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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE: If I'm Honest, Nothing We've Done In The Past Three Decades Matches 'Crazy World'

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of their classic album "Crazy World" and its worldwide smash hit single "Wind Of Change", lynchpin SCORPIONS members Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs have all given extensive and exclusive interviews to Rock Candy magazine for a huge 16-page cover story feature. Together with respected musician and lyricist Jim ...

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THIN LIZZY: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Due In November

"Thin Lizzy: Every Album, Every Song", a book examining each one of THIN LIZZY's songs, will be released on November 27 via Sonicbond Publishing. THIN LIZZY emerged as a four‐piece in Dublin as the 1960s drew to a close, when guitarist Eric Bell and keyboard player Eric Wrixon, both from Belfast, encountered a band named ...

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ACCEPT Releases New Teaser For 'The Undertaker' Single

The latest teaser for "The Undertaker", the new single from German/American metallers ACCEPT, is available below. The song will be released on October 2 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a video. The track is the first taste of the band's upcoming studio album, the details of which will be announced soon. The two-song single will ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is Recording New Solo Album

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has entered the studio to begin recording a new solo album. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort is being tracked ...

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AC/DC Confirms 2020 Lineup, Releases First Official Band Photo

AC/DC has released the first official photo of its reunited lineup, featuring frontman Brian Johnson alongside drummer Phil Rudd, bassist Cliff Williams and guitarists Angus and Stevie Young. The picture is the latest sign of activity from the legendary hard rock band, which is expected to announce its long-awaited new album. Earlier this week, a ...

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JOHN BUSH On FRANKIE BANALI's Battle With Pancreatic Cancer: 'Nobody Needs To Go Out That Way'

ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush has reflected on the passing of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", the first heavy metal LP to top Billboard's album chart, died in August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. Speaking to RadioactiveMike ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'If You Like Any Type Of Rock And Roll, Then AC/DC Is Going To Move You'

While new photos of AC/DC "unintentionally" surfaced on the band's homepage, along with the band's online teasers "powering up," confirming longstanding reports that all of the major players have regrouped for a new release, fans remain impatiently frothing for more. To keep that spark alive, season two, episode four of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast ...

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Manifest - AMARANTHE

For reasons unknown, it always comes as a huge surprise that AMARANTHE are as monstrously heavy as they (always) are. Admittedly, you have to enthusiastically subscribe to the notion of heavy metal as an upbeat artform to truly embrace what the Swedes have been doing over the last decade, but while it doesn't take a ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Defends Himself Against Criticism From Bandmates

TRIXTER drummer Mark "Gus" Scott has defended himself against harsh comments made by his bandmates, insisting that he is only "concerned" about what is best for the TRIXTER brand. Both TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown and bassist P.J. Farley have been critical of Scott in recent interviews, with Steve saying that the drummer is on "the ...

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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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SIX FEET UNDER Releases Video For New Single 'Blood Of The Zombie'

On October 2, death metal veterans SIX FEET UNDER will release their 17th full-length album, "Nightmares Of The Decomposed", via Metal Blade Records. The official Reino Aedmäe-animated music video for the disc's third single, "Blood Of The Zombie" can be seen below. Vocalist Chris Barnes comments: "Working again after 25 years writing an album with ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Releases Funky Anti-DONALD TRUMP Song Called 'Trump Sucks'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president on social media, has released an anti-Donald Trump song called "Trump Sucks". The funky track features Skolnick's rap-style rhymes in which he touches upon a number of his familiar grievances regarding the Trump administration, including alleged corruption, nepotism and criminality on ...

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BLACK SABBATH Partners With DR. MARTENS On 50th-Anniversary Boots

Before there was metal, there was BLACK SABBATH. It's been 50 years since the band's groundbreaking debut album crash-landed on to the music scene and changed the course of rock history. British boot maker Dr. Martens's first collaboration with the "godfathers of heavy metal" celebrates "Black Sabbath" and "Paranoid"'s 50th anniversaries, and shine the spotlight ...

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METALLICA Donates $250,000 To West Coast Wildfire Relief Efforts

METALLICA has announced a new donation of $250,000 to help wildfire relief efforts in California and other parts of the western United States. The band made the donation through its All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the issues of hunger and workforce education ...

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ROB HALFORD In Conversation With SEBASTIAN BACH: Changing Hands Virtual Event Scheduled For This Saturday

Arizona's Changing Hands bookstore, in conjunction with Zia Records, will host a live Zoom conversation with Rob Halford about his autobiography, "Confess". The event will take place on Saturday, October 3 at 5 p.m. Arizona time. The JUDAS PRIEST singer will discuss the book with a special guest moderator, former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach. ...

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COREY TAYLOR Blasts DONALD TRUMP: 'The Cheeto Can't Lead'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Kyle Meredith of Louisville's 91.9 WFPK radio station about the lack of political lyrical themes on his upcoming debut solo album, "CMFT", which will be released on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. He said (see video below): "Honestly, I actually hint at it on 'Culture Head', ...

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