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SEBASTIAN BACH And JAMEY JASTA React To NEIL YOUNG's Threat To Pull Music From SPOTIFY Over JOE ROGAN's COVID 'Disinformation'

Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW) and Jamey Jasta (HATEBREED) have weighed in on Neil Young's decision to issue a letter to his management team demanding Spotify to remove his music from the streaming service over vaccine misinformation on Joe Rogan's podcast. In a now-deleted post on his web site, Young said the music and podcast platform ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Defends Producer TOM WERMAN's Work On 'Stay Hungry': 'I Don't Wanna Smear' Him

In a new interview with "Heritage Musicians In Conversation With Joe Matera", TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was asked how important veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman was to the commercial success of the band's triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Boy, that's a complicated answer. ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of MEAT LOAF

Brian May (QUEEN), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Dave Mustaine (MEGADETH), David Draiman (DISTURBED), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Todd La Torre (QUEENSRŸCHE) and SCORPIONS are among the rockers who have reacted to the passing of iconic rock singer Meat Loaf. He died on Thursday at the age of 74. According to

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STEVE VAI And IBANEZ Reveal 'Hydra' One-Of-A-Kind Instrument

Steve Vai and Ibanez have revealed the "Hydra." This one-of-a-kind instrument is the realized vision of a collaboration that's been five years in the making. It is a beast of an instrument — a one-bodied, two-headstock-ed, three-neck-ed creature that encompasses, among other things: 7 and 12-string guitars; a 4-string ¾ scale length bass; 13 sympathetic ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Thanked METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD For Organizing 'Big Four' Shows: They 'Didn't Have To Do That'

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello returned to Rock City Music Company in Livonia, Michigan on November 20, 2021 for an intimate question-and-answer discussion, acoustic performance and book signing in celebration of his memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", which was released earlier that month. At the event, which was hosted by Meltdown ...

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STEVE VAI Releases Visualizer For New Song 'Zeus In Chains'

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have released an official visualizer for "Zeus In Chains". The composition is featured on Vai's upcoming studio album titled "Inviolate" which will be released digitally and on CD on January 28. The vinyl will follow on March 18. Vai states: "The title for this track 'Zeus ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Partner With Audio Brand V-MODA To Release Limited-Edition Headphones

V-MODA, award-winning manufacturer of the world's finest high-fidelity audio devices, Roland, world-renowned electronic musical instrument manufacturer, and Bravado, Universal Music Group's merchandise and brand management company, celebrate the world's greatest rock and roll band, THE ROLLING STONES, in officially licensed, limited edition over-ear headphones. The Crossfade 2 Wireless, Rolling Stones Edition, is available in three ...

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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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Former FOZZY Drummer FRANK FONTSERE Explains His Departure

Former FOZZY drummer Frank Fontsere has opened up about his departure from the band, saying he no longer wanted to spend time away from home. Fontsere's exit from FOZZY was officially announced this past Monday (January 3). The band also named his replacement, former THROUGH FIRE drummer Grant Brooks. Earlier today, Frank took to his ...

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DJ ASHBA: Why I 'Bowed Out' Of GUNS N' ROSES

In a new interview with SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", DJ Ashba once again spoke about his decision to leave GUNS N' ROSES more than six years ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm a huge GN'R fan. The only reason I joined the band is because I grew up on the music, ...

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Rockers Mourn Passing Of Actress BETTY WHITE

DISTURBED members David Draiman and John Moyer, THE OFFSPRING guitarist Kevin "Noodles" Wasserman and ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Betty White. The beloved "Golden Girls" actress, comedian and American icon died peacefully in her sleep at her home early Friday morning (December ...

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AVATAR Releases New Song 'Cruel And Unusual'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new song, "Cruel And Unusual". Check it out below. "It feels self-evident," the band states about the track. "Violent thoughts channeled through violent riffs, demented thoughts driven by a sick groove. It's simply a very sexy song." Earlier this fall, AVATAR, who are known to smash the boundaries between ...

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SLASH Spends Christmas With Sons At DISNEYLAND (Photos)

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash and some of his family members — including sons London and Cash Hudson, as well as his longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges — spent Christmas Eve and Christmas Day at Disneyland in Anaheim, California. Hodges shared several photos of the outing on her Instagram and included the following caption: "Our Christmas ...

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STEVE VAI Releases Official Music Video For 'Little Pretty'

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have presented an official music video for "Little Pretty". The composition is featured on Vai's upcoming studio album titled "Inviolate" which will be released digitally and on CD January 28, 2022. The LP will follow on March 18. The clip, which captures Vai performing in his ...

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