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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK Guests On CORY MARKS's 'Blame It On The Double' Single

Critically acclaimed country-rock artist Cory Marks has released a new high-energy, rock-heavy single, "Blame It On The Double", which is a collaboration with THEORY OF A DEADMAN's Tyler Connolly of and former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook. The track, available via Better Noise Music, is a reimagined version of the original, a laid-back ...

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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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Why Did K.K. DOWNING Leave JUDAS PRIEST? ROB HALFORD Responds

In a brand new interview with Brazil's "Inside With Paulo Baron", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked why the band's founding guitarist K.K. Downing decided to exit the group a decade ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, I'm not gonna talk too much about this subject because it's what we call a ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Defends Early Tourmates METALLICA: 'They Have Worked For Their Success'

For its very first European tour in 1984, METALLICA hooked up with black metal pioneers VENOM, on the latter's "Seven Dates Of Hell" tour, which included concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Aardschok Festival in the Netherlands. In a brand new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", former VENOM and current VENOM INC. ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Played Its First Concert Exactly 40 Years Ago Today

Legendary rock band MÖTLEY CRÜE played its first concert exactly 40 years ago today — April 24, 1981. CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx commemorated the occasion by sharing an early promotional photo of the band and included the following caption: "40 years ago @motleycrue played our first show together at the Starwood club in Hollywood California. ...

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STEEL PANTHER Announces 'Fans Come First' Livestream

As Los Angeles begins to re-open and vaccinations continue to roll out globally, California rock legends and global philanthropists STEEL PANTHER are giving the world the perfect way to kick off the summer with the "Fans Come First" livestream. Broadcasting live on May 22 — the Friday of Memorial Day Weekend — the performance marks ...

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METALLICA Was Among Specialist Subjects On U.K. Quiz Show 'Mastermind'

METALLICA was a specialist subject on the legendary U.K. quiz show "Mastermind", where contestants face an inquisition on their chosen subject, On episode 29 of "Mastermind", GP practice manager Mohan Mudigonda selected the San Francisco Bay Area metal giants as his specialist subject, answering as many questions from host John Humphrys about the band as ...

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MICHAEL MONROE On His Upcoming Official Documentary: 'It's A Fascinating Story, Even If I Say So Myself'

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe offered an update on the status of the long-in-the-works documentary about his life. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It's gonna be finished hopefully by 2022. [It's gonna ...

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FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE, STRYPER, L.A. GUNS Members Featured In Documentary On COVID-19's Decimation Of Music Industry

DailyBOOM Media has released "Let The Music Play", a documentary on COVID-19's brutal impact on the music industry, via YouTube (a mid-April release on Amazon Prime is also slated). This feature-length film was written by executive producer Cate Meighan, with Emmy Award-winning video-editor and co-producer Heather Dauterive, and an original score by award-winning multi-instrumentalist Jack ...

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NITA STRAUSS To Perform U.S. National Anthem On 'NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, will perform the national anthem on "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver". "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver" is a pay-per-view wrestling television special produced by WWE for their NXT brand division. Catch Nita's performance on "NXT TakeOver: Stand And Deliver" tonight (Wednesday, April 7) ...

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STEEL PANTHER Is Recording New Album During Pandemic

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have confirmed that they have commenced the recording process for their sixth studio album. The follow-up to 2019's "Heavy Metal Rules" will tentatively arrive before the end of the year. During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Lipps Service With Scott Lipps" podcast, STEEL PANTHER drummer Stix ...

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GEOFF TATE Has No Interest In QUEENSRŸCHE Reunion: 'I Don't Feel The Need To Go Back In Time And Resurrect That'

Geoff Tate says that he doesn't really have an interest in a reunion of QUEENSRŸCHE's classic lineup. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE announced that a settlement had been reached after a nearly two-year legal battle where the singer sued over the rights to the QUEENSRŸCHE name after being fired in 2012. Fellow original QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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TESLA's BRIAN WHEAT: Why I Dislike Term 'Hair Metal'

TESLA bassist Brian Wheat has taken issue with the label "hair metal," saying that the pejorative term was coined as a way to disparage acts thought to have been all flash and no substance. Speaking to "The Cassius Morris Show", Wheat said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I find [the term 'hair metal'] condescending. What does ...

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