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CARMINE APPICE Knows For A 'Fact' That JOHN BONHAM Was Influenced By His Drumming

In a new interview with RadioBypass, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if he thinks LED ZEPPELIN's John Bonham "picked up" any "tricks" from him when ZEPPELIN opened for VANILLA FUDGE early in the latter band's career. Carmine responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I know [it] as...
May 28, 2024
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Watch: METALLICA Performs Band's Longest Song To Date, 'Inamorata', Live For First Time

METALLICA played the second show of the 2024 leg of its "M72" tour Sunday night (May 26) at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-night, no-repeat shows in each city— first in Europe , then in North America and now back...
May 26, 2024
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How JAMES HETFIELD Ended Up Guesting On APOCALYPTICA's Cover Of METALLICA's 'One'

Earlier this month, Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA released their cover of METALLICA's "One". The track, which features guest appearances by METALLICA frontman James Hetfield and bassist Robert Trujillo, is taken from APOCALYPTICA's upcoming album, "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2". Due on J...
May 26, 2024
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Watch: METALLICA Battles Heavy Rain At Opening Concert Of 2024 Leg Of 'M72' Tour

METALLICA kicked off the 2024 leg of its "M72" tour Friday night (May 24) at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-night, no-repeat shows in each city— first in Europe , then in North America and now back in Europe — as...
May 25, 2024
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KIRK HAMMETT On Other Musicians Covering METALLICA: 'I Love It When People Interpret The Music Through Their Own Filter'

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett was asked if he likes to hear other musicians playing METALLICA music note for note or adapted in their own way. Kirk responded (a...
May 24, 2024
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JANE'S ADDICTION's Classic Lineup Reunites For First Concert In 14 Years

Guitarist Dave Navarro rejoined his JANE'S ADDICTION bandmates Thursday night (May 23) during their intimate concert at London, England's Bush Hall. Fan-filmed video of the show, which marked JANE'S ADDICTION'S first performance with its classic lineup in over 14 years, can be seen below. JANE'S ADD...
May 24, 2024
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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: How I Have Grown As A Lyricist

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked if he thinks his confidence in his ability as a lyricist has grown a lot in the last couple of decades. James said (a...
May 23, 2024
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Go Inside METALLICA's Pop-Up Store In Munich, Germany

To coincide with METALLICA's two concerts at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany this weekend, a pop-up shop opened on Wednesday, May 22 at Studio Balan ay Moosacher Strasse 86 and will remain open until Sunday, May 26 at 7:00 p.m. Several fan-filmed walkthrough videos of the pop-up shop can be seen b...
May 23, 2024
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VAN HALEN: Expanded Edition Of 'For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge' Due In July

VAN HALEN's ninth studio album, "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge", debuted at No. 1 and stayed there for three weeks during the summer of 1991. It was the third consecutive No. 1 album from singer Sammy Hagar, guitarist Eddie Van Halen, drummer Alex Van Halen and bassist Michael Anthony. An expanded e...
May 23, 2024
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ALEX VAN HALEN's Personal Collection Of Instruments And Gear To Be Auctioned Next Month

Backstage Auctions, Inc. has announced The Alex Van Halen Collection, the auction house's most anticipated and historical auction event of the year featuring the personal collection of legendary VAN HALEN drummer Alex Van Halen. Backstage Auctions says: "It is an unbelievable honor to represent one...
May 22, 2024
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Watch: TONY IOMMI And TONY MARTIN Discuss BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album Ahead Of 'Anno Domini' Release

A new video of Tony Martin and Tony Iommi discussing the BLACK SABBATH album "Forbidden" can be seen below. "Forbidden" is included in the "Anno Domini 1989-1995" box set of the Martin-era BLACK SABBATH recordings, which will be made available on on May 31 via Rhino. BLACK SABBATH's history with sin...
May 22, 2024
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AS I LAY DYING Releases First New Single In Five Years, 'Burden'

AS I LAY DYING has released a new single, "Burden", via Napalm Records. Premiering with a high-energy music video, the song boasts gripping energy, charging in with the band's trademark breakneck intensity, soaring choruses and ingenious guitar soloing. This track is just a taste of what's to come f...
May 22, 2024
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MICHAEL ANTHONY Feels That WOLFGANG VAN HALEN 'Probably Wasn't Excited' About Being In VAN HALEN

In a new interview with Sally Steele, former VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony was asked if he had a chance to speak to Eddie Van Halen before the legendary guitarist's passing in October 2020. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "No, unfortunately, Eddie and I never had a chance to really...
May 21, 2024
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STEEL PANTHER Announces August/September 2024 U.S. Tour

With their recent U.S. headline tour now wrapped and before the band heads over to continue their global domination in Europe, California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER have announced the final batch of headline dates in the U.S. as part of their "On The Prowl" world tour 2024. The band will ret...
May 21, 2024
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MICHAEL SWEET Fends Off Thyroid Cancer, Readies New STRYPER Album: 'I Think It's Our Best'

By David E. Gehlke STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet underwent treatment last October for a growing nodule on his thyroid. It was the latest in a series of health issues for Sweet, who previously dealt with a detached retina. Yet for the repeated trips to the doctor ("I don't like going to the doctor,"...
May 21, 2024