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KISS Is Working On Career-Spanning Book Of Concert Posters

KISS is working on a coffee-table book of concert posters spanning the band's entire five-decade existence. Bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons discussed KISS's plans for the book during a May 7 Facebook Live chat with Scott Brown, the United States ambassador to New Zealand and Samoa. Asked if there are any projects KISS is working on right ...

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PANTERA's 'Social Distancing' T-Shirt Raises $100,000 For MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund

PANTERA's recently released limited-edition social distancing t-shirt has raised approximately $100,000 for the MusiCares COVID-19 Relief Fund. 40 percent of the net proceeds generated from the purchase of the shirt — which takes the classic image from PANTERA's "Vulgar Display Of Power" album and adds personal protective equipment (PPE) to the artwork, as well as ...

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Former BAD COMPANY Singer BRIAN HOWE Dead At 66

According to TMZ, former BAD COMPANY singer Brian Howe has died at the age of 66. Howe passed away Wednesday (May 6) at his home in Florida after suffering cardiac arrest. He had a history of heart issues, having previously had a heart attack in 2017. The singer was reportedly involved ...

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ENUFF Z'NUFF Announces New Studio Album 'Brainwashed Generation'

ENUFF Z'NUFF will release its new album, "Brainwashed Generation", on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2018's "Diamond Boy" is described in a press release as "a diverse collection of songs that demonstrate the progression of musical styles in the ENUFF Z'NUFF catalog, all while retaining the undercurrent that has kept them ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases 'Home Jams' Version Of 'Self Pollution' Song

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released a "Home Jams" version of his song "Self Pollution", which originally appeared on the 2017 album "Wall Of Sound". The new rendition of the song features Friedman, along with his longtime bandmates Kiyoshi (bass) and Jordan Ziff (guitar), plus Anup Sastry (drums). The split-screen video was filmed in ...

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ALAIN JOHANNES To Release 'Hum' Solo Album In July

Alain Johannes, co-creator of the highly influential '90s alternative rock band ELEVEN as well as a key contributor on releases from QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THEM CROOKED VULTURES and Chris Cornell, will release "Hum", his third solo album, on July 31 via Ipecac Recordings. "It's more about me than probably any album I've ever ...

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EDDIE VEDDER Offers PEARL JAM Birthday Package For COVID-19 Relief

PEARL JAM frontman Eddie Vedder has accepted the "All In Challenge" to raise money for COVID-19 relief efforts, offering a special concert "birthday package" that includes opportunity to join the band on stage. No matter when your birthday actually falls, you can join Vedder for a concert experience you'll never forget. You'll start the day ...

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SiriusXM Launches New Channels from GUNS N' ROSES, LED ZEPPELIN And METALLICA

SiriusXM has collaborated with acclaimed and iconic artists and their representatives to create personally curated audio experiences for listeners everywhere. The collection of exclusive music channels launching on Friday, May 1 — and in conjunction with SiriusXM's extended Stream Free period through May — are dedicated to megastars David Bowie, EAGLES, FLEETWOOD MAC, George Strait, ...

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SLIPKNOT's JIM ROOT Wants To Launch Solo Project

SLIPKNOT guitarist Jim Root says that he is using the coronavirus downtime to compile ideas for a possible solo album. Root spoke about the possibility of launching a solo project during an interview with Loudwire conducted while he was in quarantine. "Now that we have this bananas, insane pandemic thing going ...

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MARILYN MANSON's New Album Is 'Finished' And It Is A 'Masterpiece,' Says Collaborator SHOOTER JENNINGS

Marilyn Manson has completed work on his highly anticipated new studio album. The project's status was revealed by collaborator Shooter Jennings, who took to his Instagram to say that the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" was "finished," also calling it a "masterpiece." Manson replied to Shooter's post, writing in the comments "Finished masterpiece album" ...

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Bassist JEROEN PAUL THESSELING Rejoins OBSCURA

Veteran bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (QUADVIUM, SALAZH TRIO, ex-PESTILENCE) has rejoined the German progressive death metallers OBSCURA as a permanent member after a nine-year break. Thesseling, known for his signature fretless playing in death metal and world fusion, joined OBSCURA in 2007 and appeared on the band's critically acclaimed full-length albums "Cosmogenesis" (2009) and ...

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