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FEAR FACTORY, CHIMAIRA, VOLBEAT, HATEBREED Members Mourn Passing Of Music Industry Veteran SCOTT KOENIG

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares, CHIMAIRA frontman Mark Hunter and Monte Conner, the music industry veteran who signed FEAR FACTORY to Roadrunner Records, are among the notable figures who have paid tribute to Scott Koenig, former manager of BIOHAZARD and FEAR FACTORY, who died last Thursday (October 7) after a battle with COVID-19. He was ...

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Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER And PETER BALTES Cover AC/DC's 'Shoot To Thrill' With HOWLING GIANT

Nashville trio HOWLING GIANT, which features in its ranks bassist/vocalist Sebastian Baltes, son of former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes, has teamed up with Peter and fellow former ACCEPT member Udo Dirkschneider (vocals) to record a particularly heavy cover version of AC/DC's "Shoot To Thrill", to be included on the upcoming Magnetic Eye Records "Redux" series ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Boston

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's September 21 performance at Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts as the support act for Alice Cooper can be seen below. Ace's setlist was as follows: 01. Rocket Ride (KISS song) 02. Parasite (KISS song) 03. Strutter (KISS song) 04. She (KISS song) 05. Manic Depression (Jimi Hendrix cover) ...

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Hear GHOST's Cover Version Of METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman'

GHOST's cover version of the METALLICA classic "Enter Sandman" can be streamed below. The track is taken from "The Metallica Blacklist", a four-hour, 53-song collection of the "Black Album" covers spanning an unbelievably vast range of genres, generations, cultures, continents and more, with each artist contributing a unique interpretation of their favorite "Metallica" LP cut. ...

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TED NUGENT: 'Technology Has Literally Deterred People From Practicing The Guitar'

In a new interview with retired boxer David "Niño" Rodriguez, legendary rocker Ted Nugent was asked is today's rock music has lost its soul. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A big hallelujah that Freddie Mercury's gift of talent and soulfulness, musical creativity and adventure that so enriched everyone's lives. QUEEN's music and Freddie Mercury's ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY: 'VAN HALEN Was An Incredible Band'

In a recent interview with Ultimate Classic Rock, AEROSMITH's Joe Perry offered his opinion on VAN HALEN as well as the legacy of the band's late guitarist Eddie Van Halen, who is widely considered to be one of the most influential rock musicians of all time. "Eddie was the leader in a whole new generation ...

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JOURNEY Announces Special Symphony Performance In Las Vegas

JOURNEY will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special symphony performance for one night only on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program, as well as Live Nation customers will have access to a presale running Wednesday, July 21 at 10 ...

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THE WHO's Career-Spanning Documentary 'Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who' Available On THE CODA COLLECTION

"Amazing Journey: The Story Of The Who", the acclaimed Grammy-nominated career-spanning documentary chronicling the history of THE WHO, is now available to stream for the first time exclusively on The Coda Collection. Directed by Murray Lerner and Paul Crowder, and featuring interviews with the group's co-founders and surviving members Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey, "Amazing ...

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'Fender 75 Years': Official History Of Legendary Guitar And Amp Maker Coming In September

Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, their shapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, "Fender 75 Years" (Motorbooks, September 21, 2021) is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments. From Fender's first instrument — a lap steel guitar ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says METALLICA's 'The Thing That Should Not Be' Has Been 'A Huge Inspiration' For Him For Over 30 Years

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's "Black Album" and the upcoming "The Metallica Blacklist" 53-song covers album, GHOST, Juanes and RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have curated exclusive Apple Music playlists showcasing their love for METALLICA as well as tracks from other beloved rock icons. GHOST frontghoul Tobias Forge includes METALLICA's "The Thing That Should ...

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FRANK MARINO Announces 'Immediate Retirement From Touring' Due To 'Debilitating Medical Condition'

Frank Marino, the legendary Canadian guitarist and leader of the band MAHOGANY RUSH, has announced his retirement from touring after developing an "unexpected and debilitating" medical condition. The 66-year-old musician has not revealed any specific details about the condition, but said that it has made it "impossible" for him to play shows. In a statement ...

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KING'S X Is Mastering Long-Awaited New Album

KING'S X has apparently completed work on its long-awaited new studio album. Earlier today (Friday, June 25), KING'S X frontman Doug Pinnick tweeted out a short video clip of him at the Bernie Grundman Mastering facility in Hollywood, California, and he included the following message: "At Bernie Grundman Mastering, where they are mastering the new ...

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