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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Praises Denmark's Response To Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Very Proud To Call Myself A Dane'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has praised Denmark's response to the new coronavirus, saying that the way the Scandinavian country has handled the crisis is "inspiring for the rest of us." Denmark recently began slowly lifting restrictions to curb the spread of the new coronavirus. Schools for children up to age 11 have reopened, as have ...

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SiriusXM Launches New Channels from GUNS N' ROSES, LED ZEPPELIN And METALLICA

SiriusXM has collaborated with acclaimed and iconic artists and their representatives to create personally curated audio experiences for listeners everywhere. The collection of exclusive music channels launching on Friday, May 1 — and in conjunction with SiriusXM's extended Stream Free period through May — are dedicated to megastars David Bowie, EAGLES, FLEETWOOD MAC, George Strait, ...

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METALLICA Could Make New Album In Quarantine, Says LARS ULRICH

Earlier today (Tuesday, April 28), METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined Marc Benioff for an installment of the Salesforce CEO's livestreamed fireside chat series to discuss how he and his bandmates are staying connected and giving back through their All Within My Hands non-profit foundation. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about METALLICA's plans ...

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Black Metal - WITCHCRAFT

WITCHCRAFT has been on the cutting edge of that interesting nexus between occult rock and traditional doom since the release of their eponymous 2004 debut. Numerous musicians have been in and out of the Swedish act's revolving door since its inception 20 years ago, with one constant figure remaining throughout: Magnus Pelander, previously a member ...

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STATIC-X And DOPE Gear Stolen At Height Of Coronavirus Lockdown

Reactivated California metallers STATIC-X have announced that their warehouse space — which is shared with the band DOPE — was recently robbed of nearly $200,000 worth of touring equipment during the coronavirus lockdown. A police report has been filed with the Los Angeles Police Department, and the two bands were advised to take the story ...

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STEVE RILEY: Why My New Band Is Rightfully Called L.A. GUNS

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its debut single, "Crawl". The track is taken from the band's first album, "Renegades", which will arrive in late summer or early fall via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE To Take Part In Historic Canadian COVID-19 Broadcast

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope ...

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BRUCE KULICK On His Dispute With His Brother BOB: 'It's Unfortunate That It Went That Way'

Former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick says that his relationship with his brother, legendary guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick, is "not healthy." Bruce discussed his estranged older brother five months after Bob made a public post on his personal Facebook page as as well as on his Instagram accusing Bruce of contributory "copyright infringement" over ...

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Former ACCEPT Members UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER, PETER BALTES And STEFAN KAUFMANN Reunite For U.D.O.'s 'We Are One' Album

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has collaborated with Das Musikkorps der Bundeswehr, the military band of the German federal armed forces, on an album called "We Are One", to be released on July 17 via AFM Records/Soulfood Music. The LP contains 15 new songs that were developed and ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Freewill' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Freewill", recorded with each member separated in their own homes. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "Dear friends: Once again, the three of us ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Freight Train'

The official lyric video for the song "Freight Train" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released ...

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Hear New LAMB OF GOD Song 'New Colossal Hate'

Richmond, Virginia metallers LAMB OF GOD have unleashed another track from their forthcoming self-titled album (now due June 19 via Epic Records) in the form of "New Colossal Hate" — a song which finds the band at the height of their formidable powers — unrelenting, unstoppable, and as always, setting the standard for aggressive modern ...

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JOHN DOLMAYAN Is 'Not Even Sure' He Wants To Make A New SYSTEM OF A DOWN Album Anymore: 'It's Just So Much Drama And Bulls**t'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan, who is currently promoting his "These Grey Men" solo album, spoke to Dean Delray's "Let There Be Talk" podcast about the band's stalled attempts to record a follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" LPs, which came out in 2005. Asked if there has been any talk about making ...

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LAMB OF GOD's Self-Titled Album Pushed Back To June

LAMB OF GOD's self-titled album has had its release date pushed back to June 19 from the previously announced May 8. The band announced the date change in a press release earlier today. LAMB OF GOD said: "Regrettably, we have to announce that the release date for our upcoming self-titled album is being moved five ...

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Omens - ELDER

Rock fans are numb to bands that crib the blues-rock riffs of LED ZEPPELIN's first three albums. What's rarer is a band that evokes the headier back-half of that vaunted legacy band's catalog. ELDER have spent the last few years welding the approach of modern acts such as MASTODON and BARONESS with a flair for ...

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ROBERT PLANT Donates Thousands To Company Making Scrubs For Workers On Frontline Of Coronavirus Crisis

According to Express & Star, LED ZEPPELIN singer Robert Plant has donated several thousand pounds to help MG Sportswear keep supporting the United Kingdom's National Health Service (NHS) during the coronavirus pandemic. Based in Kidderminster, MG Sportswear is making scrubs for workers on the frontline of the coronavirus crisis. MG, which ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Singer To Donate Hand Sanitizers To Charitable Organizations For Veterans

Moody's Medicinals, Inc., FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH singer Ivan Moody's health and wellness innovator specializing in both Cannabidiol ("CBD") and non-CBD health and wellness products, will donate thousands of its new CBD hand sanitizers to various veteran-led and veteran-serving charities across the country. In addition to the non-profit giveaways, all Moody's Medicinals customers will receive ...

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TICKETMASTER Clarifies COVID-19 Refund Policy

Ticketing company Ticketmaster has issued a statement in response to an outcry from music fans after it recently adjusted the language on its web site regarding refund policies. A few weeks ago — before the coronavirus outbreak forced the cancelation or postponement of most large events and public gatherings — it said people could get ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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