Ben Bruce has announced he’s leaving Asking Alexandria

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"Now it's time to dedicate my life to my family" Founding Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce has announced his departure from the band.

Bruce first started Asking Alexandria while he was living in Dubai as a teenager. He then moved back to England, where the current Asking Alexandria lineup formed.

Asking Alexandria put out their latest record, Where Do We Go from Here?, in August 2023. The band recently announced their "All My Friends" U.S. tour launching in April. 99.7 The Blitz PRESENTS Asking Alexandria, Memphis May Fire, The Word Alive and NERV at The Bluestone Wednesday May 1st (ticketmaster for tix)
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Guns N’ Roses debuted their new single “The General”

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"The General" is the band's second release of 2023, following their summer single "Perhaps". Guns N' Roses initially debuted "The General" to a sold-out hometown audience during their two-night stand at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, CA. Since then, fans have anxiously awaited the official arrival of "The General." 

Lyrics:

Daddy don't, I swear I won't
I'll be good from now on and I'm awful sorry 

Daddy don't, the hell I won't
I won't be good any more and you'll all be sorry

Can anybody tell me why this pain it just won't stop?
Can anybody help me, this pain it just won't stop?

My only regret is that I never took the time to forget all those unspoken feelings
That were never spent on those who understand that love deserves respect and not your sordid meaning


Daddy don't, I swear I won't
I'll be good from now on and I'm awful sorry

Daddy don't, the hell I won't
I won't be good any more and  you'll all be sorry

Can anybody tell me why this pain it just won't stop
Can anybody help me
this pain it just won't stop

My only regret is that I never took the time to forget all those unspoken feelings that were
never spent on those who understand that love deserves 
respect and not your sordid meaning 

Don't know what to tell you now
It's never really what they tell you now
Don't know what to tell you now
Not really what they tell you now 
Don't know what to tell you now
It ain't really what they tell you now
Don't know what to tell you now
It ain't really what they tell you now

My only regret is that I never took the time to forget all those unspoken feelings that were
never spent on those who understand that love deserves respect and not your sordid meaning 

I never ever took the time to forget

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GHOST quietly released a greatest hits album with one very rare track (video/spotify link)

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Ghost's new '13 Commandments' compilation includes "Zenith" a b-side from the 'Meliora' vinyl release, which was previously unavailable on streaming services.

Phantom Of The Opera – an Iron Maiden cover taken from Ghost's latest release, the Phantomime EP – also appears on 13 Commandments.

Ghost finished touring to promote their 2022 album, Impera, in October.

In a recent interview with Hammer, singer and mastermind Tobias Forge (AKA Papa Emeritus) announced his desire to use footage recorded at Ghost's two September shows in Los Angeles to make a movie based on the band.

"We were essentially shooting a film, and we used two nights of crowds as extras… It's going to be a film with a concert element. So a lot of what you experienced [at the two LA shows] is going to be part of this project."

When asked if the Ghost film will be similar to Metallica's Through The Never, which combined concert footage with blockbuster-like action segments, Forge replied:  "In the sense that it's a concert with something else combined."

"We wish to inform you that these times call for a divine compilation of some of Ghost's most sinful psalms and the most observant shall find the wider release of Ghost's cult tune 'Zenith'. Ghost's 13 Commandments: so let it be written, so let it be done." - GHOST

01 – "Square Hammer"
02 – "Year Zero"
03 – "Mary On A Cross"
04 – "Call Me Little Sunshine"
05 – "Darkness At The Heart Of My Love"
06 – "Dance Macabre"
07 – "Rats"
08 – "Spillways"
09 – "Cirice"
10 – "If You Have Ghosts" (Roky Erickson cover)
11 – "He Is"
12 – "Zenith"

13 – "Phantom Of The Opera" 

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Pop Evil's Leigh Kakaty is obsessed w/ The Little Elf Wrapping Paper cutter and Football

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Leigh Kakaty from Pop Evil and Ronni Hunter catch up before the "Flesh & Bone" Tour rolls into the Bluestone on November 21, 2023. Leigh and Ronni discuss touring, writing, meeting fans and Leighs obsession w/ the 'Little Elf Christmas Wrap Cutter'

The tour also features "Fame On Fire" and "Lylvc" Part of The Blitzmas Concert Series! Tickets are on sale now at ticketmaster.com, but you can win a pair that INCLUDES 2 Meet & Greet passes, with Ronni during The big ass chunk of Nonstop Blitz Rock each afternoon this week.  

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UPDATE: Bands post has been deleted. (SLIPKNOT are parting ways with drummer Jay Weinberg)

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Possibly some backtracking by the band? Not sure. The original post has been taken down. I'll be over here with some popcorn....

[The statement is still up in the "News" section of their official website. A similar thing happened back in June when keyboardist Craig Jones was booted from the band, as they posted it on their social media and then removed the posts shortly afterwards.]

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Slipknot have parted ways with longtime drummer Jay Weinberg, as just announced on social media.

Jay played his final show with SLIPKNOT this past Friday (November 3) at the Hell & Heaven festival in Toluca, Mexico.

He is the son of longtime Bruce Springsteen drummer Max Weinberg. He toured as a drummer with Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, substituting for his father in 2009. 

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