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Ex-DANZIG Guitarist JOHN CHRIST Wanted KIRK HAMMETT's Job In METALLICA

Guitarist John Christ (born John Knoll),who left DANZIG in July 1995 after four albums and one EP, reflected on his exit from the band in a new interview with Guitar World magazine. Asked what led to his decision to move on from DANZIG, John said: "The band — Eerie Von, Chuck Biscuits and I — were...
February 6, 2023
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EXODUS's TOM HUNTING Opens Up About His Second Cancer Diagnosis: 'I'm Definitely One Of The Lucky Ones'

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", EXODUS's Tom Hunting opened up about the second type of cancer his doctors found while they were preparing to perform a surgery on him during his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomac...
February 5, 2023
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Will There Ever Be Another 'Big Four' Concert? Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Weighs In

In a new interview with BODS Mayhem Hour, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if he thinks another concert featuring the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH and ANTHRAX — could happen. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Look, SLAYER'...
February 4, 2023
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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Is Putting Together A 'Heavy' New Project

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted recently stopped by Gator 98.7 FM's Gator Garage for a VIP performance and question-and-answer session with the radio station's Jason and Franny. Asked what musical projects he is currently working on, Jason said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Actually,...
February 3, 2023
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EXODUS's TOM HUNTING: Why DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'Double Badass' As A Drummer

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", EXODUS's Tom Hunting was asked how he first got into drumming. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I originally played guitar a little bit; I just say 'dabbled.' I was left-handed — I a...
February 2, 2023
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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Releases Music Video For 'Jungle Love' From 'Hunting Party' Solo EP

Legendary thrash drummer Tom Hunting (EXODUS) has released a music video for "Jungle Love", his cover of the MORRIS DAY AND THE TIME classic from the film "Purple Rain". Darryl "DMC" McDaniels (RUN-DMC) actually wrote original lyrics for his part and Dan Lorenzo (HADES, NON-FICTION) came up with the...
February 1, 2023
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Life Of Late METALLICA Bassist CLIFF BURTON To Be Celebrated With Virtual Event On What Would Have Been His 61st Birthday

This year is the sixth annual Cliff Burton Day, as officially declared by Cliff's hometown of Castro Valley and the greater Alameda County. Continuing with tradition, host Nicholas Gomez will speak with Cliff's family and friends, about their personal memories and cherished time with Cliff. These st...
February 1, 2023
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OBITUARY's DONALD TARDY Defends Production On METALLICA's '…And Justice For All' Album: 'I Thought It Was Killer'

OBITUARY drummer Donald Tardy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. Speaking about METALLICA's classic 1988 album, "…And Justice For All", and the criticism that record has received for it...
January 18, 2023
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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says There Is No Chance Of More 'Big Four' Shows Happening Until At Least 2025

In a new interview with Metal Edge magazine, ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante and guitarist Scott Ian were asked if there is any chance of more "Big Four" shows happening, with EXODUS taking the place of SLAYER, which officially retired after playing its final concert more than three years ago. Ian r...
January 14, 2023
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TRACII GUNS Explains Decision To Narrate RANDY RHOADS Documentary Despite Late Guitarist's Family's Non-Involvement

L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns has explained his decision to narrate last year's "Randy Rhoads: Reflections Of A Guitar Icon", a documentary about legendary guitarist Randy Rhoads, despite the fact that the Rhoads family was not involved in the making of the film. Earlier today (Friday, January 13)...
January 13, 2023
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EXODUS's TOM HUNTING On Beating Stomach Cancer: 'Science Is Amazing'

In a new interview with Czech Republic's Backstage TV, EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting spoke about his appreciation for British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. Asked what comes to mind when he hears the words "JUDAS PRIEST", he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "An incredible body of work. A t...
January 11, 2023
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MARK TREMONTI: Why I Would Never Play Guitar For Reformed PANTERA

In a new interview with Ireland's Overdrive, ALTER BRIDGE and CREED guitarist Mark Tremonti was asked if he would step into Zakk Wylde's shoes for the PANTERA comeback shows if he was approached about it. He responded: "Hell no! [Laughs] A number of years ago, I was talking with Rex [Brown, PANTERA...
December 30, 2022
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STEVE VAI: 'I Can't Even Fathom What My Life Would Be Like Without JOE SATRIANI'

In a new interview with LifeMinute, Steve Vai reflected on studying under Joe Satriani as a youth and how those lessons inspired him musically from an early stage. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can't even fathom what my life would be like without him. When I was 12, a friend of mi...
December 27, 2022
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Former NEWSTED Members Launch New Band UNDERLORD

Former NEWSTED members Jessie Farnsworth (guitar, vocals) and Jesus Mendez Jr. (drums) have launched a new band called UNDERLORD. UNDERLORD's debut EP, "Groundbreaker", features six tracks and was mixed and mastered by Anthony Focx (AEROSMITH, "Guitar Hero - Metallica", NEWSTED),whom Farnsworth and...
December 19, 2022
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Watch: MARK TREMONTI Sings FRANK SINATRA Classics At London Concert

On December 15, 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 London, England's Indigo at The O2. Video of the concert is available below. In May, Tremont...
December 17, 2022