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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And ROBERT TRUJILLO Visit ENGELBERT STRAUSS Factory In Germany (Video)

METALLICA recently teamed up with the German workwear manufacturer Engelbert Strauss to launch a new collection of Strauss X Metallica workwear. To celebrate the new collection's launch, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo visited Engelbert Strauss's Strauss CI factory. A video recap of the...
July 2, 2022
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DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI Shares Drum-Cam Video Of 'Bridges In The Sky' Performance From 2022 European Tour

DREAM THEATER's Mike Mangini has shared a drum-cam performance video of the song "Bridges In The Sky" filmed at a show on the band's spring 2022 European tour. According to Mike, the clip is "chock full of imperfections and bad drummer faces, but it is the real sound in tone, rawness, groove, inflec...
July 1, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says It Was 'Time' To 'Move On' From DAVID ELLEFSON

Dave Mustaine says that "there had been enough stuff that had led up to" his decision to fire bassist David Ellefson from MEGADETH last year. Ellefson's exit from the band came in May 2021, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted on Twitter. At t...
June 29, 2022
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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Is 'Finally Happy In Life,' Says HEAD: 'He Just Got Into A Place Of Peace'

In a new interview with THE HAUNTED guitarist Ola Englund's YouTube channel, KORN guitarists James "Munky" Shaffer and Brian "Head" Welch were asked how they keep themselves "angry" enough to be able to come up with consistently aggressive music. Munky responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
June 28, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'Damage, Inc.' At Denmark's COPENHELL

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Damage, Inc." on June 15 at the Copenhell festival at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Whiplash 02. Creeping Death 03. Enter Sandman 04. Harvester Of Sorrow 05. Trapped Under Ice...
June 28, 2022
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RONNIE JAMES DIO's 80th Birthday To Be Celebrated At Special Event At Legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill

Ronnie James Dio would have turned 80 years old on July 10. To celebrate this historic day, the legendary Rainbow Bar & Grill on Sunset Boulevard in West Hollywood will host "At The Rainbow In The Dark", a special event for Dio family, friends, and fans, on July 7 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. PDT. The...
June 28, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'Enter Sandman' At Denmark's COPENHELL

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Enter Sandman" on June 15 at the Copenhell festival at Refshaleøen in Copenhagen, Denmark can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Whiplash 02. Creeping Death 03. Enter Sandman 04. Harvester Of Sorrow 05. Trapped Under Ic...
June 27, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MEGADETH's Entire Performance At This Year's HELLFEST

Professionally filmed video of MEGADETH's entire June 18 performance at Hellfest in Clisson, France can be seen below. Featured songs: 01:37 Hangar 18 06:55 Dread And The Fugitive Mind 11:24 The Threat Is Real 16:53 Angry Again 20:33 The Conjuring 26:17 Sweating Bullets 31:42 Conquer Or Die 34:55 Dy...
June 27, 2022
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TOOL Announces 'Fear Inoculum' 3-Disc, 180-Gram Vinyl Release

TOOL's critically acclaimed, Grammy Award-winning fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", will be made available as a three-disc, 180-gram vinyl release on August 5 via RCA Records. The collection, which is available for pre-order now, features new artwork from TOOL guitarist Adam Jones, and is housed in a tr...
June 27, 2022
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KORN Bassist FIELDY 'Wasn't Quite Ready' To Go Back On Tour, Says MUNKY

During a June 19 press conference at this year's Hellfest in Clisson, France, KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer was asked about the current status of the band's bassist, Reginald "Fieldy" Arvizu. Fieldy announced in June 2021 that he would sit out KORN's ongoing tour in order to "heal" after "fal...
June 26, 2022
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Watch: MARK TREMONTI Sings FRANK SINATRA Classics At Sold-Out Charity Concert

On May 14, Mark Tremonti — guitarist/singer-songwriter/founding member of the rock bands CREED, ALTER BRIDGE and TREMONTI — performed a set of Frank Sinatra classics with members of Frank's orchestra at The Abbey in Orlando, Florida. Video of the concert is available below. Last month, Tremonti rele...
June 25, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Will Forgive DAVID ELLEFSON But 'Won't Play Music With Him Anymore'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says that he won't play music with David Ellefson anymore, more than a year after firing the bassist from the band they formed together nearly four decades ago. Ellefson's exit came just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted...
June 24, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It Was Hard On Me Letting Him Go'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine says it was "hard" for him to fire David Ellefson more than a year ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter...
June 23, 2022
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MEGADETH Announces 'The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!' Album, Shares 'We'll Be Back' Single

MEGADETH will cap a summer of successful global touring with the release of its highly anticipated sixteenth studio album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", on September 2 via UMe. Featuring twelve new tracks, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!" will be made available on CD, vinyl, and cassette...
June 23, 2022
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TALAS To Release '1985' Album In September; 'Crystal Clear' Single Available

TALAS will release a new album, "1985", on September 23 via Metal Blade Records. The LP's latest single, "Crystal Clear", can be streamed below. Formed in the early 1970s and dissolved in 1985, TALAS may have never reached arena-headlining status but they were an integral part of the early 1980s har...
June 22, 2022