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Worship - HYPOCRISY

A classic example of a great metal band who are perennially taken for granted, HYPOCRISY have been incredibly consistent over the years. There has also been an unwavering dedication to standing apart from the death metal crowd evident in the band's music, and not just through Peter Tägtgren's undisputed mastery of production and mixing. Even ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Will Never Completely Feel Like He 'Belongs' In Japan

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, who has been living and recording music in Japan since 2003, recently took part in the fourth event in Cardiff University's Cardiff-Japanese Lecture Series where he spoke about how the mastery of the Japanese language unlocked opportunities for his life and career. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. ...

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THREE DAYS GRACE Announces Spring 2022 U.S. Tour

THREE DAYS GRACE has announced more than a dozen U.S. dates for April and May 2022, including a number of headlining concerts and radio shows as the support act for GODSMACK. Tickets go on sale this Thursday, November 18 at 10 a.m. local time. THREE DAYS GRACE tour dates: Apr. 19 - Huntsville, AL - ...

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KISS's Second Las Vegas Residency Will Now Happen In Late 2022, Says Band's Longtime Manager

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, KISS's longtime manager Doc McGhee blamed COVID-related matters for the cancelation of the band's second Las Vegas residency. Ticketmaster notified ticket holders of the 12-date residency's cancelation via e-mail earlier in the month. The Las Vegas Review-Journal's initial report cited ...

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MAYHEM And WATAIN Announce March/April 2022 North American Tour

Notorious Swedish black metal collective WATAIN will join forces with equally infamous Norwegian black metal legends MAYHEM for a tour through North America, aptly labeled "The Sanguine Sodomy Of North America", starting on March 7, 2022. They will be supported by U.S. blackened speed metal punks MIDNIGHT. WATAIN and MAYHEM issued the following statement: "MAYHEM ...

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KISS Debuts Spirits Portfolio In U.S.

Legendary rockers KISS have debuted their award-winning spirits portfolio Drink It Up by KISS in the U.S. After selling over 100,000 bottles across Europe, Japan and Australia, the master-blended portfolio of premium gin and rum is now available across 25 states. This liquor portfolio with its unparalleled craftsmanship and exceptionally smooth taste, was created by ...

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Watch METALLICA Perform 'Damage, Inc.' Live At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

METALLICA performed the song "Damage, Inc." live for the first time in years during the band's second headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Sunday, November 14 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Prior to the Rockville gig, METALLICA had not played "Damage, Inc." for at least four years. "Damage, ...

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ALEX JONES Blasts GENE SIMMONS Over Anti-Vaxxer Comments: 'Are You Stupid Or Are You Consciously Evil?'

Conspiracy promoter and right-wing media personality Alex Jones has blasted Gene Simmons for calling unvaccinated people the "enemy." In an appearance on Talkshoplive's Rock 'N' Roll channel last week, the KISS bassist and vocalist said that many people were turned away from the band's recently completed Kiss Kruise because they were not vaccinated. All guests ...

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LZZY HALE: HALESTORM's New Album 'Is Absolutely A Banger'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale talked to the 105.7 The Point radio station about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" album. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have it done. We literally finished the album three days before we left for tour. There were two new songs that ...

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Late QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI: A Video Tribute

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has shared a six-and-half-minute video tribute to the band's late drummer Frankie Banali, who died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. You can watch it below. As previously reported, a public funeral service for Banali — who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on ...

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JOHN 5: 'I Lost Some Very Close Friends To COVID'

John 5 has explained his decision to pull out of his previously announced U.S. tour as the support act for legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. The trek, also featuring IMAGES OF EDEN and SUNLORD, was slated to kick off on November 16 in Atlanta, Georgia and conclude on December 18 in Houston, Texas. In a ...

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Watch FOZZY's RICH WARD Perform At AEW's 'Full Gear' Event

Rich Ward from FOZZY played a live guitar rendition of Britt Baker's entrance entrance theme when Baker put her AEW Women's World Championship on the line against Tay Conti at AEW's "Full Gear" pay-per-view event on Saturday, November 13 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Video footage of Ward's performance can be seen below. FOZZY ...

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SEPULTURA Frontman Says He Knows 'Healthy People' Who Are Experiencing COVID-19 Symptoms Long After Infection

In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station, SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green, who resides in Los Angeles, spoke about how the coronavirus pandemic is continuing to affect everyday life. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's slowly getting there. There's definitely those ups and downs. After Fourth of July, people were, like, ...

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MAGNUM Releases New Single 'I Won't Let You Down'

British rock band MAGNUM will release its new studio album, "The Monster Roars", on January 14, 2022 via SPV/Steamhammer. A couple of singles will precede the full-length effort: "I Won't Let You Down", a typically deep melodic midtempo song featuring a memorable chorus with stylish string accompaniment for added luster, which has just arrived and ...

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Watch VANDENBERG's New Lineup Perform Live For First Time

VANDENBERG's new lineup made its live debut last night (Friday, November 12) at the Planet Rockstock festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales, United Kingdom. Video footage of the concert can be seen below. Last month, VANDENBERG recruited Mats Levén as its new lead singer. The powerhouse Swedish vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Debuts His 'Guitar Dance Music' Solo Show In Wisconsin: Video, Photos

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba played his first headlining show as a solo performer — under the ASHBA banner — last night (Friday, November 12) at Green Bay, Wisconsin's Epic Event Center. ASHBA's sound sees the 48-year-old guitarist melding hard rock and electronic influence to produce a genre he's dubbed ...

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