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BUTCHER BABIES Release Music Video For New Single 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released the official music video for their latest single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST). It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Release Third New Single, 'Yorktown'

BUTCHER BABIES have released another new single, "Yorktown". The song, which features a guest solo from guitarist Andy James (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH), was produced and co-written by Matt Good (FROM FIRST TO LAST), and can be streamed below. It is the third taste of the band's forthcoming EP, tentatively due later this year via ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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ORGY To Release 'Army To Your Party' Single, '#newmusic' Album

Electronic rockers ORGY have been consistently releasing addictive EDM-influenced singles for the better part of the last decade, and their newest super single, "Army To Your Party", featuring buzzworthy rapper Crichy Crich, is no exception. Listen to a sample of "Army To Your Party" below. "Army To Your Party" can be pre-ordered now via iTunes, ...

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VAMPS: 'Calling' Video Released

Japanese rock band VAMPS — featuring Hyde (L'Arc-en-Ciel) and K.A.Z. (Oblivion Dust) — has released the official music video for its new single, "Calling". Filmed in an old, abandoned building in Downtown Los Angeles with award-winning director Nick Peterson (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's "Wrong Side Of Heaven"), the clip portrays the polarized sides of an ...

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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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IN FLAMES Announces New Drummer

Swedish metallers IN FLAMES have announced the addition of drummer Joe Rickard to the group's ranks. Joe joins the band as the replacement for Daniel Svensson, who left IN FLAMES last fall to focus on his family life. Says IN FLAMES in a statement: "As you know, our longtime drummer, friend, and brother that is ...

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SIXX: A.M. To Release 'Rise' Single In March

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release a new single, "Rise", on March 1. The track will appear on a forthcoming first volume of a double album, due later this year. Of the single's message, Sixx said: "We are not a political ...

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SIXX: A.M. Names Permanent Drummer

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has hired Dustin Steinke of the Canadian rock group BLEEKER (formerly BLEEKER RIDGE) as its permanent drummer. Based in Orillia, Ontario, BLEEKER was previously signed to the Canadian branch of Roadrunner Records and completed work on another ...

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VII: Sturm und Drang - LAMB OF GOD

A lot has happened in the LAMB OF GOD camp the past five years, the most intense events surrounding vocalist Randy Blythe. Consult the band's haunting "As the Palaces Burn" docufilm if you're not up to speed on Blythe's exoneration following his captivity in Prague following the death of a fan at a 2010 LAMB ...

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SIXX: A.M.'s Chicago Concert To Be Streamed On YAHOO!

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has teamed up with Live Nation and Yahoo! to live-stream its April 20 concert live from Chicago, Illinois. This is one of 365 concerts to stream over a 12-month period on the Live Nation channel on Yahoo! ...

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Video: SIXX: A.M. Performs In Las Vegas

Fan-filmed video footage of SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, perfoming on April 10 at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. SIXX: A.M. will continue its "Modern Vintage" tour, playing a limited number of dates all across ...

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SIXX: A.M.: 'Get Ya Some' Lyric Video Released

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has released the official lyric video for its song "Get Ya Some". The track is taken from SIXX: A.M.'s third album, "Modern Vintage", which was released on October 7, 2014 via Eleven Seven Music. In an interview ...

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SIXX: A.M. Taps BLEEKER RIDGE Drummer For Upcoming Tour

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, has hired drummer Dustin Steinke of the Canadian rock band BLEEKER RIDGE to sit behind the kit for SIXX: A.M.'s upcoming U.S. tour, which is scheduled to kick off in early April. Based in Orillia, Ontario, BLEEKER ...

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SPIDERS & SNAKES To Release 'Year Of The Snake' In May

Hollywood rockers SPIDERS & SNAKES will release their ninth studio album on May 27 via the Sansei label. Entitled "Year Of The Snake", the CD features guest appearances by Billy Sherwood (YES, CIRCA), Angelo Moore (FISHBONE), Rik Fox (W.A.S.P., STEELER), Ryo Okumoto (PHIL COLLINS, ARETHA FRANKLIN, SPOCK'S BEARD) and Betsy Weiss (BITCH), among others. "Year ...

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Japan's VAMPS To Return To U.S. For Two Shows

VAMPS, the dynamic duo of the Japanese rock scene, will grace U.S. soil for only two shows this year, taking the stage at the House Of Blues in Los Angeles on December 4 and at the soon-to-be-closed Roseland in New York City on December 8. The band, which is pretty much bigger than God in ...

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BLACKRAIN To Headline Sweden's REST IN SLEAZE Festival

French glam rockers BLACKRAIN will headline this year's edition of the Rest In Sleaze festival, set to take place July 25, 2009 at Kärrgruveparken / Norbergs Folkpark in Norberg, Sweden. The festival billing is as follows: BLACKRAIN FATAL SMILE SISTER MAMA KIN GASOLINE QUEEN DAMAGED DOLLS VANITY BLVD. DANGER WACKY VAMPS LEADED FUEL 44 CALIBER ...

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YEAR OF DESOLATION: 'First Post Tour' Dates Confirmed

Indiana thrashers YEAR OF DESOLATION will be touring throughout June alongside a rotating line-up with THE DESTRO, UNHOLY, APIARY and ISCARIOT on the Lambgoat-sponsored First Post Tour, and the first batch of confirmed dates have been revealed. YEAR OF DESOLATION will continue on the tour through June 28, before departing to continue touring on an ...

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