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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Says Some Songs On 'The Blackening' Would Not Have Happened Without His Contributions

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that he is proud of his contributions to the band's "The Blackening" album. Released in 2007, the Grammy-nominated LP was recognized three years later by the U.K.'s Metal Hammer as the "Album Of The Decade". The magazine said at the time that "The Blackening" "not only re-established MACHINE ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts Anti-Maskers: 'If You're So Concerned With A Loss Of Your Freedom, Why Do You Stop At Red Lights?'

Paul Stanley has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, saying they are posing a risk to themselves and to all those around them. On Thursday (September 17), the KISS frontman took to his Twitter to share a CNN article about an Idaho pastor who was hospitalized with COVID-19 after calling himself a ...

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Echoes From Deep November - Fires In The Distance

Metal's relationship with keyboards hasn't always been the most amicable: readers of a certain age will doubtless remember numerous bands proudly proclaiming that no such nonsense would be tolerated on their record. Nonetheless, when used appropriately, keyboards unlock the key to a whole world of atmosphere that has been skillfully plundered by everyone from IRON ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Launches AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in 2015 when MARY'S BLOOD opened for DRAGONFORCE in Hong Kong. They got along ...

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DEF LEPPARD's 'Hysteria At The O2' And 'Hits Vegas' To Be Made Available On Limited-Edition Audio Formats

On October 16, Eagle Rock Entertainment will releasing standalone audio versions of "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas: Live At Planet Hollywood" from British Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees DEF LEPPARD. Initially paired in an audiovisual boxed set this past May ("London To Vegas"), these will be available as limited edition 2CDs. ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says METALLICA's Whiskey Is 'Totally Independent' Of JAMES HETFIELD's Battle With Alcoholism

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has defended the band's decision to launch a whiskey, in spite of frontman James Hetfield's continuing battle with alcoholism. METALLICA announced its brand of whiskey in late 2018. Dubbed Blackened after a track on the group's 1988 album "...And Justice For All", the spirit is a blend of American bourbon, rye, ...

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Listen To New MARILYN MANSON Song 'Don't Chase The Dead'

Marilyn Manson will release his eleventh studio album, "We Are Chaos", on September 11 Via Loma Vista Recordings. Produced by Grammy Award winner Shooter Jennings (Brandi Carlile, Tanya Tucker) and Manson, the ten-track opus was written, recorded, and finished before a pandemic blanketed us all. The second single from "We Are Chaos", a song called ...

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Shame - UNIFORM

The first two UNIFORM records were more than exhilarating enough, particularly if, like the band themselves, you felt that humanity was rotting from the inside out, and that a sudden and robust apocalypse might be just the thing to sort it all out. In particular, 2017's "Wake in Fright" painted a ferociously bleak vision of ...

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GWAR Announces Drive-In Show In Richmond

There are exactly ZERO cases of COVID-19 in the freezing cold arctic tundra of Antarctica. This is great news as your Lords and Masters GWAR have been cleared for travel. Unfortunately, during this time of quarantine, the members of GWAR have also found themselves running precariously low on magic talent dust (drugs), toilet paper, and ...

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BAD RELIGION Shares Demo Version Of 'Lose Your Head'

"Lose Your Head" is a fan favorite from BAD RELIGION's critically acclaimed 2019 album "Age Of Unreason". Today, the legendary punk rock band has released a demo version of the song, with a faster tempo and alternate lyrics, that provides a unique glimpse into the band's creative process. Co-songwriters Brett Gurewitz and Greg Graffin developed ...

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PEARL JAM's JEFF AMENT Says 'It's So F**kin' Obvious Right Now Who You Should Vote For' In 2020 Presidential Election

According to Rolling Stone, PEARL JAM has just launched "PJ Votes 2020", an initiative which involves asking the band's audience to accept the Take-Three Pledge of "Vote by Mail," "Recruit Three Friends" and "Don't Wait." Outspoken critics of President Donald Trump — at times, controversially so — the PEARL JAM members ...

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