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Forty years on, Mötley Crüe has "become even closer"

Mötley Crüe has officially been kickstarting hearts for four decades now. This past Sunday marked 40 years since Nikki Sixx and Tommy Lee first rehearsed together on January 17, 1981, thus setting in motion the roller coaster ride that is Mötley Crüe. The Los Angeles metallers have certainly seen...
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Meow with the sickness: Hear a cat replicate David Draiman's vocals

Here's something nice for you to head into the weekend: a cat "singing" Disturbed 's "Down with the Sickness." This delightful curiosity comes courtesy of the wonder that is TikTok. First, someone uploaded a video of an adorable cat meowing in a way that sounds uncannily like David Draiman 's...
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Rage Against the Machine shares 'Killing in Thy Name' documentary

Rage Against the Machine has shared a mini documentary called Killing in Thy Name . The 15-minute film, which was directed by the artists' collective The Ummah Chroma , in about the dangers of white supremacy. "Our aim is for this piece to be a fire escape from the fiction known as whiteness and a...
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Watch trailer for upcoming Serj Tankian documentary 'Truth to Power'

A new trailer for the upcoming Serj Tankian documentary Truth to Power is streaming now on YouTube . The film follows the System of a Down frontman's longtime involvement in activism for social justice and human rights, specifically in relation to his ancestral homeland of Armenia. Tankian's SOAD...
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Founding New York Dolls guitarist Sylvain Sylvain dead at age 69

Sylvain Sylvain , founding rhythm guitarist of the influential glam-punk band New York Dolls , died Wednesday of cancer, according to a message on his official Facebook page . He was 69. The note reads, "Sylvain battled cancer for the past two and 1/2 years. Though he fought it valiantly, [...
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Chris Cornell's daughter Toni marks 30th anniversary of "Hunger Strike" with tribute to her father

Chris Cornell 's daughter Toni shared a tribute to her father Thursday to mark the 30th anniversary of the Temple of the Dog single "Hunger Strike." "It's not only one of the most iconic songs of all time but one of my personal favorites," Toni wrote in an Instagram post. "I love you daddy and I'm...
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Listen to two new AFI songs, "Twisted Tongues" and "Escape from Los Angeles"

AFI has released a pair of new songs, "Twisted Tongues" and "Escape from Los Angeles." The two tunes mark the first preview of the next AFI album, the follow-up to 2017's self-titled effort, aka The Blood Album . "As I recall, 'Twisted Tongues' came of the Blood era and was the first piece of music...
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Foo Fighters, Bruce Springsteen performing during Biden Inauguration Day concert

Foo Fighters have joined President-elect Joe Biden 's Inauguration Day festivities. Dave Grohl and company will be performing on Celebrating America , an upcoming TV special airing the night of January 20. According to a press release, the Foos, along with fellow newly added artists Bruce...
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Foo Fighters perform "Waiting on a War" on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

Following the premiere of Foo Fighters ' "Waiting on a War," on Thursday, the band performed the track live for the first time on Jimmy Kimmel Live! that same night. "Waiting on a War" is the third cut to be released from the band's Medicine at Midnight album, following "No Son of Mine" and lead...
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Alice in Chains members reflect on Chris Cornell memorial concert: "That was a hard night"

This Saturday marks the two-year anniversary of the star-studded Chris Cornell tribute show. The epic concert, which took place January 16, 2019, honored the late Soundgarden frontman with performances by everyone from Foo Fighters and Metallica to Miley Cyrus and Maroon 5 's Adam Levine . That...
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