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NONPOINT Announces More Summer/Fall 2021 Tour Dates

NONPOINT has announced a number of tour dates for this September and October. Commented singer Elias Soriano: "We're coming out of the pandemic swinging! The bands and the shows will leave fans talking for weeks.. Production is new, show is brand new, deep cuts from our catalog and our most ruthless setlist ever. 'It's About ...

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QUICKSAND Drops New Single 'Brushed'

New York City post-hardcore band QUICKSAND will release its fourth studio album, "Distant Populations", digitally on August 13 and on vinyl September 24 via Epitaph Records. The LP's second single, "Brushed", can be streamed below. Recorded at Studio 4 Recording in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, "Distant Populations" was produced and engineered by Will Yip (THE MENZINGERS, CODE ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM And Wife Welcome First Child

Former GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum and his wife, choreographer, singer-songwriter, visual artist and fashion designer Ace Harper have announced the birth of their new baby girl, Lou Ellington Sorum. "Our hearts are so full of gratitude that God has brought this angel into our lives," they said in a statement. ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Announce Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

THE ROLLING STONES have announced the make-up dates for their postponed 2020 tour. The 13-date trek will kick off on September 26 at The Dome at America's Center in St. Louis, Missouri, and will conclude on November 20 at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas. Also included are shows in Charlotte, Pittsburgh, Nashville, ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Getting Through The Pandemic: 'Listen To The Scientists, Not The Politicians'

During an appearance on the "All Exce$$" podcast with Danny Zelisko and Tim Richards, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford discussed the band's upcoming North American tour, which will mark the British heavy metal legends' first run of shows since June 2019. "We kick off in Reading, Pennsylvania in September. So we've got some saving grace ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'I Love Contrast In Music'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Cutter's Rockcast" podcast, EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee was asked if there was one artist that made her want to become the lead singer of a hard rock band. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't say one, but it's interesting, I didn't think about gender ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Says GUNS N' ROSES' 'Use Your Illusion II' Was His Gateway Into Heavy Metal

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella recently chatted with Daniel DeKay on the latest episode of "Defender Of The Riff" on the Knotfest Twitch channel. Venturella discussed his musical upbringing, starting with clarinet into piano and eventually progressing to classical guitar at age 11. It's around this time Vman discovered GUNS N' ROSES' "Use Your Illusion ...

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VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE Return From Hiatus With 'Witch'

After a five-year hiatus, Las Vegas-based horror rockers VAMPIRES EVERYWHERE have returned with their new track "Witch", having been freshly signed with Cleopatra Records. Not only that, but the band has also announced a new string of fall 2021 tour dates. Speaking on the news, frontman Michael Vampire shares: "I am super proud of 'Witch', ...

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JOURNEY Announces Special Symphony Performance In Las Vegas

JOURNEY will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special symphony performance for one night only on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program, as well as Live Nation customers will have access to a presale running Wednesday, July 21 at 10 ...

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VOLBEAT Announces Fall 2021 U.S. Headlining Tour

Danish/American rock and rollers VOLBEAT have announced their first headlining shows in nearly two years. Punctuated by festival appearances at Rebel Rock (Orlando, Florida: September 23, 2021) and Aftershock festival (Sacramento, California: October 8, 2021), the eight-date headline run will see the band coming to cities including Atlanta, San Diego, and Los Angeles (full dates ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH Rejoin DOKKEN On Stage In Ashland, Virginia

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage this past Friday night (July 16) at Richmond Harley-Davidson in Ashland, Virginia to perform three of the band's classic songs. Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Prior to Friday's concert, George had played with DOKKEN on July 9 in Moline, Illinois and in early ...

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