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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Thanked METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD For Organizing 'Big Four' Shows: They 'Didn't Have To Do That'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello returned to Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan on November 20, 2021 for an intimate question-and-answer discussion, acoustic performance and book signing in celebration of his memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which was released earlier that month. At the event, which was hosted by Meltdown ...

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Watch MÖTLEY CRÜE's VINCE NEIL Play His First Solo Show Of 2022

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil played his first concert of 2022 last night (Friday, January 14) at Hollywood Casino in Columbus, Ohio. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The Columbus show marked Neil's second live appearance since he reportedly broke his ribs while performing with his solo band at the Monsters ...

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It Came From The Void - KING BASTARD

Reality is all well and good, but you can hardly blame bands like KING BASTARD from diving enthusiastically into the grand lysergic sludge tsunami and letting the tides of time and doom take control. "It Came from the Void" is the New Yorkers' debut, but it sounds like a snapshot of something ongoing: a never-ending, ...

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ANNIHILATOR Shares Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'Romeo Delight' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMUSIC has released the latest single from ANNIHILATOR's upcoming "Metal II" album, a cover of VAN HALEN's "Romeo Delight". "Metal II", which arrives February 18, kicks off this long-term campaign, which will include special configurations, additional bonus material, exclusive and previously unheard new tunes from the band. "There was something about 'Women And Children First'," ...

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SCORPIONS Share Title Track Of 'Rock Believer' Album

SCORPIONS have shared their new single, "Rock Believer". The song's music video will follow on January 18. The single's cover art was designed by Klaus Voormann and can be found below. "Rock Believer" is the title track of SCORPIONS' 19th studio album, which will be released on February 25. Two months ago, SCORPIONS released the ...

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THE WINERY DOGS' Third Studio Album Is '85 Percent Done'

During an appearance this past Monday (January 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the third album from THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED ...

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SABATON Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official lyric video for their new single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the concept album of ...

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CHEAP TRICK Performs At Baltimore Ravens Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game: Video, Photos

CHEAP TRICK performed at today's (Sunday, January 9) Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The legendary rockers played from the Bud Light Touchdown Club during halftime. Video footage and photos of their appearance can be found below. Founded in 1974, CHEAP TRICK is an indisputable American institution, beloved ...

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Ex-DEATH Guitarist JAMES MURPHY On Last Month's CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concerts: 'I Didn't Play Very Well'

On December 11-12, 2021, former DEATH members played two shows commemorating the 20th anniversary of the passing of the band's mastermind Chuck Schuldiner at Brass Mug in Tampa, Florida. James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) performed DEATH's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing" (1990), in its entirety under the LIVING MONSTROSITY banner, while Steve DiGiorgio ...

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TRIUMPH Gets Offers To Play Every Year, Says MIKE LEVINE

In a recent interview with "The Daily Derringer Podcast", bassist Mike Levine of Canadian rock legends TRIUMPH was asked if the band's 2008 reunion shows in Sweden Rock Festival and Rocklahoma were meant to be a warm-up for a more extensive tour if they were always intended to be the group's final gigs. He responded ...

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SABATON Shares Music Video For New Single 'Soldier Of Heaven'

Swedish metallers SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Soldier Of Heaven". The track is taken from the band's tenth studio album, "The War To End All Wars", that will be released on March 4 via Nuclear Blast Records. Written and recorded during the COVID-19 global pandemic, the concept album of ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 36 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIESTs' Rob Halford is celebrating the 36th anniversary of his getting sober. The 70-year-old singer posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "to thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 36. He wrote: "'One day at a time 36 years ...

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SCORPIONS To Release 'Rock Believer' Single Next Week

SCORPIONS' new single, "Rock Believer", will be released on Thursday, January 13 at 7:00 a.m. PT / 10:00 a.m. ET. The first snippet of the song will go live on Friday, January 7 via TikTok. The single's cover art was designed by Klaus Voormann and can be found below. "Rock Believer" is the title track ...

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DJ ASHBA: Why I 'Bowed Out' Of GUNS N' ROSES

In a new interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", DJ Ashba once again spoke about his decision to leave GUNS N' ROSES more than six years ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm a huge GN'R fan. The only reason I joined the band is because I grew up on the music, ...

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NEAL SCHON Explains JEFF SCOTT SOTO's Dismissal From JOURNEY

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has explained Jeff Scott Soto's dismissal from the band, saying the singer's voice wasn't what he and keyboardist Jonathan Cain wanted. Soto, who previously sang with Yngwie Malmsteen, joined JOURNEY about a week and half into a six-week summer 2006 tour with DEF LEPPARD, after Steve Augeri began having vocal issues. ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases First Teaser Video For Seventh Studio Album

SHINEDOWN has released a short teaser video for the band's upcoming seventh studio album. The 42-second clip, which can be seen below, was accompanied by the message: "So it begins... #nowiknowmyabcs… Do you? #SD7". Last month, SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith 95.9 The Rat's Carl Craft about the new LP's more "stripped-down" approach: "We wanted to ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Completes Work On Music For New STRYPER Album: 'It May Very Well Be Our Best Yet'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER has completed the songwriting process for the band's upcoming album. The follow-up to last year's "Even The Devil Believes" will once again be recorded at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier today, the 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist posted the following update on his social media: "I'm happy to ...

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CRO-MAGS' HARLEY FLANAGAN Defends Decision To Get COVID-19 Vaccine, Blasts 'Conspiracy Theorists'

CRO-MAGS frontman Harley Flanagan has defended his decision to get the COVID-19 vaccine, saying it's about being "responsible" and doing whatever he has to do "to exist in the world." Earlier today, Flanagan, who has apparently spent the last few days visiting friends and family in Denmark, shared the following message via Instagram: "To all ...

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