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Anthrax Kick-Off ‘Persistence Of Time’ 30th Anniversary Video Series

Anthrax have launched a limited edition video series ahead of the August 21 release of an expanded and remastered 30th anniversary edition of their 1990 album, “Persistence Of Time.” The six-part series, hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, gives fans an inside look at the band’s fifth record, which reached No. 24 on the US Billboard 200 on its way to gold status in the country.

The expanded reissue will be presented exclusively on 2CD and 4LP vinyl editions, with the CD package adding a DVD of footage from a 1991 tour in support of the project. Disc One delivers the remastered 11-track album, as well as a special “bonus B-side” version of “I’m The Man” from 1990 that leans more hip-hop than rock, and a live version of “Time” that was recorded at Michigan’s Palace of Auburn Hills in 1991.

The 40-minute DVD was shot when Anthrax was on tour with Iron Maiden in 199,  You can watch the first episode at the link: here.

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Scorpions Drummer Mikkey Dee Shares Details Of His Recovery From Coronavirus

Mikkey Dee, the current drummer of Scorpions and formerly of Motörhead, has confirmed that he contracted coronavirus back in April, and has thankfully “fully recovered”.

Dee took to Instagram to clarify his health, after Dokken frontman (and former bandmate) Don Dokken said Mikkey was “sick as a dog” and had lost “35 pounds” having contracted COVID-19 in Australia with his wife. Dee clarified that this was not quite the case, telling fans that “the virus was contracted in Sweden”, and he actually lost 15 pounds. But since mid-April he has been absolutely fan, feeling the effects of coronavirus for “about one month.”

Said Dee on Instagram: “I just want to set some rumours straight regarding Don Dokken’s statement about my corona situation. I did get corona and was sick for about one month. I am now fully recovered since mid April. I was already playing hockey and drums by the end of April. Unfortunately my good friend Don got some info wrong. I did not get corona in Australia, the virus was contracted in Sweden. I did not loose 35 pounds, I lost 15 pounds.

“But as I just mentioned, I am now fully recovered and have [registered] antibodies so that feels great. I can’t wait for things to go back to normal so we can hit the road again. Thank you guys for caring and my heart goes out to each and everyone affected by the current situation our world is in.”

Motorhead And Scorpions Star Battled Covid-19

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Def Leppard Guitarist Phil Collen “Not 100% Sure” Stadium Tour Will Happen In 2021

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen says that he believes it is a 50/50 chance that this year’s postponed Stadium Tour with Motley Crue, Poison and Joan Jett will happen next summer.

Collen was asked if he is confident the tour will actually happen in 2021, and he responded, “I honestly don’t know. I’d say it’s 50/50. If everyone does what they are supposed to do, then we will be there next summer. literally a week from now, next year, we’ll be out there. I’m really looking forward to it.

He continued, “It depends. It’s not us. It’s like when you’re driving. It’s that thing – it’s not me; you have to watch out for every other idiot on the road. So that’s where we are right now. But we are ready to go.”

Phil also discussed why it took so long to postpone this year’s trek. He said, “It wasn’t just the promoters actually, that was secondary. First off, it was Major League Baseball. We’re playing in their buildings, so that has to be taken care of first, then the promoters. And then we’re down that food chain. So, we are ready for when everyone else is. Absolutely, at the drop of a hat, we’ll be there, good to go. I’ll definitely be ready by then, for sure.”

PHIL COLLEN On Whether DEF LEPPARD’s Tour With MÖTLEY CRÜE Will Finally Happen In 2021: ‘I’d Say It’s 50/50’

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Asking Alexandria Release ‘Antisocialist’ – Unplugged Version

Asking Alexandria have released ‘Antisocialist (Unplugged)’, a new acoustic version of their current hit single from their latest album “Like A House On Fire.”

The band’s Ben Bruce said: “Over the years we have been known to release many acoustic versions of our songs from a number of albums. Antisocialist has rapidly become our most successful active rock single of our entire career so we wanted to do something special. Instead of just another ‘acoustic version’ of a song we decided to really strip this one back and try and recreate the song as an unplugged version that lives and breathes its own identity.

An unplugged, vulnerable rendition of the song that hopefully allows people to feel like they are in the room with the band whilst we play it. To all of our fans, old and new, we truly hope you enjoy this unique version of Antisocialist as much as we do. We love you.” 

Watch the video for Antisocialist (Unplugged) at the link: here

Asking Alexandria Share Unplugged Version Of Antisocialist

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Slash Working On New Music For Guns N’ Roses

Guns N’ Roses lead guitarist Slash says that he has recorded some “guitar stuff” and has been making new music with bandmates Axl Rose and Duff McKagan while under quarantine lockdown.

Slash shared the news during an interview; when asked if he has been able to work on any music projects during the lockdown and he responded, “I’ve been pretty much a homebody, but I’ve been back and forth between my studio in the house and doing a lot of writing and recording on my own. I’ve been jamming with Duff and I’ve been jamming with Axl, and I’ve been doing stuff like that, so we’ve been getting some work done that way. But I haven’t been doing much else. I haven’t been doing any collaborations with the odd artists and whatnot. Basically just focusing on writing new music and recording demos and recording guitar stuff for Guns and whatnot.” 

Watch the interview at the link: here.

Slash gives update on new Guns N’ Roses material

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Linkin Park’s ‘In The End’ Video Passes 1 Billion YouTube Views

Linkin Park’s classic video for ‘In The End’ has surpassed 1 billion views on YouTube. It’s the second of the band’s tracks to reach the milestone, joining ‘Numb’ which is currently at 1.4 billion views.

‘In The End’ appears on the band’s debut album ‘Hybrid Theory,’ which is currently certified 11 x Platinum in the US.

You can view the video for ‘In The End’ at the link: here

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Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour Shares New Single ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’

Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour returns with his first new song in five years,“Yes, I Have Ghosts.”

Accompanying the release of the track is an audiobook by Gilmour’s wife, Holly Samson, for her coming-of-age novel A Theatre for Dreamers, and features daughter Romany on vocals.

Gilmour’s last studio set was 2015’s Rattle that Lock, which went to No. 1 on the U.K. Album Albums Chart and No. 5 on the Billboard 200.

Stream “Yes, I Have Ghosts” at the link: here.

Listen to David Gilmour’s New Song, ‘Yes, I Have Ghosts’

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Queen Release Second Episode Of “Lockumentary” Series

Queen + Adam Lambert have released the second episode of their “Lockumentary” video streaming series entitled “Roadies In Lockdown”

Said the band: “This exclusive series, only available on Queen’s Official channel, explores the roles of various crew members on the road and behind the scenes with one of the world’s most successful touring acts. Enjoy a VIP AAA pass and get to see at close quarters the backstage and front of house complexities, magic and hard work that goes in to putting on these huge productions that are a Queen + Adam Lambert live show. They explain what they do to make the shows happen. Look out also for a few well known faces and cameo appearances along the way.” 

Watch the episode at the link: here.

Watch The Second Episode Of Queen + Adam Lambert’s ‘Roadies In Lockdown’ Series

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Megadeth And Lamb of God Reveal Rescheduled 2021Tour Dates

Megadeth have announced rescheduled dates for a co-headlining tour of North America with Lamb Of God. Originally set to begin last month, the tour has been postponed to 2021 due to the COVD-19 pandemic

“We are excited to share the new 2021 dates for The Metal Tour of the Year,” the bands said in a joint statement. “We can’t wait to get back on stage and get this tour kicked off!”

Previously purchased tickets will be honored at the rescheduled dates. Refund information is available at LiveNation.com/Refund.

For the full list of rescheduled dates, visit MetalTouroftheYear.com.

MEGADETH, LAMB OF GOD Announce 2021 Dates with TRIVIUM, IN FLAMES For “The Metal Tour of the Year”

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Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda Announces New Album Created Exclusively On Twitch

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda has been spending his time in quarantine livestreaming on Twitch, using the platform to connect and engage with fans.

Now, Shinoda has revealed that his latest album Dropped Frames, Vol. 1 was made entirely on Twitch. With the help of viewers around the world, the album features 12 tracks that were all created with input from fans. During his streams five days a week, Shinoda has been making music while dedicating one other day to creating visual art. Throughout this process, fans have been giving input on the songs and beats he has created.

Shinoda compiled 12 of the tracks he worked on through Twitch to create his new album Dropped Frames, Vol. 1. Viewers participated in the creation of these songs by communicating through live chats and giving feedback. As fans continued to give feedback. Shinoda has released three new songs. “Open Door” is the only song to feature vocals while “Super Galaxtica” and “Osiris” are both instrumental tracks.

Dropped Frames, Vol. 1 is out July 10.

Linkin Park’s Mike Shinoda created his new album on Twitch

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