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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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W.A.S.P.'s BLACKIE LAWLESS Is 'Leaning In The Direction Of' Performing 'Animal (F**k Like A Beast)' Live Again

W.A.S.P. mainman Blackie Lawless says that he is "leaning in the direction of" performing the song "Animal (Fuck Like A Beast)" on the band's upcoming 40th-anniversary tour. More than a decade ago, Lawless, who is a born-again Christian, said that he would "never" play "Animal" again, explaining that it was "totally because of [his] religious ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Undergoes Another Retinal Detachment Surgery

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has undergone surgery for a re-detached retina. A retinal detachment happens when the retina separates from the back of the eye, causing peripheral vision loss. Without immediate treatment, a retinal detachment can lead to total vision loss, according to Healthline. The 58-year-old guitarist/vocalist, who had his initial procedure in November, took ...

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GHOST And VOLBEAT Commemorate Co-Headlining Tour With Single Featuring METALLICA Covers

GHOST and VOLBEAT will be co-headlining across the U.S. beginning January 25, and to commemorate the monumental tour, the bands have teamed up with Blackened Recordings to release a limited-edition double-A-side seven-inch single featuring each band's contributions to "The Metallica Blacklist" charity album: GHOST's cover of "Enter Sandman" on "Side G" and VOLBEAT's "Don't Tread ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS And STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Among Confirmed Artists For BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL

An eclectic beach-focused lineup of more than 55 top music artists across the spectrum of rock, indie, jam, reggae, and more has been announced for the third edition of BeachLife Festival, Los Angeles County's only coastal three-day immersive experience uniquely celebrating beach culture. Held May 13-15, 2022, Southern California's premier live music, art, and culinary ...

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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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MICHAEL LANG, WOODSTOCK Organizer, Dies at 77

Michael Lang, a musical concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who is best known as the official producer of Woodstock Music Art Festival in 1969, died Saturday night (January 8) at the age of 77. Lang died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City, a representative said. In 1968, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Begins Recording New Album

QUEENSRŸCHE has entered the studio to begin recording its new album for a tentative late 2022 release. Helming the effort once again is Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who previously worked with the band on 2015's "Condition Hüman" and 2019's "The Verdict" LPs. Earlier today, Zeuss took to his Instagram to share a photo of QUEENSRŸCHE drummer ...

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JOE BONAMASSA, BILLY GIBBONS, TAYLOR HAWKINS, STEVE LUKATHER Among Guests On All-Star Tribute To JOHNNY WINTER

Quarto Valley Records has set an April 15 release date for "Brother Johnny", a tribute to the legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter created by his brother Edgar Winter. The album is a powerful sonic journey, traveling the course of Johnny's musical life, impeccably directed, as only his brother Edgar could. Joining Edgar on the inclusive ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Launches Rap Alter Ego SKOLY-D, Takes Down Right-Wing Echo Chambers In 'B.I.G. L.I.E.' Video

HU$H MONEY, the rap duo featuring Skoly-D, the alter ego of TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, and Kimmy G (Kimmy Gordon), has released its first video, "B.I.G. L.I.E.", a take on the events that took place one year ago, January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. "B.I.G. L.I.E." deals with plenty of non-laughing matters, yet we can ...

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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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MICHAEL MONROE Documentary Pulled From Finnish Streaming Service Over Singer's Dispute With Production Company

According to Ilta-Sanomat, Finnish streaming company Elisa Viihde has removed the documentary about former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe from its service just days after the film was initially made available. Mika Lepistö, Elisa Viihde's director of partnerships, told Ilta-Sanomat that the documentary's release date had been agreed upon with the ...

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Ex-HANOI ROCKS Singer MICHAEL MONROE: Trailer For Official Documentary Now Available

The official trailer for the long-awaited documentary about former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe is available below. Directed by Saku Perinnön, the one-hour-and-17-minute documentary details the rise and fall of HANOI ROCKS and the band's return in the early 2000s. Former members Sami Yaffa and Nasty Suicide share their recollections from the band's past while ...

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