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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE To Receive STIM's Platinum Award

GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge will be awarded the prestigious STIM Platinum Guitar this year. STIM, the Swedish performing rights society, protects the interests of authors and publishers of music in Sweden. The Platinum Guitar has been awarded since 2004 to authors who have experienced exceptional success over the year. Forge will receive the award for ...

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KISS Cancels Australian Tour Due To Illness

KISS has canceled its previously announced Australian tour due to illness. Earlier this week, it was announced that doctors had advised Paul Stanley to rest due to a bad case of influenza, prompting the rescheduling of the tour's first show in Perth and the cancelation of New Zealand. It was hoped the extra few days ...

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The Legacy Of The Dark Lands - BLIND GUARDIAN

The seeds of the incredibly ambitious BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA project were planted back in the nineties. Singer Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich, core members of the extravagant and decadent German power metal outfit BLIND GUARDIAN, spurred forward the goal for them to craft an elaborate orchestral album since they were at that ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Begin Recording New Album In December

ARMORED SAINT will enter the studio in December to begin recording its new album. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" will be released in 2020. Last year, singer John Bush told the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio show "Wired In The Empire" that the band had "some songs" already written for the upcoming disc. "We don't ...

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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, CA, 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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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Drugs Don't Enhance Creativity

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has argued against the use of drugs to enhance creativity, insisting that "you sound better and play better and you have a better energy" when you're not under the influence of psychedelic drugs. Taylor, who has been open about his battle with addiction, spoke about musicians using drugs ...

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ROBERT PLANT Is 'Sure' He Will Make Another Album With ALISON KRAUSS

Robert Plant says that he is certain he will make another album with Alison Krauss. Released in 2007, their "Raising Sand" collaboration won Grammy Awards for "Album Of The Year", "Best Contemporary Folk/Americana Album", "Record Of The Year" for "Please Read The Letter", "Best Pop Collaboration With Vocals" for "Rich Woman", and "Best Country Collaboration ...

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SHARON OSBOURNE On OZZY's Injuries From Fall: 'It's Terrifying When You See Somebody You Love So Incapacitated'

Sharon Osbourne says that it's been a "terrifying" experience seeing her husband Ozzy "so incapacitated" after suffering an injury in a fall earlier this year. The singer fell at his Los Angeles home in the middle of the night, aggravating years-old injuries from his 2003 ATV accident that required new surgery. As a result, Ozzy ...

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TOOL To Release Expanded Book Edition Of 'Fear Inoculum' In December

TOOL's "Fear Inoculum", the Los Angeles-based band's chart-topping, record-breaking, critically acclaimed and, until now, physically sold-out fifth album is heading back to record stores, with an expanded book edition of the collection slated for a December 13 release. The new iteration of "Fear Inoculum" includes 5 x 3D lenticular cards with exclusive graphics, an expanded ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of DEF LEPPARD's Final Concert Of 2019

DEF LEPPARD has uploaded an eight-minute vlog covering the band's final concert of 2019, which took place on November 2 at the grand opening of Northern California's newest casino and hotel, the $440 million Hard Rock Sacramento at Fire Mountain, in Wheatland. The show also saw drummer Rick Allen celebrating his 56th birthday backstage and ...

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ENSLAVED Re-Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED have re-signed with Nuclear Blast, renewing a collaboration that has been ongoing for around ten years and two years ago produced the universally lauded album "E". Band founding member and guitarist Ivar Bjørnson stated about the re-signing: "It is with great pleasure we re-sign our record deal with Nuclear Blast ...

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Get Loud! - AGNOSTIC FRONT

There is a lot to be said for stamina. Incredibly, AGNOSTIC FRONT have been hammering away like absolute madmen for nearly 40 years. Ignoring a five-year hiatus in the mid-'90s, the legendary and definitive NYHC crew have been omnipresent as guardians of a style of brutish, metallic hardcore that never seems to grow old or ...

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