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JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE Signs With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS

JIZZY PEARL'S LOVE/HATE has inked a deal with Golden Robot Records. The band's new record is due our later this year. Pearl has been a fixture on the world-famous Hollywood Sunset Strip since his edgy street rock band LOVE/HATE released its debut album, "Blackout In The Red Room", in 1990. "Blackout In The Red Room" ...

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Original RIOT Guitarist LOU 'L.A.' KOUVARIS Dies At 66

Original RIOT guitarist Lou "L.A." Kouvaris has passed away. He was 66 years old. No cause of death has been revealed, but RIOT's manager Giles Lavery said Lou developed symptoms of COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, over a week ago. Kouvaris's passing was confirmed by RIOT, who wrote on social media: "Lou ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Performance Clip Of 'Run Riot' From 'London To Vegas' Set

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DEF LEPPARD's "London To Vegas" on May 29. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood". A performance clip of the song "Run Riot", taken from the "Hysteria At The O2" concert ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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BAD RELIGION And REFUSED Members Join Forces In FAKE NAMES: Debut Album Due In May

Punk rock supergroup FAKE NAMES — which includes Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN), and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) — will release its self-titled debut record on May 8 via Epitaph. FAKE NAMES was formed in early ...

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Underneath - CODE ORANGE

Judging by some of the full-bore plaudits it has received already, a lot of people are pinning their hopes on the new CODE ORANGE album, seemingly viewing it as some kind of epoch-shattering, great leap forward for heavy music in general. In terms of hardcore/metal crossovers, it's pretty undeniable that "Underneath" stands firmly at the ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Postpones Japanese Tour Dates

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has canceled its previously announced tour of Japan, including a headlining appearance at Download Festival Japan. "The promoter of our Japan shows suggested that we postpone the shows in Japan for the safety of the public, and we are heeding that advice," the band said in a statement. "We had very much ...

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SEVENDUST Bassist VINCE HORNSBY Joins Atlanta's THE CEO

Vince Hornsby, bassist for SEVENDUST, has joined the Atlanta, Georgia-based based band THE CEO while SEVENDUST prepares for a fall tour. THE CEO will release its debut album, "Redemption", in the spring. The disc was recorded and produced by Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE and Slash. THE CEO ...

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RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund' Commemorates 10th Anniversary With Awards Gala And Live Concert

The Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late rock music legend, commemorated the 10th anniversary of his passing and the formation of the charity with its 10th Anniversary Memorial Awards Gala held on February 20 at the Avalon Hollywood. Hosted by radio and television personality Eddie Trunk, ...

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RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

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RATT To Be Featured In New GEICO Commercial

According to Metal Sludge, RATT will be featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. Geico has been running a number of hilarious commercials lately, and the RATT spot sounds like it will be another winner. The upcoming commercial will reportedly feature a woman calling an exterminator ...

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Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

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VINNY APPICE, GILBY CLARKE, STEVE LUKATHER, MARC BONILLA, Others To Perform At 'Change AB5' Event

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented music show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, and Independent Music Professionals United present "Change AB5", a night of music and unity to raise awareness surrounding the damaging effects of California's new AB5 law on California's music professionals. The event will be Tuesday, February 18 at the ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Looks Back On KNOTFEST MEETS FORCEFEST Debacle: 'We Still Don't Know What Happened'

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor has spoken out about the "security issue" that caused the cancelation of the band's appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City in late November. According to reports, the stage barricade broke during BEHEMOTH's set and it was impossible to fix it in time for either of the two scheduled ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Announces Summer/Fall 2020 U.S. Tour

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has announced a summer/fall U.S. tour. The trek will kick off on September 9 in Detroit, Michigan and end on October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour includes a headlining appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, where they will play in between METALLICA's two headlining shows. They will also ...

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OVERKILL Drummer JASON BITTNER On SEAN REINERT: 'He Became A NEIL PEART-Type Influence For The Metal World'

Former FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and current OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer became a 'Neil Peart'-type influence for the metal world." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was transported to a ...

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