TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends METALLICA's LADY GAGA Collaboration

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has defended METALLICA's performance with Lady Gaga at this year's Grammy Awards, explaining that "it absolutely makes sense they'd collaborate." METALLICA's appearance with the pop superstar at the 59th annual event in Los Angeles Sunday night (February 12) turned into something of a disaster when the Grammy sound crew did not ...

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BOBBY BLOTZER On RATT Legal Dispute: 'This Is Definitely Not Over'

Drummer Bobby Blotzer has made his first public comments since a judge denied his request for reconsideration in connection with his legal dispute with the other three members of RATT's classic lineup over the rights to the band's name. Back in November, a California judge ruled against Blotzer with respect to whether bassist Juan Croucier ...

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LINKIN PARK Unveils New Album Art, 'Heavy' Single Lyrics

LINKIN PARK has revealed the cover artwork of its seventh studio album. The image was unveiled via a digital puzzle sourced through various "ambassadors" of the band across social media. LINKIN PARK has also announced that the first single from the upcoming disc is titled "Heavy" and it features guest vocals from Kiara Saulters, who ...

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KITTIE Bassist TRISH DOAN Dead At 31

Trish Doan (a.k.a. Trisha Jai-Mee Doan), bassist for the Canadian metal band KITTIE, has died. She was only 31 years old. The news of Doan's passing was first revealed by KITTIE on the group's official Facebook page. The band wrote: "It is with immeasurable sadness that we share news of the passing of our sister ...

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NILE Parts Ways With DALLAS TOLER-WADE, Announces Replacement

South Carolina-based extreme technical death metallers NILE have parted ways with guitarist/vocalist Dallas Toler-Wade and have replaced him with Brian Kingsland. The band will support OVERKILL on a North American tour beginning on February 14 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Commented NILE founding member Karl Sanders: "I would like to personally thank Dallas Toler-Wade for his many ...

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