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Even The Devil Believes - STRYPER

As THE DAMNED memorably put it back in 1979: "religion doesn't mean a thing/it's just another way to be right-wing". Not that the STRYPER album is full of paeans to Mike Pence, of course. Always a much better band than their vexed reputation would suggest, the Orange County crew made a handful of great records ...

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BAD RELIGION's GREG GRAFFIN Explains Band's Longevity

In a new interview with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast, vocalist Greg Graffin of punk rock veterans BAD RELIGION was asked to explain the band's enduring popularity. He said (hear audio below): "It's hard to say, man. I think the music historians need to dig into it a little bit, and the music critics need ...

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HALESTORM's JOSH SMITH Says It's Important For Musicians To 'Use Whatever Platform They Have To Provoke Debate'

HALESTORM bassist Josh Smith has defended musicians' right to speak out on political issues, saying that "it's important that people use whatever platform they have to provoke debate." Asked in a new interview with U.K.'s Devils Gate Music about singer-songwriter Jason Isbell catching flak from some fans when he recently voiced ...

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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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BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Feat. Former CHILDREN OF BODOM Frontman ALEXI LAIHO: New Music Is In The Works

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, is working on material for its debut album. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri Väyrynen, guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Lauri Salomaa. In a new interview with Finland's

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SANCTUARY: 30th-Anniversary Edition Of 'Into The Mirror Black' To Include Demo Tracks, Live Recordings

SANCTUARY will release the 30th-anniversary edition of "Into The Mirror Black" on October 9. "Into The Mirror Black", originally released in 1990, is a truly special, much-revered metal record, which received massive critical acclaim back when it came out and is still loved dearly to the very day. Its gloomy atmosphere and thought-provoking lyrics, its ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: 'A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2' Collection To Include Four Previously Unreleased Songs

The second instalment of FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's greatest-hits collection, "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2", is now available for pre-order on CD, orange double vinyl, plus pre-release exclusive purple double vinyl and pre-release exclusive white double vinyl from Better Noise Music. "A Decade Of Destruction - Volume 2" includes four previously unreleased tracks: ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Criticizes America's Response To COVID-19 Pandemic: 'We Need Some Adults In The Room'

George Lynch has criticized the United States' inability to contain the spread of COVID-19 as effectively as other countries, saying "we need some adults in the room." As of Thursday (August 27), there were nearly 25 million confirmed global COVID-19 cases and over 800 thousand deaths worldwide, according to the John Hopkins Coronavirus Resource Center. ...

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RIKKI ROCKETT Says FRANKIE BANALI Reached Out To Him Two Months After He Was Diagnosed With Pancreatic Cancer

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "This May End Badly With Craig Fraser" podcast, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett spoke about his friendship with QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali, who died last week after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The 59-year-old Rikki, who went through his own battle with cancer five years ago, said ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Blasts DONALD TRUMP: 'If The President Says Something, I Do The Opposite'

Ozzy Osbourne recently sat down with co-host Billy Morrison for another episode of "Ozzy Speaks" on SiriusXM's Ozzy's Boneyard. During the episode, Ozzy discussed music, talking about the story behind his "No More Tears" album, how THE BEATLES "always had great melodies" and more. Additionally, Ozzy and Billy spoke about the COVID-19 pandemic, reminding listeners ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Doesn't Understand Why 'People Feel The Need To Post Political Hate'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he can't understand why people "feel the need" to ridicule others for their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments shortly after the Republican National Convention kicked off Monday morning in Charlotte, North Carolina, with a roll call formally nominating Donald Trump to run in the November ...

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