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RUSH's NEIL PEART To Be Honored At MODERN DRUMMER FESTIVAL

LiveXLive, a global platform for livestream and on-demand audio, video and podcast content in music, comedy, and pop culture, recently announced that it has partnered with global publisher Modern Drummer to pay tribute to Neil Peart and drumming talent worldwide during the Modern Drummer Festival 2020, the twentieth annual edition of the festival. The

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OZZY OSBOURNE: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming To HOT TOPIC

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has released its latest artist collaboration: legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The figure is inspired by Ozzy's latest album, "Ordinary Man", and is exclusive to Hot Topic. Ozzy previously collaborated with Funko back in 2011, but that figure has ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says He Was 'So Hurt' By All The 'S**tty Things' NICK MENZA Said About Him Before His Death

Dave Mustaine says that he really wanted Nick Menza and Marty Friedman to return to MEGADETH more than five and a half years ago. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Menza was approached by Mustaine and bassist David ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Ludicrous'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to The ...

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MACABRE Announces First Album In Almost 10 Years, 'Carnival Of Killers'

Chicago legends of "murder metal/death metal" MACABRE will release their first full-length album in almost 10 years, "Carnival Of Killers", on November 13 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Lake Of Fire", can be streamed below. MACABRE's Corporate Death (a.k.a. guitarist/vocalist Lance Lencioni) comments: "'The Lake Of Fire' is about the hidden ...

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STRYPER Releases Music Video For 'Do Unto Others'

The official music video for "Do Unto Others", the new single from openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Even The Devil Believes", which is being released today (Friday, September 4) via Frontiers Music Srl. Filled with the band's signature riffs, harmony-laden melodies and ...

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BABYMETAL To Release Two New Live Albums Next Week

Japanese pop-metal band BABYMETAL will release two live albums next week. Captured on its "Metal Galaxy" world tour, the "Extra Show Legend - Metal Galaxy" was a two-day event held at Makuhari Messe (Japan) on January 25 and January 26, 2020. "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 1]" and "Legend - Metal Galaxy [Day 2]" will ...

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NIKKI SIXX's Music Catalog Acquired By HIPGNOSIS SONGS FUND LIMITED

Hipgnosis Songs Fund Limited, the first and only U.K.-listed investment company offering investors a pure-play exposure to songs and associated intellectual property rights, and its investment adviser, The Family (Music) Limited, have announced that the company has acquired the music catalog of musician, songwriter and producer Nikki Sixx, best known as the founding member, bassist, ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Tokyo Jukebox 3' Album In October

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", in Japan on October 21. Earlier today, Marty revealed the LP cover artwork via his social media, and he included the following message: "Just like everyone, I've had a real tough time dealing with 2020. We all suffered from a massive ...

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DED Drops New Song 'Parasite'

DED has shared the brand new song "Parasite". It serves as another taste of what's to come on the band's upcoming sophomore effort, the details of which will be revealed soon. "This is a straight-up DED track," says frontman Joe Cotela. "I think this will be a live fan favorite in the future once concerts ...

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ANTHRAX And DEATH ANGEL Members Cover MOTHER LOVE BONE's 'Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns' (Video)

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has teamed up with DEATH ANGEL singer Mark Osegueda and METAL ALLEGIANCE bassist Mark Menghi to record a cover version of MOTHER LOVE BONE's "Chloe Dancer/Crown Of Thorns", filmed while they were in quarantine. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "What ...

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PSYCHOSEXUAL Feat. Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER: 'Torch The Faith' Chart Positions

"Torch The Faith", the debut album from PSYCHOSEXUAL, the new rock band fronted by former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer, has registered the following first-week chart positions: No. 5 Current Hard Music Albums No. 12 Top New Artist Albums No. 24 Internet Albums No. 29 Record Label Independent Current Albums No. 30 Current ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE To Host AXS TV's 'A Year In Music'

AXS TV's acclaimed rock and culture series "A Year In Music" returns for its third season, premiering Sunday, October 4 at 9:30 p.m. ET/6:30 p.m. PT. In addition to 12 all-new episodes covering the landmark moments that shaped the '80s, '90s and Aughts, the series will feature a new host, Lzzy Hale — the popular ...

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Panther - PAIN OF SALVATION

Fans of PAIN OF SALVATION have been trained to expect the unexpected. With a catalogue that stretches back to the mid '90s, Sweden's most fervently adventurous prog metal band have little to prove at this point, but there's still absolutely no chance that leader and chief composer Daniel Gildenlöw will ever repeat himself. From early ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Clarifies 'Misinformation' About Who Is Responsible For Vandalizing Singer's Statue

Chris Cornell's widow Vicky has shot down rumors that supporters of the "Save The Children" humanitarian organization were responsible for vandalizing the singer's statue at Seattle's Museum of Pop Culture (MoPOP). Late Thursday night (August 20), Seattle station KIRO 7 News posted a photo of the statue of the SOUNDGARDEN frontman after it was painted ...

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Here Is Video Of WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Playing 'Eruption' On Bass

Wolfgang Van Halen has shared a short video of him playing his father's classic instrumental "Eruption" on bass. Check out the clip below. The 29-year-old musician, who started playing with VAN HALEN when his dad Eddie and uncle Alex reunited with David Lee Roth in 2007, joked in an accompanying message that his entire debut ...

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