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MEGADETH Announces Summer 2023 European Tour Dates

MEGADETH has announced a dozen European tour dates for this summer. The trek will kick off on July 23 in Katowice, Poland and conclude on August 25 at the Riverside Festival in Aarburg, Switzerland. Tour dates: Jul. 23 - Katowice, PL - Spodek Jul. 26 - Tallinn, EE - Sea Arena @ Tallinn Song Festival...
January 30, 2023
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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Winning First GRAMMY: 'That Was A Surreal Moment'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci spoke to Ollie Winiberg of "The Heavy Hooks Show"about the band winning its first-ever Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 64th annual Grammy Awards, which was held in April 2022 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in La...
January 28, 2023
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RICHIE FAULKNER's ELEGANT WEAPONS Project Will 'Surprise' People, Says RONNIE ROMERO

In a new interview with Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility, singer Ronnie Romero (RAINBOW, MSG) spoke about ELEGANT WEAPONS, his new project featuring guitarist Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST). Ronnie said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "That's something Richie [brought] to the table a couple of...
January 28, 2023
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Watch: SOULFLY Plays First Concert With PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Guitarist MIKE DELEON

SOULFLY kicked off its massive U.S. tour this past Wednesday (January 25) at The Rock in Tucson, Arizona. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of Facebook user Jerry Colburn). SOULFLY's 57-date trek will run through early April, and features support from Florida death metaller...
January 28, 2023
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RONNIE ROMERO Says He Contemplated Suicide Over Critiques Of His RAINBOW Performances

Ronnie Romero says he contemplated committing suicide twice over Internet critiques of his performances with the Ritchie Blackmore-led RAINBOW, with whom he played live shows between 2015 and 2019. In a recent interview with BLABBERMOUTH.NET, Romero, who is originally from Chile but is now settled i...
January 27, 2023
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TAIPEI HOUSTON Feat. LARS ULRICH's Sons: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Frequency' Performance From AUSTIN CITY LIMITS

TAIPEI HOUSTON, the band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich, has released professionally filmed video of the "Frequency" performance from the group's October 9, 2022 set at Zilker Park in Austin, Texas as part of Austin City Limits. Check it out below. TAIPEI HOU...
January 27, 2023
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Watch: DAVID ELLEFSON And RANDY BLYTHE Perform METALLICA's 'One' On SHIPROCKED Cruise

LAMB OF GOD vocalist Randy Blythe and former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed a cover of METALLICA's "One" during THE STOWAWAYS' second set on the ShipRocked cruise earlier today (Thursday, January 26) on the Carnival Magic as they departed the Dominican Republic. Video of the performance c...
January 26, 2023
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MICHAEL SWEET: 'It Was Great To Be Able To Bury The Hatchet' With SEBASTIAN BACH

During a January 24 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", STRYPER's Michael Sweet spoke about how he and former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach ended their long-running feud at last year's edition of the Kiss Kruise where both STRYPER and Bach performed. Brought together by Metal...
January 26, 2023
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KaliYuga

Liv Jagrell has always been a formidable presence. First emerging 20 years ago as frontwoman with the perennially excellent SISTER SIN, the Swedish singer oozed heavy metal integrity from the start. Since going it alone — albeit with the DIO-like caveat that LIV SIN is a band, not just a solo vehicl...
January 25, 2023
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Raised On Heavy Radio

Having sung with Ritchie Blackmore 's RAINBOW to great acclaim and, more recently, taken on the frontman role with MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, Ronnie Romero could reasonably claim to have little to prove at this point. Fortunately, the Chilean has a voracious appetite for doing what he does best. A sequ...
January 25, 2023
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Soundtrack Teaser Released For Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA's 'This Was My Life' Documentary

Snippets of two songs, "Almost There" and "Realty Check", from the soundtrack to the upcoming, long-awaited Nick Menza documentary film "This Was My Life: The Story Of Nick Menza", can be heard in the YouTube clip below. The "This Was My Life: The Story of Nick Menza" soundtrack is a very diverse po...
January 25, 2023
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METALLICA's '72 Seasons Global Premiere' Coming To Movie Theaters Worldwide For One Night Only

METALLICA and Trafalgar Releasing are excited to extend an open invitation to a worldwide listening party: the global premiere of the band's forthcoming 12th studio album, "72 Seasons". For one night only on Thursday, April 13, "72 Seasons" will be played in full in pummeling surround sound, exclusi...
January 25, 2023
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MIKE PORTNOY Confirms He Is 'Slightly Involved' In DREAM THEATER's Recently Launched 'Lost Not Forgotten Archives'

In a new interview with "The Metal Edge Podcast", former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy spoke about his involvement with "Lost Not Forgotten Archives". The collaboration between the band and record label InsideOut Music has seen the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalog reis...
January 24, 2023
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TOOL Frontman MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN To Host 'An Introduction To Brazilian Jiu Jitsu' Next Month

TOOL, A PERFECT CIRCLE and PUSCIFER frontman Maynard James Keenan will host "An Introduction To Brazilian Jiu Jitsu" on Saturday, February 11 at the new Verde Valley Brazilian Jiu Jitsu facility in Cottonwood, Arizona. This is a detailed orientation for beginners, white belts and blue belts. Upper b...
January 24, 2023
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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE On His Open-Heart Surgery: 'It Was Quite An Eye-Opening Experience For Me'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has once again opened up about the aortic valve replacement he underwent last summer. Speaking to Australia's Heavy, the 64-year-old musician said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, all my life I'd been very fortunate to be very healthy until I wasn't....
January 24, 2023