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CIRCLE JERKS Announce 'Group Sex' 40-Anniversary Reissue

Trust Records, a new label from punk and industry vets Matt Pincus and Joe Nelson, has announced its debut release — 1980's landmark "Group Sex" from Los Angeles hardcore stalwarts CIRCLE JERKS. Out October 30, the genre-shaping fifteen-minute album was the first release for vocalist Keith Morris (OFF!) after leaving BLACK FLAG and was a ...

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ROB HALFORD Says Being Gay Is Not A Choice: 'It's In Your DNA'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has shot down the suggestion that being gay is something that can be chosen or ever changed, insisting that sexual orientation is a product of "nature" rather than "nurture." The science of human sexuality is complex and there have been no definitive answers as to the exact biological reasons why ...

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Original BAD BRAINS Singer SID MCCRAY Dies

Sidney McCray, a.k.a. "SidMac", the original lead singer and co-founder of the legendary punk rock band BAD BRAINS, passed away on September 9. No cause of death has been revealed. According to Wikipedia, BAD BRAINS was formed in 1976 as a jazz fusion ensemble called MIND POWER in the mold of bands such as Chick ...

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FAITH NO MORE Keyboardist's MAN ON MAN Returns With Rebellious Queer Hymn Of Devotion, 'Baby, You're My Everything'

MAN ON MAN, the project featuring FAITH NO MORE keyboardist Roddy Bottum and his boyfriend Joey Holman, has just released the official music video for its second single, "Baby, You're My Everything". MAN ON MAN stares down homophobia, ageism and xenophobia and bites back with a display of queer tenderness and triumph. The heartfelt new ...

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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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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS' DEAN DELEO Looks Back On 'Core' Album's Commercial Success: 'We Were Very Confident About It'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS guitarist Dean DeLeo spoke to Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about the band's iconic debut album, "Core". The group performed the LP in its entirety for a livestream event yesterday (Friday, July 31) on Nugs.tv. Regarding STP's collaboration with producer Brendan O'Brien on "Core", Dean said (hear audio below): ...

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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN To EDSEL DOPE: 'You Hired DONALD TRUMP's Law Firm To Ensure That You Can Steal My Songs'

Ex-STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has responded to DOPE leader Edsel Dope over accusations that Tripp's former bandmates took undeserved songwriting credit on some of the tracks on the group's just-released "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" album. The first of two volumes, "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" features 12 brand new tracks, containing many of the final vocal ...

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EDSEL DOPE Fires Back At TRIPP EISEN Over STATIC-X Accusations: 'You Are An Egotistical, Low-Talent Idiot'

DOPE leader Edsel Dope, who is widely believed to be Xer0, the masked frontman of STATIC-X, has fired back at ex-STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen over accusations that Tripp's former bandmates took undeserved songwriting credit on some of the tracks on the group's just-released "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" album. The first of two volumes, "Project Regeneration ...

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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN Accuses Former Bandmates Of 'Patently Deceptive Songwriting Credits' On 'Project Regeneration Vol. 1' Album

Ex-STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has accused his former bandmates of taking undeserved songwriting credit on some of the tracks on the group's just-released "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" album. The first of two volumes, "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" features 12 brand new tracks, containing many of the final vocal performances and musical compositions of late STATIC-X ...

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ROBERT TRUJILLO Says Putting Together New INFECTIOUS GROOVES EP Was 'A Really Interesting, Fun Challenge'

Funk metal supergroup INFECTIOUS GROOVES — featuring vocalist Mike Muir (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), bassist Robert Trujillo (METALLICA), drummer Brooks Wackerman (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and guitarists Dean Pleasants (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) and Jim Martin (ex-FAITH NO MORE) — will release a special EP for Record Store Day (RSD) on October 24, which is the third and final of three ...

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