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  • Jay Jay Phillips, the METTAL MAFFIA keyboardist who appeared on the reality competition show "America's Got Talent" has died. He was only 30 years old. According to TMZ, Phillips passed after a battle with COVID-19 over Thanksgiving and that he had yet to be vaccinated. METTAL MAFFIA announced Phillips's passing in a social media post. The band wrote: "It is with great sadness we […]
  • AUGUST BURNS RED frontman Jake Luhrs will sit out the remaining shows on the band's current tour in order to tend to "an emergency situation." Filling in for him will be CONVICTIONS vocalist Michael Felker. Luhrs is expected to rejoin his bandmates in time for their "Christmas Burns Red" dates later this month. AUGUST BURNS RED announced Luhrs's absence in a social media post […]
  • Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he doesn't care if he loses social media followers over his comments on abortion rights, explaining that "it's not about following me, it's about following Christ." On Thursday (December 2), Sweet, who has fronted STRYPER for nearly four decades, shared a video of protesters allegedly taking abortion pills (mifepristone) near the U.S. Supreme Court building […]
  • EVERY TIME I DIE frontman Keith Buckley has accused his bandmates of secretly plotting to replace him. Earlier today, EVERY TIME I DIE announced that it will play the last three concerts of its current tour without Buckley, explaining that the singer was taking time off from the road to "rest and prepare" for the band's upcoming holiday shows, the annual events dubbed "'TID […]
  • The latest addition to the ever-expanding range from U.K. independent publisher Rock N' Roll Colouring is the first official coloring book from MEGADETH, one of thrash metal's most legendary and influential bands. It features 25 classic designs from genre-defying albums such as "Rust In Peace", "Peace Sells… But Who's Buying?" and "Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!", as well as many other […]
  • Last month, DREAM THEATER was announced as one of the "Best Metal Performance" nominees at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which will be held on January 31, 2022, at the Crypto.com Arena (formerly the Staples Center) in Los Angeles, California. The progressive metal legends were nominated for their song "The Alien", the first single from their latest album, "A View From The Top Of […]
  • Buffalo-based hardcore heroes EVERY TIME I DIE will play the last three concerts of their current tour without singer Keith Buckley, who is taking time off from the road to "rest and prepare" for the band's upcoming holiday shows. EVERY TIME I DIE announced Buckley's absence from the tour in a social media post earlier today. The group wrote: "Mental Health is a real […]
  • Former BLACK SABBATH singer Tony Martin has released the official lyric video for his new song "As The World Burns". The track is taken from his upcoming solo album, "Thorns", which will arrive on January 14, 2022 via Battlegod Productions and Dark Star Records. Battlegod will handle distribution in Australia, Asia, Europe and Japan, while Dark Star will handle distribution in all of North […]
  • MARIANAS TRENCH frontman Josh Ramsay has just released his new solo effort, "Lady Mine", featuring a guest appearance by Chad Kroeger of NICKELBACK). A bold, in-your-face throwback anthem that boasts blazing guitars, soaring vocals and a full horn section, it is the first single off Ramsay's forthcoming debut solo album, titled "The Josh Ramsay Show", set for release early next year. No stranger to […]
  • GUNS N' ROSES has released the official lyric video for its new song "Hard Skool". Written by singer Axl Rose and co-produced by Rose and Caram Costanzo, the track, which had the working title "Jackie Chan", was originally recorded during GN'R's "Chinese Democracy" era but was eventually omitted from that album. Short clips of the song were later posted online and a full version […]