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IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN: 'We Do Not Plan To Make Long Songs'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Hangin' & Bangin': Artists On Lockdown" online show, Nicko McBrain discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. Asked if he and his bandmates actually set ...

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U.D.O. Releases Music Video For New Single 'Prophecy'

U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album "Game Over", on October 22 via AFM Records. The official music video for the disc's third single, "Prophecy", can be seen below. Not one for embellishment. Dirkschneider strikes a sour note on "Game Over". If mankind does not rethink several ...

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Watch DAVE GROHL Discuss His Upcoming 'The Storyteller' Book

Dey Street Books, an imprint of the William Morrow Group at HarperCollins, will publish "The Storyteller" by Grammy-winning musician, documentary filmmaker, and fledgling author Dave Grohl. Dey Street VP and editorial director Carrie Thornton negotiated the deal with WME. Grohl is managed by Silva Artist Management. The book will go on sale October 5 and ...

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KISS: Front-Row Fan-Filmed Video Of Entire Mansfield Concert

KISS kicked off the summer 2021 leg of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour August 18 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Front-row fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be viewed below. The Mansfield show marked KISS's first full-length live appearance in front of an audience since March 2020. KISS frontman ...

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HYPOCRISY To Release 'Worship' Album In November; 'Chemical Whore' Music Video Available

With governments finally admitting that UFOs do in fact exist, and humanity attempting to heal from a state of the recent crisis, the timing couldn't be more appropriate for the newest addition to the HYPOCRISY catalog: "Worship". Due on November 26 via Nuclear Blast Records, "Worship" is 11 tracks of precise, ferocious musicianship. Commonly inspired ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON: Why IRON MAIDEN Keeps Writing Long, Progressive Songs

During a recent interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation Virtual Invasion", Bruce Dickinson discussed IRON MAIDEN's penchant for writing long, progressive intricate songs, including on the band's latest effort, "Senjutsu", which features three tracks whose running time exceeds 10 minutes each. "Steve [Harris, MAIDEN bassist] and I are partially responsible [for that]," he said (as transcribed ...

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HELMET To Release First Official Live Album, 'Live And Rare'

HELMET's first official live album, "Live And Rare", will be released on November 26 via earMUSIC. It will be made available on heavyweight black vinyl as well as a CD digipak edition and digital. Frontman Page Hamilton, who formed HELMET in early 1989, recalls: "After persuading our label folks in Hamburg to bake these old ...

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JERRY CANTRELL And KIM THAYIL Set For 2022 'The Sounds Of Seattle' Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp In Los Angeles

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell, SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil and original PEARL JAM drummer Dave Krusen will take part in "The Sounds Of Seattle" Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp, set to take place February 17-20, 2022 in Los Angeles. Thayil said in a statement: "The past few years have been unusually difficult and at ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Is 'Really Fine' After Testing Positive For COVID-19, Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated

Gene Simmons says that he is "really fine," two days after it was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The KISS bassist/vocalist credited his vaccination for keeping his infection "minimal" and encouraged others to consider getting the COVID-19 shot. "Thanks to the vaccine, I'm really fine," Gene tweeted. He also responded to a ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: COVID-19 'Kicked My Ass'

Paul Stanley says that his battle with COVID-19 is over. The KISS frontman tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus last week, forcing the postponement of at least three KISS shows. Yesterday evening (Monday, August 30), Paul took to his Twitter to write: "My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others ...

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