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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Says There Is 'No Rivalry' Between Him And YNGWIE MALMSTEEN

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has once again dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the...
October 2, 2022
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One Of MOTÖRHEAD Legend 'FAST' EDDIE CLARKE's Last-Ever Interviews Published In Its Entirety

A few short months before his untimely death in January 2018, MOTÖRHEAD guitarist "Fast" Eddie Clarke gave one of his most revealing interviews ever to Rock Candy magazine editor Howard Johnson. To celebrate the 40th anniversary of MOTÖRHEAD's fifth studio album, "Iron Fist", Rock Candy brings you t...
September 30, 2022
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METALLICA Announces Special Concert Honoring JONNY And MARSHA ZAZULA

METALLICA will celebrate the life, legacy, and achievements of Megaforce Records founder Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula and his wife Marsha Zazula with a special show at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida, on Sunday, November 6. Says METALLICA: "Jonny gave us our fir...
September 26, 2022
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SYMPHONY X Is Planning To Release New Studio Album In 2023

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen was asked what it was like for him and his bandmates to return to the road recently after a two-year break due to the global pandemic. He said: "The experience was legendary. I've gotta tell you how impre...
September 25, 2022
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WILLIE ADLER Is 'One Thousand Percent' Still A Member Of LAMB OF GOD, Says JOHN CAMPBELL

In a new interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast, LAMB OF GOD bassist John Campbell was asked if Willie Adler is still a member of LAMB OF GOD after former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel had filled in for the LAMB OF GOD guitarist at some of the Virginia meta...
September 22, 2022
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Is WILLIE ADLER's COVID-19 Vaccination Status The Reason He Has Missed International LAMB OF GOD Shows? PHIL DEMMEL Responds

At last month's Bloodstock Open Air festival, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel was asked by TotalRock if Willie Adler's COVID-19 vaccination status is the reason Phil has been filling in for the LAMB OF GOD guitarist at some of the Virginia metal band's recent non-U.S....
September 18, 2022
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MOTÖRHEAD Releases Live Version Of '(Don't Let 'Em) Grind Ya Down' From 1982 Glasgow Concert

MOTÖRHEAD's fifth album, 1982's "Iron Fist", will be re-released for its 40th anniversary in new deluxe editions on September 23. There will be hardback book-packs in two CD and triple LP formats, featuring a hammer fist blow, remaster of the original album, previously unreleased demo bonus tracks a...
September 14, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE On PHIL DEMMEL Filling In For WILLIE ADLER: 'He's A Phenomenally Talented Guy'

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel filled in for Willie Adler on nearly a dozen European LAMB OF GOD shows earlier this month. Demmel previously stepped in for Adler during LOG's January appearance on the ShipRocked cruise and in May for the Canadian portion of LAMB OF...
August 31, 2022
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Watch: VIO-LENCE Plays First Show With Fill-In Guitarist IRA BLACK

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE played their first show with guitarist Ira Black on Tuesday (August 9) at the Brutal Assault festival in Jaromer, Czech Republic. Fan-filmed video of the concert is available below (courtesy of Aviad Attia). Black, who grew up in the Bay Area an...
August 10, 2022
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Watch LAMB OF GOD Play First Concert Of Summer 2022 European Tour Without Guitarist WILLIE ADLER

LAMB OF GOD kicked off its summer 2022 European tour on Friday (August 5) at the Rockstadt Extreme Fest in Romania. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Earlier this week, it was announced that former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel would be filling in for Will...
August 6, 2022
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Ex-MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Says EXODUS Would Have To Be Included In Expanded 'Big Four'

In a brand new interview with Yes! You CAN Play Guitar!, former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked if the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — were ever expanded to a "Big Five," who would get the extra slot. He responded (as transcribed by BL...
August 5, 2022
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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of OVERKILL Performing 'Ironbound' At This Year's WACKEN OPEN AIR Festival

Professionally filmed video of OVERKILL performing the song "Ironbound" on August 4 at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. This past May, OVERKILL canceled its previously announced shows in U.K., Ireland and Germany "due to unforeseen circumstances.' The four-date run...
August 5, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD's WILLIE ADLER On His Absence From European Tour: 'I've Got Some Things That I Need To Be Home For'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Willie Adler has publicly addressed his absence from the band's summer 2022 European tour. Earlier this week, it was announced that former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel will be filling in for Adler on nearly a dozen European LAMB OF GOD shows later th...
August 4, 2022
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VIO-LENCE Recruits Guitarist IRA BLACK For Summer 2022 European Tour

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans VIO-LENCE have recruited Ira Black (LIZZY BORDEN, METAL CHURCH) to play guitar for the band on their upcoming European tour. Black will be filling in for founding VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel, who is currently on the road with LAMB OF GOD as the tempor...
August 4, 2022
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LAMB OF GOD Recruits Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL For Summer 2022 European Shows

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel will be filling in for Willie Adler on nearly a dozen European LAMB OF GOD shows later this month. Demmel previously stepped in for Adler during LOG's January appearance on the ShipRocked cruise and in May for the Canadian portion of L...
August 2, 2022