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Ex-STRATOVARIUS Guitarist TIMO TOLKKI Accuses Swedish Band ECLIPSE Of 'Ripping Off' His Song

Timo Tolkki has accused the Swedish band ECLIPSE of "ripping off" a song from his post-STRATOVARIUS project REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE. According to the guitarist, the ECLIPSE track "The Masquerade", which appears on the group's latest album, "Paradigm", is a copy of the song "Revolution Renaissance" from the band he founded after he left STRATOVARIUS in 2008. ...

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DETHKLOK Plays First Show In Five Years: Setlist, Video

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", performed this past Friday (November 15) as part of the Adult Swim Festival at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show marked DETHKLOK's first live appearance since taking part in the 2014 edition of Festival Supreme in L.A. DETHKLOK played a 19-song set ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Photographed At Spinal Neurosurgeon's Office

Eddie Van Halen was recently photographed with Dr. Todd Lanman in Beverly Hills, California. Lanman, one of the world's chief spinal neurosurgeons, shared the picture on social media on October 25, writing in an accompanying caption: "Great seeing ‪Eddie Van Halen‬ in my office yesterday. #movementislife #EddieVanHalen #VanHalen #Spine #SpineHealth" Lanman, who did not disclose ...

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HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD To Release 'New Empire, Vol. 1' Album In February

California's HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD will release its sixth full-length studio album, "New Empire, Vol. 1", on February 14 via Dove & Grenade Media/BMG. Produced by Matt Good (SLEEPING WITH SIRENS, ASKING ALEXANDRIA), the record is comprised of nine high-energy tracks that showcase the band embracing a heavier, hard-rock sound with this effort. "Time Bomb", the dynamic ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Sad But True' Performance From Moscow

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Sad But True" on July 21 at Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. METALLICA will headline five major North American festivals next year, all of which are produced by Danny Wimmer Presents. The events are Epicenter, Welcome To Rockville, Sonic Temple Music + ...

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SAINT ASONIA's ADAM GONTIER: 'I've Always Been Pretty Transparent As To What The Songs Are About'

Australia's Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with SAINT ASONIA frontman Adam Gontier. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting and creation of SAINT ASONIA's sophomore studio album, "Flawed Design": Adam: "Specifically 'Sirens' was ...

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NONPOINT Recruits Guitarist JASON ZEILSTRA

NONPOINT has announced the addition of guitarist Jason Zeilstra to the group's ranks. The band said in a statement: "[We are] proud to announce that this Chicago resident and his talents, work ethic (and coincidentally his hair) are NONPOINT battle tested and ready to go." NONPOINT will be on tour with HELLYEAH between November 15 ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Announces February 2020 U.S. Tour

ALTER BRIDGE has announced the first 2020 U.S. leg of the "Walk The Sky" tour. The band will play a kick-off date in Lake Charles, Lousiana at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board ShipRocked cruise as co-headliner alongside HALESTORM. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist: 'We Like To Show The Audience That Not Every Band Is Going To Sneer At You Or Spit On You'

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE prior to the band's October 19 show at Academy in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's penchant for being "hardcore heavy" and ...

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ALTER BRIDGE's MYLES KENNEDY On Appearing In 'Rock Star' Movie: 'There Wasn't An Ounce Of Acting In It'

Masters Of Shred's "Talking Shred" recently conducted an interview with ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the writing process for ALTER BRIDGE's latest studio album, "Walk The Sky": Myles: "This was a unique record because Mark [Tremonti, ...

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CHEVELLE Frontman: 'Rock Shows Should Be Fun'

In a recent interview with the Arizona radio station 98 KUPD, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler were asked what they hope their music has done for fans. Pete responded (see video below): "We like playing the heavy stuff, but, honestly, it's hard to say. We just want people to get something out ...

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Here's A New Photo Of EDDIE VAN HALEN With TOOL's ADAM JONES

A photo of Eddie Van Halen and TOOL guitarist Adam Jones at the band's October 21 concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles can be seen below. The picture was posted on Instagram by Eddie's former brother-in-law, Patrick Bertinelli, who maintains a close friendship with the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist. A day after the TOOL ...

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