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BRENT SMITH Says His SHINEDOWN Bandmates Are 'Very Supportive' Of SMITH & MYERS: 'This Is A Different Project'

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith spoke to Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 about SMITH & MYERS, his collaboration with SHINEDOWN guitarist Zach Myers. Last month, the duo released dual singles from its forthcoming full-length album, "Smith & Myers Volume 1", due out October 9 via Atlantic Records. "It just isn't ...

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SHINEDOWN's Next Studio Album Won't Be As 'Layered': 'We Really Want To Focus On Being A Four-Piece Band'

In a new interview with "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith confirmed that he and bassist/producer Eric Bass are in the "beginning stages" of putting together the band's seventh studio album. Brent stated about their approach to the songwriting process this time around (hear audio below): "We ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to "Live From Nerdville With Joe ...

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ASKING ALEXANDRIA Releases Unplugged Version Of 'Antisocialist'

British rockers ASKING ALEXANDRIA have released "Antisocialist (Unplugged)" . The track is featured on the group's sixth full-length studio album, "Like A House On Fire", via Sumerian Records and the full-band version of the song is currently sitting at No. 4 at Active Rock Radio and hit No. 1 on SiriusXM's Octane "Big Uns Countdown" ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE On Use Of Backing Tracks At Rock Shows: 'I'm Not A Fan Of When I Find Out My Favorite Bands Do That'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke to "Offstage With DWP" about her band's insistence on performing completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "We do it more selfishly, not necessarily as a statement," she said (see video below). 'But it has kind of become this interesting statement. We're very proud of that. But also, ...

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METALLICA's 2017 Performance At ROCK ON THE RANGE Kicks Off Online Series

METALLICA has kicked off a new online series called "Offstage With DWP" that features never-before-seen festival performances, interviews, exclusive acoustic performances and more, all from concert organizer Danny Wimmer Presents. The show launched on Friday (June 12) with METALLICA's full-length headlining set from May 2017's Rock On The Range event in Columbus, Ohio. You can ...

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METALLICA's Full Performance At 2017 ROCK ON THE RANGE To Kick Off 'Offstage With DWP' Series

Danny Wimmer Presents, one of the largest independent promoters in the United States, has announced a new online content series, "Offstage With DWP". The series will feature never-before-seen festival performances straight from the DWP vault, one-on-one band interviews, exclusive acoustic performances, lifestyle segments and more. "Like so many other live event producers, we have been ...

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Video Premiere: NEW YEARS DAY's 'Skeletons'

NEW YEARS DAY has released the official music video for "Skeletons". The song is taken from the band's latest full-length album, "Unbreakable", which was released in the spring of 2019 to critical acclaim. The band enlisted powerhouse producers Mitchell Marlow (ALL THAT REMAINS, IN THIS MOMENT) and Scott Stevens (HALESTORM, SHINEDOWN) to create an album ...

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SHINEDOWN Officially Cancels 'Deep Dive Tour'

SHINEDOWN has canceled its previously rescheduled "Deep Dive Tour" due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. "Deep Dive Tour", which promised deep cuts and B-sides from throughout SHINEDOWN's career, along with the group's many radio hits, was originally slated to take place in the spring but was postponed to the summer. Earlier ...

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SHINEDOWN's New Single 'Atlas Falls' Gets Official Release

SHINEDOWN has just released its uplifting new single "Atlas Falls". The track was previously only available as part of a t-shirt bundle for SHINEDOWN's fundraiser for humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, during which the band has raised more than $300,000 (including a $20,000 donation from SHINEDOWN that kicked it off), helping to get key personal ...

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SHINEDOWN Has Ideas 'Lying Around' For Next Album

SHINEDOWN singer Brent Smith spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the band's plans for the follow-up to 2018's "Attention Attention" album. Asked if he and his bandmates usually revisit old ideas when commencing a new project or if they start with a clean slate, Brent said (see video below): "A lot of ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Completed Recording New Album Just Before Stay-At-Home Order Went Into Effect

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have completed work on their new album. The follow-up to 2018's "Family Tree" is tentatively due before the end of the year via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. BLACK STONE CHERRY vocalist/guitarist Chris Robertson discussed the band's new disc during the latest episode of "Cherry Chat", also featuring SHINEDOWN. Speaking about ...

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