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TRAUMA Announces New Album And First-Ever European Tour

TRAUMA, best known as the band that Cliff Burton played with prior to hooking up with METALLICA, has completed work on its new album, "Awakening", due later this year. It marks the first TRAUMA LP to feature new singer Brian Allen, who replaced the group's original vocalist Donny Hillier. Donny died in September 2020 following ...

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Heavy Steps - COMEBACK KID

With their 20th anniversary due to hit the books this year, COMEBACK KID could be forgiven for mellowing out a little. Instead, the Winnipeg hardcore crew have defied logic and the tides of time once again: somehow, they sound even more pissed off, energetic and unstoppable on "Heavy Steps" than they did on the intermittently ...

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STAIND's AARON LEWIS Passes Kidney Stone Less Than Week After Having His Appendix Removed

STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis passed a kidney stone earlier today (Tuesday, January 18) — less than a week after having his appendix removed. Kidney stones, which are hardened or calcified deposits of certain minerals, salts, and other materials, develop in the kidneys themselves before traveling through the ureter and into the bladder, where they are ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At Florida's ROKISLAND FEST

Fan-filmed video of SKID ROW's January 15 performance at RokIsland Fest in Key West, Florida can be seen below. As previously reported, SKID ROW has replaced QUEENSRŸCHE as the support act on the rescheduled dates for SCORPIONS' "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency. The run of shows, which was originally slated to take place in ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Pokes Fun At Guitarists Who Rely On Roadies To Tune Their Instruments: 'What Wimps'

In a new interview with Darren Paltrowitz, host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz", JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson was asked about his decades-long reputation as someone who doesn't shake hands with people. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've suffered from chest infections since I was quite young, and throat infections and upper respiratory tract ...

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Here Is A Video Tour Of GENE SIMMONS's Las Vegas Mansion

Real estate broker Ryan Serhant has shared a 17-minute video tour of Gene Simmons's nearly 11,000-square-foot estate in Henderson, Nevada's Ascaya luxury community which is currently on the market for $13.5 million. Check it out below. After the KISS bassist/vocalist bought the property and an adjacent half-acre lot for $10.8 million in May 2021, he ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS And STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Among Confirmed Artists For BEACHLIFE FESTIVAL

An eclectic beach-focused lineup of more than 55 top music artists across the spectrum of rock, indie, jam, reggae, and more has been announced for the third edition of BeachLife Festival, Los Angeles County's only coastal three-day immersive experience uniquely celebrating beach culture. Held May 13-15, 2022, Southern California's premier live music, art, and culinary ...

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COREY TAYLOR: SLIPKNOT's New Album To Arrive This Year

Corey Taylor says that SLIPKNOT's new studio album will arrive this year. The follow-up to 2019's "We Are Not Your Kind" was recorded in 2021 with producer Joe Barresi, who has previously worked with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE and CHEVELLE, among many others. Over the weekend, the singer, who has kept busy ...

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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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JOE BONAMASSA, BILLY GIBBONS, TAYLOR HAWKINS, STEVE LUKATHER Among Guests On All-Star Tribute To JOHNNY WINTER

Quarto Valley Records has set an April 15 release date for "Brother Johnny", a tribute to the legendary blues guitarist Johnny Winter created by his brother Edgar Winter. The album is a powerful sonic journey, traveling the course of Johnny's musical life, impeccably directed, as only his brother Edgar could. Joining Edgar on the inclusive ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Launches Rap Alter Ego SKOLY-D, Takes Down Right-Wing Echo Chambers In 'B.I.G. L.I.E.' Video

HU$H MONEY, the rap duo featuring Skoly-D, the alter ego of TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick, and Kimmy G (Kimmy Gordon), has released its first video, "B.I.G. L.I.E.", a take on the events that took place one year ago, January 6, 2021, in Washington, D.C. "B.I.G. L.I.E." deals with plenty of non-laughing matters, yet we can ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Embark On Fine Art Tour

Joe Satriani, the legendary world-renowned guitarist, is planning his first foray as a touring visual artist with showings debuting at two Wentworth Gallery locations in January 2022 — Friday January 28, 7-10 p.m. at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida and Saturday January 29, 5-8 p.m. at the Boca Raton location. Satriani has ...

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THE OFFSPRING Guitarist Blasts 'Insane' TRUMP Supporters For Embracing Conspiracy Theories And Lies About U.S. Capitol Riot

THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman has blasted as "insane" Donald Trump supporters who embrace wild conspiracy theories and outright lies about the assault on the U.S. Capitol on January 6, 2021. On Monday (January 3), CNN aired a segment in which reporter Donie O'Sullivan asked Trump supporters about the Capitol riot and discovered that ...

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