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Campaign To Replace ROBERT E. LEE Statue With Late GWAR Frontman ODERUS URUNGUS Garners Nearly 50,000 Signatures

A fan-launched campaign to replace the controversial Robert E. Lee monument in Richmond, Virginia with a statue of late GWAR frontman Oderus Urungus has garnered more than 48,000 signatures, with a goal of 50,000. The Confederate general died in 1870, 20 years before his statue was erected on Richmond's Monument Avenue. Launched on June 12, ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JINXX Blasts DONALD TRUMP For Refusing To Rename Military Bases Named After Confederate Generals

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jeremy "Jinxx" Ferguson has slammed President Donald Trump for refusing to rename forts named after Confederate leaders and soldiers. As Americans continue to grapple with systemic racism, there is a growing call to remove symbols honoring Confederate figures from military bases — including Fort Lee, Fort Hood, Fort Benning, Fort Gordon, ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Surprise Releases 'Grief & Distance' EP

SEVENDUST co-founder, vocalist, and guitarist Clint Lowery has surprise released the "Grief & Distance" EP via Rise Records. Lowery recorded the five-song set entirely in quarantine at Sawhorse Studios. The EP features three brand new songs, as well as acoustic versions of "What's The Matter" and "Kings" from Lowery's January 2020-released solo debut "God Bless ...

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RUSH Releases New Animated Music Video For 'The Spirit Of Radio'

Today, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of "Permanent Waves", Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees RUSH have premiered their new official conceptual music video for "The Spirit Of Radio". The animated video captures the magic, spirit and growth of the FM radio format with a nostalgic nod to the pioneering DJs broadcasting music ...

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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE And TROY MCLAWHORN Cover BANANARAMA's 'Cruel Summer' (Video)

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee and guitarist Troy McLawhorn recently performed a cover version of BANANARAMA's "Cruel Summer" for Germany's MagentaMusik 360. Video footage of their rendition can now be seen below. EVANESCENCE's long-awaited new album, "The Bitter Truth", will arrive later this year. The disc's first single, "Wasted On You", came out last month and ...

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Rapper POST MALONE Reveals His Favorite Heavy Metal Bands

Rapper Post Malone made a surprise guest appearance during a live video chat Wednesday (June 10) between MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert. Asked to name his favorite metal bands, Post Malone, a lifelong rock fan, said: "I'd say y'all. I mean, MEGADETH has gotta be the best for me. I ...

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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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BAD WOLVES Singer Embraces Conspiracy Theories About 'Black Lives Matter', Says Racism In U.S. Is 'Manufactured'

BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext has shared his views on the current state of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and what he believes is actually happening behind the scenes, along with his thoughts on racism and whether it exists. In a six-plus-minute video posted on Instagram, Vext suggests that "Black Lives Matter" was created by ...

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KISS Announces More Details For Rescheduled 'Kiss Kruise X'

"Kiss Kruise X", which was scheduled to take place October 30 - November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl, has been officially postponed to October 29 – November 3, 2021. Join the KISS members as they sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras aboard Norwegian Jewel. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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Ex-VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER Releases Video For 'Wounded' From Upcoming GARDNER/JAMES Album 'Synergy'

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner has released the official music video for the song "Wounded" from GARDNER*JAMES, her collaborative project with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO. The track is taken from GARDNER*JAMES's upcoming album, "Synergy", which will be released later in the year via Pavement ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Unveils Music Video For 'The Heresy'

The official music video for "The Heresy", a new song from Cleveland masked metallers MUSHROOMHEAD, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth album, "A Wonderful Life", which will be released on June 19 via Napalm Records. Hair-raisingly dynamic and socially-inclined, "The Heresy" is a melodic, haunting rally cry featuring the ...

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