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METALLICA Mourns Passing Of MUSIC FOR NATIONS Founder MARTIN HOOKER

METALLICA has paid tribute to Martin Hooker, the founder of the influential British record label Music For Nations. Launched in 1983, Music For Nations' importance cannot be underestimated. The label signed, exclusively distributed or collaborated with such artists as METALLICA, TOOL, SLAYER, OPETH, CRADLE OF FILTH, ANATHEMA, ENTOMBED, POISON, W.A.S.P. and Frank Zappa. They also ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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TESLA Announces First 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TESLA has announced several new concerts in early 2020. After performing on the Monsters Of Rock cruise in early February, the California rockers will kick off a run of dates on February 14 in Pensacola, Florida and wrap things up on February 26 in Houston, Texas. They will also play three dates in late April. ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Kicks Off European 'Empath' Tour (Video)

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend kicked off his European "Empath" tour on November 15 in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video footage of the second show of the trek, which took place last night (Saturday, November 16) at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen below. Since disbanding the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Devin has been tracking ...

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JASTA To Release 'The Lost Chapters - Volume 2' In December

The name "Jamey Jasta" represents one of music's most prolific and powerful reputations. As the founder and frontman for Grammy-nominated monoliths HATEBREED alongside his countless collaborations with everyone from DJ Khaled and Lights to FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, Jasta's reputation extends well beyond music. From stints as the four-year host of MTV's "Headbanger's Ball" to ...

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TOOL Announces January/February 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TOOL, which is in the midst of its first North American tour in support of its No. 1-charting, record-breaking album "Fear Inoculum" (RCA Records), today announces an additional round of tour dates, kicking off on January 10 in San Diego. Newly announced dates: January 10 - San Diego, CA @ Viejas Arena January 12 - ...

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Listen To New SODOM Song 'Out Of The Frontline Trench'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The "Out Of The Frontline Trench" title track can be streamed below. Frontman Thomas "Angelripper" Such ...

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SODOM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Down On Your Knees'

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The official lyric video for the song "Down On Your Knees", taken from "Out Of The ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Is 'Sick Of Every Other Commercial Having Interracial Couples': 'This Is Not Reality'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he is "sick" of seeing commercials featuring "interracial couples," insisting that "this is not reality." Earlier today, Kottak tweeted: "You know I am sick of every other commercial having inter racial couples...this is not reality. It is Hollywood shoving it down our throat. I ...

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FILTER Postpones 'Title Of Record' 20th-Anniversary Tour

FILTER has postponed its previously announced tour celebrating the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-selling, sophomore album "Title Of Record". The trek was scheduled to kick off on October 19 and run through November 27. The band broke the news of the postponement in a social media post earlier today. FILTER wrote: "Due to scheduling ...

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Two FRANK ZAPPA Books Set For Release This Fall

The Zappa Trust has announced the release of two books honoring legendary musician and composer Frank Zappa's legacy: "Zappa Gear: The Unique Guitars, Amplifiers, Effects Units, Keyboards And Studio Equipment" by Mick Ekers with foreword by Dweezil Zappa; and "The Hot Rats Book", in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Frank Zappa's "Hot Rats" album ...

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