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NEW YORK DOLLS Guitarist SYLVAIN SYLVAIN Dead At 69

Sylvain Mizrahi, better known as Sylvain Sylvain, songwriter and founding member of the NEW YORK DOLLS, has died at the age of 69. The news of his passing was confirmed by former PATTI SMITH GROUP guitarist Lenny Kaye, who wrote: "Sylvain Sylvain, the heart and soul of the NEW YORK DOLLS, bearer of the Teenage ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Once Again Accuses CHRIS JERICHO Of 'Miming To A Tape', Says 'Professional Wrestling Sucks'

Sebastian Bach has once again slammed Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. The former SKID ROW vocalist initially accused Jericho of "miming to a tape" at FOZZY concerts in a social media post last July. In response, the wrestler-turned-rocker insisted that he ...

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MEGAFORCE RECORDS Co-Founder MARSHA ZAZULA Dies At 68

Marsha Zazula, who co-founded Megaforce Records in 1983 with her husband Jon (a.k.a. Jonny Z), died earlier today (January 10) at the age of 68. Marsha and Jonny's daughter Rikki Zazula confirmed her mother's passing, writing in a Facebook post: "RIP Mom April 21, 1952 -January 10, 2021 Your love, Your strength, Your memory and ...

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SUSPECT208 Parts Ways With Singer NOAH WEILAND

SUSPECT208 has parted ways with its frontman Noah Weiland, the son of late STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Scott Weiland. Earlier today, SUSPECT208, which includes drummer London Hudson (18-year-old son of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash) and 16-year-old bassist Tye Trujillo (son of METALLICA bass player Robert Trujillo), announced that it was looking for a new ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On ALEXI LAIHO: 'You Are Gone Way, Way Too Soon'

Sebastian Bach has paid tribute to Alexi Laiho, calling the former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman "an incredible guitar player" who "rocked it hard." On Monday (January 4), Bach shared a few backstage photos of him and his wife hanging out with members of CHILDREN OF BODOM, including Laiho, and he wrote in an accompanying message: ...

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MICHAEL SWEET And CHRIS JERICHO Criticize Democrat Pastor For Ending Congressional Prayer With 'Amen And Awoman'

STRYPER's Michael Sweet and FOZZY's Chris Jericho have criticized a U.S. Congressman's "light-hearted" attempt to be inclusive on Sunday, when he wrapped up a prayer in the House of Representatives with the words "Amen and awomen," saying it was "a perfect example of going way too far." Missouri Rep. Emanuel Cleaver, a United Methodist pastor ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's Bandmate DANIEL FREYBERG: 'You Were A Legend Who Created Magic And Raised The Bar To The Next Level'

Alexi Laiho's CHILDREN OF BODOM and BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT bandmate Daniel Freyberg has paid tribute to the late guitarist/vocalist, calling him "a legend who created magic and raised the bar to the next level." Freyberg, who played with NAILDOWN and NORTHER before joining CHILDREN OF BODOM in 2016, took to his Instagram earlier today (Monday, ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Reacts To ROB HALFORD's Black Leather Assless Chaps: 'Next Tour!! Less Is More'

Rob Halford has posted a couple of new photos of him wearing black leather assless chaps. Earlier today, the 69-year-old JUDAS PRIEST singer uploaded the shots, which were apparently taken at his house in Phoenix, to his Instagram account, writing in an accompanying caption: "'which way to the stage! happy new year maniacs see you ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'F**k 2020'

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist is the inspiration he needs to "keep moving." The 29-year-old's end-of-year message came less than two months after the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while Eddie ...

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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL Will Receive COVID-19 Vaccine In 10 Days

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski says that he will receive his first shot of the coronavirus vaccine in less than two weeks. The 43-year-old Polish native, who was diagnosed with a severe case of leukemia a decade ago, revealed his plan to take the vaccine in an end-of-year message on Instagram. He wrote: "All righty ...

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KREATOR Has '15 Songs And Counting' For Next Studio Album

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have written 15 songs for their next album, tentatively due in 2021 via Nuclear Blast. The news of KREATOR's songwriting process was revealed by the band's guitarist/vocalist Mille Petrozza, who took to his Instagram earlier today (Thursday, December 31) to write: "Ok, let's wrap up 2020. "Maybe one of the ...

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METALLICA Hits 1.1 Billion In 2020 SPOTIFY Streams

METALLICA's music was streamed 1.1 billion times on Spotify in 2020. This marks the second year in a row that the band's songs were played more than a billion times on the digital music service in a 12-month period. The heavy metal legends' social media revealed their latest streaming feat on Wednesday (December 30), adding ...

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VIO-LENCE To Begin Recording Comeback EP In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on January 18 to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions will be producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean ...

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How LARS ULRICH Helped Get MATT SORUM Into GUNS N' ROSES

Matt Sorum has wished Lars Ulrich a happy 57th birthday, saying that the METALLICA drummer "has always been there as a friend." On Saturday (December 26), the former GUNS N' ROSES drummer took to his Instagram to share a personal snapshot of him and Ulrich, and he included the following message: "Happy Birthday to my ...

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