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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist MIKE D'ANTONIO's Absence From INKCARCERATION Festival Explained

On September 10, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE peformed without longtime bassist Mike D'Antonio at the Inkcarceration festival in Mansfield, Ohio. Filling in for him was the band's production manager Josh Mihlek. D'Antonio's absence from the event was explained by KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach, who told Danny Wimmer Presents prior to taking the stage (as transcribed by ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Was A Question On 'Jeopardy!' Tonight

A question about FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH was included in tonight's (Wednesday, September 15) episode of the long-running game show "Jeopardy!" In the category "Numerical Entertainment", contestants were given the clue "Groove metal band: ___ FINGER DEATH PUNCH" by host Mike Richards. A contestant guessed the correct question — "What's Five?" — without wasting a ...

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Watch ROBERT TRUJILLO's 17-Year-Old Son Perform With SUICIDAL TENDENCIES At BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

Tye Trujillo, the 17-year-old son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo, played bass with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES this past Saturday (September 11) at the Blue Ridge Rock Festival in Danville, Virginia. He was filling in for regular SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bassist Roberto "Ra" Díaz, who was unable to make the gig because he is currently playing bass for ...

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RICHIE FAULKNER Says Parkinson's Disease-Afflicted GLENN TIPTON Is 'Absolutely' Still Part Of JUDAS PRIEST Songwriting Process

In a new interview with "The Five Count" radio show in Mankato, Minnesota, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's been challenging, obviously, with everyone being split up over the last ...

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RUDY SARZO Defends SHARON OSBOURNE Against Accusations Of Racism

Rudy Sarzo has has dismissed as untrue allegations of racism on the part of Sharon Osbourne. This past March, journalist Yashar Ali published a report alleging that Ozzy Osbourne's wife and manager referred to her former "The Talk" co-host Julie Chen as "wonton" and "slanty eyes," citing multiple unnamed sources, including another former "The Talk" ...

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P.O.D. Is Working On A New Album

In a recent interview with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio, P.O.D. vocalist Sonny Sandoval confirmed that the three-time Grammy Award-nominated rock quartet has spent some of the coronavirus downtime compiling ideas for its next album. "Yes, we've been working on a new record," he said. "I think everybody has during ...

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HELMET To Release First Official Live Album, 'Live And Rare'

HELMET's first official live album, "Live And Rare", will be released on November 26 via earMUSIC. It will be made available on heavyweight black vinyl as well as a CD digipak edition and digital. Frontman Page Hamilton, who formed HELMET in early 1989, recalls: "After persuading our label folks in Hamburg to bake these old ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Returns With His First Post-MEGADETH Project THE LUCID

THE LUCID, the four-piece hard rock band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY), will release its self-titled debut album on October 15 via SpoilerHead Records . The LP features nine heavy-hitting and emotionally charged tracks showcasing this eclectic quartet's unique sonic approach. ...

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JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years have been unusually difficult and at ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Really Nostalgic' Recording New Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

A little over a year ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marked the first time Petrucci ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE's Recent Concert 'Turned Out To Be' A COVID-19 'Superspreader Event': 'We All Got Sick'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel says that the band's recent concert in California "turned out to be a superspreader event" after which his entire household and some of his bandmates contracted COVID-19. VIO-LENCE's August 6 appearance at Strummer's in Fresno marked the first performance by the band's current lineup, consisting of Demmel, singer Sean Killian and ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Guests On New Single From BAD PENNY

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford is the latest legend to sign on to front a single from the rock supergroup BAD PENNY, which features former QUEEN + PAUL RODGERS bassist Danny Miranda, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT drummer Jules Radino and guitar virtuoso/songwriter Mike Holtzman. BAD PENNY's previous releases feature former JOURNEY lead singer Steve Augeri and ...

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