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SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has revealed via Twitter that he has “started working” on a covers album. He added: “[It] should be good practice for the eventual SYSTEM OF A DOWN album sometime in the future.”

At the conclusion of SYSTEM OF A DOWN‘s July 29 concert at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California, Dolmayan announced that the band would release a new studio album prior to the group’s next appearance in Los Angeles.

The following day, SYSTEM OF A DOWN singer Serj Tankian, shot down reports that the band is making plans to make a new studio album, telling fans in a Reddit Ask Me Anything session: “We really appreciate [the fact that the fans want a new studio album from us], but we have to make a record when we think it’s time, not anyone else,” Serj said.

“No, that is not true [that we have made plans to begin work on a new album],” he added. “A quick scan of press online will show that we have not yet agreed on a timetable for another record due to its time commitments.”

Tankian also addressed the series of statements that were posted in May on SYSTEM OF A DOWN bassist Shavo Odadjian‘s Facebook page in which Shavo directly blamed Serj for the band’s continued lack of new music, saying that the vocalist was holding the group back.

Shavo‘s comments have been redacted by the author,” Serj said. “The truth is above in my first answer.”

He continued: “I am not opposed to making a SYSTEM record at all. It just has to be the right time for us all in the band.”

Tankian recently released two albums through his Serjical Strike Records. “Orca”, Tankian‘s first true symphony, arrived on June 25, while July 23 saw the release of a collaborative jazz-inspired disc called “Jazz-iz Christ”.

SYSTEM OF A DOWN toured Europe throughout the month of August.

Tankian launched a series of solo orchestral tour dates on September 19 in Kiev, Ukraine.

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Support MOTÖRHEAD by hashtagging #InductMotorheadRRHOF and let the world know why YOU think that MOTÖRHEAD should be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame! Music celebs and bands like Duff McKagan, Anthrax, Danko Jones, Dio (on behalf of his camp), and more have already joined in supporting MOTÖRHEAD on Twitter, and you should […]

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KISS frontman Paul Stanley has confirmed via Twitter that his much-anticipated autobiography will be released next spring.

During an appearance on the “Sixx Sense” radio show hosted by MÖTLEY CRÜE/SIXX: A.M. bassist Nikki Sixx last November, Stanley, 61, was asked if he has read some of the other rock and roll autobiographies out there and whether he has plans to write a book of his own.

“This will come back to haunt me, because, of course, mine is in the works,” Stanley said.

“Autobiographies, for the most part, to me, are like writing a love letter to yourself,” he continued. “I mean, George Orwell said that the autobiography is the most outrageous form of fiction. How objective can you be when you are writing about yourself.

“I’ve seen people around me write books and somehow they’re always in the center of everything that happened, they were the one who made it happen. There’s been a lot of those books that didn’t really interest me much. I thought Duff‘s [McKagan] book was great. I think a book that just says, ‘Gee, aren’t I the greatest thing?’ And ‘I was smarter than everyone else.’…”

Asked how his book will be different from the other rock and roll autobiographies and whether his book will be “a history lesson in music,” Stanley said, “Well, everybody will tell you the same thing: ‘Well, my book is brutally honest.’ It’s a history lesson in music, but it’s also a history lesson in somebody taking themselves and making themselves into something they weren’t — taking a not-so-great deck of cards and winning at poker. So it’s good. I think it’s terrific. Especially, it’s funny, at this point, with the three other guys from the original lineup having written books. It’s kind of like, ‘OK, have you all said your piece? OK? Now let me tell you what happened.'”

In a 2007 interview with Australia’s TheAge.com.au, Stanley stated about the prospect of writing an autobiography, “Show me anyone who writes about themselves and doesn’t find themselves in the center of the universe? I have seen other people’s autobiographies and I had some questions about those.

“Tooting my own horn is of no interest to me … it takes you away from real life. It’s a waste and I don’t find a need to sing my own praises.”

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss‘ memoir, “Makeup To Breakup: My Life In And Out Of Kiss”, landed at position No. 7 on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best-sellers list. The book arrived last October via the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner.

Former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley‘s book, “No Regrets: A Rock ‘N’ Roll Memoir”, debuted on the New York Times “Hardcover Nonfiction” best sellers list at No. 10. The book, which was described as a look back at Ace‘s “life of sex, drugs, and rock and roll,” arrived on November 1, 2011 via Gallery Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster.

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Join DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen on his first official DEF LEPPARD Twitter fan question-and-answer session on Friday, September 27 at 4 p.m. EST. Rick will answer fans’ questions about DEF LEPPARD, “Viva! Hysteria”, DED FLATBIRD, his fine art or anything else on the fans’ minds.

Submit your questions on Twitter to @Def_Leppard with the hashtag #VIVAHysteria

How to participate:

* Log in to Twitter
* In the “What’s Happening” box on your profile, type your question.
* Add the hashtag #VIVAHysteria to your post and click “tweet”

Example: What is your favorite DEF LEPPARD song to play live? #VIVAHysteria

As drummer for the English hard rock band DEF LEPPARD, Rick Allen knows what it’s like to be on top of the musical world. After a near-fatal auto accident in 1984, he also knows what it’s like to completely lose his left arm to amputation — and the post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) that almost destroyed his will to live. “I didn’t know what my life would be like after that terrible day,” says Rick. “It was the darkest time in my life. And, even today, I still consider myself a work in progress.”

Rick began perfecting his use of a specially designed electronic drum kit so he could play with one arm. And perfect he did indeed; the resulting DEF LEPPARD album — “Hysteria” — sold more than 20 million copies worldwide.

Rick founded the Raven Drum Foundation, which provides drum circles to Wounded Warrior to help encourage healing from PTSD. Other efforts of Rick‘s foundation include Resiliency Radio, where he broadcasts programs geared toward rebuilding a healthy life. This includes interviews with WWP teammates and other warriors.

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British metallers SYLOSIS have reportedly been forced to drop off their North American tour with TRIVIUM, DEVILDRIVER and AFTER THE BURIAL after being involved in a serious RV accident last night. DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara broke the news via Twitter, explaining that SYLOSIS “ran into the back of a tractor trailer full speed” and “totaled the RV,” landing three of the members of the band in a local hospital. He added: “My thoughts go out to those guys. This is so sad! Send positive thoughts, everyone.”

SYLOSIS‘ latest album, “Monolith”, was recorded with Romesh Dodangoda in Wales at Monnow Valley Studio and was mastered by Jens Bogren (SOILWORK, AMON AMARTH, BLOODBATH) at Fascination Street Studios. The concept for the lyrics were loosely inspired by the Greek tale of Orpheus and Eurydice. The artwork was created this time around by Dan Goldsworthy (ACCEPT, HELL).

“Monolith” can be purchased on Amazon, iTunes and the Nuclear Blast webshop.

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Members of world-famous American rock band JOURNEY are set to play the national anthem before Arizona State University‘s football game against USC on September 28 at 7:30 p.m. in Tempe, Arizona.

Founding member and lead guitarist Neal Schon, accompanied by longtime keyboardist and backing vocalist Jonathan Cain, will play the anthem approximately 15 minutes prior to kickoff.

Schon, JOURNEY‘s only constant member, and Cain, who joined in 1980, co-wrote most of the band’s classic songs, including massive hit anthem “Don’t Stop Believin'”.

The Sun Devils‘ first home Pac-12 contest of the season is the second annual Maroon Monsoon game, and also Sun Devil Club Night and Family Weekend. Fans are encouraged to once again wear maroon and help get the word out via social media using the hashtag #MaroonMonsoon.

Tickets are on sale now and can be purchased online 24 hours a day at sundeviltickets.com, via phone at (480) 965-5812 or at the Sun Devil Stadium Ticket Office, located on the South side of Sun Devil Stadium at 500 East Veterans Way in Tempe. Be sure to follow @SunDevilTix on Twitter for all the latest news and announcements.

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Machine Head have been on our radar pretty frequently in 2013, but mostly due to Robb Flynn dressing up like a woman and then poking some fun at Avenged Sevenfold. This time it's actual Machine Head news, and good news at that! So first up we've got guitarist Phil Demmel posting on his Twitter regarding …

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Machine Head’s Robb Flynn and Phil Demmel

Machine Head are busy working on the follow-up to 2011′s epic Unto The Locust, and according to guitarist Phil Demmel, it’s all coming along nicely.

“Pretty sure we’re over the hump writing this record,” comments the man himself via Twitter. “Each song is a monster so far. So stoked!”

Get excited.

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A couple weeks ago Sebastian Bach revealed on Twitter that he was not just considered, but asked to replace Vince Neil in Motley Crue several years ago.

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