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NIGHTWISH Announces Fall 2020 European Headlining Tour

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metal masters NIGHTWISH will embark on a European headlining tour in the fall of 2020. The band had already announced a show in Amsterdam — which sold more than 15,000 tickets in just a few days — swiftly followed up by an additional concert at the same venue, alongside shows in Russia, Belarus ...

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New EDDIE VAN HALEN Photos Shared By His Son WOLFGANG

Wolfgang Van Halen has uploaded new photos of his father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. Earlier today, Wolfgang took to his Instagram to upload four selfies of him, his mother — Eddie's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli — and the iconic axeman. The 28-year-old wrote in an accompanying caption: "Family" Bertinelli split with the 64-year ...

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COREY TAYLOR And Wife ALICIA DOVE Share Photos From Wedding

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and Alicia Dove have shared photos of their wedding, which was held earlier in the month in their hometown of Las Vegas. Taylor tweeted a picture with the wedding date, while Dove posted six Instagram images from her happy day. Corey and Alicia got engaged in April. The ...

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PHIL DEMMEL On His Collaboration With MIKE PORTNOY And BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH: 'It Was Pretty Rad Playing With Those Dudes'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel spoke to Bax Music about his soon-to-be-released collaboration with drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). "We did a record," he said (see video below). "It's not a project, Mike Portnoy would want ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Marries CHERRY BOMBS' ALICIA DOVE

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor and his girlfriend of the past two years, Alicia Dove, tied the knot over the weekend in their hometown of Las Vegas. The news of the marriage was confirmed by HELLYEAH bassist Kyle Sanders, who shared a photo of him with the happy couple, along with the following ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes Mixing And Mastering Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has completed work on its second album. ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE Completes Work On Sixth Album

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE have completed work on their sixth studio album. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN) and was mixed by Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). A 2020 release date is expected. SUICIDE SILENCE's latest, self-titled album came out in February 2017 ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: New 50-Song Solo Album Due In February

Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is currently recording a new 50-song solo album that will be released on February 3, the guitarist's 50th birthday. Kotzen first teased the release in an August 25 video he posted to Instagram. "I haven't been posting much because I've been busy in the studio working on ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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Hear RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY And JANE'S ADDICTION's DAVE NAVARRO Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Lack Of Communication'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy and JANE'S ADDICTION guitarist Dave Navarro performed an acoustic version of the RATT classic "Lack Of Communication" during an appearance earlier today (Monday, October 7) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". You can now listen to their rendition below. A short time after the program aired, Navarro shared an Instagram photo of him ...

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SEPULTURA Explains 'Quadra' Album Concept

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA will release their new album, "Quadra", in early 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. After relentless touring for its previous opus, 2017's "Machine Messiah", SEPULTURA returned to Sweden's Fascination Street Studios to once again work with producer Jens Bogren. "Quadra" saw the bandmembers pushing their own mental and physical boundaries and has been ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Cancels Shows To Focus On New Studio Album

British extreme metallers CRADLE OF FILTH have announced the cancelation of three European shows, as well as a concert in Tel Aviv, "due to time restraints concerning writing and pre-production" for the band's upcoming album. CRADLE OF FILTH said in a statement: "Having played literally all over the world this year, it is unfortunate that ...

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SEPULTURA Unveils 'Quadra' Album Artwork, Performs New Song 'Isolation' For First Time (Video)

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have set "Quadra" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in February 2020 via Nuclear Blast Records. The band revealed the name and cover artwork of the record during its appearance Friday night (October 4) at the Rock In Rio festival. SEPULTURA also performed the album's opening track, "Isolation", for ...

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GENE SIMMONS: First Post-Surgery Photo Available

Gene Simmons's wife has confirmed that he underwent a successful kidney stones surgery earlier this week. The KISS bassist/vocalist was admitted into Cedars-Sinai Hospital early Tuesday morning to undergo a medical procedure that should help get rid of the stones. According to TMZ, the non-invasive operation only took about an hour to complete and involved ...

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