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LARS ULRICH Looks Ahead To METALLICA's 40th Anniversary: 'Hopefully We're Just Getting Started'

In a recent video chat with Rob Dietrich, the new master distiller of METALLICA's Blackened American Whiskey, drummer Lars Ulrich reflected on the band's nearly four-decade existence ahead of METALLICA's 40th anniversary. "It always feels like we're just getting started," Lars said (see video below). "Forty fucking years! Yeah, it's crazy. We're in 2020 here, ...

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OBSCURA Recruits Drummer DAVID DIEPOLD

Austrian virtuoso drummer David Diepold (BENIGHTED, HATE, BELPHEGOR, GIVE EM BLOOD, COGNIZANCE), known for his highly technical signature playing in extreme metal, has joined the German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member. He collaborated internationally with several groups as session player and is also working as drum teacher. Diepold appeared on COGNIZANCE's first ...

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JOURNEY Officially Cancels 2020 North American Tour

JOURNEY has canceled its previously announced 2020 North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 60-date trek with THE PRETENDERS was supposed to kick off May 15 in Ridgefield, Washington. After carefully reviewing all options, the decision has been made to cancel the entire tour to make it possible ...

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SiriusXM Launches New Channels from GUNS N' ROSES, LED ZEPPELIN And METALLICA

SiriusXM has collaborated with acclaimed and iconic artists and their representatives to create personally curated audio experiences for listeners everywhere. The collection of exclusive music channels launching on Friday, May 1 — and in conjunction with SiriusXM's extended Stream Free period through May — are dedicated to megastars David Bowie, EAGLES, FLEETWOOD MAC, George Strait, ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Rejoins OBSCURA

Veteran bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (QUADVIUM, SALAZH TRIO, ex-PESTILENCE) has rejoined the German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member after a nine-year break. Thesseling, known for his signature fretless playing in death metal and world fusion, joined OBSCURA in 2007 and appeared on the band's critically acclaimed full-length albums "Cosmogenesis" (2009) and ...

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METALLICA Could Make New Album In Quarantine, Says LARS ULRICH

Earlier today (Tuesday, April 28), METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined Marc Benioff for an installment of the Salesforce CEO's livestreamed fireside chat series to discuss how he and his bandmates are staying connected and giving back through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about METALLICA's plans ...

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ALICE COOPER And KLAUS MEINE Among Guest Singers In Video For WINGER's All-Star Version Of 'Better Days Comin''

WINGER recently invited artists, friends and fans to sing along to "Better Days Comin'", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, which was released in April 2014 via Frontiers Music Srl. The accompanying music video, which can be seen below, features the following guest artists in order of appearance: * Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF ...

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OBSCURA Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist And Drummer

German progressive titans OBSCURA have announced the departures of guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser due to "musical differences." The trio will move on with their new group, named OBSIDIOUS. OBSCURA leader Steffen Kummerer said in a statement: "Firstly, I would like to thank our former members Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer ...

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Watch SLASH And DUFF MCKAGAN In The Studio With CHERIE CURRIE: 'Blvds Of Splendor' Behind-The-Scenes Video Part 3

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Blvds Of Splendor", the latest solo project from 1970s icon and ex-THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie, can be seen below. Due on April 28 as a digital release via Blackheart Records, the LP features guest collaborations with Billy Corgan of SMASHING ...

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Watch CHRIS CORNELL's 15-Year-Old Daughter Perform Acoustic Cover Of TEMPLE OF THE DOG's 'Hunger Strike'

Chris Cornell's 15-year-old daughter Toni Cornell performed an acoustic cover version of TEMPLE OF THE DOG's "Hunger Strike" from her father's home studio during LiveXLive's "Music Lives" global digital music festival, which is being held April 17-19. Check out video of her appearance below. In August 2017, Toni Cornell joined the band ONEREPUBLIC onstage on ...

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ROBERT PLANT Donates Thousands To Company Making Scrubs For Workers On Frontline Of Coronavirus Crisis

According to Express & Star, LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has donated several thousand pounds to help MG Sportswear keep supporting the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus pandemic. Based in Kidderminster, MG Sportswear is making scrubs for workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. MG, which ...

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