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ERIC CLAPTON Explains Why He Was Musically Motivated To Voice His Controversial Anti-Vaccine And Lockdown Views

Eric Clapton has opened up about his decision to drop a politically charged song called "This Has Gotta Stop" as a way of addressing his stance against COVID-19 policies. The track, which was produced by his longtime producing partner Simon Climie, came several months after he released the anti-lockdown song "Stand And Deliver" with Van ...

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Watch TOOL Perform 'Culling Voices' Live For First Time

TOOL performed the song "Culling Voices" for the first time ever during the band's concert this past Saturday, January 15 at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California. Fan-filmed video of the performance, which started off with all the members seated at the front of the stage and drummer Danny Carey playing guitar alongside Adam Jones, ...

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TOOL Among Headliners Of This Year's BONNAROO MUSIC & ARTS FESTIVAL

Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival has shared the lineup for this year's edition of the internationally acclaimed camping festival, taking place June 16-19, 2022 on the Bonnaroo Farm, located just 60 miles southeast of Nashville in Manchester, Tennessee. Bonnaroo 2022 will once again present a wide-ranging bill featuring a spectacular selection of top artists performing ...

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Watch TOOL Play First Concert In Nearly Two Years

TOOL kicked off its 2022 tour in support of the "Fear Inoculum" album Monday night (January 10) at the Matthew Knight Arena in Eugene, Oregon. It marked the band's first live appearance since March 2020 when TOOL's trek was cut short following a gig in Portland, Oregon due to the burgeoning pandemic. The setlist for ...

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Watch TOOL Rehearse For Upcoming Tour

Video footage of TOOL's final pre-tour rehearsal before the launch of the band's U.S. arena tour can be seen below. The four-minute clip, which was originally shared via guitarist Adam Jones's Instagram account, features Jones, bassist Justin Chancellor and drummer Danny Carey playing the songs "The Patient" and "The Pot". Absent from the video is ...

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MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Weighs In On ASTROWORLD Festival Disaster: 'It's A Horrible, Horrible Tragedy'

MASTODON drummer Brann Dailor has described the recent Astroworld concert tragedy as "a horrible situation." Ten people, including a 9-year-old and two teenagers, died while many more were injured after a crowd surge during Travis Scott's performance at the Houston music festival. The rapper has since been critized for appearing to keep the show going ...

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BILL KELLIHER: Why MASTODON Splits Songwriting Credits Equally

MASTODON guitarist Bill Kelliher spoke to the FM99 WNOR radio station about the fact that he and his bandmates decided from the beginning to split their songwriting credits equally between the four members of the group. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In our band, when we first started, I remember when signing [a record ...

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Video Surfaces Of TOOL Drummer DANNY CAREY's Arrest

TMZ has obtained video of TOOL drummer Danny Carey's arrest for an alleged assault Sunday night (December 12) at the Kansas City airport. In the clip, Carey can be heard berating the officers and telling the person filming him to "videotape all of this." The musician, who can be seen wearing ...

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SKILLET Frontman Says RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Has Become 'Government Rock'

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has pushed back against the criticism he has received for his comments about COVID-19 vaccine mandates. During an appearance on Apologia Radio, hosted by Luke Pierson, a pastor/elder at Apologia Church, the 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, addressed the ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS On Touring During The Pandemic: 'You Have To Scale Back Your Extracurricular Activities'

MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke to Rapture Radio about the band's recently launched North American tour with OPETH and ZEAL & ARDOR. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're at the beginning of it. The first couple of shows have been fantastic. And it's that reminder, after a couple of years break, that being in ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform 'Teardrinker' On 'Late Night With Seth Meyers'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON performed the song "Teardrinker" on last night's (Tuesday, November 23) episode of "Late Night With Seth Meyers". You can now watch their appearance below. "Teardrinker" is taken from MASTODON's latest album, "Hushed And Grim", which came out on October 29. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" was recorded at West ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'Vaccine Mandates Are Much More About Tyranny Than They Are Actually Keeping People Safe'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, has once again railed against COVID-19 vaccine mandates, saying they are "much more about tyranny than they are actually keeping people safe." The 46-year-old vocalist/bassist, who previously publicly revealed that he was unvaccinated, discussed his views on the COVID-19 vaccines during an ...

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