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Ex-QUIET RIOT Singer JAMES DURBIN Is Working On 'Pure Heavy Metal' Album For FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of singer James Durbin to the label for a multi-album deal under the moniker DURBIN. James is currently putting the finishing touches on his label debut, which will be a pure, unadulterated, headbanging heavy metal affair where James proudly wears his influences on his sleeve while simultaneously forging ...

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TOOL: ADAM JONES Signature Guitar Announced By GIBSON

Gibson and Adam Jones have announced the kick-off of their partnership and collaboration with the Gibson Custom Shop Adam Jones 1979 Les Paul Custom guitar. "I'm proud to finally show the world the first release in our multi-year partnership with Adam Jones," says Cesar Gueikian, Gibson Brands. "Adam is one of the most talented and ...

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DEE SNIDER Is Working 'Full Steam Ahead' On New Metal Solo Album

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about the progress of the songwriting sessions for his next solo album. The upcoming disc will be the follow-up to "For The Love Of Metal", which was released in July 2018 via Napalm Records. That effort, which was produced by HATEBREED ...

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STEEL PANTHER's SATCHEL Teams Up With Members Of U.D.O., JADED HEART And BONFIRE For Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Unchained' (Video)

STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel has teamed up with members of U.D.O., JADED HEART and BONFIRE to record a cover version of VAN HALEN's "Unchained" as a tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who died on Tuesday (October 6) after a long battle with cancer. Recording lineup: * Satchel (STEEL PANTHER) - Lead Guitar * Dee Dammers ...

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Iconic Producer QUINCY JONES Pays Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN

Iconic producer Quincy Jones has paid tribute to Eddie Van Halen, who passed away on Tuesday (October 6) at the age of 65. Jones and Van Halen famously worked together when Eddie made a guest appearance on Michael Jackson's masterpiece album "Thriller". He was a surprise guest on "Beat It", the LP's third single. According ...

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PUSCIFER Announces 'Existential Reckoning' Album; 'The Underwhelming' Single Now Available

PUSCIFER, the Arizona-born band led by TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan, will release its fourth studio album, "Existential Reckoning", on October 30 via Alchemy Recordings, a partnership with BMG. Alchemy Recordings is a new record label created in partnership between Dino Paredes, former American Recordings vice president of A&R, and Danny Wimmer, the founder of ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH To Release 'Twisted Business' Book

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has revealed plans to release a book called "Twisted Business" in 2021. He will also launch his very own podcast, "The French Connection". French has four decades of experience as the manager, guitarist and director of licensing, publishing and touring for TWISTED SISTER. He is also a keynote and ...

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DANKO JONES, EXCITER And DEATH ANGEL Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SLAYER's 'Mandatory Suicide' (Video)

Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) has teamed up with Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) and Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) to record a quarantine cover version of the SLAYER classic "Mandatory Suicide". Check out the video below. Credits: Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) - Vocals Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) - Lead Guitar Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) - Rhythm Guitar Cory Holfing ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singles Hit New U.S. Sales Milestones

Three singles from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE have reached new sales milestones in the U.S. "My Curse" has been certified platinum by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) on September 10 for accumulating a million certified units. That same day, "The End Of Heartache" and KILLSWITCH's cover of the DIO classic "Holy Diver" were both certified ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer's JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX Releases New Single, 'Grace'

JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX will release a new album, "Honor", on September 25 via Make Records. Legendary SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for "Honor", while also featuring Frank Catalano and KNEEBODY members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley. The second single from "Honor", "Grace", can ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Is 'Speaking Against The Willful Destruction And Hate That Is Consuming So Many People'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has pushed back against people who don't want him to publicly voice his controversial political views. The musician, who also owns a high-end comic shop called Torpedo Comics in Las Vegas, took to his Instagram earlier today (Tuesday, September 5) to share a screenshot of what appears to ...

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DAVE GROHL Meets AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON For New Documentary

U.K's Sky Arts will air a new documentary in which FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and AC/DC singer Brian Johnson will discuss their careers. "Brian Johnson Meets Dave Grohl" will premiere on September 17, and will see the duo coming together at Grohl's Studio 606 in Southern California. An official synopsis reads: "It's a meeting ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON And HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Perform Quarantine Acoustic Cover Of THE BLACK CROWES' 'She Talks To Angels'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale teamed up with LAMB OF GOD's Mark Morton to perform a quarantine acoustic cover version of THE BLACK CROWES' "She Talks To Angels" during an appearance on this past Friday's (September 4) "Raise Your Horns" Internet TV show. Check out video below. Morton previously recorded a cover of "She Talks To Angels" ...

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NIKKI SIXX's Music Catalog Acquired By HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LIMITED

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first and only U.K.-listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated intellectual property rights, and its investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, have announced that the company has acquired the music catalog of musician, songwriter and producer Nikki Sixx, best known as the founding member, bassist, ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Drummer's JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX Announces New Album, 'Honor'

JIMMY CHAMBERLIN COMPLEX will release a new album, "Honor", on September 25 via Make Records. Legendary SMASHING PUMPKINS drummer Jimmy Chamberlin teams up with bassist/producer Billy Mohler and guitarist Sean Wollstenhulme for "Honor", while also featuring Frank Catalano and KNEEBODY members Adam Benjamin, Ben Wendell and Shane Endsley. Forbes premiered the first single, "Humility", praising ...

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