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THE PRETTY RECKLESS Announces May 2020 U.S. Tour

Making a much-anticipated return, THE PRETTY RECKLESS will launch a 2020 headline tour this spring. It marks the band's first run of shows since 2017. As such, they've pulled out all of the stops to ensure a special connection and fortify their growing connection to fans nationwide. Beginning May 5, the group canvases North America, ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL Is Working On New Solo Record

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell has confirmed that he is working on a new solo album. The upcoming effort will mark his first full-length release since "Degradation Trip", the epic solo album he made in 2002 with future METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and FAITH NO MORE drummer Mike Bordin. Cantrell discussed his plans to ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Doesn't Want To 'Perpetuate False Information' By Giving LARS ULRICH Songwriting Credit On METALLICA's Early Demo

Dave Mustaine says that he doesn't want to "perpetuate false information" by giving Lars Ulrich songwriting credit on the previously announced expanded version of METALLICA's 1982 demo tape, "No Life 'Til Leather". "No Life 'Til Leather" was released as a limited-edition cassette for Record Store Day in April 2015, available exclusively in independent record stores. ...

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Splid - KVELERTAK

The introduction of a new vocalist into a band's established blueprint is always a daunting prospect, but especially so at the stage of their career that KVELERTAK is in. In the ten years since their 2010 self-titled breakthrough record, the Norwegian act has cultivated a diverse cross section of heavy music followers. They accomplished this ...

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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND Perform At 'Vernon Thompson & Friends' Event In Florida (Video)

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND performed at the fifth annual "Vernon Thompson & Friends: Honoring The Legacy Of Sue Cunningham" on January 26 at the Good Shepherd Episcopal Church in Tequesta, Florida. Video footage of their rendition of the song "Hillbilly Grave", written by Verlon Thompson, Sue Cunningham and Frank Serio, ...

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BODY COUNT Teases 'Bum-Rush' Single

A teaser for "Bum-Rush", the next single from BODY COUNT, the metal band fronted by hip-hop legend, actor and director Ice-T, is available below. BODY COUNT recently finished filming a music video for the song, which is taken from the group's seventh studio album, "Carnivore", due on March 6 via Century Media. BODY COUNT's second ...

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New FOO FIGHTERS Album Is 'Finished,' Says DAVE GROHL

FOO FIGHTERS have completed work on their new studio album. The band's last full-length LP was 2017's "Concrete And Gold", which entered the Billboard 200 album chart at No. 1. FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl spoke about the group's upcoming disc during appearance on "The Bill Simmons Podcast". He said (hear audio below): "We just ...

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Listen To New KVELERTAK Song 'Fanden Ta Dette Hull!'

"Fanden Ta Dette Hull!", a brand new song from Norwegian rockers KVELERTAK, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Splid", due on February 14 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2016's "Nattesferd" will mark the group's first release since the departure of longtime frontman Erlend Hjelvik and addition of ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Commends JAMES HETFIELD For Getting Help In Sobriety Battle

HATEBREED singer Jamey Jasta says that James Hetfield was "a real inspiration" for him, explaining that the METALLICA frontman's sobriety motivated him to change his life and avoid substance use. Jasta made his comments in an interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, four months after METALLICA's tour of Australia and New Zealand ...

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STRYPER Frontman Defends This Year's SUPER BOWL Halftime Show: It Was 'Very Entertaining To Watch'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has defended this year's Super Bowl halftime performance, saying it was "pretty amazing" and "very entertaining to watch." Sunday's (February 2) halftime show saw Shakira and Jennifer Lopez teaming up for a history-making performance that honored the Latino community. Shakira sang a medley of some of her hit songs before swapping ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Detail Making Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Album In 'Building The Perfect Beast' Book

Hachette Books has set a September 8 release date for "Building The Perfect Beast", a new book by the lead vocalist, guitarist, and primary songwriter of MEGADETH, the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, and the author of The New York Times bestseller "Mustaine: A Heavy Metal Memoir". Book synopsis: "'Building The Perfect Beast' details the ...

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GOJIRA's MARIO DUPLANTIER Releases 'Minotaur' Drum Composition

Drummer Mario Duplantier of French progressive metallers GOJIRA has released a drum composition he recently created. Dubbed "Minotaur", the solo "has been composed around a drum pattern I particularly love, the alternate single stroke roll 'between the hands and the feet,'" he explained. "I've never used it with GOJIRA, but this effect can be spectacular." ...

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ZZ TOP To Begin Work On New Studio Album

ZZ TOP is preparing to enter the studio to begin work on its sixteenth studio album. The follow-up to 2012's "La Futura" will once again be produced by Rick Rubin, who has previously worked with everyone from Adele, Kanye West and Justin Timberlake to METALLICA, AC/DC and Johnny Cash. "It's called Foam Box Recordings, where ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Makes First Post-Rehab Public Appearance At Classic Car Exhibition: Video, Photos

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield made his first major public appearance since entering rehab last night (Thursday, January 30), when an exhibit featuring 10 of his classic custom cars opened with a ticketed reception at the Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles. Hetfield took part in a chat and helped auction two of his ESP guitars ...

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ANVIL Releases Music Video For 'Legal At Last' Title Track

The official music video for the song "Legal At Last" from Canadian metal legends ANVIL can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's upcoming album, due on February 14 via AFM Records as a digipak, on digital, black vinyl and some limited colored vinyl. ANVIL, a Toronto-based group, was formed ...

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