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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER, FOZZY, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Launch New 'Supergroup' THE WHEELBLOCKS

Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita's longtime boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed a new "supergroup" called THE WHEELBLOCKS. The band's first recording, a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Aces ...

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NUNO BETTENCOURT To Be Joined By BRIAN MAY, NANCY WILSON, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE And More For 'At Home And Social' Special

AXS TV presents an unforgettable night of rock, as multi-talented artist and producer Nuno Bettencourt leads a star-studded ensemble of music icons and influencers in "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" — airing Monday, August 3 at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The set will benefit the Music Forward Foundation's Crew Nation ...

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ALCATRAZZ: Music Video For 'Born Innocent' Title Track

The official music video for "Born Innocent", the title track of the new album from the hard-hitting, melodic heavy metal band ALCATRAZZ, can be seen below. The LP was released on July 31 via Silver Lining Music. Alongside the unique vocal prowess and range of star frontman and founding member Graham Bonnet, ALCATRAZZ's first studio ...

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Watch JANE'S ADDICTION Perform During LOLLAPALOOZA Livestream

JANE'S ADDICTION played two songs during Lollapalooza's Lolla2020 livestream, a free four-night broadcast event taking place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival. On Saturday night, singer Perry Farrell, guitarist Dave Navarro, drummer Stephen Perkins and bassist Chris Chaney reunited for their first public appearance in three years to perform "I Would For You" ...

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Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA's BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE (BIAS) Returns With New Single 'Delusional'

BREAKING IN A SEQUENCE (a.k.a. BIAS), the band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released a new single called "Delusional". The track was recorded at Mint Potion Studios in Santa Clarita, California and CMC21 Productions in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Chris Collier. The "Delusional" visualizer video, which was created by Rob Cisneros, can ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps TESLA, SACRED REICH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members For Cover Of DEF LEPPARD's 'Wasted'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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MACHINE HEAD Cancels Rescheduled 2020 Tour Dates In Europe And Australia

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have canceled their previously announced rescheduled 2020 tour dates for Europe and Australia due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The second run of European dates was originally scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing across Portugal, Eastern Europe, Russia, Scandinavia, ...

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LAMB OF GOD And KREATOR Announce Rescheduled Dates For 'State Of Unrest' European Tour

Grammy Award-winning, uncompromising Virginia natives LAMB OF GOD and German thrash metal legends KREATOR have announced their rescheduled dates for the "State Of Unrest Tour" — including a special return to KREATOR's hometown of Essen, Germany. The monster lineup stays intact with Texan thrash squad POWER TRIP opening proceedings each night. "Better late than never!" ...

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Watch CHRIS CORNELL's Daughter TONI Cover PEARL JAM's 'Black' for LOLLAPALOOZA Livestream

Toni Cornell, daughter of SOUNDGARDEN singer Chris Cornell, performed a cover version of PEARL JAM's "Black" during Lollapalooza's Lolla2020 livestream, a free four-night broadcast event taking place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival. Check out video of the performance below. Toni previously performed an acoustic cover version of TEMPLE OF THE DOG's "Hunger ...

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JOE SATRIANI Releases Animated Music Video For 'Yesterday's Yesterday'

Joe Satriani has released an animated video for "Yesterday's Yesterday", a song off his latest album, "Shapeshifting". The clip was directed by Joe's son, ZZ Satriani, who also shot and directed the last video from "Shapeshifting", "Nineteen Eighty", in addition to filming, editing, directing and producing the critically acclaimed Satriani documentary film "Beyond The Supernova". ...

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COREY TAYLOR On Debut Solo LP: 'This Was Probably The Most Enjoyable Album That I've Done Since The First SLIPKNOT'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release his debut solo album, "CMFT", on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. Taylor recorded the solo effort with his band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer on drums, and Zach Throne and Christian Martucci (STONE SOUR) on guitar. The LP was completed at Kevin Churko's ...

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JEFFERSON STARSHIP Releases Music Video For 'It's About Time'

Legendary rock band JEFFERSON STARSHIP — featuring David Freiberg, Donny Baldwin, Cathy Richardson, Chris Smith and Jude Gold — has recently released its new single, "It's About Time", and now they are proud to bring you the official music video, which premiered overnight on Rolling Stone. The group also announced the release of its new ...

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JEREMY SPENCER Says 'It Wasn't Tough' To Leave FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'I Knew It Was The Perfect Time For The Exit'

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer was interviewed for the latest episode of the "Talk Toomey" podcast, hosted by former PRIMER 55 bassist Joshua Toomey. You can now listen to the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether it was "tough" for him to leave FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH ...

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