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Former DEVILDRIVER Drummer JOHN BOECKLIN On DEZ FAFARA: 'He Just Didn't Like Me And I Didn't Like Him'

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, BAD WOLVES drummer John Boecklin reflected on his 2014 exit from DEVILDRIVER, the California-based band led by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara. Speaking about DEVILDRIVER's 2011 European tour with MACHINE HEAD during which he constantly butted ...

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DEE SNIDER Teases New Single, 'Prove Me Wrong'

A teaser for Dee Snider's new single, "Prove Me Wrong", is available. The song is expected to appear on the TWISTED SISTER frontman's new solo CD/DVD set, "For The Love Of Metal Live!", which will arrive this summer via Napalm Records. The concert portion of the effort was recorded during the touring cycle for his ...

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SCORPIONS Are Trying To Recapture Vibe Of 'Lovedrive', 'Animal Magnetism' And 'Blackout' On Upcoming Album

SCORPIONS frontman Klaus Meine spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about the band's upcoming studio album. Tentatively due in 2021, the disc will mark the German hard rock legends' first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new and classic material. Speaking about how ...

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MISERY SIGNALS Returns With First Album In Seven Years, 'Ultraviolet'

One of the most influential and revered metalcore bands of the last decade, MISERY SIGNALS will make its long-awaited return in 2020 with the independent, self-funded release of its fourth album, "Ultraviolet", on August 7. The upcoming record marks their first full-length release in seven years, and first with founding vocalist Jesse Zaraska since their ...

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BRET MICHAELS Hopes All His Fans Enjoy His First Book, 'Auto-Scrap-Ography'

Singer/songwriter, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels has reinvented the autobiographical blueprint with the game-changing release of his first book, titled "Bret Michaels: Auto-Scrap-Ography", out now. The book is available in both e-book and hardcover formats. A new video message from Bret announcing "Auto-Scrap-Ography"'s release can be seen below. With a blend of hardcopy digital ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer Says Some Bands Are Opposed To Touring With Groups That Feature Female Members

In a new interview with The Women's International Music Network, STITCHED UP HEART singer Alecia "Mixi" Demner was asked if she has noticed attitudes toward women shifting in a traditionally male-centered and male-dominated business of rock and roll. She responded (hear audio below): "My actual observation has changed over time, because I feel like… I ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE On ANDRÉ MATOS: 'He Was The First Guy That Gave Me The Opportunity To Be A Professional Musician'

During this week's installment of SEPULTURA's "SepulQuarta" session, drummer Eloy Casagrande reflected on the passing of former ANGRA singer André Matos. Matos, who also sang for the Brazilian metal bands VIPER and SHAMAN, died last June after suffering a heart attack. He was only 47 years old. Eloy said (see video below): "Back in 2006, ...

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HALESTORM Announces #Roadiestrong Support Campaign

Grammy Award-winning rock band HALESTORM has announced the #ROADIESTRONG support campaign aimed at providing essential financial assistance to road crews all over the world who make live music possible. Under the newly launched initiative, fans can purchase #ROADIESTRONG merchandise and make donations, with all proceeds going to Live Nation's Crew Nation — a global relief ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's Cover Of POST MALONE's 'Over Now'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has just released its cover of the Post Malone track "Over Now". The track will appear on ELLEFSON's as-yet-untitled debut album, tentatively due in October. ELLEFSON's version of "Over Now" was produced by Ellefson, vocalist Thom Hazaert and guitarist Andy Martongelli, engineered and mixed by ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Says His Long-Awaited Documentary Will 'Hopefully' Come Out Next Year

Marty Friedman has offered an update on his long-awaited documentary. Titled "Spacefox" (changed from the original title, "Hebi Metal San"), the film — which is being directed by Jeremy Frindel, the founder of Substratum Films — follows Friedman's reinvention from lead guitarist in MEGADETH to one of the most famous TV comedians in Japan. The ...

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Former BAD COMPANY Singer BRIAN HOWE Dead At 66

According to TMZ, former BAD COMPANY singer Brian Howe has died at the age of 66. Howe passed away Wednesday (May 6) at his home in Florida after suffering cardiac arrest. He had a history of heart issues, having previously had a heart attack in 2017. The singer was reportedly involved ...

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NEUROSIS's STEVE VON TILL Announces New Album And First Book

Uncertainty abounds, and Steve Von Till's "No Wilderness Deep Enough" provides a voice of existential wisdom and experience to offer comfort and perspective in an era of uncharted territory. The album's six pieces of music shape a hallucinatory landscape of sound that plumbs the depths of the natural world's mysteries and uncertainties — questions that ...

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The Reckoning Dawn - WINTERFYLLETH

You could get lost in "The Reckoning Dawn", such is its immaculate, overpowering hugeness. This is WINTERFYLLETH's seventh studio album (assuming you include 2018's acoustic set "The Hallowing of Heirdom" — and you should, because it's brilliant) and it feels big, grand, important; as if the band have finally perfected the wild, windswept cacophony that ...

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Celebrate The Loudest Day Of The Year: MOTÖRHEAD Day

"Ace Of Spades" — the title track of MOTÖRHEAD's 1980 iconic, game changing album — isn't just one of the greatest hard rock songs ever written, it has truly become a lifestyle anthem for several generations of rockers, metalheads, punks, bikers, athletes, rebels, outcasts, and freethinkers all around the world. Few songs in modern history ...

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STITCHED UP HEART Singer: 'If I Had To Choose Playing A Show Over Saving A Life, I Would Choose Saving A Life Any Day'

In the face of the coronavirus pandemic, thousands of concerts and festivals have either been postponed or canceled, as social distancing and self-quarantining make performing live music and attending live shows all but impossible. This has had a significant impact on bands like STITCHED UP HEART, who rely on ticket sales and merchandise sales as ...

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Redneck Vikings From Hell - AETHER REALM

It might be a slight exaggeration to say that AETHER REALM are attempting to be all of your favorite bands at the same time, but they're certainly demonstrating a phenomenal grasp of multiple metallic disciplines on "Redneck Vikings From Hell". Perhaps mindful that bands from the US generally don't sound like they've been brandishing swords ...

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