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INFECTIOUS GROOVES Record First New Song With Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG

INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the long-running outfit formed more than three decades ago by now-METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo alongside Robert's then-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bandmate Mike Muir, has entered the studio to record a new song. The track, which was co-written by former INFECTIOUS GROOVES guitarist...
February 27, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Denies His Return To DREAM THEATER Had Anything To Do With SONS OF APOLLO's 'Demise'

Mike Portnoy has shot down the suggestion that his return to DREAM THEATER is the reason for the end of his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO, which also featured guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),keyboardi...
February 26, 2024
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MIKE MUIR Praises New INFECTIOUS GROOVES Drummer JAY WEINBERG: 'We're Super Excited' For The Upcoming Shows

Three months after Jay Weinberg was fired from SLIPKNOT, the drummer announced that he will be joining INFECTIOUS GROOVES, the long-running outfit formed more than three decades ago by now-METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo alongside Robert's then-SUICIDAL TENDENCIES bandmate Mike Muir. INFECTIOUS GR...
February 26, 2024
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Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG Shares More INFECTIOUS GROOVES Rehearsal Video

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg has shared video of a reunited INFECTIOUS GROOVES rehearsing the song "Infectious Grooves" in preparation for the funk metal band's 2024 concert dates. Jay wrote on his social media: "Here's a look at our first run-through of the song 'Infectious Grooves'. "After...
February 23, 2024
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KING DIAMOND Offers Update On New Music From MERCYFUL FATE And His Namesake Band

In a new interview with Sam Acevedo of El Planeta Del Rock, legendary Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond spoke about the recording and touring plans for both KING DIAMOND and MERCYFUL FATE. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We were not supposed to play any shows this year. We are ve...
February 23, 2024
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ACE FREHLEY: 'When PETER CRISS Left KISS, I Realized I Had Lost All My Power In The Band'

In a new interview with The Rock Experience With Mike Brunn, original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley was asked if he thinks it was necessary for him to leave the band in order to achieve the sobriety that he has now maintained for over 17 years. Ace responded: "It's a lot easier being sober away from th...
February 23, 2024
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LINKIN PARK Announces 'Papercuts' Greatest-Hits Album, Shares Previously Unreleased Song 'Friendly Fire'

LINKIN PARK will release a greatest-hits album, "Papercuts (Singles Collection 2000-2023)" , on April 12 via Warner. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Friendly Fire", a previously unreleased song recorded during the 2017 "One More Light" sessions, can be heard below. Speaking abou...
February 23, 2024
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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT Completes Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

In a new interview with WNST and Baltimore Positive founder Nestor Aparicio, TRIUMPH guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett was asked if he can foresee himself ever going back on the road again. He responded: "I am a guy that wrote a song that said 'never say never', and, and I do find it dangerous to take a...
February 22, 2024
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MICK MARS Says He Will Write His Autobiography When He Is Dying

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind, MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist Mick Mars was asked if he plans to write an autobiography at some point. He responded: "I probably will, but probably — I've been saying this for the longest time — when I'm dying, so I can write it backwards. [Laughs] Is...
February 22, 2024
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New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album Is 'Almost Complete', Says JESSE LEACH

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach says that he is in the middle of "the final few recording sessions" for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Atonement". In a social media post on Wednesday (February 21),the 45-year-old musician, who lives in Woodstock, New York with his fiancée, Corinne Pa...
February 22, 2024
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Now that we live in an era where nothing matters and virtually anything can be described as "metal" — because, you know, inclusion is good, gatekeepers / elitists are bad and so on — the original wave of metalcore bands that emerged at the start of the 21st century are ripe for reassessment. DARKEST...
February 21, 2024
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AL JOURGENSEN Says MINISTRY's Next Album Will Be Band's Last: 'I Think It's A Good Time To Stop'

In a new interview with Chuck Armstrong of Loudwire Nights, Al Jourgensen once again confirmed that he is planning to put MINISTRY to bed, more than 40 years after he launched the band in his former hometown of Chicago. "Film scores are really where I wanna be right now," he said (as transcribed by...
February 21, 2024
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TRIVIUM And BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE To Team Up For Tour Celebrating 20th Anniversary Of 'Ascendancy' And 'The Poison' Albums

TRIVIUM and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are teasing what appears to be a joint tour celebrating their 2005 albums, "Ascendancy" and "The Poison", respectively. The two bands took to their social media today (Tuesday, February 20) to share covers of the LPs in nine constituent parts. TRIVIUM's second alb...
February 20, 2024
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ANDERS FRIDÉN Praises IN FLAMES' Current Lineup: 'We Never Sounded Better'

In a new interview with Rolling Stone India, Anders Fridén, frontman of Swedish melodic metallers IN FLAMES, spoke about the band's latest three additions: Tanner Wayne on drums, Chris Broderick on guitar and Liam Wilson on bass. Asked what it is like bringing different people into the band, even if...
February 19, 2024
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PAPA ROACH Singer JACOBY SHADDIX Celebrates His 12th Alcohol-Free Anniversary

PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix is celebrating the twelfth anniversary of his quitting drinking. Earlier today, Shaddix took to his social media to write: "Grateful.... Today Feb 19th marks 12 years free from alcohol. I am humbled and grateful. Thanks to all the people that have supported me on thi...
February 19, 2024