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How Van Halen’s ‘When It’s Love’ Sparked ‘OU812’

You'd expect the first song written for any Van Halen album to be a blazing rocker. Not so with 1988's OU812.In his 2011 memoir Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock, Sammy Hagar recalls being picked up by Alex and Eddie Van Halen at the Los Angeles airport after returning from a promotional trip to Japan for his 1987 solo project, I Never Said Goodbye (which Eddie co-produced)."'We want you to […]

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Trivium’s Matt Heafy Reveals Twitch Channel Income Drawing Power

During the pandemic, artists had to find new ways to reach their audience and in a New York Times piece, Trivium's Matt Heafy reveals just how enjoyable and profitable his life has been since joining the streaming platform Twitch, revealing he makes nearly as much there as from Trivium's other music streaming platforms combined.Heafy was one of several artists profiled within the piece, which addresses how Twitch has become one […]

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10,000 Fans Attend First U.K. Fest Since Pandemic

Slowly but surely live shows are coming back as the world starts to open up after year-long pandemic lockdown. In the U.K., the first major festival event is taking place this weekend with the Download Pilot Festival, which allowed 10,000 fans to come camp out in Donington Park as part of a government program to research the return of live music events on a large scale.In the U.K., researchers have […]

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Eighteen Visions Cover Alice in Chains’ ‘Them Bones’

Where did the power and fury of Eighteen Visions come from? According to the band, they owe at least a nod to '90s grunge icons Alice in Chains and they've showed their respect to the veteran band by taking on a cover of "Them Bones."In writing on Instagram about their decision to cover the track, the band stated, "Alice in Chains have left a long lasting impression on Eighteen Visions and […]

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Slipknot’s Shawn ‘Clown’ Crahan Brings Solo Song Entries to Nine

We may have to wait a while longer for new Slipknot music, but percussionist Shawn "Clown" Crahan is doing his best to keep us occupied with solo music. Over the last two weeks, the musician has now released nine new pieces of music for fans to take in. The three latest pieces fall under the "Brainwash Love" title he's been using for a majority of the material, with new installments […]

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Mindcrime’ + ‘Empire’ Box Sets

Queensryche have announced that they will re-release the albums Operation: Mindcrime and Empire as box sets later this month.Both albums have been remastered at Abbey Road Studios for this special release, which will be available in various formats — CD, vinyl and 10 x 10 box sets. The box sets come with CDs and DVDs, featuring live performances and promo videos.In addition, each box set comes with an accompanying expanded booklet completed with […]

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Two Dillinger Escape Plan Members Reunite on ‘Dark Nights’ Song

The Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack arrived on Friday (June 18), and on it is a song called "Now You've Really Done It" that reunites former The Dillinger Escape Plan members Greg Puciato and Gil Sharone.The vocalist and drummer, respectively, are joined on the track from the DC Comics series' official album by movie score maven Tyler Bates, the producer-performer who was once a guitarist and guiding force for Marilyn Manson. […]

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80 Rock + Metal Bands With Multiple Platinum Albums

How do you know when you've hit it big? A good indicator is when you're able to sell one million copies of your album. That gets you a certified platinum album from the RIAA and in this gallery we count down 80 rock and metal acts who have achieved that accomplishment on multiple occasions.There are certain veteran acts on this list who've been able to reach that goal quite frequently. […]

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Sleep Token Unveil Creepy ‘Alkaline’ Video, Announce Second Album

The mysterious band Sleep Token have returned with new music, announced a fresh album and have delivered what has to be one of the year's creepiest and unnerving videos to date for their new song "Alkaline."The song itself is a bit dark and haunting, providing the perfect backdrop for the unknown horror that spools out over the clip's three minutes and 30 seconds. The chilling video opens on the band's […]

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