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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Bad Wolves frontman officially addresses domestic violence claims

Posted by on December 10, 2020

  Bad Wolves frontman Tommy Vext has made an official statement regarding the domestic violence claims brought against him by his ex-girlfriend, model and personal trainer Whitney Johns.  On Wednesday, a representative for Vext emailed Metal Sucks, saying: “The allegations made against me by my former girlfriend are not true. Given the ongoing civil dispute […]

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Tool’s Maynard James Keenan discusses role in creation of Deftones’ ‘White Pony’

Posted by on November 24, 2020

    Deftones’ 2000 album White Pony turned 20 this year. In celebration, Revolver Magazine has digitally published their cover story detailing the oral history of the album, including the role Tool frontman Maynard James Keenan played in the process.  According to the story, Keenan not only made a guest appearance on the track “Passenger,” […]

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Mastodon have “abundance of music,” could record second album if pandemic persists

Posted by on November 24, 2020

    Mastodon are currently in the throes of working on their eighth studio album and there are already talks that the band could be recording another if the pandemic continues.  In a recent appearance on the Full Metal Jackie radio show, drummer Brann Dailor confided that the band has more than 30 songs written […]

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Guitar Center restructuring, prepares to file for bankruptcy

Posted by on November 17, 2020

    Musical instrument retailer Guitar Center is preparing to file for bankruptcy. It was announced late last week that the company has “entered into a comprehensive Restructuring Support Agreement (the “RSA”)” with its key stakeholders to reduce its debt. The RSA is designed to bring Guitar Center back to its pre-COVID financial trajectory by […]

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Study Finds concerts provide low risk for COVID-19 transmission with proper precautions

Posted by on November 5, 2020

    There is some promising news coming out of Germany in regards to concerts in the age of COVID-19. A new study by scientists at Halle University has found that concerts provide a low risk of virus transmission when proper precautions are taken to ensure safety.  In August, an experimental concert took place at […]

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Chris Fehn’s lawsuit against Slipknot dropped

Posted by on November 4, 2020

  The Chris Fehn-Slipknot legal battle looks to be over. Fehn has dropped his lawsuit against his former bandmates.  According to a court document acquired by Rock Feed, Fehn’s lawyer filed a “Notice of Voluntary Discontinuance” on October 29 in the Supreme Court of the State of New York. Says the document:  “Plaintiff CHRISTOPHER FEHN, […]

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Guitar Center on verge of possible bankruptcy filing

Posted by on October 27, 2020

    Guitar Center could be the next retailer to file for bankruptcy due to the pandemic.  According to the New York Times, sources close to the situation revealed that the company missed a roughly $45 million interest payment earlier this month. That set off a 30-day grace period where if the payment is not […]

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New Ghost album not coming until Late 2021

Posted by on October 22, 2020

  It looks as if we won’t be getting a new Ghost album in 2020 after all.  In a new interview with Sweden Rock Magazine, frontman Tobias Forge discussed the band’s upcoming fifth studio album, of which he is currently entrenched in the pre-production and songwriting process, giving a very different timeline for its recording […]

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New trailer for ‘Mank’ released with score from Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross

Posted by on October 22, 2020

  A new trailer for David Fincher’s upcoming film Mank has been released. The two-and-a-half minute clip also gives a taste of the score written for the film by Nine Inch Nails’ Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross.  Starring Gary Oldman, Mank tells the story of screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz and his work on the 1941 […]

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Julien’s to auction two Eddie Van Halen guitars

Posted by on October 20, 2020

    Two of Eddie Van Halen’s guitars are headed to auction in December. Julien’s Auctions has announced Monday that the instruments will be headlining their Icons & Idols Trilogy: Rock ‘N’ Roll event, set to happen December 4 & 5 at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and online.  “Eddie Van Halen thrilled audiences with […]

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