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KIP WINGER Is Recording Vocals For WINGER's Seventh Studio Album

Kip Winger has commenced laying down vocals for WINGER's seventh studio album. The disc, which is tentatively due this summer, will be the follow-up to 2014's "Better Days Comin'". On Monday (February 15), WINGER uploaded a short video of Kip in the studio, and it captioned it: "Started vocals! #WingerVII". Last December, WINGER guitarist Reb ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Wants His Association With 'Toxic Energy' Of Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Book To End

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir says that he will be donating any royalties he receives from the the former PANTERA bassist's book to charity. The move comes after Rex has repeatedly claimed that "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" contains passages that were published without his consent. Earlier today (Tuesday, February ...

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FIRSTBORNE Feat. CHRIS ADLER And JAMES LOMENZO: New Single 'Mourning Star' Now Available

FIRSTBORNE, the band featuring Grammy Award-winning artist Chris Adler and fellow MEGADETH alum James LoMenzo, has just released "Mourning Star". This song is a continuation of the sound that the band has moved toward since "Save Myself" — a high-intensity mix of thrash, rock and heavy metal punctuated by breakneck technical playing from Adler, LoMenzo ...

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BRIAN WHEAT Says DAVE RUDE 'Saved' TESLA

In 2006, when TESLA needed a new guitar player to replace original member Tommy Skeoch, Dave Rude took the job and the band hasn't looked back since. TESLA bassist Brian Wheat, who is promoting his recently released autobiography, "Son Of A Milkman: My Crazy Life With Tesla", spoke to "The SDR Show" about how Rude ...

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MACHINE HEAD's MATT ALSTON: Drum-Cam Footage Of 'Halo' Performance From North American Tour

Drum-cam footage of MACHINE HEAD drummer Matt Alston performing the song "Halo" with his bandmates during their January/February 2020 North American tour can be seen below. The British-born Alston (DEVILMENT, EASTERN FRONT) and Polish guitarist Wacław "Vogg" Kiełtyka (DECAPITATED) joined MACHINE HEAD in time for the 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My ...

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AEROSMITH's JOEY KRAMER Has No Interest In Making Solo Album

On February 10, AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer spoke with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", about his upcoming Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp masterclass, his memoir "Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top", life during COVID-19, living in Texas, proud accomplishments, his coffee company and more. Asked if ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS: Making Of 'And So It Went' Music Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the video for THE PRETTY RECKLESS's new single, "And So It Went", can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by guitarist Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), > is taken from THE PRETTY RECKLESS's upcoming album, "Death By Rock And Roll", which will be released ...

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Hear GRETA VAN FLEET's New Single 'Heat Above'

Grammy-winning band GRETA VAN FLEET has announced a new single, "Heat Above". It is the third track released from their forthcoming sophomore studio album, "The Battle At Garden's Gate", produced by Greg Kurstin (Paul McCartney, FOO FIGHTERS, Adele) and due out April 16 (Lava/Republic Records). "Heat Above" is an ethereal track that opens with a ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Singer ANDY BIERSACK's 'They Don't Need To Understand' Memoir Is Now Available As An Audiobook

Singer, songwriter, actor, podcast host and comic book creator are all descriptions that can be used when talking about BLACK VEIL BRIDES founder Andy Biersack. Now No. 1-selling author can also be added to that list with the release of his autobiography "They Don't Need To Understand: Stories Of Hope, Fear, Family, Life, And Never ...

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VIO-LENCE's PHIL DEMMEL And TYKETTO's DANNY VAUGHN Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Blackout' (Video)

Members of VIO-LENCE, TYKETTO, U.D.O. and BONFIRE recently teamed up to record a quarantine cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Blackout". You can watch the video below. Recording lineup: Vocals - Danny Vaughn (TYKETTO) Guitar - Phil Demmel (ex-MACHINE HEAD/VIO-LENCE) Guitar - Dee Dammers (U.D.O.) Bass - Michael "Mülli" Müller (JADED HEART) Drums - André ...

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WHILE SHE SLEEPS Releases Video For New Single 'You Are All You Need'

Following the launch of their new fan-oriented platform Sleeps Society and the announcement of their fifth album "Sleeps Society", Sheffield's metal impresarios WHILE SHE SLEEPS have revealed their hard-hitting new single "You Are All You Need". "Sleeps Society" arrives April 16 via Sleeps Brothers/Spinefarm Records. "We somehow managed to inject enough personal inspiration from each ...

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Riddles, Ruins & Revelations - SIRENIA

Symphonic metal is more popular than ever right now, which should mean that bands as consistent and distinctive as SIRENIA finally get the recognition they deserve. The Norwegians have arguably suffered a little for being so good at what they do, which is a fervently traditional take on the genre, but one infused with plenty ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH On Dealing With Pandemic: 'All Of This That We're Going Through Is Like A Reset For Us'

Revolver magazine recently connected with KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch via Instagram for a candid chat about creativity, inspiration and the challenges of staying sane in our crazy times. Asked what advice he had for people who were losing hope during the coronavirus pandemic, Welch said (see video below): "There's a wise text from way ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Lack Of 'Direct' Communication With DAVE MUSTAINE Led To 2004 Lawsuit

During a recent appearance on Mitch Joel's "Groove - The No Treble Podcast", MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reflected on the fact that he sued the band's leader Dave Mustaine in 2004 for $18.5 million, alleging that Mustaine still owed him substantial merchandise and publishing royalties. In January 2005, the case was dismissed in court, and ...

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SHAVO ODADJIAN Says 'Misunderstandings Between Bandmembers' Are To Blame For Lack Of New Album From SYSTEM OF A DOWN

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian spoke about his band's inability to record a full-length follow-up to its "Mezmerize" and "Hypnotize" LPs, which came out in 2005. The Serj Tankian-fronted outfit has toured intermittently since ending its hiatus ...

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