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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says It Was 'Time' To 'Move On' From DAVID ELLEFSON

Dave Mustaine says that "there had been enough stuff that had led up to" his decision to fire bassist David Ellefson from MEGADETH last year. Ellefson's exit from the band came in May 2021, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted on Twitter. At t...
June 29, 2022
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Mirrorcell

Audibly happy to be confounding people that thought they had him pegged, Greg Puciato's second solo album adheres to the same principles of blurred-genre anarchy that informed the first, 2020's "Child Soldier: Creator of God". Sufficiently removed from anything he had done previously, that album bri...
June 29, 2022
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IGGY POP Reimagines DANNY ELFMAN's 'Kick Me' For 'Bigger. Messier.' Album

Danny Elfman has announced "Bigger. Messier.", a brand new genre-defying album of remixed and reimagined versions of songs from his acclaimed 2021 record "Big Mess". Comprised of collaborations and guest vocal features from a sprawling array of artists, including Trent Reznor, Iggy Pop, HEALTH, Kait...
June 29, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS: ACE FREHLEY And PETER CRISS No Longer Have 'The Physical Stamina' To Play A Full KISS Show

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons says that Ace Frehley and Peter Criss wouldn't physically be able to play a full concert on the iconic group's final tour. KISS launched its farewell trek in January 2019 but was forced to put it on hold in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. "End Of The Road" was o...
June 29, 2022
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TED NUGENT Says GREEN DAY's BILLIE JOE ARMSTRONG Has 'Lost His Soul'

Ted Nugent says that the U.S. Supreme Court "did a good job" by ruling Friday (June 24) that Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion. The conservative-leaning Supreme Court's ruling came in a case involving Mississippi's request to overturn Roe v. Wade — the court's 1973 decision...
June 29, 2022
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Electrified Brain

If anyone is dishing out medals for commitment to the cause, MUNICIPAL WASTE should be near the front of the queue. For the last two decades, the Richmond, VA thrashers have stuck deliriously to their guns, toured anywhere and everywhere, and been widely hailed as a guaranteed good night out as a re...
June 29, 2022
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ASIA Feat. Original Members CARL PALMER And GEOFF DOWNES: 40th-Anniversary U.S. Tour Rescheduled For 2023

ASIA, one of the greatest and best-loved supergroups to emerge during the 1980s, will embark on an extensive U.S. tour in March 2023 to promote the 40th anniversary of its multi-platinum debut album and the new "Asia In Asia" box set. The tour, which had originally been set for August 2022 as a co-b...
June 29, 2022
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Death Metal Supergroup BLOODBATH Announces New Album 'Survival Of The Sickest'

BLOODBATH, the Swedish/British death metal supergroup which features in its ranks KATATONIA's Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, along with ex-OPETH drummer Martin "Axe" Axenrot and PARADISE LOST frontman Nick Holmes, will release its sixth full-length album, "Survival Of The Sickest", on September 9...
June 29, 2022
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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE Is 'Angry, Disgusted, Heartbroken And Terrified' By Repeal Of Roe v. Wade

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale has issued a statement blasting the U.S. Supreme Court for ruling Friday (June 24) that Americans no longer have a constitutional right to abortion. The conservative-leaning Supreme Court's ruling came in a case involving Mississippi's request to overturn Roe v. Wade —...
June 29, 2022
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Watch: TOMMY LEE Plays First Full Set With MÖTLEY CRÜE During 'The Stadium Tour'

Tommy Lee played the first full show of MÖTLEY CRÜE's "The Stadium Tour" last night (Tuesday, June 28) at Bank Of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 59-year-old drummer hadn't been able to play full sets on CRÜE's current North American stadium trek with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN J...
June 29, 2022
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Watch JEFF BECK And JOHNNY DEPP Perform In Copenhagen During Summer 2022 European Tour

Fan-filmed video of Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp performing on June 28 at Amager Bio in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. Beck and Depp will release a collaborative album, "18", on July 15. Beck found a kindred spirit in Depp when the two met in 2016. They bonded quickly over cars and guitars and...
June 29, 2022
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GENE SIMMONS Drops Another $2.5 Million From Asking Price Of Las Vegas House

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has dropped another $2.5 million from the asking price of his Southern Nevada estate. Simmons put the home on the market in October 2021 for $14.95 million, but that price came down on November 17, 2021 to $13.5 million and again on May 19 to $11 million. Gene...
June 29, 2022
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AVANTASIA To Release 'A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society' Album In October

EDGUY frontman Tobias Sammet's AVANTASIA project will release its ninth album, "A Paranormal Evening With The Moonflower Society", on October 21 via Nuclear Blast. The disc will be the follow-up to "Moonglow", which came out in 2019. The official lyric video for the LP's first single, "The Wicked Ru...
June 29, 2022
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METALLICA Cancels FRAUENFELD ROCKS Concert Due To Positive COVID-19 Test

METALLICA has been forced to cancel its headlining appearance at the Frauenfeld Rocks festival in Switzerland Wednesday night (June 29) after a member of the band's "family" has tested positive for COVID-19. Earlier today, METALLICA released the following statement via social media: "It is with a ve...
June 29, 2022
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IGOR CAVALERA Says Reunion Of Classic SEPULTURA Lineup 'Would Be Amazing' But Claims He Is 'Happy' Playing With MAX

Ex-SEPULTURA drummer Igor "Iggor" Cavalera says that "it would be amazing" if the group's classic lineup reunited but insists that "the real reunion" is him and his brother Max playing together. The Brazilian four-piece fell apart in 1996 with the exit of Max after the rest of the band split with th...
June 28, 2022