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CLUTCH: 'The Obelisk' Box Set To Be Released This Weekend

After many delays due to the ongoing pandemic, CLUTCH's "The Obelisk" is finally scheduled to hit stores on Saturday, October 24 for the third drop of Record Store Day. The box set is comprised of all of CLUTCH's Weathermaker Music vinyl releases. There are six double LPs, three 12" LPs, and three 12" picture discs ...

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SLASH Looks Back On GUNS N' ROSES' First 2016 Reunion Show: 'It's Hard To Really Put It Into Words What That Felt Like'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is featured in a new trailer promoting National Independent Venue Association's first-ever #SOSFest in partnership with YouTube. The three-day festival, which kicked off on Friday (October 16), includes performances from 35 artists recorded live from more than 25 of the most storied independent concert venues across ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen' (Video)

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover ...

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STEEL PANTHER Announces 'The Halloweenie Ride Livescream'

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER are back with another livestream concert event on October 31, "The Halloweenie Ride Livescream". The concert event will be live from the iconic Viper Room in West Hollywood, California, a new location for STEEL PANTHER's livestreams but an old home in the band's history. The show will be live ...

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ORIANTHI Releases Music Video For New Single 'Impulsive'

Australian guitarist Orianthi (ALICE COOPER, RSO, Michael Jackson) has released the official music video for her new single called "Impulsive". The track is taken from her first new studio album in seven years and her first new music as a solo artist in six years, "O", due on November 6 via Frontiers Music Srl. Says ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen': Teaser Video

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. A teaser for ELLEFSON's music video ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Releases Funky Anti-DONALD TRUMP Song Called 'Trump Sucks'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president on social media, has released an anti-Donald Trump song called "Trump Sucks". The funky track features Skolnick's rap-style rhymes in which he touches upon a number of his familiar grievances regarding the Trump administration, including alleged corruption, nepotism and criminality on ...

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METALLICA Donates $250,000 To West Coast Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has announced a new donation of $250,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California and other parts of the western United States. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour With OBSCURA And NAILED TO OBSCURITY

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have announced a fall 2021 North American headlining tour. Support on the trek will come from Germany's finest progressive death metal band OBSCURA and German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. The 46-date date tour will kick off on September 2, 2021 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and it will make ...

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QUIET RIOT To Continue Without FRANKIE BANALI

QUIET RIOT has announced plans to continue, less than a month after the death of the band's drummer Frankie Banali. The veteran rockers revealed their plans to carry on in a social media post on Wednesday. They wrote: "QUIET RIOT - 2020/2021 Because life goes on! "It was Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue ...

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MASTODON Is 'Ready' To Begin Recording New Album: 'We've Got Loads Of Materal,' Says TROY SANDERS

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. Speaking to Dean ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE To Host AXS TV's 'A Year In Music'

AXS TV's acclaimed rock and culture series "A Year In Music" returns for its third season, premiering Sunday, October 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. In addition to 12 all-new episodes covering the landmark moments that shaped the '80s, '90s and Aughts, the series will feature a new host, Lzzy Hale — the popular ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Dead At 68

QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The drummer passed away last night (Thursday, August 20) at the age of 68. Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to ...

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Watch 10 YEARS' Music Video For 'The Shift'

Knoxville, Tennessee rockers 10 YEARS have released the official music video for their new single, "The Shift". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Violent Allies", which will be released on September 18 via Mascot Records. The disc was recently recorded at West Valley Recording Studios in Woodland Hills, California with Grammy-nominated producer ...

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Watch Trailer For Ex-W.A.S.P. Guitarist CHRIS HOLMES's 'Mean Man' Documentary

Cleopatra Entertainment has secured the North American, U.K., Australian, New Zealand and South African distribution rights to the documentary film "Mean Man: The Story Of Chris Holmes". Written and directed by French filmmakers Antoine De Montremy and Laurent Hart (whose music production career includes televised interviews with SCORPIONS, DEEP PURPLE, SLAYER, GUNS N' ROSES and ...

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Watch LZZY HALE, SLASH, GILBY CLARKE And MATT SORUM Cover THE BEATLES' 'Come Together'

On Saturday, August 15, Morrison Hotel Gallery and its partners presented (De)Tour, a daylong charity music festival featuring an all-star lineup of artists working in association with MusiCares, National Independent Venue Association (NIVA), and Spotify in support of fellow artists, crew members, and independent venues and promoters. (De)Tour brought together the brightest stars of the ...

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