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Ex-IRON MAIDEN Singer BLAZE BAYLEY Tests Positive For COVID-19, Pulls Out Of U.K.'s PLANET ROCKSTOCK

Former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley has canceled his appearance at U.K.'s Planet Rockstock after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The British heavy metal musician was due to play the main stage at the festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales on Saturday, November 13 before headliners THE DARKNESS. Bayley's ...

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ANTHRAX's JONATHAN DONAIS Hasn't Heard Any Of Band's New Music, Says He Isn't Involved In Songwriting Process

In a new interview with "The Classic Metal Show", ANTHRAX guitarist Jonathan Donais was asked how the music that band is working on for its upcoming album compares to the group's last two efforts, 2011's "Worship Music" and 2016's "For All Kings". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I haven't heard any music yet, so ...

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METAL HALL OF FAME Launches All-Star Charity Single

Top musicians and producers throughout the industry are joining forces with the Metal Hall Of Fame to launch the "Metal Hall Of Fame All-Stars", a charity CD to help bring free music programs to special needs children isolated by the COVID lockdown. The first single from the "Metal Hall Of Fame All Stars" charity CD ...

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ALICE COOPER Gets SOCK PUPPET Parody Treatment

Halloween couldn't kick-off properly this year without a Halloween Sock Puppet Parody video; This year, Alice Cooper gets the sock puppet treatment with a spin-off of the track "Feed My Frankenstein" from the 1991 album "Hey Stoopid". The video features a "Frankensock" rocking the lead guitar, fashioned from what we assume is the body parts ...

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THE BLACK CROWES Photo Book From ROSS HALFIN Coming Soon

Rufus Publications and Ross Halfin have announced a new limited-edition book, "The Black Crowes", featuring thousands of unseen images from Ross's extensive library. Produced alongside Chris and Rich Robinson, the book is a huge photographic essay on the band, formed in Marietta, Georgia in 1984. The book features introductions from both brothers. Chris writes in ...

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(HED) P.E. Announces 'Califas Worldwide' Album

(HED) P.E. has announced the details on its "Califas Worldwide" compilation album, dropping December 17 via Suburban Noize Records. Califas is a Hispanic nickname for Southern California, a moniker that perfectly describes (HED) P.E.'s Huntington Beach G-Punk sound as it melds together with artists from around the world to create the unholy union of "Califas ...

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COREY TAYLOR, DAVE NAVARRO, PERRY FARRELL, BILLY IDOL, Others To Take Part In 'Above Ground' Benefit Concert

Guitarists Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL) and an all-star band are gearing up for the third "Above Ground" benefit concert on December 20 at the Fonda Theatre in Hollywood, California. After sitting out 2020 because of COVID-19, Navarro and Morrison will be joined by a diverse group of special guests, including ...

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Watch VAN HALEN's 'Lost' Singer MITCH MALLOY Celebrate EDDIE VAN HALEN's Musical Legacy At Florida Concert

Mitch Malloy, who auditioned to replace Sammy Hagar in VAN HALEN in the summer of 1996, celebrated Eddie Van Halen's musical legacy with MITCH MALLOY'S VH EXPERIENCE on Saturday, October 9 at Mattie Kelly Arts Village in Destin, Florida. Mitch was backed by a band featuring Pete Thorn (Chris Cornell, Don Henley, Melissa Etheridge) on ...

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