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SKID ROW's ROB HAMMERSMITH Names His Top Five Drumming Influences

In a new interview with the "Tales From A Gemini" podcast, SKID ROW's Rob Hammersmith was asked to name his top five drummers and biggest influences. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm gonna start with a couple of obvious ones… John Bonham [LED ZEPPELIN]. Obviously, for a reason… Cozy Powell [RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH]. Any ...

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ZAKK WYLDE: If OZZY OSBOURNE Wasn't A Legendary Heavy Metal Singer, He Would Be A Stand-Up Comedian

During a recent appearance on AXS TV's "At Home And Social With…", BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's Zakk Wylde spoke about his long-standing friendship and working relationship with legendary BLACK SABBATH singer Ozzy Osbourne. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I always said, with Ozz, it's a miracle any work ever gets done just because we're constantly… ...

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KING'S X Is Working On Artwork For Upcoming Studio Album

KING'S X guitarist Ty Tabor spoke to TrickyKid TV about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2008's "XV" album. He said: "We're finished, we're done. And we're already working on artwork. We already turned in all the credits and all that stuff. So it's a done deal." Asked if there's ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Announces More Rescheduled '50 Heavy Metal Years' North American Tour Dates With QUEENSRŸCHE

JUDAS PRIEST has announced the rescheduled "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates for March-April 2022. Support on the trek will come from QUEENSRŸCHE. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its rescheduled 50th-anniversary tour in late September after the band's guitarist Richie Faulkner suffered an acute cardiac ...

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HAMMERFALL To Release New Single 'Hammer Of Dawn' On Wednesday

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release the official music video for their new single, "Hammer Of Dawn", on Wednesday, December 1 at 7:00 a.m. PST / 10:00 a.m. EST. A short teaser clip is available below. "Hammer Of Dawn" is taken from HAMMERFALL's upcoming album, due in early 2022 via Napalm Records. The music for the ...

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SCORPIONS/Ex-MÖTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE Honored As 'Gothenburger Of The Year': Photos, Video

Former MÖTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee received the honorable title "Gothenburger Of The Year" in his hometown of Gothenburg, Sweden on Saturday, November 27. "Gothenburger Of The Year" is an honorary title awarded to a resident of the city who has gained special distinction during the year and acted in a praiseworthy manner ...

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HAMMERFALL Completes Work On New Studio Album

Guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL has confirmed that the band has completed work on a new studio album, to be released in 2022. The music for the disc was once again recorded with Fredrik Nordström of Studio Fredman at Castle Black Studios, while the vocals were laid down with Jacob Hansen at Hansen ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Perform QUEENSRŸCHE's Entire 'Empire' And 'Rage For Order' Albums In Des Plaines, Illinois

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's November 24 performance at Des Plaines Theatre in Des Plaines, Illinois can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "JWStuff"). Tate's current tour is celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Empire" and "Rage For Order" albums. 1986's "Rage For Order" introduced a much more polished look and sound for ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE: 'We're Very Honored' To Be Supporting JUDAS PRIEST On North American Tour

Todd La Torre has confirmed that QUEENSRŸCHE pulled out of SCORPIONS' rescheduled "Sin City Nights" Las Vegas residency in order to support JUDAS PRIEST on the "50 Heavy Metal Years" North American tour dates in March-April 2022. JUDAS PRIEST was forced to postpone around two dozen North American shows on its 50th-anniversary tour in late ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS On Touring During The Pandemic: 'You Have To Scale Back Your Extracurricular Activities'

MASTODON singer/bassist Troy Sanders spoke to Rapture Radio about the band's recently launched North American tour with OPETH and ZEAL & ARDOR. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're at the beginning of it. The first couple of shows have been fantastic. And it's that reminder, after a couple of years break, that being in ...

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ANTHRAX: Pro-Shot Video Of WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Performance

Professionally filmed video of ANTHRAX's entire November 14 performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. Welcome To Rockville, a four-day rock festival, kicked off its 10th edition on November 11 at a new home in Daytona Beach. ANTHRAX has been celebrating its ...

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AVATAR Shares Another New Song, 'Construction Of Souls'

Swedish metallers AVATAR have shared another new track, "Construction Of Souls". It is described in a press release as "AVATAR's version of a holiday song." "This song will be to Christmas songs what 'Die Hard' is to Christmas movies," the band says. "It wasn't intended to be that, but ultimately, it makes a lot of ...

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Here's The First Taste Of Unearthed 'Drum Riffs' From Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Produced By DAVID ELLEFSON

The first taste of brand new music from late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's unearthed drum riffs has just premiered via the Menza Nation YouTube channel and can be streamed below. The music is being produced by former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who is enlisting "a handful of different" musicians from around the world to record ...

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