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AC/DC To Film 'Virtual Video' For Next Single From 'Power Up'

AC/DC will film a "virtual video" for the next single off the band's latest album "Power Up". Released on November 13, "Power Up" features AC/DC's 2020 lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). The LP was recorded over a six-week period in August and ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says His New Solo Album Will Be 'All Acoustically Driven'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie is currently in the studio recording a new solo album for a 2021 release. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort ...

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PAUL STANLEY Blasts TRUMP Adviser SCOTT ATLAS For Telling Michigan To 'Rise Up' Against COVID-19 Restrictions

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has blasted White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Scott Atlas, a neuroradiologist and senior fellow at the University's Hoover Institution, after he wrote a tweet that many interpreted as potentially inciting violence. On Sunday, Atlas tweeted: "The only way this stops is if people rise up. You get what you ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Taps VINNY APPICE, RUSSELL ALLEN And TONY FRANKLIN For New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), returns with his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen ...

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Watch MASTODON Perform At 'Adult Swim Festival'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played a short set at the virtual Adult Swim Festival on Friday night (November 13). The five-song performance, which can be seen in full below, kicked off with the live debut of the "Once More 'Round The Sun" track "Asleep In The Deep", before continuing with "Thickening", "Steambreather", "The Motherload" and ...

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RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman Pull The Plug On Their LINDEMANN Collaboration

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has called it quits. Earlier today, the following statement was posted on the LINDEMANN social media: "As Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren confirm today, the two artists have ended their collaboration on the project ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'Death Of A Dream' Music Video

"Death Of A Dream", the new video from GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, can be seen below. The song is taken from GONE IS GONE's upcoming album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing ...

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LZZY HALE, JOE BONAMASSA, ORIANTHI, Others To Perform At 'Rock To Remember' Virtual Concert

Gibson Gives — the charitable arm of Gibson guitars, the iconic American instrument brand — and Guitars For Vets have announced the inaugural "Rock To Remember", a virtual concert featuring all original content on Wednesday, November 11, Veteran's Day. "Rock To Remember" will be hosted by Jared James Nichols and feature performances from 20 plus ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Have Begun Teasing Their Tenth Studio Album

FOO FIGHTERS appear to be have started teasing their tenth studio album. Over the course of the last few days, fans have reported seeing the band's classic logo next to an X, the roman numeral for 10, at various locations in California, suggesting that an official announcement is imminent. This past May, FOO FIGHTERS frontman ...

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AC/DC Partners With DC SHOES For Explosive Collaboration

Rock legends AC/DC have partnered with DC Shoes for an explosive collaboration that's shot to thrill on DC pro skateboarders Evan Smith and Wes Kremer. The collection tributes two of the band's most recognized albums, "Highway To Hell" and "Back In Black", both of which recently celebrated 40th-anniversary milestones. AC/DC and DC Shoes' values overlap ...

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DINO CAZARES Celebrates 30 Years Of FEAR FACTORY With Help From DEVIN TOWNSEND, ROBB FLYNN, Others

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded a 10-minute video in which a number of other notable musicians and music industry personalities congratulate the band on its 30th anniversary. Among the people featured in the clip are Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Tony Campos (STATIC-X), Mark Hunter (CHIMAIRA), Shaun Glass (REPENTANCE), Hernan "Eddie" Hermida ...

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GONE IS GONE Feat. MASTODON, AT THE DRIVE-IN, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE Members: 'If Everything Happens For A Reason' Album Announced

GONE IS GONE, the project featuring MASTODON's Troy Sanders, AT THE DRIVE-IN's Tony Hajjar, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE's Troy Van Leeuwen and guitarist-keyboardist Mike Zarin, will release its new album, "If Everything Happens For A Reason…Then Nothing Really Matters At All", on December 4 via Clouds Hill. The LP was produced by Hajjar and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Announces 'The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy' Album; First Single 'King Freak' Available Now

Rock icon Rob Zombie has announced his seventh studio album, "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy", to be released March 12, 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The LP marks his first new album in nearly five years. "The Lunar Injection Kool Aid Eclipse Conspiracy" is a classic Zombie album to its core, with high-energy rages ...

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IRON MAIDEN Collaborates With Horror Director CORIN HARDY On 'Legacy Of The Beast' Mobile Game Character

Acclaimed U.K. horror director Corin Hardy carved a Halloween pumpkin that was then made into an actual character in the award-winning "Iron Maiden: Legacy Of The Beast" mobile game. The "Legacy Of The Beast" team states: "This Halloween we are proud to showcase a premiere character collaboration with Corin Hardy, Director ('The Nun', 'Gangs Of ...

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GENE SIMMONS: 'The Record Industry Is Dead For New Artists'

The Larry King YouTube channel has uploaded the full 26-minute interview with KISS bassist Gene Simmons conducted by guest host Dennis Miller in the fall of 2019. During the chat, Simmons discussed his long career with KISS and why "End Of The Road" is the last tour the band will do together. Speaking about the ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Shares New Song 'Creatures X: To The Grave'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has released a brand-new standalone single, "Creatures X: To The Grave", available today on all streaming platforms. The track arrives as the band prepares to celebrate the 10th anniversary of its acclaimed debut album, "Creatures", with a special "deadstream performance" on October 28, which will see the band performing the album in ...

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