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Ex-EXODUS Guitarist RICK HUNOLT: Why METALLICA Chose KIRK HAMMETT To Replace DAVE MUSTAINE

Former EXODUS guitarist Rick Hunolt was recently interviewed for EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza's Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube channel. During the chat, Rick, who joined EXODUS in 1983, several months after the departure of Kirk Hammett, was asked why he thinks METALLICA's James Hetfield and Lars...
November 24, 2022
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IAN GILLAN: Reunion With RITCHIE BLACKMORE 'Would Be Utterly Disrespectful' To DEEP PURPLE's Current Lineup

Ian Gillan says that a DEEP PURPLE reunion with Ritchie Blackmore would be "utterly disrespectful" to the current lineup of the band. Blackmore is a co-founder of DEEP PURPLE and wrote many of their most memorable guitar riffs, including "Smoke On The Water", but he has not played with the group sin...
November 23, 2022
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DIAMOND HEAD Guitarist Says METALLICA Covering His Band's Songs 'Has Been An Incredible Bonus'

DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early '80s thrash metal bands, in particular METALLICA, which recorded "Am I Evil?" as a B-side to their 1984 "Creeping Death" single and again included on the band's multi-platinum 1998 covers album "Garage Inc." METALLICA would record three additional DIAMOND...
November 23, 2022
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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Singer: '…And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's 'Darkest, Heaviest, Most Angry Record'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE recorded a cover version of "My Friend Of Misery" for Kerrang! magazine's "Metallica The Black Album: Covered" compilation a decade ago. Asked in a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", which other METALLICA song he would li...
November 22, 2022
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Eclipse Of The Dual Moons

Snapped up by SOUTHERN LORD before less scrupulous folk could get a look-in, HIGH COMMAND appeared fully formed on their 2019 debut "Beyond The Wall of Desolation". Forged in the fires of filthy thrash but equally fueled by hardcore punk's in-built hostility, it created epic grandeur from the simple...
November 22, 2022
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METALLICA's 'Helping Hands' Concert To Be Livestreamed On PARAMOUNT+

METALLICA's "Helping Hands Concert & Auction", which benefits the band's All Within My Hands foundation, will stream on Paramount+ in the U.S. and Canada on Friday, December 16, beginning at 5:30 p.m. PT. Taking place at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the third edition of the "Helping Han...
November 22, 2022
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DOKKEN To Release 'The Elektra Albums 1983 – 1987' Box Set In January

The four albums that made DOKKEN one of the 1980s' top rock bands are now being collected together as a box set (available in LP or CD formats) from BMG, "The Elektra Albums 1983-1987". Due on January 27, 2023, the limited-edition set will include DOKKEN's million-selling, worldwide-charting first f...
November 22, 2022
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Watch EVANESCENCE Perform With Eight-Year-Old Drummer CALEB HAYES In Glasgow

Eight-year-old Caleb Hayes joined EVANESCENCE on stage during the band's soundcheck last Thursday (November 17) at the OVO Hydro in Glasgow, United Kingdom to play the song "Take Cover". Video of the performance can be seen below. A couple of days later, EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt shared several...
November 21, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says 'It's Time For METALLICA To Step Up' And Organize Another 'Big Four' Concert

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has once again said that there should be at least one more "Big Four" concert. The so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — played together for the first time in history on June 16, 2010 in front of 81,000 fans at the Sonis...
November 21, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE Says METALLICA Didn't Pay Him His 'Fair Share' For Band's Early Songs

In a new interview with Greg Prato of Songfacts, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked to elaborate on his recent comment that he would like to collaborate again with METALLICA frontman James Hetfield. Asked if he actually discussed that with James, Dave said: "The last time we talked it didn't en...
November 21, 2022
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FRANK BELLO Opens Up About 'Medical Concern' Which Forced Cancelation Of Two ANTHRAX Shows On Summer 2022 Tour

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the cancelation this past August of two shows on the band's North American tour with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and HATEBREED. ANTHRAX called off dates in Dallas and Austin due to what at the time was being described as "a...
November 20, 2022
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Watch: JOHN BUSH Rejoins ARMORED SAINT On Stage After Sitting Out Shows Due To Respiratory Infection

ARMORED SAINT frontman John Bush rejoined his bandmates on stage last night (Saturday, November 19) at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania. It was his first full show back with the group after dealing with a bad respiratory infection for several days. Bush missed three shows on ARMORED SAINT's U...
November 20, 2022
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OZZY OSBOURNE Shares 'Storyboard Version' Video For 'Patient Number 9'

Ozzy Osbourne has shared the "storyboard version" video for the title track of his latest album, "Patient Number 9". The clip, which features storyboard art by Mary Landro and concept design by Todd McFarlane, can be seen below. To learn about what inspired the theme for the "Patient Number 9" album...
November 19, 2022
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ANTHRAX Bassist Is 'Pretty Proud' Of Material Band Has Written For Next Album

During an appearance on this past Wednesday's (November 16) episode of SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "For All Kings" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
November 19, 2022
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Ex-SLAYER Drummer JON DETTE Shares Drum Cover Of 'Killing Fields' As Part Of 'Big Four' Series

Drummer Jon Dette (TESTAMENT, SLAYER, ANTHRAX) has uploaded the latest in his "Big Four" drum-cover series: SLAYER's "Killing Fields". The clip, which can be seen below, follows his previously released videos for METALLICA's "Blackened" and ANTHRAX's "A.I.R.". The 52-year-old Dette played as a full...
November 19, 2022