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Unvaccinated Ex-CRO-MAGS Singer JOHN JOSEPH Says He Beat Omicron By 'Investing' In His Immune System

Former CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph says that he beat COVID-19 by "investing" in his immune system. The 59-year-old, who is also an author, Ironman triathlete and proponent of a vegan, clean-living lifestyle, shared the news of his diagnosis in an Instagram video earlier today (Monday, December 20). He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm wearing ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Shares New Photo Of GLENN TIPTON

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has posted a new photo of the band's ailing guitarist Glenn Tipton. Earlier today, Halford took to his Instagram to share a photo of him with his 74-year-old bandmate, apparently taken at one of their respective homes in the U.K. as they prepare to celebrate the holidays with their families. ...

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METALLICA Plays Deep Cuts At Second 40th-Anniversary Show At San Francisco's Chase Center (Video)

METALLICA played the second of two shows celebrating its 40th anniversary last night (Sunday, December 19) at San Francisco, California's Chase Center. While in-person tickets were available exclusively to members of the group's Fifth Member fan club, METALLICA fans across the globe were able to view the performance live from home or on mobile via ...

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Watch THE AGONIST's First Live Performance In Nearly Two Years

Team Montreal Metal has uploaded video of THE AGONIST's December 17 concert at Théâtre Corona in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The event, which also included headliners CRYPTOPSY along with THE GREAT SABATINI, NECROTIC MUTATION and BURNING THE OPPRESSOR, marked THE AGONIST's first live performance in nearly two years. THE AGONIST released a new EP, "Days Before ...

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LZZY HALE Says Making New HALESTORM Album Was 'Most Difficult, Maddening And Rewarding Process Yet'

HALESTORM has finished mastering its new album for an early 2022 release. The follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" was once again produced by Nick Raskulinecz who first helmed HALESTORM's 2017 effort "ReAniMate 3.0: The CoVeRs eP" and was previously described by singer Lzzy Hale as the group's "fifth member." On Saturday (December 18), Lzzy shared a ...

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KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Play Late-Night Set Of Covers Following METALLICA's 40th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

After METALLICA finished its first 40th-anniversary concert at the Chase Center in San Francisco, California Friday night (December 17), guitarist Kirk Hammett and bassist Robert Trujillo cut across town to the legendary Fillmore where they performed a late-night set of cover tunes with THE WEDDING BAND. In addition to Hammett and Trujillo, THE WEDDING BAND's ...

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Watch LARS ULRICH's Sons Play TAIPEI HOUSTON Concert At METALLICA's 'San Francisco Takeover'

TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, performed last night (Thursday, December 16) at the August Hall in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed video of the concert, which was part of a series of METALLICA's "San Francisco Takeover" events to help mark the group's 40th anniversary, can ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER Shares First Instagram Post In A Year

ICED EARTH guitarist Jon Schaffer has apparently returned to social media, just days after he was sued by District of Columbia Attorney General Karl Racine in an effort to recover the millions of dollars the city spent to defend the U.S. Capitol during the January 6 attack. Earlier today (Friday, December 17), the official ICED ...

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ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS Joined By MATT SORUM, GILBY CLARKE, JOE BONAMASSA, Others At 72nd-Birthday Bash: Video, Photos

Former GUNS N' ROSES members Matt Sorum and Gilby Clarke, along with blues rock guitarist Joe Bonamassa, were among the guests who performed with Billy Gibbons at the ZZ TOP frontman's 72nd-birthday bash last night (Thursday, December 16) at The Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Undergoes Shoulder Surgery

KISS frontman Paul Stanley underwent a shoulder surgery this past Tuesday (December 14). Several hours after the procedure, the vocalist/guitarist, who will turn 70 next month, took to his Twitter to share a post-op photo of himself resting at home, and he included the following message: "SHOULDER SURGERY TODAY! How many show related surgeries have ...

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'METALLICA Day' Proclaimed In San Francisco On Band's 40th Anniversary

San Francisco mayor London Breed proclaimed Thursday (December 16) as "Metallica Day" in the city, ahead of the band’s citywide "takeover" this weekend for its 40th anniversary. Earlier today, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo appeared with Breed and Another Planet Entertainment president Gregg Perloff for a press event where an official proclamation ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Is 'Really Excited' About His Upcoming Solo Album: 'It Came Out Fantastic'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie spoke to Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show about his upcoming solo album "Beautiful Shade Of Gray", which is due on May 20, 2022 via InsideOut Music. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration ...

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AMARANTHE Drops Music Video For New Single 'PvP'

Swedish modern metallers AMARANTHE have dropped a music video for their latest single "PvP" (gamer speech for "Player Versus Player"). The track, which was released last month, was the official anthem for the Swedish team at the international e-sports world championship. The clip was directed by Poland's Grupa13, which previously worked with AMARANTHE on the ...

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Former METALLICA Bassist RON MCGOVNEY Dismisses BIFF BYFORD's 'Electric Fan' Anecdote As 'Total Fiction'

Former METALLICA bassist Ron McGovney has dismissed SAXON singer Biff Byford's anecdote about the first show the two bands played together nearly four decades ago as "total fiction." During a new appearance on "The Chuck Shute Podcast", Byford recounted a funny incident that allegedly happened when METALLICA was the support act for SAXON at the ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT On Getting Sober: 'I Don't Crave Or Feel Any Desire For Alcohol'

During an appearance on "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith, EXODUS's Gary Holt once again opened up about his decision to quit drinking alcohol. The 57-year-old musician, who resides in Northern California, said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Like millions of people worldwide, I was a victim of ...

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Ex-STEEL PANTHER Bassist TRAVIS HALEY (a.k.a. LEXXI FOXX) Plays First Show With HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS (Video)

HOLLYWOOD GODS N' MONSTERS, the new band featuring former STEEL PANTHER bassist Travis Haley (a.k.a. Lexxi Foxx) and longtime friend and television celebrity from MTV's "Pimp My Ride", Diggity Dave, made its live debut this past Friday, December 10 at Boondocks Patio & Grill in Scottsdale, Arizona. Photos and fan-filmed video of the concert can ...

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METALLICA Becomes Investor In TrillerNet

METALLICA, one of the most enduringly influential rock bands of all time, has announced that it has become an investor in TrillerNet, parent company to Triller, VERZUZ, Triad Combat, Triller Fight Club, FITE, and other leading media brands. Terms of the investment are confidential. "METALLICA, like Triller, shares the same passion for disrupting the status ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Honored With 'HN Award' From HEDE NIELSEN FAMILY FOUNDATION

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has received the HN Award from the Hede Nielsen Family Foundation. The award includes a cash prize of DKK 600,000, which he will donate to three different charities in Denmark: Dyrenes Beskyttelse, an organization that engages in animal welfare at national, European and international levels; Kofoeds Skole, an organization carrying out ...

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