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TESLA's FRANK HANNON Confirms COVID-19 Diagnosis: 'I Have Not Been Able To Move All Week In Pain'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon has confirmed that he recently tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. Hannon publicly acknowledged his diagnosis on the same day that TESLA announced it was postponing its next few shows due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported yesterday, TESLA played the ...

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MAX And IGOR CAVALERA To Perform Songs From SEPULTURA's 'Beneath The Remains' And 'Arise' At Next Year's MARYLAND DEATHFEST

Former SEPULTURA members Max Cavalera and Igor Cavalera will perform select tracks from the band's seminal "Beneath The Remains" and "Arise" albums during their appearance at next year's Maryland Deathfest, set to take place May 26-29, 2022 at several venues, including Rams Head Live, Soundstage and the Edison Lot. Max and Igor kicked off a ...

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TESLA 'Postpones' Shows Due To Multiple COVID-19 Cases

TESLA has announced that it is "postponing" its next few shows due to members of the touring party contracting COVID-19. No further details have been made available, but the band "look forward to returning to the road soon," according to a statement released earlier today. As BLABBERMOUTH.NET reported yesterday, TESLA played the first two shows ...

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VIO-LENCE Debuts New Song At Fresno Concert (Video)

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE debuted a new song, apparently titled "Upon Their Cross", during their concert this past Friday (August 6) at Strummer's in Fresno, California. The track will appear on the band's upcoming EP, "Let The World Burn", which is due in early 2022 via Metal Blade Records. The effort was ...

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Former SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Is Focusing On His Solo Projects: 'It's A Healthier Environment For Me'

Former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he is focusing on his solo projects following his departure from the band. Although Rizzo's exit from SOULFLY was never officially announced, it was revealed yesterday (Thursday, August 5) that FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares will play guitar for SOULFLY on the Max Cavalera-fronted band's upcoming U.S. tour, ...

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Former SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Launches HAIL THE HORNS, Announces 'Best-Of' Compilation

Guitar virtuoso Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) has launched HAIL THE HORNS, a new project alongside bassist Tony Campos (STATIC-X, FEAR FACTORY, SOULFLY) and drummer Christian "Opus" Lawrence (DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, ELLEFSON). The trio has recorded a cover of the KISS classic "God Of Thunder", with Campos handling lead vocals. The track was recorded by ...

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MADBALL Won't Play Shows Where Proof Of Vaccine Is Required

New York hardcore veterans MADBALL have said that they will not perform in any venue that require audience members to be vaccinated against COVID-19. The band touched upon the hot-button issue while updating fans on the status of MADBALL's previously announced August 14 concert at Irving Plaza in New York. Earlier today, the group took ...

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SHINEDOWN Drummer BARRY KERCH To Sit Out Beginning Of Tour After Testing Positive For COVID-19

SHINEDOWN drummer Barry Kerch has tested positive for the novel coronavirus after being vaccinated. The 44-year-old musician, who lives in Jacksonville, Florida, revealed his positive diagnosis in a video message earlier today. He stated in the clip (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In the 20 years of SHINEDOWN, I have never missed a show — until ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On Return Of Live Shows: 'I Just Hope That Everyone Is Being Responsible And Safe'

SEPULTURA frontman Derrick Green spoke to El Cuartel Del Metal about what the post-pandemic return to the live stage might look like. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, it's already coming back pretty quickly. I think people are very anxious for live shows. I just watched Lollapalooza live, which was taking place in Chicago, ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY To Fans Coming To See 'The Bay Strikes Back' Tour: 'If You're Not Vaccinated, Wear A Mask'

TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy has outlined some of the changes that will be made to the meet-and-greet sessions on the band's upcoming tour as a result of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. Billy, who was one of the first metal musicians to test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, discussed TESTAMENT's plans ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Shares Snippet Of New Version Of 'The Bleeding' From Upcoming 'The Way Of The Fist' Re-Recording

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH recently entered the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada to begin recording its new album for a 2022 release. In addition, the band has commenced re-recording its debut LP, 2007's "The Way Of The Fist", for its 15th anniversary. Late last night, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory took ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Wishes JAMES HETFIELD Happy 58th Birthday: We're 'Just Getting Started'

Lars Ulrich has wished his METALLICA bandmate James Hetfield a happy 58th birthday. Earlier today, Ulrich shared a photo of him and Hetfield mugging for the camera, and he wrote in an accompanying message: "Happy Birthday James. Here's to nearly 40 years of crazy cool shenanigans of every kind imaginable…..including an occasional raised middle finger, ...

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TESLA To Release New Single 'Cold Blue Steel' This Month

Veteran Northern California rockers TESLA will release a brand new single, "Cold Blue Steel", on August 27. In a new interview with Rob Rush Radio, guitarist Frank Hannon told described the track, which he co-wrote with singer Jeff Keith, as "a very real-sounding rock and roll new song. It's influenced by [late LYNYRD SKYNYRD singer] ...

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Rockers Pay Tribute To ZZ TOP Bassist DUSTY HILL

Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Corgan (SMASHING PUMPKINS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of ZZ TOP bassist Dusty Hill. Hill died in his sleep at home in Houston, Texas, according to ZZ TOP's ...

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