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LINKIN PARK's 'Hybrid Theory' Certified 12 Times Platinum In U.S.

LINKIN PARK's debut album, "Hybrid Theory", was officially certified 12 times platinum on September 11 by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America) for sales in excess of 12 million copies. The RIAA developed its gold and platinum awards program in 1958 to honor artists and create a standard by which to measure the commercial ...

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ACE FREHLEY Looks Back On KISS's Infamous 'Tomorrow Show' Interview: GENE SIMMONS 'Didn't Seem Too Thrilled About It'

In a brand new interview with "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked about the band's infamous October 1979 appearance on Tom Snyder's "The Tomorrow Show" when a visibly irritated Paul Stanley (guitar, vocals) and Gene Simmons (bass) tried to contain the bombastic (and drunk) Frehley, whose ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist FRANK BELLO To Record Debut Solo Album

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has confirmed that he is working on material for his debut solo album. "Just before COVID hit, I was actually gonna go and record a couple of songs with a producer," he revealed during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY ...

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ACCEPT To Release 'The Undertaker' Single Next Month

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release a new single, "The Undertaker", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a brilliant video. The track is the first taste of the band's upcoming studio album, the details of which will be announced soon. The two-song single will also feature a previously unreleased live version of "Life's A ...

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DEFTONES Release Music Video For New Single 'Genesis'

DEFTONES have released the official Sebastian Kökow-directed music video for their new song "Genesis". The track is the second single from the band's upcoming ninth album, "Ohms", which will arrive on September 25 via Warner. Speculation of the forthcoming album among fans swept across the media landscape, stoking curiosity as the band's web site and ...

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KINGDOM COME Is 'In Negotiations' With LENNY WOLF To Release New Music

KINGDOM COME is in talks with original singer Lenny Wolf about releasing new music. Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. KINGDOM COME's 2020 lineup consists of drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, ...

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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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RAGING SPEEDHORN To Release 'Hard To Kill' Album In October

RAGING SPEEDHORN will release a new studio album, "Hard To Kill", on October 23 via the band's own Red Weed Records. Recorded with Russ Russell (NAPALM DEATH, AT THE GATES) at Parlour Studios in Kettering, U.K., the LP sees RAGING SPEEDHORN once again upping their own ante in terms of songwriting finesse … playing riff-fuelled ...

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ACCEPT Partners With CONTINENTAL CONCERTS & MANAGEMENT

More than a year after announcing that ACCEPT's longtime manager, designer and lyricist Gaby Hoffmann was retiring, the German/American heavy metal legends have partnered with Continental Concerts & Management. Continental's Antje Lange, a music industry veteran, will represent ACCEPT going forward. Lange said: "I feel very honored that a band like ACCEPT has placed their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Officially Cancels Tour South/Central American Tour

GUNS N' ROSES has officially canceled its previously announced fall 2020 tour of South and Central America due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The trek was scheduled to kick off on November 8 in the Dominican Republic and conclude on December 6 in Bogota, Colombia. The iconic rockers announced the cancelation ...

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BUCKCHERRY Guitarist KEVIN ROENTGEN Quits

Kevin Roentgen has announced his departure from BUCKCHERRY. The guitarist, who joined the California-based band in 2017, made his exit official in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Struggling a bit with words as I write this. "Several of you have msg'd me, so I thought I'd just respond here. "Last month, I ...

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