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REX BROWN On PANTERA's Return: 'We're Having The Time Of Our Lives'

Premier Guitar has posted a 50-minute rig rundown with PANTERA bassist Rex Brown and guitarist Zakk Wylde. Check it out below. Speaking about PANTERA's ongoing world tour, Rex said: "We're having the time of our lives out here. Philip [Anselmo, PANTERA singer] and I said, when it started, it's, like...
February 29, 2024
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ALEX VAN HALEN Says His 'Brothers' Book Is Love Letter To EDDIE VAN HALEN: 'I Was With Him From Day One'

VanHalenStore.com has shared the first details about "Brothers", the new book from legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen. Due on October 22 via HarperCollins Publishers, the 384-page book is categorized under "Biography & Autobiography" and currently has a list price of $32.00. In this inti...
February 29, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST Releases Music Video For 'The Serpent And The King' From Upcoming 'Invincible Shield' Album

British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST have released the official music video for "The Serpent And The King", the fourth single from their upcoming studio album, "Invincible Shield". You can check it out below. JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford told Zane Lowe of Apple Music 1 about "The Serpent And...
February 29, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Says It Would Be 'Nice' If DREAM THEATER Could Bring Back 'Crazy' Setlist Ideas For Upcoming Shows

In a January 29, 2024 interview with the "Pure Saturation" radio show, drummer Mike Portnoy was asked if he will go back to preparing a different setlists for every DREAM THEATER concert now that he is once again playing with the band or if he will "kind of have to just see how it is for a little bi...
February 28, 2024
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'I Don't Think SONS OF APOLLO And DREAM THEATER Can Coexist At The Same Time'

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked if his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO, which also features guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),ke...
February 28, 2024
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SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, PANTERA And JUDAS PRIEST Set For 2024 AFTERSHOCK Festival

Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest lineup yet. The four-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER — one of only three shows in nearly...
February 28, 2024
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THE DAMNED Announces Spring 2024 North American Tour With Return Of Drummer RAT SCABIES

THE DAMNED has announced a 10-date North American tour for May and June 2024, bringing the band's '80s lineup back together with the return of Rat Scabies for the first time in America in 35 years. David Vanian, Captain Sensible, Rat Scabies and Paul Gray will play shows across the USA, the first ti...
February 28, 2024
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Doomed Forever Forever Doomed

Depending on your perspective, the re-recording of classic albums by contemporary artists is either a neat way to pay tribute to the greats or an utterly pointless exercise. Fortunately, ZAKK WYLDE has such a natural connection to the original BLACK SABBATH line-up's esteemed catalogue that, frankly...
February 28, 2024
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DEF LEPPARD Celebrates 40th Anniversary Of 'Pyromania' With Deluxe Expanded Edition

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of their iconic album "Pyromania", veteran British rockers DEF LEPPARD will release a deluxe expanded edition in April 2024. Fans can listen to "Photograph - Rough Mix Version (Unfinished Vocal)" on all streaming platforms on March 1. The track is an unreleased demo...
February 28, 2024
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ZAKK WYLDE On Playing With Reformed PANTERA: 'It's A Beautiful Thing, Man'

In a new interview with Chuck Armstrong of Loudwire Nights, Zakk Wylde was asked about his involvement with the reformed PANTERA, in which he is joined by the band's surviving members Philip Anselmo (vocals) and Rex Brown (bass),alongside ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante. The guitarist said (as tran...
February 28, 2024
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The Mandrake Project

26 years ago, Bruce Dickinson released one of the greatest metal albums of the '90s. It was called "The Chemical Wedding", and it was seriously fucking heavy. Sandwiched between 1997's similarly monstrous "Accident Of Birth" and 2005's diverse and dynamic "Tyranny Of Souls", the IRON MAIDEN frontman...
February 27, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Explains Why He Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Center earlier in the m...
February 27, 2024
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TONY KAKKO On SONATA ARCTICA's Return To Power Metal On 'Clear Cold Beyond': 'It Was Like Riding A Bike'

By David E. Gehlke Finland's SONATA ARCTICA were on a four-album winning streak by the time the touring cycle for 2004's "Reckoning Night" concluded. With countrymen STRATOVARIUS consumed by lineup instability, SONATA ARCTICA stepped up to the plate with a series of LPs that were shamelessly fast, o...
February 27, 2024
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MIKE PORTNOY Denies His Return To DREAM THEATER Had Anything To Do With SONS OF APOLLO's 'Demise'

Mike Portnoy has shot down the suggestion that his return to DREAM THEATER is the reason for the end of his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO, which also featured guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),keyboardi...
February 26, 2024
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METALLICA And BLACKENED Share 'The Core Of Collaboration' Episode Of 'The Blending Sessions' Video Series

Blackened master distiller and blender Rob Dietrich and METALLICA have shared "The Core Of Collaboration", a new episode in an exclusive series of conversations titled "The Blending Sessions" in which they reveal what goes into making music and whiskey. Tune in to learn more about their creative pro...
February 26, 2024