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JAY WEINBERG Reflects On His First Official SLIPKNOT Drum Set

Jay Weinberg has reflected on his first official SLIPKNOT touring drum kit, created six years ago by SJC Custom Drums, the Dudley, Massachusetts company started by brothers Scott and Mike Ciprari. Weinberg took to his Instagram earlier today to share a few photos of his pre-SLIPKNOT drum set, as well as what became his SLIPKNOT ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Would Rejoin JOURNEY 'In A Heartbeat'

Deen Castronovo says that he would have rejoined JOURNEY "in a heartbeat" if he had been asked to come back to the band. Castronovo's 17-year tenure with JOURNEY ended in 2015 when the group fired him after his arrest for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée (including physical abuse, coercion, and unlawful use ...

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DINO CAZARES Celebrates 30 Years Of FEAR FACTORY With Help From DEVIN TOWNSEND, ROBB FLYNN, Others

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares has uploaded a 10-minute video in which a number of other notable musicians and music industry personalities congratulate the band on its 30th anniversary. Among the people featured in the clip are Robb Flynn (MACHINE HEAD), Devin Townsend, Tony Campos (STATIC-X), Mark Hunter (CHIMAIRA), Shaun Glass (REPENTANCE), Hernan "Eddie" Hermida ...

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EUROPE Performs 'Firebox' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE recently launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The second performance, a ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Looks Back On The Day METALLICA Fired DAVE MUSTAINE

In a brand new interview with MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian recalled being present at METALLICA's rehearsal studios in Jamaica, Queens, New York in April 1983 shortly after the James Hetfield fronted-act fired Dave Mustaine just days before METALLICA began recording its debut album. ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Music Is 'Incredibly Fierce', Compares Some Songs To 'Painkiller'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Mark Strigl and John "Ostronomy" Ostrosky of Talking Metal about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature guitarist Richie Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist ...

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EUROPE Peforms 'Got To Have Faith' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE has launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday, starting October 23 and running for five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Producer/Touring Guitarist ANDY SNEAP Says GLENN TIPTON Will Still Be 'A Major Part' Of Band's Next Studio Album

JUDAS PRIEST producer and touring guitarist Andy Sneap says that the band's Parkinson's disease-suffering axeman Glenn Tipton will still be "a major part" of PRIEST's next studio album. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than six years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in ...

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BUCKCHERRY Announces Live Concert Stream

As with most touring artists, BUCKCHERRY's 2020 touring plans were upended in March with the onset of the coronavirus. The band was forced to postpone or cancel close to 75 shows. On November 11 at 5 p.m. EST, BUCKCHERRY will premiere a live show in partnership with the streaming platform LiveXLive Media. The 75-minute performance ...

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What Makes A 'Perfect' JUDAS PRIEST Album? ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent Book Soup virtual event hosted by Rolling Stone's Kory Grow, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford elaborated on his comment in his autobiography "Confess" where he referred to "British Steel" and "Painkiller" as PRIEST's "masterpieces." Asked what makes a "perfect" PRIEST album, Halford said (see video below): "It's the same as like the ...

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Video: QUIET RIOT Plays First Concert After FRANKIE BANALI's Death

Fan-filmed video footage of QUIET RIOT's first concert after drummer Frankie Banali's death can be seen below. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), played on October 9 at at the Grand Stage Amphitheater near Urich, Missouri. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, ...

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EUROPE Announces 'Friday Nights With Europe The Band', A Visual Series Of Songs Recorded During Lockdown

EUROPE has announced the release of a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers will broadcast every Friday, starting October 23 running five weeks, special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually ...

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Ex-AMON AMARTH Drummer FREDRIK ANDERSSON Once Again Accuses His Former Bandmates Of Ripping Him Off

Ex-AMON AMARTH drummer Fredrik Andersson has blasted his former bandmates for allegedly being "perfectly fine erasing" his 17-year stint with the group and preventing him from getting his "rightful share of the rights and publishing" to the AMON AMARTH recordings he appears on. Andersson was fired from AMON AMARTH in March 2015, just as the ...

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ROB HALFORD Says New JUDAS PRIEST Songs Are 'Monsters': 'Even In A Very Rough, Primitive Stage, They're Great'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford spoke to Animal House Radio about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to "Firepower" album. Released in March 2018, "Firepower" was the second LP to feature Richie Faulkner, who was selected to fill the void left by founding guitarist K.K. Downing following his exit in 2011. ...

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