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SHINEDOWN Bassist ERIC BASS Tests Positive For COVID-19; Band To Play Next Two Shows As A Three-Piece

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has tested positive for COVID-19. As a result, the band's next two concerts — tonight (Saturday, September 25) at The Pavilion At Toyota Music Factory in Irving, Texas and tomorrow night (Sunday, September 26) at Walmart Arkansas Music Pavilion in Rogers, Arkansas — will see SHINEDOWN perform as a three-piece. SHINEDOWN ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque In Pasadena Gets Formal Approval

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California has received a "formal approval" to be installed near the city Convention Center, which is next to the Civic Auditorium, where VAN HALEN played a number of times between 1975 and 1978. The memorial tribute push has been ...

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THE OFFSPRING Guitarist Blasts TRUMP Supporters Who Believe Presidential Election Was Rigged: 'The Truth Doesn't Matter To Those People'

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman spoke to "The Blairing Out With Eric Blair Show" about the lyrical inspiration for the title track of the band's tenth studio album, "Let The Bad Times Roll", which came out in April. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There's two ways of looking at it. One is, God, ...

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KISS: Front-Row Fan-Filmed Video Of Entire Mansfield Concert

KISS kicked off the summer 2021 leg of its "End Of The Road" farewell tour August 18 at the Xfinity Center in Mansfield, Massachusetts. Front-row fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be viewed below. The Mansfield show marked KISS's first full-length live appearance in front of an audience since March 2020. KISS frontman ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says VIO-LENCE's Recent Concert 'Turned Out To Be' A COVID-19 'Superspreader Event': 'We All Got Sick'

VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel says that the band's recent concert in California "turned out to be a superspreader event" after which his entire household and some of his bandmates contracted COVID-19. VIO-LENCE's August 6 appearance at Strummer's in Fresno marked the first performance by the band's current lineup, consisting of Demmel, singer Sean Killian and ...

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GENE SIMMONS Says He Is 'Really Fine' After Testing Positive For COVID-19, Urges Everyone To Get Vaccinated

Gene Simmons says that he is "really fine," two days after it was announced that he had tested positive for COVID-19. The KISS bassist/vocalist credited his vaccination for keeping his infection "minimal" and encouraged others to consider getting the COVID-19 shot. "Thanks to the vaccine, I'm really fine," Gene tweeted. He also responded to a ...

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KISS Frontman PAUL STANLEY: COVID-19 'Kicked My Ass'

Paul Stanley says that his battle with COVID-19 is over. The KISS frontman tested positive for the disease caused by the novel coronavirus last week, forcing the postponement of at least three KISS shows. Yesterday evening (Monday, August 30), Paul took to his Twitter to write: "My COVID symptoms were MILD compared to many others ...

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VIO-LENCE's SEAN KILLIAN, Who Was Hospitalized With COVID-19, Defends His Decision To Not Take Vaccine: 'It's About Freedom'

Vocalist Sean Killian of San Francisco Bay Area thrash metallers VIO-LENCE, who was hospitalized with COVID-19 earlier in the month, has defended his decision to not take the coronavirus vaccine, saying "it's about freedom" for him. The 57-year-old musician, who battled stage four liver cirrhosis five years ago, revealed his COVID-19 diagnosis in a social ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Doesn't Think It's Odd For Him To Release So Many Albums: 'It's What I Do For A Living'

In recent years, legendary guitarist George Lynch has recorded albums with a number of different projects, including LYNCH MOB, KXM, SWEET & LYNCH, THE END MACHINE and DIRTY SHIRLEY. His most recent release was his first-ever full-length instrumental album, "Seamless", which came out earlier in the month via Rat Pak Records. Speaking to Vinylestimes Classic ...

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GENE SIMMONS Denies DAVID LEE ROTH Was Removed From KISS Tour

Gene Simmons has once again apologized to David Lee Roth for implying in a recent interview that the VAN HALEN frontman was past his prime. Roth performed as the opening act for the February/March 2020 North American leg of KISS's farewell tour, but is not making any appearances on the rescheduled KISS shows which kicked ...

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SHINEDOWN To Release Brand New Single In January; Full-Length Album To Follow In The Spring

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has confirmed that the first single from the band's seventh studio album will arrive in January 2022. The follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" is being recorded at a new studio in Charleston, South Carolina spearheaded by the group's bassist and producer Eric Bass. Smith discussed a possible timeline for the release ...

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