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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Receives First Dose Of COVID-19 Vaccine

Tommy Shaw received his first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday (March 3). The 67-year-old STYX guitarist/vocalist took to his Instagram to share a photo of him getting the shot, and he wrote in an accompanying message: "In honor of what would have been my mother’s 93rd birthday, I asked the nurse to give ...

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WHITE WIZZARD To Release 'Viral Insanity' Single Feat. MARK BOALS

Acclaimed U.S. metal traditionalists WHITE WIZZARD have announced their first release of new music in three years. The group's new single, "Viral Insanity", will be released digitally through M-Theory Audio (and in Japan via Trooper Music) on March 24. The song — which sees band founder and bassist Jon Leon joined once again by guitarists ...

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METALLICA Celebrates 35th Anniversary Of 'Master Of Puppets' By Performing 'Battery' On 'The Late Show With Stephen Colbert' (Video)

METALLICA celebrated the 35th anniversary of its classic third album, "Master Of Puppets", by performing the song "Battery" on last night's (Wednesday, March 3) episode of "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". This is not the first time that METALLICA has appeared on a talk show hosted by Stephen Colbert. In May 2017, METALLICA performed ...

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SATYRICON Frontman Says Upcoming Album Will 'Not Have The Instrumentation You Are Used To Hearing'

Norwegian black metallers SATYRICON are working on their new album for a 2022 release. Last week, SATYRICON frontman Sigurd "Satyr" Wongraven shared an Instagram photo of him in the studio with THORNS guitarist, keyboardist and programmer Snorre Ruch, and he included the following message: "Snorre Ruch and have been sparring musically for over twenty years ...

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JEFFERSON STARSHIP Releases Music Video For 'Setting Sun'

Legendary rock band JEFFERSON STARSHIP released an EP, "Mother Of The Sun", via Golden Robot Records in August 2020 and now the band has shared the music video for the EP track "Setting Sun". "Setting Sun" features David Freiberg on lead vocals and is highlighted by slide guitar by Jude Gold. The bluesy rock anthem ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Embraces His Danish Roots

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was a guest on the latest episode of the "Tanya's Table" podcast hosted by Oakland, California-based celebrity chef, entrepreneur and cookbook author Tanya Holland. The one-hour discussion about music, food and where the two intersect can now be heard below. Speaking about his Danish upbringing and how it has shaped who ...

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CHEAP TRICK's RICK NIELSEN: 'We're Too Dumb To Quit'

Rick Nielsen spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about CHEAP TRICK's upcoming 20th studio album, "In Another World", which is due on April 9 via BMG. Asked how long it took for him and his bandmates to complete the effort, the guitarist said: "It was supposed to have ...

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PETE SANDOVAL Doesn't Have A Favorite MORBID ANGEL Album, Refuses To Comment On Controversial 'Illud' LP

Former MORBID ANGEL drummer Pedro "Pete" Sandoval has released an Instagram video in which he addresses some of the most commonly asked questions regarding his time with the legendary extreme metal outfit. In the two-minute clip, which can be seen below, Sandoval — who was forced to leave MORBID ANGEL in 2010 after undergoing surgery ...

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SAMMY HAGAR, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, JOE SATRIANI, Others Wish NEAL SCHON Happy 67th Birthday (Video)

A phenomenal digital birthday card to legendary JOURNEY founder Neal Schon featuring heartfelt greetings from his stunning wife Michaele along with Jonathan Cain, Brad Paisley, Randy Jackson, Narada Michael Walden, Sammy Hagar, Steve Lukather, Steve Vai, Arnel Pineda, Scott Hamilton, Zakk Wylde, Joe Bonamassa, Jason Derlatka, Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Jack Blades can be ...

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ANGEL Prepares To Record New Album

Legendary rock band ANGEL is preparing to enter the studio to begin recording its brand new album, to be released on Cleopatra Records. This will be ANGEL's second LP for Cleopatra and the follow-up to 2019's "Risen". Founding members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino have been working with new partner and bandmember, guitarist Danny Farrow, ...

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Watch KORN Guitarist BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH's LOVE AND DEATH Project Perform 'Down' During Livestreamed Concert

Video of KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch's LOVE AND DEATH project performing the song "Down" during its February 12 livestreamed concert can be seen below. The track is taken LOVE AND DEATH's latest album, "Perfectly Preserved", which arrived on the same day via Earache Records. "Perfectly Preserved" is described in a press release as "a ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Is Working On Painting Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, is working on a painting of late VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. The Van Halen piece is apparently part of Allen's "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: Why I Am Appealing 'Blasphemy' Conviction

Earlier this month, BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski was convicted for offending religious feelings by a court in Warsaw. The charges stemmed from an image the Polish musician posted on social media showing a foot stamping on a picture of the Virgin Mary. Darski was ordered to pay a fine of 15,000 złoty (approximately $4,000) ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Is Raising Funds To Help Squash 'Bogus Prosecutions' Of Polish Artists Over 'Archaic Religious Laws'

Adam "Nergal" Darski of Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH has launched the "Ordo Blasfemia" campaign which he says "will help fund a sustainable legal challenge to squash the existing and incoming bogus prosecutions" of artists who do "not conform to the archaic religious laws" of his country. Nergal says in a statement: "My name is Nergal ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN Pre-GUNS N' ROSES Band THE LIVING To Release 'Lost' 1982 Album

Seattle punk pioneers THE LIVING, featuring iconic multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Duff McKagan, are sharing their debut recording for the first time. "The Living: 1982" is set for release on April 16, 2021 via the Seattle-based Loosegroove Records, a label owned by fellow Seattle luminaries Stone Gossard (PEARL JAM) and Regan Hagar (SATCHEL, BRAD). THE LIVING ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Release 'Scars' Music Video

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, will release its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Scars", can be seen below. Described by Adrian as a song which "starts off with a dreamy intro then comes in heavy," ...

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ROB DUKES Discusses His Dismissal From EXODUS With STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: 'I'm Glad That Everything Worked Out The Way It Did'

On December 26, 2020, Grey Haven Media released pay-per-view video of a conversation between current EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza and the band's former vocalist Rob Dukes, recorded earlier that month at Zetro's studio in the San Francisco Bay Area as part of Souza's "Zetro's Toxic Vault" YouTube interview series. The discussion at the time ...

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