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HELLYEAH's Debut Album Certified Gold In U.S.

HELLYEAH's self-titled debut album was officially certified gold on February 25 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of half a million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial success of a ...

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Who Is A More Underrated Drummer: PETER CRISS Or RINGO STARR?

During a recent appearance on "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley", Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Paul Gargano (Metal Edge) and radio personality Eddie Trunk debated the first three KISS albums. You can now watch the discussion below. Asked for an opinion on who the more ...

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THE WHO: 'The Who Sell Out' Super Deluxe Edition To Include 46 Previously Unreleased Songs

Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as "THE WHO's finest album," "The Who Sell Out" reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the "Love Generation" became a global phenomenon and "pop" began metamorphosing into "rock." The new ...

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Late OZZY OSBOURNE And URIAH HEEP Drummer LEE KERSLAKE's Debut Solo Album 'Eleventeen' Receives Posthumous Release

"Eleventeen", the debut solo album from late OZZY OSBOURNE and URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake, has just received a posthumous release via HNE Recordings, the hard rock and heavy metal arm of Cherry Red Records. "Eleventeen" is a collection of eight songs, seven of them written or co-written by Lee. Lee offers notes and insights ...

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SABATON Is Back With New Single 'Livgardet'

Swedish heavy metal titans SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Livgardet". The band's first new music since 2019's "The Great War" is a Swedish-language song which honors the Swedish Royal Guards first established in the year 1521. "Since 2012 and 'Carolus Rex', we have been looking forward to writing more ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: 'Beating The Odds' Music Video

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' To Return In New Original Film For PARAMOUNT+

MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal will return with an all-new movie on Paramount+. The new movie adaptation was announced by MTV Entertainment Group president Chris McCarthy during ViacomCBS's Paramount+ launch event. The announcement came via a Zoom call featuring ...

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TOM MORELLO Partners With SiriusXM For His Streaming Channels, Weekly Show And Podcast

SiriusXM announced today a new collaboration with groundbreaking rock guitarist and acoustic troubadour Tom Morello, including all-original content that spans three new streaming music channels and a new additional weekly show beginning March 2, and an original podcast, beginning March 3. The content hand-crafted by Morello includes streaming music channels that are part of SiriusXM's ...

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Working With God - MELVINS 1983

The MELVINS is essentially the duo of King Buzzo and Dale Crover. That core regularly pulls in orbiting members who the unit has performed with before as well as new blood. They move forward this time by looking again to the band's earliest of days, enlisting original drummer Mike Dillard, who was originally with the ...

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GARY MOORE: 'How Blue Can You Get' Collection Of Previously Unreleased Material To Be Made Available In April

On April 30, Mascot Label Group / Provogue will issue a new album featuring previously unreleased material from legendary guitarist Gary Moore. "How Blue Can You Get" contains a total of eight songs — four original tracks plus four tunes which were previously recorded and made famous by classic bluesmen like Elmore James, Sonny Thompson, ...

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ANDREW W.K. Drops Music Video For New Single 'Babalon'

At the beginning of February 2021, Napalm Records and the inimitable God of partying Andrew W.K., announced the impending release of a massive new single, "Babalon", and today, the track is officially released and available worldwide in both physical and digital formats, with an accompanying music video. On "Babalon", Andrew W.K.'s path of partying takes ...

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SABATON To Release New Single 'Livgardet' This Month

Swedish heavy metal titans SABATON have announced a new partnership with Nuclear Blast, re-signing with their longtime label home for a new single and much more to come. "Livgardet", the band's first new music since 2019's "The Great War" (which cracked the Top 10 in 11 countries, including No. 1 positions in Switzerland, Germany, and ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY Releases 'Wellerman' 3-Track Bundle

Matthew Kiichi Heafy, the Japanese-American musician best known as the guitarist and lead vocalist for the Grammy-nominated heavy metal band TRIVIUM, has just released more solo material. This time, he offers his creative take on a popular and enduring sea shanty. The three-track "Wellerman" bundle is available today on all streaming platforms. Listen to and ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: Why Now Was The Right Time To Resurrect LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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THE OFFSPRING's Long-Awaited New Album Finally Has A Release Date

THE OFFSPRING frontman Bryan "Dexter" Holland and guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman have confirmed that the band's long-awaited tenth album will arrive soon. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, who also worked on the band's last two LPs. " In a short announcement on THE OFFSPRING's socials, Dexter ...

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