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ORPHANED LAND Singer Slams Boycott On Israel: 'I'm Very Disappointed With Artists Who Walk That Road Of Exclusion'

Kobi Farhi, the vocalist of the Israeli metal band ORPHANED LAND, has spoken out against a growing international movement that targets his home country. A number of artists, including Roger Waters, have been vocal in their support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, which calls for economic pressure on Israel to end the ...

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JOAN JETT On Getting 'Destroyed' By Crowd While Touring With SCORPIONS: 'I Was Covered From Head To Toe In Dripping, Gross Loogies'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee Joan Jett recently spoke with disc jockeys Preston and Steve of the Philadelphia radio station 93.3 WMMR. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the motivation to start her own label, Blackheart Records, in 1980: Joan: "It was survival. ...

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SOUNDGARDEN's KIM THAYIL On CHRIS CORNELL: 'It's Important To Recognize The Breadth Of His Work Over Time'

SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil recently spoke to Kerrang! magazine about last year's expansive release that encapsulated Chris Cornell's multi-faceted 33-year career, with the blessing of the late singer's widow, Vicky. "It's important to recognize the breadth of his work over time," Kim said. "From the younger, wilder, more aggressive music of his youth, ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Second Album Completed

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has completed work on its second album. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) and will tentatively arrive this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. Joining Olzon and Liimatainen in THE DARK ...

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CROBOT Releases 'Keep Me Down' Music Video

CROBOT has released a video for a new song called "Keep Me Down". Directed by Mike Danger, the hilarious clip marks the first new music from the band in three years. CROBOT describes the song and video as "a kick to the teeth and a punch to the dick. 'Keep Me Down' lets all y'all ...

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LIV SIN: 'Blood Moon Fever' Music Video

The official music video for "Blood Moon Fever", the brand new single from LIV SIN, the Swedish band led by former SISTER SIN vocalist Liv "Sin" Jagrell, can be seen below. The song is taken from LIV SIN's upcoming album, "Burning Sermons", which will be released on September 6 via Despotz Records. The disc was ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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SLIPKNOT Performs On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' (Video)

SLIPKNOT performed two new songs during Friday night's (May 17) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band played "Unsainted", which was unveiled on Thursday, and "All Out Life", which was made available last October as a standalone single. Only "Unsainted" aired during the program, which is taped in front of a live studio audience and ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Moth Into Flame' Performance From Zurich

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Moth Into Flame" on May 10 at Letzigrund in Zurich, Switzerland can be seen below. "Moth Into Flame" is taken from METALLICA's latest studio album, "Hardwired...To Self-Destruct", which was released in November 2016 via Blackened Recordings. METALLICA frontman James Hetfield spoke to Guitar World magazine about ...

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NEW YEARS DAY Cancels Shows Due To Illness

NEW YEARS DAY has pulled out of the final few shows of its tour with FALLING IN REVERSE due to frontwoman Ash Costello's illness. Affected dates begin with tonight's (Friday, May 17) concert in Boise, Idaho and end on May 24 in Los Angeles, California. Earlier today, NEW YEARS DAY took to Twitter to say: ...

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MARILYN MANSON To Appear In HBO's 'The New Pope'

According to Variety, shock rocker Marilyn Manson will guest in "The New Pope", HBO's follow-up to 2017 miniseries "The Young Pope". Also appearing in Paolo Sorrentino's new installment is film star Sharon Stone. Although no character details are available, the network released photos of both Manson and Stone on set. "The Young Pope" ...

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FIREWIND To Enter Studio This Summer

Greek melodic power metal masters FIREWIND, the group led by guitar wizard and former OZZY OSBOURNE bandmember Gus G., have signed a worldwide deal with the German metal label AFM Records. The collaboration between FIREWIND and AFM already started with the band's last album, "Immortals", which AFM released in the North American territory. Subsequently, Gus ...

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EXHORDER Completes Work On First Album In Nearly Three Decades

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have completed work on their third album for a late 2019 release via Nuclear Blast. The long-awaited follow-up to 1992's "The Law" was recorded at OCD Studios in Metairie, Louisiana with producer Duane Simoneaux and was mixed by Jens Bogren (AMON AMARTH, OPETH, SEPULTURA) at Fascination Street Studios in ...

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Video Premiere: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' 'The Boogieman Surprise'

Fresh off a triumphant seven-city North America tour this week, which included a stop at the famous Greek Theatre in Los Angeles, the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES have unveiled the brand-new song "The Boogieman Surprise". At the aforementioned L.A. performance, Steven Tyler, the AEROSMITH frontman and longtime musical partner of Joe Perry, turned up for a guest ...

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AMY LEE Says EVANESCENCE Is Ready To Start Writing New Album

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee says that the band is about to begin working on its long-awaited follow-up to 2011's self-titled effort. EVANESCENCE spent much of the last two years recording and touring in support of 2017's "Synthesis", which contained some of the band's best-loved songs — as well as a couple of new ones — ...

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FAITH NO MORE's MIKE PATTON And French Composer JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Team For 'Corpse Flower' Album

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and renowned French composer Jean-Claude Vannier, who is perhaps best known for his work with Serge Gainsbourg, will release "Corpse Flower" on September 13 via Ipecac Recordings. "Jean-Claude and I met while working together on a Gainsbourg retrospective at the Hollywood Bowl in 2011," explains Patton. "We bonded immediately. ...

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BUSH Releases Music Video For New Song 'Bullet Holes'

BUSH's official Jesse Davey-directed music video for the song "Bullet Holes" can be seen below. The song is featured in the newly released film "John Wick: Chapter 3 - Parabellum"" and was written with film composer Tyler Bates, who has previously worked with Marilyn Manson. "'Bullet Holes' is one of four songs Gavin Rossdale and ...

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