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Here in the Throwdown section you can find all the latest in gossip and news within the hard rock and heavy metal genres and community.

JASON NEWSTED Upon First Hearing METALLICA’s ‘St. Anger’: “No Disrespect, But I Didn’t Get...

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Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted recently discussed whether he listens to any albums the band released after he left the legendary metal band. Speaking with...

AS I LAY DYING Drummer JORDAN MANCINO To Sit Out Of Tour Due To...

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AS I LAY DYING drummer Jordan Mancino has announced that he will be sitting out for the band's upcoming run of dates due to...

KISS’s GENE SIMMONS Once Thought About Suing KING DIAMOND Over His Facepaint

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Legendary metal frontman King Diamond was recently asked about the time that KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons almost sued him over his facepaint. In a new...

KID ROCK Says He Won’t Apologize For Drunken OPRAH WINFREY Rant

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Kid Rock won't apologize for his drunken rant against Oprah Winfrey and Joy Behar that he did at his Tennessee bar back in 2019. Back...

DANCE GAVIN DANCE Singer Steps Away From The Band After Sexual Misconduct Allegations

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DANCE GAVIN DANCE singer Tilian Pearson is vacating the group after recent allegations of sexual misconduct against the vocalist. According to a statement published by...

GENE SIMMONS Says DONALD TRUMP ‘Allowed’ People ‘To Be Racist

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Iconic KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons recently commented on former U.S. president Donald Trump, saying he allowed people to be publicly racist. Speaking in a new...

METALLICA’s ROBERT TRUJILLO Recalls A Time He Felt ‘Insulted’ By JAMES HETFIELD

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METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo recently discussed the importance of getting along well with your bandmates and relayed a story about a brief conflict between...

Former DEFTONES Bassist SERGIO VEGA Says His Split With The Band ‘Was Never About...

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Former DEFTONES bassist Sergio Vega recently sat down with "The Jasta Show" and discussed his recent departure from the band. Vega confirmed his split with...

WILL SMITH On OZZFEST: ‘It’s The Least African American Event Outside Of That Broom...

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When you think of Hollywood actor Will Smith, the heavy metal festival that is Ozzfest is probably not the first thing that pops into...

TED NUGENT: “JOAN JETT I Love You. Don’t Get All Upset”

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Ted Nugent has replied to Joan Jett's comments that she made about him during a recent interview with NME. Jett was asked to respond to...

JOAN JETT: “TED NUGENT Has To Live With Being TED NUGENT”

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Joan Jett has replied to Ted Nugent over his criticism of her inclusion in Rolling Stone magazine's "100 Greatest Guitarists" list. This all started back...

Actress ESMÉ BIANCO Claims MARILYN MANSON Asked DEFTONES To Cut Her Footage From Tour...

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Actress Esmé Bianco has claimed that Marilyn Manson is attempting to "threaten my career opportunities" after she has launched a lawsuit against the shock...

SHARON OSBOURNE: “If Hitler Were Alive Today They Would Give Him A TV Show”

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Almost a year after Sharon Osbourne was suspended and eventually split with U.S. talk show 'The Talk', she sits down with U.K.'s Sunday Times...

QUEENSRŸCHE’s MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON Accuse SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Of ‘Abandoning’ The Group

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QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Michael Wilton and bassist Eddie Jackson have replied to the band's former drummer, Scott Rockenfield, accusing him of abandoning his position witin...

MACHINE GUN KELLY Accused Of Plagiarizing PARAMORE On Recent BMTH Collaboration

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Machine Gun Kelly has ben under numerous accusations of plagiarism after the recent release of his new single “Maybe“. The song sees Machine Gun Kelly...

Recently Fired SPIKE Says He Will Form A New Version Of THE QUIREBOYS

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THE QUIREBOYS' original singer Spike has said that he has "no intention" of walking away from the group, despite being recently fired from the...

TESTAMENT’s ALEX SKOLNICK Slams WILL SMITH For Hitting CHRIS ROCK At Academy Awards

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TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has slammed Will Smith for slapping Chris Rock at the 2022 Academy Awards. Skolnick reacted after Smith interrupted Chris Rock's introduction...

MACHINE GUN KELLY Says The Rock Genre “Needed A Defibrillator”

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Machine Gun Kelly has said that rock music "needed a defibrillator" and claims that he played a part in reviving the genre. In a new...

EAGLES OF DEATH METAL Bassist TUESDAY CROSS Out of Coma; Reunites With JESSE HUGHES

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EAGLES OF DEATH METAL bassist/keyboardist Tuesday Cross has emerged from a coma after two months and has reunited with her fiancée, EODM mainman Jesse...

STAIND’s AARON LEWIS On The War In Ukraine: ‘Maybe We Should Listen To What...

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STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis apparently supports the belief that Russian president Vladimir Putin is attacking Ukraine to destroy the "Deep State", which is a...

A Petition Has Been Launched to Remove MARILYN MANSON’s ‘Heart-Shaped Glasses’ Video From YouTube

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A petition has begun to circulate via Change.org requesting the removal of Marilyn Manson's music video for his song "Heart-Shaped Glasses" from YouTube. As reported...

W.A.S.P. Frontman BLACKIE LAWLESS: “NOTHING Can Justify This Invasion And Or Occupation By Russia’

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W.A.S.P. frontman Blackie Lawless has posted a lengthy message via the band's official website calling Russian president Vladimir Putin a "bully", while also stating...

TARJA TURUNEN Doesn’t Completely ‘Close The Door’ On Reunion Tour With NIGHTWISH

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Former NIGHTWISH vocalist Tarja Turunen was recently asked if she would ever consider doing a reunion tour with the iconic symphonic metal band if...

Video: EVAN RACHEL WOOD Responds to MARILYN MANSON Lawsuit On ‘The View’

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Evan Rachel Wood has opened up about the film and the defamation lawsuit shock-rocker Marilyn Manson recently filed against her on an episode of...

MARILYN MANSON Accuser Allegedly Threatened With Legal Action If She Took Part In PHOENIX...

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Lawyers for Ashley Walters, Marilyn Manson's former assistant, and one of four women who've filed lawsuits against the artist alleging sexual assault, claim that...

BRUCE DICKINSON Loves Original BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD; Takes A Jab At SHARON...

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IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson is currently continuing his spoken-word tour throughout the U.S. and was recently asked during a March 3 show at...

Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER To Guitarist MARK MORTON: ‘You Are A F**ing...

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Former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has taken a swipe at the band's guitarist Mark Morton. Yesterday, (March 9) Morton had taken to his...

KISS’s GENE SIMMONS Thinks Bands Should Halt All Upcoming Russian Performances

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KISS' Gene Simmons thinks that all bands should immediately cancel any upcoming performances that are scheduled to take place in Russia. TMZ caught up with...

NIKKI SIXX To PEARL JAM’s EDDIE VEDDER: “Don’t Take A Swipe At My Band...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki Sixx has commented further on his recent verbal back and forth with PEARL JAM singer Eddie Vedder. For those not 'in the...

MARILYN MANSON Comments On Defamation Lawsuit, Posts Entire Case Online

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Shock-rocker Marilyn Manson has commented publicly on the lawsuit he filed against ex-fiancée and actress Evan Rachel Wood and artist Illma Gore. Manson posted a...
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