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AFI Announces 2022 U.S. Tour

AFI will embark on a U.S. tour in early 2022. The "Bodies" trek will kick off on February 11 in San Diego, California, and wrap up on March 25 in Los Angeles, California. Support on all shows will come from COLD CAVE. "So anxiously, we've awaited the ability to perform our eleventh record for you," ...

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MOON SHOT Featuring Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist: Debut Album 'Confession' Due In October

With years of combined experience and hundreds of gigs around the world, bassist Henri "Henkka T. Blacksmith" Seppälä, vocalist Ville Malja (LAPKO), guitarist Jussi Ylikoski and drummer Mikko Hakila (DISCO ENSEMBLE) united last year to form MOON SHOT. Buoyed by the resounding success of debut track "Big Bang", and further singles "Blood Looks Cool", and ...

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ROBERT MASON Thinks GEORGE LYNCH 'Says Some Dumb-Ass S**t Every Once In A While', Insists THE END MACHINE Is 'Not That Polarized'

Robert Mason says that he was a bit perplexed by George Lynch's recent comment that "there's a little bit of a rub" between the members of THE END MACHINE over the band's lyrical content due to their divergent political views. Last month, George discussed the lyrical themes covered on THE END MACHINE's "Phase2" album in ...

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AFI Shares New Track 'Tied To A Tree'

AFI has shared "Tied To A Tree", the latest track from its eagerly awaited new album "Bodies", due on June 11 via Rise Records. "This is not only my favorite song on the record, but an exemplification of the evolution of the band," guitarist Jade Puget says. Last week, AFI launched a remix contest for ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Got A Visit From 'COVID Police' While In Quarantine

During the latest episode of the "On The RAGS" podast, Gloria Butler, the wife of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, recounted her husband's experience traveling to the United Kingdom earlier this month from their house in Los Angeles. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My husband flew to England where they're having to quarantine still. ...

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ANN WILSON Explains Her Move From Seattle To Florida

HEART's Ann Wilson talked to Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio about her decision to move to northern Florida a couple of years after spending most of her life living in Seattle. "There's a feeling of regionalism that's really unrealistic," she said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I know, because I spent most of my life ...

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Metal Massacre XV - VARIOUS ARTISTS

Now that a sizeable chunk of the metal-loving audience is enthusiastically buying vinyl again, the lost art of the compilation album may yet experience a resurgence. With their legendary "Metal Massacre" series, METAL BLADE contributed as much as anyone to ensuring that such things were fundamentally important to the '80s underground metal's evolution. For anyone ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says ROBERT MASON Is 'Not Aligned' With Him And JEFF PILSON Politically: 'We Can Agree To Disagree'

In a new interview with "Pariah Burke's Hard, Heavy & Hair" show, George Lynch was asked about the overall lyrical message of the recently released sophomore album from his THE END MACHINE project, "Phase2". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have to answer that with a caveat. Jeff [Pilson; THE END MACHINE, FOREIGNER and ...

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MIKKEY DEE Reflects On His Time With MOTÖRHEAD: 'I Really Cherish The Memory And The History That We Created'

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, drummer Mikkey Dee spoke about the musical chemistry between him and the other members of the final MOTÖRHEAD lineup, guitarist Phil Campbell and the late, great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. "I think that's why we worked so well is because we were three different ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK Guests On CORY MARKS's 'Blame It On The Double' Single

Critically acclaimed country-rock artist Cory Marks has released a new high-energy, rock-heavy single, "Blame It On The Double", which is a collaboration with THEORY OF A DEADMAN's Tyler Connolly of and former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook. The track, available via Better Noise Music, is a reimagined version of the original, a laid-back ...

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Legendary Rock Producer MICHAEL WAGENER Announces His Retirement

Legendary German rock producer Michael Wagener is celebrating his 72nd birthday today (Sunday, April 25) by announcing his retirement from the music industry. Earlier today, Wagener took to his Facebook page to write: "Hello everybody. I have now been active in the music business for over 50 years and I think it’s time to retire ...

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AFI Drops Two More New Songs, 'Dulcería' And 'Far Too Near'

AFI has shared "Dulcería" and "Far Too Near", two tracks from their eagerly-awaited new album "Bodies", due June 11 via Rise Records. The swaggering "Dulcería" — which was co-written by THE SMASHING PUMPKINS' Billy Corgan — is accompanied by an official music video. Both new tracks will be included on a limited seven-inch single. "'Dulcería' ...

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How METALLICA's 'Some Kind Of Monster' Became Honest Examination Of One Of World's Most Successful Heavy Metal Bands

Joe Berlinger, who co-produced the METALLICA documentary "Some Kind Of Monster", has opened up about how the film ended up becoming such an honest examination of one of the world's most successful heavy metal bands. Originally intended to be a promotional video paid for by Elektra Records to document the members of METALLICA going back ...

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COREY TAYLOR Speaks Out Against 'Cancel Culture': 'Nobody's Perfect; Stop Acting Like We All Should Be'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has spoken out against "cancel culture," saying "people who live in glass houses shouldn't throw stones." Cancel culture is the idea that someone, usually a celebrity or a public figure, whose ideas or comments are considered offensive should be boycotted. These people are ostracized and shunned by former ...

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ALLUVIAL Feat. Former SUFFOCATION, THE FACELESS Members: 'Sarcoma' Album Due In May

Progressive, technical death metal collective ALLUVIAL has sign with Nuclear Blast Records. The band's sophomore album, "Sarcoma", will be released on May 28. The official music video for the record's first singe, "Ulysses", can be seen below. Commenting on ALLUVIAL's signing to the label, guitarist Wes Hauch says: "Monte Conner (legendary A&R man at Nuclear ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Releases Lyric Video For 'I Refuse'

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released a lyric video for "I Refuse". The song was included on the second installment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2", which came out in October. "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" contains four previously unreleased tracks: "Broken World", the Steve ...

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COREY TAYLOR Reveals Concept For His Fifth Book

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has told Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" series that he is "starting to get the itch" to write his fifth book. "I've got a concept in mind," he said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "It has to do with social media and the age that we live ...

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EXHORDER Is Working On 'Amazing' New Album

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER has confirmed to "The Dan Chan Show" that he and his bandmates are "in pre-production for a new album" at the moment. He said (hear audio below): "I'm writing at home. Marzi's [Montazeri, guitar] writing at home. Jason [Viebrooks, bass] and Sasha [Horn, drums] are ...

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AFI To Release 'Bodies' Album In June

AFI will release its eleventh album, "Bodies", on June 11 via Rise Records. The LP was produced and engineered by AFI guitarist Jade Puget, while the mixing was handled by Tony Hoffer. Two new songs from "Bodies", "Looking Tragic" and "Begging For Trouble", can be streamed below. "'Looking Tragic' addresses the theme of overstimulation resulting ...

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