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System Of A Down’s Daron Malakian Defends Controversial Comments About Death Of Charles Manson

System of a Down guitarist Daron Malakian has lashed out at those who criticized him for his comments about the death of Charles Manson this past Sunday (Nov. 19) when he said he was “Very sad to hear the news” of the cult leader’s passing. After many criticized his statements, Malakian defended his comments, in part saying “I don’t back the murderer Charles Manson, I back his art and his views on social and environmental issues. Sometimes talented people do bad things.”. ...Read Full Story

Zakk Wylde & Black Label Society Premiere “All That Once Shined” Music Video

Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society have premiered the music video for their new single, “All That Once Shined.” The video was directed by longtime Black Label Society collaborator Justin Reich. The single is taken from the band’s upcoming album, Grimmest Hits. Grimmest Hits marks the band’s 10th album release, and is slated for a January 19, 2018 debut.. ...Read Full Story

Def Leppard Working On New Album

Def Leppard have begun writing and recording the follow-up to 2015’s self-titled album, guitarist Phil Collen has revealed. But there’s no word on when the British band’s 12th LP will arrive. Collen confirmed that some recording has taken place, but noted they may take a different route toward release. The band spent time this year marking the 30th anniversary of their landmark album Hysteria.. ...Read Full Story

Fox News Bans Kiss Frontman Gene Simmons for Life

Rock star Gene Simmons caused a stir Wednesday at Fox News, harassing staffers after taping interviews that resulted in him being banned from the network and its New York headquarters.  A rep for the network said the KISS frontman was given the boot after speaking crudely to female staffers and hitting two of them on the head with a copy of the new book he’s promoting.. ...Read Full Story

AC/DC Co-Founder And Guitarist Malcolm Young Dead at 64

Music lovers worldwide are mourning the loss of rock legend Malcolm Young. The guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC died Saturday. He was 64. Rolling Stone magazine reported that Young had been suffering from dementia. Shortly after the announcement, many rock musicians, including Ozzy Osbourne and Eddie Van Halen, took to social media to pay tribute to their colleague and friend who helped launch the Australian rock band in 1972.. ...Read Full Story

Aerosmith’s Joe Perry Announces New Solo Album

Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry has announced a new solo album, entitled Sweetzerland Manifesto.The album—which is set for a January 19 release via Roman Records—was produced by Perry alongside Bruce Witkin and was executive produced by his Hollywood Vampires bandmate, Johnny Depp. Sweetzerland Manifesto features a number of guest vocalists, including Cheap Trick’s Robin Zander, the New York Dolls’ David Johansen and Terry Reid. It also features Zak Starkey on drums, and Perry’s sons—Tony and Roman—on synths and drum programming.. ...Read Full Story

Jeff Gutt Named Stone Temple Pilots New Lead Singer

Stone Temple Pilots have revealed who will act as the band’s frontman after the deaths of Scott Weiland and Chester Bennington. Jeff Gutt has been chosen in an audition of 15,000 applicants to replace Linkin Park’s Bennington, who took over from their original frontman Weiland in 2013. STP, made up of brothers Robert and Dean DeLeo and drummer Eric Kretz, chose the 41-year-old singer from Michigan this week.. ...Read Full Story

Ozzy Osbourne Named As Brand Ambassador For Metal Casino Website

Ozzy Osbourne has been named as the brand ambassador for the online gaming site MetalCasino.com. The Black Sabbath frontman and solo star was so impressed with Metal Casino, he also decided to become a partial owner of the brand.  Having launched in August this year, the site partners with the biggest names in hard rock to provide players of the brand with exclusive access to concert tickets, merchandise, and access to backstage at shows.. ...Read Full Story

Linkin Park Announce Live Album ‘One More Light Live’

Linkin Park have announced a new live album titled One More Light Live, a document of their final tour with Chester Bennington. “We dedicate this live album to our brother Chester who poured his heart and soul into One More Light,” the band said in a statement on the Linkin Park website.  The 16-track live album collects performances from Linkin Park’s summer 2017 shows in support of their then-new album One More Light, which marked the band’s last shows prior to the singer’s July 20th death. . ...Read Full Story