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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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METALLICA To Headline This Year's BOTTLEROCK Festival

METALLICA and PINK will headline the BottleRock Napa Valley music festival, set to take place May 27-29 at the Napa Valley Expo in Northern California. Tickets run $379-$4,995 and go on sale at 10 a.m. Tuesday for the three-day event, which will also feature GRETA VAN FLEET, THE BLACK CROWES, TWENTY ONE PILOTS, SILVERSUN PICKUPS, ...

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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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JUDAS PRIEST To Tour As Quartet While Former Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Focuses On His Production Work

JUDAS PRIEST will perform as a four-piece on its upcoming tour as the band's former touring guitarist Andy Sneap, who co-produced the British heavy metal legends' 2018 album "Firepower", plans to focus on production work. Sneap, who is also known for his work in NWOBHM revivalists HELL and cult thrash outfit SABBAT, began touring with ...

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Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY On Last Month's CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concerts: 'I Didn't Play Very Well'

On December 11-12, 2021, former DEATH members played two shows commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of the band's mastermind Chuck Schuldiner at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) performed DEATH's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing" (1990), in its entirety under the LIVING MONSTROSITY banner, while Steve DiGiorgio ...

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SCORPIONS To Release 'Rock Believer' Single Next Week

SCORPIONS' new single, "Rock Believer", will be released on Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET. The first snippet of the song will go live on Friday, January 7 via TikTok. The single's cover art was designed by Klaus Voormann and can be found below. "Rock Believer" is the title track ...

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DJ ASHBA: Why I 'Bowed Out' Of GUNS N' ROSES

In a new interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", DJ Ashba once again spoke about his decision to leave GUNS N' ROSES more than six years ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm a huge GN'R fan. The only reason I joined the band is because I grew up on the music, ...

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Thorns - TONY MARTIN

When legendary bands replace iconic vocalists with new frontmen, apprehension takes hold. Bands as varied as AC/DC, DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, IRON MAIDEN, VAN HALEN and ALICE IN CHAINS were put to the test for various reasons — numerous times for some — and the results varied immensely. The debate within the peanut gallery regarding BLACK ...

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FALLING IN REVERSE Releases New Single 'Zombified'

Platinum-selling rock band FALLING IN REVERSE has released the official Jensen Noen-directed music video for its new single "Zombified". The song was written by FALLING IN REVERSE frontman Ronnie Radke along with Cody Quistad and Jon Lundin. "Zombified" is expected to appear on FALLING IN REVERSE's upcoming EP, "Neon Zombie", which will be released "soon," ...

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Official RONNIE JAMES DIO Documentary To Be Released This Year: It 'Goes All The Way Through His Life Till The End'

Wendy Dio, widow and longtime manager of Ronnie James Dio, spoke to Argentinian journalist Lucas Gordon about the upcoming career-spanning documentary on the life and times of the legendary rock icon. It is the first documentary about Dio to be fully authorized by the artist's estate. BMG is both financier and executive producer of the ...

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METALLICA Hits 1.3 Billion In 2021 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed 1.3 billion times on Spotify in 2021. This marks the third year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period. The heavy metal legends' social media revealed their latest streaming feat on Friday (December 31), adding ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Drummer Launches 'Pure Hard Rock' Band UMBILICUS

Drummer Paul Mazurkiewicz (CANNIBAL CORPSE), guitarist Taylor Nordberg (INHUMAN CONDITION, THE ABSENCE, FORE), bassist Vernon Blake (ANARCHUS) and vocalist Brian Stephenson (FORE, OLD JAMES) have joined forces in a new rock and roll band called UMBILICUS. Mazurkiewicz says: "UMBILICUS was formed in the summer of 2020 and driven by our love of rock and roll ...

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Ex-DIO Guitarist CRAIG GOLDY Says 'Stubborn' People Who Refuse To Take COVID-19 Vaccine 'Don't See The Bigger Picture'

Former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy recently spoke to Metal Express Radio about how musicians have been affected by the restrictive environments imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, and the corresponding technological implications. He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Everything is about self-preservation right now, but at the same time, there's ...

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Watch Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Perform At 'ONEVEGAS' Event At Las Vegas's Allegiant Stadium

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba performed last night (Wednesday, December 29) at the Las Vegas Bowl's "ONEVEGAS" presented by Toyota, an event that brought the sports and entertainment community together at Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas to celebrate their collective year in sports while showing support for the Southern Nevada ...

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