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TED NUGENT Praises FOX NEWS Anchor TUCKER CARLSON: 'What A Brave, Ass-Kicking, Wall-Destroying, Lie-Crushing Guy'

Ted Nugent has praised Tucker Carlson as "a brave, ass-kicking, wall-destroying, lie-crushing guy" whose program should be watched "daily." Nugent discussed Fox News' highest-rated anchor, who has been repeatedly accused of anti-immigrant and racist comments, during the May 11 episode of his Internet TV show "Ted Nugent's Spirit Campfire". Ted said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): ...

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DEATH's CHUCK SCHULDINER Honored With 'Stealth' Guitar From B.C. RICH

B.C. Rich has announced the Chuck Schuldiner Stealth guitar. Down to every detail, the company has taken great care in creating this guitar that proudly represents the late DEATH legend's legacy and indelible mark on guitarists and the death metal genre. Chuck played several B.C. Rich models throughout his groundbreaking and meaningful career. The most ...

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THE RASMUS Returns With New Single, 'Bones'

It's been four years since the last THE RASMUS album, "Dark Matters". During the last pandemic-infused year, THE RASMUS has been busy recording its tenth album together with U.K.-based, Danish-born producer Joshua, whose credits include KENT, MEW, KASHMIR, GUANO APES, BRODER DANIEL and CARPARK NORTH. THE RASMUS returns with the first fruits of those sessions ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Comments On RANDY RHOADS's ROCK HALL Induction: His 'Genius Is Finally Being Recognized'

Ozzy Osbourne has commented on Randy Rhoads's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. The legendary guitarist, who played in Ozzy's band four decades ago, will receive the Musical Excellence Award at this year's induction ceremony, which will be held at Cleveland, Ohio's Rocket Mortgage FieldHouse on October 30. The Musical Excellence ...

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CRADLE OF FILTH Announces New Keyboardist

CRADLE OF FILTH has announced the addition of keyboardist Anabelle Iratni to the band's ranks. Iratni, who previously played alongside CRADLE OF FILTH frontman Dani Filth in DEVILMENT, as well as her own group VEILE, made her live debut with CRADLE OF FILTH on Wednesday (May 12) during the band's livestreamed concert. Anabelle joined CRADLE ...

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JAMES LOMENZO: How I Landed MEGADETH Gig

In a recent interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, acclaimed bassist James LoMenzo was asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH a decade and a half ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I just finished playing with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. And I was kind of — how can I say this delicately? — ...

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JON BON JOVI, JOE BONAMASSA And BILLY F GIBBONS To Perform At Fifth Annual 'Love Rocks NYC' Benefit Concert

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is proud to present the fifth annual "Love Rocks NYC" benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver, which will be shown as a livestream event courtesy of streaming platform Fans.Live from the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City on Thursday, June 3. Executive produced by iconic international fashion ...

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GOJIRA Makes Global Chart Impact With 'Fortitude'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have made a stunning global chart impact with their new album "Fortitude". The LP entered Billboard's Top Albums chart at No. 1 this week, while also claiming the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums, Current Rock Albums and Current Hard Music Albums tallies. The release also marked a career ...

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MASTODON Releases 'Forged By Neron' Single From Newly Announced 'Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack'

DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings have announce the "Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack". Executive produced by Tyler Bates ("Guardians Of The Galaxy", "Watchmen", "John Wick"), the soundtrack will be released digitally on June 18 and physically on July 16. Just as the lauded DC "Dark Nights: Death Metal" series isn't the typical superhero storyline, ...

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MICHAEL SWEET Weighs In On DAVID ELLEFSON Sexually Explicit Video Scandal: 'We All Sin'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has apparently weighed in on the controversy surrounding MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's intimate involvement in communications with a woman other than his wife. Over the weekend, sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old Ellefson were leaked on Twitter. The longtime MEGADETH member later released a statement on Instagram ...

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Fixation - THE EMBER, THE ASH

Blackened deathcore is a niche that many have explored over the last decade. THE EMBER, THE ASH began with more straightforwardly black intentions but have embraced deathcore's grooves and sledgehammer impact along the way. The result is a sound that strives to exploit the best of both worlds, and does so pretty well for the ...

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ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS Set For 2022 Edition Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

The annual Monsters Of Rock cruise is returning in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Departing out of Miami, Florida, promoter On The Blue announced the five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise will set sail February 9-14 aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, visit two ports in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti, and features performances from ...

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RANDY RHOADS Photo Book To Feature Introduction By OZZY OSBOURNE And Epilogue By TOM MORELLO

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has teamed up with Rufus Publications for the publication of "Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin", a celebration of one of the most influential hard rock/heavy metal guitarists of all time. This extensive 280-page coffee-table book features many classic and unseen shots of the former OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT guitarist ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: There's No Such Thing As 'The Best' Musician

In a new interview with Music Is Win's "Guitar Villains" podcast, Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) pushed back against the idea that certain musicians can be better than all the others, saying that most such polls are nothing more than popularity contests. "When we say, 'Who's the best guitar player?' or 'Who's the ...

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RISE AGAINST Announces 'Nowhere Generation' Summer U.S. Tour

Fans of RISE AGAINST, you are about to be liberated from lockdown. Today, the band — Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Brandon Barnes (drums) and Zach Blair (guitars) — announces the "Nowhere Generation Tour", 17 live-and-in-person concerts taking place coast to coast, primarily in open-air amphitheaters. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks ...

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