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HAMMERFALL Parts Ways With Drummer ANDERS JOHANSSON

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released the following statement: “Life in a heavy metal band is indeed filled with twists and turns, highs and lows, ups and downs. On Monday, we rolled out our own whiskey, Legacy Of Kings. Today is a shocking and monumental day for all, HAMMERFALL members and fans alike: Anders Johansson has decided to leave the band, [...]

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DEF LEPPARD Recruits TRIXTER’s STEVE BROWN To Fill In For VIVIAN CAMPBELL At Upcoming Shows

DEF LEPPARD has tapped TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown to fill in for Vivian Campbell while Vivian is undergoing stem-cell treatment in his continuing battle with Hodgkin’s lymphoma. Brown will make his live debut with DEF LEPPARD at the pre-game show at the first of this year’s three NFL International Series games on Sunday, September 28, when the Oakland Raiders host [...]

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Vocalist RONNY MUNROE Quits METAL CHURCH

Vocalist Ronny Munroe has left METAL CHURCH to “pursue other interests.” Said the band in a statement: “After 10 years, four albums and many great shows and performances, lead vocalist Ronny Munroe will be leaving METAL CHURCH to pursue other interests. This is regrettable, but understandable. “We wish Ronny success with his new endeavors. “To our fans, we want you [...]

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KING’S X Drummer JERRY GASKILL To Be Discharged From Hospital Following Successful Bypass Surgery

KING’S X drummer Jerry Gaskill is scheduled to be discharged this afternoon following a successful bypass surgery. The band says: “He’s moving slowly, but feeling good!” Gaskill suffered a heart attack two weeks ago during the post-operation recovery while undergoing a minor medical procedure. As a result, all of the band’s previously announced shows were canceled. This was the second [...]

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METALLICA’s LARS ULRICH Does New York Fashion Week With Model Fiancée JESSICA MILLER

According to Women’s Wear Daily, METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich accompanied his fiancée, model Jessica Miller, Thursday night (September 4) to a party hosted by Purple magazine at Narcissa during New York Fashion Week. “She’s traveled all over the world with me for the last three years,” he told the site. “So I’ll follow her around fashion week for a few [...]

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DISTURBED’s DAVID DRAIMAN Accuses Mainstream Media Of ‘Setting The Stage For A New Holocaust’

DISTURBED frontman David Draiman has slammed “the mainstream media” for its “biased, libelous, and often erroneous portrayal of Israel” in the current conflict in Gaza and has accused a number of the world’s biggest news organizations of “set[ting] the stage for a new Holocaust.” Draiman — who has extensive family in Israel, including his brother, Jerusalem-based folk rock and ambient [...]

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EVANESCENCE Singer AMY LEE Welcomes First Child

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee welcomed her first child, a son named Jack Lion, last Thursday, July 24. “I have never known the depths of my heart till now. The world just exploded into Technicolor,” Lee wrote on Instagram. According to People.com, Jack Lion entered the world weighing 7 lbs., 13 oz. The 32-year-old singer has been married to Josh Hartzler, [...]

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