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2017-10-17

Listen to an early demo of Metallica's "Master of Puppets"

Metallica has shared an early demo of "Master of Puppets," which will be included on the band's forthcoming deluxe box set reissue of their iconic 1986 album. You can download the track now via digital outlets. Recorded in June 1985, the "Master of Puppets" demo is a rawer version of the song, and feels more like a track from Metallica's first two albums, Kill 'Em All and Ride the Lightning. The deluxe Master of Puppets album reissue will be released on November 10. Metallica's also working on reissues of the next two albums in their discography: 1988's ...And Justice for…

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Imagine Dragons featured on "NOW That's What I Call Music! Vol. 64"; Fall Out Boy included on "NOW That's What I Call the 00s"

The NOW compilation series keeps on trucking, and the next edition will feature Imagine Dragons. The band's single "Thunder" is included on NOW That’s What I Call Music! Vol. 64, which will arrive on November 3. The 16-track collections also features hits from Maroon 5, Childish Gambino, Sam Smith, Pink and Katy Perry, among others. Additionally, because it's never too early to feel nostalgic, the NOW series is also releasing NOW That’s What I Call the 00s. On that album, also due November 3, you'll find Fall Out Boy's "Sugar, We're Goin Down," Hoobastank's "The Reason," and pop smashes like Britney…

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Listen now: A Perfect Circle unleashes new song, "The Doomed"

Following last Friday's teaser, A Perfect Circle has officially premiered "The Doomed," the first song to be released from the band's forthcoming new album, the long-awaited follow-up to 2004's eMOTIVe. The heavy, political track is available now via digital platforms. "Fourteen years have passed since we released eMOTIVe," says frontman Maynard James Keenan. "A new release is long overdue. In light of this current difficult and polarized social, spiritual and political climate, we artist types need to open our big mouths and share the light a little louder." "Years of life experience has brought our music to this moment," adds guitarist…

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Avenged Sevenfold's M. Shadows reflects on "The Stage" surprise release: "It was horrible for the casual fan"

Earlier this month, Avenged Sevenfold announced that a deluxe version of their album The Stage, featuring a host of covers and live tracks, will arrive on December 15. That's a whole lot more notice than the band gave us for the original release of The Stage, which arrived by surprise overnight last October. Reflecting on the surprise release strategy a year later, frontman M. Shadows feels that his band "definitely dropped the ball in terms of the casual fan." "Do I think it was a good strategy for the casual fan? No, it was horrible for the casual fan," Shadows tells…

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2017-10-16

Prophets of Rage show solidarity with kneeling NFL players in "Strength in Numbers" video

Prophets of Rage have shared the video for "Strength in Numbers," a track from the rap-rock supergroup's self-titled debut album. The clip is streaming now via the band's Facebook. In the video, the Prophets show their support for the NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial inequality -- a movement started by former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick. "ALMOST anything can be built or toppled with a collective force," says vocalist Chuck D. "A movement is never about an individual. On the opposition [to] Colin Kaepernick in today's sports world, we ask 'is…

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Marilyn Manson scores top 10 debut with "Heaven Upside Down"

Marilyn Manson has another top 10 album on his hands. The shock-rocker's new effort Heaven Upside Down arrives at number eight on this week's Billboard 200 with a total of 35,000 equivalent album units sold. Heaven Upside Down gives Manson a total of eight top 10 albums on the Billboard 200. He's also topped the chart twice: once with 1998's Mechanical Animals and again with 2003's The Golden Age of Grotesque. Manson is currently recovering after a large gun-shaped prop fell on him during a show in New York City September 30. With his leg in a cast, the musician…

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Butthole Surfers plan first album in over 15 years

Like an avalanche coming down the mountain, Butthole Surfers are planning their return. The band, perhaps best known for their 1996 hit "Pepper," tells Rolling Stone they've begun work on their ninth studio album, their first since 2001's Weird Revolution. "It has never been done. No one has put out a decent record 35 year[s years into their career]," says frontman Gibby Haynes. "Well, except for Johnny Cash. But we're not Johnny Cash. It's gonna be a tough road to do a record that's presentable. It's really gonna be hard...but, given that, looking forward to it!" The new album will feature…

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This is "The End": Home video and album documenting Black Sabbath's final concert due out in November

Last month, the documentary The End of The End that focused on Black Sabbath's last-ever concert this past February in the band's hometown of Birmingham, England, was shown in over 1,700 theaters across the globe. Now, home video and audio packages called, simply, The End featuring footage of the entire historic show will be released on November 17. The End will be available as DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CDs set, a double-CD collection, a three-LP 180-gram vinyl package and a limited collector's edition. The DVD/CD and Blu-ray/CD packages both feature video of the full Birmingham concert, footage of Black Sabbath performing five…

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Five Finger Death Punch settles lawsuit with former record label; new album due next year

Five Finger Death Punch has reached a settlement in their lawsuit with record label Prospect Park and former manager Jeff Kwatinetz, Variety reports. "The band Five Finger Death Punch and its label, Prospect Park, have resolved their dispute and differences," reads a statement provided to the publication. The lawsuit dates back to April 2016, when Prospect Park sued Five Finger Death Punch for alleged breach of contract. The suit stated that FFDP had begun recording the fourth album of a four-album contract with the label, despite the contract stipulating that the band must wait nine months after the release of…

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Dave Grohl gifts his own shoe to fan on crutches

The legend of Dave Grohl continues grow with the Foo Fighters frontman's latest act of kindness. A young fan named Sabryn saw the Foos live in Washington, D.C. last week, despite having to walk with crutches due to an injury. When she met Grohl backstage, the musician noticed the crutches, so he brought out his own orthopedic surgeon, who helped him recover from his broken leg. "Dave brought [the doctor] out once he saw that I was on crutches, and that's when his doctor mentioned that I was supposed to wear a shoe with my brace," Sabryn tells Alternative Press.…

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Courtney Love warns young women about Harvey Weinstein in resurfaced interview; Bjork says she was sexually harassed by a film director

A 2005 red carpet interview with Courtney Love has resurfaced online following numerous allegations of sexual harassment or assault against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein. In the clip, posted by TMZ, Love is asked what advice she has for young women moving to Hollywood. After hesitating -- "I'll get libeled if I say it," she says -- the musician and actress warns, "If Harvey Weinstein invites you to a private party in the Four Seasons [hotel], don't go." In response to the video resurfacing, Love tweeted, "Although I wasn't one of his victims, I was eternally banned by [talent agency] CAA…

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Dave Grohl christens Rick Astley the "seventh Foo Fighter"

Over the summer, after a chance encounter at a Japanese music festival, Foo Fighters and Rick Astley joined forces to perform the '80s pop star's signature hit "Never Gonna Give You Up" together. Having united onstage again in London, Dave Grohl is ready for Astley to join his band. "Rick is the man," Grohl tells NME. "The seventh Foo Fighter. He's such a sweetheart." Grohl adds, "I love that he gets nervous before playing. He's Rick Astley! It's like he's Muhammad Ali! You just wouldn't be nervous, but he's such a good guy." The Foos also paid tribute to Astley…

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