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Dropdead - DROPDEAD

The fact that DROPDEAD's latest full-length album is eponymously titled yet again might suggest to the uninitiated that it's a meaningless placeholder for a band exclusively focusing upon the music. That couldn't be further from the truth, however. The Providence, Rhode Island-based unit takes Canadian communication theorist Marshall McLuhan's phrase, "The medium is the message," ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, EXODUS And Y&T Members Featured In 'Bay Area Godfathers' Documentary

Tuesday, October 6 will see the release of the documentary film "Bay Area Godfathers". Issued as part of the popular "Inside Metal" series, "Bay Area Godfathers" was directed by Bob Nalbandian and produced by Warren Croyle, and features in-depth interviews with Bay Area metal icons and pivotal players — musicians, managers, journalists and label execs. ...

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Original BAD BRAINS Singer SID MCCRAY Dies

Sidney McCray, a.k.a. "SidMac", the original lead singer and co-founder of the legendary punk rock band BAD BRAINS, passed away on September 9. No cause of death has been revealed. According to Wikipedia, BAD BRAINS was formed in 1976 as a jazz fusion ensemble called MIND POWER in the mold of bands such as Chick ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Says DONALD TRUMP's Core Base Will Support Him 'No Matter What': They 'Don't Care What He Does'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton says that President Donald Trump's core base will support him "no matter what." The musician, who has been an outspoken critic of America's 45th president, made the comment on the day that audio recordings were released of Trump acknowledging the severity of the COVID-19 crisis months before he would ...

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MASTODON Is 'Ready' To Begin Recording New Album: 'We've Got Loads Of Materal,' Says TROY SANDERS

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON are preparing to enter the studio to begin recording their next album, according to bassist/vocalist Troy Sanders. The follow-up to 2017's "Emperor Of Sand" will mark MASTODON's first collection of new material since the death of longtime manager Nick John and the passing of tour manager Bob Dallas. Speaking to Dean ...

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DEEP PURPLE Releases Music Video For 'Nothing At All'

Legendary rockers DEEP PURPLE have released the official music video for the song "Nothing At All". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Whoosh!", which was released on August 7 via earMUSIC. The LP was once again helmed by Canadian producer Bob Ezrin (KISS, PINK FLOYD, ALICE COOPER), who also worked on the ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Tokyo Jukebox 3' Album In October

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", in Japan on October 21. Earlier today, Marty revealed the LP cover artwork via his social media, and he included the following message: "Just like everyone, I've had a real tough time dealing with 2020. We all suffered from a massive ...

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DEEP PURPLE's 'Whoosh!' Enters U.K. Chart At No. 4

DEEP PURPLE's latest album, "Whoosh!", has entered the official U.K. chart at position No. 4. According to Billboard, it is the legendary rockers' 11th Top 10 effort and the band's highest-charting album since 1980's chart-topper "Deepest Purple". DEEP PURPLE's previous album, 2017's "Infinite", peaked at No. 6. "Whoosh!" was released on ...

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THE CULT Is Recording New Album At Legendary ROCKFIELD STUDIOS

Iconic rockers THE CULT have entered the legendary Rockfield Studios in Wales to begin recording their new album. The band's follow-up to 2016's "Hidden City" is being helmed by producer Tom Dalgety, who has previously worked with GHOST and ROYAL BLOOD, among others. Earlier today (Saturday, August 15), THE CULT guitarist Billy Duffy posted an ...

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