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Watch FRANKIE BANALI's Funeral Service

A public funeral service for QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was held on Monday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. The entire event was livestreamed to the public and a playback is available for viewing below. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played ...

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JASON NEWSTED Recalls Concert That Was 'Personally Huge' For METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of Bill Burr's "Monday Morning" podcast, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was asked if there was a particular concert that stood out in his mind as being particularly memorable. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The ones that have been glorified over time and sensationalized, like the big ...

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Late QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI: A Video Tribute

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has shared a six-and-half-minute video tribute to the band's late drummer Frankie Banali, who died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. You can watch it below. As previously reported, a public funeral service for Banali — who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Debuts His 'Guitar Dance Music' Solo Show In Wisconsin: Video, Photos

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba played his first headlining show as a solo performer — under the ASHBA banner — last night (Friday, November 12) at Green Bay, Wisconsin's Epic Event Center. ASHBA's sound sees the 48-year-old guitarist melding hard rock and electronic influence to produce a genre he's dubbed ...

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Watch METALLICA Play First Set At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of METALLICA's November 12 performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Whiplash 02. Ride The Lightning 03. Harvester Of Sorrow 04. Cyanide 05. The Memory Remains 06. One 07. Frantic 08. Moth ...

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METALLICA And Clothing Brand WOLVERINE Introduce Encore Collaboration

Wolverine and METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) are coming together to celebrate and support America's future workforce with a new collaboration collection benefiting the Metallica Scholars Initiative. The collaboration will feature an all-new limited-edition assortment of three Wolverine boots, a hoody, and beanie, as well as a graphic t-shirt with art by METALLICA ...

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METALLICA To Release 40th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Ring

Commemorating 40 years of METALLICA, the band will release a special extremely limited ring, only 40 of which will be made. These 40 rings will be made to order, crafted from silver, and hand-numbered 1 through 40. Each will feature engravings of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted. ...

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SCORPIONS Release Official Music Video For New Single 'Peacemaker'

SCORPIONS have released the official music video for their new single, "Peacemaker". The track, which features music courtesy of guitarist Rudolf Schenker and bassist Pawel Maciwoda and lyrics by singer Klaus Meine, is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "Rock Believer", due on February 25, 2022 (postponed from the previously announced February 11). Meine ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Releases Music Video For His Cover Of Italian Folk Classic 'Bella Ciao'

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has released the official music video for his new single, "Bella Ciao". Produced by Ashba, the reimagined track gives a modern day EDM-driven makeover to the Italian folk classic, complemented by DJ's signature guitar work, creating a dance/rock hybrid called GDM (Guitar Dance Music). The ...

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METALLICA Plays 'Intimate' Concert In Hollywood, Florida (Video)

METALLICA played an "intimate" concert last night (Thursday, November 4) at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida. Tickets (priced $130-$380) for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on on July 30 and quickly sold out. Support at the Hollywood gig came from Orlando metallers TRIVIUM. METALLICA's setlist was as follows: ...

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Listen To New SCORPIONS Single 'Peacemaker'

SCORPIONS have released their new single, "Peacemaker". The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "Rock Believer", which will be issued on February 25, 2022 (postponed from the previously announced February 11). The accompanying music video will follow tomorrow. Singer Klaus Meine commented: "The first thing that came to ...

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Ex-DEATH Members STEVE DIGIORGIO, BOBBY KOELBLE And KELLY CONLON Added To CHUCK SCHULDINER Tribute Concerts

Former DEATH members will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the passing of the band's mastermind Chuck Schuldiner by playing two special shows in Florida next month. James Murphy (guitar) and Terry Butler (bass) will perform DEATH's classic third album, "Spiritual Healing" (1990), in its entirety under the LIVING MONSTROSITY banner, while Steve DiGiorgio (bass), Bobby ...

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SCORPIONS Unveil 'Rock Believer' Album Cover Artwork

SCORPIONS have unveiled the cover artwork for their 19th studio album, "Rock Believer", which will be issued on February 25, 2022 (postponed from the previously announced February 11). The LP's first single, "Peacemaker" will arrive tomorrow (Thursday, November 4), with the accompanying music video following a day later. During the pandemic the band retreated to ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI On 'A View From The Top Of The World': 'If You're A DREAM THEATER Fan, You're Going To Like This Album'

In a new interview with Japanese music critic and radio personality Masa Ito of TVK's "Rock City", DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci spoke about the initial fan reception to the band's fifteenth studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which came out on October 22 via InsideOut Music/Sony Music. "It's funny. Whenever ...

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