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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS Set For 2022 Edition Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

The annual Monsters Of Rock cruise is returning in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Departing out of Miami, Florida, promoter On The Blue announced the five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise will set sail February 9-14 aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, visit two ports in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti, and features performances from ...

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RANDY RHOADS Photo Book To Feature Introduction By OZZY OSBOURNE And Epilogue By TOM MORELLO

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has teamed up with Rufus Publications for the publication of "Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin", a celebration of one of the most influential hard rock/heavy metal guitarists of all time. This extensive 280-page coffee-table book features many classic and unseen shots of the former OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT guitarist ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER To Release New PSYCHOSEXUAL Album 'Unholy Hymns For The Children' In July

PSYCHOSEXUAL, featuring former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer on vocals as the Devil Daddy character, will release its second album, "Unholy Hymns For The Children", on July 2. "'Unholy Hymns For The Children' is just as unholy for everyone else, but we wanted to piss off Walmart, so we named it that," Spencer ...

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MEGADETH Comments On Leak Of 'Embarrassing' DAVID ELLEFSON Videos: 'We Are Watching Developments Closely'

MEGADETH has commented on speculation surrounding bassist David Ellefson's intimate involvement in communications with a woman other than his wife. Over the weekend, sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old musician were leaked on Twitter. Earlier today, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter that he "groomed" an ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: There's No Such Thing As 'The Best' Musician

In a new interview with Music Is Win's "Guitar Villains" podcast, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) pushed back against the idea that certain musicians can be better than all the others, saying that most such polls are nothing more than popularity contests. "When we say, 'Who's the best guitar player?' or 'Who's the ...

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HELLYEAH Is 'On Hiatus', Says ROY MAYORGA

Roy Mayorga has confirmed that HELLYEAH is "on hiatus." The 51-year-old drummer, who toured with HELLYEAH as the replacement for PANTERA drum legend Vinnie Paul Abbott, addressed the band's current status during an appearance on the latest episode of the "The New York Hardcore Chronicles Live!" Internet show. Asked if HELLYEAH is still a functioning ...

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JOURNEY's ARNEL PINEDA Collaborates With BILLY SHEEHAN And JOEL HOEKSTRA On Cover Of STEVE MILLER BAND's 'Abracadabra'

JOURNEY vocalist Arnel Pineda has collaborated with guitarist Joel Hoekstra (WHITESNAKE) and bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG) on a quarantine cover version of STEVE MILLER BAND's "Abracadabra", taken from the 1982 album of the same name. Arnel said: "Big thanks to my good friends for this awesome collaboration." Recording lineip: Arnel Pineda - Vocals Joel ...

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NORTHLANE Announces Acoustic EP '2D'

Fresh from the release of its remix EP "5G", NORTHLANE is backing it up with a new EP release called "2D". The five-track release, due out May 21 via UNFD, features acoustic versions of fan favorites from the band's "Alien" era, including "Rift", which fans can check out below. NORTHLANE vocalist Marcus Bridge explains how ...

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RISE AGAINST Announces 'Nowhere Generation' Summer U.S. Tour

Fans of RISE AGAINST, you are about to be liberated from lockdown. Today, the band — Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Brandon Barnes (drums) and Zach Blair (guitars) — announces the "Nowhere Generation Tour", 17 live-and-in-person concerts taking place coast to coast, primarily in open-air amphitheaters. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks ...

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TED NUGENT: How I 'Knocked The S**t Out' Of COVID-19

Ted Nugent has opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that he "took intelligent, professionally guided care" in order to beat the novel coronavirus. Less than a month after publicly revealing that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the outspoken conservative rocker discussed his experience during a YouTube livestream with his wife Shemane on ...

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Zeitgeister - CALIBAN

While there was a definite period when metalcore seemed creatively redundant and ready for the scrapheap (and just for fun, I'm gonna say 2006, in-between the third and fourth AS I LAY DYING albums), but somehow the genre has endured far beyond its somewhat meagre artistic aspirations. It helps that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are still out ...

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IRON MAIDEN And BREWDOG Unleash HELLCAT Collaboration

BrewDog, leading global craft brewer and the world's only carbon negative beer brand, is teaming up with IRON MAIDEN, one of the world's most successful and revered rock bands, to launch Hellcat, an India Pale Lager, in fall 2021. Together, BrewDog and IRON MAIDEN are bringing their respective expertise to unite and excite craft beer ...

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EVANESCENCE And HALESTORM Announce Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

EVANESCENCE and HALESTORM are returning to the concert stage in the U.S. this fall. Produced by Live Nation, the tour will kick off Friday, November 5 in Portland, Oregon, and take the bands to arenas across the country before wrapping up in the Northeast right before the holidays. A special BLABBERMOUTH.NET presale will begin on ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Pushes Back Against 'Misinformation' Over 'Private, Adult Interactions' With Female

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has pushed back against allegations of impropriety involving "private" and "adult interactions" he had with a female other than his wife. David apparently decided to address the allegations after a series of intimate conversations and explicit videos were leaked online over the weekend. Earlier this morning, Ellefson's verified Instagram account, as ...

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