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YES Founding Member JON ANDERSON Signs With BLUE ÉLAN RECORDS

For music fans everywhere, a new album by legendary YES singer Jon Anderson is cause for celebration. But Anderson's grand and glorious new solo album, "1000 Hands", is quite unlike any other record — it's an event, one which the singer's loyal legion of fans across the globe have been wildly anticipating for three decades. ...

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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Really Optimistic With Regard To Where This Is Gonna Go'

In a new interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "We're all in this — musicians, carpenters, chefs, lawyers — everybody's in it," Bobby said (hear audio below). "I've always thought of ...

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EXODUS And OVERKILL Members Join Forces For Quarantine Cover Of MEGADETH's 'Wake Up Dead'

OVERKILL/SHADOWS FALL drummer Jason Bittner has teamed up with EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza, EXODUS bassist Jack Gibson and ANGOR/ex-SHADOWS FALL guitarist Felipe Roa to record a quarantine cover version of MEGADETH's "Wake Up Dead", with each musician separated in his own home. Bittner uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing ...

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Listen To New MUSHROOMHEAD Song 'The Heresy'

"The Heresy", a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Wonderful Life", which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. For the better part of the past five years, top-charting masked metal machine MUSHROOMHEAD have been crafting the epic ...

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SHINEDOWN Officially Cancels 'Deep Dive Tour'

SHINEDOWN has canceled its previously rescheduled "Deep Dive Tour" due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. "Deep Dive Tour", which promised deep cuts and B-sides from throughout SHINEDOWN's career, along with the group's many radio hits, was originally slated to take place in the spring but was postponed to the summer. Earlier ...

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JOURNEY Announces New Bassist And Drummer

JOURNEY has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group's ranks. "Ok Friends word is out! @randyjackson RJ the Big Dawg is our new Bass player again," JOURNEY's founding member and guitarist Neal Schon wrote on social media, adding that Walden has also joined the band. "JOURNEY is ...

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SHINEDOWN's New Single 'Atlas Falls' Gets Official Release

SHINEDOWN has just released its uplifting new single "Atlas Falls". The track was previously only available as part of a t-shirt bundle for SHINEDOWN's fundraiser for humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, during which the band has raised more than $300,000 (including a $20,000 donation from SHINEDOWN that kicked it off), helping to get key personal ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Skyfall'

The official lyric video for the song "Skyfall" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 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 ...

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DEVILDRIVER To Release 'Dealing With Demons I' In October

DEVILDRIVER has spent almost the last two decades pursuing a course of uncompromising artistry and nonsense-free dedication to the road. Led by the prolific Dez Fafara, the Californian crew has earned their reputation as one of the hardest working bands on the planet, while issuing a steady succession of brutal but distinctive albums along the ...

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DENNIS DEYOUNG: 'I Want One Last Tour' With STYX

Ex-STYX vocalist and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung has once again said that he wants to reunite with his former bandmates for one final tour. DeYoung, the voice behind such STYX classics as "Come Sail Away", "Best Of Times", "Pieces Of Eight" and "Babe", spoke about his previous group while chatting with Steve King of the Albany, ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'Most Of The Bands You Know And Love Won't Make It Out Of This'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has criticized people who don't take the coronavirus pandemic seriously enough. Hale addressed the crisis just days after 48 states began easing shelter-in-place restrictions in an attempt to reinvigorate their local economies following a nearly nationwide two-month lockdown. Earlier today (Sunday, May 17), Lzzy took to her Instagram to write: "Hey ...

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SHINEDOWN Has Ideas 'Lying Around' For Next Album

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" album. Asked if he and his bandmates usually revisit old ideas when commencing a new project or if they start with a clean slate, Brent said (see video below): "A lot of ...

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VIO-LENCE Has 'Two Songs Done' For Comeback EP

Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube channel, Zetro's Toxic Vault, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VIO-LENCE's new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. He said (see video below): "We've got two songs done. We've got ideas ...

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Listen To New AUTOGRAPH Single 'Souls On Fire'

Classic rockers AUTOGRAPH have just released their new single, "Souls On Fire", via EMP Label Group. Proceeds from the single, featuring artwork by Melody Myers (ELLEFSON, ALTITUDES AND ATTITUDE, ESCAPE THE FATE), will go to Trinity Health Of New England, benefitting front line nurses and health-care workers, with the ability to purchase PPE and other ...

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CLUTCH And CROWBAR Announce Virtual Concert

CLUTCH will perform a streamed concert titled "Live From The Doom Saloon Volume 1" on May 27. They will be supported remotely by CROWBAR, BLACKTOP MOJO and SAUL. This unique online concert format has been produced in conjunction with Sound Talent Group (STG), and LiveFrom Events and will use cutting-edge streaming technology to close the ...

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LIONHEART Feat. Ex-IRON MAIDEN Guitarist DENNIS STRATTON: 'The Reality Of Miracles' Album Due In July

Metalville Records has set a July 31 release date for the new album from British hard rock veterans LIONHEART, "The Reality Of Miracles". LIONHEART was founded in late 1980 by Dennis Stratton (ex-IRON MAIDEN), Steve Mann (MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST) and Rocky Newton (ex-MSG) with Clive Edwards (ex-UFO) completing the lineup a little later. The band ...

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