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Hear BLACKMORE'S NIGHT's New Single 'Four Winds'

On March 12, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT will release "Nature's Light", its eleventh studio album and the first in six years, via earMUSIC. Today, the band, founded in 1997 by award-winning vocalist Candice Night and legendary guitar icon Ritchie Blackmore, has revealed the disc's second single, "Four Winds". "'Four Winds' is the story of two girls, actually ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Calls TRUMP A 'White Supremacist President', Says His White House Tenure Was 'Long National Nightmare'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French has called Donald Trump a "white supremacist president" whose tenure at the White House was a "long national nightmare." Early this morning, Trump left the White House for the final time of his presidency, ahead of the inauguration of Joe Biden. He then took a helicopter to the nearby ...

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NANCY WILSON-Designed EPIPHONE Guitar Now Available

Epiphone, the leading accessible guitar brand For Every Stage, presents the new Nancy Wilson Fanatic. The Fanatic is created and co-designed by Nancy Wilson of HEART and the luthiers at Epiphone in Nashville, Tennessee, and marks Wilson's first Epiphone signature guitar and her second guitar overall with Gibson Brands. The Epiphone Nancy Wilson Fanatic is ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'Why I Love Telling People About Jesus'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, recently spoke to blogger and podcaster Alisa Childers about the role religion has played in his life, particularly his relationship with his mother and father. He said (see video below): "My mom loved the Bible. And I can't remember ever living without ...

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THE BLACK CROWES: 'Shake Your Money Maker' 30th-Anniversary Multi-Format Reissue Due In February

"Shake Your Money Maker", the multi-platinum debut by the seminal rock 'n' roll band THE BLACK CROWES, is being re-released in multi-formats sets on February 26 through UMe/American Recordings. Band founders brothers Chris and Rich Robinson, with original producer George Drakoulias, oversaw the creation of the re-release. Most exciting are the 4LP and 3CD Super ...

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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI Pays Tribute To ALEXI LAIHO: He Was 'A Great Guitar Player' Who 'Was Exciting To Watch On Stage'

DRAGONFORCE's Herman Li has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "a great guitar player" who "was exciting to watch on stage." Earlier today, Li uploaded a 27-minute video to DRAGONFORCE's YouTube channel in which he said about Alexi: "He was awesome. He was really good. I think a lot ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On ALEXI LAIHO: 'You Are Gone Way, Way Too Soon'

Sebastian Bach has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "an incredible guitar player" who "rocked it hard." On Monday (January 4), Bach shared a few backstage photos of him and his wife hanging out with members of CHILDREN OF BODOM, including Laiho, and he wrote in an accompanying message: ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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LESLIE WEST, DEE SNIDER, Others Featured In LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME's New Year's Eve 'Best Of The Awards Galas' TV Special

Long Island Music Hall Of Fame (LIMHOF) has announced its New Year's Eve "Best Of The Awards Galas" TV special. The 90-minute show is being presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union and will air on Thursday, December 31 at 9 p.m. simultaneously on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530) and stream ...

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TWISTED SISTER Is Toying Around With Idea Of Recording 'A Couple Of New Songs' For 15th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'A Twisted Christmas'

In a new interview with Goldmine, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French discussed the band's 2006 album "A Twisted Christmas", which featured metal versions of Christmas songs, including the holiday carol "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", which heavily inspired TWISTED SISTER's biggest hit, "We're Not Gonna Take It". Also appearing on ...

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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Dead At 75

Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, has died at the age of 75. Leslie's brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician's passing to Rolling Stone. West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday (December 21) and was rushed to a hospital, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Releases Lyric Video For 'Silent Night'

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT has released the official lyric video for "Silent Night", taken from the band's "Here We Come A-Caroling" EP. The four-song effort arrived on December 4 via earMUSIC, the global independent rock and contemporary music label of Edel Germany GmbH. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT was founded in 1997 by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night to stage ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER's 'Death Punch'd' Memoir Now Available In Audiobook Form

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and co-founder Jeremy Spencer has released the audiobook version of his 2014 memoir "Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem". The audiobook is available via Google Play, Chirp, HiBooks and Scribd. Watch the trailer below. Spencer narrates a fascinating and first-hand account of one of the most ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Doesn't Have A Problem With Classic Rock Bands Touring With Non-Original Members

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was interviewed on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite for Distortion" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion of GUNS N' ROSES playing massive stadiums around the world while only having three members from its classic lineup, French said: "Unlike ...

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