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ALICE COOPER Is Once Again Collaborating With Hitmaker DESMOND CHILD

Grammy-winning and Emmy-nominated songwriter-producer Desmond Child, who is widely recognized as one of music's most accomplished hitmakers, has revealed that he is working on new music with legendary rocker Alice Cooper. This past Wednesday (July 15), Desmond took to his social media to write: "SCHOOL'S OUT FOR THE SUMMER! Alice Cooper and I are cooking ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases First Music Video For Upcoming Solo Album

Corey Taylor has posted the first behind-the-scenes teaser from the making of his new solo video. It will be the lead single and video from the SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman's upcoming debut solo album, tentatively due in September. Taylor recorded the effort with his solo band consisting of Jason Christopher on bass, Dustin Schoenhofer ...

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METALLICA & SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY: 'S&M2' Live Album And Video Details Revealed

METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony's September 6 and September 8, 2019 "S&M²" concerts were historic on multiple levels: They served as the grand opening of San Francisco's Chase Center, reunited the band and Symphony for the first time since the 1999 performances captured on the Grammy-winning "S&M" album, and featured the first-ever symphonic renditions of ...

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ALICE COOPER Says Racist Cops Should Be 'Weeded Out'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper spoke to Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio about how today's "Black Lives Matter" protests against police brutality and injustice recall the turbulent 1960s, when people marched for civil rights, women’s rights, and against the American war in Vietnam. "Well, isn't it amazing that that was 50, 60 years ago, or ...

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JACK RUSSELL Teams Up With ROBIN MCAULEY For Quarantine Acoustic Cover Of TOTO's 'Hold The Line'

Jack Russell (GREAT WHITE, JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) and Robin McAuley (MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP, SURVIVOR) have teamed up with several friends to record a quarantine acoustic cover version of the TOTO classic "Hold The Line". Joining them are Robby Lochner (JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE) on steel-string acoustic guitars, Jose Antonio Rodriguez on nylon-string guitars, Felix ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Performs 'Fooling Yourself' With CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

43 years ago today, legendary rockers STYX released their triple-platinum album "The Grand Illusion", which included the smash hit "Fooling Yourself". With that release, STYX became the first band to score four triple-platinum albums in a row: "The Grand Illusion" (1977), "Pieces Of Eight" (1978), "Cornerstone" (1979), "Paradise Theater" (1981). As a celebratory nod ...

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DAVID LEE ROTH 'Changes' His Name

David Lee Roth has shared another piece of original artwork which was inspired by the COVID-19 crisis and protests over George Floyd 's death. The latest piece contains a tongue-in-cheek announcement of sorts, with the VAN HALEN frontman claiming to be changing his name. According to Roth, his decision to change his name to David ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Announce 'Re-Stitch These Wounds', A Re-Recording Of 'We Stitch These Wounds' Debut Album

California rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES will celebrate the tenth anniversary of their debut album, "We Stitch These Wounds", by releasing a re-recorded version of the LP, dubbed "Re-Stitch These Wounds", on June 26 via Sumerian Records. The cover artwork for the disc — which was reimagined by illustrator Luca Solo Macello — can be seen ...

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STYX Has Enough New Material For A Double Album

STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced and co-written with Will Evankovich, a longtime collaborator ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Cover Of 'We're An American Band'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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