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Listen To 2020 Mix Of PANTERA's 'Goddamn Electric' From 'Reinventing The Steel' 20th-Anniversary Reissue

A 2020 Terry Date mix of PANTERA's song "Goddamn Electric", taken from the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of the band's final opus, "Reinventing The Steel", can be streamed below. "Reinventing The Steel" represented a recommitment to everything the band loved about heavy metal. Released in 2000 at the peak of nu-metal's popularity, the album's back-to-basics approach ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Once Again Disputes Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Claim About 'Official Truth, 101 Proof' Book

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir has once again disputed the former PANTERA bassist's claim that the book contains passages that were published without Rex's consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released in 2013, Brown was publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in ...

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Listen To Remastered Version Of PANTERA's 'Immortally Insane' From 'Reinventing The Steel' 20th-Anniversary Reissue

A remastered version of PANTERA's song "Immortally Insane", taken from the upcoming 20th-anniversary reissue of the band's final opus, "Reinventing The Steel", can be streamed below. The track was originally included on the soundtrack to "Heavy Metal 2000" (the sequel to the 1981 animated cult film). "Reinventing The Steel" represented a recommitment to everything the ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Once Again Defends KISS Against DEE SNIDER's Criticism: 'It's Really None Of His Business' What They Do

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has once again defended KISS after Dee Snider criticized Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for having current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas. In a recent interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, the TWISTED SISTER frontman ...

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BRUCE KULICK Says STANLEY + SIMMONS 'Made The Right Decision' Having THAYER + SINGER Wear 'Spaceman' + 'Catman' Makeup

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick has defended Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons for having current KISS members Tommy Thayer and Eric Singer dress up as Peter Criss's and Ace Frehley's respective "Spaceman" and "Catman" personas. Speaking to the "Decades With Joe E. Kramer" podcast, Kulick said: "I don't disagree that it's something to discuss, but ...

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PANTERA-Branded Beer 'Might' Be Coming Soon

Philip Anselmo says that a PANTERA-branded beer "might" be announced soon. The singer hinted at the possible availability of the alcoholic beverage while commemorating the 17th anniversary of "The Best Of Pantera: Far Beyond The Great Southern Cowboys' Vulgar Hits!", a compilation featuring an audio CD of 15 previously released tracks and one previously unreleased ...

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ANATHEMA To 'Go On An Indefinite Hiatus'

British alternative rock masters ANATHEMA have announced plans to "go on an indefinite hiatus" as a result of the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The band broke the news of its upcoming inactivity in a social media post on Tuesday (September 22). They wrote: "Dear ANATHEMA family, this year is one like no ...

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How PANTERA Was Influenced By EXHORDER

In a brand new interview with Poisoned Rock webzine, guitarist Marzi Montazeri of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER was asked to comment on his band's alleged influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. "Look, you're asking a question from someone that actually was ...

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PANTERA: 20th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Reinventing The Steel' To Arrive In September

PANTERA will release a 20th-anniversary edition of its final album, "Reinventing The Steel", on September 18. Bassist Rex Brown confirmed the release date for the "Reinventing" reissue in an interview last Friday (July 24) with SiriusXM's "Debatable", where he discussed the 30th anniversary of PANTERA's "Cowboys From Hell" LP. "We do have another record coming ...

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Slow Decay - The Acacia Strain

With their 20th anniversary looming over the horizon in 2021, THE ACACIA STRAIN deserve a robust slap on the back for sticking to their guns for such a long time, without ever exhibiting the slightest interest in compromise. Perhaps the most intriguing thing about the band is how they have nimbly and consistently sidestepped the ...

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NEW YORK DOLLS Frontman DAVID JOHANSEN Will Be Focus Of New Documentary From MARTIN SCORSESE

Showtime Documentary Films today announced a new feature documentary from Academy Award-winning director Martin Scorsese that profiles David Johansen, the celebrated frontman of the NEW YORK DOLLS. Emmy nominee David Tedeschi will co-direct with Scorsese, and Scorsese and Sikelia Productions will executive produce with Brian Grazer, Ron Howard and Imagine Documentaries. The announcement was made ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite On DREAM THEATER Guitarist's New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Portnoy revealed his involvement with "Terminal Velocity" in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, July 1). He also shared ...

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ROY MAYORGA Says VINNIE PAUL's Death Came As A 'Huge Shock'

STONE SOUR and HELLYEAH drummer Roy Mayorga has reflected on the passing of PANTERA drum legend Vinnie Paul Abbott, who died just over two years ago at his home in Las Vegas. Speaking to SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green for the weekly "SepulQuarta" Internet series, Mayorga said (see video below): "[Vinnie's death] was a huge shock. ...

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Listen To New ENUFF Z'NUFF Song 'Broken Love'

ENUFF Z'NUFF will release its new album, "Brainwashed Generation", on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2018's "Diamond Boy" is described in a press release as "a diverse collection of songs that demonstrate the progression of musical styles in the ENUFF Z'NUFF catalog, all while retaining the undercurrent that has kept them ...

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