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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is In U.S. Marshals Service Custody

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been transferred to federal custody on Tuesday (January 26) to be extradited to Washington, D.C. Indiana Public Media reporter Brock E.W. Turner tweeted a few hours ago that officials with U.S. Marshals Service revealed the 52-year-old musician was under its supervision. Turner wrote: "US Marshals confirmed tonight Jon Ryan ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BILLY IDOL's 'White Wedding'

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed on July 26, 2019 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they ...

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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Claims He Predicted METALLICA's Chart-Topping Success In 1985

In a new interview with the "Shockwaves Skullsessions" podcast, EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed METALLICA's late 1980s/early 1990s transition from being uncompromising thrash metal standard-bearers to arena rock's heaviest band. "It's funny," he said (see video below). "[SLAYER's] Tom Araya told me one thing long, long, long ago. He said, 'Zetro, just stay heavy ...

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PAPA ROACH: New Version Of 'Last Resort' Featuring TikTok Star JERIS JOHNSON To Arrive Tomorrow

PAPA ROACH will release a new version of its classic song "Last Resort" on Wednesday, January 27. The reworked track is collaboration with genre-bending pop/rock musician and TikTok star Jeris Johnson, whose videos have earned him over 950,000 followers on the social media platform. Last year, PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix revealed that he and ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is 'Not A Member Of Indiana Oath Keepers', Organization Claims

Indiana Oath Keepers have issued a statement claiming ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer is not a member of their organization. The 52-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, was photographed wearing an "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member" cap during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He is facing six federal criminal charges after ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Drop Music Video For 'Taking My Chances', Announce More Album Details

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, will release its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Taking My Chances", can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian ...

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We Are Always Alone" - PORTRAYAL OF GUILT

PORTRAYAL OF GUILT doesn't like to waste time. Since their 2017 inception, the prolific Austin, Texas-based musicians have doled out several splits and EPs, in addition to a well-received full-length album, "Let Pain Be Your Guide". The ball has certainly bounced in the band's favor in a short amount of time as they've toured extensively ...

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School Of Rock Awarded U.S. Patent For Revolutionary 'School Of Rock Method'

School Of Rock, the leader in performance-based music education, has been awarded U.S. Patent No. 10,891,872 for its revolutionary School Of Rock Method, validating it as an exclusive innovation. The School Of Rock Method builds musical proficiency through its proprietary Method App, Method Book collection, SongFirst approach, Method Engine, and performance-based music curriculum. Additional patents ...

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NANCY WILSON On Dealing With Pandemic: 'Staying Creative Has Just Been Life Saving And Soul Saving For Me'

HEART's Nancy Wilson was honored with the "Legend Award" at the ninth annual She Rocks Awards, which was streamed live on Friday, January 22 on Believeinmusic.TV, Parade.com and AXS.TV. During the She Rocks Awards "red carpet" portion of the event, Wilson was asked by John Stapleton from M.A.C Cosmetics what she has learned about herself ...

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SNOWY SHAW To Release New Song Every Month For Entire Year

Multi-instrumentalist Snowy Shaw, who has played with KING DIAMOND, SABATON, MERCYFUL FATE, THERION, DREAM EVIL and DIMMU BORGIR, among others, has announced a special album titled "This Is Heavy Metal, Plain & Simple". Recorded during quarantine and pandemic times as a tribute to 50 years of heavy metal, a homage to a lifestyle as well ...

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Watch A DAY TO REMEMBER Perform New Song 'Everything We Need' During 'Live At The Audio Compound' Livestream Event

A DAY TO REMEMBER held a free acoustic livestream event, "A Day To Remember: Live At The Audio Compound", on Monday, January 25. The stripped-down set was broadcast on the platinum-selling band's official YouTube channel and can now be seen below. This was notably A DAY TO REMEMBER's first livestream performance. For "Live At The ...

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ORIANTHI Partners With GIBSON On New Acoustic Guitar

Gibson has announced a new partnership with the Australian-born guitarist Orianthi Panagaris. The new Gibson Orianthi SJ-200 Custom in Cherry will be available worldwide this coming May 2021. "Creating a signature acoustic with the amazing Gibson team was truly an honor! I couldn't be happier!" says Orianthi. "It's the same full SJ-200 sound, but it ...

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DON DOKKEN Says At Least One Musician In Every Band He Has Talked To In Last Four Months Has Contracted COVID-19

DOKKEN leader Don Dokken and recently talked to his good friend, infectious disease epidemiologist Dr. Anne Rimoin, about COVID-19, getting vaccinated and when we can expect to return to concerts. You can watch the 80-minute chat below. Speaking about America's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Don said: "[It's] bad timing because of the government change ...

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