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Australian Politician Ordered To Pay $1.2 Million After Losing TWISTED SISTER Copyright Case

Australian politician Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay AUS$1.5 million (approximately $1.17 million) in damages after losing a copyright case involving TWISTED SISTER's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It". In 2019, Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The ...

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MR. BUNGLE's 'The Night They Came Home' To Arrive In June

MR. BUNGLE, whose Halloween 2020 streaming special, "The Night They Came Home", captured the Northern California-born band performing songs from their freshly released album, "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny Demo", interspersed with behind-the-scenes footage, surprise cameos and a few surprise covers, release the nearly two-hour film on June 11 via Ipecac Recordings. "The ...

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LORDI To Release Seven New Studio Albums In October

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release no less than seven new studio albums in October. The LPs will mark the first new music from LORDI since the arrival of 2020's "Killection", a fictional compilation album which contained songs that LORDI would have written had the band existed between the early 1970s and the mid-1990s. ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Subdivisions' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Brandon Yeagley (CROBOT) and Mee Eun Kim (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Subdivisions", recorded with each member separated in his or her own home. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an ...

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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN: Behind-The-Scenes Video On Making Of Debut Album

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, released its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. A six-and-a-half-minute behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the album can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by ...

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TOMAHAWK Releases Music Video For 'Predators And Scavengers'

TOMAHAWK, the band featuring Duane Denison (THE JESUS LIZARD, UNSEMBLE), Trevor Dunn (MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, MR. BUNGLE) and John Stanier (HELMET, BATTLES), has just released its first full-length album in eight years, "Tonic Immobility", via Ipecac Recordings. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Predators And Scavengers", can ...

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MONSTER MAGNET To Release Covers Album 'A Better Dystopia'

When psychedelic rock icons MONSTER MAGNET got off the plane in the USA after their "Powertrip" tour of Europe in February 2020, they already realized that they'd dodged a bullet. The band members were all healthy, despite having spent the last week of the month-long excursion gigging overseas, and at that point, many of those ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Says Success Of WOLFGANG VAN HALEN's 'Distance' Has Given Him 'Faith In Humans Again'

ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS vocalist Myles Kennedy spoke to Terrie Carr of the Morristown, New Jersey radio station 105.5 WDHA about the overwhelmingly positive response to "Distance", the debut single from MAMMOTH WVH, the band led by his friend Wolfgang Van Halen. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's ...

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DANKO JONES Calls JON SCHAFFER 'A White Nationalist Piece Of Dog Dung', Says ICED EARTH Is 'A Fake Band'

Danko Jones has blasted ICED EARTH leader Jon Schaffer, calling him "a white nationalist piece of dog dung." On Friday (March 19), U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered Schaffer held without bail on six federal criminal charges related to his alleged involvement with the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He ruled that while ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Attorneys Say He Was 'Not Violent' At U.S. Capitol, Claim He Left Building After Only 60 Seconds

The attorneys for ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer have requested a review of their client's detention order as he awaits trial in Washington in connection with the siege on the U.S. Capitol. On Friday (March 19), U.S. Magistrate Judge Zia Faruqui ordered the 53-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, held without bail on ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Announces 'Silver Linings' Covers Album

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has announced a brand new album, "Silver Linings", due out May 14 via Megaforce Records. The 14-track effort features an all-star cast of "who's who" in the thrash, metal, and rock worlds, with all cuts culled from Benante's acclaimed "quarantine jam" video series. Benante has earmarked a portion of the "Silver ...

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