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Watch: TWISTED SISTER Performs Live For First Time In More Than Six Years

TWISTED SISTER reunited for a three-song performance Thursday night (January 26) at the Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala at The Canyon club in Agoura Hills, California. Most of the surviving members of the band's classic lineup — Dee Snider (vocals), Jay Jay French (guitar) and Mark Mendoza (bas...
January 27, 2023
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KaliYuga

Liv Jagrell has always been a formidable presence. First emerging 20 years ago as frontwoman with the perennially excellent SISTER SIN, the Swedish singer oozed heavy metal integrity from the start. Since going it alone — albeit with the DIO-like caveat that LIV SIN is a band, not just a solo vehicl...
January 25, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Says It's 'Very Frustrating' When People Assume He Supports All Politicians Who Use 'We're Not Gonna Take It' At Campaign Rallies

In a new interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider was asked why it's dangerous when the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" is co-opted by various politicians and used at their campaign rallies. He responded: "That is the key w...
January 25, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON's THE LUCID Collaborates With INSANE CLOWN POSSE's VIOLENT J On 'Re-Imagining' Of FAITH NO MORE's 'Epic'

Eclectic hard rock band THE LUCID, which features former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE),actor/guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer/producer Mike Heller, has once again joined forces with legendary underground rap icon Violent J (INSANE CLOWN POSSE) for a re-imagin...
January 25, 2023
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The Elektra Albums

Despite being regularly derailed by one of the most fractious relationships in music history, DOKKEN hold a special place in the heart of every '80s-obsessed metalhead. Immortalized via one particularly effusive endorsement during the legendary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" documentary ("Heavy metal def...
January 25, 2023
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DEE SNIDER Explains His Comments About ROBERT PLANT: 'You Can't Put Me And Him In The Same Category'

Dee Snider, the outspoken frontman for TWISTED SISTER, was asked in a new interview with the "Sally Steele Rocks!" show if he ever regrets some of the "spur-of-the-moment" comments he has made about various other celebrities and public figures on social media. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBER...
January 22, 2023
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SLIPKNOT, PANTERA And GODSMACK To Headline 29th Annual ROCK FEST In Cadott, Wisconsin

The largest three-day rock music and camping event in the U.S. has announced next summer's lineup. SLIPKNOT, PANTERA and GODSMACK will headline Rock Fest 2023, which will take place July 13-15 in Cadott, Wisconsin. Ice Cube, PAPA ROACH and FALLING IN REVERSE will also perform alongside 75-plus bands...
January 20, 2023
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JAY JAY FRENCH Says TWISTED SISTER Will Perform Three Songs At 'Metal Hall Of Fame'

In a new interview with Canada's The Metal Voice, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French spoke about the band's decision to reunite to perform at the sixth annual Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala. Drummer Mike Portnoy and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will also induct TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of...
January 19, 2023
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Watch: Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Celebrates 64th Birthday On Stage In Fort Lauderdale

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate celebrated his 64th birthday last night (Saturday, January 14) during his concert at Amaturo Theater in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Fan-filmed video of the audience singing "Happy Birthday" to the vocalist and Geoff blowing out the candles on his birthday cake can...
January 15, 2023
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TRACII GUNS Explains Decision To Narrate RANDY RHOADS Documentary Despite Late Guitarist's Family's Non-Involvement

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has explained his decision to narrate last year's "Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon", a documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, despite the fact that the Rhoads family was not involved in the making of the film. Earlier today (Friday, January 13)...
January 13, 2023
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ALL THAT REMAINS Sues OLI HERBERT's Widow, Accuses Her Of Blocking Royalties

ALL THAT REMAINS has filed a lawsuit against the widow of the band's late guitarist Oliver "Oli" Herbert, claiming that she is holding up royalty payments to the group's surviving members and making overly broad ownership claims to some of their most popular songs. The lawsuit, which was filed on Ja...
January 12, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY Confirms He Will Be The Drummer For TWISTED SISTER's 'Metal Hall Of Fame' Reunion Performance

Mike Portnoy has confirmed that he will play drums for TWISTED SISTER when the band reunites to perform at the sixth annual Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala. Portnoy and guitar virtuoso Steve Vai will also induct TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider (vocals),Jay Jay French (guitar),Eddie O...
January 12, 2023
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TWISTED SISTER To Perform For First Time Since 2016 At This Month's 'Metal Hall Of Fame' Induction

TWISTED SISTER's classic lineup of Dee Snider (vocals),Jay Jay French (guitar),Eddie Ojeda (guitar),Mark Mendoza (bass) and late drummer A.J Pero will be inducted by guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy at the sixth annual Metal Hall Of Fame charity gala, set to tak...
January 11, 2023
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KINGDOM COME's JAMES KOTTAK Says He Recently 'Jacked' His Left Hip Up When 'He Tripped And Fell On The Pavement'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that he "really jacked" his left up last fall when he "tripped and fell on the pavement." The 60-year-old musician, who missed some of KINGDOM COME's shows in September because he was dealing with "health issues", discussed his late...
January 9, 2023
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Watch MIKE PORTNOY, FRANK BELLO Perform At Tribute Concert To Late RUSH Drummer NEIL PEART

Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS),Frank Bello (ANTHRAX),Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, OVERKILL),Jon Dinklage ("Clockwork Angels" string ensemble),Joe Bergamini (drum instructor, author),John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE) and Seven Antonopoulos (OPIATE FOR THE MASSES) are among the guests w...
January 8, 2023