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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Working On New Riffs'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he is using the coronavirus downtime to stay creative. Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the 58-year-old rocker, who joined METALLICA in 1983 prior to the recording of the band's "Kill 'Em All" debut album, tweeted simply: "working on new riffs..." Last summer, Hammett told Metal Hammer magazine that there ...

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CHEAP TRICK Bassist TOM PETERSSON Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has revealed that he is recovering from open-heart surgery. The 70-year-old rocker addressed his health status one day after the band's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the CHEAP TRICK social media was updated with the following statement from Petersson: "Hi everyone, You ...

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FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, STRYPER, L.A. GUNS Members Featured In Documentary On COVID-19's Decimation Of Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media has released "Let The Music Play", a documentary on COVID-19's brutal impact on the music industry, via YouTube (a mid-April release on Amazon Prime is also slated). This feature-length film was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive, and an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack ...

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Watch 'Outtakes' From COREY TAYLOR's 'Samantha's Gone' Music Video

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has released "outtakes" from the making of the official music video for his single "Samantha's Gone". This time around, Corey invited his friends to join him on-screen, including Tom Sandoval of Bravo's "Vanderpump Rules", actor Dean Cameron ("Summer School", "Ski School", "Straight Outta Compton"), STEEL PANTHER, plus actor ...

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BEARTOOTH Drops Music Video For 'Devastation'

BEARTOOTH has released the official music video for the song "Devastation". The track is taken from the band's fourth studio album, "Below", which will arrive on June 25 via Red Bull Records. BEARTOOTH frontman Caleb Shomo commented: "'Below' is by far my favorite album I've made to date. It covers the dark side of dealing ...

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P.O.D. Announces 'Satellite Over Southtown' Streaming Series

Three-time Grammy Award-nominated rock quartet P.O.D. has announced "Satellite Over Southtown", a premiere streaming series celebrating the 20th anniversary of its landmark triple platinum album "Satellite". Streaming via Mandolin from Petco Park in P.O.D.'s hometown of San Diego, California, the band will perform two albums in full as well as a collection of B-sides and ...

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PEARL JAM's MIKE MCCREADY Launches Collector's Edition Stratocaster With FENDER's Custom Shop

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and the Fender Custom Shop have announced the limited-edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster in the artist's first-time collaboration with the iconic guitar brand. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee partnered with one of Fender's world-renowned master builders, Vincent Van Trigt, to disassemble his famous vintage Stratocaster in order ...

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