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Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist JEN MAJURA Opens Up About Getting Fired From The Band: 'I'm Still In Shock'

Jen Majura has opened up about her exit from EVANESCENCE, saying she is "still in shock" about being fired from the Amy Lee-fronted band. The 39-year-old guitarist's departure from EVANESCENCE was announced on May 21 via social media. "It has been a very special chapter in the band with our dear fri...
June 22, 2022
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JAMES KOTTAK Denies Alcohol Played A Part In KINGDOM COME's Disastrous SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL Performance

KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has denied that alcohol played a role in the band's disastrous performance at a Swedish festival earlier in the month. KINGDOM COME's June 10 appearance at Sweden Rock Festival was described by the popular Swedish site Rocknytt as the event's "biggest fuckup." Write...
June 17, 2022
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GUNS N' ROSES: Video Podcast Focusing On First 50 Shows Launches Part Two Of Season One

Marc Canter and Jason Porath, the authors of the critically acclaimed book "Reckless Road", have launched part two of the inaugural first season of their video podcast "The First 50 Gigs: Guns N' Roses And The Making Of Appetite For Destruction". "Reckless Road", which was published in 2008 and won...
June 2, 2022
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JOE ELLIOTT: Why The Album Format Is Still Important For DEF LEPPARD

As rock superstars DEF LEPPARD return with a brand-new album, "Diamond Star Halos", vocalist Joe Elliott insists that the album format is still important — at least for DEF LEPPARD. "When we got together in 2014 we noticed a trend of people releasing one song a month," Elliott tells Rock Candy write...
May 31, 2022
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Watch: 'Distracted' KIRK HAMMETT Botches Intro To METALLICA's 'Nothing Else Matters' At BOSTON CALLING Festival

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett botched the intro to the power ballad "Nothing Else Matters" during the band's headlining set last night (Sunday, May 29) at the Boston Calling festival in Allston, Massachusetts. After teasing a bit of "More Than A Feeling", a BOSTON song, Kirk screwed up the openin...
May 30, 2022
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Releases Second Solo Single, 'Storm'

Dutch powerhouse singer Floor Jansen has just released the official music video for her second solo single, "Storm". The track is the follow-up to "Fire", which was made available in March via ADA, the division of Warner Music Group dedicated to independent label and artist distribution. Earlier thi...
May 26, 2022
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Watch: DAVID ELLEFSON Celebrates Life Of Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA With Special Livestream

The life of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza was celebrated with a special livestream on Saturday, May 21 at the official Nick Menza YouTube channel. Fans got the opportunity to stream the live event and get a behind-the-scenes sneak preview of the upcoming feature-length Menza documentary film "Thi...
May 22, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON To Co-Host Livestream Celebrating Life Of Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA

The life of late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza will be celebrated with a special livestream on Saturday, May 21 at 1 p.m. PST / 4 p.m. EST / 9 p.m. GMT at the official Nick Menza YouTube channel. Fans will get the opportunity to stream the live event and get a behind-the-scenes sneak preview of the up...
May 17, 2022
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Pirates

Like any enduring metal subgenre, symphonic metal needs its standard bearers. VISIONS OF ATLANTIS may have started off following directly in NIGHTWISH's footsteps, but the Austrians have steadily grown in stature and "Pirates" arrives as the wind billows aggressively in their sales. The band's last...
May 13, 2022
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RUSH's ALEX LIFESON Recalls Meeting LED ZEPPELIN's JIMMY PAGE: 'I Was So Nervous'

In a new interview with Guitar.com, RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson was asked if he has ever been "star-struck" while meeting someone famous over the course of his career. He said: "There were many times. But one that really stands out for me was in 1998. Geddy [Lee, RUSH bassist/vocalist] was on a trip...
May 13, 2022
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Explains Why Her Solo Album Won't Arrive Before 2023

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen, who is promoting her new solo single "Fire", was asked in a new interview with FaceCulture if she is planning to eventually release a full-length solo album. She said: "There are a lot more songs ready. There's not an album ready, but also because it would make no sens...
May 12, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Has 'Noticed A Huge Drop-Off In People Using Their Phones' At Pandemic-Era Concerts

In a new interview with 13th Floor, HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale was asked how it has been for her and her bandmates to return to performing live after not being able to play any shows for a year and a half during the coronavirus pandemic. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, i...
May 11, 2022
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FLOOR JANSEN: 'I Can't Imagine Leaving' NIGHTWISH

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen, who recently released a new solo single, "Fire", spoke to Metal Rules about her decision to launch a solo career nearly 25 years after she joined her first band. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "People need to know that NIGHTWISH and my solo career are n...
May 10, 2022
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FLOOR JANSEN: 'I Could Never Leave NIGHTWISH'

NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen recently released a new solo single, "Fire", via ADA, the division of Warner Music Group dedicated to independent label and artist distribution. Speaking to Finland's Chaoszine about her decision to launch a solo career nearly 25 years after she joined her first band, s...
April 30, 2022
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LIMP BIZKIT Shares Music Video For 'Dad Vibes'

LIMP BIZKIT has released the official music video for the song "Dad Vibes". The clip, which features cameos by STEEL PANTHER's Michael Starr and Stix Zadinia, can be seen below. "Dad Vibes", which was originally premiered during the band's concert at Lollapalooza last July, appears on LIMP BIZKIT's...
April 21, 2022