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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recovering From Flap Surgery

Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED is recovering after recently undergoing flap surgery. The 52-year-old revealed his latest heath battle in a Tumblr blog post on Wednesday (April 14). He wrote: "Week six after surgery. Had a skin flap reconstructive surgery which essentially is cutting out a large spot of flesh from my ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL To Reissue 1984 Recordings From His Hardcore Band NEON CHRIST

NEON CHRIST, the cult hardcore luminaries featuring William DuVall (BL'AST!, COMES WITH THE FALL, ALICE IN CHAINS), Jimmy Demer (GARDENS OF.., ACCIDENTS), Danny Lankford (GARDENS OF.., GODEVILS, ACCIDENTS) and Randy DuTeau (GARDENS OF), have announced a co-release between Southern Lord and DVL Recordings for Record Store Day (June 12), reissuing a deluxe edition of their ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Clarifies His Comments About Christianity: 'Some Of The Choices I Made Were Reminiscent Of A True Fanatic'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has clarified his recent comments about Christianity, insisting that he was only referring to his early fanaticism with the religion. During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, Welch — who left KORN in early 2005, at the same time announcing that ...

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SLEEPING WITH SIRENS Releases Covers Of BLIND MELON's 'No Rain' And ZELLA DAY's 'Shadow Preachers'

SLEEPING WITH SIRENS has released two fresh covers of BLIND MELON's classic "No Rain" and Zella Day's haunting "Shadow Preachers" (via Sumerian Records), set to appear in the upcoming "Paradise City" soundtrack. Not only that, but SLEEPING WITH SIRENS fans can also catch frontman Kellin Quinn starring in "Paradise City" as Ralphie. "Paradise City" premieres ...

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TRACII GUNS On MICHAEL SWEET: 'We Have The Same Influences In Music, We're Great Friends, And We Have Completely Opposite Ideologies'

Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) recently spoke to Talking Metal about SUNBOMB, his collaboration with STRYPER's Michael Sweet. Regarding how the project came about, Tracii said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The greatest thing about Michael and I is that we have the same influences in music, we're great friends, and we have completely opposite ideologies — ...

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TOM MORELLO Explains His Unlikely Friendship With TED NUGENT

Despite having vastly different political views from Ted Nugent, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello says that they are good friends. Morello, who is a member one of the most militant left-wing rap/rock/metal bands of all time, discussed his relationship with Nugent during a recent appearance on "The Howard Stern Show". Speaking about how ...

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THE WHO: 'The Who Sell Out' Super Deluxe Edition To Include 46 Previously Unreleased Songs

Initially released in December 1967 and described latterly by Rolling Stone as "THE WHO's finest album," "The Who Sell Out" reflected a remarkable year in popular culture. As well as being forever immortalized as the moment when the counterculture and the "Love Generation" became a global phenomenon and "pop" began metamorphosing into "rock." The new ...

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BEHEMOTH: New Album Tentatively Due In The Fall

Polish extreme metallers BEHEMOTH have extended and expanded their contract with Nuclear Blast, which will now distribute the group's music worldwide outside of their home country. The band originally signed with Nuclear Blast Europe prior to the release of 2009's "Evangelion", but their next album — which is tentatively set for a fall 2021 release ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Release Music Video For Previously Unheard Song 'Charming Mess'

"Shake Your Money Maker", the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock 'n' roll band THE BLACK CROWES, will be re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26 through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release. Most exciting are the 4LP and 3CD Super ...

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JON SCHAFFER's Longtime Friend And Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Officially Quits DEMONS & WIZARDS Project

BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch has quit his long-running project with ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Hansi announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested for his involvement in the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. The 52-year-old ICED EARTH guitarist, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is In U.S. Marshals Service Custody

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has been transferred to federal custody on Tuesday (January 26) to be extradited to Washington, D.C. Indiana Public Media reporter Brock E.W. Turner tweeted a few hours ago that officials with U.S. Marshals Service indicated the 52-year-old musician was under their supervision. Turner wrote: "US Marshals confirmed tonight Jon Ryan ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Is 'Not A Member Of Indiana Oath Keepers', Organization Claims

Indiana Oath Keepers have issued a statement claiming ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer is not a member of their organization. The 52-year-old musician, who resides in in Edinburgh, Indiana, was photographed wearing an "Oath Keepers Lifetime Member" cap during the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol. He is facing six federal criminal charges after ...

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Too Mean To Die - ACCEPT

At the risk of enraging a handful of purists, the original ACCEPT era definitely didn't produce a run of albums as strong and as consistent as the one the Germans have been on over the last decade. Okay, so virtually no one is capable of topping "Restless and Wild", but since the release of 2010's ...

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