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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Defends Producer TOM WERMAN's Work On 'Stay Hungry': 'I Don't Wanna Smear' Him

In a new interview with "Heritage Musicians In Conversation With Joe Matera", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked how important veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman was to the commercial success of the band's triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Boy, that's a complicated answer. ...

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Rare Early Live Images Of NIRVANA Set To Be Sold As NFTs

It was just six days after NIRVANA released its groundbreaking "Nevermind" album when the bandmembers took the stage on October 1, 1991 at the intimate J.C. Dobbs venue in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Photographer Faith West was in the crowd that night and captured the raw, electric energy. A few weeks after the show, the band exploded ...

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Circus Of Doom - BATTLE BEAST

As much as many of us love to wallow in darkness and horror, virtually everybody is susceptible to occasional doses of bright-eyed and bombastic heavy metal joy. BATTLE BEAST are certified experts in this department, of course. From an early run of albums that established the Finns as major contenders, to the near-perfect, wall-to-wall anthem ...

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W - BORIS

With a genuinely astonishing and vast catalogue of releases to their legendary name, BORIS have earned the right to be regarded as underground legends. The Japanese band's method and madness, perpetually intertwined, have led to some truly groundbreaking moments over the last 30 years: from the strung-out doom experiment of "Absolutego" to more accessible but ...

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ICE NINE KILLS To Support METALLICA In Las Vegas

Slashercore outfit ICE NINE KILLS will support METALLICA on February 25 at the Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas, Nevada. Also on the bill are Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET. ICE NINE KILLS tweeted earlier today: "Beyond honored to be opening for @Metallica on February 25th at @AllegiantStadm with @GretaVanFleet. We'll see you Psychos in Vegas." ...

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Welcome Home - VRSTY

New York City based VRSTY are a musical representation of the diverse city they call home. Their debut full-length "Welcome Home" is an extraordinary mélange of genres; a seamless combination of R&B, pop, rap, rock and metalcore. Fans of ISSUES, MEMPHIS MAY FIRE and RAIN CITY DRIVE (formerly SLAVES), will adore Joey Varela's velvety yet ...

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BABYMETAL Works With WeTransfer On 'Together We Make' Campaign

WeTransfer, a leading provider of creative productivity tools, today announced its new global brand campaign, "Together We Make". The campaign tells stories from creatives around the globe as they bring their ideas to life, with a little help from WeTransfer. It's WeTransfer's largest campaign to date, created in partnership with lead creative agency Preacher, production ...

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CLUTCH Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

Maryland rockers CLUTCH will embark on a North American tour in March. The trek will be split between two legs, with the featuring support from EYEHATEGOD and TIGERCUB and the second one featuring THE SWORD and Nate Bergman. Tickets go on sale this Friday, January 21. Tour dates: Mar. 16 - Birmingham, AL - Iron ...

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SKILLET Frontman Blasts 'Godless' Pop Music, Says His Band Brings Rock Music Back Under Subjection Of Jesus Christ

John Cooper, the frontman for the Grammy-nominated Christian rock band SKILLET, spoke to "Washington Watch With Tony Perkins" about how music and his band's music in particular affects the way people think about the world. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Music is a fantastic vehicle. Music kind of — what's the right word to ...

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NIGHTWISH's FLOOR JANSEN To Release 'Pop' Solo Single In March

NIGHTWISH's Floor Jansen has revealed plans to release a new single in the coming weeks. The 40-year-old Dutch-born singer, who made her live debut with NIGHTWISH nearly a decade ago, shared a timeline for the arrival of her new solo music during a YouTube livestream earlier today. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "As you ...

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KING DIAMOND And MERCYFUL FATE Classics Turned Into Sweet Lullabies

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of King Diamond & Mercyful Fate" track listing: 01. Abigail (KING DIAMOND) 02. Welcome Home (KING DIAMOND) 03. Halloween (KING DIAMOND) 04. ...

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AMORPHIS Announces Spring 2022 North American Tour

Finnish melancholic progressive metallers AMORPHIS will embark on a North American tour this spring. The trek will kick off on April 13 in New York City and will make its way through nearly two dozen cities, coming to a close on May 12 in Baltimore, Maryland. Support will come from SYLVAINE and HOAXED. Comments AMORPHIS: ...

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CHEAP TRICK Performs At Baltimore Ravens Vs. Pittsburgh Steelers Game: Video, Photos

CHEAP TRICK performed at today's (Sunday, January 9) Baltimore Ravens vs. Pittsburgh Steelers game at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. The legendary rockers played from the Bud Light Touchdown Club during halftime. Video footage and photos of their appearance can be found below. Founded in 1974, CHEAP TRICK is an indisputable American institution, beloved ...

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MICHAEL LANG, WOODSTOCK Organizer, Dies at 77

Michael Lang, a musical concert promoter, producer and artistic manager who is best known as the official producer of Woodstock Music Art Festival in 1969, died Saturday night (January 8) at the age of 77. Lang died of complications from non-Hodgkin's lymphoma at Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City, a representative said. In 1968, ...

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ALICE COOPER's Band Had 'A Huge Part' In Writing Music For Legendary Rocker's Next Studio Album, Says NITA STRAUSS

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has confirmed to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station that the legendary rocker is continuing work on the follow-up to last year's "Detroit Stories" album. "I actually have a call with [the Cooper camp] this weekend to discuss the progress of it," she ...

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Ecdysis - INFECTED RAIN

Frequently tipped for greatness, and not just because vocalist Lena Scissorhands looks more like a rock star than just about anybody else on the planet right now, INFECTED RAIN have a sound that seems to chime perfectly with mainstream metal's current predilections. Broadly speaking, the Moldovans have been ploughing the same musical furrow throughout their ...

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Here's The First Look At Heavy Metal-Loving Cartoon Characters 'Beavis And Butt-Head' Return On PARAMOUNT+

MTV's seminal, Gen X-defining "Beavis And Butt-Head" about two cartoon teenagers famous for their nasally laughs and love of heavy metal will return "soon" with an all-new movie on Paramount+. The timeline for the new movie adaptation was announced by "Beavis And Butt-Head" creator Mike Judge, who tweeted on Tuesday (January 4): "Beavis and Butt-Head ...

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MICHAEL MONROE Documentary Pulled From Finnish Streaming Service Over Singer's Dispute With Production Company

According to Ilta-Sanomat, Finnish streaming company Elisa Viihde has removed the documentary about former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe from its service just days after the film was initially made available. Mika Lepistö, Elisa Viihde's director of partnerships, told Ilta-Sanomat that the documentary's release date had been agreed upon with the ...

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Ex-HANOI ROCKS Singer MICHAEL MONROE: Trailer For Official Documentary Now Available

The official trailer for the long-awaited documentary about former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe is available below. Directed by Saku Perinnön, the one-hour-and-17-minute documentary details the rise and fall of HANOI ROCKS and the band's return in the early 2000s. Former members Sami Yaffa and Nasty Suicide share their recollections from the band's past while ...

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