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David Ellefson Explains Why Megadeth is Opening for Five Finger Death Punch on Their European Tour in 2020

In September 2019, Five Finger Death Punch announced their 2020 European tour with supporting acts Megadeth and Bad Wolves. While Megadeth very rarely is billed as a supporting act at this point in their career, bassist David Ellefson recently spoke with UK radio host Danny Stoakes about the band's...
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Kim Shattuck of The Muffs/The Pixies Dead at 56

The rock world is in mourning over the loss of another talented musician, Kim Shattuck of The Pixies and The Muffs at the age of 56 after a battle with ALS. “This morning the love of my life Kim passed peacefully in her sleep after a two year struggle with ALS," wrote Kim's husband Kevin Sutherland...
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Blink-182's Travis Barker Lands Top Spot on Billboard Rock Songwriters Chart

Blink-182 drummer Travis Barker has plenty to brag about this week. That is because he recently landed himself at the No. 1 spot on the Billboard Rock Songwriters chart due in part to a healthy number of songs he has attached himself to. Barker has a total of fifteen songs with songwriting credits...
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10 Rock & Metal Music Videos Based on Horror Films

Rock music and horror films have always gone hand-in-hand. They both dance on the wild side of their artistic mediums and typically go against the grain of what's popular and mainstream. As horror films continue to leave their cultural footprints, it only makes sense that many rock and metal...
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That Time James Hetfield Performed 'Would' Live with Alice In Chains

The year was 2006. Ten years since Alice In Chains' final show with Layne Staley and four years since his untimely death. The previous year the band's surviving members (Jerry Cantrell, Mike Inez, Sean Kinney) had reunited to perform at a benefit concert to support the victims of the deathly...
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Two Years Ago: Legendary Rocker Tom Petty Dies At 66

As of October 2nd, 2017, Tom Petty of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers died at the age of 66 shortly after finishing a successful 40th anniversary tour. Petty's manager Tony Dimitriades released a statement on behalf of the family saying, "We are devastated to announced the untimely death of our...
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Foreigner's Lou Gramm Hospitalized for Severe Respiratory Infection

Original Foreigner vocalist Lou Gramm had to exit the band's North American tour last week where he had to be hospitalized due to a severe respiratory infection. In a brief statement released by the band, "Lou Gramm was hospitalized in Rochester, NY last week with a severe respiratory infection,...
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Radiohead's Thom Yorke Thinks He Blew His Chances at Knighthood

While many rock stars like Elton John, David Bowie, Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr have received the honor of being knighted by England's royal family, Radiohead's Thom Yorke believes that thanks to his outspoken nature of the country's current political state, he may have jinxed himself. During...
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Corey Taylor Announces His '80s Horror Documentary 'In Search of Darkness'

October is upon us. That means it's the time of the year where we celebrate the things that frighten us by dressing up in wild costumes and wearing freaky masks. Slipknot frontman Corey Taylor, who knows a thing or two about freaky masks, is releasing a documentary that pays tribute to the boom of...
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Tony Iommi Sends Message of Support to James Hetfield

Following Metallica's announcement that they had to cancel some of their dates in Australia and New Zealand so that James Hetfield could enter rehab, fans and artists from all over the world have been giving lots of love and support to the frontman. Among them is Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi...
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