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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Clarifies His FAUCI Comments, Says 'People Should Get Vaccinated'

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has clarified his recent comments about Dr. Anthony Fauci repeatedly changing his COVID-19 recommendations. Fauci, President Joe Biden's chief medical advisor, has received criticism from Republican leaders throughout the coronavirus pandemic, with some of them asking him to resign over his handling of COVID-19. On September 3, Owens, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Doesn't Understand Why LARS ULRICH Took On NAPSTER: 'Does He Have Enough Money? Probably'

A short segment about the rise of the pioneering music file-sharing service Napster is included in the recently released HBO documentary "Woodstock 99: Peace, Love, And Rage" about the disastrous music festival held on a July weekend in 1999 which devolved spectacularly and ended in riots, looting and sexual assaults. Organizers of the festival were ...

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WHITESNAKE Announces More European 'Farewell' Tour Dates

WHITESNAKE has announced more concerts as part of its upcoming "farewell" tour. The David Coverdale-fronted outfit will be joined by special guests EUROPE across Europe next spring and summer. The trek will kick off on May 27, 2022 in Germany, and continue through June, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks. Said ...

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CYNIC Bassist SEAN MALONE's Cause Of Death Revealed

CYNIC has shared a touching tribute to late bassist Sean Malone, who died on December 7, 2020. To commemorate Malone's legacy, CYNIC has released a never-before-heard recorded performance of the song "Integral" in which Malone performs fretless bass. "Integral" was originally released as a solo guitar and vocal track on CYNIC's "Re-Traced" EP. In addition, ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Is 'Really Fine' After Testing Positive For COVID-19, Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated

Gene Simmons says that he is "really fine," two days after it was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The KISS bassist/vocalist credited his vaccination for keeping his infection "minimal" and encouraged others to consider getting the COVID-19 shot. "Thanks to the vaccine, I'm really fine," Gene tweeted. He also responded to a ...

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ANIMALS AS LEADERS Return With New Song 'Monomyth'

Groundbreaking, genre-defying instrumental trio ANIMALS AS LEADERS has dropped a brand new track, "Monomyth", its first in five years. The band also announced today that it has signed a new deal with world-renowned independent powerhouse Sumerian Records. "Monomyth" comes accompanied by a high-concept music video directed by Telavaya Reynolds and featuring choreography by Tlathui Maza ...

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JOHNNY RAMONE's 'Number One' Mosrite Guitar And Amp Up For Auction

An upcoming auction from Boston-based RR Auction will feature Johnny Ramone's "Number One" Mosrite guitar. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar personally owned and used by Johnny Ramone (real name: John Cummings) for nearly two decades as the guitarist for punk rock legends the RAMONES, with the back of the guitar signed in black ...

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New FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist ANDY JAMES Will 'Bring Something Cool' To Band's Upcoming Ninth Album

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Scandalous" podcast, British musician Andy James, who joined FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH last year as the replacement for the band's longtime guitarist Jason Hook, spoke about the songwriting process for FIVE FINGER's upcoming ninth studio album. "A lot of what's happening in the studio at the ...

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TESLA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Cold Blue Steel'

Veteran Northern California rockers TESLA have released the official music video for their brand new single, "Cold Blue Steel". The clip was directed by Brandon Gullion and produced by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon. In a recent interview with Rob Rush Radio, Hannon described the track, which he co-wrote with singer Jeff Keith, as "a very ...

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TED NUGENT: Why Masks Don't Work

Ted Nugent has once again said that masks don't really work. The outspoken conservative rocker, who battled COVID-19 four months ago, made those comments during his YouTube livestream earlier today (Monday, August 23). "When someone tells you 'wear a mask,' and the overwhelming evidence from the overwhelming health professionals are they don't work," he said ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of DESTRUCTION's Performance At Belgium's ALCATRAZ Festival

Professionally filmed video footage of DESTRUCTION's August 14 performance at the Alcatraz festival in Kortrijk, Belgium can be seen below (courtesy of ARTE). DESTRUCTION recently officially parted ways with founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer and replaced him with Martin Furia. The Argentinian-born, Belgian-based Furia is best known for his work as sound engineer and producer ...

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Watch FATES WARNING Drummer BOBBY JARZOMBEK Perform With Country Legend GEORGE STRAIT In Las Vegas

FATES WARNING and Sebastian Bach drummer Bobby Jarzombek performed with George Strait during the legendary country music artist's two-night stand at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada over the weekend. Fan-filmed video footage of the concerts can be seen below. Jarzombek joined Strait's nine-member ACE IN THE HOLE band earlier this year. The group includes ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist BOB DAISLEY On 'Bark At The Moon' Era: 'To Be Honest With You, I Didn't Really Want To Go Back'

In a new feature by music journalist Joel Gausten, veteran bassist Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP, Gary Moore) discusses a variety of topics, including his new project THE UPSTARTS, the passing of former OZZY OSBOURNE/URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake, URIAH HEEP's missed opportunity to break into America and his ...

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URIAH HEEP To Release 'Choices' Box Set Next Month

Legendary progressive rock band URIAH HEEP will release a new box set, "Choices", on September 24. A six-CD boxset, "Choices" features a personal selection of URIAH HEEP songs from across the band's 50-year and 24-album career. Created with the full collaboration of the HEEP themselves and curated by guitarist and founder member Mick Box, the ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis: 'I Have Not Been Able To Move All Week In Pain'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has confirmed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Hannon publicly acknowledged his diagnosis on the same day that TESLA announced it was postponing its next few shows due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported yesterday, TESLA played the ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Says Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER Has 'Disconnected From The Band'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier says that the band's founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer has "disconnected" from the rest of the group and is not featured on DESTRUCTION's just-completed new studio album. Schmier addressed Sifringer's status with DESTRUCTION just a couple of weeks after the band performed without Mike at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Shares Snippet Of New Version Of 'The Bleeding' From Upcoming 'The Way Of The Fist' Re-Recording

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently entered the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada to begin recording its new album for a 2022 release. In addition, the band has commenced re-recording its debut LP, 2007's "The Way Of The Fist", for its 15th anniversary. Late last night, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory took ...

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