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NITA STRAUSS Gets Hit In Head By Flying Broken Cane Piece During ALICE COOPER Concert (Video)

Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, escaped relatively unscathed after getting by a flying broken cane piece during the legendary rocker's concert Thursday night (October 7). The incident took place while Cooper was performing "Feed My Frankenstein", the first song of his set in Charlotte, North Carolina. At one point, Alice ...

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DEPECHE MODE's DAVE GAHAN Discusses His Contribution To 'The Metallica Blacklist' In Latest Episode Of Official METALLICA Podcast

The sixth and seventh episodes of "The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 - The Black Album" have been released in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the band's self-titled fifth LP, better known as The Black Album. The podcast's weekly episodes explore the stories behind and the legacy of the best-selling album in the history of ...

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TOOL Announces Extensive 2022 Tour Dates For U.S. And Europe

TOOL has announced a mammoth 2022 tour, with the Los Angeles-based band spending three months traversing the U.S. followed by a month of European dates. TOOL elected to kick off the highly anticipated trek in Eugene, Oregon as a nod to the abrupt halt to their 2020 "Fear Inoculum" tour. Slated to play the Matthew ...

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Watch JUDAS PRIEST Perform In Grand Rapids, Michigan

Fan-filmed video footage of JUDAS PRIEST's September 16 performance at Van Andel Arena in Grand Rapids, Michigan can be seen below. The British heavy metal legends, who are celebrating their 50th anniversary, threw in several rarely played songs in their set, including "One Shot At Glory" and "Invader", as well as several tracks that hadn't ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On Setlist For '50 Heavy Metal Years' Tour: 'The Reaction We're Getting Has Been Really Positive'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke to Lana Morgan of the 102.9 The Hog radio station about the setlist for the band's first pandemic-era tour, the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American trek, which kicked off on September 8 at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. As was the case with their appearance at the ...

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New Video Of ALEX VAN HALEN Emerges Online

A new video of VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen has emerged online. On Friday (September 10), the Van Halen Brasil YouTube channel uploaded a clip — purportedly shot earlier that day — of Alex driving down a Los Angeles freeway in his new Porsche 911 GT2 RS car. While pulling up alongside the vehicle ...

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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Six Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the sixth anniversary of her getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, September 5), the 34-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band Instagrammed an image revealing she had been sober for six years, 72 months, 2,193 days or 52,608 hours. She captioned it simply: "Grateful." When Nita celebrated the fifth anniversary of ...

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Watch WOLFGANG VAN HALEN's MAMMOTH WVH Perform In Austin

Fan-filmed video footage of MAMMOTH WVH's September 2 concert at Emo's in Austin, Texas can be viewed below. Last week, MAMMOTH WVH announced a handful of new headlining shows for October. Support on the dates will come from the all-female rock outfit PLUSH. During its current U.S. tour, which kicked off in late July, MAMMOTH ...

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MARK TREMONTI On MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album: 'It Put A Big Smile On My Face When I Heard It'

ALTER BRIDGE guitarist and TREMONTI frontman Mark Tremonti has praised the debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo band of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Wolfgang played bass on TREMONTI's "Cauterize" and "Dust" albums and was part of TREMONTI's touring band in 2013. Speaking about the overwhelmingly positive response to "Mammoth WVH", Mark ...

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MAMMOTH WVH Cancels Tour Dates With GUNS N' ROSES After 'Member Of Touring Personnel' Tests Positive For COVID-19

MAMMOTH WVH has canceled two shows as the opening act for GUNS N' ROSES after a member of the Wolfgang Van Halen-fronted band's "touring personnel" tested positive for COVID-19. Wolfgang shared the news of the cancelation in a statement on his social media earlier tonight. He wrote: "MAMMOTH WVH will not be performing tonight in ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'That's Lame As Hell'

Former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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