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HEART Biopic Is In The Works

Seattle rock greats HEART will get the biopic treatment. The news of a HEART movie was broken by frontwoman Ann Wilson during a November 25 chat with Lyndsey Parker on the SiriusXM show "Volume West". The HEART biopic will be written and directed by Carrie Brownstein, of SLEATER-KINNEY and "Portlandia" fame, and will be produced ...

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Swedish Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO On 'Legacy' Album

A tribute album to legendary singer Ronnie James Dio made by Swedish metal musicians has just been released. "Legacy - A Tribute To Ronnie James Dio" features the bands MADISON, MEMORY GARDEN, TAD MOROSE, GORMATHON, TRAIL OF MURDER, FRONTBACK, SOULSHINE and SVEN-HOLGER ROSENVINGE plus guest appearances from Mats Levén (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, CANDLEMASS), Mike Wead (KING ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And JEFF PILSON Cover DURAN DURAN, PRINCE, OASIS, Others On 'Heavy Hitters' Album

Guitar-shredding virtuoso George Lynch has reteamed with his former DOKKEN bandmate Jeff Pilson for a set of new studio recordings that turn pop music classics into powerful metal anthems. Due on December 18 via Deadline Music, a division of Cleopatra Records, Inc., "Heavy Hitters" features jaw-dropping renditions of DURAN DURAN's "Ordinary World", Prince's "Kiss", ONEREPUBLIC's ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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Watch President-Elect JOE BIDEN 'Sing' METALLICA's 'King Nothing'

YouTube user Lars Von Retriever, who has been splicing together excerpts from President Donald Trump's speeches to popular rock and metal songs as part of two separate series he called "Trump Rocks" and "Metal Trump", has uploaded his latest concoction, Iron Biden's take on METALLICA's "King Nothing". The clip, which features President-elect Joe Biden "singing" ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Covers METALLICA's 'No Remorse' (Video)

When DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" four decades ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime catalysts for a movement known as the New ...

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JOE BONAMASSA Documentary 'Guitar Man' To Arrive In December

Discover the extraordinary story of legendary bluesman Joe Bonamassa in the inspirational documentary "Guitar Man", arriving on video-on-demand and for digital purchase December 8, 2020 from Paramount Home Entertainment. From average Joe by day to guitar hero at night, "Guitar Man" tells the incredible rise of blues-rocker Joe Bonamassa, whose hard work and determination have ...

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Conquered Lands - DEATH DEALER

There comes a time in every metalhead's life when one question becomes unavoidable: exactly how much metal can you actually take? Many are those that fall by the wayside, overwhelmed by the purity and majesty of the real thing. And make no mistake, folks, "Conquered Lands" is absolutely 100% metal-as-all-monolithic-fuck, and absolutely not for the ...

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Epitaph - PYRAMAZE

Increasingly regarded as leading lights in a still-flourishing prog metal world, PYRAMAZE haven't taken the easiest route to prominence, with persistent line-up issues seeming to slow their well-deserved ascent. By this point, no such problems exist. The arrival of vocalist Terje Harøy for 2015's "Disciples Of The Sun" seemed to lift every aspect of the ...

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PEARL JAM's EDDIE VEDDER To Debut New Songs During 'Venture Into Cures' Virtual Event

EB Research Partnership (EBRP) announces Venture Into Cures, an inspiring virtual event led by co-founders Jill and Eddie Vedder airing November 18, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will feature uplifting stories about individuals and families living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) alongside appearances and performances from celebrity friends to educate viewers about EB and ...

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MARK TREMONTI Says METALLICA's 'Master Of Puppets' Is His Favorite Album Of All Time: 'Every Single Song Is A 10 Out Of 10'

In a new interview with Hakos Pervanidis of Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked to pick his favorite albums of all time and talk about his childhood memories for each one of them. Speaking about SLAYER's 1986 masterpiece "Reign In Blood", Mark said (see video below): "That is my third favorite ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL Releases New Single 'The Doorway'

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL, the Florida-based psychedelic rock side project of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, will release its self-titled album on December 11. The official music video for the disc's second single, "The Doorway", can be seen below. The nine-track album loosely follows an autobiographical narrative centered around a protagonist on ...

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SLIPKNOT's Knotfest.com To Spotlight Up-And-Coming Artists At 'Pulse Of The Maggots Fest'

Knotfest.com has announced "Knotfest.com Presents: Pulse Of The Maggots Fest", a free online festival sponsored by ESP Guitars and presented by MusiCares, Ernie Ball and Rock Against Racism. Hosted by Knotfest.com's very own Beez, Ryan J Downey and special guests, "Pulse Of The Maggots Fest" is comprised of three digital stages (the MusiCares stage, Rock ...

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Glow - COUNTLESS SKIES

The thin line between thrilling, ultra-hooky melodic death metal and weakening, ultra-hooky metalcore was blurred beyond all recognition long ago. Fortunately, the subgenre's malleability has enabled many bands to pursue a more progressive course, and COUNTLESS SKIES elbow barge their way to the front of the quality queue on their second album, following-up a first-rate ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Looks Back On The Day METALLICA Fired DAVE MUSTAINE

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recalled being present at METALLICA's rehearsal studios in Jamaica, Queens, New York in April 1983 shortly after the James Hetfield fronted-act fired Dave Mustaine just days before METALLICA began recording its debut album. ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of SEAN CONNERY

David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Gavin Rossdale(BUSH), Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), WARRANT, Jason Bonham, John Corabi (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Sean Connery. The Scottish actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, died Friday night (October 30) ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Releases 2020 Version Of 'Am I Evil?'

Vital, venerated, and vintage, when DIAMOND HEAD first released "Lightning To The Nations" forty years ago in 1980, few could have predicted the importance it would carry — and establish — with regards to heavy metal's new wave and sound. Stacked and packed with riffs, "Lightning To The Nations" would be one of the prime ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces 'The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy' Album; First Single 'King Freak' Available Now

Rock icon Rob Zombie has announced his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", to be released March 12, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The LP marks his first new album in nearly five years. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is a classic Zombie album to its core, with high-energy rages ...

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