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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is 'Disappointed And Disheartened' By VINNIE PAUL's Exclusion From GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale says that she is "disappointed and disheartened" that Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, HELLYEAH), Oli Herbert (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Kyle Pavone (WE CAME AS ROMANS) "were not acknowledged" in the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. This year, The Recording Academy recognized Mac Miller, who passed away last ...

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NAPALM DEATH's SHANE EMBURY Teams Up With MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN In TRONOS

U.K.-based outfit TRONOS will release its debut album, "Celestial Mechanics", on April 12 via Century Media Records. TRONOS marks a true collision between two unstoppably creative heroes of the metal underground: Shane Embury (NAPALM DEATH, BRUJERIA) and producer Russ Russell (AT THE GATES, DIMMU BORGIR, NAPALM DEATH). The project sees them teaming up with drummer ...

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DROWNING POOL Begins Recording Follow-Up To 2016's 'Hellelujah'

DROWNING POOL has apparently commenced the recording process for the follow-up to its 2016 album "Hellelujah". This past Tuesday (February 5), the Texas heavy rockers posted a picture of a studio whiteboard on their Facebook page, along with several working songtitles that are set to appear on the band's next disc. Back in December 2017, ...

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BRANT BJORK To Release 'Jacoozzi' Album In April

Desert rock icon Brant Bjork (KYUSS, FU MANCHU) will release a new studio album called "Jacoozzi" on April 5. Back in 2010, Bjork has just started to record another solo record. About four days into the sessions, he essentially decided to "jam" by himself only and for the rest of his scheduled sessions. When the ...

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NETFLIX Nearing Deal For U.S. Rights To JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

According to Variety, Netflix is nearing deal for U.S. rights and some international territories for the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut. The deal cost about $8 million. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" follows the relationship between notorious serial killer ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' MIKE MUIR Calls BEN WEINMAN A 'Legendary Dude', Says DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'An Amazing Person'

During an interview with Rockwell Anderson of The Edge aboard this year's ShipRocked cruise, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir spoke about the latest two high-profile additions to the band's lineup: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman and ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo . "Ben Weinman [is a] legendary dude," Mike said (see video below). "My ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: 'Diabolus Est Sanguis' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Diabolus Est Sanguis", a new song from VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), can be seen below. The track is taken from the VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", which will be released ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Says 'His Death Was Not Inevitable'

Chris Cornell's widow says that his passing "was not inevitable" and blames her husband's battle with addiction for his death. Since her husband's passing in May 2017, Vicky Cornell has become an expert and advocate on the issue of drug abuse, highlighting the importance of ending misconceptions about what she says is "a totally preventable ...

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PAUL STANLEY Rules Out VINNIE VINCENT Guest Appearance During KISS's Farewell Tour: 'That's Not Someone Who I Want To Celebrate'

Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons have not ruled out the involvement of past members on KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell tour, but only in a guesting capacity. In the months after KISS announced the trek, fans wondered openly if Ace Frehley and Peter Criss would be involved in the tour, especially considering the apparent ...

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Trailer For 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile' Movie Featuring JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut as part of the cast of the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which will receive its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, ...

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Terminally Ill LEE KERSLAKE Presented With OZZY OSBOURNE Platinum Albums At 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' (Video)

Former OZZY OSBOURNE drummer Lee Kerslake was inducted into the Hall Of Heavy Metal History on Wednesday, January 23 at Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. The annual Metal Hall Of Fame gala was hosted by television, radio personality and heavy metal champion Eddie Trunk, and featured appearances by heavy metal greats of today ...

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