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KURT COBAIN's 1989 Stage-Played, Smashed And Signed Guitar Used On NIRVANA's First U.S. Tour Sells For $486,400

Julien's Auctions, the acclaimed auction house to the stars, held on Friday, November 11 through Sunday, November 13 their headline-making "Icons And Idols: Rock 'N' Roll" auction featuring an incredible line-up of over 1,500 lots featuring memorabilia, wardrobe, musical equipment, jewelry and more...
November 14, 2022
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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Announces December 2022 Art Gallery Showings

Rick Allen, legendary drummer of Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees DEF LEPPARD, will make a number of special appearances this December at the Wentworth Galleries in Florida, starting with a stop in Hollywood on Friday, December 9, followed by Boca Raton on December 10, with a final stop in Fort...
November 9, 2022
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VOIVOD's AWAY On Rise Of Grunge In Early 1990s: 'We Could Feel The Wind Changing'

Drummer Michel Langevin (a.k.a. Away) of Canadian progressive sci-fi metal innovators VOIVOD spoke to the "When Words Fail…Music Speaks" podcast about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. "When we toured wi...
November 1, 2022
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RILEY'S L.A. GUNS Release New Single 'Overdrive'

RILEY'S L.A. GUNS has released a new single, "Overdrive", digitally via Golden Robot Records. The riff-filled track is taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "The Dark Horse", tentatively due mid-2023. "Overdrive" marks a new era for RILEY'S L.A. GUNS, with an atmospheric approach to it. Th...
October 21, 2022
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Ex-L.A. GUNS Bassist KELLY NICKELS Doesn't Want To Say Anything Negative About PHIL LEWIS And TRACII GUNS

RILEY'S L.A. GUNS bassist Kelly Nickels, who was a member of L.A. GUNS' "classic" incarnation, spoke to Waste Some Time With Jason Green about the out-of-court resolution which was reached in April 2021 in the legal dispute over the rights to the L.A. GUNS name. Under the terms of the settlement agr...
October 14, 2022
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RILEY'S L.A. GUNS To Release New Single 'Overdrive' Next Week

RILEY'S L.A. GUNS will release a new single, "Overdrive", digitally on October 21 via Golden Robot Records. The riff-filled track is taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, "The Dark Horse", tentatively due mid-2023. "Overdrive" marks a new era for RILEY'S L.A. GUNS, with an atmospheric appr...
October 12, 2022
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NIRVANA 'Nevermind' Baby Lawsuit Dismissed For Final Time

According to Rolling Stone, a judge has dismissed the third version of the lawsuit against NIRVANA filed by the man who claims he was the baby featured on the cover of the band's "Nevermind" album. In a decision on Friday, U.S. District Judge Fernando Olguin in Los Angeles said Spencer Elden waited...
September 3, 2022
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Hear Late THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER Frontman TREVOR STRNAD On New REVOCATION Single 'Re-Crucified'

On September 9, progressive death metal outfit REVOCATION will release its eighth full-length, "Netherheaven", via Metal Blade Records. For a preview of the album, the new single, "Re-Crucified", featuring Trevor Strnad (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) and George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher (CANNIBAL CORPSE),c...
August 9, 2022
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I Don't Believe That Grunge Killed Hair Metal'

STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet has weighed in on the never-ending debate about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. On Tuesday (August 2), the 59-year-old openly Christian rocker, who writes...
August 3, 2022
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GOATWHORE Announces 'Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven' Album

Extreme metal veterans GOATWHORE will release their new album, "Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven", on October 7 via Metal Blade Records. Unquestionably GOATWHORE's strongest, most accomplished album to date in sound, concept, and execution, "Angels Hung From The Arches Of Heaven" emits 47 desol...
July 27, 2022
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Invaders

Four albums in, and CIVIL WAR are still peppering their press releases with references to SABATON. It makes sense, of course. Founded by two former members of the Swedish heavyweights, and instinctively tethered to the same broad concepts, they have also welcomed former SABATON guitarist Thobbe Engl...
June 14, 2022
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SEX PISTOLS' 'God Save The Queen' Could Top U.K. Singles Chart 45 Years After Original Release

SEX PISTOLS' iconic 1977 single "God Save The Queen" could top the U.K. singles chart just days after Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Platinum Jubilee over the weekend. Last week, SEX PISTOLS reissued "God Save The Queen" on two special vinyl records, launching the track into the top five of in "m...
June 6, 2022
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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL Reflects On Premature Deaths Of CHRIS CORNELL And LAYNE STALEY: 'Fame Is Tough'

In a new interview with Riff X 's "Metal XS", ALICE IN CHAINS frontman William DuVall reflected on the list of estimable Seattle singers who have died prematurely in recent decades, including SOUNDGARDEN's Chris Cornell, whose 2017 death was ruled a suicide by hanging; NIRVANA's Kurt Cobain, who com...
June 4, 2022
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Sweden's EUROPE Honored With Special Monument In Band's Original Hometown: Video, Photos

The Swedish municipality Upplands Väsby, where several members of EUROPE grew up, unveiled a monument in the band's honor earlier today (Saturday, June 4) at Blå Parken (Blue Park). All five members of EUROPE attended the ceremony, which is part of Upplands Väsby's 70th-anniversary celebrations. Aft...
June 4, 2022
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KURT COBAIN's Guitar Used In NIRVANA's 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' Video Sells For $4.5 Million At Auction

Julien's Auctions' blockbuster three-day music auction event "Music Icons" held on Friday, May 20, Saturday, May 21 and Sunday, May 22 culminated today in the highly anticipated sale of the mythic electric guitar that changed music and the world: Kurt Cobain's 1969 Fender Mustang electric guitar pla...
May 22, 2022