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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Is 'Concerned' About His Band's Future

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he is "concerned" about the future of his band. The vast majority of musicians are struggling more than ever without income from concerts and merch sales due to pandemic-induced lockdowns. Since it's become clear that concerts full of tightly packed fans won't be returning in a ...

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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT On Bands Who Use Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'We Live In A Different World Now'

Guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett of the legendary Canadian power trio TRIUMPH has weighed in on 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 using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA: 'Hypnotic' Video Preview

"Hypnotic", the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will make its online debut on August 14 via Edgeout Records. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'It's Very Disheartening To Play With A Bunch Of People Who Aren't Interested In Being There'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to "Singers Speaking", the new video podcast hosted by Nick Reese of the hard rock band JOYOUS WOLF. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his current solo backing band, Tate said: "I have all of these very young musicians playing with me, which I love, ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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GOJIRA Releases New Standalone Single 'Another World'

French metallers GOJIRA have released a new standalone single titled "Another World". Produced by the band's own Joseph "Joe" Duplantier and mixed by Andy Wallace, the new track is available today on all streaming platforms and is joined by an animated official music video directed by Maxime Tiberhgien and Sylvain Favre, which is streaming now ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Music Video For 'Born Innocent' Title Track

The official music video for "Born Innocent", the title track of the new album from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The LP was released on July 31 via Silver Lining Music. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, ALCATRAZZ's first studio ...

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Music From SIXX:A.M., BAD WOLVES, FROM ASHES TO NEW And ESCAPE THE FATE Featured On 'Sno Babies' Soundtrack

Better Noise Films has released the first trailer to Bridget Smith's feature film "Sno Babies". The film, produced by Allen Kovac, Mike Walsh and Michael Lombardi, stars Katie Kelly ("Game Of Silence"), Paola Andino ("Queen Of The South"), Michael Lombardi ("Rescue Me"), Evangeline Young ("The Good Wife") and Joanne Baron ("This Is Us"). "Sno Babies" ...

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STRYPER Unveils Lyric Video For New Song 'Make Love Great Again'

The official lyric video for "Make Love Great Again", the new single from openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be seem below. The song is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Even The Devil Believes", which will be released on September 4 via Frontiers Music Srl. Filled with the band's signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and ...

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SEVENDUST To Release 'Blood & Stone' Album In October

SEVENDUST has set "Blood & Stone" as the title of its 13th studio album, due on October 23 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2018's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among ...

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Watch METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Unbox Deluxe Box Set Edition Of 'S&M2' Live Album And Video

A five-minute video of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo unboxing the deluxe box set edition of "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²" can be seen below. METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony's September 6 and September 8, 2019 "S&M²" concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco's Chase Center, reunited ...

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JOE BONAMASSA To Release 'Royal Tea' Album In October

Joe Bonamassa's new solo studio album, "Royal Tea", inspired by his British heroes Jeff Beck, JOHN MAYALL & THE BLUESBREAKERS, Eric Clapton, LED ZEPPELIN and CREAM, was recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios and will be released on October 23 via J&R Adventures. Bonamassa also surprised his fans this past Friday with his latest ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Defends GIANTS Pitcher For Refusing To Kneel During 'Black Lives Matter' Moment Because Of Faith

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has defended San Francisco Giants pitcher Sam Coonrod for citing his religion as a decision not to kneel during a moment honoring the "Black Lives Matter" movement ahead of the season opener against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Coonrod was the only player to stand during a demonstration before ...

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DJ ASHBA's Debut Solo Single, 'Hypnotic', To Arrive Next Month

"Hypnotic", the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will make its online debut on August 14. The track features a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music singer LaCosta Tucker and niece of country music legend Tanya Tucker. The official ...

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