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IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST And More Than 1,500 Other Artists Call On U.K. Government To Act Now To Save Live Music Scene

IRON MAIDEN, JUDAS PRIEST and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE are among the artists who have thrown their support behind UK Music's #LetTheMusicPlay campaign, which asks for immediate action to aid the massively affected music industry amid the coronavirus pandemic. Over 1,500 artists have signed an open letter to the government in a bid to "show ...

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THE OFFSPRING's New Album Is 'On Hold'

THE OFFSPRING vocalist/guitarist Bryan "Dexter" Holland spoke to Kylie Olsson of Download TV about the status of the band's long-awaited tenth album. The follow-up to 2012's "Days Go By" was once again produced by Bob Rock, who also worked on the band's last two LPs. Dexter said (see video below): "It's basically done. We were ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA's DANNY WORSNOP Joins 'Of Bird And Cage' As Key Character In Upcoming Video Game

Capricia Productions games studio has announced that ASKING ALEXANDRIA's Danny Worsnop has joined the game "Of Bird And Cage", which is currently under development. The frontman will be performing the vocal parts for the character Ari, who is in a romantic relationship with the game's protagonist Gitta, voiced by Kobra Paige from KOBRA AND THE ...

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MATT SORUM: 'Musicians Aren't Allowed To Tour But Our President Can Throw A Rally To 20K People In An Arena?'

Matt Sorum has expressed his bewilderment over the fact that President Donald Trump was allowed to host a campaign rally in Oklahoma amid warnings from health officials about the coronavirus. The former GUNS N' ROSES drummer tweeted out his comments as Trump held his first rally since early March inside Tulsa's 19,000-seat Bank Of Oklahoma ...

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DEAD CROSS Feat. MIKE PATTON, DAVE LOMBARDO: Cover Of BLACK FLAG's 'Rise Above' Now Available

DEAD CROSS, the Southern California hardcore outfit featuring Dave Lombardo (SLAYER, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, MISFITS), Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK), Justin Pearson (THE LOCUST, RETOX) and Michael Crain (RETOX, FESTIVAL OF DEAD DEER), has released its cover version of the BLACK FLAG classic "Rise Above". The song was created in solidarity with the "Black Lives ...

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COACHELLA Festival Canceled For 2020

This year's Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival has been canceled due to ongoing health concerns related to the coronavirus pandemic. The California desert festival was one of the first major music events to be postponed in the wake of COVID-19, moving from its usual April dates to two weekends in October. But it has ...

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This Year's LOLLAPALOOZA Festival Is Officially Canceled

This year's Lollapalooza festival has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. The annual event, which was scheduled to take place at at Grant Park in Chicago and which typically draws about 100,000 people each year, will now be an online event with live music in a weekend-long livestream event July ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says BOB KULICK Sounded 'Angry Yet Lonely' Last Time They Spoke: 'Something Was Not Quite Right With Him'

Graham Bonnet spoke to Myglobalmind about the passing of legendary guitarist and record producer Bob Kulick. The former RAINBOW and current ALCATRAZZ singer first worked with Bob in the early 1990s supergroup BLACKTHORNE. More recently, Kulick recorded a guest appearance on the upcoming ALCATRAZZ album "Born Innocent". Asked if he and ...

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GRAHAM BONNET, PHIL DEMMEL, JOHN TEMPESTA And JOEY VERA Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of MSG's 'Assault Attack' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with ex-RAINBOW/MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP singer Graham Bonnet, THE CULT drummer John Tempesta, FATES WARNING/ARMORED SAINT bassist Joey Vera and BLEEDING THROUGH keyboardist Marta Demmel to record a "quarantine" cover version of the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP song "Assault Attack" as part of Phil's new series "Collab-A-Jam". Phil ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's ZOLTAN BATHORY Calls For Unity, Denounces Violent Protests, Looting

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory has condemned the destruction and violence that has broken out across the country in response to the death of George Floyd. Although protests were largely peaceful as demonstrators marched in the streets from Los Angeles to New York, there were widespread reports of looting and confrontations with the ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA's BEN BRUCE: 'We Have To End Racism'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA guitarist Ben Bruce has spoken out about the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis and ensuing protests across the country. Floyd, an unarmed black man, died on Monday (May 25) as Minneapolis police arrested him outside a convenience store on a report of a counterfeit bill being passed. The 46-year-old was seen on ...

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