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GREG HOWE To Launch 'Lost And Found' North American Tour Next Month

Legendary guitarist Greg Howe will kick off his North American tour "Lost And Found" this July. The trek will feature tracks from his upcoming studio album, in addition to many of his classic fan favorites. The 2023 touring band features renowned bassist Stu Hamm (Steve Vai, Joe Satriani) and drumme...
June 7, 2023
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FOO FIGHTERS Share Music Video For 'Rescued' From 'Preparing Music For Concerts' Livestream

FOO FIGHTERS have shared a music video for their song "Rescued". The footage is taken from the "Preparing Music For Concerts" May 21 livestream, which included the reveal of a new drummer in Josh Freese. Freese was unveiled as the drummer during the livestream after comedic cameos by Chad Smith of R...
June 7, 2023
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DEVILDRIVER's DEZ FAFARA On Increased Cost Of Post-Pandemic Touring: 'It's Insanity What's Happening'

In a new interview with the "Heavy Metal Mayhem" radio show, DEVILDRIVER and COAL CHAMBER frontman Dez Fafara spoke about the realities of post-pandemic touring, including increased travel expenses — gas, tour buses, hotels and flight costs. Dez said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The busine...
June 7, 2023
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Increased Cost Of Touring: 'It's About 45 Thousand Dollars A Day For Us Just To Sit Still'

In a new interview with The Jeremy White Show, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine spoke about the realities of post-pandemic touring, including increased travel expenses — gas, tour buses, hotels and flight costs. Asked how much more expensive it is for MEGADETH to tour nowadays, Dave said (as transcribe...
June 6, 2023
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Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS Explains Why He Performs BON SCOTT-Era Material

In an interview with Argentina's Urbana Play 104.3 FM which originally aired in September 2022 but has just been uploaded to original AC/DC singer Dave Evans's official YouTube channel, the 69-year-old musician spoke about the inclusion of AC/DC material in the setlist for his solo concerts. He said...
June 5, 2023
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M. SHADOWS: AVENGED SEVENFOLD Was Able To 'Break All The Rules' Of Music On 'Life Is But A Dream…' Album

In a new interview with Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows discussed the experimental nature of the band's latest album, "Life Is But A Dream…" Written and recorded over the span of four years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and AVENGED SEVENFOLD in Los Angeles and mi...
June 5, 2023
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Watch: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Celebrates 71st Birthday Onstage In Finland

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain, who turns 71 today (Monday, June 5),celebrated his birthday onstage with his bandmates during their concert last night (Sunday, June 4) at Nokia Arena in Tampere, Finland. An official video capturing the moment has been uploaded to MAIDEN's YouTube channel and can...
June 5, 2023
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Would DAVID ELLEFSON Rejoin MEGADETH If Asked: 'I'll Always Take The Call', He Says

In a new interview with the Loaded Radio podcast, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if he would consider returning to the band if he was ever asked again. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, look, I'm not the one who closed the door. [Laughs] You know what I mean...
June 5, 2023
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Picks JIMI HENDRIX As His 'Rock God'

JUDAS PRIEST's Richie Faulkner was the featured guest on BBC's "The Rock Show With Johnnie Walker" during the "Rock God" segment. Richie picked Jimi Hendrix and stated about his choice (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I still remember, as most of us do, the first time the sonic psychedelia lea...
June 5, 2023
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE To Appear At Gibson Garage's Second-Anniversary Celebration 'Garage Fest'

Leading global instrument brand Gibson will stage Garage Fest Wednesday, June 7 through Saturday, June 10 at the Gibson Garage (209 10th Ave. South #209) in downtown Nashville, Tennessee. Falling on the second anniversary of the opening of the Gibson Garage — Nashville's must-see destination for mus...
June 2, 2023
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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: New Single 'Stutter' Now Available

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),has shared a new song called "Stutter". The track is taken from EMPIRE STATE BASTARD's debut album, "Rivers Of Heresy", which will arrive on S...
June 2, 2023
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Watch: PHIL DEMMEL Plays With TESTAMENT In Pratteln, Switzerland During Spring 2023 European Tour

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel played his fourth show with TESTAMENT last night (Wednesday, May 31) at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland. Demmel is filling in for TESTAMENT's regular lead guitarist Alex Skolnick, who is sitting out some of the band's spring/summer 2023 Eur...
June 1, 2023
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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's Early Years: DAVE MUSTAINE 'Needed A Real Right-Hand Man Who Was Gonna Be There'

During an appearance on "Vox&Hops", the podcast hosted by Matt McGachy, frontman of extreme metal band CRYPTOPSY, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reflected on the band's early years, particularly how he survived the days of rock and roll debauchery and Sunset Strip excess of the late 1980...
June 1, 2023
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EMPIRE STATE BASTARD Feat. DAVE LOMBARDO: Debut Album 'Rivers Of Heresy' Due In September

EMPIRE STATE BASTARD, the extreme metal band founded by Simon Neil (BIFFY CLYRO) and Mike Vennart (BIFFY CLYRO live guitarist and solo artist, ex-OCEANSIZE),will release its debut album, "Rivers Of Heresy", on September 1 via Roadrunner. The LP will feature EMPIRE STATE BASTARD's debut single "Harv...
May 31, 2023
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Launches KRAMER Vanguard Guitar

Kramer, the original made-to-rock-hard guitar brand, has been setting trends with premium, performance-focused instruments since 1976. Kramer is proud to welcome Dave Mustaine, the legendary guitarist, vocalist, songwriter, and founder of the multi-platinum selling and Grammy Award-winning band MEGA...
May 30, 2023