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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Opens Up About His Use Of Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'I Don't Wanna Bulls**t Anybody'

Acclaimed hard rock vocalist Jeff Scott Soto has opened up about his use of using backing tracks for certain songs during his live performances, saying he doesn't "wanna bullshit anybody." In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for relying on pre-recorded tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Is Officially 40 Years Old Today

Legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It was January 17, 1981 when Nikki Sixx first jammed with Tommy Lee and vocalist/guitarist Greg Leon. Leon left, Mick Mars and Vince Neil were recruited. The rest, as they say, is history… Commented Sixx: "In 'Kickstart My Heart', the lyrics say, 'When ...

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GODSMACK's SHANNON LARKIN Says Feud With MÖTLEY CRÜE Was Caused By 'Conflict Of Ego' Between SULLY ERNA And NIKKI SIXX

GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin says that he and his bandmates had "fun" on tour with MÖTLEY CRÜE, despite the fact that the two groups have engaged in a decade-long public feud. The tension between GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx began when they clashed during the 2009 "Crüe Fest 2" tour, ...

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What Is Heavy Metal? JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "In The Light", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what heavy metal means to him. He responded (see video below): "Oh, it's a lot of things, but I think just to kind of coalesce it and get it down, for me, it's always been about the dynamic expression ...

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STEVE RILEY Says His Version Of L.A. GUNS 'Definitely Sounds Different' From PHIL LEWIS/TRACII GUNS Version

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its first album, also titled "Renegades", via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis, which issued two well-received albums, "The Missing Peace" and "The Devil You Know", plus the ...

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Today Marks 16th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Tuesday, December 8) marks the 16th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine ...

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ROB HALFORD Has No Regrets

In a new interview with Fox Sports 910's "Freak Nation", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who is promoting his recently released autobiography "Confess", shared that he has learned from his mistakes but would never term them as regrets. "Well, first of all, I've never really liked the word 'regret,'" he explained (hear audio below). "I ...

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ORIANTHI Releases Music Video For New Single 'Sorry'

Australian guitarist Orianthi (ALICE COOPER, RSO, Michael Jackson) has released the official music video for her new single called "Sorry". The track is taken from her first new studio album in seven years and her first new music as a solo artist in six years, "O", which came out on November 6 via Frontiers Music ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says DONALD TRUMP Is 'Winding Up His 70 Million Voters' With Baseless Election Fraud Claims

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx has accused Donald Trump of "winding up his 70 million voters." More than a week after major news networks declared Joe Biden the nation's president-elect, Trump still refuses to concede the election, citing baseless allegations of voter fraud. On Sunday night (November 15), Nikki took to his Twitter to write: ...

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