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ERIC CLAPTON Gets Blasted For Stance On COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements: 'Once A Dick, Always A Dick'

Former QUIET RIOT singer Paul Shortino, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick and THE WILDHEARTS frontman Ginger are among the musicians who have reacted to the report that Eric Clapton announced he will no longer perform at any venues that require attendees to show proof of vaccination. The announcement came after U.K. prime minister Boris Johnson's mandate ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: 'The First Song I Learned On Guitar'

In the latest Jackson "First Song I Learned on Guitar" clip for #metalmonday, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser shares his recollections of getting hooked on guitar, his first guitar and how he learned to play the instrument. "Listening to albums is where I really trained my ear," Kisser said. "I studied acoustic guitar and Brazilian music, ...

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SHINEDOWN Film 'Attention Attention' Acquired By GRAVITAS VENTURES

Gravitas Ventures, a Red Arrow Studios Company, has acquired the worldwide distribution rights to SHINEDOWN's film "Attention Attention", a cinematic experience of the band's 2018 studio album of the same name. Directed by Bill Yukich and featuring band members Brent Smith (vocals), Zach Myers (guitar), Eric Bass (bass, production), and Barry Kerch (drums) along with ...

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EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX Members Perform 'A Lesson In Violence' At TOM HUNTING Benefit Concert (Video)

Current and former members of EXODUS, MACHINE HEAD, HIRAX and FORBIDDEN performed the EXODUS classic "A Lesson In Violence" with hardcore punk legends THE BONELESS ONES last night (Saturday, July 17) at Holy Diver in Sacramento, California. The event was a benefit for EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting who recently underwent a successful total gastrectomy, less ...

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Ex-CRO-MAGS Frontman JOHN JOSEPH Calls Out DAVE GROHL For Playing 'Vaccinated-Only' Shows: 'What Kind Of Bulls**t Is That?'

Former CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph has called out Dave Grohl for playing vaccinated-only shows. A vaccine passport is a physical or digital document that displays whether someone is fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Critics say that such passports are a violation of privacy and an example of government overreach. Meanwhile, supporters point out that federal immigration ...

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KISS Announces New Licensing Partnerships And New Retail Programs

KISS and the band's exclusive global licensing agent Epic Rights have signed new licensing agreements in the last year across multiple product categories for key territories worldwide with many new and unique products for retail. The new KISS product launches will coincide with the return of the "End Of The Road" world tour, which launched ...

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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Undergoes Successful Total Gastrectomy

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has undergone a successful total gastrectomy, less than five months after he started treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Hunting's EXODUS bandmate Gary Holt took to his Instagram about 45 minutes after the completion of the surgery — which lasted between four and five hours — and said ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says METALLICA's 'The Thing That Should Not Be' Has Been 'A Huge Inspiration' For Him For Over 30 Years

In celebration of the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's "Black Album" and the upcoming "The Metallica Blacklist" 53-song covers album, GHOST, Juanes and RODRIGO Y GABRIELA have curated exclusive Apple Music playlists showcasing their love for METALLICA as well as tracks from other beloved rock icons. GHOST frontghoul Tobias Forge includes METALLICA's "The Thing That Should ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Explains How His Collaboration With CHAKA KHAN Came About

DEF LEPPARD lead guitarist Phil Collen joined the iconic queen of funk Chaka Khan on stage during the Black Girls Rock! 15th-anniversary fundraising gala, which streamed on June 18 on the newly launched BGR!TV network. The virtual gala, powered by Microsoft, was an illustrious celebration of black girl magic featuring additional musical performances by Grammy-nominated ...

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HELLOWEEN's New Album Cracks Top 10 In More Than 10 Countries

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has landed in the Top 10 in more than 10 countries, including Germany, Spain, Finland, Sweden, Switzerland and Austria. All chart entries: Germany: #1 Spain: #1 Finland: #1 (physical) + #2 (overall) Sweden: #1 (physical) + #3 (overall) UK: #1 ...

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ROB HALFORD, SAMMY HAGAR, LZZY HALE And SEBASTIAN BACH Among Artists Added To RONNIE JAMES DIO Birthday Virtual Fundraiser

Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio's Birthday, the Saturday, July 10 global virtual concert produced by Rolling Live Studios, has added a wealth of talent to the already star-studded lineup that will bring together unusual musical pairings for one-of-a-kind performances, special birthday messages and artist interviews. The event, hosted on

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VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER And ARTILLERY: Fall 2021 'MTV Headbangers Ball' European Tour Dates Announced

VIO-LENCE, VOIVOD, EXCITER and ARTILLERY will join forces for this year's "MTV Headbangers Ball" tour of Europe. The trek is currently scheduled to kick off on November 24 in Amersfoort, Netherlands and conclude on December 6 in Gothenburg, Sweden. So far, the following dates have been announced: Nov. 24 - Amersfoort, Netherlands - Fluor Nov. ...

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HELLOWEEN's New Album Tops German Chart

The new, self-titled album from the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN has entered the official album chart in the band's home country at position No. 1. "For us, this is the highest form of honor and we are very proud, thank you very much," says guitarist and founding member Michael Weikath. ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY To Reissue Debut Solo Album

"Anybody fancy a season of BM re-releases with lots of juicy extras?" asked Brian May through his Instagram feed in 2020. "We're working on a plan!!!" The first stage of that plan comes to fruition now, with the long-awaited reissue of the legendary QUEEN guitarist's superlative debut solo album. Almost 30 years on from its ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN Would Love To See Artists Get What They Deserve From Streaming Music Services: 'It's Completely Unfair'

In a new interview with "The Garza Podcast", hosted by SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Chris Garza, SEPULTURA guitarist Derrick Green was asked where he sees the music industry going in the future. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's a good question. I can't really predict the future. I just hope that artists are gonna be ...

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