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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA: DEATH's CHUCK SCHULDINER 'Was Like My Protégé; He Very Much Modeled Himself After Me'

Although DEATH is considered to be one of the most important and influential death metal acts of all time, the Florida-based band did not release its debut album, "Scream Bloody Gore", until 1987 — two years after the arrival of "Seven Churches" by California's POSSESSED, whose bassist/vocalist, Jef...
June 20, 2022
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Watch: POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Joins MAX And IGOR CAVALERA On Stage To Perform 'Death Metal'

POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra, who was shot in a robbery in 1989, leaving him partially paralyzed and wheelchair-bound, joined Max and Igor "Iggor" Cavalera on stage last night (Friday, June 17) at the Great American Music Hall in San Francisco, California to perform the POSSESSED classic "Death M...
June 18, 2022
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LES CLAYPOOL Recalls His METALLICA Audition: 'I Didn't Fit And They Saw That'

PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool spoke to Goldmine magazine about auditioning for the then-vacant bassist slot in METALLICA following the September 1986 death of the group's previous bassist, Cliff Burton. Asked if he thinks that being passed over by METALLICA in the end turned out to be a blessing, as...
May 17, 2022
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RUSH's GEDDY LEE And ALEX LIFESON Watch PRIMUS Perform 'A Farewell To Kings' In Its Entirety In Toronto

RUSH members Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in attendance on Friday (May 13) at Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario, Canada as PRIMUS performed RUSH's 1977 album "A Farewell To Kings" in its entirety as part of the "A Tribute To Kings" tour with special guests THE SWORD. On Sunday (May 15),Lee took to h...
May 16, 2022
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'The Walking Dead' Star NORMAN REEDUS Shows Off His LEMMY Tattoo (Video)

"The Walking Dead" star Norman Reedus joined SiriusXM's Jose Mangin on Octane to talk about his new book "The Ravaged". Additionally, Reedus is taking over SiriusXM's Octane and Liquid Metal channels all weekend long, playing songs from his favorite heavy bands such as MASTODON, MOTÖRHEAD, ANTHRAX,...
May 13, 2022
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$25 Tickets: DEF LEPPARD, THE WHO, AEROSMITH and More Join LIVE NATION's 'Concert Week'

Live Nation has announced the return of Concert Week, offering fans access to $25 all-in tickets to more than 3,700 shows across North America this year. The week-long program celebrates one of the biggest and most exciting years for live music and marks the kick-off to an epic summer concert season...
April 28, 2022
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PRIMUS And GOGOL BORDELLO Members Rally Support For Ukraine With 'Zelensky: The Man With The Iron Balls'

On the night of the Russian invasion of Ukraine, Les Claypool of PRIMUS and Eugene Hütz of GOGOL BORDELLO began collaborating on a joint release to rally support for the Ukrainian people. Released today via Rolling Stone and irreverently titled "Zelensky: The Man With The Iron Balls", the track also...
April 20, 2022
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RUSH Releases 'Tom Sawyer (Live In YYZ 1981)' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official audio for "Tom Sawyer (Live In YYZ 1981)" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions...
April 8, 2022
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PRIMUS To Release 'Conspiranoid' EP; 'Conspiranoia' Track Now Available

PRIMUS will release a new three-song EP titled "Conspiranoid" on April 22 via ATO Records. The effort includes the 11-minute epic "Conspiranoia", which can be heard below. PRIMUS frontman Les Claypool told Consequence about the genesis for the single and its accompanying B-sides: "With our new studi...
April 5, 2022
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RUSH Cover Artist HUGH SYME Discusses Creation Of 'Moving Pictures' Album Artwork (Audio)

On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions of the band's groundbreaking 1981 release "Moving Pictures", embodying its well-deserved classic album status. "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" will be a...
March 25, 2022
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RUSH Releases 'Limelight (Live In YYZ 1981)' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official audio for "Limelight (Live In YYZ 1981)" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions...
March 18, 2022
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RUSH Releases Official Music Video For 'YYZ' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official music video for "YYZ" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions of the band's groun...
March 11, 2022
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RUSH Releases 'Vital Signs (Live In YYZ 1981)' From 'Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary'

RUSH has just released the official audio for "Vital Signs (Live in YYZ 1981)" from the upcoming "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" set. Check it out below. On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded edition...
February 25, 2022
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RUSH: 'Moving Pictures' 40th-Anniversary Expanded Reissues Due In April

On April 15, UMe/Mercury and Anthem Records label groups continue the extensive RUSH 40th-anniversary album series with new, expanded editions of the band's groundbreaking 1981 release "Moving Pictures", embodying its well-deserved classic album status. "Moving Pictures - 40th Anniversary" will be a...
February 11, 2022
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Bay Area Legends BLIND ILLUSION Release First Music Video In 42 Years

San Francisco Bay Area legends BLIND ILLUSION have released a music video for the song "Straight As The Crowbar Flies". The clip was produced by BLIND ILLUSION and directed by George Anderson and BLIND ILLUSION's founding lead guitarist and vocalist Marc Biedermann. "Straight As The Crowbar Flies" i...
December 31, 2021