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SKILLET Frontman Says RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Has Become 'Government Rock'

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has pushed back against the criticism he has received for his comments about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. During an appearance on Apologia Radio, hosted by Luke Pierson, a pastor/elder at Apologia Church, the 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, addressed the ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS On Touring During The Pandemic: 'You Have To Scale Back Your Extracurricular Activities'

MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke to Rapture Radio about the band's recently launched North American tour with OPETH and ZEAL & ARDOR. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're at the beginning of it. The first couple of shows have been fantastic. And it's that reminder, after a couple of years break, that being in ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform 'Teardrinker' On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON performed the song "Teardrinker" on last night's (Tuesday, November 23) episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers". You can now watch their appearance below. "Teardrinker" is taken from MASTODON's latest album, "Hushed And Grim", which came out on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'Vaccine Mandates Are Much More About Tyranny Than They Are Actually Keeping People Safe'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has once again railed against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying they are "much more about tyranny than they are actually keeping people safe." The 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, discussed his views on the COVID-19 vaccines during an ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS ' JERRY CANTRELL Announces Global Livestream Event

Iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and ALICE IN CHAINS co-founder Jerry Cantrell has announced "An Evening With Jerry Cantrell" presented by Moment House. The stream will be an intimate performance recorded live from Los Angeles this evening. The sold-out performance will include a six-song set, storytelling, and a question-and-answer session hosted by renowned and beloved actor/comedian ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Announces Intimate Q&A Session And Acoustic Performance In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell will celebrate the release of his new solo album, "Brighten", with an intimate question-and-answer session, storytelling and acoustic performance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, California on Thursday, November 18. Released on October 29, "Brighten" was co-produced by Jerry over the past year with film composer Tyler Bates ...

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METALLICA And Clothing Brand WOLVERINE Introduce Encore Collaboration

Wolverine and METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) are coming together to celebrate and support America's future workforce with a new collaboration collection benefiting the Metallica Scholars Initiative. The collaboration will feature an all-new limited-edition assortment of three Wolverine boots, a hoody, and beanie, as well as a graphic t-shirt with art by METALLICA ...

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GOJIRA Releases Music Video For 'Sphinx'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have released a music video for the song "Sphinx". The clip was directed and animated by Zev Deans, who has previously helmed videos for BEHEMOTH, GHOST and more. "Sphinx" is taken from GOJIRA's latest album, "Fortitude", which entered Billboard's Top Albums chart at No. 1 last May, while also claiming the ...

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JERRY CANTRELL Shares Brand New Track 'Siren Song'

Iconic singer, songwriter, guitarist, and ALICE IN CHAINS co-founder Jerry Cantrell has released "Siren Song", the third and final song before next week's release of his new album "Brighten". The album will be made available on October 29. "Siren Song" begins with a soft, finger-picked acoustic guitar, as a lead into the heavy distorted sound ...

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MASTODON Drops Another New Song, 'Sickle And Peace'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released a new song called "Sickle And Peace". The track is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. 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 ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: 'In A Perfect World, We Would Like' Our Albums 'To Be Digested From Start To Bottom'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the band's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. Asked how he and his bandmates decide on which songs to release first prior to the arrival of the full-length disc, the singer/bassist said: "Our label, Warner ...

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JOHN 5 Says All Former Members Of VAN HALEN Should Take Part In Hypothetical EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Concert

During an appearance on the "Talking Shred" podcast, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 reflected on the passing of legendary VAN HALEN axeman Eddie Van Halen almost exactly a year ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Me, just like millions of others, he was my favorite. It's strange — I'm ...

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MASTODON Releases Music Video For New Single 'Teardrinker'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released the official Lorenzo Diego Carrera-directed music video for their new song "Teardrinker". The track is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West End Sound, which is located inside of Ember City, ...

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MASTODON Teases 'Teardrinker' Music Video

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON will release the official Lorenzo Diego Carrera-directed music video for their new song "Teardrinker" tonight (Thursday, September 30) at 9:00 p.m. PDT / 6:00 p.m. EDT. A teaser for the video is available below. "Teardrinker" is taken from MASTODON's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. The ...

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TOOL Announces Extensive 2022 Tour Dates For U.S. And Europe

TOOL has announced a mammoth 2022 tour, with the Los Angeles-based band spending three months traversing the U.S. followed by a month of European dates. TOOL elected to kick off the highly anticipated trek in Eugene, Oregon as a nod to the abrupt halt to their 2020 "Fear Inoculum" tour. Slated to play the Matthew ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Brighten' Music Video

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell has released behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the official music video for the title track of his upcoming solo album, "Brighten". Due on October 29, "Brighten" was co-produced by Jerry over the past year with film composer Tyler Bates and Cantrell's longtime engineer Paul Figueroa. They ...

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