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METALLICA Mourns Passing Of MUSIC FOR NATIONS Founder MARTIN HOOKER

METALLICA has paid tribute to Martin Hooker, the founder of the influential British record label Music For Nations. Launched in 1983, Music For Nations' importance cannot be underestimated. The label signed, exclusively distributed or collaborated with such artists as METALLICA, TOOL, SLAYER, OPETH, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, ENTOMBED, POISON, W.A.S.P. and Frank Zappa. They also ...

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SLIPKNOT's JAY WEINBERG Gets Engaged

SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg appears to have gotten engaged to his girlfriend Chloe Howcroft. Earlier today, the 29-year-old shared a photo of him getting down on bended knee and apparently proposing to Howcroft on a dirt road overlooking the ancient Incan city of Machu Picchu in Peru. Weinberg discovered SLIPKNOT when he was a pre-teen, ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Video Slot Machine Has Arrived

Swedish casino game developer NetEnt has added another big-name branded game to its NetEnt Rocks lineup: a thrilling collaboration with global megastar, and lead singer of BLACK SABBATH, Ozzy Osbourne. The Prince of Darkness is center stage in Ozzy Osbourne Video Slots, an electrifying slots masterpiece that is brought to life with illustrations of the ...

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HINDER Singer And Drummer Launch DANGEROUS HIPPIES

HINDER drummer Cody Hanson and frontman Marshal Dutton have announced a new project under the moniker DANGEROUS HIPPIES. The idea for the new band unofficially started in 2011 when the two were working as a songwriting/production partnership, before Marshal joined HINDER. They were approached to write a song for a commercial that was similar to ...

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HEAVY MONTRÉAL On Hiatus In 2020

Evenko — the company behind the Heavy Montréal festival — has announced that the event will be taking a break in 2020. "It's not an easy decision to put one of our events on pause," says Jacques Aubé, chief operating officer of Evenko. "Several factors must be taken into consideration, including the number of non-festival ...

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DEATH ANGEL Releases Music Video For 'Immortal Behated'

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans DEATH ANGEL have released the official music video for the song "Immortal Behated". The track is taken from the band's ninth full-length album, "Humanicide", which was released in May via Nuclear Blast Records. Commented singer Mark Osegueda: "'Immortal Behated' is the second video from our latest release, 'Humanicide'. The ...

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STEEL PANTHER Releases NSFW Music Video For 'Gods Of P***y'

"Gods Of Pussy", the new music video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which was released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Stresses Importance Of Music Education

NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen has stressed the importance of music education, saying that her "dedication at school" allowed her to become "more confident" in herself. Earlier today, the Dutch singer tweeted: "If I hadn't had passionate music teachers in my high school, I might never have started singing. I was the bullied, insecure kid who ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says THE CIRCLE Will Do A 'Real' 40-City Tour In 2020: 'I've Got To Do This While I Still Can'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that THE CIRCLE — his rock supergroup with drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING), guitarist Vic Johnson (THE WABORITAS) and his VAN HALEN and CHICKENFOOT band mate Michael Anthony — will embark ...

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THE WHO Receives First Stone On 'Music Walk Of Fame'

On November 19, Camden Town, London officially became home to the global Music Walk Of Fame. Honored to receive the first stone were global rock legends THE WHO. Roger Daltrey and Pete Townshend were presented with their award by PRIMAL SCREAM's Bobby Gillespie, watched by fans and friends, including Jazzie B and Suggs. Designed as ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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THIN LIZZY's PHIL LYNOTT To Be Honored With Commemorative Coin

Ireland's Central Bank will honor THIN LIZZY's Phil Lynott with a limited-edition commemorative coin, marking 70 years since his birth. The coin will be unveiled on November 26 at St. Kevin’s College in Dublin, Lynott's former school, by president Michael Higgins. Students at the school are expected to perform a medley of popular Phil Lynott ...

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SEVENDUST Will Wait Until Summer 2020 To Release New Album

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery says that the band has "pretty much wrapped" the recording process for its new album. The follow-up to last year's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. ...

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The Repentless Killogy - SLAYER

It is fitting that the last music product released before SLAYER's final live shows is a document of the band's previous show at the same venue, the historic Forum in Inglewood, California, just outside of Los Angeles city limits. The vaunted violence of vintage SLAYER mosh pits has slightly calmed as the band has gotten ...

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DORO PESCH Says Her Biggest Love Is 'The Metalheads, The Fans'

TotalRock Radio conducted an interview with German metal queen Doro Pesch at this year's Hard Rock Hell festival in Great Yarmouth, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether not paying attention to gender has been the secret to her success: Doro: "I always think ...

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