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Michael Sweet, the frontman of the openly Christian hard-rock band Stryper, recently called out abortion rights advocates on social media. You can view his Instagram posts below.Sweet first shared a video of protesters taking what seemed to be abortion pills in front of a banner that reads, “WE ARE TAKING ABORTION PILLS FOREVER” near the U.S. Supreme Court building. They were reportedly protesting a court challenge that could reverse Roe v. Wade, a landmark 1973 Supreme…

WILLOW recently sat down with NME and spoke about the racism she’s witnessed in the rock music scene. She remembered being introduced to the world of rock music through her mother, Jada Pinkett-Smith, who fronted Wicked Wisdom in the early 2000s. She would watch her mom play live and subsequently witness her being subjected to racist and sexist abuse.“She showed me what being a woman is really all about,” WILLOW says. “There are literally no words to…

Back in 2011, The Black Keys were finally riding high off the breakout success of their Brothers album, releasing the hugely successful follow-up El Camino. Now, a decade later, three of the songs off El Camino have been certified as platinum (or multi-platinum) singles by the RIAA.”Lonely Boy” was the lead single off the record, and it quickly shot up the charts. The track, initially released on Oct. 27, 2011, was first certified as a…

Every Time I Die will be finishing out their current tour leg without frontman Keith Buckley, who is taking a break from the road to focus on his mental health, although the singer later revealed there were deeper issues at play within the band. The vocalist and the group both addressed what initially appears to be a brief hiatus (the tour is currently winding down), with Buckley intending to return for their upcoming holiday shows.”Caring…

Germany’s leading electronicore band Eskimo Callboy have just released a completely over the top, hysterical music video for their new gym rat anthem “Pump It” and if this doesn’t make you want to sweat it out, nothing ever will.First off, this song could not be catchier even if you pooled all of pop music’s most prominent hit makers together and locked them in a room for a year with the world’s most expensive gear. This…

Former America’s Got Talent contestant Jay Jay Phillips has passed away due to COVID-19.On Friday (Dec. 3), TMZ reported that the rocker died at 30 due to complications from COVID-19. A family member told the outlet that the musician was battling the virus during Thanksgiving week at his home.His health worsened and when his friends and family called him and suggested that he go to a hospital, he declined and told them that he just needed to sleep. That…

The state of society and the world often comes into play when an artist is writing is music, and that’s definitely been the case for Three Days Grace with their upcoming seventh studio album Explosions. Drummer Neil Sanderson recently joined Loudwire Nights host Toni Gonzalez to explain how today’s social climate inspired the record.Last week, the band dropped the brand new single “So Called Life,” and revealed that Explosions will arrive next spring.”There is a common thread of theme going…

August Burns Red are hitting the homestretch of their current tour leg, but they’ll play the remaining dates on the run without the services of frontman Jake Luhrs. The band cited an “emergency situation” for the singer’s absence, but revealed that he was expected to return for their “Christmas Burns Red” shows later this month.In their statement, the band revealed that Convictions vocalist Michael Felker will fill in for the remaining shows on the current…

Canadian hardcore favorites Comeback Kid enlist the mighty voice of Joe Duplantier, the singer and guitarist of French metal heavyweights Gojira, for their new song “Crossed.” Issued Friday (Dec. 3), it’s the latest single from Comeback Kid’s first studio album in five years, Heavy Steps, which arrives on Jan. 21, 2022.Could Gojira fans have ever guessed the group’s throaty frontman would moonlight on a blistering punk track from one of melodic hardcore’s most low-key influential combos? Maybe not,…

Although COVID-19 certainly doesn’t seem to be going anywhere anytime soon, plenty of bands went back out on the road during 2021, including Korn. Brian “Head” Welch explained the band’s mentality behind touring during a pandemic, and while he’s aware the virus is a serious issue, he argued you still need to live your life.”It’s crazy, because it’s a serious thing. I know people — young people I even know — that have died from COVID.…

After taking a detour in 2019 with the orchestra and vocal album, Twilight Orchestra: Legacy of the Dark Lands, German power metal icons Blind Guardian are back with a music video for the new song “Deliver Us From Evil.””‘Deliver Us From Evil’ is representative of a thoroughly aggressive album,” began singer Hansi Kürsch. “I don’t want to promise too much by claiming that the upcoming long-player, that is due to be released next year, will contain…

Marianas Trench frontman Josh Ramsay is gearing up for a solo album and he’s called in a number of his peers to help him out. Ramsay is certain to liven up you day with the newly released “Lady Mine,” which arrives with an assist from Nickelback’s Chad Kroeger.Opening with gritty guitar, a steady building drum backing and yes, a full-on horn section leading into some serious bluesy swagger-filled belting by Ramsay, “Lady Mine” should perk…

Skillet’s John Cooper isn’t afraid to share how he feels about real-world situations, especially regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and the vaccine. However, he doesn’t understand why bands such as Rage Against the Machine aren’t also scrutinized for being vocal, and he called them a “government rock” band to support his point.”It’s a crazy time because there’s, like, a collective mind losing. It’s true — the whole country, we’ve lost our minds,” Cooper told Apologia Studios pastor Luke…

This week, the collaborative song between Rush’s Alex Lifeson, Rage Against the Machine’s Tom Morello and Metallica’s Kirk Hammett finally emerged for all to hear.Previously discussed by Lifeson, the mainly instrumental track is called “I Have Seen the Way.” It’s from Morello’s new solo album, The Atlas Underground Flood, that came out on Friday (Dec. 3).Not only guitarists occupy the propulsive rock jam. Electronic dance music artist Dr. Fresch is also a part of the collaboration. Earlier this week, the EDM musician called it “the biggest collab of…

Crypto sells, but who’s HODLin? Megadeth have gotten into the cryptocurrency game, releasing their official Megacoin at an opening price of roughly $0.50.The crypto boom has turned plenty of tech-minded folks into millionaires and even billionaires, and it seems like everyone with a brand wants to join the 21st century gold rush.Megacoin doesn’t seem to have a functional use like other coins that facilitate crypto or NFT transactions, but $MEGA will allow fans to gain…