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JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

JUDAS PRIEST, MC5, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN, T.REX and THIN LIZZY are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. Also nominated are Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DEPECHE MODE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK, RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN and Todd Rundgren. The top vote-getters ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces 'Guitar Universe 3.0' Camp

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced the details of the third edition of his "Guitar Universe" camp. Scheduled to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in in Irvine, California, next year's edition of the camp will feature Petrucci alongside Jason Richardson, Plini, Stig Mathison, Stephanie Bradley, Andy Wood and others. "'Guitar Universe' ...

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MACHINE HEAD Releases Music Video For Ferocious New Song 'Do Or Die'

MACHINE HEAD has released the official Marius Milinski-directed music video for its new track "Do Or Die". The track is available now on all digital platforms via Imperium Recordings/Nuclear Blast. "Do Or Die" was produced by MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and Zack Ohren (FALLUJAH, ALL SHALL PERISH) at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California. It ...

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NOTHING MORE Will Be '100 Percent Focused On The Next Record' In 2020

Travis of North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF recently conducted an interview with NOTHING MORE guitarist Mark Vollelunga and bassist Daniel Oliver. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the oftentimes "intense" nature of NOTHING MORE's live shows: Mark: "We put a ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND Play First Fully Electric Set At 'J-Town Jam' In Florida (Video)

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND played a fully electric setlist for the first time this past Saturday, October 5 as the headliners of the inaugural J-Town Jam, a musical benefit concert supporting Little Smiles and Little Kids Rock. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Named after Jason's ...

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SILVERSTEIN Announces 20th-Anniversary Tour

SILVERSTEIN has announced a massive North American tour in celebration of its 20th anniversary as a band. The group will perform three sets: its breakthrough album "Discovering The Waterfront" in full, greatest hits and stripped-down acoustic. Special guests include FOUR YEAR STRONG and I THE MIGHTY. "It feels absolutely incredible to be celebrating 20 years ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND To Play First Fully Electric Set At 'J-Town Jam' In Florida

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND will play a fully electric setlist for the first time this Saturday, October 5 as the headliners of the inaugural J-Town Jam, a musical benefit concert supporting Little Smiles and Little Kids Rock. This special event will rock Downtown Abacoa Ampitheatre in Abacoa, Florida, starting at ...

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Legendary MOUNTAIN Drummer CORKY LAING Releases 'Toledo Sessions' Solo Album

Half a century after his first MOUNTAIN rehearsals, Corky Laing, the legendary drummer and songwriter, shows no signs of slowing down. On September 27, Corky released his first studio album in decades, "Toledo Sessions", via Prudential Records. The excitement brought on by the new repertoire is reminiscent of the classic MOUNTAIN albums "Climbing!" and "Nantucket ...

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SAXON Frontman Recovering From Triple Bypass Surgery

SAXON frontman Biff Byford is recovering after undergoing an emergency triple bypass surgery on Monday, September 23. A heart bypass surgery, or coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery, is used to improve blood flow to the heart. A surgeon uses blood vessels taken from another area of the body to bypass the damaged arteries. The ...

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Former MORBID ANGEL Guitarist RICHARD BRUNELLE Dead At 55

Former MORBID ANGEL guitarist Richard Brunelle has died, his family has confirmed. He passed away on Monday, September 23 at the age of 55. The news of Richard's death was broken by his sister-in-law Megan Box-Brunnele. She wrote on Facebook: "This is Richie's sister-in-law. This devastating post is at the request of my husband and ...

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Listen To New QUIET RIOT Song 'Heartbreak City'

"Heartbreak City", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is the most ...

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STYX Announces First 2020 Tour Dates

Legendary rockers STYXTommy Shaw (vocals, guitars), James "JY" Young (vocals, guitars), Lawrence Gowan (vocals, keyboards), Todd Sucherman (drums) and Ricky Phillips (bass), along with the occasional surprise appearance by original bassist Chuck Panozzo — are continuing on their never-ending "mission" to bring their music to their loyal fans in 2020 with new tour ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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UFO Guitar Legend VINNIE MOORE To Release New Album 'Soul Shifter'

The follow-up to Vinnie Moore's critically acclaimed 2015 "Aerial Visions" album will be released on October 9 on his label Mind's Eye Music. Titled "Soul Shifter", Vinnie's ninth solo album features guest appearances by legendary artists Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT) and Jordan Rudess (DREAM THEATER), with Richie Monica on drums, Michael Bean (bassist ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed on July 26 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they played ...

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BILLY IDOL To Continue His Las Vegas Residency In March 2020

Palms Casino Resort and Live Nation announced today the extension of "Billy Idol: Las Vegas". The announcement comes just as Idol prepares to return to The Pearl at Palms Casino Resort for the final 2019 performance dates. From punk pioneer to global superstar, Idol has created an unparalleled niche in popular music and has remained ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Defends Decision To Re-Record 'Burn My Eyes'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern, along with "Burn My Eyes"-era MH members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar), recently went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded the debut album in its entirety. The sessions took place several months prior to the start of the "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary ...

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