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EVANESCENCE's AMY LEE: 'There's A Way That You Can Have A Strong Opinion And Still Be Respectful To Your Fellow Humans'

Last month, EVANESCENCE released a new single, "Use My Voice", which was written to celebrate the power of speaking out in order to promote more justice in the world. The track, featuring contributions from THE PRETTY RECKLESS's Taylor Momsen and HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale, was chosen by HeadCount in the USA to encourage voters to register, ...

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ACCEPT To Release 'The Undertaker' Single Next Month

German/American metallers ACCEPT will release a new single, "The Undertaker", on October 2 via Nuclear Blast, accompanied by a brilliant video. The track is the first taste of the band's upcoming studio album, the details of which will be announced soon. The two-song single will also feature a previously unreleased live version of "Life's A ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Looks Back On DAVID ELLEFSON's $18.5 Million Lawsuit: 'He Got His Ass Handed To Him In Public'

In a new interview with Fox Sports 910's "Freak Nation", MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine reflected on the fact that he was sued in 2004 by the band's original bassist, David Ellefson, for $18.5 million, alleging that Mustaine still owed him substantial merchandise and publishing royalties. In January 2005, the case was dismissed in court, and ...

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KINGDOM COME Is 'In Negotiations' With LENNY WOLF To Release New Music

KINGDOM COME is in talks with original singer Lenny Wolf about releasing new music. Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. KINGDOM COME's 2020 lineup consists of drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, ...

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PESTILENCE's PATRICK MAMELI Rails Against Facebook And Media Brainwashing, Denies He Is A Conspiracy Theorist

Guitarist Patrick Mameli of long-running Dutch progressive death metallers PESTILENCE spoke to Heavy Culture about the lyrical inspiration for the band's upcoming album, "Exitivm", which is tentatively due in early 2021 through Agonia Records. He said (see video below): "Most of the time I have a concept for an album, and I just roll with ...

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PEARL JAM's JEFF AMENT Says 'It's So F**kin' Obvious Right Now Who You Should Vote For' In 2020 Presidential Election

According to Rolling Stone, PEARL JAM has just launched "PJ Votes 2020", an initiative which involves asking the band's audience to accept the Take-Three Pledge of "Vote by Mail," "Recruit Three Friends" and "Don't Wait." Outspoken critics of President Donald Trump — at times, controversially so — the PEARL JAM members ...

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ACCEPT Partners With CONTINENTAL CONCERTS & MANAGEMENT

More than a year after announcing that ACCEPT's longtime manager, designer and lyricist Gaby Hoffmann was retiring, the German/American heavy metal legends have partnered with Continental Concerts & Management. Continental's Antje Lange, a music industry veteran, will represent ACCEPT going forward. Lange said: "I feel very honored that a band like ACCEPT has placed their ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN To Release 'Thorns' Solo Album; Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has set "Thorns" as the title of his long-awaited new solo album, due in the coming months via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: Those Who Despise DONALD TRUMP Will Try To Get Him Out Of Office By Any Means Necessary

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that people who "despise" President Donald Trump will try to get him out of office "by any means necessary." The musician, who has praised Trump in recent weeks and has accused Democrats of "demonizing" the president and "blaming him for everything under the sun," took to his ...

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ACCEPT Singer MARK TORNILLO's 26-Year-Old Son Dies

ACCEPT singer Mark Tornillo's 26-year-old son, Michael Tyler Tornillo, died on Sunday, August 9. No cause of death has been revealed. The band announced Michael's passing in a social media post earlier today. They wrote: "In Loving Memory of Michael Tyler Tornillo "It is with great sadness that we join Cheri and Mark Tornillo as ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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STEEL PANTHER's STIX ZADINIA To SEBASTIAN BACH: 'It's A Bad Idea To Pick A Fight With A Guy Like CHRIS JERICHO'

STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix Zadinia has once again come to Chris Jericho's defense after Sebastian Bach accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Last month, Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's allegation that Chris "mimes to a tape" during ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says Not Voting For One Of Two 'Viable' Candidates In Upcoming U.S. Presidential Election Is Akin To Throwing Your Vote Away

Paul Stanley says that voting for a third, no-hope candidate in the upcoming presidential election is akin to throwing your vote away. Earlier today, the KISS frontman shared a New York Daily News article from self-proclaimed "staunch conservative" S.E. Cupp in which she wrote she is "very seriously considering voting for Joe Biden," rather than ...

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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Says His New Solo Album Is Everything He Could Have Wished For

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin recently signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North and South America, including both physical and streaming. Among the guest ...

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Hard to Stop - HIGH SPIRITS

Professor Black has carved out his niche in the metal scene by paying tribute to the warmer and catchier sounds of the '70s and '80s. Black slings science-fiction prog with AKTOR, melodic thrash with DAWNBRINGER, and under his own name, has paid tribute to the sounds of BATHORY and MOTÖRHEAD. Everything Black attaches his name ...

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Ex-BLACK SABBATH Singer TONY MARTIN Signs With BATTLEGOD PRODUCTIONS And DARK STAR RECORDS For New Solo Album

Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has signed with Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records for the release of his long-awaited new solo album. Among the guest musicians set to appear on the LP are Danny "Danté" Needham (VENOM), Magnus Rosén (ex-HAMMERFALL), Scott McClellan, Greg Smith and Martin's youngest son Joe. Martin said: "I have ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To CHRIS JERICHO: 'Your Singing Sucks'

Sebastian Bach claims that he has been "trying to get a response" from Chris Jericho days after the former SKID ROW frontman accused FOZZY's lead singer of using pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. On Thursday (July 16), Jericho challenged Bach to a "singoff" with "no effects, no tuning, no bullshit" in response to Sebastian's ...

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