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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to "Live From Nerdville With Joe ...

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BRIAN MAY Joins NUNO BETTENCOURT, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN And TOSIN ABASI For 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Jam (Video)

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was joined by his "Generation Axe" tourmates — Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi — along with QUEEN's Brian May for a six-guitar performance of QUEEN's timeless classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" as part of AXS TV's "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" special. Video footage of ...

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GLENN HUGHES Will Keep Writing Music Until His Final Day

In a brand new interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast, legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes was asked if he will continue writing music up until his "final day." He responded (hear audio below): "I will. People ask me that question — not all the time, but they do ask that question. "A good friend of mine, ...

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EVANESCENCE Partners With HeadCount For Campaign To Promote Voter Registration And Easy Access To Voting

EVANESCENCE and HeadCount, the non-partisan, non-profit voter registration organization, unveiled a public service announcement today dubbed "Use My Voice" along with a campaign to encourage Americans to check or update their voter registration status. Watch the PSA, which features a portion of EVANESCENCE's upcoming anthem "Use My Voice" (out August 14) as its theme music, ...

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STEEL PANTHER Announces Two Drive-In Shows

California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER are bringing their debaucherously fun concert experience to Pennsylvania this September. The band will perform live at two Pennsylvania area drive-ins this coming September as part of the "Fast Cars & Loud Guitars Tour": at the Starlite Drive In in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania on September 11 and the Circle Drive ...

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THE TROOPS OF DOOM Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Guitarist JAIRO 'TORMENTOR' GUEDZ: 'The Rise Of Heresy' EP Due In October

THE TROOPS OF DOOM, the new Brazilian band featuring former SEPULTURA guitarist Jairo "Tormentor" Guedz, will release its debut EP, "The Rise Of Heresy", on October 9 via Nuclear Blast's digital subsidiary, Blood Blast Distribution. The effort, which was mastered by Øystein G. Brun (BORKNAGAR) at Crosound Studio in Norway, contains four new original songs ...

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TRENT REZNOR Collaborates With TOBACCO On 'Babysitter' Song

Trent Reznor has collaborated with avant-garde electronic artist Tobacco on a new song called "Babysitter". The track will appear on Tobacco's upcoming album, "Hot Wet & Sassy", which will be released on October 30 via Ghostly International. "I've always been an album guy and my albums are my zone, so Trent being on this one ...

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GOJIRA Releases New Standalone Single 'Another World'

French metallers GOJIRA have released a new standalone single titled "Another World". Produced by the band's own Joseph "Joe" Duplantier and mixed by Andy Wallace, the new track is available today on all streaming platforms and is joined by an animated official music video directed by Maxime Tiberhgien and Sylvain Favre, which is streaming now ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Announces 2021 European Tour

GUNS N' ROSES has announced the rescheduled dates for its European tour. The band was originally slated to tour Europe earlier this year, but was forced to postpone the shows due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now, GUNS N' ROSES has revealed a new set of dates for the trek, kicking off in Lisbon, Portugal on ...

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DEE SNIDER On AC/DC's New Album Featuring MALCOLM YOUNG's Guitar Tracks: 'It's Insane Just To Think About It'

Dee Snider says that "it's insane just to think about" the fact that AC/DC's much-anticipated new album will utilize previously unreleased guitar tracks from late guitarist Malcolm Young. Last December, Snider confirmed that he had dinner with Brian Johnson and that the AC/DC frontman was doing "good," four years after he was forced to leave ...

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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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Watch BLIND GUARDIAN Perform New Song 'Violent Shadows'

German power metallers BLIND GUARDIAN played a brand new song that hasn't been recorded yet, "Violent Shadows", during this past weekend's Wacken World Wide digital festival. Video of the performance can be seen below. Featured songs: 00:00 Welcome To Dying 07:17 Violent Shadows 11:53 Majesty This past February, BLIND GUARDIAN frontman Hansi Kürsch of told ...

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