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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician, who has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022, opened up about his diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Fans will have become very aware that for some time now, I ha...
February 21, 2024
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APOCALYPTICA Announces 'Plays Metallica Vol. 2' 2024 European Tour

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced a European tour in support of the follow-up to their legendary debut record. "Plays Metallica Vol. 2" tour will continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki's world-renowned Sibelius Academy played symphonic tribute to the bigg...
February 21, 2024
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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Keyboard Maestro VITALIJ KUPRIJ Dead At 49

Ukrainian-American maestro Vitalij Kuprij, a classically trained virtuoso who has played with progressive metal bands ARTENSION and RING OF FIRE and toured with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, has died at the age of 49. No cause of death has yet been revealed. Kuprij's passing was confirmed by his longtim...
February 21, 2024
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AARON LEWIS: 'We're Not Blind DONALD TRUMP Followers.  We Are Wide-Awake Americans That See It All'

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has once again railed against the government, saying that our representatives have failed to properly carry out the most basic and important tasks. The 51-year-old Lewis, an outspoken conservative rocker who reinvented himself as a solo country artist in the last decade a...
February 20, 2024
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DAVE MUSTAINE Blasts Musicians Who Think They're 'Better Than Other People': 'We're All The Same'

In a new interview with Carmen Coronado of Monterrey Rock, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked about the critical and fan response to the band's latest album, 2022's "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!" He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, it's been very well received. It was suc...
February 20, 2024
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Next Release From SOIL Will Be New Music, Says TIM KING

In a new interview with Brutal Planet Magazine, SOIL bassist Tim King was asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's "Whole" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's the million-dollar question about new music. It's something tha...
February 20, 2024
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KORN's RAY LUZIER: 'We're Not Afraid To Experiment And Try New Things'

In a recent interview with Modern Drummer's David Frangioni, KORN drummer Ray Luzier, who got the job in October 2007 and was made an official member in 2009, reflected on some of his favorite memories of playing with the pioneering nu-metal act. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I love...
February 20, 2024
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TESLA 'Won't Get A Replacement' Vocalist If JEFF KEITH Gets Sick And Can't Sing: 'It's Kind Of Sacred Ground'

In a new interview with Scott Itter of Dr. Music, TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon was asked if he and his bandmates would ever consider getting a temporary replacement if singer Jeff Keith got sick and couldn't play certain shows. The 57-year-old musician, who handles lead vocals in his solo band, resp...
February 20, 2024
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POWER TRIP Announces First Official Comeback Concert After Singer RILEY GALE's Death

POWER TRIP has announced its first show since original vocalist Riley Gale's death. The band will perform at the new Goldenvoice punk festival No Values on June 8 in Pomona, California. Also schedule to appear on the bill are MISFITS, SOCIAL DISTORTION, IGGY POP, TURNSTILE, BAD RELIGION, SUBLIME, TH...
February 20, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD On Setlist For 'Invincible Shield' Tour: 'There'll Probably Be At Least Two Or Three Deep Cuts'

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke about the setlist for the European leg of the band's "Invincible Shield" tour with SAXON and URIAH HEEP, which is scheduled to kick off on March 11 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 20, 2024
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JOHN CAMPBELL: 'There Will Definitely Be A New LAMB OF GOD Record'

In a new interview with "RRBG" podcast, LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell spoke about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2022's "Omens" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're gonna put out some records on the same rough schedule that we always do. We put out a record, tour th...
February 20, 2024
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The Catalyst

Contrary to popular opinion, AMARANTHE have never been a symphonic metal band. Throughout their 16 years of active service, it may have been a source of some irritation to founder Olof Mörck that his band have been so routinely and lazily lumped in with that particular subgenre. The truth is that AM...
February 20, 2024
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Moon Healer

After a decade of dormancy, experimental death metal powerhouse JOB FOR A COWBOY has finally returned, and in a big way. Similar to its predecessor, 2014's "Sun Eater", "Moon Healer", the band's fifth full-length album, is desirably heavy and conceptually interesting, with every member's top-tier mu...
February 20, 2024
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JETHRO TULL Parts Ways With Guitarist JOE PARRISH-JAMES

JETHRO TULL has announced the departure of guitarist Joe Parrish-James. Parrish-James will officially exit the band at the end of February to concentrate on his own band ALBION, which recently released a new album, "Lakesongs Of Elbid". He will be replaced by Jack Clark, who previously played bass a...
February 20, 2024
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FOO FIGHTERS To Perform At 'Power To The Patients' Concert In Washington D.C.

On Tuesday, March 5, FOO FIGHTERS will take a rare detour from stadium, arena and amphitheater stages to perform at a private one-night-only concert in Washington, D.C. hosted by Power To The Patients, a non-profit fighting for a more affordable, accessible, and equitable healthcare system through t...
February 20, 2024