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PERIPHERY Frontman Suffering From 'Severe Case Of Laryngitis'; Band To Play Instrumental Set In Maryland

PERIPHERY will play an instrumental set tonight (Saturday, February 15) at The Fillmore in Silver Spring, Maryland after the band's lead vocalist, Spencer Sotelo, was taken ill with "a severe case of laryngitis." The progressive metallers kicked off their "We Come For Tour" U.S. run of dates on January 30 in San Francisco, California and ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD 'Street Survivors' Film To Be Released In June

Cleopatra Entertainment's feature film "Street Survivors: The True Story Of The Lynyrd Skynyrd Plane Crash" has been officially selected for inclusion in the upcoming Hollywood Reel Independent Film Festival taking place at the Staples Center/LA Live in Los Angeles from February 12 through February 27. The film will premier there on Sunday, February 16 at ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Members Recall Meeting MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY The First Time: 'It Was Like Serendipity'

In an interview with TotalRock Radio's Dawn Osbourne prior to their January 30 show at London Underworld in London, England, United Kingdom, members of veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL recalled their first encounter with legendary MOTÖRHEAD frontman Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. The two bands teamed up for the 1981 "St. Valentine's Day Massacre" EP that ...

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MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Announces Summer/Fall 2020 U.S. Tour

MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE has announced a summer/fall U.S. tour. The trek will kick off on September 9 in Detroit, Michigan and end on October 11 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The tour includes a headlining appearance at the Aftershock festival in Sacramento, California, where they will play in between METALLICA's two headlining shows. They will also ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Diagnosed With Sepsis

Vocalist Robin McAuley will be unable to perform with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the body launches an uncontrolled immune response to an infection, triggering widespread inflammation that can lead to organ failure, septic shock and even death. The news of ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Speaks Out About Dangers Of Guns

Sebastian Bach has once again spoken out about the dangers of guns. The former SKID ROW singer was responding to a report that a 9-year-old girl and her father were killed in a hunting accident on New Year's Day. Lauren Drawdy and Kim Drawdy were apparently shot after they were mistaken for a deer when ...

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Decades: Live In Buenos Aires - NIGHTWISH

NIGHTWISH were always a strong live act. Whether fronted by the elegantly reticent Tarja Turunen or the ill-fated but underrated Anette Olzon, the Finnish symphonic metal titans have such a bombastic and grandiose sound that failing to project beyond the front row was never a realistic option. But it was with the arrival of Floor ...

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EVANESCENCE To Begin Recording New Album In Early 2020

Prior to EVANESCENCE's ill-fated appearance at the Knotfest Meets Forcefest in Mexico City on November 30, singer Amy Lee confirmed to Summa Inferno that she and her bandmates were in process of composing material for the long-awaited follow-up to their 2011 self-titled effort. "We're working on a new album — the first time in a ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On The VAN HALEN Brothers: 'I Wish We Could Be Friends'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT, MONTROSE) discussed his career at length with the facility's artistic director, Scott Goldman. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On believing in himself during the early days of his career: Sammy: ...

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NONPOINT Recruits Guitarist JASON ZEILSTRA

NONPOINT has announced the addition of guitarist Jason Zeilstra to the group's ranks. The band said in a statement: "[We are] proud to announce that this Chicago resident and his talents, work ethic (and coincidentally his hair) are NONPOINT battle tested and ready to go." NONPOINT will be on tour with HELLYEAH between November 15 ...

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METALLICA's ABC Book Preview: 'K' Is For Kirk (Video)

"The ABCs Of Metallica", an alphabetical history of one of rock's heaviest bands, METALLICA, will be released on November 26 via Permuted Press. Featuring hard-rocking rhymes and bold illustrations, "The ABCs Of Metallica" looks back at the remarkable history of one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated groups. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a ...

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MIKE PATTON And JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Debut 'A Schoolgirl's Day' Video

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier, who recently issued the "suave and slinky" (Consequence Of Sound) album "Corpse Flower" (Ipecac Recordings), have released the official music video for "A Schoolgirl's Day". The clip, which was created by Nino Del Padre, features footage from the 1962 low-budget classic film "Carnival Of Souls". Padre ...

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ROB ZOMBIE On Directing Ailing Actor SID HAIG's Final Performance In '3 From Hell': 'It Was Very Complicated'

Rob Zombie recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new feature film, "3 From Hell". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting the Firefly characters, who were originally featured in 2003's "House Of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects": ...

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Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Dies

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker has died. He was 80 years old. After previously announcing that he was critically ill and asking fans to "please keep him in your prayers," his family said Ginger "passed away peacefully" on Sunday morning (October 6) at a hospital in the United Kingdom. "He was in no pain and ...

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CREAM's GINGER BAKER Is 'Holding His Own' In Hospital

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "holding his own," less than a week after being admitted to the hospital. Last Wednesday (September 25), Ginger's family revealed that he was "critically ill" and called on fans to "keep him in your prayers tonight." Earlier today (Sunday, September 29), the 80-year-old's family took to social media to ...

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Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Is 'Critically Ill'

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "critically ill" and in the hospital, his family has revealed. "Please keep him in your prayers tonight," the family wrote in a brief statement posted to Baker's official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. Baker, who turned 80 in August, has experienced a number of health issues in recent years. ...

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