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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Detractors Aren't Creative Enough With Their Insults: 'Nepotism' And 'Fat' Jokes Are Getting Old

Wolfgang Van Halen has denounced his detractors for not being "creative" enough with their insults. Earlier today, the VAN HALEN bassist tweeted, "Just vacuumed my living room and couch cushions like I'm some kind of adult or something", to which a Twitter user responded: "Who cares, your just a nepotism freak." This prompted the 29-year-old ...

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DJ ASHBA Wanted To Inject Rock Guitar Into EDM World

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has just released "Hypnotic", the debut single from his ASHBA solo project. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music ...

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STEEL PANTHER's MICHAEL STARR Says It Was 'Not Cool' Of SEBASTIAN BACH To Call Out CHRIS JERICHO

STEEL PANTHER singer Michael Starr is the latest musician to have come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to ...

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BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, SAXON, MEGADETH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members, Others Pay Tribute To PETE WAY

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Biff Byford (SAXON), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of iconic bass player Pete Way. The founder of UFO, WAYSTED ...

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PRIMAL FEAR Unveils 'The Lost & The Forgotten' Music Video

The official music video for "The Lost & The Forgotten", a brand new song from German power metallers PRIMAL FEAR, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 13th studio album, "Metal Commando", which was released on July 24 via Nuclear Blast. Bassist and producer Mat Sinner comments: "'The Lost & The ...

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ACCEPT Singer MARK TORNILLO's 26-Year-Old Son Dies

ACCEPT singer Mark Tornillo's 26-year-old son, Michael Tyler Tornillo, died on Sunday, August 9. No cause of death has been revealed. The band announced Michael's passing in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "In Loving Memory of Michael Tyler Tornillo "It is with great sadness that we join Cheri and Mark Tornillo as ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Is 'Concerned' About His Band's Future

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he is "concerned" about the future of his band. The vast majority of musicians are struggling more than ever without income from concerts and merch sales due to pandemic-induced lockdowns. Since it's become clear that concerts full of tightly packed fans won't be returning in a ...

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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT On Bands Who Use Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'We Live In A Different World Now'

Guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett of the legendary Canadian power trio TRIUMPH has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA: 'Hypnotic' Video Preview

"Hypnotic", the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will make its online debut on August 14 via Edgeout Records. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: 'It's Very Disheartening To Play With A Bunch Of People Who Aren't Interested In Being There'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate recently spoke to "Singers Speaking", the new video podcast hosted by Nick Reese of the hard rock band JOYOUS WOLF. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his current solo backing band, Tate said: "I have all of these very young musicians playing with me, which I love, ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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