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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Universal Music Group confirms list of artist masters destroyed in 2008 Fire

Posted by on February 17, 2020

We now know a little bit more about what was lost in the 2008 Universal Studios warehouse fire.  In new court filings made public on Thursday (13), Universal Music Group gave a basic account of which artists lost their master recordings in the blaze. The 19 artists on the list include Slayer, White Zombie, Soundgarden, […]

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Ozzy Osbourne reveals he was initially diagnosed with Parkinson’s in 2003

Posted by on February 14, 2020

  Apparently Ozzy Osbourne has been dealing with Parkinson’s Disease longer than he’s let on.  Back in January, Osbourne revealed on Good Morning America that he had been diagnosed with PRKN 2, a “mild form” of the disease, saying “…I had a bad fall, I had to have surgery on my neck, which screwed all my […]

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Foo Fighters complete new album, Dave Grohl working on Documentary

Posted by on February 13, 2020

It looks like we might be getting new Foo Fighters music sooner rather than later. In the latest edition of the Bill Simmons Podcast, Dave Grohl related that the band has completed work on a new album.  Said Grohl: “We just finished making a record. Some of those songs, the best ones happen in 45 […]

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Limp Bizkit’s Fred Durst earns Razzie nod for ‘Worst Director’

Posted by on February 12, 2020

Nominations were announced last week for the 40th annual Golden Raspberry Awards (colloquially known as the Razzies) and among the films being considered to be the worst of the year is one from Limp Bizkit frontman-turned-actor/director/writer Fred Durst.  Durst released his third directorial feature and debut screenplay, The Fanatic, back in August. The film, about […]

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Wardruna to release new album, announce tour

Posted by on February 12, 2020

Norwegian folk outfit Wardruna has announced that they will be releasing a new album this year. Titled Kvitravn (which translates to White Raven), the album is set to hit shelves on June 5 By Norse Music (USA) and Sony/Columbia (worldwide).  Kvitravin picks up where the band’s Runaljod trilogy left off musically, while also showcasing an […]

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Louisiana Metalhead Pleads Guilty to Burning Churches

Posted by on February 11, 2020

On Monday (10), 22-year-old Holden Matthews pleaded guilty in a Western Louisiana court room to burning three Baptist churches in the St. Landry Parish area between March 26 and April 4, 2019, all in the name of black metal.  According to a press release from the United States Department of Justice, he pled guilty to: […]

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Pretty Maids’ Ronnie Atkins Declared Cancer-Free

Posted by on February 10, 2020

There’s some good news on the Pretty Maids front. Singer Ronnie Atkins has announced that he’s been declared cancer-free.  Atkins made the announcement via the Pretty Maids social media accounts on Friday, writing: “Some good news ! A couple of days ago I had the fantastic message that there are no more signs of cancer […]

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Batushka’s Krzysztof Drabikowski gives update on lawsuit

Posted by on February 6, 2020

The rift between Batushka guitarist Krzysztof Drabikowski and vocalist Bartłomiej Krysiuk continues to grow. In a new interview with Dark Art Conspiracy, Drabikowski gave an update on the whole situation, as well as further background on what happened between the two. For the most part, nothing has really happened since the lawsuit was first filed […]

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Soundgarden file motion against Chris Cornell’s Widow over unreleased recordings

Posted by on February 5, 2020

  The Soundgarden-Vicky Cornell back-and-forth continues. On Tuesday (4), the remaining members of Soundgarden (Kim Thayil, Matt Cameron and Ben Shepherd) filed a motion against Chris Cornell’s widow over the ownership of seven unreleased recordings they claim the band was working on before the frontman’s untimely death, as well as for a dismissal or transfer […]

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Volumes part ways with guitarist, reunites with original frontman, clarifies lineup

Posted by on January 31, 2020

Guitarist Diego Farias has parted ways with Volumes. In a post made to his Twitter account Wednesday (29), he delivered the news, saying: “Just wanna make an announcement that I am no longer performing or writing with the guys love you thnx xoxo.”   Just wanna make an announcement that I am no longer performing […]

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