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DRAGONFORCE's HERMAN LI Pays Tribute To ALEXI LAIHO: He Was 'A Great Guitar Player' Who 'Was Exciting To Watch On Stage'

DRAGONFORCE's Herman Li has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "a great guitar player" who "was exciting to watch on stage." Earlier today, Li uploaded a 27-minute video to DRAGONFORCE's YouTube channel in which he said about Alexi: "He was awesome. He was really good. I think a lot ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On ALEXI LAIHO: 'You Are Gone Way, Way Too Soon'

Sebastian Bach has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "an incredible guitar player" who "rocked it hard." On Monday (January 4), Bach shared a few backstage photos of him and his wife hanging out with members of CHILDREN OF BODOM, including Laiho, and he wrote in an accompanying message: ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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LESLIE WEST, DEE SNIDER, Others Featured In LONG ISLAND MUSIC HALL OF FAME's New Year's Eve 'Best Of The Awards Galas' TV Special

Long Island Music Hall Of Fame (LIMHOF) has announced its New Year's Eve "Best Of The Awards Galas" TV special. The 90-minute show is being presented by Jovia Financial Credit Union and will air on Thursday, December 31 at 9 p.m. simultaneously on News 12 plus (optimum channel 61), Fios (Verizon channel 530) and stream ...

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TWISTED SISTER Is Toying Around With Idea Of Recording 'A Couple Of New Songs' For 15th-Anniversary Reissue Of 'A Twisted Christmas'

In a new interview with Goldmine, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French discussed the band's 2006 album "A Twisted Christmas", which featured metal versions of Christmas songs, including the holiday carol "Oh Come All Ye Faithful", which heavily inspired TWISTED SISTER's biggest hit, "We're Not Gonna Take It". Also appearing on ...

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MOUNTAIN Legend LESLIE WEST Dead At 75

Leslie West, the legendary guitarist, vocalist and original founding member of MOUNTAIN, has died at the age of 75. Leslie's brother, Larry West Weinstein, confirmed the musician's passing to Rolling Stone. West suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on Monday (December 21) and was rushed to a hospital, ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT Releases Lyric Video For 'Silent Night'

BLACKMORE'S NIGHT has released the official lyric video for "Silent Night", taken from the band's "Here We Come A-Caroling" EP. The four-song effort arrived on December 4 via earMUSIC, the global independent rock and contemporary music label of Edel Germany GmbH. BLACKMORE'S NIGHT was founded in 1997 by Ritchie Blackmore and Candice Night to stage ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER's 'Death Punch'd' Memoir Now Available In Audiobook Form

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer and co-founder Jeremy Spencer has released the audiobook version of his 2014 memoir "Death Punch'd: Surviving Five Finger Death Punch's Metal Mayhem". The audiobook is available via Google Play, Chirp, HiBooks and Scribd. Watch the trailer below. Spencer narrates a fascinating and first-hand account of one of the most ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Turns 75; JOE PERRY, ALICE COOPER, ROB ZOMBIE, Others Record Birthday Messages

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss turned 75 on Sunday, December 20. In celebration of this momentous occasion, Peter's wife Gigi put together a one-hour video containing interview and performance footage spanning his entire career, as well as birthday messages from a number of other hard rock and metal luminaries, including Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Joe ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Doesn't Have A Problem With Classic Rock Bands Touring With Non-Original Members

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was interviewed on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite for Distortion" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion of GUNS N' ROSES playing massive stadiums around the world while only having three members from its classic lineup, French said: "Unlike ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Dons Santa Claus Outfit For Holiday Photo

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford recently donned a Santa Claus outfit as he shared a Christmas photo for his fans and showed off some new stocking stuffers, including "Celestial", his second collection of holiday music. Released in 2019, "Celestial" followed 2009's "Halford III: Winter Songs". Regarding how he came to find himself covering such classics ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL Releases Video For 'Waltz Of The Antichrist/Impure'

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL, the Florida-based psychedelic rock side project of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, released its self-titled album on December 11. The official music video for the disc's latest single, "Waltz Of The Antichrist/Impure", can be seen below. The nine-track album loosely follows an autobiographical narrative centered around a protagonist ...

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BLACKMORE'S NIGHT To Release 'Nature's Light' Album In March; 'Once Upon December' Single Available

On March 12, 2021, BLACKMORE'S NIGHT will release "Nature's Light", its eleventh studio album and the first in six years, via earMUSIC. Today, the band, founded in 1997 by award-winning vocalist Candice Night and legendary guitar icon Ritchie Blackmore, has revealed the first single and lyric video, "Once Upon December", a foretaste of the highly ...

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HEART Biopic Is In The Works

Seattle rock greats HEART will get the biopic treatment. The news of a HEART movie was broken by frontwoman Ann Wilson during a November 25 chat with Lyndsey Parker on the SiriusXM show "Volume West". The HEART biopic will be written and directed by Carrie Brownstein, of SLEATER-KINNEY and "Portlandia" fame, and will be produced ...

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Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members JEREMY SPENCER And JASON HOOK Reunite On New PSYCHOSEXUAL EP

Looking for a twisted take on the classics this holiday season? Las Vegas-based theatrical rock band PSYCHOSEXUAL is celebrating Black Friday with the surprise release of a brand-new covers EP, "Songs To Stalk You By". It is available across all streaming and digital platforms, and on vinyl, CD and USB via www.psychosexualalbums.com. Tis the season ...

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