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QUEEN Details Special Fan-Voted Album 'Greatest Hits In Japan'

As part of their massively-successful global tour, titled "Rhapsody Tour", QUEEN + ADAM LAMBERT return to Japan in January 2020. To mark the much-anticipated tour of the Land of the Rising Sun, "Greatest Hits In Japan", a special compilation album featuring Top 12 classic QUEEN songs voted by Japanese fans, is set to be released ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Hint At New Music

FOO FIGHTERS have shared several cryptic photos on social media, apparently hinting that new music from the band will be coming soon. Along with the images were the hashtags #FF2020 and #FF25. This year, 2020, will mark the 25th anniversary of the FOO FIGHTERS' self-titled 1995 debut. Frontman Dave Grohl and other members of the ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Enter Sandman' Performance From Mannheim

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Enter Sandman" on August 25 at Palastzelt Maimarktgelände in Mannheim, Germany can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts during ...

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STRYPER's New Album Is 'Written And Ready To Go'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has written 11 songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. It will mark STRYPER's first disc with the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Lords Of Summer' Performance From Brussels

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Lords Of Summer" on June 16 at Koning Boudewijnstadium in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts ...

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MASTODON Has Been 'Sifting Through Ideas' For Next Album

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have been " sifting through ideas" for their next album, according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first release since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. "Artistically, we usually respond well to tragedy," Troy ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Confusion' Performance From Mannheim

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Confusion" on August 25 at Palastzelt Maimarktgelände in Mannheim, Germany can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts during the ...

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KISS And YOSHIKI Collaborate For Once-In-A-Lifetime New Year's Eve Television Performance

Japanese rock star Yoshiki will team up with American rock legends KISS for a once-in-a-lifetime television performance on Japan's NHK network. The artists will appear together as "Yoshiki feat. KISS" ("YOSHIKISS") during the New Year's Eve "Red And White Music Battle" ("Kouhaku Uta Gassen"), the most-watched television program in Japan, which is also broadcast worldwide. ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Is Once Again Warming Up To Idea Of One Day Writing His Autobiography

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo appears to be once again warming up to the idea of one day releasing his autobiography. Anselmo and BloodyDisgusting.com writer Corey Mitchell in 2013 secured a deal with Jeremie Ruby-Strauss, senior editor at Simon & Schuster's Gallery Books imprint, for Anselmo's memoir, which was supposed to be titled "Mouth For ...

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ADEMA Will Release New Music To Coincide With 2020 Tour

This past summer, hard rock band ADEMA officially recruited longtime friend Ryan Shuck (JULIEN-K, ORGY) to take on vocals for the band's most recent tour. He joined the group as the replacement for original vocalist Mark Chavez, who returned to ADEMA in 2017 after previously exiting the group twice. Speaking with RadioactiveMike Z, host of ...

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GODSMACK's SULLY ERNA Brings Early Christmas For Three Lucky Kids

This past weekend, Sully Erna of the multi-platinum hard rock band GODSMACK announced, on behalf of The Scars Foundation, a $12,500 donation to the Inner-City Youth Boxing Program at Thrive Boxing & Fitness in Londonderry, New Hampshire. "The Scars Foundation was established to raise money and bring awareness on a global level to mental health ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Is Working On 'Liar' Memoir

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland is working on a memoir with the help of Thom Hazaert, who recently co-authored MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's "More Life With Deth". The book is titled "Liar: Truth, Highs, And Consequences", and will tentatively be released sometime in 2020, in partnership with Combat Records and Ellefson Books. It will also ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Like GHOST

In a brand new interview with Argentina's TMPlay, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked which other artists he likes to listen to. He responded: "The band I've kind of had a real affinity for in the last couple of years is GHOST. I realize they had many records out early on ...

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FERNANDO RIBEIRO Says MOONSPELL 'Got Kicked In The Head A Little Bit' For 1998's Experimental 'Sin/Pecado'

In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric's Kyle McGinn, frontman Fernando Ribeiro of Portuguese metallers MOONSPELL discussed the transitional phase of the band's career that started with their 1998 album, "Sin/Pecado". Released after 1996's highly successful "Irreligious", "Sin/Pecado" saw MOONSPELL start to abandon some of their core gothic metal elements for ...

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MATTHEW NELSON Says Video Masters Of Unreleased NELSON Concert Were Destroyed In UNIVERSAL Warehouse Fire

NELSON bassist/vocalist Matthew Nelson recently spoke with Trav of the Fargo, North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the ongoing "Christmas With The Nelsons" tour: Matthew: "We have a long tradition of entertainment in the family, and for anybody that ...

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SKILLET Hits Billion Mark In 2019 Global Streams

12-times-platinum rock band SKILLET is closing out 2019 inside multiple Billboard decade-end and year-end charts with its latest hit record, "Victorious" (Atlantic), Top 10 Active Rock single "Legendary", as well as numerous past albums and tracks. Once again, they have also amassed one billion global streams over the past year alone. As we close out ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Releases Music Video For 'Alive' Song

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. The official Mark Lediard-directed music video for the track "Alive" can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", arrived last month. At the time, Lowery said that the ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Munich

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on August 23 at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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GEMINI SYNDROME Feat. COAL CHAMBER's MEEGS RASCÓN: New Album Due In Early 2020

GEMINI SYNDROME has completed recording its third album with producer Matt Good (ASKING ALEXANDRIA, HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD). It will mark the group's first full-length release to feature new guitarist Meegs Rascón (COAL CHAMBER). GEMINI SYNDROME's new album will complete the three-part trilogy which began with the band's debut album, 2013's "Lux", and continued on with 2015's ...

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