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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY Blasts 'Press Hacks' For 'Twisting' His Words About Trans People

QUEEN guitarist Brian May has blasted "predatory press hacks" for "subtly twisting" his words with regard to his comments involving the trans community. Earlier this week, the organizers of the Brit Awards, British Phonographic Industry's annual popular music awards, announced that they were scrapping four awards — male solo artist, female solo artist, international male ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'We're Very Honored' To Be Supporting JUDAS PRIEST On North American Tour

Todd La Torre has confirmed that QUEENSRŸCHE pulled out of SCORPIONS' rescheduled "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency in order to support JUDAS PRIEST on the "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates in March-April 2022. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its 50th-anniversary tour in late ...

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VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrates EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy: 'Jump' Multi-Camera Video

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on October 9 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on guitar, ...

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'Rock 'N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith' In Orlando Gets Minor Refurbishment

The Rock 'N' Roller Coaster Starring Aerosmith, a fast-paced ride located at Disney's Hollywood Studios park in Orlando, Florida, recently got a minor refurbishment, with everyone's favorite oversized guitar now appearing shinier than ever. Walt Disney Imagineering showed off the finished product on Instagram, writing in an accompanying message: "Recently, the Rock 'n' Roller Coaster ...

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Former WHITESNAKE Bassist MICHAEL DEVIN: 'The Past Ten Years Have Been Pure Magic'

Former WHITESNAKE bassist Michael Devin has described his decade-long tenure with the band as "pure magic." Devin's departure from WHITESNAKE was announced on Sunday, November 21. His replacement has since been revealed to be Tanya O'Callaghan, an Irish-born bassist who has previously performed with an array of musicians, including Steven Adler, Dee Snider, Maynard James ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Rails Against Los Angeles's Vaccine Mandate: 'Self-Imposed Tyranny And Mental Slavery Is Rampant'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has blasted Los Angeles's vaccine mandate, saying it's akin to "self-imposed tyranny and mental slavery." Angelenos visiting restaurants, movie theaters, malls, salons and several other venues in Los Angeles have to show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative virus test to enter. SafePassLA ordinance is one of ...

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STEVE RILEY Claims PHIL LEWIS And TRACII GUNS 'Do Not Like Each Other', Says Their Musical Reunion Has 'Stalled'

Former L.A. GUNS drummer Steve Riley has blasted Phil Lewis and Tracii Guns, saying the singer and the guitarist "don't like each other" and insisting that the musical reunion between the pair has already "stalled." Guns and Lewis began working on new music together again in 2016 after playing periodic dates together — billed as ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Brings New Exhibition Online

Serj Tankian, the Grammy Award-winning SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman, musician, activist and painter, has brought his latest art exhibition, "Not For Touching – The Intangible Composition", online with a unique mix of the virtual and terrestrial via a collection of animated NFTs and archival giclée prints. Presented by CurioNFT, the 21 pieces will be ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN And CHAD SMITH Perform At 'Songs Of Hope Live' Benefit Concert In Seattle (Video)

Duff McKagan (GUNS N' ROSES) and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) joined singer Shaina Shepherd to perform a cover of Sam Cooke's "A Change Is Gonna Come" during Seattle-area non-profit SMASH's (Seattle Musicians Access to Sustainable Healthcare) fourth annual benefit event "Songs Of Hope Live" on Saturday, November 20 at The Moore Theatre. Duff ...

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SLIPKNOT's JOEY JORDISON, CINDERELLA's JEFF LABAR Featured In ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME's 2021 'In Memoriam' Segment

Joey Jordison (SLIPKNOT), Jeff LaBar (CINDERELLA), Leslie West (MOUNTAIN), Dusty Hill (ZZ TOP), Robby Steinhardt (KANSAS), Alan Lancaster (STATUS QUO), John Lawton (URIAH HEEP) and Ken Hensley (URIAH HEEP) are among the musicians who were included in the "In Memoriam" segment the 2021 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction ceremony. The event, which was ...

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WHITESNAKE Parts Ways With Longtime Bassist MICHAEL DEVIN

WHITESNAKE has parted ways with longtime bassist Michael Devin. The David Coverdale-fronted outfit shared the news of Devin's departure in a social media post earlier today (Sunday, November 21). The band wrote: "WHITESNAKE & bassist Michael Devin have decided to go their separate ways after an amazingly successful decade together… "We all wish Michael every ...

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VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrates EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy: 'D.O.A.' Multi-Camera Video

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on October 9 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on guitar, ...

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Former TURBONEGRO Singer HANK VON HELL Dead At 49

Former TURBONEGRO singer Hank Von Hell has died. The Norwegian musician, who for 17 years fronted TURBONEGRO, the self-styled "biggest underground rock 'n' roll band in the world", passed away earlier today (Friday, November 19) at the age of 49. Hank Von Hell's death was confirmed in a statement on his social media. "We are ...

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Former BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Members JASON 'JAY' JAMES And MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Reunite In KILL THE LIGHTS

Ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE bassist Jason "Jay" James has joined KILL THE LIGHTS, the group featuring his former BULLET bandmate, drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas. KILL THE LIGHTS released its debut album, "The Sinner", last year on Fearless Records. The band and record were lauded for "statement songs" (Distorted Sound) and for being "broad in scope ...

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ROB HALFORD Says He Also Received Bullet Containing LEMMY's Ashes

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford has confirmed to the "SpeedFreaks" radio show that he was one of several people who received a bullet from late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister as a personal gift. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When Lemmy passed away, I had this beautiful opportunity to speak at his memorial. We ...

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