Ray Burton, Father Of Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton, Passes Away

Ray Burton, the father of late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton, has sadly passed away at the age of 94. His daughter Connie confirmed the sad news on Facebook:

“To let you all know that my Dad died last Wednesday. Rest in peace 🙏❣️💔 Dad.”

Diamante Premieres New Song “Obvious”

Diamante has premiered a new single titled “Obvious.” You can check out a lyric video for that below:

Diamante commented:

“‘Obvious’ is about the suffering that comes with unrequited love, and knowing that no amount of success, character, charm or beauty will ever be enough to keep this person. It’s about the pain of watching someone slip away from your grasp, for somebody else, right before your very eyes.”

She also added:

“This release is especially exciting because it’s my first independent release in five years. Now that I’m no longer signed to a label, I’ve realized the endless possibilities that come with this new freedom. At first I felt overwhelmed, but now I feel empowered to be able to take the risks I have always wanted to take, make the music I’ve always wanted to make, move unconventionally, and blaze my own blue trail.”

[via sidestagemagazine.com]

DJ Ashba (Sixx:A.M., Ex-Guns N’ Roses) Strikes Plea Deal In 2018 DUI Case

According to TMZ, DJ Ashba (Sixx:A.M., ex-Guns N’ Roses) has struck a plea deal after previously getting a DUI in Fairbury, Illinois back in July 2018. The guitarist pleaded guilty to one count of driving under the influence and a separate charge for running a stop sign was dropped. Ashba was sentenced to 24 months of court-supervised probation as well as 30 hours of community service. He also has to get alcohol treatment, pay a fine, and attend meetings where DUI victims tell their stories.

Butcher Babies Announce New Bassist & Guitarist

Butcher Babies have officially welcomed Ricky Bonazza and Andy James to the band. Bonazza has been recruited as a replacement for bassist Jason Klein, who exited the group last year, while James has been recruited as a second guitarist. The new lineup recently made their debut at the 2020 Dimebash in Santa Ana, CA.

The Bombpops Premiere “Notre Dame” Music Video

The Bombpops have premiered a new video for their new song “Notre Dame.” This track is from the band’s new album “Death In Venice Beach,” which will be released on March 13.

Jen Razavi said the following about the song:

“I’ve always loved the idea of souls being here together in past lives and the notion that space and time have never really mattered. I saw Notre Dame in flames on the news and immediately sat down to write a song. It was the exact imagery I needed to convey a theme I had been exploring about knowing someone so deeply before ever meeting them. A centuries-old cathedral in flames became a perfect representation.”

Poli van Dam also added the following about the record:

“I want people to feel this dark, uneasy feeling. I went to rehab right when we were finalizing the mixes and stuff, and so listening back to the songs when I was in rehab, I’m like, ‘Oh shit, I was going through some stuff without even realizing how dark everything was and how shitty of a place I was in.”

“Death In Venice Beach” Track Listing:

01. “Dearly Departed”
02. “Double Arrows Down”
03. “Zero Remorse”
04. “Notre Dame”
05. “Sad to Me”
06. “Can’t Come Clean”
07. “Blood Pact”
08. “In the Doghouse”
09. “13 Stories Down”
10. “Radio Silence”
11. “House on Fire”
12. “Southbound Stranger”

Tour Dates:

With Tightwire & Billy Liar:

03/19 Minneapolis, MN – 7th St Entry
03/20 Madison, WI – Barley Pop Live
03/21 Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
03/22 Cleveland, OH – Beachland
03/24 Detroit, MI – Loving Touch
03/25 London, ON – Call The Office
03/26 Toronto, ON – Bovine Sex Club
03/27 Montreal, QC – Turbo Haus

With MakeWar & Pass Away:

03/28 Boston, MA – Hong Kong
03/29 Asbury Park, NJ – AP Brewery
03/30 Norfolk, VA – The Taphouse
03/31 Baltimore, MD – Sidebar
04/01 Altoona, PA – McGarvey’s
04/02 Philadelphia, PA – Kung Fu Neck Tie
04/03 Pittsburgh, PA – Smiling Moose
04/04 Brooklyn, NY – Saint Vitus