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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: What EDDIE VAN HALEN Meant To Me

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, calling him "one of the greatest" guitar players of all time. The legendary VAN HALEN axeman died on October 6 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Benante spoke about his admiration for Van Halen during an appearance ...

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TED NUGENT Performs National Anthem At TRUMP Rally, Calls TRUMP 'The Greatest President In Our Lifetime' (Video)

Outspoken conservative rocker and Michigan native Ted Nugent played "The Star-Spangled Banner" on Saturday, October 17 at the Muskegon County Airport in Muskegon, Michigan prior to the arrival of President Donald Trump. Before launching into a rendition of the U.S. national anthem, Nugent told the crowd (see video below): "God bless real Michigan. God bless ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Working 'Full Steam Ahead' On New Metal Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his next solo album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal", which was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records. That effort, which was produced by HATEBREED ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE To Perform Entire 'Creatures' Album During Livestream Event

Craft Recordings celebrates the 10th anniversary of MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's acclaimed debut album, "Creatures", with a special reissue — available on vinyl, cassette, and digital formats this Friday, October 9. The vinyl release features newly reimagined artwork, while the deluxe digital release includes three bonus tracks — "Dragula", "Creatures" (Celldweller Beauty Remix), and "Mallevs Maleficarvm" ...

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GODSMACK's 'Bulletproof' Single Certified Platinum In U.S.

GODSMACK's "Bulletproof" single was certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on September 24 for accumulating 1 million certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. "Bulletproof" was released February 28, 2018 as the first ...

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May You Be Held - SUMAC

The gradual progression of Boston post-metal giants ISIS from competent NEUROSIS clones with potential to an ambitiously heady prog-metal machine was one of the more enthralling musical developments of the new millennium's first decade. Band members have continued to pursue musical endeavors since that band's 2010 dissolution, with the most satisfying of the splinter projects ...

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EVANESCENCE To Hold Virtual Concert In October

EVANESCENCE will hold a virtual concert in October, to be streamed online to fans all over the world. Singer Amy Lee spoke about the performance during an appearance this morning (Wednesday, September 23) on MSNBC's "Way Too Early". She said (see video below): "We have to put that together still, but we're going to find ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'There's A Way That You Can Have A Strong Opinion And Still Be Respectful To Your Fellow Humans'

Last month, EVANESCENCE released a new single, "Use My Voice", which was written to celebrate the power of speaking out in order to promote more justice in the world. The track, featuring contributions from THE PRETTY RECKLESS's Taylor Momsen and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale, was chosen by HeadCount in the USA to encourage voters to register, ...

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PARADISE LOST: 25th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'Draconian Times' To Include Disc Of Rare And Previously Unreleased Material

The 25th-anniversary reissue of PARADISE LOST's fifth studio album, "Draconian Times", will be released on December 4 via Music For Nations. It will be lovingly pressed onto heavyweight audiophile approved vinyl, housed in a gatefold artwork sleeve, and presented on select and limited vinyl variants. The special 25th anniversary edition also sees the vaults opened ...

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MASTODON, BARONESS And LUCIFER Members Team Up With MARTY FRIEDMAN For FLEETWOOD MAC Cover (Video)

"Two Minutes To Late Night", which bills itself as the world's only heavy metal-themed talk show, has uploaded a cover version of the FLEETWOOD MAC song "You Make Loving Fun" recorded in quarantine by members of MASTODON, BARONESS and LUCIFER, along with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. Featured musicians: * Marty Friedman (MEGADETH) * Bill ...

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BEARTOOTH Announces Drive-In Concert

Columbus rock band BEARTOOTH has announced a safe and socially distanced drive-in concert that will take place in the Menominee Nation Arena parking lot in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The one-night-only and one-of-a-kind show is set for Friday, October 9 and will be presented by WZOR. "I can't wait to play this show," says singer Caleb Shomo. ...

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MASTODON Releases Music Video For New Song 'Fallen Torches'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released the official music video for a new song called "Fallen Torches". The clip, which features a guest appearance by NEUROSIS's Scott Kelly, was directed by Hey Beautiful Jerk and Machina-Infinitum. "Fallen Torches" is taken from MASTODON's new rarities collection titled "Medium Rarities", which is being released today (Friday, September ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER To Join DAMON JOHNSON For THIN LIZZY Tribute Concert

Internationally renowned guitarslinger, vocalist, songwriter Damon Johnson has announced a very special live performance, "A Tribute To Thin Lizzy". The show will be broadcast live on September 25 at 7 p.m. Central. The live event will emanate from Johnson's hometown of Nashville and will feature Richie Faulkner of JUDAS PRIEST playing alongside Johnson and his ...

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