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THE ROLLING STONES Partner With Audio Brand V-MODA To Release Limited-Edition Headphones

V-MODA, award-winning manufacturer of the world's finest high-fidelity audio devices, Roland, world-renowned electronic musical instrument manufacturer, and Bravado, Universal Music Group's merchandise and brand management company, celebrate the world's greatest rock and roll band, THE ROLLING STONES, in officially licensed, limited edition over-ear headphones. The Crossfade 2 Wireless, Rolling Stones Edition, is available in three ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: Why Supergroup Called It Quits

During an appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL) spoke about the status of DEADLAND RITUAL, the supergroup he started a few years ago with bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA). "I think it's done, although ...

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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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VOIVOD Drops Another New Song 'Paranormalium'

Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD will release their new studio album, "Synchro Anarchy", on February 11 via Century Media Records. The follow-up to 2018's "The Wake" was produced by Francis Perron at RadicArt Studio and features cover artwork created by VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin. The official lyric video for the second single from ...

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Epigone - WILDERUN

Some of us are still recovering from hearing the last WILDERUN album, 2019's "Veil of Imagination", for the first time. Not that the pursuit of the perfect progressive metal hybrid is any kind of sensible endeavor, but there was something extraordinarily rich and all-encompassing about the music on the band's third full-length record. WILDERUN were, ...

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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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AVATAR Releases New Song 'Cruel And Unusual'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new song, "Cruel And Unusual". Check it out below. "It feels self-evident," the band states about the track. "Violent thoughts channeled through violent riffs, demented thoughts driven by a sick groove. It's simply a very sexy song." Earlier this fall, AVATAR, who are known to smash the boundaries between ...

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DIRTY HONEY To Kick Off NHL's Winter Classic With PRINCE Cover

DIRTY HONEY, one of rock's hottest new bands, will help kick off the 2022 National Hockey League (NHL) Winter Classic on New Year's Day as part of TNT's event coverage. Filmed on one of Minnesota's iconic frozen lakes and directed by Turner Sports' Tyler Lassiter and Craig Murray, the band — Marc LaBelle (vocals), John ...

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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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