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Megadeth Release ‘Peace Sells… But Who’s Buying?’

As a founding member of Metallica and a major contributor to the band’s groundbreaking debut Kill ‘Em All, Dave Mustaine was clearly a gifted songwriter and a talented musician. However, his first effort to reach the top of the thrash metal hierarchy with his band Megadeth, 1985’s Killing Is My Business… And Business is Good, suffered from sub-par production and it lacked the stand-out hooks to catapult the band to […]

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Pearl Jam Unleash ‘Gigaton’ Songs at First Show in Three Years

Pearl Jam returned to the stage last night (Sept. 18) for their first proper show in over three years, debuting a handful of songs off their 2020 album Gigaton. You can see the setlist and videos from the show below.The '90s rock titans headlined Sea.Hear.Now Festival in Asbury Park, N.J., leading a two-day bill that also featured the Smashing Pumpkins, Billy Idol, Patti Smith and dozens more. With the exception […]

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Possessed’s Jeff Becerra Walks for First Time in Over 30 Years

Jeff Becerra, lead singer of pioneering death metal band Possessed, has walked for the first time since being paralyzed from the chest down in a 1989 shooting incident.Becerra uploaded a video of the incredible feat to Possessed’s TikTok and Instagram on Saturday. The singer explained that he was able to walk "with the help of robotic legs." He also received an encouraging reply from Testament and former Slayer guitarist Gary […]

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Music News

Guns N’ Roses Kissed Their Past Goodbye on ‘Yesterdays’

Guns N' Roses broke all sorts of new musical ground with their mammoth Use Your Illusion albums. They played things straight on the brisk, bluesy "Yesterdays," however, bidding farewell to their checkered past in pursuit of an even messier future.The third track (and third single) on Use Your Illusion II, "Yesterdays" split the difference between the rancorous blues-rock of Guns N' Roses' debut, Appetite for Destruction, and the high-brow art-rock of their new double-album […]

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Games

Battlefield 6 is designed for PS5 and Xbox Series X, but will also run on last-gen • 98bpm

EA has discussed how Battlefield 6 will benefit from its development focus having been on current-gen consoles - PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X/S - even though it will also launch on last-gen hardware - PS4 and Xbox One.The fact Battlefield 6 will not be exclusive to current-gen consoles seems somewhat obvious, in the grand scheme of things - with scalpers and low stock still prevalent and a huge, active […]

todaySeptember 19, 2021 1

Politics

Federal Court Rules Against Title 42 “Public Health” Expulsions of Migrants – Reason.com

On Thursday, federal district court judge Emmet Sullivan issued a decision ruling that the Biden administration's use of "Title 42" public health authority to expel migrants at the border (including those otherwise eligible for asylum) is illegal. While the ideological valence of the two cases is very different, the reasons why the Title 42 expulsions are illegal are very similar to those that recently led the Supreme Court to rule […]

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Music News

R. Kelly Trial: Accuser Claims Singer ‘Had Been Grooming’ Male Victim

During R. Kelly’s racketeering and sexual abuse trial Tuesday, one of his accusers said that the singer had been grooming a male victim and that she was forced to have sex with him on multiple occasions, The Huffington Post reports. The accuser was the second survivor to testify in R. Kelly’s trial and is the fifth Jane Doe out of six whose accusations are included in the charging documents. While […]

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Music News

Axl Rose Guts Out GN’R’s Wrigley Field Show Amidst Food Poisoning

While the Michael Jordan "flu game" is the stuff of legend in Chicago, there might also be some room for reflective admiration in the Windy City this week for Axl Rose who managed to gut his way through a three-hour set with Guns N' Roses while likely suffering through the effects of food poisoning.Rose revealed his malady a day after GN'R played Chicago's vaunted baseball shrine and noticeably wasn't completely […]

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Between the Buried and Me Triumph With ‘Colors’

In 2005, Between the Buried and Me were a blip on the radar for underground metalheads, too unpredictable for casual metalcore fans and too core for prog heads. Plagued by eight lineup changes in just two years and issues with their record label, BTBAM could have easily folded, but once frontman Tommy Rogers and guitarist Paul Waggoner met guitarist Dustie Waring, bassist Dan Briggs and drummer Blake Richardson, Between the […]

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Eddie Van Halen May Have New Park in Pasadena Named After Him

Not long after the death of Eddie Van Halen last fall, discussions in the city of Pasadena, California where Eddie grew up started about how to properly honor the guitar great and his tie to the community. Now it appears as though Van Halen is in consideration to have a local park named after him, with voting ultimately having a strong say in who the park will be named after.The […]

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Lars Ulrich’s ‘Whole Family Fell in Love With Royal Blood’

Metallica's Lars Ulrich has expressed his affinity for Brit rock over the years, professing his love for Oasis, so it shouldn't come as too much of a surprise to see that he's also found a fondness for one of the U.K.'s top rock exports of recent years, Royal Blood. In fact, Ulrich reveals the duo of Mike Kerr and Ben Thatcher have had quite the impact on his family as […]

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How Guns N’ Roses Built ’14 Years’ From Two Different Songs

Axl Rose and Izzy Stradlin decided to make like Dr. Frankenstein after they both wrote songs titled "14 Years" for Guns N' Roses' Use Your Illusion albums."Axl Rose phoned me up and said he's written a song called '14 Years' too, which is a really bizarre coincidence," Stradlin recalled in a 1991 interview with Vox (as transcribed by Appetite for Discussion). "So, when he said that, I told him, 'Well […]

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51 Years Ago: Black Sabbath Release ‘Paranoid’

When fans and critics look back at the early career of Black Sabbath they recognize that the band released six groundbreaking albums in a row before being consumed by their appetites for drugs and alcohol. But what they often fail to absorb is that all six albums were released within a five year timeframe. Yes, vocalist Ozzy Osbourne, guitarist Tony Iommi, bassist Geezer Butler and drummer Bill Ward were reinventing […]

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Music News

Exodus Create Mascot to Kick That Other Band’s Mascot’s Ass

Gotcha! Exodus have just debuted a new music video for "Clickbait," the latest song off the long-awaited Persona Non Grata album, which is set to arrive on Nov. 19.This latest single was preceded by the furious "The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)" and carries on in the same vein — entirely unrelenting as Exodus dish out another one of the most enraged, pissed off songs in their whole career.We're not […]

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Music News

Behemoth Releasing ‘In Absentia Dei’ Stream as Live Album + Video

Last year, Behermoth overtook an abandoned church and filmed a historic performance inside its once sacred and now decaying walls in a livestream event dubbed In Absentia Dei. That exclusive show is now set for a Dec. 17 release as both a live album and video and fans who didn't see the one-off event can catch their first glimpse with newly released, pro-shot "Evoe" performance video."In Absentia Dei was a massive challenge […]

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Games

Overwatch’s McCree is getting a new name

Overwatch’s McCree will get a new name later this year following a lawsuit from the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing that accuses Blizzard of widespread sexual harassment and discrimination. Lead level designer Jesse McCree, whom the character was named after, was identified in Facebook photos of the so-called ‘Cosby Suite’ obtained by Kotaku and has since been let go, according to a statement from Blizzard provided to Kotaku. […]

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Music News

John 5 Unveils ‘Que Pasa’ With Dave Mustaine, Announces Album

John 5 is ramping up to the release of his next studio album and he's just dropped a new video for "Que Pasa," the single that features a vocal assist from Megadeth frontman Dave Mustaine.As the story goes, John 5 had built the song "Que Pasa" around a distinctive vocal sample, but decided that he preferred to have the vocal feature a voice more familiar to heavy rock and metal […]

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Dead Sara Singer Reveals ‘Heroes’ Connection to Kobe Bryant

While Dead Sara's current single "Heroes" is very much about self-reliance and not expecting a hero to come help you save the day, that doesn't mean the band doesn't have some heroes of their own. And sadly one of those heroes, NBA legend Kobe Bryant, will always have a connection to the song, according to singer Emily Armstrong.The singer tells Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez that the first time the […]

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Music News

Chris Motionless Reconciles With Former MIW Keyboardist Josh Balz

Motionless in White frontman Chris Motionless reunited with former MIW keyboardist Josh Balz at this year’s Inkcarceration festival. The two musicians offered fans a wholesome moment of reconciliation after not seeing each other for nearly five years.Balz departed from Motionless in White in early 2017 after being a member of the band since 2006. He had appeared on every MIW release from 2007’s Whorror EP to 2017’s Graveyard Shift, ultimately […]

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Music News

dUg Pinnick Releases ‘Key Changer’ Song, Announces Solo Album

King's X and KXM's dUg Pinnick has gone solo for his next studio album. The legendary bassist and vocalist is serving up his fifth solo effort Joy Bomb next month and today (Sept. 17), we're getting the first taste of the record with the single "Key Changer."The track grooves along with driving guitars and bass powering the cut, eventually pulling back to let Pinnick's soulful vocal move to the front. […]

todaySeptember 17, 2021 1

Music News

Corey Taylor Intros New ZillaKami Song ‘Chewing Gum!’

The love fest between Corey Taylor and City Morgue's ZillaKami continues with Taylor now serving as the first voice you hear on ZillaKami's new Dogboy album."This is Corey Taylor and you're turning into Dogboy Radio," states Taylor, providing the intro for the lead track "Chewing Gum" off the album. The "great big mouth" does not appear any further, though ZillaKami's aggressive approach definitely has some Slipknot-esque attitude to it. Check […]

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Music News

10 Metal Songs That Are Impossible to Sing

The average metal singer can probably spend their entire career working on making their best scream possible or trying to out-high note the person next to them. As much as music can seem like a sport in that respect, there’s a right and a wrong way for people to grandstand when it comes time to showing your chops.Whereas guitarists might like to put on their flashy chops for a solo, here […]

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Music News

Sleep Token Deliver Brutal Introspection With ‘Fall for Me’ Video

The mysterious Sleep Token are back with their latest video for "Fall for Me" from the forthcoming This Place Will Become Your Tomb album and this latest clip serves as a brutal introspection about our overall needs and desires.The video centers on a solitary figure stumbling across a barren landscape as messages occasionally interrupt the action occurring onscreen. "The truth is I am due a harsh lesson," reads one message, […]

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When Guns N’ Roses Took a Stance on Still-Relevant ‘Civil War’

If any other band presented a nearly eight-minute song that quoted speeches from Cool Hand Luke and the Peruvian Shining Path, incorporated a whistled bit of a mid-19th century song and made references to John F. Kennedy's assassination and the Vietnam War, you might raise an eyebrow. Or laugh 'em out of the room.When it's Guns N' Roses, though, nothing seems like much of a surprise. That's the case with "Civil […]

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Metallica Play Surprise San Francisco Show

Metallica announced a last-minute, intimate club show at The Independent in San Francisco last night (Sept. 16) and played a 16-song set which marked their first full concert performance since November of last year.News of the concert spread quickly after Metallica invited fans to come down on social media, reportedly stating, "Hey! Gonna let you in on a little secret .. We're playing tonight at The Independent in downtown SF. Grab […]

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