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METALLICA Warns Fans About Crypto 'Scams'

METALLICA has warned fans about a series of cryptocurrency scams circulating on social media following the announcement of the band's new album, "72 Seasons". The warning follows a report that a 51-year-old Manhattan man was scammed by a fake METALLICA YouTube channel into transferring approximately...
December 6, 2022
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TARJA TURUNEN Revels In Post-NIGHTWISH Career: 'I Have Not Needed To Grow Balls'

By David E. Gehlke It has been 17 years since Tarja Turunen was unceremoniously dismissed from NIGHTWISH via an open letter posted to the internet for the world to read. Her initial shock and dismay over her dismissal became an opportunity for the operatic singer to pursue new avenues, namely a solo...
December 6, 2022
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THOMAS GABRIEL FISCHER Talks Classic CELTIC FROST: 'Those Times Were Magical'

By David E. Gehlke The new, meticulously assembled CELTIC FROST "Danse Macabre" box set, spanning the band's classic 1984 to 1987 era, is a triumph (for the lack of a better term). The set includes the studio album trio of "Morbid Tales", "To Mega Therion" and "Into The Pandemonium" on vinyl, along...
December 6, 2022
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JOE SATRIANI Says He 'Came Close' To Playing New York's 'Homecoming Concert' With ALEX VAN HALEN And DAVID LEE ROTH

During an appearance on the "Out Of The Box" show, which airs on the Q104.3 radio station in New York City, Joe Satriani spoke about being approached to reproduce Eddie Van Halen's guitar parts as part of an all-star VAN HALEN tribute project with Alex Van Halen and David Lee Roth. Recalling how the...
December 5, 2022
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AARON LEWIS Sings 'Let's Go, Brandon', Says 'We Can Make America Great Again' In New Song 'Let's Go Fishin''

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis played a new song called "Let's Go Fishin'" on December 4 at Hollywood Casino at Charles Town Races in Charles Town, West Virginia. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. The song's lyrics find the 50-year-old Lewis — an outspoken conservative rocker who r...
December 5, 2022
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WINGER's First Studio Album In Nearly A Decade Is Being Mixed

WINGER's seventh studio album is currently being mixed for a 2023 release. Earlier today, WINGER frontman Kip Winger shared a photo of him and a mixing engineer in the studio, and he included the following message: "Mixing #WingerVII!" WINGER's next LP will be the follow-up to 2014's "Better Days Co...
December 5, 2022
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Watch JOHN 5 Play Along To MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'Primal Scream'

Former ROB ZOMBIE and MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 has uploaded a video of him playing along to "Primal Scream", a song from MÖTLEY CRÜE's 1991 greatest-hits compilation "Decade Of Decadence 81-91". The 52-year-old rocker captioned the clip: "OK Kids it's another episode of Motley Mondays. Here's...
December 5, 2022
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GOJIRA Frontman Needs To Recharge His Batteries Before Starting Work On Next Album

In a new interview with Australia's Heavy, guitarist/vocalist Joseph Duplantier of French metallers GOJIRA was asked if there are plans for him and his bandmates to begin work on the follow-up to last year's "Fortitude" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Yeah, that would be a...
December 5, 2022
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NIGHTWISH Singer's Radiation Therapy Rescheduled For January; Asian Tour Postponed

NIGHTWISH has once again postponed its previously announced Asian tour. The trek was called off less than a month after NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen revealed that she was "cancer free" after recently undergoing surgery to have a tumor removed following a breast cancer diagnosis. Earlier today, the...
December 5, 2022
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EVANESCENCE's 'Fallen' Album Certified Diamond In U.S.

On November 30, EVANESCENCE's "Fallen" album was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association Of America (RIAA) for sales and streams of ten million units in the United States. Led by the smash single "Bring Me To Life", which also appeared on the soundtrack to the movie "Daredevil", "Fal...
December 5, 2022
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GHOST's 'Mary On A Cross' Single Certified Gold In U.S.

On November 30, GHOST's "Mary On A Cross" single was certified gold by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association Of America) for accumulating 500,000 certified units. According to the RIAA, one equivalent song unit is equal to a single digital song sale, or 150 on-demand audio and/or video streams. "...
December 5, 2022
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Watch GEOFF TATE Sing QUEENSRŸCHE's 'Queen Of The Reich' In Saint Charles, Illinois During Fall 2022 Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's December 4 performance at Arcada Theatre in Saint Charles, Illinois can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube channel MusicJunkie422). The show saw Tate playing many of QUEENSRŸCHE's biggest songs, including early classic "Queen Of The Reich", which originally a...
December 5, 2022
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JON SCHAFFER's Ex-DEMONS & WIZARDS Bandmate HANSI KÜRSCH Says ICED EARTH Guitarist 'Deserves Right To Explain His Side'

Hansi Kürsch says that ICED EARTH's Jon Schaffer "deserves the right to explain his side", nearly two years after the BLIND GUARDIAN frontman quit their collaborative side project, DEMONS & WIZARDS. Kürsch announced his departure from DEMONS & WIZARDS two weeks after Schaffer was arrested fo...
December 5, 2022
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SILVERSTEIN Announces 'Misery Made Me' 2023 North American Tour

Canadian rock band SILVERSTEIN will embark on the "Misery Made Me" North American tour next spring. Beginning on Thursday, March 23 in Ottawa, Ontario at Bronson, the band will visit over 25 cities across North America, including stops in Pittsburgh, New Orleans, Las Vegas, San Diego, Cleveland and...
December 5, 2022
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Watch MAX CAVALERA Join DEFTONES On Stage In Brisbane To Perform 'Headup'

The DeftonesLive YouTube channel has uploaded video of SOULFLY's Max Cavalera joining DEFTONES on stage last night (Sunday, December 4) in Brisbane, Australia to perform the song "Headup". Check it out below. DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno and his bandmates were indirectly responsible for the name of...
December 5, 2022