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TESTAMENT’s CHUCK BILLY Says ‘We Are Not Prepared’ For Worst Of COVID-19

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, who was one of the first metal musicians to test positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, says that he is concerned some people are not taking the spread of the virus more seriously. "It hits so c...

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STRYPER’s MICHAEL SWEET On Global Coronavirus Pandemic: ‘We’ve Never Seen Anything Like This’

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet was a guest on the "Kingdom Of Rock" podcast to discuss the the effects of the coronavirus pandemic on the entertainment industry. Speaking about how he and his family are dealing with the crisis, Sweet said (see video be...

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TARJA TURUNEN Performs Live Show On INSTAGRAM As Part Of #TogetherAtHome Series (Video)

On March 28, former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen put on a solo performance, accompanied only by a piano, as a part of the #TogetherAtHome series, fueled by Global Citizen and in support of the World Health Organization. You can now watch the performa...

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SAMMY HAGAR & CIRCLE Record New Song ‘Funky Feng Shui’ As Part Of ‘Lockdown Challenge’

Sammy Hagar and his CIRCLE bandmates Michael Anthony, Jason Bonham and Vic Johnson are using the coronavirus downtime to make new music. The four musicians connected via their smartphones from four separate locations to record a brand new song titled ...

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FASTER PUSSYCAT Drummer CHAD STEWART Is Recovering From COVID-19: ‘The Worst Is Over’

FASTER PUSSYCAT drummer Chad Stewart says that he is recovering after testing positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, earlier in the month. Stewart took to his Twitter on Saturday (March 28) to write: "Thank you everyone for ...

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KISS’s PAUL STANLEY: How I Wrote ‘Love Gun’ (Video)

KISS frontman Paul Stanley, who has spent the last "17 or 18 days" at home in an effort to help slow the spread of the coronavirus, has shared a video of him talking about how he wrote the band's classic song "Love Gun". Check out the clip below. "Lov...

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Fractures – DAKESIS

It's easy to be blown away by the bombastic, big-budget efforts of bands like NIGHTWISH and BLIND GUARDIAN, but there is an equal amount of magic and joy to be found in records like this. DAKESIS are much-loved stalwarts of the UK heavy metal undergrou...

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FAITH NO MORE Keyboardist RODDY BOTTUM: ‘Make Music, Read, Be Creative And Love As Hard As You Can’

FAITH NO MORE keyboardist Roddy Bottum has urged his fans to read and be creative while they are at home due to the coronavirus pandemic. Earlier today (Saturday, March 28), Bottum took to his Twitter to write: "How are you, my people. Love to each an...

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Video: RITCHIE BLACKMORE And CANDICE NIGHT Cover JOAN BAEZ’s ‘Diamonds & Rust’

Legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore and his wife, vocalist/multi-instrumentalist Candice Night, have uploaded a video of them performing an acoustic version of the JOAN BAEZ classic "Diamonds & Rust" (later famously covere...

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JAMES HETFIELD, KIRK HAMMETT And JOHN PETRUCCI Featured In New Video Celebrating MESA/BOOGIE’ 50th Anniversary

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) are among the guitar greats who reflect on their first encounter with Mesa/Boogie's Mark I guitar amp in a new seven-minute video celebrating Mesa/Boogie's 50th anni...

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