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MR. BUNGLE, THE MELVINS And SPOTLIGHTS To Join Forces For 'Geek Show' May 2023 Tour

MR. BUNGLE, THE MELVINS and SPOTLIGHTS join forces this spring, resurrecting Ipecac Recordings' storied "Geek Show" tour, with the labelmates performing several shows across the Western U.S. "The 'Geek Show' tours of the past were some of the best live show experiences I've ever had," says MR. BUNGL...
January 23, 2023
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SOUNDGARDEN's BEN SHEPHERD Pays Tribute To SCREAMING TREES Bassist VAN CONNER

SOUNDGARDEN's Ben Shepherd has paid tribute to founding SCREAMING TREES bassist Van Conner, who died earlier this week at age 55. The SOUNDGARDEN bassist addressed his friend's passing in a post on SOUNDGARDEN's social media. He wrote: "I'm thinking of Van back in the days of the Lollapalooza tour w...
January 20, 2023
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SCREAMING TREES Bassist VAN CONNER Dead At 55

Founding SCREAMING TREES bassist Van Conner has died at age 55. The news of his passing was announced earlier today (Wednesday, January 18) in a Facebook post by Van's brother, SCREAMING TREES guitarist Gary Lee Conner. Gary wrote: "Van Conner bassist and song writer of SCREAMING TREES died last nig...
January 18, 2023
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JIMMY BOWER Dismisses PANTERA/EXHORDER Comparisons: Those Two Bands Were Like 'Night And Day'

In a recent interview with the Pod Scum podcast, Jimmy Bower, who has played with PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo in both DOWN and SUPERJOINT (formerly SUPERJOINT RITUAL),was asked about New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power m...
January 7, 2023
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KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, IRON MAIDEN And SLIPKNOT To Headline 2023 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE, IRON MAIDEN and SLIPKNOT will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place June 15-18, 2023 in Clisson, France. Also scheduled to appear are DEF LEPPARD, PANTERA, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, PORCUPINE TREE, AMON AMARTH, ALTER BRIDGE and WITHIN TEMPTATION, among many others....
December 15, 2022
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Reunited COAL CHAMBER And FLYLEAF To Join SYSTEM OF A DOWN, KORN At Las Vegas's SICK NEW WORLD Festival

SYSTEM OF A DOWN, INCUBUS, KORN, EVANESCENCE and DEFTONES will headline Sick New World, a new music festival featuring some of the biggest names in nu-metal. Also scheduled to appear are the newly reactivated FLYLEAF, featuring the band's original lead singer Lacey Sturm, and the reunited COAL CHAMB...
November 7, 2022
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LARS ULRICH Says His Sons' Band TAIPEI HOUSTON Is 'Very Unique': 'There's Some Crazy S**t On There'

Prior to METALLICA's headlining performance Thursday (July 28) at this year's Lollapalooza festival in Chicago's Grant Park, drummer Lars Ulrich spoke to local radio station Rock 95.5 about TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring his sons Myles and Layne Ulrich. Earlier in the week, TAIPEI HOUSTON re...
July 30, 2022
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TAIPEI HOUSTON Feat. LARS ULRICH's Sons: Debut Single 'As The Sun Sets' Now Available

TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, has just released its debut single, "As The Sun Sets", via C3 Records. The intoxicatingly thrilling track is balanced between a distorted bass and tight, snappy drums briskly breaking for a swift p...
July 26, 2022
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THE MELVINS Announce 'The Electric Roach' June/July 2022 U.S. Tour

THE MELVINS, who are wrapping up a sold-out tour with MINISTRY, will return to the road this summer for a headlining trek dubbed "The Electric Roach Tour", the hard-working band's first headlining run since 2019. Singer/guitar player Buzz Osborne comments: "It's nice to be able to tour!! We were won...
April 12, 2022
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MINISTRY Taps JELLO BIAFRA For 'Sabotage Is Sex' Music Video

One of the most incendiary and popular tracks on MINISTRY's latest album "Moral Hygiene" is undoubtedly "Sabotage Is Sex", the blistering collaboration between the one and only Al Jourgensen and his frequent collaborator Jello Biafra, the great mind behind the DEAD KENNEDYS. The two famously kicksta...
March 1, 2022
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MELVINS' BUZZ OSBORNE: 'Guitar Players Are Some Of The Most Conservative People On The Face Of The Planet'

MELVINS frontman Buzz Osborne recently appeared on the podcast "Side Jams with Bryan Reesman" to talk about his love for golf, photography, and collecting comic books. He addressed how he prefers public courses and how his approach differs from other players. He also spoke about his approach to stre...
February 16, 2022
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MINISTRY Unveils Trippy New DIY Video For Single 'Believe Me'

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have released the official music video for their song "Believe Me". The track is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "Moral Hygiene", which was released last October via Nuclear Blast Records. The "Believe Me" video is a departure from the two previously relea...
January 27, 2022
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With a genuinely astonishing and vast catalogue of releases to their legendary name, BORIS have earned the right to be regarded as underground legends. The Japanese band's method and madness, perpetually intertwined, have led to some truly groundbreaking moments over the last 30 years: from the stru...
January 19, 2022
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MINISTRY Adds 13 New U.S. Dates To Spring 2022 Tour; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

Due to overwhelming demand, MINISTRY has added 13 new dates to its spring 2022 tour that will kick off March 2 and run through April 18. The newly added cities include Columbus, Pittsburgh, Cincinnati, New Haven, Portland (Maine),Raleigh, Asheville, Nashville, New Orleans, Austin, Milwaukee, Kansas...
November 8, 2021
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QUIET RIOT: Original Mask From 'Metal Health' Album Cover To Be Auctioned

Julien's Auctions has announced the preeminent headliners of "Icons & Idols: Rock 'N' Roll", the world-record breaking auction house to the stars' annual music event of the season on Friday, November 19 and Saturday, November 20, 2021 live in Hard Rock Cafe New York and online at juliensauctions...
October 27, 2021