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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'I Love Contrast In Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Cutter's Rockcast" podcast, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee was asked if there was one artist that made her want to become the lead singer of a hard rock band. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't say one, but it's interesting, I didn't think about gender ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN Wrote Upcoming VOLBEAT Album In 'Only Three Months'

In a new interview with Germany's Rock Antenne, VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke about the writing sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "Rewind, Replay, Rebound" LP. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, when we heard it was not possible to tour [due to the coronavirus pandemic], and nobody knew when we could go ...

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METALLICA Shares Previously Unreleased Live Recording Of 'Wherever I May Roam' From Remastered Deluxe Box Set Of 'Black' Album

METALLICA has shared a previously unreleased live recording of "Wherever I May Roam" performed at Day On The Green in Oakland, California on October 12, 1991. The track is taken from the remastered deluxe box set of METALLICA's self-titled fifth album — also known as "The Black Album" — due on September 10 via the ...

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METALLICA's 'Scholars Initiative' Expands Into Nine New Schools

Following a competitive selection process conducted by METALLICA's All Within My Hands (AWMH) foundation and its partners at American Association Of Community Colleges (AACC), nine new schools will receive $100,000 to transform the future of students in their communities. This work is highlighted at a global level by leveraging the influence of METALLICA, who continue ...

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METALLICA: 'The $24.95 Book' To Be Released In August

"Metallica: The $24.95 Book" will be released on August 15 via Backbeat Books, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield. With more than 125 million records sold worldwide, METALLICA is the biggest metal band of all time. Four decades into their unparalleled career, METALLICA is a massive cultural force which drastically changed the sound of popular ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Perform 'My Friend Of Misery' With KAMASI WASHINGTON (Video)

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo joined Los Angeles jazz master Kamasi Washington on stage last night (Sunday, July 18) at the Hollywood Bowl in Hollywood, California to perform the band's song "My Friend Of Misery". Fan-filmed video footage of their appearance can be seen below. Washington's cover version of "My Friend Of Misery" is ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Headlining Tour

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have announced their first headlining shows in nearly two years. Punctuated by festival appearances at Rebel Rock (Orlando, Florida: September 23, 2021) and Aftershock festival (Sacramento, California: October 8, 2021), the eight-date headline run will see the band coming to cities including Atlanta, San Diego, and Los Angeles (full dates ...

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EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX Members Perform 'A Lesson In Violence' At TOM HUNTING Benefit Concert (Video)

Current and former members of EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX and FORBIDDEN performed the EXODUS classic "A Lesson In Violence" with hardcore punk legends THE BONELESS ONES last night (Saturday, July 17) at Holy Diver in Sacramento, California. The event was a benefit for EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting who recently underwent a successful total gastrectomy, less ...

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PANDORA Expands 'Billionaires' Artist Milestone Program With Launch Of 'Classic Rock' And 'Hard Rock' Stations

Pandora today announced the expansion of its "Billionaires" artist milestone program with the launch of programming highlighting the top-streamed acts on Pandora across key genres. Available now, Pandora has launched eight new stations for Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Alternative, Dance, Classic Rock, R&B and Hard Rock that feature music from artists who have hit one ...

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More METALLICA Jigsaw Puzzles Coming In September

Three more METALLICA titles will get the jigsaw puzzle treatment later this summer. On September 17, Zee Productions will release METALLICA's "Death Magnetic", "St. Anger" and "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" as 500-piece jigsaws on its Rock Saws imprint. All 500-piece puzzles come in a vinyl-box-set-sized box, perfect to fit alongside a vinyl ...

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MICHAEL POULSEN: VOLBEAT's Upcoming LP Is 'Definitely The Most Heavy Album That We've Ever Done'

VOLBEAT guitarist/vocalist Michael Poulsen spoke to the 94.9 The Rock Toronto radio station about the band's recently released songs "Wait A Minute My Girl" and "Dagen Før". The two tracks, VOLBEAT's first new music since 2019's album "Rewind, Replay, Rebound", were recorded while the world was in lockdown during the pandemic. Poulsen, Jon Larsen (drums) ...

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SCOTT IAN Thinks 'World Having Gone Through A Pandemic' Will Be Represented On Next ANTHRAX Album

During an appearance on Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Scott Ian of New York thrash metal pioneers ANTHRAX, who are celebrating their 40th anniversary this year, reflected on the evolution of the band's songwriting process. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I very much feel like we look at songwriting very much the ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Undergoes Successful Total Gastrectomy

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has undergone a successful total gastrectomy, less than five months after he started treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Hunting's EXODUS bandmate Gary Holt took to his Instagram about 45 minutes after the completion of the surgery — which lasted between four and five hours — and said ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says METALLICA's 'The Thing That Should Not Be' Has Been 'A Huge Inspiration' For Him For Over 30 Years

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's "Black Album" and the upcoming "The Metallica Blacklist" 53-song covers album, GHOST, Juanes and RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have curated exclusive Apple Music playlists showcasing their love for METALLICA as well as tracks from other beloved rock icons. GHOST frontghoul Tobias Forge includes METALLICA's "The Thing That Should ...

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Hear METALLICA's 'Holier Than Thou' Covered By BIFFY CLYRO And OFF!

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's self-titled album, the Grammy-winning, 16-times-platinum-certified LP is receiving its definitive re-release on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Remastered for ultimate sound quality, The Black Album remaster will be available in multiple configurations including 180-gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3 CD expanded edition, digital, ...

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METALLICA Shares Rehearsal Recording Of 'Holier Than Thou' From Remastered Deluxe Box Set Of 'Black' Album

METALLICA has shared "Holier Than Thou (Pre-Production Rehearsal)", taken from the "Pre-Production Rehearsals" CD included in the remastered deluxe box set of its self-titled fifth album — also known as "The Black Album" — due on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. The track was recorded live during pre-production rehearsals at Bayview Studios ...

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