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Dark Matter

PEARL JAM need no introduction. The Eddie Vedder-fronted grunge rock band is a legendary musical outfit that takes on even more importance today, since we've lost so many blockbuster grunge frontman over the years: from Layne Staley to Chris Cornell to Kurt Cobain to Mark Lanegan. Vedder is one of t...
April 17, 2024
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Was LITA FORD Really Asked To Play Bass For LED ZEPPELIN? She Sets The Record Straight

In a new interview with Guitar World magazine, Lita Ford was asked about the time in the 1970s when she was supposedly approached by LED ZEPPELIN about possibly playing bass for the band. She said: "THE RUNAWAYS [Lita's then-band] were playing at Gazzarri's or The Starwood [in West Hollywood, Califo...
April 17, 2024
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Hear PEARL JAM's New Single 'Wreckage'

PEARL JAM's twelfth studio album, "Dark Matter", will be released on April 19 via Monkeywrench Records/Republic Records. The LP's latest single, "Wreckage", can be streamed below. In 2023, PEARL JAM retreated to Rick Rubin's Shangri-La Studio in Malibu, California where they simply plugged in and pl...
April 17, 2024
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A Mortal Binding

As dedicated as they are to conjuring dark, desolate reveries, it is MY DYING BRIDE's essential humanity that continues to enable their music to cut deep. Evoking the remorseless grimness of human existence is a popular pastime in doom metal, but even this band's metaphors have always arrived staine...
April 17, 2024
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GWAR Announces 'Age Of Entitlement' 2024 U.S. Tour

Shock-rock gods GWAR will embark on the "Age Of Entitlement" tour for two more legs of 2024 headline dates in support of their most recent album "New Dark Ages". This summer, the band has enlisted drug metal addicts WEEDEATER along with the habitually offensive cop rock of X-COPS as support. The sav...
April 17, 2024
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Under The Moonspell (The Early Years Collection)

MOONSPELL's earliest works are revered for many reasons, but principal among them is the sense of otherworldliness and dark romance that permeated every primitive note. By most agreed standards, the Portuguese legends were a more sophisticated and poetic bunch than the black-hearted average, and wit...
April 17, 2024
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KIKO LOUREIRO To Sell MEGADETH Guitars, Amps, T-Shirts And More Next Week On REVERB

From now through next Wednesday at 10:00 a.m., fans can preview the gear that will be available to purchase from famed former MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro via the official Kiko Loureiro Reverb shop. Known for his time in both the legendary thrash metal band MEGADETH and the Brazilian power metal...
April 17, 2024
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DROWNING POOL's RYAN MCCOMBS: 'We've Been Writing' New Music 'Like Crazy'

In a new interview with The Front Row Report With Reggie Edwards, returning DROWNING POOL singer Ryan McCombs discussed the progress of the songwriting sessions for the new music that he and his bandmates — guitarist C.J. Pierce drummer Mike Luce and bassist Stevie Benton — have been working on in r...
April 17, 2024
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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN: 'We're Very Happy With ARNEL PINEDA'

In a new interview with Steve King of the 105.3 The Bone radio station, JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain spoke about the band's current working relationship with its longtime vocalist Arnel Pineda. Pineda was a bar and club singer working in Manila, Philippines in 2007 when he got an e-mail from JO...
April 17, 2024
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KIRK WINDSTEIN On New DOWN Music: 'We're Not Overthinking It' Or 'Trying To Make Things Too Complex'

In a new interview with Concrete Spew, DOWN guitarist Kirk Windstein spoke about the musical direction of the material he and his bandmates have been working on for their next release. The long-running heavy metal supergroup hasn't issued anything since the arrival of the "Down IV – Part Two" EP in...
April 17, 2024
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NICKELBACK's MIKE KROEGER Reflects On Split With Drummer RYAN VIKEDAL: 'It's Like Firing A Member Of Your Family'

In a new interview with Bryan Reesman of Grammy.com, NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger reflected on the band's split with drummer Ryan Vikedal. Vikedal worked on NICKELBACK's "The State" (2000),"Silver Side Up" (2001) and "The Long Road" (2003) before parting under less-than-friendly circumstances. H...
April 17, 2024
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Watch SYSTEM OF A DOWN Rehearse 'Cigaro' For Appearance At SICK NEW WORLD Festival

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's John Dolmayan has uploaded drum-cam video of him and his bandmates rehearsing the song "Cigaro" off their album "Mezmerize" on April 16 for their upcoming appearance at the Sick New World festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. Check out the clip below. Last November, SYSTEM OF A DOWN fron...
April 17, 2024
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JAMES HETFIELD Shows Off New Tattoo With LEMMY's Ashes In It: 'Without Him, There Would Be No METALLICA'

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has paid tribute to Lemmy Kilmister in the form of a tattoo containing the late MOTÖRHEAD leader's ashes. Hetfield unveiled his new tattoo on METALLICA's Instagram page late Tuesday night (April 16),explaining that he took the Iron Cross and Spade imagery often spo...
April 17, 2024
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Watch Drum-Cam Video Of FEAR FACTORY's PETE WEBBER Playing 'Demanufacture' In Colorado

The ProDrummersLive YouTube channel has uploaded drum-cam video of FEAR FACTORY's Pete Webber performing the song "Demanufacture" with his bandmates on February 21, 2024 at Gothic Theatre in Englewood, Colorado. Check out the footage below. A member of HAVOK, Webber joined FEAR FACTORY in Febru...
April 16, 2024
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Watch ANTHRAX's Entire El Salvador Concert Featuring Original Bassist DAN LILKER

The Chelo Sv YouTube channel has uploaded video of ANTHRAX's entire April 15 concert at Anfiteatro ITCA in Santa Tecla, El Salvador. The band's setlist was as follows, according to Setlist.fm: 01. Among The Living 02. Caught In A Mosh 03. Madhouse 04. Metal Thrashing Mad 05. Efilnikufesin (N.F....
April 16, 2024