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Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

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CHIMAIRA Singer MARK HUNTER Diagnosed With Thyroid Cancer

CHIMAIRA singer Mark Hunter has been diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The Ohio-based musician revealed his diagnosis in a Facebook post earlier today (Thursday, August 1). He wrote: "Hello friends. There's no easy way to say it. I have thyroid cancer. "Last year during a physical, my doctor discovered a large mass in my neck. I ...

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DON DOKKEN And GEORGE LYNCH Don't Rule Out More DOKKEN Reunion Shows: 'It's Based On Opportunity'

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, July 30) edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, George Lynch and Don Dokken spoke about the possibility of further shows featuring the renuted classic lineup of DOKKEN. "It's based on opportunity that anybody would take, because it's a good opportunity," ...

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STAIND Announces Only Northeast Concert Of 2019

STAIND will perform at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Mashantucket, Connecticut on October 5. It will mark the band's only Northeast concert in 2019. Tickets go on sale this Friday, August 2. The Foxwoods show was announced by STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis during his solo performance at the venue Sunday night. He was joined onstage at ...

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SKINLAB: Making Of New Album 'Venomous' Part One (Video)

Veteran San Francisco Bay Area metallers SKINLAB have uploaded the first in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of their new album, "Venomous". The disc is being produced and mixed by Ulrich Wild and will be released this fall via Art Is War Records. "Venomous" will mark SKINLAB's recording debut with ...

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BLINK-182: Lyric Video For New Song 'Darkside'

The official lyric video for "Darkside", a new song from the Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Nine", which will be released on September 20 via Columbia Records. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of "Darkside" and previously ...

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Hear New BAD WOLVES Song 'I'll Be There'

"I'll Be There", a brand new song from BAD WOLVES, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, which will be released in the fall via Eleven Seven Music. BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext recently told HardDrive Radio about the making of the band's new disc: "Gutars and bass ...

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Listen To New ALTER BRIDGE Song 'Pay No Mind'

"Pay No Mind", a new song from ALTER BRIDGE, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming sixth studio album, titled "Walk The Sky", which will be released on October 18 via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the 14-track follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" is a "complete career ...

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DEEP PURPLE, VANILLA FUDGE Featured On 'Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood' Soundtrack

The soundtrack for Quentin Tarantino's heavily anticipated music-laden film "Once Upon A Time… In Hollywood" was announced today. The soundtrack will release globally through Columbia Records on July 26 in line with the nationwide film release. Personally curated by Tarantino himself, the soundtrack is a love letter to the music of 1960s-era Hollywood. The "Once ...

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BLINK-182 To Release 'Nine' Album In September

Grammy-nominated California rock heavyweights BLINK-182 will release their new studio album, "Nine", on September 20 via Columbia Records. The disc will be available for pre-order digitally beginning at 12 a.m. ET tonight, with special versions including limited colored vinyl, cassette and CD to follow. Fans who pre-order the album digitally will receive instant downloads of ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release New Song 'I'll Be There' On Friday

BAD WOLVES will release their sophomore album in the fall. Fans will get a first taste of the disc when the band drops a new track, "I'll Be There", this Friday, July 26. The song will be available for streaming and download on all digital platforms. BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext recently told HardDrive Radio ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform At Iowa Speedway

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 19 concert at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "John W Elkin" and "D C"). As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Iowa. He has since been replaced ...

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ALICE COOPER To Release 'Breadcrumbs' EP In September

Alice Cooper will release a six-song EP, "Breadcrumbs", on September 13 via earMUSIC. Described as a "tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit city," the EP includes covers of MC5's "Sister Anne", Suzi Quatro's "Your Mamma Won't Like Me" and MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS' "Devil With A Blue Dress". Joining ...

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BAD WOLVES Drummer: 'We Decided Pretty Early On That We Weren't Going To Be Some 'Purist' Metal Band'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with BAD WOLVES bassist Kyle Konkiel and drummer John Boecklin. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether Boecklin envisioned BAD WOLVES being able to tour Europe so early into their career: John: "Sure, but it really wasn't like ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Receives Honorary Degree From University Of Derby: Video, Photos

Noted British heavy metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap is among six people from Derbyshire who were honored at the University Of Derby's graduation ceremonies this week. Sneap received his honorary degree on his 50th birthday (Thursday, July 18) in front of thousands of graduating students, their families and friends at ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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