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Australian Politician Insists TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Is 'Not An Original Work', Denies Ripping Off Song

Australian politician Clive Palmer says that does not need to pay TWISTED SISTER to use a re-written version of the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" in connection with his political party, noting that he changed the track's lyrics and insisting that the 1980s hit is "not an original work" deserving of copyright ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Columbia, Maryland

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 14 concert at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Repentless 02. Evil Has No Boundaries 03. World Painted Blood 04. Postmortem 05. Hate Worldwide 06. War Ensemble 07. Gemini 08. Disciple 09. Mandatory Suicide 10. Chemical Warfare 11. ...

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MERGING FLARE Feat. BEAST IN BLACK Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN: 'Revolt Regime' Album Due In June

Finnish metallers MERGING FLARE, who are led by former U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER and current BEAST IN BLACK guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen, will release their second album, "Revolt Regime", on June 14 via Ram It Down Records. The follow-up to 2011's "Reverence" was recorded by Eero Kaukomies and mixed by Mattes Pfeiffer, whom Heikkinen got to know during ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: I'll Put OZZY's Vocal Performance On First BLACK SABBATH Album Up Against Any Of His Peers

Zakk Wylde says that he would put Ozzy Osbourne's vocal performance on BLACK SABBATH's 1970 self-titled debut up against any other singers within the rock genre. While not considered the most technically proficient of vocalists, Osbourne's distinctive wail and phrasing helped define early heavy metal, subsequently blazing a trail for similar singer — especially within ...

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LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER Is Now Managing BETRAYING THE MARTYRS

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has announced the addition of French metalcore kings BETRAYING THE MARTYRS to his management agency, Kintsugi Management. BETRAYING THE MARTYRS vocalist Aaron Matts said in a statement: "We are beyond excited to announce our collaboration with the legendary Chris Adler and Kintsugi Management. To be on board the same ...

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With This Thread I Hold On - CHOKEHOLD

It's a common tale. When a classic band becomes more revered with the passage of time, demand for something new grows. And once early material becomes reissued, or the band reunites for one or a series of shows, the stage is set for a full-on reunion. In the case of Hamilton, Ontario's CHOKEHOLD, the act's ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Frontman: 'We Don't Necessarily Care About Confining Ourselves To One Specific Style'

Cutter and Kaytie of Green Bay, Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7/104.7 recently conducted an interview with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE frontman Chris "Motionless" Cerulli. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreaker widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's mindset heading into the writing process for their forthcoming ...

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JOHN ARCH Says Involving Multiple FATES WARNING Members On Debut ARCH/MATHEOS Album Created 'A Little Bit Of Static'

Original FATES WARNING vocalist John Arch recently spoke with Heavy New York about "Winter Ethereal", the second album by ARCH/MATHEOS. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of "Winter Ethereal": John: "[It was done] pretty much in the same fashion as Jim ...

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SCOTT STAPP: 'The Space Between The Shadows' Album Details Revealed

The return of Grammy-winning songwriter, CREED frontman and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp is underway. As new single "Purpose For Pain" gains traction, Scott today revealed the July 19 release date, the meaningful cover art, and the track listing for his first album in six years, "The Space Between The Shadows" (Napalm Records). The announcement ...

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MEMORIAM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Shell Shock'

The official lyric video for the song "Shell Shock" from MEMORIAM, the Birmingham, United Kingdom-based death/grind metal band featuring Karl Willets (BOLT THROWER) on vocals, Frank Healy (BENEDICTION, CEREBRAL FIX) on bass, Scott Fairfax (CEREBRAL FIX) on guitar and Andy Whale (BOLT THROWER) on drums, can be seen below. The song is taken from MEMORIAM's ...

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