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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: 'The First Song I Learned On Guitar'

In the latest Jackson "First Song I Learned on Guitar" clip for #metalmonday, SEPULTURA guitarist Andreas Kisser shares his recollections of getting hooked on guitar, his first guitar and how he learned to play the instrument. "Listening to albums is where I really trained my ear," Kisser said. "I studied acoustic guitar and Brazilian music, ...

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Bassist LEXXI FOXX Quits STEEL PANTHER

Bassist Lexxi Foxx has left California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER. The band announced Foxx's departure in a tongue-in-cheek social media post earlier today (Saturday, July 17). STEEL PANTHER wrote: "The End of an Era "The great pandemic of 2020-2037 has affected all of us. For some though, it has opened doors of opportunity and ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Sings JOURNEY's 'Don't Stop Believin'' With STEEL PANTHER At Wisconsin's ROCK FEST (Video)

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna joined STEEL PANTHER on stage on Thursday, July 15 at the Rock Fest in Cadott, Wisconsin to perform a cover version of the JOURNEY classic "Don't Stop Believin'". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Concert Mania"). Two months ago, Belladonna told "The Johnny ...

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'Fender 75 Years': Official History Of Legendary Guitar And Amp Maker Coming In September

Ubiquitous in the music world, Fender guitars and amplifiers are also icons in popular culture, their shapes and sounds instantly recognizable. Authoritatively written and lavishly illustrated, "Fender 75 Years" (Motorbooks, September 21, 2021) is the officially licensed anniversary celebration of the company and its legendary instruments. From Fender's first instrument — a lap steel guitar ...

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Give Us Life - SPACE CHASER

After two widely praised albums established them as a vicious new force in German thrash, SPACE CHASER are audibly well-equipped for their first big label full-length. METAL BLADE clearly know their stuff, and "Give Us Life" delivers the kind of no-nonsense, undiluted thrash assault that, for those sworn to the steel, is entirely irresistible. And ...

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SAXON's New Album Gets Official Release Date

British heavy metal legends SAXON will release their new album on February 4, 2022. The LP's arrival date was announced by SAXON singer Biff Byford in a video message earlier today. "I'm just about to sign off on the last mix from [producer] Andy Sneap, so it should be ready real soon," Biff stated about ...

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JESSE LEACH Was 'Super Insecure' About Rejoining KILLSWITCH ENGAGE After HOWARD JONES's Exit

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach spoke to the "Talk Toomey" podcast about his decision to collaborate with the band's former vocalist Howard Jones on "The Signal Fire", a song from KILLSWITCH's latest album, "Atonement". He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When I initially [re]joined [KILLSWITCH in 2012], I was super insecure about [stepping in after ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Announces Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Solo Tour

ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS vocalist Myles Kennedy will embark on a 15-city U.S. solo tour later this summer. Support on the trek will come from Tyler Bryant. Myles said: "Happy to be hitting the road with the full band and our friend Tyler Bryant as support." Public on-sale begins ...

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How RONNIE JAMES DIO Popularized 'Devil's Horns' Hand Gesture

In a new interview with Rolling Live Studios, Ronnie James Dio's former wife and longtime manager Wendy Dio spoke about how he popularized the the so-called "devil's horns" hand gesture. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "A lot of people claim that it was theirs, and it's okay. It wasn't Ronnie's. It's an old Italian ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Title Track Released

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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DEE SNIDER Joined By MARK MENDOZA For Performance Of TWISTED SISTER's 'Under The Blade' At Long Island Concert (Video)

Dee Snider was joined by his TWISTED SISTER bandmate Mark "The Animal" Mendoza on stage during Dee's concert last night (Friday, June 11) at Stereo Garden in Patchogue, New York for a performance of the band's classic song "Under The Blade". Video footage of Mark's appearance can be seen below. According to Dee, the capacity ...

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RUSH Artist HUGH SYME To Open New Exhibit In Texas

Hugh Syme, a legendary artist renowned for creating iconic album covers and artwork for rock legends including RUSH, DREAM THEATER, AEROSMITH, QUEENSRŸCHE, IRON MAIDEN, BON JOVI, ALICE COOPER and WHITESNAKE, will open a new exhibit in Texas at Austin's Ao5 Gallery. The exhibit, which will include more than 20 of Syme's works, will open with ...

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L.A. RATS Feat. NIKKI SIXX, ROB ZOMBIE, JOHN 5 And TOMMY CLUFETOS: 'I've Been Everywhere' Animated Music Video Available

Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Rob Zombie, John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) and Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, ROB ZOMBIE) recently joined forces in a new project called L.A. RATS. The quartet came together expressly to record a cover of "I've Been Everywhere" for the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "The Ice Road". "I've ...

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CANDLEMASS, DARK ANGEL, RIOT V, CIRITH UNGOL To Headline Houston's 'Hell's Heroes' Festival

On Saturday, April 22 and Sunday, April 23, 2022, a worldwide contingent of music fans will convene at Houston's White Oak Music Hall as Pegstar Concerts presents the Hell's Heroes festival. The two-day music fest will showcase a hand-picked selection of international underground metal bands that includes both seminal, genre-pioneers, highly regarded modern-day groups and ...

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