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THE OFFSPRING Shares Music Video For Cover Version Of Holiday Classic 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

THE OFFSPRING has just released the official music video for its Bob Rock-produced cover version of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", a rock song originally sung by Darlene Love and included on the 1963 seasonal compilation album "A Christmas Gift For You" from Phil Spector. Says THE OFFSPRING frontman Dexter Holland: "It just seemed like ...

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AC/DC Engineer MIKE FRASER Discusses Making Of 'Power Up' In Part Two Of 'Beyond The Thunder' Podcast

Halfway through 2018, Mike Fraser, Canadian record producer, engineer, mixer and AC/DC's go-to guy since 1990, witnessed the most authentic version of AC/DC gather for a clandestine recording session in Vancouver. "I remember walking into the studio…and there's everybody there — the whole gang again," he said. "It was probably a good hour of hugs ...

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URIAH HEEP: 'A Visual Biography' Due In April 2021

Wymer Publishing has an April 16, 2021 release date for Martin Popoff's "Uriah Heep: A Visual Biography". The publication of "Uriah Heep: A Visual Biography" is something of a bitter‐sweet event given the recent news. Following the very sad loss of Lee Kerslake in September 2020, Popoff — having interviewed various band members over the ...

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ARMORED SAINT Releases Music Video For 'Never You Fret'

ARMORED SAINT has released a "home" music video for the song "Never You Fret". The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which was released in October via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, ARMORED SAINT's "Punching The Sky" sees ...

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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Explains His Trademark Cap

In a recent interview with the U.K. digital rock Planet Rock, AC/DC singer Brian Johnson was asked when he was last seen or photographed without a hat on. He responded (hear audio below): "Oh, well, I wear them for things like this," referring to the press junket for the band's latest album, "Power Up". "When ...

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Why AC/DC Waited Two Years To Release 'Power Up'

In a recent interview with the "My Turning Point" podcast with host Steve Baltin, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about the band's decision to sit on its new album, "Power Up", for more than two years before announcing its existence to the music world. "Well, we all agreed to be hush," Angus said (hear audio ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Explains 'Power Up' Album Title

In a recent interview with Australia's Triple M radio station, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about the inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "Power Up". He said (hear audio below): "I went through everything — like titles in songs. In the song 'Realize', there's the line, 'I've got the power to mesmerize.' ...

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AC/DC's 'Power Up' Tops Album Charts In 18 Countries

Following a high-octane release just over a week ago, AC/DC has taken over the No. 1 spot in 18 countries and counting with its brand-new album. "Power Up". The list of topped charts includes the No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200, selling over 117,000 copies in the first week. "Power Up" marks AC/DC's sixth ...

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KANSAS Releases Music Video For 'The Absence Of Presence'

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, has released the official music video for "The Absence Of Presence", the title track of its latest studio album. The disc was made available in June through InsideOut Music. "The Absence Of Presence" follows-up 2016's "The Prelude Implicit", which debuted at No. 14 on Billboard's Top 200 Albums chart. ...

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Watch STAIND's AARON LEWIS And MIKE MUSHOK Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Mudshovel'

Aaron Lewis was joined by his STAIND bandmate Mike Mushok for the first-ever acoustic performance of the group's song "Mudshovel" during Lewis's November 20 "From The Couch" paid livestream. The 10-song concert included selections from STAIND's debut album "Dysfunction" as well as music from Aaron's 2011 EP "Town Line". Lewis's second "From The Couch" show ...

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AC/DC Scores U.K.'s Fastest-Selling Album Of 2020 With 'Power Up'

AC/DC's latest album, "Power Up", has topped the U.K. chart with the biggest first-week tally of 2020 so far. Notching up 62,000 chart sales, the legendary hard rockers have comfortably taken their place at the top of the 2020 leaderboard of fastest-selling albums, overtaking Kylie Minogue, who racked up 55,000 chart sales of "Disco" just ...

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Watch Promotional Video For PETE WAY Book By Photographer ROSS HALFIN

Ross Halfin and Rufus Publications have announced the publication of "Pete Way By Ross Halfin", a 240-page celebration of UFO's iconic bass player, containing classic and unseen images by music photographer Ross Halfin, and exclusive new interviews and with Phil Mogg (UFO), Andy Parker (UFO), Neil Carter (UFO), Ozzy Osbourne (BLACK SABBATH), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA), ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' 40th-Anniversary Release Lands On Global Charts

MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" 40th-anniversary celebration releases have taken the world by storm once more, establishing this landmark album as being of eternal importance to music culture. With a centerpiece deluxe edition box set, comprising the original album, two previously unreleased live albums from the "Ace Up Your Sleeve" tour, a DVD compilation, 40-page book, ...

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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Taps CHRIS JERICHO, PHIL DEMMEL For 'Kings Before You' Single; 'The Beast Awakens' Album Announced

Hailing from the shores of Santa Cruz, Calirnia, modern heavy metal revivalist James Durbin is on the verge of releasing his boldest, heaviest album to date with the announcement of the debut album from DURBIN, "The Beast Awakens". Coming February 12, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl, fans can get their first taste of the album ...

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AC/DC To Film 'Virtual Video' For Next Single From 'Power Up'

AC/DC will film a "virtual video" for the next single off the band's latest album "Power Up". Released on November 13, "Power Up" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). The LP was recorded over a six-week period in August and ...

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