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K.K. DOWNING Believes His Exit From JUDAS PRIEST Was 'Orchestrated': 'I Don't Really Feel As Though I Left The Band'

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that he had "a change of mind" about leaving the band before his exit was officially announced a decade ago. Downing left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance. He was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. ...

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Rockers React To DEREK CHAUVIN's Guilty Verdict

Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE), Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Zach Myers (SHINEDOWN), Piggy D. (ROB ZOMBIE), and Ice-T (BODY COUNT) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the news that the jury has found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts ...

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Book And Multimedia Set Of JIM MORRISON's Collected Writings To Be Made Available

Following the 50th anniversary of THE DOORS album "L.A. Woman", Genesis Publications has created an official, limited-edition book and multimedia set of Jim Morrison's collected writings, produced in collaboration with the family and estate of Jim Morrison. Genesis has been granted unlimited access to Jim Morrison's archives, including 28 of his personal notebooks. This limited ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Releases Music Video For 'Necrogenic Resurrection'

Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have released the official David Brodsky-directed music video for the song "Necrogenic Resurrection". The track is taken the band's 15th studio album, "Violence Unimagined", which was released on April 16 via Metal Blade Records. Comprised of eleven tracks, "Violence Unimagined" is state-of-the-art death metal played with passion and breathless ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Drops Lyric Video For 'Your Mom'

Serj Tankian has unveiled a lyric video for the song "Your Mom". The clip was directed by artist and animator David Bradford, who has worked with Tankian on solo projects as well as projects with SYSTEM OF A DOWN. Bradford explains his concept for the "Your Mom" clip: "As I listened to the beginning of ...

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Former SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says Climate Change Doesn't Exist, Calls JOE BIDEN 'The Dumbest Of The Dumb'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has once again expressed doubt about climate change. Apparently reacting to news reports that President Joe Biden is preparing to instruct federal agencies to take sweeping action to combat climate-related financial risks to government and the economy, including moves that could impose new regulations on businesses, ...

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TED NUGENT Says Capitol Rioters Were 'Black Lives Matter' And 'Antifa' Supporters 'Wearing TRUMP Shirts'

Ted Nugent has repeated the baseless conspiracy theory that the riot at the U.S. Capitol was orchestrated by Antifa and Black Lives Matter. On January 6, supporters of former president Donald Trump stormed the U.S. Capitol, vandalized the building and assaulted police officers. Five people died, including a Capitol police officer and a woman shot ...

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Liquid Tension Experiment 3 - LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT

Expectations are set unreasonably high when a revered band records its first album in over twenty years, especially when it's from a collection of musicians as extraordinary as LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT. The supergroup — consisting of DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci, now DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, former-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist / ...

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Violence Unimagined - CANNIBAL CORPSE

CANNIBAL CORPSE is the biggest band in the history of death metal. It's ultimately a subjective argument as to whether or not they're the best death metal band ever, but that's indisputably a valid contention. The band has made waves within the world of heavy metal and well beyond. They've been on the brunt-end of ...

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ALEX WEBSTER Reflects On CANNIBAL CORPSE's 'Vile' Album Cracking BILLBOARD Chart: 'It Was A Big Deal For A Death Metal Band'

In a recent interview with Kyle McGinn of Dead Rhetoric, bassist Alex Webster of Florida death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE reflected on the band's 1996 album, "Vile". "Vile" marked the first CANNIBAL CORPSE album with now longtime vocalist George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher, who replaced Chris Barnes (SIX FEET UNDER). Barnes reportedly left ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Blasts Anti-Maskers: 'If Suffering Is Putting A Mask On, You Don't Know What Suffering Means'

George Lynch has blasted people who are defiantly skeptical of mask wearing, calling their refusal to wear masks in public spaces "very juvenile and selfish and irresponsible and childish." While more than 550,000 Americans have died so far as a result of COVID-19, a number of people have come out against COVID-19 response measures, including ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Refuses To Shut Up About Politics

Serj Tankian has defended his right to speak out on political issues. The SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, who is currently promoting a new documentary about his life and activist work, discussed his decision to publicly express his political views in a new interview with Brazil's G1. Asked how he responds to criticism from SYSTEM ...

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