STEPHEN PEARCY: 'WARREN DEMARTINI Was Not Fired' From RATT

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that Warren DeMartini "didn't wanna go out there" and play shows with the band, leading to the guitarist's departure from the group. Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which made its live debut Saturday night (July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Joining ...

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STEEL PANTHER's SATCHEL And TC ELECTRONIC Face Backlash Over 'Offensive' And 'Sexist' Guitar Pedal Effect

TC Electronic has stopped advertising a preset guitar pedal effect called the "Pussy Melter" — which it designed in conjunction with STEEL PANTHER guitarist Satchel (real name: Russ Parrish) — after a number of musicians criticized the Danish audio company for using sexist language to title the TonePrint. TC initially unveiled the "Pussy Melter" on ...

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MELIAH RAGE Releases 'Idol Hands' Music Video

Massachusetts-based power metallers MELIAH RAGE have released the official music video for "Idol Hands", the title track of their ninth studio album. Check it out below. Released in April via Metal On Metal Records, "Idol Hands" features some of the most inspired songwriting in MELIAH RAGE's history. It also marks the return of Paul Souza, ...

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ROCK GODDESS Parts Ways With Bassist TRACEY LAMB

ROCK GODDESS — the female power trio from the days of NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) — has parted ways with bassist Tracey Lamb. The band announced her departure after saying that she would be "unable to perform" with the group at Denmark's Metal Magic festival this weekend due to "unforeseen personal circumstances." ...

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THRICE: 'The Grey' Video Released; 'Palms' Album Due In September

THRICE has announced a September 14 release date for its new album, "Palms". The disc is the first Epitaph release for THRICE, which is widely regarded as one of the most innovative rock bands of its generation. Co-produced by THRICE and Eric Palmquist and mixed by John Congleton, "Palms" encompasses everything from viscerally charged post-hardcore ...

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