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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER Dismisses Haters: 'I Really Don't Care What People Think Of Me'

Former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer spoke to the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast about the negative reaction from some fans to his PSYCHOSEXUAL project, in which he handles lead vocals as the Devil Daddy character. "People voice their opinion," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "Of course there's gonna be haters that dislike ...

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BON JOVI's PHIL X Recalls Impressing ROB HALFORD

Phil X, guitarist for BON JOVI and THE DRILLS, recently did an interview with the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" and spoke about the charity work his family does for frontline workers. He also told a story about jamming with JUDAS PRIEST at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in 2016 when he was one ...

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METALLICA Patches, Backpatches And Enamel Pins Coming Next Month

Heavy metal icons METALLICA have joined forces with Pull The Plug Patches to bring you a series of exclusive woven patches, backpatches, and enamel pins arriving this May. New patch designs will continue to be released throughout 2021 and 2022, beginning this week with "Ride The Lightning" and "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" patches, as ...

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GOJIRA Shares Another New Song, 'The Chant'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have shared "The Chant", the final single to arrive ahead of the release of the band's widely anticipated new album, "Fortitude", due out April 30 via Roadrunner Records. "The Chant" is available today on all streaming platforms with pre-orders for "Fortitude" available at www.gojira-music.com. Furthermore, GOJIRA have ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says EXODUS's 'Bonded By Blood' Is 'Best Debut Album' From Any Of The 'Big Five' Of Thrash Metal Bands

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian says that EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" is the "best debut album" to have been released by any of the "Big Five" thrash metal bands. Although EXODUS rarely gets mentioned alongside the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — the aforementioned 1985 LP inspired the likes ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Talks Coping With The Pandemic: 'It's Not The End Of The F**king World'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "Stoke The Fire", the alternative lifestyle and culture podcast hosted by musician Jesse Leach (KILLSWITCH ENGAGE) and DJ/presenter Matt Stocks ("Life In The Stocks"), LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe discussed the importance of maintaining perspective during the pandemic and being positive about seeing the reality of ...

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Legendary Rock Producer MICHAEL WAGENER Announces His Retirement

Legendary German rock producer Michael Wagener is celebrating his 72nd birthday today (Sunday, April 25) by announcing his retirement from the music industry. Earlier today, Wagener took to his Facebook page to write: "Hello everybody. I have now been active in the music business for over 50 years and I think it’s time to retire ...

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Watch Fourth Episode Of BANGER FILMS' New Original Comedy Series 'Heavy Metal Hitchhiker'

Banger Films has released the fourth episode from "Heavy Metal Hitchhiker", the original comedy web series produced by its digital division BangerTV. The eight-episode series is directed and co-written by Marc Ricciardelli ("Shredders Of Metal", "Protest The Hero: Of Our Own Volition") and stars comedian Garrett Jamieson and is soundtracked by music from POWER TRIP, ...

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MADBALL Headlines Massive Hardcore Show At New York City's Tompkins Square Park (Video)

After 14 months in lockdown, hardcore shows have officially returned to Tompkins Square Park in New York City. MADBALL headlined a concert at the East Village outdoor venue on Saturday (April 24), with support from MURPHY'S LAW, BLOODCLOT (former CRO-MAGS frontman John Joseph) and THE CAPTURERS. Donations were being accepted at the all-ages, daytime event, ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Details Post-Flap Surgery Complications

Jeff Becerra of Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED says that he is "dealing with an infection" after recently undergoing flap surgery. Jeff's operation essentially involved taking a section of skin with an intact blood supply and placing it over the injured area to repair a serious pressure sore he had developed from being wheelchair-bound for ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer, Staunch TRUMP Supporter, Thanks PRESIDENT BIDEN For Recognizing Armenian Genocide

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has publicly expressed his gratitude to President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian Genocide of 1915. On Saturday (April 24), the Armenian-American musician thanked the president on social media for officially recognizing the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Empire forces in the early 20th century ...

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VIO-LENCE Completes Recording First New Music In Over 30 Years

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have finished recording their new EP for a tentative late summer release via Metal Blade Records. The sessions took place at Trident Studios in Pacheco, California with producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Late Saturday night (April 24), ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: DAVE MUSTAINE Is 'A Tireless Warrior'

In a new interview with the "Real Music With Gary Stuckey" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about the band's secret to longevity. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think there's a couple of things. One, I think [fans] look to Dave [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] as their hero, their leader. And Dave's a ...

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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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KORN's MUNKY Says 'It Was Hard' Not Being Able To Play Shows For Over A Year During Pandemic

Last month, KORN announced a global streaming event, "Korn: Monumental". Scheduled for today (Saturday, April 24), the ticketed immersive concert experience is broadcasting worldwide from the set of the "Stranger Things: The Drive-Into Experience". Produced by Danny Wimmer Presents, the performance promises to be an unforgettable set from the iconic band, highlighted by rare and ...

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