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Legendary Guitarist JOHN SYKES Splits With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS Without Releasing Long-Awaited New Album

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has parted ways with Golden Robot Records without releasing a single record through the label. Sykes's partnership with the Australian company was first announced in January. At the time, John promised that his his first album in 19 years would ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Part Ways With Bassist ASHLEY PURDY

BLACK VEIL BRIDES have split with bassist Ashley Purdy. The band broke the news of Purdy's departure via a statement posted on its social media channels. "BLACK VEIL BRIDES and Ashley Purdy have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We have enjoyed a wonderful run together and both parties wish one another continued ...

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Listen To New SUICIDE SILENCE Songs 'Meltdown' And 'Love Me To Death'

California-based extreme metal titans SUICIDE SILENCE will release their sixth studio album, "Become The Hunter", on February 14, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SEPULTURA, HATEBREED) at The Omen Room and mixed by Josh Wilbur (TRIVIUM, LAMB OF GOD, GOJIRA). Ted Jensen (PANTERA, DEFTONES, SLIPKNOT) mastered ...

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ARMORED SAINT To Begin Recording New Album In December

ARMORED SAINT will enter the studio in December to begin recording its new album. The follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" will be released in 2020. Last year, singer John Bush told the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio show "Wired In The Empire" that the band had "some songs" already written for the upcoming disc. "We don't ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES In The Studio: Video Recap Of First Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — has entered La Fabrique Studios in the south of France to record its as-yet-untitled new album. A video recap of the first week in the studio can be seen below. This past August, THE DEAD DAISIES released "Righteous ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Announces February 2020 U.S. Tour

ALTER BRIDGE has announced the first 2020 U.S. leg of the "Walk The Sky" tour. The band will play a kick-off date in Lake Charles, Lousiana at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board ShipRocked cruise as co-headliner alongside HALESTORM. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform With MEGADETH Tribute Band WOKE UP DEAD

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed with the MEGADETH tribute band WOKE UP DEAD before a meet-and-greet and signing session on August 4 at Warwick's Books in La Jolla, California. Joining them on vocals was Ellefson's partner, and "More Life With Deth" book co-author, Thom Hazaert. Video footage can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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Heavy Metal Singer Makes History Again, Becomes First Transgender Person To Be Re-Elected To State Legislature

Danica Roem, the first openly transgender person to be elected to a U.S. statehouse seat, was reelected to her Virginia seat on Tuesday. Roem is the longtime lead singer of a metal band called CAB RIDE HOME. Democrat Roem, a former journalist for the Montgomery County Sentinel and a lifelong resident of Manassas, Virgina, bested ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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JOHN 5 Says His 'Invasion' Solo Album 'Couldn't Be More Real'

Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On when he finds time to compose new material in between his gig with ROB ...

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JETHRO TULL Announces 'The Prog Years' 2020 Tour

Ian Anderson and the JETHRO TULL band, one of the world's most successful and enduring progressive rock acts, have announced that they will return to the road with "The Prog Years Tour 2020" with 11 dates across the U.K. in September and October. This tour will draw heavily on material from JETHRO TULL's more "prog" ...

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