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PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE's Recent Concert 'Turned Out To Be' A COVID-19 'Superspreader Event': 'We All Got Sick'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel says that the band's recent concert in California "turned out to be a superspreader event" after which his entire household and some of his bandmates contracted COVID-19. VIO-LENCE's August 6 appearance at Strummer's in Fresno marked the first performance by the band's current lineup, consisting of Demmel, singer Sean Killian and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Guests On New Single From BAD PENNY

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford is the latest legend to sign on to front a single from the rock supergroup BAD PENNY, which features former QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS bassist Danny Miranda, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Jules Radino and guitar virtuoso/songwriter Mike Holtzman. BAD PENNY's previous releases feature former JOURNEY lead singer Steve Augeri and ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS Cancel ROCKLAHOMA Appearance Due To The Aftermath Of Hurricane Ida

Former PANTERA frontman Philip Anselmo and his solo band, THE ILLEGALS, have been forced to cancel their performance in Dallas, Texas as well as their appearance at this year's edition of the Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma due to the aftermath of Hurricane Ida and circumstances beyond their control. PHILIP H. ANSELMO AND THE ILLEGALS' ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Teases His First Post-MEGADETH Project THE LUCID

David Ellefson is teasing his first project since he was fired from MEGADETH. Earlier today (Wednesday, September 1), the 56-year-old bassist revealed via his social media that his new band THE LUCID will release its first music on September 8. THE LUCID is a four-piece hard rock band featuring Ellefson, vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist ...

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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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Watch DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI's Insane Sped-Up 'Play-Along' Video For New Single 'The Alien'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini has uploaded a "drum play-along" video of him performing the band's new single, "The Alien". According to Mike, the play-along was filmed at 110% speed for tour preparation purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl green chrome fade kit used on DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Resume Writing New Material

THE WINERY DOGS have regrouped in Los Angeles to resume writing material for their long-awaited third album. Earlier today (Thursday, August 26), guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen shared a new photo of him, drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist Billy Sheehan, and he included the following message: "The DOGS are back in town on national dog day none ...

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Rockers React To CHARLIE WATTS's Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Rob Zombie are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts. Watts's death was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is ...

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

Late last month, ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist and vocalist Jerry Cantrell returned with "Atone", the first single from his upcoming solo album, "Brighten". The song's accompanying video was creatively directed as a group effort by Jerry; photographer/musician Jim Louvau; singer/guitarist Greg Puciato; visual artist Jesse Draxler; and photographer Tony Aguilera. Behind-the-scenes footage from the making ...

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ADEMA Releases First Single In Nearly A Decade, 'Ready To Die'

ADEMA has released its first single in nearly a decade, "Ready To Die". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "360 Degrees Of Separation". After years of perseverance battling through bandmember changes, addiction, and various record labels, the band finally came together to write and release new music. "Ready To Die" is a ...

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SPIRITBOX Releases Music Video For 'Hurt You'

Canadian metal outfit SPIRITBOX has released the official music video for a brand new song titled "Hurt You". The track is taken from the band's debut album, "Eternal Blue", which will be released on September 17 via Rise Records. Speaking about the new song and the accompanying music video, which can be viewed below, SPIRITBOX ...

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DESTRUCTION Officially Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER, Announces Replacement

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have officially parted ways with founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer and have replaced him with Martin Furia. The Argentinian-born, Belgian-based Furia is best known for his work as sound engineer and producer for such bands as NERVOSA and EVIL INVADERS. DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier commented: "The last two years have been ...

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HALESTORM Returns With New Single 'Back From The Dead'

HALESTORM has just released a new single, "Back From The Dead". The track is taken from the band's upcoming fifth full-length album, due in 2022. The video for "Back From The Dead" also premiered this morning via YouTube. Directed by Dustin Haney (Noah Cyrus, Luke Combs) and produced by Revolution Pictures, the clip features frontwoman ...

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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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MAX CAVALERA Says MARC RIZZO's Comments About SOULFLY Are 'Lies And Bulls**t': 'It's All Fabricated By His Crazy Mind'

SOULFLY leader Max Cavalera says that the band's former guitarist Marc Rizzo has been spewing out "lies and bullshit" in some of his recent interviews regarding his exit from the group. Although Rizzo's departure from SOULFLY wasn't officially announced until August 7, it was widely speculated that he was out of the group two days ...

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