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Legendary Finnish Rock Manager SEPPO VESTERINEN Dies At 71

Legendary Finnish rock manager Seppo Vesterinen has died at the age of 71. Vesterinen, who was instrumental in guiding the careers of some of Finland's most globally successful music acts, including HIM, HANOI ROCKS and THE RASMUS, passed away Thursday evening (April 2) at a hospital in Ekenäs after a lengthy illness, according to the ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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Video Premiere: SKILLET's 'Save Me'

SKILLET's official music video for the song "Save Me" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's tenth full-length album, "Victorious", which was released last August via Atlantic. SKILLET frontman John Cooper told Cryptic Rock: "'Save Me' was a song where I had written the chorus melody… I ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Floats Conspiracy Theories About The Origin Of The New Coronavirus: 'I Have A Big Imagination'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has floated a couple of conspiracy theories about the origins of the novel coronavirus, including the suggestion that the COVID-19 virus was created in a laboratory. There has been no shortage of conspiracy theories flying around about the how the coronavirus was unleashed, such as that the pandemic ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Is Working On New BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Songs

Zakk Wylde has commenced the songwriting process for BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's new studio album. Earlier today, Ozzy's longtime guitarist took to his Twitter to share a video of him at the piano accompanied by his seven-year-old son, Sabbath Page Wielandt Wylde. He wrote in a caption: "BLACK LABEL SONGWRITING SESSIONS O' DOOM/DESTRUCTION/DEMOLITION & DOUBLE BUBBLE ...

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WEDNESDAY 13: Lyric Video For 'The Hearse' Single

WEDNESDAY 13 has returned with a new lyric video for the band's latest single, "The Hearse". The track is taken from WEDNESDAY 13's recently released album, "Necrophaze". "The heaviest track on the record, and maybe the heaviest track of my musical career," states WEDNESDAY 13's namesake frontman. "'The Hearse' is a beast with the double-kick ...

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BON JOVI Releases 'Limitless' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the new BON JOVI song titled "Limitless" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Bon Jovi 2020", which will be released on May 15. The effort will be made available as a CD, gold vinyl and as a digital download. "Bon Jovi 2020" makes ...

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REO SPEEDWAGON Appears In NETFLIX's 'Ozark'

Classic rock band REO SPEEDWAGON appears in an episode of Netflix's award-winning drama "Ozark" this season. The episode (Season 3, Episode 3), "Kevin Cronin Was Here", written by Miki Johnson, is named for REO SPEEDWAGON's iconic vocalist Kevin Cronin. Cronin said: "We are big fans of 'Ozark' here in the Cronin house, and have been ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, KIRK HAMMETT And JOHN PETRUCCI Featured In New Video Celebrating MESA/BOOGIE' 50th Anniversary

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) are among the guitar greats who reflect on their first encounter with Mesa/Boogie's Mark I guitar amp in a new seven-minute video celebrating Mesa/Boogie's 50th anniversary. Founder and president Randall Smith offers his perspective on the impact of his landmark discovery, the cascading high ...

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BUSH: 'Live In Tampa' Blu-Ray, DVD And CD Package Due In April

Cleopatra Entertainment has set an April 24 release date for "Live In Tampa" from alt rockers BUSH. Led by guitarist/vocalist Gavin Rossdale, BUSH was the first post-NIRVANA British band to hit it big in America. Of course, they became a hit by playing by the grunge rules — they had loud guitars, guttural vocals, stop-start ...

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Me And That Man - ME AND THAT MAN

When BEHEMOTH driving force Nergal released the first ME AND THAT MAN album, "Songs Of Love And Death", back in 2017, it was a project — a collaboration, in fact, with folk musician John Porter — that instantly made complete sense to large swathes of the underground metal world. If you dug Nick Cave, WOVENHAND ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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ARMORED SAINT Completes Recording New Album

ARMORED SAINT has completed recording its new album for a tentative late 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" was tracked with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera and is once again being mixed by Jay Ruston (STONE SOUR, STEEL PANTHER, AMON AMARTH). Last month, ARMORED SAINT ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Salvation'

The official music video for the song "Salvation" from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Awakening", which was released last August via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with ...

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Listen To New JOE SATRIANI Song 'Big Distortion'

Joe Satriani's new studio album, "Shapeshifting", is set for release on April 10 via Sony Music/Legacy Recordings. The latest single, "Big Distortion", can now be streamed below. In addition to the CD and standard black vinyl, the D2C store will offer an exclusive translucent blue colored, signed vinyl. Additional offerings will include stemless wine glasses, ...

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