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ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ On Her Upcoming Solo Album: 'It's A Way For Me To Get My Musical Rocks Off In Any Way That I Want'

Alissa White-Gluz says that she is "looking forward to finishing" up her long-awaited solo album. It was announced in September 2016 that the ARCH ENEMY frontwoman had signed a deal with Napalm Records for the release of her first solo disc, which will feature contributions and collaborations with past and present members of ARCH ENEMY ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG Explains 'Power Up' Album Title

In a recent interview with Australia's Triple M radio station, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about the inspiration for the title of the band's latest album, "Power Up". He said (hear audio below): "I went through everything — like titles in songs. In the song 'Realize', there's the line, 'I've got the power to mesmerize.' ...

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GENE SIMMONS: Why U.S. States Have To Mandate Mask Use

Gene Simmons has defended some U.S. governors' decision to mandate mask-wearing in their states, saying people who are defiantly skeptical of wearing face coverings are putting all of our health at risk. After the KISS bassist/vocalist shared a news story about Republican Iowa governor issuing a mask mandate after previously disparaging face covering restrictions as ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Responds To Accusation That He Is 'Leeching Off' His Father's Name For Solo Single

Wolfgang Van Halen has fired back at an Internet troll who accused him of "leeching off" his father's name in the weeks following the legendary guitarist's death. Two days ago, BLABBERMOUTH.NET broke the news that Wolfgang will release his debut solo single, "Distance", on Monday, November 16. Taken from the VAN HALEN bassist's forthcoming solo ...

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RAMMSTEIN Singer, PAIN/HYPOCRISY Mainman Pull The Plug On Their LINDEMANN Collaboration

LINDEMANN, the project featuring vocalist Till Lindemann of German industrial metallers RAMMSTEIN and Swedish producer and multi-instrumentalist Peter Tägtgren (HYPOCRISY, PAIN), has called it quits. Earlier today, the following statement was posted on the LINDEMANN social media: "As Till Lindemann and Peter Tägtgren confirm today, the two artists have ended their collaboration on the project ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Release First Fiction Novel

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has set a December 18 release date for his first venture as a fiction thriller novelist. "The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman" is the first chapter in the action-packed saga of Sledge; an up-and-coming musician who uncovers a startling quid pro quo: in exchange for achieving his dreams of rock stardom, ...

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LARS ULRICH Opens Up About JAMES HETFIELD's Return To Rehab, Says METALLICA Is 'In A Very Healthy Place' Right Now

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has opened up about what it was like seeing James Hetfield re-enter a treatment program to work on his recovery from alcohol addiction. The METALLICA frontman went back to rehab in September 2019, forcing the postponement of the band's tour of Australia and New Zealand. In a new interview with METALLICA's ...

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JAY WEINBERG Reflects On His First Official SLIPKNOT Drum Set

Jay Weinberg has reflected on his first official SLIPKNOT touring drum kit, created six years ago by SJC Custom Drums, the Dudley, Massachusetts company started by brothers Scott and Mike Ciprari. Weinberg took to his Instagram earlier today to share a few photos of his pre-SLIPKNOT drum set, as well as what became his SLIPKNOT ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY: The Rest Of The World Is 'Rejoicing' In The Fact That It Is Getting Its 'Best Friend Back, Our Friend America'

QUEEN's Brian May has reacted to the news that Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, saying the rest of the world is "rejoicing" in the fact that it is getting its "best friend back — our friend America." Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Reacts To BIDEN Victory: 'I Hope That Some Level Of Civility Will Return To American Discourse'

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe has reacted to the news that Joe Biden has become the new president of the United States, saying he hopes hope "this terrible atmosphere that has hung over America for the last four years will begin to lift." Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, ...

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JOE BIDEN Wins Presidency; Rockers React

Scott Ian (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS), Jay Jay French (TWISTED SISTER) and Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) are among the rockers who have reacted to the news that Joe Biden will become the 46th president of the United States. Biden amassed 273 Electoral College votes after winning Pennsylvania's 20 electors, surpassing the ...

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SLIPKNOT Is Working On New Music: 'There's No Pressure,' Says CLOWN

SLIPKNOT has been using some of the downtime during the coronavirus pandemic to work on material for the follow-up to last year's "We Are Not Your Kind" album. SLIPKNOT percussionist M. Shawn "Clown" Crahan discussed the band's current activities during a bottle-signing session for SLIPKNOT's No. 9 Iowa Whiskey which premiered on the band's YouTube ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Blasts Artists Who 'Disrespect Their Fans' Over Differing Political Views

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has blasted artists who "continue to disrespect their fans and alienate themselves from their fan base" because of their political beliefs. Sweet made his comments a day after FILTER released a music video for its new single, "Murica", in which Richard Patrick portrays what the FILTER frontman calls ...

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MAX CAVALERA Says He Didn't Expect His Decision To Cut Off His Dreadlocks To 'Cause Such A S**tstorm'

Former SEPULTURA and current SOULFLY frontman Max Cavalera says that he didn't expect his decision to cut off his trademark mono-dreadlock to "cause such a shitstorm." The Brazilian-born musician permanently got rid of his dreadlock earlier this month. On October 19, Gloria Cavalera, who also manages Max, took to her Instagram to share a photo ...

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FOZZY Putting Finishing Touches On New Album Recordings

FOZZY is putting the finishing touches on its new studio album for a 2021 release. On Tuesday (October 27), FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho posted a photo of him sitting in an airplane, apparently on his way to the recording studio in Atlanta, and he included the following message: "It's time to finish up this new ...

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ANGUS YOUNG Says It Was 'Pretty Easy' To Get BRIAN JOHNSON, CLIFF WILLIAMS And PHIL RUDD Back In AC/DC For 'Power Up' Album

AC/DC will release its long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and Williams both left in 2016 for health reasons; and Rudd was sidelined in ...

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