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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…

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…

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.…

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…

“Fill My World” is the latest song from Slash ft. Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators and the second single to arrive so far off the group’s forthcoming record, 4, which will be released early next year.The new track, which can be heard at the bottom of the page, is a nice counter to the thumping heaviness and uneasy tension present on “River Is Rising,” and opens with a riff that sounds a bit like the intro…

Spotify has officially unveiled their Wrapped feature for 2021 and both fans and artists have been flooding social media with their music listening and streaming stats. It’s always fun reflecting on the last year and we’ve compiled 50 rock and metal artists who have shared their Wrapped stats.For artists, Spotify recaps the number of total streams, hours listened, number of listeners and the total number of countries in which fans listened to the respective band…

Red Hot Chili Peppers bassist Flea has purchased a $14 million Beverly Hills home with a treehouse and leaf-shaped pool. Some of his neighbors include Jack Nicholson and Lana Del Rey.Flea has an impressive real estate portfolio and has just expanded it by purchasing the $14 million compound that boasts a 90210 zip code, according to Dirt. His new Beverly Hills mansion was built in 1948 but has been completely renovated and is located on a…

Wolfgang Van Halen had kind words for David Lee Roth this week when addressing the 67-year-old rock singer and fellow Van Halen alum’s upcoming retirement.The subject was one of many floated on Wednesday (Dec. 1) in a joint interview with Wolf — the Mammoth WVH bandleader and the son of late Van Halen guitarist Eddie Van Halen — and Dirty Honey vocalist Marc LaBelle that was arranged by the website Consequence. In October, Roth said he would retire from performing after his Las…

They say that imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, so cover bands are truly a huge compliment to the acts they’re emulating. Bret Michaels is so awestruck by Poison cover band Shot of Poison that he actually invited them to perform onstage with him.Shot of Poison is comprised of Fret Michaels, B.B. SeVille, Kenny Rockkit and Bobby Dollface, and they were featured on this season of the E! series Clash of the Cover Bands. Last night (Dec. 1),…

This week, Marilyn Manson lost out on one of the two Grammy nominations he initially received for his work on Donda, Kanye West’s latest album.West, the hip-hop artist who recently changed his legal name to just Ye, has served as Manson’s only portal to the public eye in 2021. The rock singer has otherwise kept a low profile since multiple women publicly accused him of sexual and other types of abuse beginning in February, sparked by an allegation…