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VOLBEAT's JON LARSEN Tests Positive For COVID-19; Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE To Fill In

VOLBEAT has canceled its concert tonight (Friday, January 29) at Ford Idaho Center Arena in Nampa, Idaho after the band's drummer, Jon Larsen, tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus. VOLBEAT is expected to resume its co-headlining U.S. tour with GHOST tomorrow night (Saturday, January 29) at Portland, Oregon's Veterans Memorial ...

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NEW FOUND GLORY's CHAD GILBERT: 'I Am Officially Cancer Free'

Guitarist Chad Gilbert of the long-running pop-punk band NEW FOUND GLORY says that he is "cancer free", less than two months after he was diagnosed with pheochromocytoma, a rare type of tumor that develops in the adrenal glands, small glands on the top of the kidneys. A week after his diagnosis, the 40-year-old musician underwent ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Has 'No Idea' Why LED ZEPPELIN Reunion Isn't Happening: 'I Would Love For JIMMY PAGE To Have His Dream Fulfilled'

WHITESNAKE leader David Coverdale, who collaborated with Jimmy Page on a well-received album nearly 30 years ago, was asked in a recent interview with the "Radio Forrest" podcast whether it's fair to say that Robert Plant is the lone holdout for another LED ZEPPELIN reunion. Despite promoter-led attempts to get the band to reform for ...

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GENE SIMMONS Weighs In On BRITNEY SPEARS's Conservatorship Battle: 'No One Should Have Any Say Regarding Her Finances'

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has seemingly thrown his support behind pop singer Britney Spears in her conservatorship battle, which saw her finally speak out last year after 13 years locked into a guardianship that left her few freedoms, including financially. Britney and her family have been at war over her conservatorship, which controlled her personal ...

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DOROTHY Releases New Single, Announces Headlining Tour

"Gifts From The Holy Ghost" is the album that Hungarian-born vocalist/writer Dorothy has always wanted, and has perhaps been destined to make. Born from a sense of divine urgency, it is her most bombastic and gloriously, victorious rock and roll work yet. Each song built on triumph — the unshackling of chains, the slaying of ...

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Former MEGADETH Members DAVID ELLEFSON And CHRIS POLAND Reunite To Honor Legacy Of GAR SAMUELSON

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Chris Poland have come together to record one final song posthumously with their friend, late ex-MEGADETH drummer Gar Samuelson. The new track, "The Raven", is the latest single from FATAL OPERA, part of a new 12-song collection of demo material compiled as the group's final release, titled "Fatal ...

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AMORPHIS Drops Music Video For New Single 'On The Dark Waters'

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will release their fourteenth studio album, "Halo", on February 11, 2022 via Atomic Fire Records. The official music video for the LP's latest single, "On The Dark Waters", directed by Pekka Hara, can be seen below. Lyricist Pekka Kainulainen comments: "I got the idea to reverse the direction of the ...

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VALERIE BERTINELLI Says EDDIE VAN HALEN's Second Wife 'Moved Out' Of Their House 'A Few Years' Before His Death

Eddie Van Halen's ex-wife Valerie Bertinelli discussed her new book, "Enough Already: Learning To Love The Way I Am Today", during a recent appearance on QFM96's "Torg & Elliott" radio show. Bertinelli reflected on the special relationship she had with her late ex-husband, saying they were still on good terms when they split two decades ...

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HALESTORM Cancels European 'Evening With' Tour

HALESTORM's previously announced European "An Evening With Halestorm" European tour has been canceled. The trek was scheduled to kick off on February 1 in Frankfurt, Germany and run through March 13 in London, United Kingdom. Earlier today, HALESTORM released the following statement: "We've got good news and we've got bad news. Due to the different ...

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ASIA Feat. Original Members CARL PALMER And GEOFF DOWNES Announces 40th-Anniversary Celebration

ASIA, one of the greatest and best-loved supergroups to emerge during the 1980s, is currently preparing for an extensive 40th-anniversary celebration, due to kick off in summer 2022. Featuring founding members Carl Palmer (ELP, CRAZY WORLD OF ARTHUR BROWN) and Geoff Downes (YES, THE BUGGLES), the group will also include longtime bassist/ vocalist Billy Sherwood ...

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METALLICA Releases MetOnTour Video Edit Of 'Trapped Under Ice' Performance From First 40th-Anniversary Concert

A MetOnTour video edit of METALLICA performing the song "Trapped Under Ice" on December 17, 2021 at Chase Center in San Francisco, California can be seen below. The show was the first of METALLICA's two 40th-anniversary concerts which featured different setlists. They were part of METALLICA's "San Francisco Takeover", a four-day citywide celebration of the ...

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PAPA ROACH Releases Music Video For New Single 'Stand Up'

California rockers PAPA ROACH have released the official music video for their anthemic new single, "Stand Up". Produced by Jason Evigan (Dua Lipa, G-Eazy, MAROON 5), the song brings massive energy and unique arrangements to singer Jacoby Shaddix's uplifting and motivating lyrics. The track seeks to provide a signature, bouncing anthem for a world that ...

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Stellar Stream Obscured - SARCASM

Veterans of the Swedish death metal underground, SARCASM first formed in 1990, split in 1994 and re-emerged in 2015 with a revamped sound and Hell's flames blazing in their eyes. Three albums later and it seems likely that "Stellar Stream Obscured" is exactly the record the band would have dreamt about making back in the ...

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Ex-CANNIBAL CORPSE Singer CHRIS BARNES Became 'Physically Ill' After Watching 'Death Metal Round Table' Featuring CORPSEGRINDER

Former CANNIBAL CORPSE singer Chris Barnes says that watching a recent video discussion about the state of death metal featuring some of the genre's top vocalists, including his CC replacement, George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, made him "physically ill." On January 19, Knotfest livestreamed "A Death Metal Round Table" hosted by Staypuft Mallow and featuring appearances by ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Throws Shade At DAVID DRAIMAN For 'Siding' With JOE ROGAN Over NEIL YOUNG In COVID 'Misinformation' Fight

Sebastian Bach has thrown shade at DISTURBED singer David Draiman for praising Spotify's announcement that it would remove Neil Young's music two days after Young demanded that his catalog be taken off in response to "fake information about vaccines" being "spread" on the platform via Joe Rogan's podcast, "The Joe Rogan Experience". In a now-deleted ...

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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Roseville, California

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the fourth show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Wednesday, January 26) at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerly of the Latin Grammy-nominated Brazilian rock ...

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