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MIKE PORTNOY Blasts AEROSMITH For Refusing To Allow JOEY KRAMER To Perform At GRAMMY AWARDS: 'Where's The Loyalty?'

Mike Portnoy has blasted AEROSMITH for not allowing drummer Joey Kramer to perform with the band at this weekend's Grammy Awards. Earlier this week, Kramer sued his bandmates, claiming he is being blocked from playing at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last performed with AEROSMITH in April 2019 before ...

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AEROSMITH Responds To JOEY KRAMER's Lawsuit: 'He Has Not Been Emotionally And Physically Able To Perform' With The Band

AEROSMITH members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Brad Whitford (guitar) have issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by the group's drummer Joey Kramer, who claims he is being blocked from performing with his bandmates at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last ...

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BURNING WITCHES Release 'Sea Of Lies' Video

Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES will release its third studio album, "Dance With The Devil", on March 6, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The official visualizer video for the disc's latest single, "Sea Of Lies", can be seen below. The quintet says: "We are delighted to present you our second single 'Sea Of Lies'. In ...

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Members Of ANTHRAX, HATEBREED, HELLYEAH, IN FLAMES, LAMB OF GOD, SEPULTURA More To Perform At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Additional talent has been announced for "Dimebash" — an all-star jam tribute to "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, the late co-founder and guitarist of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN. Set for Thursday, January 16 at The Observatory OC in Santa Ana, California, the one-of-a-kind lineup will feature members of the following bands: ACCEPT ACT OF DEFIANCE ANTHRAX ARMORED SAINT ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Slams American News Channels For Creating A 'Divisive And Dangerous Climate'

Paul Stanley has once again slammed American mainstream media outlets for only reporting one political side of the story with bias." Earlier today, the KISS frontman, who recently completed the Japanese leg of KISS's "End Of The Road" farewell trek, posted the following message on social media: "The divisive and dangerous climate in America is ...

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Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Teams Up With Ex-U.D.O./SINNER Guitarist ANDY SUSEMIHL

Former ACCEPT singer David Reece has teamed up with ex-U.D.O./SINNER guitarist Andy Susemihl to record a full-length album, "Cacophony Of Souls". Joining them on the effort, which is due on March 13 via El Puerto Records, are bassist Malte Frederik Burkert (EXOTOXIS) and drummer Andrea Gianangeli (DRAGONHAMMER, SOULS UNCHAINED). Track listing: 01. Chasing The Shadows ...

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KINGDOM COME Announces West Coast Shows

KINGDOM COME will play three West Coast shows at the end of the month. Singer Lenny 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. The trek, which kicked off in September 2018, features drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists ...

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SLIPKNOT Announces First-Ever KNOTFEST UK

Knotfest, the music and lifestyle phenomenon created by multi-platinum, genre defining metal band SLIPKNOT, will once again make history in 2020 with the first-ever Knotfest UK. The event will take place at legendary venue The National Bowl, Milton Keynes on August 22. Members of SLIPKNOT's official fan club, Outside The 9, will have a first ...

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NAPALM DEATH's BARNEY GREENWAY: 'We Get A Kick Out Of Annoying People'

Frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway of U.K. extreme metal veterans NAPALM DEATH was interviewed on a recent installment of "Talking Bollocks", the monthly metal podcast hosted by ACID REIGN frontman-turned-stand-up-comedian Howard H. Smith. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's a spiritual person: Barney: "I'm ...

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TESLA, ACCEPT, Y&T, RATT, NIGHT RANGER, BANG TANGO, DORO Confirmed For 2020 Edition Of M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

M3 Rock Festival is celebrating a dirty dozen — the 12th edition of Merriweather Post Pavilion's internationally-renowned '80s metal festival promises three days of excitement with festivities beginning Friday, May 1 with the annual Kix-off party, followed by a full weekend of performances Saturday, May 2 and Sunday, May 3. M3 Rock Festival's Official M3 ...

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DENNIS WARD Quits PINK CREAM 69

Bassist Dennis Ward has left PINK CREAM 69, the band he has played with for more than three decades. The American-born, German-based musician announced his departure in a Facebook post on Monday (November 25). He wrote: "Attention all PINK CREAM 69 Fans! It's time that I make the official announcement of my departure from PINK ...

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