Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Quits U.D.O. And DIRKSCHNEIDER

Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen has left U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER — the two bands fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — for personal reasons. Says U.D.O. in a statement: "There is no bad blood or drama in this departure. The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows ...

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GEOFF TATE: How 'Silent Lucidity' Became QUEENSRŸCHE's Biggest Hit

Former QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate says that the band's touching ballad "Silent Lucidity" almost didn't make the band's triple platinum-certified album "Empire". After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988's critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime", QUEENSRŸCHE broke into the mainstream across North America and abroad with the 1990 ...

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IRON MAIDEN Announces Last Show Of 'The Book Of Souls' Tour

Due to overwhelming demand, British heavy metal legends IRON MAIDEN have added a second night at Brooklyn's Barclays Center on Saturday, July 22. Tickets go on sale Saturday, February 25 at 10:00 a.m. EST via Ticketmaster.com. The extra date in Brooklyn on July 22 will be the final chance for MAIDEN fans to witness "The ...

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New Song Premiere: PAPA ROACH's 'Help'

"Help", a brand new song from PAPA ROACH, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, which is tentatively due later in the year. PAPA ROACH singer Jacoby Shaddix told "The Scotty Mars Show" about the follow-up to 2015's "F.E.A.R.": "I definitely feel there's a change in the sound of ...

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Former FAITH NO MORE Singer, MELVINS Drummer Join PRIMITIVE RACE

PRIMITIVE RACE returns with a new release this fall, appropriately titled "Volume 2". The outfit, helmed by producer/bass player Chris Kniker (REVCO, LORDS OF ACID), enlisted former FAITH NO MORE singer Chuck Mosley for vocals and MELVINS' drummer Dale Crover for the 10-song collection. "When I listened to the music for PRIMITIVE RACE, ideas just ...

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METALLICA: Making Of 'Am I Savage?' Song (Studio Video)

METALLICA has released a new nine-minute video clip featuring footage from the writing and recording sessions for "Sawblade", the song that later became "Am I Savage?". The track is taken from METALLICA's latest album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct", which debuted at No. 1 on The Billboard 200 album chart on November 27, selling 291,000 copies in ...

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