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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'That's Lame As Hell'

Former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also ...

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Former SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Is Focusing On His Solo Projects: 'It's A Healthier Environment For Me'

Former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has confirmed that he is focusing on his solo projects following his departure from the band. Although Rizzo's exit from SOULFLY was never officially announced, it was revealed yesterday (Thursday, August 5) that FEAR FACTORY's Dino Cazares will play guitar for SOULFLY on the Max Cavalera-fronted band's upcoming U.S. tour, ...

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Former SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Launches HAIL THE HORNS, Announces 'Best-Of' Compilation

Guitar virtuoso Marc Rizzo (SOULFLY, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) has launched HAIL THE HORNS, a new project alongside bassist Tony Campos (STATIC-X, FEAR FACTORY, SOULFLY) and drummer Christian "Opus" Lawrence (DEAD BY WEDNESDAY, ELLEFSON). The trio has recorded a cover of the KISS classic "God Of Thunder", with Campos handling lead vocals. The track was recorded by ...

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TED NUGENT: 'I Was Born With The Right To Keep And Bear Arms'

Outspoken conservative rocker Ted Nugent has defended his right to bear arms under the Second Amendment, arguing that he "got it from God." The 72-year-old rocker discussed his natural-born rights as an American while talking to Tucker Carlson for the newest episode of Fox Nation's "Tucker Carlson Today". "I was born with the right to ...

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NIGHTWISH Side Project AURI Drops New Single, 'The Valley'

AURI, the project featuring NIGHTWISH mainman/keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen and his wife, popular Finnish singer Johanna Kurkela, will release its second album, "II - Those We Don't Speak Of", on September 3 via Nuclear Blast. The effort will be the follow-up to AURI's self-titled debut LP, which came out in March 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The ...

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MR. BIG Celebrates 30th Anniversary Of 'Lean Into It' With Remastered Expanded Edition + Limited Vinyl Single Box Set

MR. BIG is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its chart-topping album "Lean Into It" with a remastered and expanded anniversary-edition reissue, available digitally, on CD and as a highly collectible limited-edition box set made up of five individual colored seven-inch singles via evoXS. Physical editions of "Lean Into It" reissue will be available this Friday, ...

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Rockers Pay Tribute To ZZ TOP Bassist DUSTY HILL

Ozzy Osbourne, Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) and Billy Corgan (SMASHING PUMPKINS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of ZZ TOP bassist Dusty Hill. Hill died in his sleep at home in Houston, Texas, according to ZZ TOP's ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Details Hilarious Encounter With PAUL MCCARTNEY

In a recent chat with ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante, FOZZY frontman and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho detailed his hilarious 2015 encounter with THE BEATLES legend Paul McCartney. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When Ringo [Starr] got inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, I know [a lady who], she's not working for ...

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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER Announces Reissue Of 'Snapshot' Solo Album With Previously Unreleased Demo Tracks

Almost 20 years after the release of his fourth solo album, Roger Glover has announced the long-awaited re-release of "Snapshot". The album is out October 8 on CD, with vinyl arriving on November 19. In 2002, the DEEP PURPLE bassist joined forces with the Guilty Party, teaming up with vocalist Randall Bramblett, daughter Gillian Glover, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Guest On New JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES Album

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine makes a guest appearance on the new album from John 5. The former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist revealed Mustaine's participation in the project during a new interview with Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station. Speaking about his upcoming LP, which is titled "Sinner" and is due ...

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KISS Announces New Licensing Partnerships And New Retail Programs

KISS and the band's exclusive global licensing agent Epic Rights have signed new licensing agreements in the last year across multiple product categories for key territories worldwide with many new and unique products for retail. The new KISS product launches will coincide with the return of the "End Of The Road" world tour, which launched ...

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