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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN: It 'Shouldn't Be A Shock To Anybody' That SERJ TANKIAN And I Have Different Political Views

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that fans shouldn't be surprised by the fact that his political views are drastically different from those of the band's lead singer, Serj Tankian. Several days ago, Dolmayan took to his Instagram to praise Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest ...

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DEFTONES' European Tour Postponed To 2021

DEFTONES have postponed their 2020 European tour due to the coronavirus pandemic sweeping the globe. The trek, which was originally set to kick off on June 9 in Lyon, France, will now take place next year. DEFTONES announced the postponement earlier today in a statement via social media. The group wrote: "Our upcoming European tour ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Praises DONALD TRUMP, Calls Him 'The Greatest Friend To Minorities'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised Donald Trump, calling him "the most attacked president in history yet the greatest friend to minorities." Dolmayan made the comment while sharing a meme featuring Trump's claim that his administration has done more for the African American community "than any president since Abraham Lincoln". In a ...

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CANNIBAL CORPSE Is In Studio Recording New Album

Florida-based death metal veterans CANNIBAL CORPSE have apparently entered the studio to begin work on their next album. The new disc, which is tentatively due before the end of the year, will be the follow-up to 2017's "Red Before Black". On Sunday (May 31), CANNIBAL CORPSE singer George "Corpsegrinder" Fisher posted an Instagram photo of ...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES' JAKE PITTS: 'We Should Not Judge Each Other By Race, Color Of Our Skin, Religious Preference, Sexuality Or Gender'

BLACK VEIL BRIDES guitarist Jake Pitts has spoken out on George Floyd's death and nationwide "Black Lives Matter" protests, saying "we should not judge each other by race" or "color of our skin." A week after Floyd's death at the hands of a Minneapolis police officer, cities across the U.S. are bracing for more violence-marred ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Calls For Unity, Denounces Violent Protests, Looting

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory has condemned the destruction and violence that has broken out across the country in response to the death of George Floyd. Although protests were largely peaceful as demonstrators marched in the streets from Los Angeles to New York, there were widespread reports of looting and confrontations with the ...

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GARY HOLT Is Writing 'Crushing' Riffs For EXODUS's Next Album

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt has been writing "crushing" new riffs for the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2014's "Blood In Blood Out" album. On Friday (May 29), Holt took to his Instagram to share a photo of a couple of his guitars, and he included the following caption: "New @exodusbandofficial riffs are flying out today, and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD And POISON: Official Announcement Regarding 'The Stadium Tour' Expected On Monday

MÖTLEY CRÜE, DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS are expected to issue an official statement regarding the status of their previously announced "The Stadium Tour" on Monday, June 1. Most concerts and festivals have been canceled or rescheduled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Almost no shows happened ...

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ANTHRAX Members Team Up With SKID ROW Guitarist For Quarantine Cover Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Transylvania' (Video)

ANTHRAX members Charlie Benante (drums), Frank Bello (bass) and Jonathan Donais (guitar) have teamed up with SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo to record a "quarantine" cover version of the IRON MAIDEN instrumental classic "Transylvania". Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "IRON MAIDEN, Who doesn't ...

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KORN Reschedules European Tour For Spring 2021

KORN's previously announced European summer 2020 tour dates have been rescheduled to maintain the safety of the band's fans, crew, and venue staff. All existing tickets will be honored for the rescheduled shows in May/June 2021. KORN says: "We look forward to returning next summer." 2021 tour dates: May 28 - Prague, Czech Republic @ ...

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London To Vegas - DEF LEPPARD

DEF LEPPARD's continued standing as a beloved rock act has been bolstered by their consistency as a strong live act among the glut of legacy bands that still sell tickets based on past hits. The revered Brits revisited their past earlier this year with the exhaustive "The Early Years 79 – 81" set, and now, ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON Sets Release Date For New Single

Singer Oli Sykes has confirmed that BRING ME THE HORIZON's new single will be released on June 10. The British rockers have already posted snippets of the song, called "Parasite Eve", with Sykes sporting a sweater with the title on his Instagram post. The "Parasite Eve" title appears to be taken from the 1998 PlayStation ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY And JORDAN ZIFF Are Working On New Music

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy is working on a new song co-written by the band's guitarist Jordan Ziff. The track is expected to appear on RATT's forthcoming follow-up to 2010's "Infestation" album. Earlier today, Pearcy tweeted: "Jordan Ziff @theRATTpack I'm @septopfuel Working on a new song with @jordanziff wrote, Send more riffs like this brother????☠️ Fuck ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL And Original VENOM Guitarist MANTAS Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of 'Satanachist'

Founding VENOM guitarist Jeff "Mantas" Dunn recently teamed up with BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski to perform a quarantine version of the VENOM classic "Satanachist". Check out the clip below. Nergal shared the video on his Instagram page, writing in an accompanying message: "That came out spontaneous...just to have some fun and kill the time ...

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JOURNEY Announces New Bassist And Drummer

JOURNEY has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group's ranks. "Ok Friends word is out! @randyjackson RJ the Big Dawg is our new Bass player again," JOURNEY's founding member and guitarist Neal Schon wrote on social media, adding that Walden has also joined the band. "JOURNEY is ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: Why You Should Make Exercise Part Of Your Daily Quarantine Routine

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia has stressed the importance of exercise during the coronavirus pandemic, not only to maintain one's physical health but also to help break up the long days in quarantine. Earlier today (Saturday, May 23), Scabbia took to her Instagram to share a post-workout photo of herself, and she included the following ...

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