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    PEARL JAM has canceled tonight's (Wednesday, May 18) concert at Golden 1 Center in Sacramento, California and Friday's (May 20) show at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada after bassist Jeff Ament tested positive for COVID-19. The latest concert cancelations come just days after drummer Matt…
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    In a new interview with Italy's "Heavy Demons" radio show, GHOST mastermind Tobias Forge spoke about his continued collaboration with Vargas & Lagola, the Swedish songwriting and production duo of Vincent Pontare and Salem Al Fakir. Vargas & Lagola co-wrote six songs on GHOST's latest album,…
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    Former DEFTONES bassist Sergio Vega has opened up about his departure from the band. The 51-year-old musician, who officially joined DEFTONES in 2009, confirmed his exit two months ago, just days after a new photo of the group without him emerged online on various digital service providers. At the t…
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    ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian spoke to Kyle Meredith about the band's plans for the coming months. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We didn't get to tour [for our actual 40th anniversary in 2021], so we're doing the 40th-anniversary tour in our 41st year. [Laughs] Obviously, we couldn't…
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    Long-running heavy metal supergroup DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders, will make a handful of rare live appearances this spring and summer. The band will launch a three-date U.S. run of shows on May 19…
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    DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will co-headline the 2022 Adult Swim Festival Block Party, set to take place August 5-7 across four venues — The Fillmore, The Foundry, Punch Line and Brooklyn Bowl — in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. DETHKLOK will play on August 7 at The Fi…
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    Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing its cover of the famous Irish traditional song "Whiskey In The Jar" (popularized by THIN LIZZY in the '70s) on May 7 at Estádio Couto Pereira in Curitiba, Brazil can be seen below. Curitiba was the fourth stop on METALLICA's South American tour, wh…
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    German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN have set "The God Machine" as the title of their new album, tentatively due in September via Nuclear Blast. The cover artwork for the CD was designed by Peter Mohrbacher and can be seen below. "The God Machine" track listing: 01. Deliver Us From Evil (5:22) 02….
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    WHITESNAKE has revisited its multi-platinum career by remixing some of its biggest hits for a new collection, "Greatest Hits", which was made available on May 6 on digital and streaming services. WHITESNAKE founder and lead singer David Coverdale had 16 tracks remixed and remastered for this collect…
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    In a recent interview with Goldmine magazine, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford — who has roared onstage astride a Harley-Davidson for the intro to "Hell Bent for Leather" for decades — explained how a motorcycle became a part of the band's live act. He said: "There was a moment when we first had the…