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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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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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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 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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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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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Is 'Finally Happy In Life,' Says HEAD: 'He Just Got Into A Place Of Peace'

In a new interview with THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund's YouTube channel, KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch were asked how they keep themselves "angry" enough to be able to come up with consistently aggressive music. Munky responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
June 28, 2022
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WHITESNAKE Cancels Zagreb Concert: 'I Am Still Under Doctor's Orders Of Bed Rest', Says DAVID COVERDALE

WHITESNAKE has been forced to cancel a third concert on the band's European tour due to an infection of the sinus and trachea suffered by frontman David Coverdale. Earlier today (Tuesday, June 28),Coverdale released the following statement via social media: "As stated earlier, I am still under doct...
June 28, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST Pulls Out Of AFTERSHOCK Festival; DANZIG Steps In

JUDAS PRIEST, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, JINJER, IF I DIE FIRST and Nita Strauss have pulled out of this year's this year's Aftershock festival. No reason was given for their cancelation. Replacing them on the bill will be DANZIG, IN FLAMES, PRONG and SET IT OFF. Aftershock festival will return to Dis...
June 28, 2022
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PRIMUS Cancels European Leg Of 'A Tribute To Kings' Tour

PRIMUS has canceled the previously announced European leg of its "A Tribute To Kings" tour "due to unavoidable logistical challenges." The trek, which was supposed to see the members of PRIMUS pay tribute to their musical heroes RUSH by covering the "A Farewell To Kings" album in its entirety, was s...
June 28, 2022
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GEOFF TATE On Why He No Longer Sings QUEENSRŸCHE's Classic Songs In Original Key: 'I Can't Hit Those High Notes Like That Anymore'

Geoff Tate, who has spent much of the last couple of years on the road celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Empire" and "Rage For Order" albums, has confirmed to "The Jasta Show" that his backing band is playing the music tuned a half step down to accommodate his aging voice. "I can't...
June 28, 2022
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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE Diagnosed With Infection Of Sinus And Trachea; More Concerts Canceled

WHITESNAKE has been forced to cancel its concerts in Milan, Italy (June 28) and Vienna, Austria (June 30) due to an infection of the sinus and trachea suffered by the band's frontman, David Coverdale. On Monday (June 27),Coverdale released the following statement via the official WHITESNAKE web sit...
June 28, 2022
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PEARL JAM Announces 'Gigaton' Tour Edition

PEARL JAM will release "Gigaton (Tour Edition)" on Friday, July 8. It features 11 live songs recorded during the band's triumphant return to the road in 2021 alongside the group's critically acclaimed chart-topping eleventh full-length, "Gigaton", originally released in 2020. It will be available on...
June 27, 2022
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TOOL Announces 'Fear Inoculum' 3-Disc, 180-Gram Vinyl Release

TOOL's critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", will be made available as a three-disc, 180-gram vinyl release on August 5 via RCA Records. The collection, which is available for pre-order now, features new artwork from TOOL guitarist Adam Jones, and is housed in a tr...
June 27, 2022