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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Releases 'Happy New Year' Poem

Original BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has released a New Year's Day poem called "Happy New Year". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent months, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christmas. Bill was on board for the SABBATH ...

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LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Feat. Current And Former DREAM THEATER Members: Comeback Single 'The Passage of Time' Now Available

LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT, the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess and guitarist John Petrucci, alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING CRIMSON and PETER GABRIEL fame, will release its third album, "LTE3", on March 26 via InsideOut Music. The effort will arrive 22 ...

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SUZI QUATRO To Release New Album 'The Devil In Me' In March

Suzi Quatro, the 70-year-old pioneering female rocker who burst on to the scene in the 1970s, will release a new studio album, "The Devil In Me", on March 26 through SPV/Steamhammer. The disc's first single will arrive on February 19. The reasons for Suzi's remarkable creative explosion: on the one hand, the lockdown, which kept ...

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VIO-LENCE Begins Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have entered Trident Studios in Pacheco, California to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions is producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Earlier today, guitarist Phil Demmel shared ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN On DONALD TRUMP: I Have 'Never Seen A President Suck So Much C**k'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian has slammed Donald Trump for granting Turkey legal rights over the vast religious-cultural heritage of the region's indigenous peoples and other minority populations, among them Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, Jews and Kurds. The move was strongly opposed by a host of cultural rights and museum ...

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Hear Previously Unreleased BAD RELIGION Song 'Emancipation Of The Mind'

Punk rock icons BAD RELIGION have just released "Emancipation Of The Mind", an outtake from the band's critically acclaimed 2019 album "Age Of Unreason". The track's upbeat messaging calls for reason and open-mindedness as a new administration is welcomed into the White House today. BAD RELIGION has always advocated for humanism, reason, and individualism, which ...

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GENE SIMMONS On Partnership With GIBSON: 'What I Want You To Get Out Of This Is Pride'

Earlier this month, Gibson, the iconic American guitar brand, announced its joint venture with Gene Simmons, international rock legend and co-founder of KISS, America's No. 1 gold record award-winning group of all time, in all categories (RIAA), to create . , from Gene to Gibson, will introduce new collections of right and left-handed electric guitars ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH Weighs In On Capitol Riot In New Artwork

David Lee Roth has shared a new piece of original artwork which was apparently inspired by the U.S. Capitol riot earlier this month. Check it out below. For most of the last year, the VAN HALEN singer has been posting paintings on his Twitter account that reflect the times and channel the mass anxiety around ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'Why I Love Telling People About Jesus'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, recently spoke to blogger and podcaster Alisa Childers about the role religion has played in his life, particularly his relationship with his mother and father. He said (see video below): "My mom loved the Bible. And I can't remember ever living without ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Looks Back On Filling In For METALLICA's LARS ULRICH At 2004 DOWNLOAD Festival: 'It Was A Moment In History'

Dave Lombardo was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, the former SLAYER drummer reflected on famously filling in for Lars Ulrich during METALLICA's performance at Download festival in England in June 2004. He said (hear ...

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Retransmission - W.E.T.

The year 2020 won't be remembered fondly for a myriad of reasons, but for fans of melodic hard rock, the year was especially devastating. The reason? It was a 12-month drought that featured no new original music by Erik Martensson, the Swedish singer / guitarist / producer who's arguably the genre's most prolific, and most ...

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JOE LYNN TURNER Blasts Record Label For Continuing SUNSTORM Project Without Him, Says He Has 'No Intention' Of Leaving His 'AOR Roots'

Joe Lynn Turner has blasted Frontiers Music Srl for continuing SUNSTORM without him, claiming that the Italian record label "never informed" him that he would be replaced in a project whose "legacy" he dedicated 14 years of his life creating. Last week, Frontiers announced that going forward, SUNSTORM will now be ...

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