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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON On Tour With JEFF YOUNG And CHRIS POLAND: 'This Is A Celebration, Not A Retaliation'

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) recently announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Ach...
August 7, 2022
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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'I Don't Believe That Grunge Killed Hair Metal'

STRYPER guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet has weighed in on the never-ending debate about how the rise of grunge in the early 1990s forced most hard rock bands off the radio and MTV, with album and tour sales plummeting. On Tuesday (August 2), the 59-year-old openly Christian rocker, who writes...
August 3, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON Says KINGS OF THRASH Tour Will Highlight 'Finer Details' Of MEGADETH's Early Songs

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has launched "The Killing Chronicles", a series of online recollections about the band's early days, including MEGADETH's first gigs and the making of the group's classic debut album, "Killing Is My Business… And Business Is Good!". The online series comes a we...
August 3, 2022
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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN On 'Of Kingdom And Crown': 'Most Of This Record Was Written At Three In The Morning'

In a new interview with El Cuartel Del Metal, MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn spoke about the lyrical inspiration for the band's tenth studio album, "Of Kingdom And Crown", which will be released on August 26 via Nuclear Blast/Imperium Recordings. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The...
July 29, 2022
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Did Grunge Kill 1980s Heavy Metal? PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD Weighs In

In a new interview with Andrew Daly of VWMusic, PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard was asked for his take on the long-running narrative that grunge killed the career of many hard rock and heavy metal musicians. He replied: "I think there's always renewal in the world, and with that renewal, comes new...
July 29, 2022
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DEE SNIDER Blasts Retroactive Censorship: 'You Can't Change The Past'

In a May 2022 interview with Spain's Hellpress, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider, who was famously called to testify before the U.S. Senate against the proposition to have warning labels be placed on albums deemed "offensive" to listeners, once again spoke about the rise of political correctness i...
July 27, 2022
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Forgotten In Space: The Noise Records Collection

Everybody loves a box set, even if the price of the damn things can often seem a little prohibitive. This frankly phenomenal VOIVOD set is plainly worth every last cent, however. Firstly, the records contained within are utterly unfuckwithable. Emerging from Quebec in the mid '80s, ostensibly as par...
July 27, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Members ELLEFSON, YOUNG And POLAND To Perform Entire 'Killing Is My Business' And 'So Far, So Good' Albums

Former MEGADETH members David Ellefson (bass) and Jeff Young (guitar) have announced the first four shows of the KINGS OF THRASH "The MEGA Years" tour. They will be joined at the dates by another former MEGADETH member, Chris Poland (guitar). KINGS OF THRASH, which also includes drummer Fred Aching...
July 27, 2022
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SLIPKNOT's MICHAEL PFAFF Injures Ankle, Vows To Keep Performing

SLIPKNOT's latest recruit, the multi-instrumentalist nicknamed Tortilla Man, has injured his ankle. It's unclear when the incident took place, but Michael Pfaff shared an Instagram photo on Sunday (July 24) of his bandaged left leg, and he included the following caption: "SLIPKNOT….if you don't get...
July 25, 2022
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Watch: RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's TOM MORELLO Gets Accidentally Knocked Off Stage By Security In Toronto

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE guitarist Tom Morello got knocked off the stage during the band's concert in Toronto Saturday night (July 23). The incident happened during the final song, "Killing In The Name", of RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE's set at the Scotiabank Arena. After a fan (in a red shirt) sprinted...
July 24, 2022
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Watch JUDAS PRIEST's Entire Performance In Bratislava, Slovakia

Fan-filmed video of JUDAS PRIEST's July 21 performance at NTC Aréna in Bratislava, Slovakia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. One Shot At Glory 02. Lightning Strike 03. You've Got Another Thing Comin' 04. Freewheel Burning 05. Turbo Lover 06. Hell Patrol 07. The Sentinel 08....
July 23, 2022
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HANOI ROCKS Guitarist ANDY MCCOY Calls NIKKI SIXX A Liar, Says MÖTLEY CRÜE Are 'F***ing Ripoffs' For Coming Out Of Retirement

HANOI ROCKS guitarist Andy McCoy has once again slammed MÖTLEY CRÜE over their account of HANOI drummer Nicholas "Razzle" Dingley's death and CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx's heroin overdose, as published in CRÜE's best-selling band autobiography, "The Dirt: Confessions of the World's Most Notorious Rock B...
July 23, 2022
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NORMA JEAN Shares Music Video For New Single 'Sleep Explosion'

NORMA JEAN will release a new album, "Deathrattle Sing For Me", on August 12 via Solid State Records. The official music video for the second single, "Sleep Explosion", can be seen below. "Destruction is a variant of completion," says vocalist Cory Brandan. "We were nearing the end of a tour in Janu...
July 22, 2022
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MEGADETH Releases New Song 'Night Stalkers' Featuring ICE-T

The official music video for "Night Stalkers", a brand new song from MEGADETH, can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by iconic rapper Ice-T, is taken from the band's sixteenth studio album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", which will arrive on September 2 via UMe. Crea...
July 22, 2022
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MEGADETH Teases Music Video For 'Night Stalkers' Featuring ICE-T

"Night Stalkers", the new music video from MEGADETH, will premiere this Friday, July 22 at 10 a.m. EDT / 7 a.m. PDT. The song is taken from MEGADETH's sixteenth studio album, "The Sick, The Dying… And The Dead!", which will arrive on September 2 via UMe. Featuring twelve new tracks, "The Sick, The D...
July 20, 2022