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NAMM 2021 Convention Canceled Due To Coronavirus

The 2021 NAMM Show, which was scheduled to take place in January 2021 in Anaheim, California, has officially been canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic which is sweeping the globe. Instead of staging an in-person event, organizers will bring music merchants, industry insiders and musicians together in a virtual space with the launch of Believe ...

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How PANTERA Was Influenced By EXHORDER

In a brand new interview with Poisoned Rock webzine, guitarist Marzi Montazeri of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was asked to comment on his band's alleged influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. "Look, you're asking a question from someone that actually was ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says Not Voting For One Of Two 'Viable' Candidates In Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election Is Akin To Throwing Your Vote Away

Paul Stanley says that voting for a third, no-hope candidate in the upcoming presidential election is akin to throwing your vote away. Earlier today, the KISS frontman shared a New York Daily News article from self-proclaimed "staunch conservative" S.E. Cupp in which she wrote she is "very seriously considering voting for Joe Biden," rather than ...

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Watch THE ROLLING STONES' Music Video For New Song 'Scarlet'

The official video for THE ROLLING STONES' new song "Scarlet" can be seen below. The clip features Emmy-nominated actor Paul Mescal, who starred in critically acclaimed television series "Normal People". A love letter to "Scarlet", the video was directed by directing duo Us and filmed with a socially distanced shoot at London's iconic Claridge's hotel. ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian 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 using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to "Live From Nerdville With Joe ...

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NUNO BETTENCOURT To Be Joined By BRIAN MAY, NANCY WILSON, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE And More For 'At Home And Social' Special

AXS TV presents an unforgettable night of rock, as multi-talented artist and producer Nuno Bettencourt leads a star-studded ensemble of music icons and influencers in "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" — airing Monday, August 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The set will benefit the Music Forward Foundation's Crew Nation ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer CHARLIE ENGEN Says He Has Seen A 'Crazy Change' In IVAN MOODY Since He First Played With The Band

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Charlie "The Engine" Engen says that he has seen a "crazy change" in singer Ivan Moody since he was named the replacement for FIVE FINGER's original drummer, Jeremy Spencer, in the fall of 2018. Moody became sober in March 2018 after publicly struggling with alcohol addiction and nearly dying at ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of ANTHRAX's Tour With IRON MAIDEN In Episode Three Of 'Persistence Of Time' Video Series

ANTHRAX invites you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, "Persistence Of Time", and its 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition. This six-part video series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at ...

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JEFFERSON STARSHIP Releases Music Video For 'It's About Time'

Legendary rock band JEFFERSON STARSHIP — featuring David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin, Cathy Richardson, Chris Smith and Jude Gold — has recently released its new single, "It's About Time", and now they are proud to bring you the official music video, which premiered overnight on Rolling Stone. The group also announced the release of its new ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Release New Album 'We Are Chaos' In September; Video For Title Track Available

Marilyn Manson will release his eleventh studio album, "We Are Chaos", on September 11 Via Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Grammy Award winner Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker) and Manson, the ten-track opus was written, recorded, and finished before a pandemic blanketed us all. Manson heralds the record's arrival with the title track and ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Release 'We Are Chaos' Single Tomorrow

Marilyn Manson's new single, "We Are Chaos", will make its online debut tomorrow (Wednesday, July 29) at 9 a.m. PDT / 12 p.m. EDT. Earlier today, the shock rocker tweeted out what appears to be the single's cover artwork, along with the caption: "Wednesday 9am PST" Manson's new track will arrive less than two weeks ...

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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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PANTERA: 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Reinventing The Steel' To Arrive In September

PANTERA will release a 20th-anniversary edition of its final album, "Reinventing The Steel", on September 18. Bassist Rex Brown confirmed the release date for the "Reinventing" reissue in an interview last Friday (July 24) with SiriusXM's "Debatable", where he discussed the 30th anniversary of PANTERA's "Cowboys From Hell" LP. "We do have another record coming ...

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First PORNO FOR PYROS Reunion In 24 Years Planned For LOLLA2020 Virtual Festival Weekend

Lollapalooza will commemorate this year's festival weekend with Lolla2020, a free four-night broadcast event taking place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival, Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. The broadcast will air exclusively live on YouTube beginning at 5 p.m. CT each night, with the full schedule to be revealed on Wednesday, ...

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FLEETWOOD MAC Co-Founder PETER GREEN Dead At 73

FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green has died at the age of 73. His family confirmed his death in a statement released by solicitors Swan Turton, who are acting on their behalf. "It is with great sadness that the family of Peter Green announce his death this weekend, peacefully in his sleep," the statement reads. "A ...

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IN FLAMES Releases Animated Video For Re-Recorded Version Of 'Pinball Map'

Swedish veteran metallers IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album "Clayman". In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th-anniversary edition of "Clayman", to be released on August 28. "Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition" ...

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IN FLAMES' BJÖRN GELOTTE On 'Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition': 'We Didn't Wanna Re-Record The Whole Thing'

Swedish veteran metallers IN FLAMES are celebrating two major milestones in 2020 with their 30th anniversary as a band and 20th anniversary of their seminal, critically acclaimed album "Clayman". In honor of this monumental occasion, Nuclear Blast Records presents a special 20th-anniversary edition of "Clayman", to be released on August 28. "Clayman 20th Anniversary Edition" ...

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