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Author Archives: Mark Zapata

Dee Snider’s ‘Celebrity Family Feud’ to air this Sunday

Posted by on June 15, 2021

  You may know Dee Snider as the front of heavy rock’s Twisted Sister, but now as the head of his own family, the patriarch of the Snider: Growing up Twisted clan, leads his crew into battle on The Celebrity Family Feud hosted by Steve Harvey. The episode will air on Sunday (20th) on ABC. […]

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Shortest song of all time gets acoustic treatment

Posted by on June 15, 2021

  A cover of Napalm Deaths “You Suffer” has surfaced. The acoustic version was put forth by Ten Second Songs guy from YouTube, Anthony Vincent. Recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records as the “Shortest song ever recorded,” “You Suffer” was first released on Naplam Death’s first record, 1987’s Scum.    Here is the […]

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Gojira drummer Mario Duplantier talks influences and why Metallica’s Lars Ulrich is a genius

Posted by on June 15, 2021

Gojira’s Mario Duplantier has been busy promoting the group’s latest release, Fortitude. However, the drummer made time to speak to Louder Sound about his drumming influences. Duplantier names Metallica drummer Lars Ulrich as perhaps his biggest influence and the reason he became a drummer. It was him seeing Lars as the best drummer in the world when […]

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Bass guitar made mostly lego bricks, guess what it sounds like

Posted by on June 15, 2021

  An art project that marries music and the ever-popular children’s toy, Lego, can now be seen below. YouTuber Burls Art has fashioned a functioning bass guitar made primarily out of Lego bricks. Burls Art uses the term Guitart to describe his passion and has made many playable guitars from many, many different materials. Burls […]

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Clown from Slipknot drops new single “Brainwash Love – Feed the Worms Birds”

Posted by on June 14, 2021

  Slipknot’s M. Shawn “Clown” Crahan has released another solo single titled “Brainwash Love – Feed the Worms Birds.” The track is the third solo release following “Brainwash Love – Death Inside” and “Live Your Life.” It is once again quite the departure from his work in Slipknot, where the co-founder serves as the band’s […]

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KISS announce rescheduled tour dates; watch them perform at Tribeca film festival!

Posted by on June 14, 2021

  KISS are back! Friday night (11th), the legends performed in NYC at the Tribeca Festival right after a screening of A&E’s Biography: KISStory documentary. The two-part series is part of the festival’s T.V. entries. The performance marks the band’s first at the festival. The short set consisted of “Detroit Rock City,” “Shout it out Loud,” “War […]

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Foo Fighters announce small show in LA ahead of Madison Square Garden reopening, proof of vaccination required

Posted by on June 14, 2021

  Foo Fighters have recently announced they will reopen Madison Square Garden later this month, on June 20. Reopening because, after over 15 months of closure due to the global pandemic, the iconic Madison Square Garden will once again open its doors. Five days before that, at the Agoura Hills Canyon Club in California, the […]

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Serj Tankian to release ‘Disarming Time, a Modern Piano Concerto’ on Friday

Posted by on June 14, 2021

  Serj Tankian is perhaps best known for his role as the frontman of heavy metal act System of a Down, but he has proven himself to be so much more. The singer, poet, writer, painter, songwriter, activist, film producer, and composer keeps himself quite busy while sharing his many talents with those who care […]

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Tim “Ripper” Owens talks about former Iced Earth bandmate Jon Schaffer’s recent criminal activity

Posted by on June 11, 2021

  Tim “Ripper” Owens did not precisely leave Iced Earth on good terms; in fact, he had a bad falling out with Jon Schaffer. Owens spent four years with the band from 2003 until December of 2007 until questions about “Ripper’s” commitment to the group started to surface. Unfortunately, the split was less than amicable. […]

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Metallica files lawsuit after cancelled South American tour

Posted by on June 11, 2021

  According to NBC, Los Angeles, Thrash metal legends Metallica are suing Lloyds of London for failing to provide coverage for their South American tour that was cancelled due to Covid-19 travel restrictions. April 2020 was the initial plan when Metallica would perform six shows across South America, including gigs in Chile, Argentina, and Brazil. The […]

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