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Gus G was already a name before he became the lead guitarist for Ozzy Osbourne's band in 2009, but the big gig certainly helped his notoriety. At the time, Gus G was the ringleader of Greek power metal band FIREWIND and a buzzed-about lead guitarist in the metal scene. But his gig with Ozzy took him...
February 26, 2024
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Watch: Young DIMEBAG Lookalike Joins PANTERA On Stage To Sing 'F***ing Hostile'

A young "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott lookalike joined PANTERA on stage during the band's February 24 concert at the CFG Bank Arena in Baltimore, Maryland to sing the PANTERA classic "Fucking Hostile". Prior to launching into the track, PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo pointed out the fan, whose name is Hun...
February 26, 2024
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PANTERA's CHARLIE BENANTE: Drum Kit Rundown For North American Stadium Tour With METALLICA

Modern Drummer has shared a rundown of the drum kit used by Charlie Benante during last year's PANTERA North American stadium tour as the support act for METALLICA. You can check out the 14-minute report below. PANTERA's current lineup includes two surviving members from the band's classic formation...
February 25, 2024
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Watch: PANTERA Headlines Madison Square Garden For First Time

The Jim Powers YouTube channel has uploaded video of PANTERA's entire February 22 concert at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Check it out below. PANTERA's setlist was as follows: 01. A New Level 02. Mouth For War 03. Strength Beyond Strength 04. Becoming 05. I'm Broken 06. Suicide Note...
February 24, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'In These Days' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "In These Days". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Christm...
February 24, 2024
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JOHN 5 Is One Of HOWARD STERN's Favorite Guitarists: 'I Love This Guy'

Howard Stern has long praised the chops of current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5, so on Wednesday (February 21),the SiriusXM host was pleased to announce John 5 as the latest guest host for "Songs I Want To Hear", a Howard 101 series where musicians play some of their favorite tunes. "I love this gu...
February 23, 2024
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FOREIGNER's JEFF PILSON On MICK JONES: 'I Suspected That He Had Parkinson's Disease Long Before He Even Got The Diagnosis'

In a new interview with the "Focus On Metal" podcast, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked if it was difficult for him to not say anything when people would ask about the absence of FOREIGNER's co-founder and guitarist Mick Jones from the band's recent shows, especially in light of the fact that...
February 22, 2024
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EXHORDER's KYLE THOMAS: 'I Think It's A Good Thing PANTERA Is Back In Business'

In a new interview with the "Scars And Guitars" podcast, vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER once again spoke about his band's supposed influence on PANTERA's decision to move from a power metal act to a more aggressive form of thrash. Asked if he still gets ques...
February 21, 2024
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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician, who has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022, opened up about his diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Fans will have become very aware that for some time now, I ha...
February 21, 2024
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Watch: VANDENBERG Performs WHITESNAKE Classics At 2024 U.S. Tour Kick-Off

VANDENBERG, the resurrected 1980s band led by former WHITESNAKE guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, kicked off its U.S. tour Saturday night (February 17) at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. The group's setlist contained a number of WHITESNAKE classics, including "Bad Boys", "Fool For Your Loving",...
February 18, 2024
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GUS G. On Being Approached To Audition For MEGADETH: 'That Was A Discussion That Basically Didn't Go Anywhere'

In a new interview with The Logan Show, Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who spent eight years as a hired gun in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band, confirmed that he was approached about auditioning for MEGADETH in late 2014. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What happened was [then-MEGADETH bassi...
February 16, 2024
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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: 'Heavy Metal Cats, They Rule'

In a new interview with Kevin Vargas of El Paso's Best Rock KLAQ 95.5 FM radio station, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford once again explained why he posts so many pictures on his Instagram of him wearing cat-related t-shirts. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think cats are a perfect c...
February 15, 2024
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COREY TAYLOR To Release 'CMF2B… Or Not 2B' In April

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor will release a new solo album of covers and live recordings, titled "CMF2B… Or Not 2B", on April 20 via BMG as part of this year's Record Store Day. According to RecordStoreDay.com, the track listing for the effort is as follows: 01. HSOAT 02. Life Sex &...
February 15, 2024
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GENE SIMMONS, DAVID DRAIMAN And More Sign Letter Rejecting Attempt To Bar Israel From 2024 'Eurovision Song Contest'

More than 400 leaders from the entertainment industry — including KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons, DISTURBED singer David Draiman and Ozzy Osbourne's wife/manager Sharon Osbourne — have signed an open letter released by the non-profit entertainment industry organization Creative Community For Pea...
February 14, 2024
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BLACK SABBATH Drummer BILL WARD Shares 'Euphoric Contact' Poem

Founding BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward has shared a new original poem called "Euphoric Contact". Check it out below. Ward has released a number of poems in recent years, some inspired by the coronavirus pandemic and others celebrating the fall–winter holiday season, including Thanksgiving and Chri...
February 13, 2024