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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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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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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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(HED) P.E. Announces 'Sandmine' EP And Headlining Tour

SoCal artists (HED) P.E. have revealed details for their upcoming "Sandmine" EP, set for release on July 23 via Suburban Noize Records. (HED) P.E. will commemorate the new release by hitting the road starting July 23 in Las Vegas, Nevada for a month-long headlining tour. The tour will also mark the first time the band ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Had No Involvement In MEGADETH's 30th-Anniversary Celebrations For 'Rust In Peace' Album

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has told The Oakland Press that he had no involvement in last year's 30th-anniversary celebrations for the Grammy Award-nominated "Rust In Peace", Friedman's first album with the band. "I don't really follow those things," he said. "I'm more interested in the future rather than celebrating something ...

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BEARTOOTH Announces Summer 2021 U.S Tour

Columbus, Ohio-based rock band BEARTOOTH has just announced the U.S. headline "Below" tour taking place this summer. The trek kicks off on August 14 in Las Vegas and winds through the country before wrapping in Grand Rapids, Michigan on September 25. All confirmed dates are below, including several festivals at which the band will appear. ...

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Members Of YES, DEEP PURPLE, DREAM THEATER, QUEENSRŸCHE And Others Perform PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here' In Its Entirety

PINK FLOYD's 1975 album "Wish You Were Here" surely counts as one of the greatest rock albums of the 20th century. A musically and emotionally complex tribute to the band's former leader, vocalist Syd Barrett, whose deteriorating mental health had caused the band to oust him in 1968, the album has become a touchstone for ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Announce June/July 2021 U.S. Tour Dates

This June, THE DEAD DAISIES will be dusting off the cobwebs by playing a series of warm-up dates where they finally get to showcase the band's new lineup which is eager to perform its first new music for fans since 2018. Said bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes: "We couldn't play for you in 2020 and we're really ...

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ANTHRAX Announces 40th-Anniversary Celebrations

One of the "Big Four" turns the Big 4-0 this year and is celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honor the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge ...

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ILL NIÑO Announces 'Ill Texas Familia' Summer 2021 Tour

ILL NIÑO will bring a dose of Latin metal to Texas this summer with the "Ill Texas Familia" tour, also featuring UPON A BURNING BODY (El Paso only), KING 810, INCITE, EVOLUTION EMPIRE and BORN IN BLOOD. Following the summer shows, ILL NIÑO will participate in Orlando's Warlando festival, supporting metal masters JUDAS PRIEST, and ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Dealing With Pandemic Quarantine: 'It Wasn't That Hard For Me To Cope'

During a recent appearance on "Vox&Hops", the podcast hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band CRYPTOPSY, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke about how he has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I guess just doing my podcast ['Drinks With Johnny'] kind of helped me. I'm kind ...

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Wild North West - VREID

The lore of the infamous Norwegian black metal scene is incredible and over the top, unfortunately at times overshadowing the pioneering and fantastic music. Numerous of these bands and artists have morphed in bold ways creatively, including former members of the melodic Norwegian folklore and Viking-obsessed act WINDIR, who formed VREID following the tragic passing ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Talks Coping With The Pandemic: 'It's Not The End Of The F**king World'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe discussed the importance of maintaining perspective during the pandemic and being positive about seeing the reality of ...

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