackout" and "Lovedrive"), two classic ALICE COOPER album covers ("Welcome To My Nightmare" and "Trash"), and three classic STATUS ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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SHINEDOWN's ZACH MYERS Defends Bands Who Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's All Personal Preference'

SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers says that "90 percent" of rock artists use at least some pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to Rock ...

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U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival Is Officially Canceled

The 2020 edition of the U.K.'s Download festival has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is spreading across the globe. The event was set to take place on June 12-14 at Castle Donington, with headlining performances by IRON MAIDEN, KISS and SYSTEM OF A DOWN. The festival organizers announced the cancelation in ...

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FOZZY Reschedules 'Save The World' Tour For This Summer

FOZZY has announced the rescheduled "Save The World" tour starting July 10 in Columbus, Ohio and ending on September 5 in Orlando, Florida. Due to the growing concerns of the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and willingness to comply with CDC and government regulations, FOZZY realized it was necessary to reschedule the trek, originally slated for April ...

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IRON MAIDEN Postpones Tour Of Australia And New Zealand

IRON MAIDEN's Australia and New Zealand dates in May have been postponed until further notice. This is due to the ongoing coronavirus situation and recent government instruction. MAIDEN's Australian tour with special guests KILLSWITCH ENGAGE was scheduled to kick off on May 1 in Perth and conclude on May 11 in Melbourne. Tour promoters TEG ...

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Watch BRUCE DICKINSON's Spoken-Word Performance In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of Bruce Dickinson's one-man speaking show on March 12 at Vegas City Hall in Moscow, Russian can be seen below. The performance, dubbed "What Does This Button Do?" after the IRON MAIDEN singer's autobiography of the same name, featured a comedic routine as well as an unscripted question-and-answer session with fans. Dickinson ...

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SEVENDUST Bassist VINCE HORNSBY Joins Atlanta's THE CEO

Vince Hornsby, bassist for SEVENDUST, has joined the Atlanta, Georgia-based based band THE CEO while SEVENDUST prepares for a fall tour. THE CEO will release its debut album, "Redemption", in the spring. The disc was recorded and produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and Slash. THE CEO ...

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THUNDERSTICK Feat. Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer: 'Something Wicked This Way Came' Live Album Due This Month

British drummer Barry Graham Purkis, better known as Thunderstick, who played with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moved on to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), will release the first official live album from his eponymously named band on March 20 via Roulette Records. Purkis states: "I ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Once Again Calls Out JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD For Using A Teleprompter

IRON MAIDEN's Bruce Dickinson has once again called out singers who use teleprompters during live performances. A teleprompter, or autocue, is a display device that prompts the person speaking with an electronic visual text of a speech or script, and it is usually used by vocalists — including JUDAS PRIEST's Rob Halford and BLACK SABBATH's ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces Two New Beers In TROOPER Range

IRON MAIDEN and Robinsons Brewery have announced two new beers in the award-winning Trooper range; Fear Of The Dark, a 4.5% ABV English Stout, and Trooper IPA, a 4.3% ABV India Pale Ale. Both beers will be available to pre-order directly through the Robinsons Brewery web site, with Amazon orders opening shortly after. Further details ...

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