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James Hetfield Reveals Who Metallica Originally Wanted as Singer

James Hetfield's iconic "Yeah!" is one of the signature components of Metallica's music, but the frontman has actually revealed that he wasn't the band's first choice to be their singer.Hetfield hosts a segment on SiriusXM's Mandatory Metallica channel called "Road Dog Brothers," where the vocalist tells stories from touring with other bands throughout Metallica's career. During this particular installation, Hetfield focused on Armored Saint."A lot of those early memories were celebrated with […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 2

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Why Ex-Nightwish Singer Anette Olzon Became a Registered Nurse

Former Nightwish singer Anette Olzon, who is currently active as a solo artist and as the frontwoman for The Dark Element, was the subject of a recent CNN interview where she touched on her latest solo record, Strong, as well as her profession as a registered nurse.First, Olzon talked about the message behind her new single, "Sick of You," which was written as an empowerment anthem in response to the increased […]

todayOctober 14, 2021 1

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Smash Mouth Singer Announces Retirement Due to Health Issues

Smash Mouth singer Steve Harwell has officially announced his retirement from the band due to a string of health issues.Last week, a representative on behalf of the band shared that they found a substitution for Harwell for a handful of shows because he hadn't been feeling well, but that it wasn't going to be a permanent decision.According to TMZ, the singer was diagnosed with cardiomyopathy eight years ago, which has also […]

todayOctober 12, 2021 1

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Circa Survive Singer Starts From Scratch on ‘Imposter Syndrome’

Circa Survive are back, but there's been quite a bit of life happening since we last caught the band on The Amulet album in 2017. Some of that is reflected in the soul-baring new song "Imposter Syndrome" that you can check out below.The song itself came about as a result of singer Anthony Green coming to terms with relapsing with heroin and suffering an overdose. This singer has since entered […]

todayOctober 8, 2021 3

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Spiritbox Singer Says Metal Community Is ‘Very Self-Isolating’

Understandably, the members of Spiritbox were wowed by the initial success of Eternal Blue, their debut album that opened within the Top 15 of the mainstream Billboard 200 chart last month.Taking stock, the alt-metal act's lead singer, Courtney LaPlante, recently reflected on the band's emergence from a scene she said stays secluded from pop music."Our community is very self-isolating," LaPlante told Billboard, "and isolated from the mainstream. And so it's just one […]

todayOctober 6, 2021 1

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Demon Hunter Singer Guests on New Song by Alt-Metal Duo

Demon Hunter singer Ryan Clark and Silent Planet bassist Thomas Freckleton have both made guest appearances on "Invisible," the very first original song from the new alt-metal duo Set the Sun.The Canadian/American duo, also known as Arc and Eris, recruited a number of guest contributors for their forthcoming debut EP that they are referring to as "The Collective." These musicians will flank the two on future studio recordings as well as "Invisible."On this […]

todaySeptember 21, 2021

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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 […]

todaySeptember 19, 2021 4

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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 […]

todaySeptember 18, 2021 2

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Bad Wolves + Former Singer Tommy Vext Clash on Social Media

Bad Wolves and the hard rock band's former singer, Tommy Vext, aired damning claims about each other in a social media spat on Wednesday (Sept. 8).The exchange came the same day that Bad Wolves, who parted ways with Vext earlier this year, announced their first album without him, Dear Monsters — the effort is due next month and includes the act's new lead singer, DL Laskiewicz.Bad Wolves, in particular guitarist Doc […]

todaySeptember 9, 2021 1