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KISS's PAUL STANLEY: How I Wrote 'Love Gun' (Video)

KISS frontman Paul Stanley, who has spent the last "17 or 18 days" at home in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, has shared a video of him talking about how he wrote the band's classic song "Love Gun". Check out the clip below. "Love Gun" was the title track of ...

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THE RODS Announce New Lineup

American old-school classic heavy metal band THE RODS has unveiled its new band lineup. Joining guitarist/vocalist David "Rock" Feinstein and drummer Carl Canedy are vocalist Michael San Ciro (TOTALLY LOST CAUSE, CANEDY) and bassist Freddy Villano (QUIET RIOT, Dee Snider's WIDOWMAKER). THE RODS are currently writing songs for their new album, "Shockwave", tentatively due in ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Debut Album To Be Released Via NAPALM

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. The members of BPMD first came together in the summer of 2019 ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO And MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Guest On 'Superunknown' Podcast

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will be the featured guests on this week's episode of "Superunknown", a music podcast hosted by renowned rock photographer and filmmaker Dana Distortion. Frank and David will talk about their joint project, ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, working together while living apart, and, of course, being the bass ...

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE To Undergo Surgery For Bilateral Inguinal Hernia; U.S. And European Tour Dates Canceled

All of WHITESNAKE's previously announced touring activities, including this summer's U.S. trek with SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE and NIGHT RANGER, have been canceled so that frontman David Coverdale can undergo surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. Coverdale announced the cancelations in a statement released via social media earlier today. He said: "Once again it breaks ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says KK'S PRIEST's Debut Album Is 'Sounding Incredible'

Founding JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that the debut album from KK'S PRIEST is "sounding incredible." KK'S PRIEST is Downing's collaboration with former PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-PRIEST drummer Les Binks. The band, which pays homage to Downing's past, is rounded out by guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE) and bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON And Some Of His Famous Friends Are Offering Free Music Lessons To Kids Displaced By Coronavirus

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit started in 2018 by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the "School's Out" initiative, providing free music lessons and one-on-one mentoring sessions via Skype from major artists to students stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Skype sessions will be held by legendary rock and metal ...

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AMERICAN TERROR Feat. SKID ROW, SUGAR RAY, PHUNK JUNKEEZ, GRAYSON MANOR Members: 'Judgement' Lyric Video

Heavy punk/metal band AMERICAN TERROR, featuring members of SKID ROW, SUGAR RAY, PHUNK JUNKEEZ and GRAYSON MANOR, has just released "Judgement", the first single from its debut album. The track is available to stream and purchase on all major digital platforms right now and the official lyric video can be viewed below. AMERICAN TERROR's full-length ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On His Signature Bass: 'My Goal Has Always Been To Invent And Develop Very High-Octane, Cutting-Edge Instruments'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke to Guitar World about his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models. "My goal has always been to invent and develop very high-octane, cutting-edge instruments," he explained. "I prefer basses that look like they move fast and move forward. ...

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Ex-TESLA Guitarist TOMMY SKEOCH: 'I Was Fired'

During an appearance earlier today (Monday, March 16) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" radio show, former TESLA guitarist Tommy Skeoch spoke about his departure from the band nearly a decade a half ago. Asked if he exited the group of his own accord or if he was asked to leave, Tommy said: "I was fired. I ...

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VAN HALEN Producer TED TEMPLEMAN To Release Memoir In April

ECW Press has set an April 21 release date for "A Platinum Producer's Life In Music", the new memoir from legendary music producer Ted Templeman. Crafting smash hits with VAN HALEN, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, Nicolette Larson and VAN MORRISON, Templeman changed the course of rock history This autobiography — as told to Greg Renoff — ...

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SOILWORK Releases New Single, 'Desperado'

Swedish metallers SOILWORK have released a brand new song called "Desperado". It is the second installment in SOILWORK's "Feverish" triology, which might also eventually end up becoming a so far unknown entity. Commented the band: "'Desperado', just like 'Feverish', is a song about how a single emotion can overtake your entire being, and consume you ...

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DED Releases New Micro EP, 'Mannequin Eyes'

DED has released a new micro EP, "Mannequin Eyes", via Suretone Records. The effort features the roaring and explosive lead radio single "A Mannequin Idol (Lullaby)" and anthemic new song "Eyes Sewn Shut". "Mannequin Eyes" displays DED's bold and dynamic songcraft and offers an early taste of the band's forthcoming sophomore studio album, due out ...

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