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+LIVE+ Celebrates 25 Years Of “Throwing Copper” With Limited Edition Vinyl Release

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The Press Release:
On October 4, in celebration of the 25th anniversary of LIVE’s groundbreaking sophomore album Throwing Copper, Radioactive/MCA/UMe will release a vinyl version of the multi-platinum-selling album in two configurations, a standard black 2LP as well as a limited-edition red vinyl + olive green vinyl. The vinyl releases are in addition to the already available Super Deluxe 25th Anniversary Throwing Copper box set edition, deluxe digital version, as well as a standalone 1CD set. Order Throwing Copper now here.

First released on April 26, 1994, Throwing Copper transformed LIVE into one of the most lyrically impactful and instrumentally powerful bands of the modern alternative-rock era. Topping the Billboard 200 Albums chart a year after its debut, Throwing Copper also features two No. 1 Modern Rock singles (“Lightning Crashes,” “Selling The Drama”) and has since been certified 8x multiplatinum by the RIAA, selling over 8 million copies.

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Slayer Sponsorship Pulled From Upcoming NASCAR Race

Hey remember last week when we talked about the Slayer NASCAR Car? You don’t? Well, if you didn’t you can click HERE to see what I mean but it doesn’t seem to matter anymore as you will learn by the latest news about this.

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The Press Release:
Last week, Slayer announced that it had joined Rick Ware Racing as the primary sponsor for the No. 54 entry at tomorrow’s Bristol Motor Speedway. Today, reportedly due to reactionary concerns from other long-time participating sponsors, Slayer has been pulled as the primary sponsor, and all Slayer signage has been removed from the car that was to be piloted by Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series veteran, JJ Yeley. The incontrovertible PODS Moving & Storage will now sponsor that car. After nearly 40 years, Slayer apparently remains as terrifying to some as ever.

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L-R: Paul Bostaph, Kerry King, Gary Holt, Tom Araya
CHICAGO, ILLINOIS-FEBRUARY 19,2016: Slayer portraits photographed at The Riveria Theatre in Chicago, Illinois on February 19, 2016.
© Gene Ambo

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PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’m going to get on a soapbox and say that with so many more important things to be concerned about like rampant gun violence, gender and racial inequality and hatred along with all of the political vitriol that seems to consume the Facebook and Twitter feeds these days that people need to chill the eff out about a band sponsoring a racing car. Dear other close-minded sponsors…..Slayer was not going to convert you to the Dark Lord or eat your children during the race. Please get a grip on yourselves. Slayer fans should do some digging and find out who complained and send angry letters to these companies Facebook Pages or stop using the products they are responsible for. Remember my friends, the power of being a consumer is a very good one and companies don’t like to be hit in their fat wallets. That’s all I have to say about the matter and about the race that I wasn’t going to be watching anyway. Don’t forget that Slayer is now on their “The Final Campaign” of a tour and that means the end is nigh for the bands storied career. Dates and more can be found HERE so don’t miss out because that will be it. Feel free to chime in with your own soapboxing if you like but don’t get too crazy since we are a mostly all-ages appropriate kind of a Metal site.

Official Websites:
Slayer: http://www.slayer.net

Beastie Boys To Release Anniversary Colored Vinyl In October

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The Press Release:
On October 4, 2019, a series of limited edition colored vinyl will be released to mark the anniversaries of Beastie Boys’ Paul’s Boutique (30th anniversary), Ill Communication (25th anniversary), including the Root Down EP, and To The 5 Boroughs (15th anniversary). All versions are pressed on 180gram vinyl and can be pre-ordered here.

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Paul’s Boutique 30th Anniversary (2LP Violet Colored Vinyl):
To mark the 30th anniversary of Beastie Boys’ 1989 landmark second album, Paul’s Boutique will be released as a 2LP set pressed on standard black vinyl as well as limited edition violet colored vinyl.

Recorded in Los Angeles with a sample-based Dust Brothers production, Paul’s Boutique marked a giant creative leap forward for Adrock, Mike D and MCA. Ranking high on critic’s lists including Pitchfork’s “Top 100 Albums of the 1980s,” Time Magazine’s “100 Greatest Albums of All TIME” and Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time,” Paul’s Boutique went on to sell over 2 million albums.
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Mr. Bungle Add Additional Shows in NY, LA & San Francisco  

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It was only a couple of days ago when I discussed the return of Mr. Bungle and since this was so new as far as touring news you should have seen it. If not just click HERE for the full official run down that was revealed before this update. Let’s take a look and please bear in mind that some of the information is repeated from the other announcement.

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The Press Release:
Due to overwhelming demand, Mr. Bungle have added an additional night to each of their previously announced The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny performances in Los Angeles, San Francisco and New York.

The dates, which feature the Eureka-born band performing their 1986 demo in its entirety, mark both the first time Mr. Bungle has performed in close to 20 years and the first time these songs have been played live in over 30 years.

Original Mr. Bungle members Trevor Dunn, Mike Patton, and Trey Spruance will be joined by Scott Ian (Anthrax, S.O.D.) and Dave Lombardo (Dead Cross, Slayer, Suicidal Tendencies) for what is sure to be one of the most talked about musical moments of 2020.

Mr. Bungle plays The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny:
February 6: Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
February 7: Los Angeles, CA Fonda Theatre
February 8: San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre
February 10: New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
February 11: New York, NY Brooklyn Steel
February 13: San Francisco, CA Warfield Theatre

Tickets are on-sale this Friday, Aug. 16 at 10 am local time. There will be no additional cities added to this itinerary
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Dead & Company Adds Fall Concerts

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Fans of the continuing adventures of Dead & Company will be pleased as the proverbial punch at the news that a few additional tour dates have been announced for the fall. Check it out and don’t delay in securing tickets if you wish to see them.

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The Press Release:
Due to popular demand, DEAD & COMPANY – Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann, John Mayer, and Bob Weir, with Oteil Burbridge and Jeff Chimenti – will perform several concerts this fall on the East Coast. The shows – Thursday, October 31, & Friday, November 1, @ the world famous Madison Square Garden in New York and Friday, November 8, & Saturday, November 9, for the first time ever at Hampton Coliseum in Hampton, Virginia, follow Dead & Company’s 2019 Summer Tour, the band’s biggest yet.

Dead & Company Adds Fall Concerts:
Thursday, October 31: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Friday, November 1: New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
Friday, November 8: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
Saturday, November 9: Hampton, VA – Hampton Coliseum
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