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PANDORA Expands 'Billionaires' Artist Milestone Program With Launch Of 'Classic Rock' And 'Hard Rock' Stations

Pandora today announced the expansion of its "Billionaires" artist milestone program with the launch of programming highlighting the top-streamed acts on Pandora across key genres. Available now, Pandora has launched eight new stations for Pop, Country, Hip Hop, Alternative, Dance, Classic Rock, R&B and Hard Rock that feature music from artists who have hit one ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts Republicans Not Speaking Against TRUMP: 'Not Sharing Their Opinion Is A Coward's Way Out'

Paul Stanley has blasted Republican senators for not speaking out against Donald Trump as Trump claimed that President-elect Joe Biden must prove that the votes he received in the presidential election were not "illegally obtained" in order to enter the White House. The KISS frontman criticized GOP senators for not publicly recognizing Biden's win and ...

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LOUDBLAST To Release New Album, 'Manifesto', In November

Veteran French metallers LOUDBLAST will release their new album, "Manifesto", in early November via Listenable Records. The disc was recorded at Vamacara Studio in France. It was produced by HK Krauss and band leader Stéphane Buriez. The cover art was created by Eliran Kantor. Buriez comments: "This album has a particular feel for me. The ...

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Worlds Beyond - PARALYDIUM

Seemingly out of nowhere, PARALYDIUM have conjured one of the melodic metal albums of the year. Armed with the same rhythm section as fellow Swedes' DYNAZTY, who have already dropped an absolute melodic-ripper this year, this band operate on similar territory, but "Worlds Beyond" is a deceptively unconventional beast. Herein, overwrought balladry, ultra-uplifting power metal ...

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Listen To ALAIN JOHANNES's New Single 'Free'

"Free", the new single from Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential '90s alternative rock band ELEVEN as well as a key contributor on releases from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES and Chris Cornell, can be heard below. The track is taken from Johannes's third solo album, "Hum", which will arrive on ...

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ALAIN JOHANNES To Release 'Hum' Solo Album In July

Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential '90s alternative rock band ELEVEN as well as a key contributor on releases from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES and Chris Cornell, will release "Hum", his third solo album, on July 31 via Ipecac Recordings. "It's more about me than probably any album I've ever ...

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METALLICA Donates $1.65 Million To Local Charities During Summer 2019 European Leg Of 'WorldWired' Tour

METALLICA has donated more than 1.5 million euros (approximately $1.65 million) to various local charities during the band's just-completed summer 2019 European leg of the "WorldWired" tour. The donations were made over the course of 25 shows through the band's non-profit foundation All Within My Hands, which was established in 2017 as a means to ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN On DISTURBED's Maturity: 'We're More At Ease With Wearing Our Heart On Our Sleeve'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Music + Art Festival in Columbus, Ohio, vocalist David Draiman spoke with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent European headline tour, their first in nearly a decade: David: ...

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EDENBRIDGE Completes Recording 'Dynamind' Album

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE have finished recording their tenth studio album, "Dynamind", via Steamhammer/SPV. The disc will be mixed starting next week at Thin Ice Studios in England with longtime collaborator Karl Groom (THRESHOLD). Guitarist/composer Lanvall previously stated about the new EDENBRIDGE LP: "The whole songwriting process for the new album took around 18 months, ...

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LAST UNION's Video For 'Taken' Feat. DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE

Italian progressive metal band LAST UNION has released a music video for the song "Taken". The track, which features a guest appearance by DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie, is taken from the group's debut album, "Twelve", which will be released on December 21 via ROAR! Rock Of Angels Records. "Twelve", which also features Mike LePond ...

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SLASH Talks Playing 'Chinese Democracy' Song 'Better', VELVET REVOLVER's 'Slither' With GUNS N' ROSES

One highlight of GUNS N' ROSES' concerts during the "Not In This Lifetime" tour has been the "Chinese Democracy" track "Better", which features an intro that doesn't appear on the album version of the song. Guitarist Slash says it's only natural that the song's live rendition sounds different with him and bassist Duff McKagan performing ...

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IVAR BJØRNSON On Response To ENSLAVED's 'E' Album: 'I Don't Think I've Seen This Level Of Enthusiasm For Many, Many Years'

Will Kent of "Will And Tom" conducted an interview with guitarist and songwriter Ivar Bjørnson of Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED prior to the band's November 19 show at Rock City in Nottingham, United Kingdom in support of OPETH. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what ...

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EDENBRIDGE Releases 'The Die Is Not Cast' Performance Video

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release a new live album, "Live Momentum", on November 29. Limited to 1,000 copies worldwide, it will only be available through the band's webstore without any label support. "Live Momentum" track listing: 01. The Force Within (Intro) 02. Mystic River 03. Alight A New Tomorrow 04. Skyline's End 05. Shiantara ...

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THRESHOLD: 'Small Dark Lines' Video Released

British progressive metallers THRESHOLD will release their new album, "Legends Of The Shires", on September 8 via Nuclear Blast. The official video for the song "Small Dark Lines" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Sitcom Soldiers LTD, who developed a powerful narrative involving people from varying backgrounds marking their bodies with paint ...

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THRESHOLD To Release 'Legends Of The Shires' Album In September; Lyric Video For New Song 'Lost In Translation'

British progressive metallers THRESHOLD will release their new album, "Legends Of The Shires", on September 8 via Nuclear Blast. The lyric video for the first single from the disc, the ultra-prog epic "Lost In Translation", which has a running time of over ten minutes, can be seen below. Commented THRESHOLD's Richard West: "We've made a ...

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