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Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album Will Be 'Beaming With Positivity And Hope', Says JESSE LEACH

In a brand new interview with Australia's Heavy, KILLSWITH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach spoke about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, as of right now, I think the big thing that was looming over us was it's been a long time since we sat and w...
June 30, 2022
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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN Dedicates Solo Single Performance To Army Veteran (Video)

On Sunday, June 26, NIGHTWISH singer Floor Jansen performed her latest solo single, "Storm", live on Dutch television, together with the Orchestra Of The Royal Netherlands Air Force. The performance was part of a program called "Ode Aan Onze Veteranen" ("Ode To Our Veterans"),during which military...
June 30, 2022
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AMON AMARTH Releases Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Making Of 'Get In The Ring' Music Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of the music video for the song "Get In The Ring" from Swedish melodic death metallers AMON AMARTH can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming twelfth studio album, "The Great Heathen Army", which will arrive on August 5 via Metal Blade. "...
June 30, 2022
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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Purchases Rights To MILWAUKEE METALFEST; Event To Return In 2023

HATEBREED frontman and multi-media innovator Jamey Jasta has purchased the rights to the Milwaukee Metalfest and has big plans for the iconic Midwestern multi-day event's 2023 reboot. "I am so grateful and thrilled that [founder] Jack Koshick has passed the Milwaukee Metalfest torch off to me," Jast...
June 30, 2022
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FRANK ZAPPA's Recordings, Song Catalog And Film Archive Acquired By UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP

Universal Music Group (UMG),the world leader in music-based entertainment, today announced an agreement between Moon, Dweezil, Ahmet and Diva Zappa (the Zappa Trust) to acquire Frank Zappa's estate, including his expansive recordings, publishing catalog of iconic songs, film archive, and the comple...
June 30, 2022
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DEE SNIDER And Z2 COMICS Honor His Fight Against Censorship And PMRC In Original Graphic Novel 'He's Not Gonna Take It'

More than 35 years ago, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider marched into the United States Senate's Committee on Commerce in a jeans jacket and tank top to confront a band of concerned Washington housewives hellbent on silencing the howl of metal and beyond. Co-founded by Tipper Gore, a committee of...
June 30, 2022
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ABBA's BENNY ANDERSSON Covers FOO FIGHTERS' 'Learn To Fly' In Response To DAVE GROHL's T-Shirt

ABBA's Benny Andersson has shared a piano cover of FOO FIGHTERS' "Learn To Fly" in response to Dave Grohl wearing an ABBA shirt on stage at Glastonbury over the weekend. The FOO FIGHTERS frontman sported a black top that had the gold ABBA logo printed on it when he joined Paul McCartney during the l...
June 30, 2022
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ALICE COOPER, KIP WINGER, DESMOND CHILD And Others Rock Athens for The Parthenon Marbles (Video)

On Monday, June 27, songwriter Desmond Child held a special concert at the legendary Odeon of Herodes Atticus, a Roman theater which was built in 161 A.D., in Athens, Greece. The event featured guest appearances by some of the artists Desmond has worked with over the years, including Alice Cooper, B...
June 30, 2022
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BLACK SABBATH's Heavy Metal Bench Used By Global Debt And Climate Protesters

Global debt and climate protesters this week decided to use the famous BLACK SABBATH "heavy metal" bench in Birmingham, England to highlight their campaign. The activists placed placards around the necks of the metallic images of Geezer Butler and Bill Ward, with the latter reading "G7: TURN DEBT IN...
June 30, 2022
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MOTÖRHEAD Manager Says LEMMY's HELLFEST Ceremony Is First In Series Of Memorializations To Legendary Frontman

After a two-year absence due to COVID-19, one of the biggest heavy metal festivals in the world, Hellfest in Clisson, France, returned with two sold-out weekends packed with some of the biggest names in rock and metal music. It also hosted the first international memorialization of the Grammy Award-...
June 30, 2022
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KISS Museum Opens In Las Vegas: Video Walkthrough Tour

A video walkthrough tour of the newly opened Kiss World museum in Las Vegas can be seen below. The 2,000-square-foot expansion of the glow-in-the dark attraction Kiss By Monster Mini Golf at the Rio Hotel & Casino is attached to what is a 15,000-square-foot KISS-themed space in Masquerade Villag...
June 30, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Blasts 'Lazy' Bands Who Rely On Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine has blasted "lazy" bands who rely on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consist...
June 30, 2022
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MAX CAVALERA Looks Back On The Launch Of SOULFLY: 'There Was A Lot Of Pressure To Be Good'

By David E. Gehlke SOULFLY has a new studio album, "Totem", queued up and ready for release this August. But first, the Max Cavalera-led outfit is taking a brief detour back to their early days via "The Soul Remains Insane", a boxset that includes a 40-page book of photos and liner notes, the band's...
June 30, 2022
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CLASSLESS ACT Frontman On Opening 'The Stadium Tour': 'It's Been Everything We've Ever Dreamed Of'

Los Angeles rockers CLASSLESS ACT is currently opening all dates on the current "The Stadium Tour" featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT AND THE BLACKHEARTS. Formed in 2019, the band's "Welcome To The Show" debut studio album was released on June 24 and features guest spots from M...
June 30, 2022
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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE Says He Got Death Threats From 'Wackos' Who Objected To Him Fronting The Band

In a new interview with the "Metal From The Inside" podcast, current QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Todd La Torre spoke about the criticism he and his bandmates have faced in the decade since he stepped into the group as the replacement for original frontman Geoff Tate. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH...
June 29, 2022