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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Maynard James Keenan says new Puscifer album “Very Close” to release, gives thoughts on pandemic

Posted by on May 22, 2020

    Puscifer is getting close to releasing a brand new album. Frontman Maynard James Keenan announced the news earlier this month along with the release of a brand new single, “Apocalyptical.” In an interview with Revolver magazine published Wednesday (20), Keenan discussed the album and single in more depth, as well as his thoughts […]

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Promoters contemplate what concerts might look like in the wake of COVID-19

Posted by on May 22, 2020

  Live music is going to look a whole lot different in the aftermath of the pandemic. While a full-scale live music resurgence might not be in the cards for at least a year, there continues to be speculation as to what concerts might look like once venues start to open up again. A new […]

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Oceans of Slumber, Toehider vocalists to feature on upcoming Ayreon album

Posted by on May 21, 2020

  Ayreon mastermind Arjen Lucassen has revealed more vocal additions to his project’s upcoming album, Transitus. In a video posted to Lucassen’s YouTube channel Tuesday (19), he teases a couple of songs with female vocals, which he soon revealed belong to Oceans of Slumber’s Cammie Gilbert. Gilbert will be singing the role of Abby on […]

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Metallica are ‘Just Getting Started’ as Lars Ulrich looks forward to band’s 40th Anniversary

Posted by on May 21, 2020

  Come 2021, Metallica will be celebrating their 40th anniversary. It’s an anniversary drummer and founding member Lars Ulrich is looking forward to, though he doesn’t want to dwell on the past too much.  On Monday, Ulrich joined master distiller Rob Dietrich ahead of this week’s “Metallica Mondays” set for a discussion on the Blackened […]

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Amorphis announce live stream anniversary shows

Posted by on May 21, 2020

  Finnish metal band Amorphis has announced two live streamed anniversary shows to celebrate 30 years as a band. The shows are set to take place June 3 and 4 through SemiLive. The two dates will be geared towards fans in different parts of the world. June 3 will be for those in the US […]

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Daughter of Chris Cornell announces mental health Instagram series

Posted by on May 20, 2020

    On Monday (18), Lily Cornell Silver, daughter of late Soundgarden/Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell and manager Susan Silver, announced the launch of a new Instagram mental health discussion series inspired by her father. Mind Wide Open will find Silver interviewing experts in the field in an attempt to “normalize the open discussion of mental […]

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Live Nation Furloughs 20% of Staff

Posted by on May 20, 2020

  Concert promoter Live Nation revealed Tuesday (19) that the company has furloughed 20% of their workforce. Affecting roughly 2,100 people, furloughed staffers will still have their company health insurance, but will not have a paycheck to go with it. Live Nation had started furloughing staffers at Ticketmaster in April as part of $600 million […]

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First socially-distanced concert in the US takes place in Arkansas

Posted by on May 20, 2020

  Despite a host of issues leading up to it, the first socially-distanced concert in the US took place in Arkansas on Monday (18).  Bishop Gunn frontman Travis McCready took the stage at Temple Live in Fort Smith, AR for an intimate acoustic set, playing to a sparsely-filled room of masked concert-goers. It was the […]

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Faith No More keyboardist Roddy Bottum announces new project, singer Mike Patton joins S.O.D. for Quarantine Track

Posted by on May 19, 2020

  The members of Faith No More seem to be having a productive quarantine so far.  On Sunday (17), keyboardist Roddy Bottum announced a new project with his boyfriend Joey Holman. Called Man On Man, Bottum describes the project on the duo’s newly-created Instagram page as “gay lovers making gay music.” Their first single, “Daddy,” […]

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Rammstein release documentary on album art photoshoot; reveal rescheduled European tour dates

Posted by on May 19, 2020

  Rammstein has released a short documentary going behind the scenes of a four-day photoshoot with Danish photographer Jes Larson that resulted in the artwork for the band’s recent untitled album. The documentary covers everything that went into the shoot, including it’s concept, set design, costume design and editing, along with plenty of footage of […]

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