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Lawsuits could be coming in light of lost masters in 2008 Universal vault fire

Posted by on June 19, 2019

Last week, news broke that thousands of master tapes perished in a 2008 fire that broke out at a Universal Music Group storage facility. Now, artists who lost valuable originals in the blaze could be filing lawsuits against the label with some suits expected to come out within the next week. Attorney Howard King, partner […]

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Static-X clears up rumors about Tripp Eisen’s involvement in new album

Posted by on June 14, 2019

Static-X took to Instagram to clear up some rumors that former guitarist Tripp Eisen was involved in the recording of the band’s upcoming album Project Regeneration. Recently, Eisen, who had been a member of the band from 2001 until 2005 (when he was sent to jail for having sex with underage girls) gave an interview […]

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Nonpoint premiere “Fix This” music video

Posted by on June 14, 2019

Nonpoint has released a video for their latest single “Fix This.” The clip features the band rocking out in a fairly non-descript, empty storage room. In a statement about the song, frontman Elias Soriano said: “There are two sides of everything that’s broken. One side lives in the world of destruction and the other in […]

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Avenged Sevenfold release part two of “Bat Country” “Breakdown”

Posted by on June 14, 2019

Avenged Sevenfold have released the second part of their Breakdown video series discussing breakthrough single “Bat Country.” The new video picks up where the last episode left off, with frontman M. Shadows and bassist Johnny Christ delving deeper into the song’s intricate-yet-easy to understand guitar parts and its impressive, speedy drumming. Arguably Avenged Sevenfold’s biggest […]

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Thousands of master recordings burned in 2008 Fire; artists and Universal respond

Posted by on June 13, 2019

The 2008 Universal Studios Hollywood backlot fire seems to have been even more catastrophic than anyone had previously known. A story published Tuesday (11th) in the New York Times Magazine details that seven decades worth of master tapes perished in the blaze, calling it “the biggest disaster in the history of the music business.” Originally […]

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Woodstock 50 loses Watkins Glen event site, possible new venue in the works

Posted by on June 11, 2019

Woodstock 50 was dealt another existential blow with the announcement that Watkins Glen International Racetrack had terminated the event’s site license. Said the venue in a statement Monday: “Watkins Glen International terminated the site license for Woodstock pursuant to provisions of the contract. As such, WGI will not be hosting the Woodstock 50 Festival.” Tim […]

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Five Finger Death Punch reveal new drummer

Posted by on June 11, 2019

Five Finger Death Punch has officially unveiled their new drummer. In their latest studio diary video, the band introduces fans to Charlie Engen (Scale The Summit) as their new member, discussing how they met him and his impressive skills behind the kit. Engen has been playing with Five Finger Death Punch on tour since 2018 […]

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Behemoth’s Nergal joins Slayer onstage in Poland

Posted by on June 7, 2019

It’s one thing for a musician to open for their favorite band, it’s another for them to actually get to play with them. Polish blackend death metal outfit, Behemoth, has been opening for Slayer’s farewell tour on and off for the last year-and-a-half. Their last date opening that tour took place this past Tuesday (4) […]

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Miley Cyrus covers Nine Inch Nails in ‘Black Mirror’ episode

Posted by on June 7, 2019

Here are two names you would never think would be in a statement together: Miley Cyrus and Nine Inch Nails. Netflix premiered its fifth season of Black Mirror on Wednesday (5th), which includes the highly-publicized, Miley Cyrus-starring episode “Rachel, Jack and Ashley Too.” According to Consequence of Sound, Cyrus plays a pop star “trapped in the […]

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Lamb Of God’s Randy Blythe declines to comment on status of Chris Adler

Posted by on June 4, 2019

Lamb Of God drummer Chris Adler’s status with the band seems to be up in the air. In an interview with radio station WSOU’s DJ Chewie recorded during Sonic Temple Fest and aired this past Friday (31st), frontman Randy Blythe declined to comment on whether or not Adler will still be playing in the band. […]

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