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SHINEDOWN Drummer BARRY KERCH To Sit Out Beginning Of Tour After Testing Positive For COVID-19

SHINEDOWN drummer Barry Kerch has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being vaccinated. The 44-year-old musician, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, revealed his positive diagnosis in a video message earlier today. He stated in the clip (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In the 20 years of SHINEDOWN, I have never missed a show — until ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On Return Of Live Shows: 'I Just Hope That Everyone Is Being Responsible And Safe'

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green spoke to El Cuartel Del Metal about what the post-pandemic return to the live stage might look like. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, it's already coming back pretty quickly. I think people are very anxious for live shows. I just watched Lollapalooza live, which was taking place in Chicago, ...

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GLENN HUGHES: 'I've Embraced The Internet'

In a new interview with Brazil's Wikimetal, legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) discussed the rapid popularization of the Internet technology and how it changed the way people listen to music and communicate with each other. "Back in the days, before the Internet, you didn't get to connect ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JESSE LEACH Explains Why TIMES OF GRACE Decided Against Signing With Record Company For Second Album

Last month, TIMES OF GRACE, featuring Adam Dutkiewicz and Jesse Leach of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE, released its long-awaited second album, "Songs Of Loss And Separation", via the band's own imprint label, Wicked Good Records, distributed by ADA Worldwide. Asked in a new interview with Australia's Maniacs what led to the decision to ...

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METALLICA To Launch Official Podcast

METALLICA has teamed up with Amazon to create "The Metallica Podcast". According to the band, the podcast will launch with eight episodes taking a look behind the scenes at METALLICA's self-titled 1991 LP, better known as "The Black Album." An exact release date for the podcast has not yet been announced. "This album was the ...

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PAPA ROACH Drops Music Video For 'Swerve' Feat. FEVER 333's JASON AALON BUTLER, Rapper SUECO

California rockers PAPA ROACH have unveiled their swagger-packed motorcade music video directed by Darren Craig (SLIPKNOT, RIHANNA, BIG SEAN, JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE) for their new track "Swerve". The high-octane thrill ride featuring the outspoken frontman of FEVER 333, Jason Aalon Butler, and rising Los Angeles-based rapper Sueco is the first track pulled from the band's forthcoming ...

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JOEY JORDISON's SINSAENUM Bandmates: 'We Did Everything In Our Power To Help And Couldn't Get Through To Him'

Joey Jordison's SINSAENUM bandmates have paid tribute to the recently deceased SLIPKNOT drummer, saying "his love and passion for music was unmatched" and calling him "one of the most influential" musicians in the extreme metal genre. Jordison's family confirmed that he passed away "peacefully in his sleep" on July 26 of an unspecified cause. He ...

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WATAIN Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST RECORDS; New Album Due In 2022

Nuclear Blast Records has announced the signing of the Swedish black metal collective WATAIN. The band has now entered Necromorbus Studios, located inside of a church north of their hometown Uppsala, to record a new album and follow-up to the ferocious 2018 opus "Trident Wolf Eclipse". The new full-length is scheduled for a release in ...

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QUIET RIOT's CHUCK WRIGHT On RUDY SARZO's Return: 'I've Supported' The Band 'For 40 Years And Will Continue To Do So'

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has made his first public comments since the announcement that the band's former bassist, Rudy Sarzo, will be returning to the group after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the original founding members of the legendary "Metal Health" lineup. He played bass on the "Metal Health" album, which sold ...

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Bay Area Legends BLIND ILLUSION To Release Long-Awaited New Album, 'Wrath Of The Gods', In 2022

Hammerheart Records has announced a co-operation with San Francisco Bay Area legends BLIND ILLUSION. The band's new album, "Wrath Of The Gods", will arrive in 2022. BLIND ILLUSION's current lineup features founding member Marc Biedermann (guitars and vocals), along with Tom Gears (bass), Doug Piercy (guitar; ex-HEATHEN) and Andy Galeon (drums; ex-DEATH ANGEL). Formed in ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN: Why I Moved From Los Angeles To Nashville

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan discussed his decision to move to Nashville in 2017 after living in Los Angeles for more than three decades. Referencing the fact that Nashville is internationally known for country music, ...

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TED NUGENT: 'I Was Born With The Right To Keep And Bear Arms'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has defended his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, arguing that he "got it from God." The 72-year-old rocker discussed his natural-born rights as an American while talking to Tucker Carlson for the newest episode of Fox Nation's "Tucker Carlson Today". "I was born with the right to ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY To Fans Coming To See 'The Bay Strikes Back' Tour: 'If You're Not Vaccinated, Wear A Mask'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has outlined some of the changes that will be made to the meet-and-greet sessions on the band's upcoming tour as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Billy, who was one of the first metal musicians to test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, discussed TESTAMENT's plans ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Says Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER Has 'Disconnected From The Band'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier says that the band's founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer has "disconnected" from the rest of the group and is not featured on DESTRUCTION's just-completed new studio album. Schmier addressed Sifringer's status with DESTRUCTION just a couple of weeks after the band performed without Mike at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. ...

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AL JOURGENSEN Says New MINISTRY Album 'Makes A Lot Of Sense For The Times That We're Living In'

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY will release their 15th studio album, "Moral Hygiene", on October 1 via Nuclear Blast Records. The 10-track follow-up to 2018's "AmeriKKKant" was recently described in a press release as frontman Al Jourgensen's "societal manifesto and plea for civilization to get back to a set of standards that lives up to and ...

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MUDVAYNE, ATREYU, CROWN THE EMPIRE And AFTERLIFE Added To Lineup For Inaugural 'Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach' Cruise

Voragos: Destination Lunasea Beach has announced several exciting additions to the lineup for the private island festival and five-day rock cruise coming in early 2022. The list of newly added acts includes the recently reunited MUDVAYNE (which continues to partner with Danny Wimmer Presents for their first live performances after a 12-year hiatus), ATREYU, CROWN ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Shares Snippet Of New Version Of 'The Bleeding' From Upcoming 'The Way Of The Fist' Re-Recording

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently entered the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada to begin recording its new album for a 2022 release. In addition, the band has commenced re-recording its debut LP, 2007's "The Way Of The Fist", for its 15th anniversary. Late last night, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory took ...

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UNDEROATH Announces New Album 'Voyeurist'

UNDEROATH will release its seventh full-length album, "Voyeurist", on January 14, 2022 via Fearless Records. To celebrate the announcement, the band shared the anthemic new track "Hallelujah", which serves as the second single from "Voyeurist" and is sure to be a staple of their live set for years to come. "Hallelujah" boasts one of the ...

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TOM MORELLO Teams Up With BRUCE SPRINGSTEEN And EDDIE VEDDER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Highway To Hell'

Tom Morello world premiered the debut song from his new album "The Atlas Underground Fire" today on six SiriusXM channels. The RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist's cover of "Highway To Hell" featuring Bruce Springsteen and Eddie Vedder first aired on SiriusXM's Lithium, E Street Radio, Pearl Jam Radio, Turbo, Classic Rewind and Ozzy's Boneyard channels ...

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