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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Says Texas Is Her Favorite U.S. State

In the latest episode of her "Fan Friday" YouTube series, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen was asked if she enjoys touring the United States. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yes, of course I do. It's a magnificent big country, and it's fantastic to just see all the different states and meet so many different people. ...

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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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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Reschedules Reunion Tour For 2022

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has rescheduled its reunion tour for 2022. The reunited quartet — Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford — was originally set to kick off its run of shows in March 2020, and then postponed it until 2021. The "Public Service Announcement" tour will now launch March ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's Spring/Summer European Tour Moved To 2022

JUDAS PRIEST's European tour, which was scheduled to kick off in late May, has once again been postponed due to "ongoing COVID-19 vaccine issues." The trek will now run from May 27, 2022 in Moscow, Russia until July 31, 2022 in Oberhausen, Germany. Earlier today, PRIEST issued the following statement: "Unfortunately due to ongoing COVID-19 ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Looks Back On His Acrimonious Exit From POISON: 'I Think We All Got Over S**t And Moved On'

THE WINERY DOGS guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen, who made a name for himself via his hard rock, blues-influenced solo albums, perhaps got his most notable exposure during his one-album stint with glam rockers POISON in the early '90s. Kotzen was in POISON for two years before getting fired in November 1993 after drummer Rikki Rockett found ...

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ANN WILSON To Release 'Black Wing' Single On Monday

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "Black Wing", on April 12. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "Black Wing", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Is 'Starting To Write New Music' During Pandemic

During an appearance on this past Thursday's (March 25) episode of SirusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink was asked if she and her bandmates have used the coronavirus downtime to work on new music. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There [are] conversations happening right now and music being ...

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MASTODON Guitarist Talks 'Amazing' New Album: 'It's The Fullest-' And 'Biggest-Sounding Record We've Done So Far'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are currently mixing their eighth studio album for a tentative fall 2021 release. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, the rehearsal facility that members of MASTODON manage in Atlanta. Helming the effort is Grammy-winning producer/mixer/engineer David Bottrill, ...

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Inheritance - DEPTHS OF HATRED

Even in this glorious, enlightened future, it takes a deathcore band with large cojones to start dabbling with clean vocals. If there's one thing that instantly alienates a sizeable chunk of the diehard metal audience, it's the sound of some floppy-fringed, whey-faced eunuch bleating over what would otherwise have been perfectly acceptable metal riffs. For ...

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HELLOWEEN: New Album Cover Artwork Unveiled

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its new, self-titled album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. The cover artwork for "Helloween", which can be seen below, was painted by artist Eliran Kantor, who has previously worked with HATEBREED, SOULFLY, ...

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HELLOWEEN To Release New Album In June

The reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN will release its new, self-titled album on June 18 via Nuclear Blast. The disc's first single, "Skyfall", will arrive on April 2. The "Pumpkins United" lineup features returning singer Michael Kiske and guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen alongside current singer Andi Deris, guitarists Michael Weikath and Sascha ...

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SABATON Is Back With New Single 'Livgardet'

Swedish heavy metal titans SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Livgardet". The band's first new music since 2019's "The Great War" is a Swedish-language song which honors the Swedish Royal Guards first established in the year 1521. "Since 2012 and 'Carolus Rex', we have been looking forward to writing more ...

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ANN WILSON Releases 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson has released another new single, "The Hammer". It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as well as covers ...

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Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' To Return In New Original Film For PARAMOUNT+

MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal will return with an all-new movie on Paramount+. The new movie adaptation was announced by MTV Entertainment Group president Chris McCarthy during ViacomCBS's Paramount+ launch event. The announcement came via a Zoom call featuring ...

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AEROSMITH Postpones European Tour Until 2022

AEROSMITH has postponed its previously announced European tour due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The band posted on Twitter: "Due to current conditions and for the safety of our fans, the 2021 European Tour has been rescheduled to 2022. Please stay tuned for more information regarding the new dates or contact your point of purchase. ...

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ANN WILSON To Release 'The Hammer' Single

Legendary rock musician Ann Wilson will release another new single, "The Hammer", on February 25. It is one of several songs the HEART frontwoman recorded last fall in Seattle with the help of local musicians, including current HEART bassist Andy Stoller and keyboardist Dan Walker. In addition to "The Hammer", Wilson recorded "Tender Heart" as ...

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COHEED AND CAMBRIA Teams Up With J GURSEY For New Gourmet Coffee Brand

Fueling a tradition of cultural cross-pollination, modern progressive rock band and storytellers COHEED AND CAMBRIA have announced their own coffee brand, Coheed And Cambria Coffee Roasters. As avowed coffee lovers, the band worked directly with the team at J Gursey Coffee Roasters to create custom blends that reflect the nuances of characters who make up ...

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