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Two SHINEDOWN Singles Get Certified By RIAA

Two singles from SHINEDOWN's 2015 album "Threat To Survival" have been freshly certified by the RIAA (Recording Industry Association of America). On April 3, "Cut The Cord" achieved platinum status (one million units; each unit is equal to 1 paid download or 150 streams) while "State Of My Head" officially went gold (500,000 units; each ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'There's A Part Of Me That Would Like To Make One Last Great DOKKEN Record'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" recently conducted an interview with bassist and producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) about the just released self-titled album from THE END MACHINE, his new band with his classic-DOKKEN bandmates Mick Brown (drums) and George Lynch (guitar). (WARRANT and occasional LYNCH MOB vocalist Robert Mason completes the group's lineup.) You ...

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Empath - DEVIN TOWNSEND

One could argue that, until now, Devin Townsend's most ambitious run of studio recordings was the four-album suite released from 2009 through 2011 under the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT banner. That set of albums began with the low-key art-rock of "Ki", ended with the simultaneous releases of the circus-metal bombast of "Deconstruction" and the ambient-rock of ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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STAIND Teases Return To Live Activity

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND have shared a short video on their social media sites, teasing what appears to be some sort of announcement. The 17-second clip features the band's logo accompanied by video static and the caption "stay tuned." Some fans have speculated that STAIND will announce its return to the live stage in celebration of ...

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SCOTT STAPP Doesn't Pay Attention To Critics

CREED frontman Scott Stapp says that he doesn't pay attention to his critics. The Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum songwriter and vocalist, who will release his new album, "The Space Between The Shadows", in July via Napalm Records, made the decision nearly two decades ago to dismiss the disparaging reviews that have become par for the course ...

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NORTHTALE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

NORTHTALE, the new Swedish-American power metal band featuring guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P.) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The group, which is completed by bassist Mikael Planefeldt and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, will release its debut ...

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DISTURBED To Perform In Israel For First Time In July

DISTURBED will perform in Israel for the first time this summer. The American hard rock act, whose lead singer, David Draiman, is of Jewish heritage, promoted its Israeli live debut in a video message in Hebrew. Draiman said: "Shalom, we are DISTURBED and we will be at Rishon Lezion's Live Park on July 2nd." Although ...

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MISFITS Announce Special Stadium Show In Los Angeles With RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS

MISFITS have announced a very special 2019 U.S. date that will take place Saturday, June 29 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles, California. The current lineup of the MISFITS features original singer/songwriter Glenn Danzig and original bassist Jerry Only. RISE AGAINST, THE DISTILLERS, ANTI-NOWHERE LEAGUE and CRO-MAGS will join the epic event ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IPC-1 is the catalog number of the release that started it all: FANTÔMAS's self-titled release. Greg Werckman, former Alternative Tentacles head honcho and Mike Patton's manager, along with Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK) had just come off the heels of the wild ride that was MR. BUNGLE's California and were looking for a label ...

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Former DAMAGEPLAN Singer PATRICK LACHMAN Releases First New DIESEL MACHINE Song In Nearly 20 Years

Long-dormant Los Angeles-based extreme metal outfit DIESEL MACHINE, featuring vocalist AJ Cavalier (SOIL, WORLD IN PAIN), guitarist Patrick Lachman (HALFORD, DAMAGEPLAN), bassist Rich Gonzales (RECIPIENTS OF DEATH, AMERICAN AFTERMATH) and drummer Shane Gaalaas (COSMOSQUAD, B'Z), have released "Shut It", the band's first new original song since its full-length debut, "Torture Test", in 2000. "Shut It" ...

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