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Judge Rules Ex-GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Singer MARK FARNER Can Continue Using MARK FARNER'S AMERICAN BAND Trademark

A federal court in Michigan has denied GRAND FUNK RAILROAD's motion for preliminary injunction to stop former singer Mark Farner from using the band name MARK FARNER'S AMERICAN BAND. In a 26-page opinion, the Honorable Gordon J. Quist, United States District Court judge for the Western District of Michigan, found that GRAND FUNK RAILROAD "fails ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Meets With Grand Rapids Community College Leaders To Discuss Workforce

METALLICA recently gave Grand Rapids Community College a $100,000 grant to provide more opportunities for nontraditional students to get welding skills that could lead to jobs in the future. According to WZZM13.com, frontman James Hetfield met with GRCC president Bill Pink before the band's concert in Grand Rapids, Michigan on Wednesday (March 13) ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'Lies Are a Business'

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider has released a music video for the song "Lies Are a Business". The track is taken from his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ...

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ABBATH To Release 'Outstrider' Album In July

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will release its second album, "Outstrider", on July 5 via Season Of Mist. The disc was recorded at Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway with producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among ...

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Watch BARONESS's Music Video For New Song 'Borderlines'

Savannah, Georgia metal band BARONESS will release its eagerly awaited new album, "Gold & Grey", on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Borderlines", can be seen below. "Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop ...

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HELLYEAH: '333' Single To Receive World Premiere Today

**Update**: A HELLYEAH representative has informed BLABBERMOUTH.NET that the band's new album does not yet have an official release date. A new HELLYEAH song titled "333" will premiere today (Thursday, March 14) starting at 8 a.m. EST every hour, all day long, on SiriusXM Liquid Metal and SiriusXM Octane. The track is taken from the ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Understands Why Certain Artists Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen says that he understands why certain rock and pop artists rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'I Believe In Socialism'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate has described himself as a "libertarian" who believes in socialism. The Seattle-based singer, who has pursued a solo career since exiting QUEENSRŸCHE seven years ago, discussed his political persuasion during a new interview with Greece's "TV War". He said: "Some people, like I'll do an interview, and they'll ask me ...

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UNDERØATH Releases 'Bloodlust' Music Video

Grammy-nominated six-piece UNDERØATH has dropped the video for "Bloodlust". The song appears on the band's latest album, "Erase Me", out now via Fearless Records. "For 'Bloodlust', which picks up where 'ihateit' left off, [singer] Spencer [Chamberlain] and I were chained to a pole for three hours with a stranger, who was the actress," said drummer ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Unearths Rare KISS Promotional Item He Previously Thought Was Lost In Hurricane Irene

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach has unearthed a rare KISS promotional item that he previously thought was destroyed in Hurricane Irene. The KISS mirror, which was apparently released to promote the bandmembers 1978 solo albums, was locked away in storage after Bach's Lincroft, New Jersey home was severely damaged in massive flooding from the ...

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JASON BECKER To Undergo Operation To Drain Abscess In His Lung

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, will undergo an operation to drain the abscess in his lung on March 21. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, this "should be an outpatient procedure, if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now ...

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