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Watch MISFITS Perform At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS headlined the Aftershock festival last night (Saturday, October 9) in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The initial comeback performance by MISFITS members Glenn Danzig, Jerry Only and Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein took place at the 2016 Riot Fest. The estranged bandmates played together ...

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Founding STATUS QUO Bassist ALAN LANCASTER Dead At 72

Former STATUS QUO bassist Alan Lancaster has died after a battle with multiple sclerosis. He was 72 years old. The news was broken by Australian broadcaster Craig Bennett, who wrote on Facebook: "At the request of his loving and deeply cherished family, I am heartbroken to announce the passing of Alan Lancaster, British born music ...

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MISFITS Replace MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE At AFTERSHOCK Festival

Legendary punk rock band MISFITS has replaced MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE on the billing of this year's Aftershock festival, set to take place October 7-10 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California. As previously announced, Aftershock 2021 will be headlined by METALLICA (performing two unique sets, one on Friday and one on Sunday), with MISFITS headlining on ...

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Australian Politician Ordered To Pay $1.2 Million After Losing TWISTED SISTER Copyright Case

Australian politician Clive Palmer has been ordered to pay AUS$1.5 million (approximately $1.17 million) in damages after losing a copyright case involving TWISTED SISTER's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It". In 2019, Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The ...

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Was TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Based On Christmas Carol 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'? JAY JAY FRENCH Responds

In a new interview with Grand Haven, Michigan's WMPA radio station, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked if it's true that the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" was based on the Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we started doing the Christmas ...

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MASTODON's BRENT HINDS Compares AC/DC To A Religion

Brent Hinds, songwriter, vocalist and lead guitarist for the Grammy Award-winning band MASTODON, is the latest guest to pay homage to AC/DC on the season two finale of the "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast. Hinds discusses his early banjo-playing days growing up in Birmingham, Alabama, eventually inspiring him to learn to play guitar thanks to ...

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HARDCORE SUPERSTAR To Release New Studio Album This Year

Sweden's self-coined "street metallers" HARDCORE SUPERSTAR have signed a deal with Golden Robot Records for Australia, New Zealand, South America, USA and Canada. The band's new album will be released later this year. Mark Alexander-Erber, president and founder of Golden Robot, said in a statement: "I have been chasing HARDCORE SUPERSTAR for years, and to ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Says He Could Have Pulled Off Replacing BRIAN JOHNSON On AC/DC's 'Rock Or Bust' Tour: 'That's Kind Of My Wheelhouse'

Cited by many as one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time, Chris Jericho joins the latest episode of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" to salute his favorite band and put the beatdown on such topics as Angus Young and Brian Johnson recently guesting on his "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, adding AC/DC songs to the ...

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AC/DC Engineer MIKE FRASER Discusses Making Of 'Power Up' In Part Two Of 'Beyond The Thunder' Podcast

Halfway through 2018, Mike Fraser, Canadian record producer, engineer, mixer and AC/DC's go-to guy since 1990, witnessed the most authentic version of AC/DC gather for a clandestine recording session in Vancouver. "I remember walking into the studio…and there's everybody there — the whole gang again," he said. "It was probably a good hour of hugs ...

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DEE SNIDER Testifies In Case Against Australian Politician Over Re-Written Version Of TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has testified in a case involving Australian politician Clive Palmer and the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It". Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The advertisements feature a vocalist singing the TWISTED SISTER ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'If You Like Any Type Of Rock And Roll, Then AC/DC Is Going To Move You'

While new photos of AC/DC "unintentionally" surfaced on the band's homepage, along with the band's online teasers "powering up," confirming longstanding reports that all of the major players have regrouped for a new release, fans remain impatiently frothing for more. To keep that spark alive, season two, episode four of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast ...

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BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, SAXON, MEGADETH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members, Others Pay Tribute To PETE WAY

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Biff Byford (SAXON), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of iconic bass player Pete Way. The founder of UFO, WAYSTED ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces 'CMFT' Solo Album, Unveils First Two Songs

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release his debut solo album, "CMFT", on October 2 via Roadrunner Records. The first two singles from the effort, "CMFT Must Be Stopped", accompanied by a wrestling-themed music video, and "Black Eyes Blue", have been unveiled and can be seen/heard below. "CMFT Must Be Stopped" features hip-hop ...

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