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Hear New ACCEPT Song 'Zombie Apocalypse'

German/American metal legends ACCEPT have released the official visualizer video for their new single, "Zombie Apocalypse". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Too Mean To Die", which will be made available on January 29 (postponed two weeks from the previously announced January 15) via Nuclear Blast. The LP will be the group's ...

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Watch THE SWORD Perform Quarantine Version Of 'The Warp Riders'

Texan hard rockers THE SWORD have unveiled a live performance of "The Warp Riders" as the newest instalment of their "Conquest Of Quarantine" lockdown sessions which launched last summer to great excitement from their fans. "The Warp Riders" premiered today on the band's YouTube channel and can be viewed below. The song is the title ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Once Again Accuses CHRIS JERICHO Of 'Miming To A Tape', Says 'Professional Wrestling Sucks'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. The former SKID ROW vocalist initially accused Jericho of "miming to a tape" at FOZZY concerts in a social media post last July. In response, the wrestler-turned-rocker insisted that he ...

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VANILLA FUDGE And CACTUS Bassist TIM BOGERT Dead At 76

Tim Bogert, bassist and founding member of VANILLA FUDGE, CACTUS and supergroup BECK, BOGERT & APPICE, has died at age 76. The news of Bogert's passing was confirmed by his longtime bandmate, drummer Carmine Appice, who wrote on Facebook: "My true friend Tim Bogert died today. He was like a brother to me. He was ...

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JEFF PILSON Defends Social Media Companies In Banning TRUMP's Accounts: 'His Speech Clearly Can Incite Insurrection'

During an appearance on the "Rock 'N' Roll Icons With Bode James" podcast, former DOKKEN and current FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked to weigh in on Twitter permanently suspending President Donald Trump's account. Last week, the social media platform decided that the president had crossed a line too far continuing to use Twitter to ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Cried First Time He Heard 'Distance': 'He Just Understood It As A Song About Loss'

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while his late father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, battled cancer, "imagining what my life would be without him, and how terribly I'd miss him," as Wolfgang explained ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Was 'Shocked' But 'Not Really Surprised' By JON SCHAFFER's Presence At U.S. Capitol Riot

QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre says that he was "shocked" but "not really surprised" by last week's revelation that ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill. On Friday, the FBI's Washington Field Office released 40 photos of people who are suspected of unlawful entry ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Says He Is 'Really Confident' 'Stadium Tour' Will Happen In 2021 'If They Get The Vaccine Rolled Out'

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen spoke to the "Jeremy White Podcast" about the postponement of the band's "The Stadium Tour" with MÖTLEY CRÜE, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS to the summer of 2021. "The Stadium Tour" was scheduled to kick off June 18, 2020 at TIAA Bank Field in Jacksonville, Florida and run ...

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SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: 'I Most Definitely Did Not And Have Not Quit, Walked Away, Retired Or Abandoned QUEENSRŸCHE'

Scott Rockenfield has shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn't performed with QUEENSRŸCHE in four years, took to his Facebook page earlier today to write: "wanna hear a fun story? goes like this : 'Contrary to any statements or interviews coming from other parties, I most ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Is 'Itching To Go Back On Tour'

Vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about what the concert industry might look like post-pandemic. She said: "You have to be realistic. Of course, we're all eager to go back on stage, but we all know by now that the art industry, the music business, entertainment ...

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JON SCHAFFER's ICED EARTH Bandmates: 'We Absolutely Do Not Condone Nor Do We Support Riots Or Acts Of Violence'

Jon Schaffer's ICED EARTH bandmates have distanced themselves from the violence and destruction of property at the U.S. Capitol building on Wednesday (January 6). The ICED EARTH guitarist and founder is among dozens of people wanted by the FBI for storming Capitol Hill that day. Earlier today, singer Stu Block, bassist Luke Appleton, drummer Brent ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Announces Virtual Concert

SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, EN MINOR), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, LOCK UP), will kick off 2021 with an exclusive livestream performance later this month. The multi-camera livestream event will take place ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND's New Studio Album To Feature Guest Appearance By DEEP PURPLE's DON AIREY

Graham Bonnet has announced that he is currently recording a new studio album with bandmates Beth-Ami Heavenstone (bass), Conrad Pesinato (guitar) and Mark Zonder (drums). In addition to the core band, some special guests will be lending their talents to the album, including legendary keyboardist Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW). The names of more guests ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Says U.S. Was 'Hijacked' By 'Thugs And Criminals': 'They're Messing With The Wrong People Here'

German daily newspaper Die Welt has uploaded a video interview it conducted with ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer last November at a Washington, D.C. demonstration supporting President Donald Trump and protesting the 2020 presidential election results. The chat was recorded less than two months before Schaffer became a "person of interest" ...

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Rockers React To Pro-TRUMP Protesters Storming Capitol Hill: 'This Is Next-Level Insanity'

Paul Stanley (KISS), Tommy Lee (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Phil Rind (SACRED REICH), Otep Shamaya (OTEP), Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES) and Danko Jones are among the musicians who have reacted ...

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Supergroup Featuring COREY TAYLOR, DAVE NAVARRO And TAYLOR HAWKINS To Perform At 'A Bowie Celebration'

GROUND CONTROL, the supergroup featuring SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR's Corey Taylor, FOO FIGHTERS' Taylor Hawkins, and JANE'S ADDICTION's Dave Navarro and Chris Chaney, will perform at "A Bowie Celebration: Just For One Day!" live streaming concert this weekend. Produced by David Bowie's longest-standing band member Mike Garson, in partnership with Stacey Sher and Kerry Brown ...

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GRAMMY AWARDS Postponed Over COVID-19 Concerns

The 63rd annual Grammy Awards, originally scheduled for January 31, have been postponed due to concerns over the spread of COVID-19. They will now tentatively take place on March 21, 2021. A combination of health and travel concerns is what ultimately led to the decision to postpone this year's Grammys, with the show's planned location ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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PAUL STANLEY Rips TRUMP's 'Abhorrent' Attempt To Push Georgia Official To 'Find' Votes To Overturn Election Results

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has blasted President Donald Trump for reportedly pressuring Georgia Secretary Of State Brad Raffensperger to "find" votes to overturn the election results after his loss to President-elect Joe Biden. Earlier today, the Washington Post released an audio recording of a January 2 phone call between Trump and Raffensperger in which Trump ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'For A Band Like Us, With Our Catalog, We Don't Have To Make Records Anymore'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian took part in the "Classic Album Clash", where they joined host Chris Jericho and Eddie Trunk to discuss their classic second and third albums, 1985's "Spreading The Disease" and 1987's "Among The Living", respectively. ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'F**k 2020'

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist is the inspiration he needs to "keep moving." The 29-year-old's end-of-year message came less than two months after the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while Eddie ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Says It Was 'Super Gratifying' To Reunite With His Bandmates For Their First Two Pandemic-Era Shows

LAMB OF GOD played its first two pandemic-era shows in September as part of two separate live streams. The first saw the Richmond, Virginia-based group play its latest, self-titled album in its entirety, along with LAMB OF GOD favorites for the encore, including "Ruin", "Contractor", "512" and the debut live performance of "The Death Of ...

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