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SAMMY HAGAR Talks Proposed EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Concert: 'I Would Love To Play Those Songs Again'

Sammy Hagar has once again weighed in on the proposed all-star VAN HALEN tribute concert, saying "would love to play music" with Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony again. No progress has been reported on a possible VAN HALEN tribute show since April when former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted reveal...
September 28, 2022
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JOEY VERA To Miss MERCYFUL FATE U.S. Tour; Replacement Announced

Bassist Joey Vera will sit out the upcoming U.S. tour from reformed Danish metal legends MERCYFUL FATE due to a scheduling conflict with his longtime band ARMORED SAINT. In 2019, it was announced Vera would be replacing original MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen for the band's summer 2020 European f...
September 27, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST Has Finished Recording Drums, Guitars And Bass For Next Studio Album: 'It's Sounding Great'

In a new interview with the The Entertainment Outlet, JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Firepower" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're getting there. We've been trying to get it done....
September 26, 2022
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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Announces 'Return To Death Row' Solo EP

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens will release a new solo EP, "Return To Death Row", under the RIPPER banner in late October/early November. The effort will include the song "Embattled", which was made available in July. The track, like the rest of the EP, was produced by Jamey Jast...
September 25, 2022
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Watch: DISTURBED Performs New Single 'Unstoppable' Live For First Time

DISTURBED played its new single, "Unstoppable", live for the first time Saturday night (September 24) at the Riff Fest at Pine Knob Music Theatre in Clarkston, Michigan. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below. "Unstoppable" will appear on DISTURBED's eighth full-length album, "Divisiv...
September 25, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Says Returning Guitarist MIKE STONE Was 'Instantly' Accepted By Fans

QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton spoke to Ruben Mosqueda of We Go To 11 about the band's upcoming album, "Digital Noise Alliance", which will arrive on October 7 via Century Media. The record was once again helmed by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with QUEENSRŸCHE on 2015's "Conditi...
September 24, 2022
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DROWNING POOL Shares New Single 'A Devil More Damned' From 'Strike A Nerve' Album

Texas hard rock stalwarts DROWNING POOL have released "A Devil More Damned", the third single from "Strike A Nerve", their first new record since 2016. DROWNING POOL's heaviest record to date, "Strike A Nerve" will be released on CD, 180-gram vinyl and digital on September 30 via T-Boy/UMe. DROWNING...
September 24, 2022
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LEATHER LEONE Releases New Single 'We Take Back Control'

CHASTAIN singer Leather Leone will release a new solo album, "We Are The Chosen", on November 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The LP's lead single, "We Take Back Control", can be streamed below. It marks her first solo material since her 2018 effort "Leather II". Leone has a mission, and not just recently,...
September 23, 2022
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OZZY OSBOURNE And TONY IOMMI Discuss Making Of 'Patient Number 9' Album In Second Part Of Documentary

Following the release of "Patient Number 9", Ozzy Osbourne is providing an inside look into the making of the album with a three-part video series featuring interviews and in-studio clips with some of featured performers. The series includes exclusive interviews with Ozzy and the album's producer An...
September 23, 2022
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KURDT VANDERHOOF Says METAL CHURCH Has Found Replacement For MIKE HOWE; New Album To Arrive In 2023

METAL CHURCH guitarist Kurdt Vanderhoof has confirmed to Metal-Rules that the band has found a replacement for singer Mike Howe. Howe was found dead at his home in Eureka, California in July 2021. According to TMZ, Howe's official cause of death was determined to be asphyxia due to hanging. A spokes...
September 23, 2022
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DISTURBED Announces New Album 'Divisive', Shares 'Unstoppable' Single

DISTURBED will release its eighth full-length album, "Divisive", on November 18 via Reprise. The official lyric video for the LP's second single, "Unstoppable", can be seen below. About "Divisive", DISTURBED singer David Draiman noted: "Partisan tribal warfare has become a part of our regular existe...
September 23, 2022
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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Shares Acoustic Version Of 'Harley Darling' From 'Other Worlds' Collection

THE PRETTY RECKLESS will release a new collection of music, "Other Worlds", on November 4 via Fearless Records. The effort sees the group delivering its first proper acoustic recordings, unexpected covers and other reimaginings. Today, the band has shared the visualizer for the acoustic version of...
September 23, 2022
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Cycle Of Contempt

With the possible exception of SLAYER, nobody in the '80s thrash scene ripped as hard or with as much psychotic aggression as Canada's RAZOR. Perennially underrated, their back catalogue is full of overlooked gems, with the seminal viciousness of 1985's "Evil Invaders", and 1990's unstoppable "Shotg...
September 22, 2022
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THE WINERY DOGS Are 'Very Excited' About Upcoming Third Album

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen and drummer Mike Portnoy (D...
September 21, 2022
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BLACKIE LAWLESS: W.A.S.P.'s Upcoming Tour Will Be 'Part 1930s Carnival, Part 'Road Warrior', Part Voodoo Ceremony'

During an appearance on a recent episode of the "Three Sides Of The Coin" podcast, W.A.S.P. leader Blackie Lawless spoke about what fans can expect to see on the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary tour. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "To do a 40th[-anniversary] retrospective, I think yo...
September 20, 2022