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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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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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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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PAUL STANLEY Says New PANTERA Lineup Is 'Killin' It': 'DIMEBAG And VINNIE PAUL Would Be Proud'

Paul Stanley has praised PANTERA's comeback, saying the band's new lineup is "killin' it". PANTERA's first live performance in over 20 years took place Friday (December 2) at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. Surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) are joined in PANTERA's...
December 4, 2022
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SCOTT WEILAND's Widow Pays Tribute To Late Singer On Seventh Anniversary Of His Death

Scott Weiland's widow has paid tribute to the late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS on the seventh anniversary of his death. On Saturday (December 3), photographer Jamie Wachtel Weiland took to her Instagram to share a photo of Scott, and she included the following message: "Seven years. Seven years si...
December 4, 2022
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Watch NICKO MCBRAIN Perform IRON MAIDEN Classics At Rock N Roll Ribs 13th-Anniversary Celebration

On Saturday, December 3, IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain performed a set of MAIDEN classics with TITANIUM TART at the 13th-anniversary celebration for Rock N Roll Ribs, the barbecue restaurant owned by McBrain and close friend Mitch Tanne, in Coral Springs, Florida. Also appearing at the event wer...
December 4, 2022
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CHARLIE BENANTE Felt Like He Was 'Metal Meditating' During PANTERA's First Live Performance In Over 20 Years

Charlie Benante says that he felt like he was "metal meditating" during PANTERA's first live performance in over 20 years, which took place Friday (December 2) at Mexico's Hell & Heaven Metal Fest. Benante is joined in PANTERA's reformed lineup by surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip An...
December 4, 2022
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Reunited COAL CHAMBER Confirmed For Next Year's BLUE RIDGE ROCK FESTIVAL

The reunited COAL CHAMBER will perform at next year's edition of the Blue Ridge Rock Festival, set to take place September 7-10, 2023 in Alton, Virginia. Also set to appear at the event are TAPROOT (reunion show),COLD ("Year Of The Spider" 20th-anniversary show),ADEMA, SENSES FAIL, WOE, IS ME (ori...
December 3, 2022
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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist Filled In For ZAKK WYLDE At First PANTERA Rehearsal For Upcoming Shows

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS guitarist Mike DeLeon has revealed that he filled in for Zakk Wylde at the first rehearsal for the upcoming PANTERA shows. DeLeon, who joined PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo's solo band in 2015 as the replacement for Marzi Montazeri, took to his social media earlie...
December 2, 2022
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KIX Drummer JIMMY 'CHOCOLATE' CHALFANT Is 'Doing Great', Expects To Be Back On Stage In February

KIX drummer Jimmy "Chocolate" Chalfant is "doing great" after collapsing onstage last month and will resume playing shows with the band in February. The incident occurred on November 18 at the first show of what was scheduled to be KIX's two-night stand at the Tally Ho Theater in Leesburg, Virginia...
December 2, 2022
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VIXEN's New Single Has Finally Been Mixed

In a new interview with Max Davallo of "Sonic Dorms", VIXEN singer Lorraine Lewis spoke about why she and her bandmates have yet to release their new single after previously saying it would arrive this past summer. She explained (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I kind of — I didn't make a mist...
December 1, 2022
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AEROSMITH Celebrates First Time Band's Iconic Recordings Are Unified And In One Place

AEROSMITH, the best-selling American rock band of all time, last night celebrated the first time in their history that their iconic recordings are unified in one place through a multi-faceted close working relationship with Universal Music Group. UMG is now the official worldwide home to AEROSMITH's...
December 1, 2022
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Hear KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Talk Embalming Techniques, Autopsies And More On 'Sing For Science' Podcast

On the latest installment of "Sing For Science", out now via the Talkhouse podcast network, the podcast shows it is ready to entertain and answer the most morbid of curiosities. In an episode titled "Dead Bodies Everywhere: Postmortem Biology And The Curious Lives Of Human Cadavers", "Sing For Scien...
December 1, 2022
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VINNIE PAUL's Estate: 'There Can Never Be A PANTERA Reunion Without' ABBOTT Brothers

The estate of PANTERA drummer Vincent "Vinnie Paul" Abbott has issued a statement in support of the reformed band's upcoming shows — but stopped short of calling it a "reunion." PANTERA — featuring surviving members Rex Brown (bass) and Philip Anselmo (vocals) along with guitarist Zakk Wylde (OZZY O...
November 30, 2022