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Former GHOST Bassist LINTON RUBINO Needed Therapy After Getting Fired By TOBIAS FORGE

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Former GHOST bassist and current PRIEST frontman Linton Rubino was recently asked if he was involved in the lawsuit filed against GHOST mainman Tobias...

KID ROCK: “If You’re Anti-Gun, You Don’t Get To Celebrate The 4th Of July”

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Kid Rock decided to celebrate America's independence by posting a pro-gun meme that also seems to take a shot at the LGBTQ+ members of...

Video: DAVE MUSTAINE Loses It On Roadie During MEGADETH’s Set At Barcelona Rock Fest

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MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently flipped out on someone in JUDAS PRIEST's road crew midway through his band's set at Spain's Barcelona Rock Fest...

STAIND Frontman AARON LEWIS Assures Fans He Will Run His ‘F**king Mouth’ Until The...

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STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis has once again voiced his opinions on politicians and the media before performing his new single "Am I The Only...
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MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE Says There Had Been ‘Enough Stuff’ That Led Up To His...

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MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine says that "there had been enough stuff that had led up to" his decision to fire longtime bassist David Ellefson...
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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Are ‘Disgusted’ Over Repeal Of Roe v. Wade

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has released a statement via social media slamming the U.S. Supreme Court for repealing the Roe v. Wade ruling. The Supreme...

MEGADETH’s DAVE MUSTAINE On DAVID ELLEFSON: ‘I’ll Forgive Him, I Just Won’t Play Music...

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MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine recently sat down with Metal Hammer and discussed his decision to dismiss his longtime bandmate and friend David Ellefson from...

Ex-EVANESCENCE Guitarist JEN MAJURA Is Still In Shock Over Getting Fired From The Band

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Former EVANESCENCE guitarist Jen Majura has spoken about her exit from from the band, saying she is "still in shock" over the experience. Majura's firing...

AS I LAY DYING Officially Splits With Drummer JORDAN MANCINO

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AS I LAY DYING has released a statement claiming drummer Jordan Mancino has ex-communicated himself from the band and that continuing without him was...

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...

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...

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...

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...
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