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METALLICA's Onetime Therapist PHIL TOWLE: 'I Have Such Deep Love And Respect For The Band, The Guys And Their Families'

METALLICA's "performance coach" Phil Towle, a former psychotherapist who was brought into the picture in January 2001 to help James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Lars Ulrich repair their relationship with Jason Newsted, was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. ...

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QUICKSAND Returns With New Single 'Inversion'

New York City post-hardcore band QUICKSAND has made its long-awaited return with the new single "Inversion". The track follows the band's successful album from 2017, "Interiors". Thoughtful, driving, and powerful, like the long-lived band itself, the song has an emotional resonance that is only amplified by the events of the past stressed-out, locked-down year. "The ...

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Listen To New GOJIRA Song 'Into The Storm'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have unleashed a new track titled "Into The Storm". It stands out as the fourth song shared from their widely anticipated new album, "Fortitude", which will be released April 30 via Roadrunner Records. "Into The Storm" is available today on all streaming platforms and is accompanied by a visual. Vocalist/guitarist Joseph ...

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Organizer Of PAUL DI'ANNO Crowdfunding Campaign Doesn't Know Why IRON MAIDEN Hasn't Contributed To Fundraising Efforts

Kastro Pergjoni, operations director of the Cart & Horses pub in Stratford, London, England where IRON MAIDEN made its live debut in 1976, recently launched a crowdfunding campaign to help raise £20,000 (approximately $27,000) so former MAIDEN vocalist Paul Di'Anno can undergo his long-delayed knee surgery. So far, Pergjoni has raised ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Working On New Riffs'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett says that he is using the coronavirus downtime to stay creative. Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the 58-year-old rocker, who joined METALLICA in 1983 prior to the recording of the band's "Kill 'Em All" debut album, tweeted simply: "working on new riffs..." Last summer, Hammett told Metal Hammer magazine that there ...

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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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CRYPTA Feat. Former NERVOSA, BURNING WITCHES Members: Debut Album 'Echoes Of The Soul' Due In June

Brazilian/Dutch death metal band CRYPTA will release its debut album, "Echoes Of The Soul", on June 11 via Napalm Records. Formed in June 2019, the four-piece consists of vocalist and bassist Fernanda Lira and Luana Dametto on drums (both former members of Brazilian thrash metallers NERVOSA), plus supremely talented guitarists Sonia Anubis (COBRA SPELL, ex-BURNING ...

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Watch RISE AGAINST Perform New Single 'Nowhere Generation'

Armed with a blistering, aggressive new single "Nowhere Generation", the multi-platinum, politically imbued punk rockers RISE AGAINST celebrate the track's catapulting into the Top 25 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock chart and Top 30 on Billboard's Alternative charts in only its third week of release. The song is a David-and-Goliath call-to-arms directed primarily at Millennials, Gen ...

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TOM MORELLO Added To 'Set Break' Livestream Event On Calling Awareness To Mental Health Crisis In Music Industry

On April 10, Backline will host "Set Break", its first-ever livestream fundraiser on The Relix Channel, exclusively on Twitch — featuring live performances from all over the world, public service announcements from music industry professionals, and immersive wellness experiences. Following the initial announcement, the non-profit organization, which connects music industry professionals with mental health and ...

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Watch ROB HALFORD Impersonator On Peruvian TV Show 'Yo Soy'

Alex Jekyl, vocalist and guitarist of the Venezuelan hard rock band JEKYL HYDES, was a guest on the March 24 episode of the Peruvian singing and impersonation competition show "Yo Soy". For his appearance on the program, Alex performed a version of the JUDAS PRIEST classic "Breaking The Law" while sporting a head-to-toe leather look ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Refuses To Shut Up About Politics

Serj Tankian has defended his right to speak out on political issues. The SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, who is currently promoting a new documentary about his life and activist work, discussed his decision to publicly express his political views in a new interview with Brazil's G1. Asked how he responds to criticism from SYSTEM ...

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