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Author Archives: Elise Yablon

Tennessee & Idaho hold non-socially distanced concerts amidst rising COVID-19 cases

Posted by on June 30, 2020

  This past weekend saw two states, Tennessee and Idaho, hold concerts where social distancing seemed to be far from anyone’s minds.  On June 27, concertgoers attended a show put on by country singer Chase Rice at Tennessee’s Brushy Mountain State Penitentiary. A now-deleted video shared by Rice on his Instagram showed a packed house […]

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Mike Shinoda reveals unreleased Linkin Park song with Chester Bennington exists

Posted by on June 25, 2020

  Linkin Park vocalist/songwriter Mike Shinoda has revealed that an unreleased Linkin Park song featuring singer Chester Bennington exists. Shinoda made the revelation towards the end of a Twitch stream last Wednesday (17). Asked by a Linkin Park fan account if there were any songs cut at the last minute, he said (as transcribed by […]

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‘Herd Immunity Fest’ drops name, event set to take place in Wisconsin this summer

Posted by on June 25, 2020

  Despite a pandemic looming over our heads, a new music festival will be coming to Ringle, WI this summer. On Tuesday (23), the Q&Z Expo Center announced Herd Immunity Fest would take place July 16-18, 2020. Fifteen bands are currently set to perform during the three-day event, including Static-X, Dope, Royal Bliss, Bobaflex, Kalideo, […]

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Meshuggah Drummer Collaborates with ‘Orange Is The New Black’ Actress/Fiancé on New Project

Posted by on June 23, 2020

    Meshuggah drummer Tomas Haake and fiance Jessica Pimentel (best known for her work on Orange Is The New Black as Maria Ruiz) are working on a new musical project together. In an interview with the Behind the Vinyl podcast released on June 16, Pimentel (who aside from acting fronts metal band Alekhine’s Gun) […]

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Megadeth Guitarist announces release date for ‘Open Source’

Posted by on June 23, 2020

  Kiko Loureiro, guitarist for Megadeth, has announced a release date for his upcoming solo album. Open Source is set to hit shelves on July 10.  The announcement was made Monday (22) during a short video update in which Loureiro also showed people how to play “the hardest phrase” of the album’s lead single, “EDM […]

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Unleash The Archers release video for new single “Abyss”

Posted by on June 20, 2020

  Canadian power metal band Unleash The Archers has released a music video for their latest single, “Abyss.” Directed by Rod Scobie, who also directed the band’s videos for “Awakening” and “Northwest Passage,” the CGI-heavy “Abyss” video finds the band being sucked into a celestial realm to fight an evil space demon.  “Abyss” can be […]

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Ozzy Osbourne gives update on health, says he’s “Getting There Slowly”

Posted by on June 20, 2020

  Ozzy Osbourne is feeling better these days. The “Prince of Darkness” gave an update on his situation Wednesday (17) during a segment on his wife Sharon’s daytime panel talk show, The Talk. Asked by Marie Osmond how he and Sharon are doing in quarantine, Osbourne (who was joined by Sharon and daughter Kelly) told […]

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Live Nation Makes Changes to Artist Agreement

Posted by on June 19, 2020

    Event promoter Live Nation has announced that they will be making sweeping changes to their artist agreement for the 2021 concert season.  A memo was sent out to talent agencies Wednesday (17) with the new measures, which affect how artists get paid, as well as shifting some of the financial burdens typically placed […]

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Corey Taylor describes songs on upcoming solo album as “Futuristic Throwback”

Posted by on June 18, 2020

  Slipknot / Stone Sour frontman Corey Taylor has given fans an update on his solo album.  Speaking with Terry “Beez” Bezer on the Knotfest.com podcast “Mosh Talks with Beez,” Taylor revealed that he has been in the studio recording music for the project while Slipknot were sidelined by the pandemic: “It was something I […]

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Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali hospitalized, “Not on Deathbed”

Posted by on June 18, 2020

  Good news for those worried about Quiet Riot’s Frankie Banali. The drummer is not on his deathbed, as was previously feared.  According to Banali’s wife Regina, Frankie has been admitted to the hospital with an infection, a result of his pancreatic cancer, and should be cleared and ready to go home soon. In a […]

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