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EPICA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Freedom - The Wolves Within'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA will release their new album, "Omega", on February 26, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in part at Sandlane Recording Facilities in Rijen, Netherlands. EPICA has released the official music video for the second single ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Says His Father Didn't Want To Get Involved In Making Of MAMMOTH WVH Album: 'He Didn't Wanna Touch It'

Wolfgang Van Halen spoke to Big J of the 100.3 The X Rocks radio station about the upcoming debut album from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Tentatively due in early 2021 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records, the LP was preceded by the standalone single "Distance", which was released on November 16. Wolfgang wrote the song ...

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COREY TAYLOR On EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'His Music Touched All Of Us'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying that the legendary VAN HALEN axeman was an "incredible" musician who "influenced 40 years" of aspiring rockers. Corey discussed his appreciation for the groundbreaking musician during an appearance on a recent episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast. ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Music Video Released

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, released its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort was made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which issued the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover version of the ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says Proposed VAN HALEN 'Kitchen-Sink' Reunion Tour Would Have Been 'Dream Come True'

In a new interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", Sammy Hagar discussed Wolfgang Van Halen's recent revelation that his father, legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen, had contemplated a "kitchen-sink tour" that would have included bassist Michael Anthony, as well as vocal turns from both Hagar and David Lee Roth. There was ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Announces First MAMMOTH WVH Live Performance

Wolfgang Van Halen has announced the first concert of his solo band, MAMMOTH WVH. The quartet, which features Wolfgang on guitar and lead vocals, Frank Sidoris (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) on guitar, Garrett Whitlock (TREMONTI) on drums, and Ronnie Ficarro on bass, will perform at next year's edition of the Aftershock festival. ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform TWISTED SISTER, POST MALONE Covers In Indianapolis

Fan-filmed video footage of ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, perorming cover versions of Post Malone's "Over Now" and TWISTED SISTER's "Tear It Loose" on November 19 at the Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana can be seen below. Joining Ellefson in the group are singer Thom Hazaert and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly ...

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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Ace Of Spades' 40th-Anniversary Release Lands On Global Charts

MOTÖRHEAD's "Ace Of Spades" 40th-anniversary celebration releases have taken the world by storm once more, establishing this landmark album as being of eternal importance to music culture. With a centerpiece deluxe edition box set, comprising the original album, two previously unreleased live albums from the "Ace Up Your Sleeve" tour, a DVD compilation, 40-page book, ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Talks Possible EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Concert, Says VAN HALEN Will 'Never' Reform

Wolfgang Van Halen has told Entertainment Tonight that he and his family may eventually organize a tribute show in honor of his father, Eddie Van Halen, with proceeds going toward Eddie's favorite charity, Mr. Holland's Opus, which helps underprivileged students access musical instruments. Proceeds from the debut solo single from Wolfgang's ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN's Wife JANIE Says She Will Start Therapy 'For The Emotional Support And Help' She Needs

Eddie Van Halen's wife Janie Van Halen (née Liszewski) says that she will "finally" begin a therapy regimen to provide her with the "emotional support and help" she needs. Earlier today, Janie tweeted: "Sometimes the person perceived as the strongest is actually the weakest. Broken & lost but finally starting therapy today for the emotional ...

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GIBSON Honors JIMI HENDRIX With Two Custom Shop Guitars

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has honored guitar legend Jimi Hendrix with two new Gibson signature guitars, the Jimi Hendrix 1969 Flying V in Aged Ebony and the Jimi Hendrix 1967 SG Custom in Aged Polaris White. Widely recognized as one of the most creative musicians of all time, Hendrix's influence with his genre-defying ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Why U.S. States Have To Mandate Mask Use

Gene Simmons has defended some U.S. governors' decision to mandate mask-wearing in their states, saying people who are defiantly skeptical of wearing face coverings are putting all of our health at risk. After the KISS bassist/vocalist shared a news story about Republican Iowa governor issuing a mask mandate after previously disparaging face covering restrictions as ...

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