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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says 'Black Lives Matter' 'Never Had Legitimacy', Calls Movement A 'Propaganda Tool'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that the "Black Lives Matter" movement "never had legitimacy" and was "always a Democratic party fundraiser and propaganda tool." The "Black Lives Matter" movement was launched in the summer of 2013 by black organizers Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi after George Zimmerman was acquitted of ...

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RATT: All 2020 Shows Are Being Rescheduled For Next Year

All of RATT's previously announced shows in 2020 are being rescheduled for next year. The veteran California rockers announced the postponement of their live activities in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "For the health and safety of our fans and those involved with the production of RATT concerts; shows scheduled for the ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Says Richmond Statues With Confederate Links Should Be Removed And Preserved In Museums

In a recent interview with The Hundreds TV, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe spoke about the ongoing efforts to remove Confederate statues along Monument Avenue in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The debate regarding Confederate monuments has been polarizing in Richmond and other cities across the country for many years. The Richmond region and ...

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DEFTONES' New Album Tentatively Due In September

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno has offered an update on the band's follow-up to 2016's "Gore" album, which was recently recorded for a tentative late 2020 release. Speaking to Tim "Herb" Alexander for the PRIMUS drummer's "Herb's Happy Hour" show, Chino said (see video below): "We have a record that we finished maybe — I ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Explains His Musical Collaboration With Armenian Prime Minister

In a recent interview with Armenian-born American television personality Araksya Karapetyan, SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian spoke about his collaboration with Armenian prime minister Nikol Pashinyan on the song called "Hayastane" (Hayastan is the Armenian name for Armenia). Asked how the track came about, Serj said (see video below): "The [2018 Armenian] Revolution ...

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Former JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Says He Has Not Given Permission To Any Political Candidate To Use 'Don't Stop Believin''

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry says that he is against having the band's music used in political campaigns. Perry took to his Twitter Friday night (July 3) to write: "As one of the songwriters of Don't Stop Believin', I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this song!" Perry didn't indicate what ...

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JACK RUSSELL Blasts People Who Refuse To Wear Face Masks: 'If You Don't Wanna Help Yourself, Help Everybody Else'

Former GREAT WHITE and current JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell has blasted people who refuse to wear a mask in public spaces to protect others from possible infection. Russell addressed the hot-button issue as lawmakers push harder for their constituents to wear face masks to limit the spread of coronavirus. President Donald Trump ...

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TONY HARNELL, JOEL HOEKSTRA And JAMES LOMENZO Join Forces In ECHOBATS

Former TNT singer Tony Harnell is racing ahead with one eye in the rear-view fronting ECHOBATS, a new all-star, quarantine-inspired project alongside WHITESNAKE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Joel Hoekstra (guitar), NIGHT RANGER's Eric Levy on keyboards and the tight, crackling rhythm of Matt Starr's (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY) kit and James LoMenzo's (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) bass. "Save ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps Members Of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, TESLA For 'No Cover' LP

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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Mongolia's THE HU Raises Much-Needed Funds For COVID-19 Relief

Mongolia's biggest rock act THE HU has just dropped a beautiful new acoustic video for "Shireg Shireg". The clip shows behind-the-scenes footage of the band in the studio, offering fans a real insight into its recording process. It also gives a closer look at THE HU's gorgeous traditional instruments and a glimpse of their live ...

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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO To Release 'Overflow' Single On Friday

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro will release a new solo single, "Overflow", on Friday, July 3. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below. Last month, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the second single from his fifth solo album, "Open Source". The track features a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover ...

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JIMMY DEGRASSO: RATT Needs WARREN DEMARTINI

Drummer Jimmy DeGrasso spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about his decision to exit RATT after playing a number of shows with the veteran California hard rock act in 2017 alongside three members of RATT's classic lineup — singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier and guitarist Warren DeMartini. "I played with them back ...

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LENNY KRAVITZ's Memoir, 'Let Love Rule', Due In October

Lenny Kravitz will chronicle the first 25 years of his life in the upcoming memoir, "Let Love Rule", which will be published on October 6 via the Henry Holt And Company imprint. "I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection," says Lenny. "I never understood that connection until I ...

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Watch New Trailer For SUZI QUATRO Documentary 'Suzi Q'

The official Suzi Quatro documentary feature "Suzi Q", which charts the 54-year career of the pioneering female rocker who burst on to the scene in the 1970s, is set to receive a one-night-only virtual premiere on July 1 via Altavod. A brand new trailer for "Suzi Q", courtesy of Gibson TV, can be seen below. ...

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