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EVANESCENCE To Hold Virtual Concert In October

EVANESCENCE will hold a virtual concert in October, to be streamed online to fans all over the world. Singer Amy Lee spoke about the performance during an appearance this morning (Wednesday, September 23) on MSNBC's "Way Too Early". She said (see video below): "We have to put that together still, but we're going to find ...

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DARK TRANQUILLITY Announces Fall 2021 North American Tour With OBSCURA And NAILED TO OBSCURITY

Swedish melodic death metallers DARK TRANQUILLITY have announced a fall 2021 North American headlining tour. Support on the trek will come from Germany's finest progressive death metal band OBSCURA and German melodic death/doom metallers NAILED TO OBSCURITY. The 46-date date tour will kick off on September 2, 2021 in Reading, Pennsylvania, and it will make ...

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ACE FREHLEY Says PAUL STANLEY And GENE SIMMONS 'Would Have To Reach Deep Into Their Pockets' To Get Him To Play With KISS Again

During an appearance this past Monday (September 21) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked if he is still in contact with his onetime bandmates, KISS leaders Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons. Ace responded: "I exchange messages with those guys from time to time. Gene gave me a ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In 'Bay Area Godfathers' Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film "Bay Area Godfathers". Issued as part of the popular "Inside Metal" series, "Bay Area Godfathers" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players — musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Bustle And Flow' Single On Friday

THE DEAD DAISIES will release a new single, "Bustle And Flow", on Friday, September 25. A preview of the song's animated video is available below. With Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) joining THE DEAD DAISIES, it's now a leaner four-piece outfit that has brought a new ...

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ANATHEMA To 'Go On An Indefinite Hiatus'

British alternative rock masters ANATHEMA have announced plans to "go on an indefinite hiatus" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The band broke the news of its upcoming inactivity in a social media post on Tuesday (September 22). They wrote: "Dear ANATHEMA family, this year is one like no ...

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Confess - ROB HALFORD

Editor's note: This is a book review JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford is as beloved offstage as he is on, due in part to how charming his demeanor is during the battery of press interviews that come with every album release and tour. His dry sense of humor is the type that can sometimes be ...

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VIO-LENCE Is 'Very Happy' With New Lineup: 'We Get Along Great'

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE recently released a new digital single, "California Über Alles", a cover version of the DEAD KENNEDYS classic. The band also filmed a music video for the song with director Scott Kirkeeng. Speaking to Heavy Culture about VIO-LENCE's decision to record the DEAD KENNEDYS cover, vocalist Sean Killian said ...

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Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic | Cenozoic - THE OCEAN

The doomy prog metal generated by THE OCEAN has always been wrapped in an apocalyptic aura. But when the German collective began their two-album "Phanerozoic" suite in 2018, there was no way they could have known that the lyrical themes would be hitting incredibly close to home by its completion in 2020. "Phanerozoic II: Mesozoic ...

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FILTER's RICHARD PATRICK: Why I Quit NINE INCH NAILS

During a recent appearance on the "Stop! Drop & Talk" podcast, Richard Patrick reflected on his decision to leave NINE INCH NAILS in 1993 and form FILTER. "I started in NINE INCH NAILS, but then I quit when I was, like, 26," he said (see video below). "NINE INCH NAILS was the only time I ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'There's A Way That You Can Have A Strong Opinion And Still Be Respectful To Your Fellow Humans'

Last month, EVANESCENCE released a new single, "Use My Voice", which was written to celebrate the power of speaking out in order to promote more justice in the world. The track, featuring contributions from THE PRETTY RECKLESS's Taylor Momsen and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale, was chosen by HeadCount in the USA to encourage voters to register, ...

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LINKIN PARK's 'Hybrid Theory' Certified 12 Times Platinum In U.S.

LINKIN PARK's debut album, "Hybrid Theory", was officially certified 12 times platinum on September 11 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 12 million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial ...

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Former RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Guitarist JOSH KLINGHOFFER To Release New PLURALONE Album 'I Don't Feel Well'

Josh Klinghoffer's band PLURALONE's second album, "I Don't Feel Well", will be released on October 16 via Org Music. The disc's first single, "The Night Won't Scare Me", can be streamed below. "I Don't Feel Well" is singer/songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Klinghoffer's first album since leaving the RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, and his second full-length since ...

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MASSACRE Announces New Lineup

Reformed Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have announced their new lineup. Joining original singer Kam Lee and bassist Michael Borders are guitarists Rogga Johansson (PAGANIZER), Jonny Pettersson (GODS FORSAKEN, WOMBBATH, HENRY KANE) and Scott Fairfax (MEMORIAM, AS THE WORLD DIES), along with drummer Brynjar Helgeton. Says Borders: "WHO IS READY FOR REAL OLD SCHOOL DEATH ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'It's More Important Than Ever To Use Your Voice Constructively'

Grammy-winning songwriter, solo artist, and voice of CREED, Scott Stapp has released a highly charged lyric video for "World I Used To Know". A fan favorite from Stapp's comeback album, its personal lyrics and angst-ridden riffs cut deep, as arguments and unrest populate headlines and divide households. The empowering, propulsive track is an observational critique ...

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