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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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HATEBREED Teams Up With Connecticut's Witchdoctor Brewing Company To Launch 'Live For This' Lager

Connecticut hardcore/metal masters HATEBREED have teamed up with Witchdoctor Brewing Company to launch "Live For This" lager under the band's new Breedbrew brand. The lager is named after the Grammy-nominated song from the band's 2003's album "The Rise Of Brutality". HATEBREED offered its own draft beer at its sold-out 25th-anniversary show in New Haven, Connecticut ...

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3 DOORS DOWN's BRAD ARNOLD Releases Debut Solo Single, 'Wicked Man'

3 DOORS DOWN frontman and celebrated songwriter Brad Arnold was preparing earlier this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the band's 2000 debut album, the certified seven-times RIAA platinum "The Better Life". But with the pandemic putting the Grammy Award-nominated Mississippi rock band's plans on hold, Brad has used the quarantine to write and ...

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WINGER's New Album 'Should Easily Be Out By January'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" podcast, WINGER frontman Kip Winger spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's new studio album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Better Days Comin'", which came out in 2014. "Reb [Beach, guitar] and I got ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Looks Back On 'Married With Children' Appearance In Episode Four Of 'Persistence Of Time' Video Series

ANTHRAX invites you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, "Persistence Of Time", and its 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition. This six-part video series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at ...

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MACHINE HEAD Debuts New Lyric Video For Seething Single 'Bulletproof'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have unveiled a seething new lyric video today for their song "Bulletproof", taken from their recently released two-song digital single "Civil Unrest". "Bulletproof" is a clear, defiant statement from vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn and band who don't mince words in their fury about the country's disgraceful climate of corruption, ...

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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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SEBASTIAN BACH Blasts Rock Bands Who Play Concerts During Coronavirus Pandemic: They 'Care Only About Taking Your Money'

Sebastian Bach has blasted bands who have chosen to play live shows during the coronavirus pandemic, saying that those musicians "care only about taking your money and do not give one single shit if you live or die". While the coronavirus has devastated the live event industry this summer, and nearly all major concerts and ...

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WINGER Is Working On New Music Remotely

WINGER frontman Kip Winger spoke to Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's new studio album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Better Days Comin'", which came out in 2014. "It's very interesting, 'cause I was never into doing albums through the mail, ...

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Hunter Gatherer - AVATAR

Cheerfully standing apart from the crowd and confusing the hell out of almost as many people as they delight, AVATAR are a unique proposition. They're also a fantastic heavy metal band: a fact that is often missed, largely due to the Swedes' cartoonish image and their propensity for occasionally sounding like a power metal SYSTEM ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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