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THE SWEET Bassist STEVE PRIEST Dead At 72

THE SWEET's founding bassist Steve Priest has died at the age of 72. His passing was confirmed by Priest's bandmate Andy Scott. In a statement on the band's Facebook page, Scott wrote: "Then there was one! I am in pieces right now. Steve Priest has passed away. His wife Maureen and I have kept in ...

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Former L.A. GUNS Guitarist Releases New MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS Single, 'Anthem Of Us'

Frontiers Music Srl will release "Always The Villain", the debut album from MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS, on July 10. MICHAEL GRANT & THE ASSASSINS play a diverse and exciting brand of hard rock music incorporating elements from alternative rock and metal, while exploring different textures, genres, and influences. Band mastermind Michael Grant (who plays ...

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Virus - HAKEN

Firstly, well done for picking a very pertinent title. Secondly, we should probably congratulate HAKEN for making exactly the kind of absorbing, detailed and substantial record that most of us now have more than enough time to digest. The sequel to 2018's fiery but finessed "Vector", the British prog metal crew's sixth full-length starts with ...

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PERIPHERY's MISHA MANSOOR To Release 10 Albums Of BULB Material

Misha Mansoor, founding member of PERIPHERY and one of modern rock music's most revered guitar players, is slated to release a ten-album collection over the next four months, documenting his pre-PERIPHERY solo project BULB. BULB is known within guitar circles as the online moniker Mansoor used as he innocently shared demos and playthroughs via fan ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album

Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have apparently entered the studio to begin work on their next album. The new disc, which is tentatively due before the end of the year, will be the follow-up to 2017's "Red Before Black". On Sunday (May 31), CANNIBAL CORPSE singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher posted an Instagram photo of ...

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BUSH Frontman On Releasing 'The Kingdom' During Coronavirus Pandemic: 'We're Either Gonna Look Really Smart Or Really Dumb'

BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale spoke to Minneapolis, Minnesota's 93X radio station about the the band's decision to release its new studio album, "The Kingdom", this summer, despite the fact that much of the music industry is shut down due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Gavin said (hear audio below): "I think ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Collaborates With APOLO 7 On 'Eres Tú' Cover: Official Music Video Released

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has collaborated with the Colombian rock band APOLO 7 on a cover version of "Eres Tú", a popular Spanish-language song written in 1973 by Juan Carlos Calderón and performed by the Spanish band MOCEDADES. The official music video for the track can be seen below. Friedman announced his collaboration with ...

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JACKYL To Release Concert DVD

Long-running southern hard rockers JACKYL will release a new concert DVD before the end of the year. The set was recorded during the band's December 21, 2019 performance at The Midland in Kansas City. JACKYL frontman Jesse James Dupree spoke about the DVD during a May 28 Facebook Live chat. He said (see video below): ...

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ANNIHILATOR's JEFF WATERS Wants To Reunite With Singer COBURN PHARR For 'Never, Neverland' 30th-Anniversary Tour In 2021

ANNIHILATOR mastermind Jeff Waters wants to reunite with the band's former vocalist, Coburn Pharr, for a special tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of ANNIHILATOR's critically acclaimed and best-selling 1990 release "Never, Neverland". The LP includes such classics as "Road To Ruin", "I Am In Command", "Reduced To Ash" and "Phantasmagoria". According to Waters, the original ...

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