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Was TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It' Based On Christmas Carol 'O Come, All Ye Faithful'? JAY JAY FRENCH Responds

In a new interview with Grand Haven, Michigan's WMPA radio station, TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked if it's true that the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It" was based on the Christmas carol "O Come, All Ye Faithful". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we started doing the Christmas ...

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LIZZY BORDEN Launches 'My Midnight Things' Soundtrack Video; Announces Appearance In Horror Film 'Die Influencers Die'

After releasing "Best Of Lizzy Borden, Vol. 2" last year, Lizzy Borden has now announced his feature film acting debut in "Die Influencers Die" — a blood-splattering, heavy metal-fueled, social media spoofing, feature-length horror film starring a legendary cast and a killer soundtrack (including tracks from Metal Blade Records artists LIZZY BORDEN, THE BLACK DAHLIA ...

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No Other Godz Before Me - AGENT STEEL

If you know and love your old-school thrash, you will know that AGENT STEEL's first two albums are stone cold classics of none-more-bonkers, skull-rattling speed worship. Whether you view later albums like "Order of the Illuminati" and "Alienigma" in the same light probably depends on whether you acknowledge those later, Bruce Hall-fronted lineups as legitimate ...

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MANOWAR: New Trailer For 'Hell On Earth VI' DVD And Blu-Ray

On March 14, 2020, MANOWAR played its long-awaited first-ever concert in Mexico, headlining the Hell & Heaven Metal Fest in Mexico City. This historic event was recorded in highest definition, with over 15 8K and 4K cameras, a drone and immersive audio setup. The resulting footage will soon be released on Blu-ray, DVD and digital ...

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COREY TAYLOR Reveals Concept For His Fifth Book

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has told Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" series that he is "starting to get the itch" to write his fifth book. "I've got a concept in mind," he said (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "It has to do with social media and the age that we live ...

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MEGADETH, STEEL PANTHER, SYMPHONY X, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Cover DOKKEN's 'Tooth And Nail' (Video)

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has teamed up with singer Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X, ADRENALINE MOB, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), drummer Stix Zadinia (STEEL PANTHER) and bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH) to record a "quarantine" cover version of the DOKKEN song "Tooth And Nail" as part of Phil's series "Collab-A-Jam". Phil uploaded the video ...

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STRYPER's OZ FOX Undergoes First Brain Surgery

STRYPER guitarist Oz Fox underwent the first of his brain surgeries on Thursday, March 4 to treat one of the tumors that were found in his head — one by his ear and the other in the back of his brain — when he suffered his first seizure in August 2018 while performing with SIN ...

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AC/DC Partners With Australian Jewelry, Accessories And Lifestyle Brand HEART OF BONE

AC/DC has partnered with Australian jewelry, accessories and lifestyle brand Heart Of Bone. Almost two years in the making, this incredible collection fuses advanced bio molecular microscopy technology with traditional craftsmanship to create Heart Of Bone x AC/DC — a high-voltage unisex luxury rockware inspired by the band's rock 'n' roll legacy. There is something ...

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COREY TAYLOR: 'I Hate All New Rock For The Most Part'

In a brand new interview with "Cutter's Rockcast", Corey Taylor decried a lack of originality in modern rock music, saying he hates most young rock artists who are not even trying to come up with anything fresh. The SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman explained (see video below): "I look at some of these bands that ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Wants His Association With 'Toxic Energy' Of Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Book To End

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir says that he will be donating any royalties he receives from the the former PANTERA bassist's book to charity. The move comes after Rex has repeatedly claimed that "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" contains passages that were published without his consent. Earlier today (Tuesday, February ...

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BIFF BYFORD: SAXON's New Album To Arrive In February 2022

SAXON frontman Biff Byford has revealed to TotalRock's DJ Force X that the band's new album is tentatively scheduled to be released in February 2022. The disc's first single will likely arrive at the end of this year. Last June, Biff told Metal Rules that the recording sessions for SAXON's follow-up to 2018's "Thunderbolt" were ...

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Ex-PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN On His Memoir: 'There Was A Lot Of Stuff That I Didn't Want In There That Was Put In'

Former PANTERA bassist Rex Brown has once again claimed that his memoir contains passages that were published without his consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released in 2013, Brown was publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in interviews that the book's publication was ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release Music Video For 'No Son Of Mine'

FOO FIGHTERS have released a music video for their song "No Son Of Mine". The clip, which features audio from a live performance of the track, can be seen below. "No Son Of Mine" is taken from FOO FIGHTERS' tenth studio album, "Medicine At Midnight", which came out on Friday (February 5) via Roswell Records/RCA ...

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TWISTED SISTER: Trailer For REELZ 'Breaking The Band' Episode

"Twisted Sister: Breaking The Band", which focuses on how TWISTED SISTER crashed and burned in the 1980s, will premiere on Saturday, February 6 at 8 p.m. ET/ 5 p.m. PT on Reelz. A 30-second trailer for the program is available below. Official show description: "In 1984, TWISTED SISTER were one of the biggest heavy metal ...

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REX BROWN Blasts PANTERA's Original Singer, Says Early Albums Will Never Be Reissued

PANTERA's early pre-fame output will never be properly reissued, according to Rex Brown. Calling their four-album glam rock catalog "[like] looking at your old high school notebooks", the bassist made the revelation to Eonmusic while talking about the just-released "Reinventing The Steel" 20th-anniversary edition. Breaking internationally with major-label debut "Cowboys From ...

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