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The year 2020 won't be remembered fondly for a myriad of reasons, but for fans of melodic hard rock, the year was especially devastating. The reason? It was a 12-month drought that featured no new original music by Erik Martensson, the Swedish singer / guitarist / producer who's arguably the genre's most prolific, and most ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Cried First Time He Heard 'Distance': 'He Just Understood It As A Song About Loss'

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while his late father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, battled cancer, "imagining what my life would be without him, and how terribly I'd miss him," as Wolfgang explained ...

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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS Is 'Itching To Go Back On Tour'

Vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA spoke to the "Scars And Guitars" podcast about what the concert industry might look like post-pandemic. She said: "You have to be realistic. Of course, we're all eager to go back on stage, but we all know by now that the art industry, the music business, entertainment ...

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ASPHYX Releases Music Video For New Single 'The Nameless Elite'

Dutch death doom elite ASPHYX will release its 10th studio album, "Necroceros", on January 22, 2021 via Century Media Records. The LP was recorded at Tom Meier's Tom Meier Studio and at Paul Baayens's The Mörserstudio, and mixed and mastered by Sebastian "Seeb" Levermann at Greenman Studios. It once again features front cover artwork by ...

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RICHARD FORTUS Says BUCKETHEAD And BUMBLEFOOT 'Had A Difficult Time Assimilating' Into 'Band World' Within GUNS N' ROSES

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Richard Fortus talked about what it was like to work with Buckethead for a couple of years in the early 2000s. The eccentric musician (real name Brian Carroll), who wears ...

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Most Viewed BLABBERMOUTH.NET Stories Of 2020

With more than a hundred million pageviews on the books in 2020, this list could rally for miles. For brevity's sake, we've narrowed it down to the top 20 stories — ranked in terms of unique pageviews — as a snapshot of the year that was; tragic losses, tours that never materialized, and an unexpected ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'F**k 2020'

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist is the inspiration he needs to "keep moving." The 29-year-old's end-of-year message came less than two months after the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while Eddie ...

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LESLIE WEST, DEE SNIDER, Others Featured In LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME's New Year's Eve 'Best Of The Awards Galas' TV Special

Long Island Music Hall Of Fame (LIMHOF) has announced its New Year's Eve "Best Of The Awards Galas" TV special. The 90-minute show is being presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union and will air on Thursday, December 31 at 9 p.m. simultaneously on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530) and stream ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN On People's Fascination With Her Height: 'I Don't Really Understand Why It Matters'

In a recent interview with the Swedish smartphone app BandBond, NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen discussed people's fascination with her height. The 39-year-old Dutch-born singer, who lives in Sweden with her husband, SABATON drummer Hannes Van Dahl, said (see video below): "I'm taller than most women, and I'm taller — depending on where I am in the ...

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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Dead At 75

Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, has died at the age of 75. Leslie's brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician's passing to Rolling Stone. West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday (December 21) and was rushed to a hospital, ...

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