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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Bob Rock sells rights to production catalog, including Metallica’s ‘Black Album’

Posted by on January 22, 2021

  Musician and producer Bob Rock has sold the rights to parts of his production catalog to Hipgnosis Songs Fund. Notable among the 43 songs included in the sale are his rights to the entirety of Metallica’s self-titled album, referred to as the “Black Album.”  “The breadth of Bob Rock‘s enormous successes are almost impossible […]

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Music venues could reopen in fall 2021 under right circumstances

Posted by on January 12, 2021

  Live events could be making a comeback by the fall, if everything goes to plan.  During a virtual conference organized by the Association of Performing Arts Professionals this past Saturday, Dr. Anthony Fauci, the top infectious disease expert in the United States, said that depending on how the COVID-19 vaccination rollout goes, live venues […]

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Dave Mustaine reveals tentative title for upcoming Megadeth LP

Posted by on January 12, 2021

  Megadeth has been hard at work on their upcoming 16th studio album, and now we have a new update on  the release, as well as a tentative title.  During this past Saturday’s ‘Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp’ masterclass (recorded by an attendee and posted to Reddit), frontman Dave Mustaine revealed that the tentative title […]

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Miley Cyrus to release star-studded Metallica covers album

Posted by on January 7, 2021

  Pop singer Miley Cyrus has divulged more details about the Metallica covers album she is planning to release.  According to a new interview with UK radio station Capital FM’s ‘Breakfast with Roman Kemp,’ Cyrus has recorded a cover of “Nothing Else Matters” that features Sir Elton John on piano. She also mentions that Red […]

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Grammy Awards reportedly postponed due to COVID-19

Posted by on January 6, 2021

  The 2021 Grammy Awards is the latest casualty of the pandemic.  On Tuesday (5th), the Recording Academy announced that they would be postponing the 2021 ceremony until March 21, blaming the surge in COVID-19 cases in Los Angeles and travel limitations. It was supposed to take place on January 31.  “After thoughtful conversations with […]

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Five new female artists/bands who made waves in metal in 2020

Posted by on December 30, 2020

    If there’s one good thing to come out of the mess that was 2020, it’s that female musicians were finally being recognized for their impact on the rock music scene. Like Louder Sound predicted back in January, this would be the year that the distinction between “female-fronted rock” and “rock” would crumble. Even […]

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Two-Year domestic violence restraining order against Bad Wolves frontman granted to ex-girlfriend

Posted by on December 24, 2020

  Whitney Johns, the ex-girlfriend of Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext, has been granted a two-year domestic violence restraining order against the singer.  Metal Sucks reported news of the restraining order Wednesday following a five-day virtual trial in Los Angeles, CA court. The trial was overseen by Judge Joshua D. Wayser.  According to a statement […]

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New pandemic relief bill includes $15 Billion for live venues

Posted by on December 22, 2020

  Live venues are about to get a bit of sorely needed financial relief.  On Sunday, congress passed a new $900 billion pandemic relief bill that will not only give citizens a $600 stimulus check, but also provide “live venues, independent movie theaters, and cultural institutions” with $15 billion in federal funding.  According to a […]

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Eddie Van Halen’s official cause of death revealed

Posted by on December 15, 2020

  It’s been over two months since the passing of rock legend Eddie Van Halen and now we know a little more about his official cause of death.  TMZ published Van Halen’s death certificate on Monday (14th), reporting that the cause listed on it was a cerebrovascular accident, better known as a stroke. The certificate […]

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Chris Cornell posthumously releases surprise solo covers album

Posted by on December 14, 2020

  The Estate of late Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell had a special surprise for fans this past Friday with the release of a posthumous solo covers album.  No One Sings Like You Anymore finds Cornell playing all instruments on 10 songs from artists that inspired Cornell over the years. The album was recorded back in […]

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