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MELVINS Drummer DALE CROVER To Undergo Emergency Spinal Surgery

MELVINS drummer Dale Crover will sit out the band's tour with BORIS and MR. PHYLZZZ in order to undergo emergency spinal surgery. Filling in for him will be former MELVINS drummer Coady Willis (BIG BUSINESS, HIGH ON FIRE),who played with the band between 2006 and 2016. Earlier today, MELVINS releas...
August 23, 2023
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HELMET Releases 'Holiday' Single From Upcoming 'Left' Album

HELMET, the iconic alternative rock band known for its groundbreaking sound and electrifying performances, will release a new studio album, "Left", on November 10 via earMUSIC. The official music video for the LP's first single, "Holiday", can be seen below. After the critically acclaimed "Dead To T...
August 23, 2023
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Watch: DAVE GROHL, CHAD SMITH And STEPHEN PERKINS Perform Rock Classics At California Pizza Bar

FOO FIGHTERS' Dave Grohl, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS' Chad Smith, JANE'S ADDICTION's Stephen Perkins, Gregg Bissonette and Shane Hawkins, the son of late FOO FIGHTERS drummer Taylor Hawkins, are among the guest musicians who performed with CHEVY METAL on August 21 at the Rock N Roll Pizza Bar in Simi Val...
August 22, 2023
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What Albums Would JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Take To A Desert Island?

In a new interview with AXS TV, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford reveals which albums he'd be willing to listen to in perpetuity if he found himself stranded and alone on an island. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My number one choices of albums… I would have to go with BLACK SABBATH,...
August 21, 2023
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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Believes Pop Music Is 'Much More In Danger Than Guitar Music' When It Comes To AI

In a new interview with Ultimate Guitar, TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick weighed in on a debate about people using an AI (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and machine learning (ML) models. H...
August 19, 2023
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EPICA's SIMONE SIMONS On Use Of AI In Music: 'Art Needs To Be Created By Actual Flesh And Blood'

In a new interview with EMP, vocalist Simone Simons of Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA weighed in on a debate about people using an AI (artificial intelligence) music generator as a tool to create melodies, harmonies and rhymes based on artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms and machine learning (M...
August 17, 2023
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AC/DC's BRIAN JOHNSON Makes Unexpected Visit To British Pub

According to BBC News, AC/DC frontman Brian Johnson made an unexpected visit to a British pub over the weekend. The 75-year-old rocker told staff at the Kings Arms in Polebrook, Northamptonshire that he had been test driving a friend's car when "he got a little bit lost". Johnson reportedly spent ab...
August 16, 2023
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ORIANTHI Launches Her Illuminate Crystal Jewelry Collection

Radiance Gifts, a Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada-based leading North American online metaphysical store and Orianthi, the world-renowned guitarist, singer, songwriter, have announced their collaborative launch of the Orianthi Crystal Jewelry Collection. The crystal pieces in this collection have been ch...
August 16, 2023
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SOEN Continues Fight For Equality And Human Rights On New Album 'Memorial'

By David E. Gehlke Drummer Martin Lopez is the first to admit that his post-OPETH career in SOEN has required a lot of work. The band's 2012 "Cognitive" debut was immediately hit with TOOL comparisons, perhaps justifiably so, rendering bass legend Steve DiGiorgio's (DEATH, SADUS, TESTAMENT) inclusio...
August 14, 2023
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Is Okay With Use Of Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'Whatever It Takes To Get A Show On'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic...
August 7, 2023
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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN On Use Of AI In Music: 'When It Comes To Creative Merits, I Don't Think AI Can Compete'

In a new interview with Primordial Radio, former VAN HALEN bassist and current MAMMOTH WVH frontman Wolfgang Van Halen was asked if he thinks there is any "place" for artificial intelligence (AI) in music, particularly when it comes to the creative process. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOU...
August 3, 2023
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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER On Use Of Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'In Some Instances It's Fine'

Ex-MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synt...
July 31, 2023
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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's KEN MARY Is 'Okay' With Artists Using Backing Tracks 'In Certain Instances'

FLOTSAM AND JETSAM drummer Ken Mary has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more s...
July 31, 2023
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RICK NIELSEN Says CHEAP TRICK Doesn't Use Backing Tracks During Live Shows

CHEAP TRICK guitarist Rick Nielsen has weighed in on bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more sy...
July 25, 2023
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VOIVOD's MICHEL 'AWAY' LANGEVIN: Artificial Intelligence Can 'Definitely' Be 'An Amazing Tool'

In a new interview with FaceCulture, VOIVOD drummer Michel "Away" Langevin spoke about the potential risks and challenges associated with the widespread adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's definitely an amazing tool in the sense...
July 23, 2023