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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce Spring 2022 'Parrhesia' U.S. Tour

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has announced the "Parrhesia" tour that will be hitting 19 cities across the U.S. to accompany their upcoming album of the same name. This monumental tour, produced by Live Nation, will feature two special sets by the progressive metal outfit — one of which will feature the new ...

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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Studio Album Is '85 Percent Done'

During an appearance this past Monday (January 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED ...

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COREY TAYLOR: SLIPKNOT's New Album To Arrive This Year

Corey Taylor says that SLIPKNOT's new studio album will arrive this year. The follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" was recorded in 2021 with producer Joe Barresi, who has previously worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and CHEVELLE, among many others. Over the weekend, the singer, who has kept busy ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Announces First NFT Collection, 'Cryptobatz'

Ozzy Osbourne has announced his first foray into the crypto industry with the launch of Cryptobatz, a collection of 9,666 non-fungible tokens. The collection is a nod to his infamous bat-biting incident. On January 20, 1982, Ozzy bit the head off a live bat during a concert at Veterans Memorial Auditorium in Des Moines, Iowa. ...

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COREY TAYLOR Says 'The Greatest Misconception' Is That JOEY JORDISON And PAUL GRAY Wrote All The Music For SLIPKNOT

SLIPKNOT frontman Corey Taylor spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we started first putting the new music together, it was a lot of flying around, people doing it ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever KNOTFEST GERMANY

SLIPKNOT will headline the inaugural Knotfest Germany, set to take place July 30, 2022 at Rudolf Weber Arena in Oberhausen. Also scheduled to appear at the event are IN FLAMES and GHOSTEMANE, with more acts to be announced. Tickets go on sale on Tuesday, December 14. The Knotfest brand has expanded around the globe, with ...

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METALLICA Co-Manager CLIFF BURNSTEIN Shares Stories From His Journey In Music Industry

Q Prime management co-founder and METALLICA co-manager Cliff Burnstein sat with SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica (channel 504, available on the SiriusXM app) for a wide-ranging interview. During the chat, hosted by Steffan Chirazi, editor of METALLICA's So What! fan-club magazine, Burnstein talked about his history with METALLICA, meeting Peter Mensch, with whom he co-founded Q Prime, ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Announce New Album 'Parrhesia', Drop Music Video For 'The Problem Of Other Minds' Single

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has announced its highly anticipated new album, "Parrhesia". The band's first new full-length effort since 2016's critically acclaimed "The Madness Of Many" will be released on March 25, 2022 via Sumerian Records. To celebrate the announcement of ANIMALS AS LEADERS' first new album in six years, the band ...

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M. SHADOWS: How AVENGED SEVENFOLD Got Involved In NFTs

AVENGED SEVENFOLD recently announced the Deathbats Club, a new level of connecting with fans based around non-fungible tokens, or NFTs — digital assets (free tickets for life, free meet-amd-greets for life, airdrops over the course of each year, drum lessons, guitar lessons, golf lessons, giveaways, skip the lines at shows, poker nights, movie nights, etc.) ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Play Boxing Champion MIKAELA MAYER To Ring For Historic Title Unification Bout

Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, will play Olympic medalist and WBO super featherweight world boxing champion Mikaela Mayer to the ring for the historic title unification fight on ESPN Top Rank, the first-ever female world title main event in the four-plus-year history of the series. Mikaela faces current IBF champion ...

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TRIVIUM's MATT HEAFY: 'We've Only Had Four Drummers'

TRIVIUM's Matt Heafy says that Alex Bent is an "insane drummer" who finds the band's material "very easy" to play. In December 2016, TRIVIUM parted ways with Paul Wandtke and welcomed Bent, a former member of BATTLECROSS and DECREPIT BIRTH who had previously played with TESTAMENT as a fill-in for that band's longtime drummer Gene ...

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TOM MORELLO Says JANE'S ADDICTION 'Redeemed Hard Rock And Metal'

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello was the guest on the debut episode of the "Tuna On Toast With Stryker" podcast. During his appearance, Morello offered up some high praise for JANE'S ADDICTION, declaring that the Perry Farrell-fronted group "redeemed hard rock and metal music." Morello first discovered JANE'S ADDICTION in the late 1980s. ...

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