Former MEGADETH Guitarist Comments On Lack Of Soloing In Metal

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently commented via his official web site on the reasons for the decreased emphasis on guitar soloing in metal music today as opposed to the '80s when Friedman's career was first launched. "I believe people, myself included, are bored to tears with the traditional guitar solo, which comes in approximately ...

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DARK ANGEL Frontman To Play California Church, Record Live Album

Los Angeles-based Christian metallers OIL, featuring DARK ANGEL frontman Ron Rinehart, will perform at the First Baptist Church of Downey in Downey, California on Saturday, Nov. 2. The show, which will mark OIL's last performance of the year, will be recorded for an upcoming live CD, tentatively titled "Choice Cuts Off The Chopping Block". First ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist Resurfaces In Flamenco-Inspired Band

Former MEGADETH guitarist Jeff Young recently collaborated with Brazilian artist Badi Assad (sister of the famed Assad Brothers) on a full-length CD entitled "Nowhere", now available via Badi's own WaterSongs Music label. Young, who had previously contributed to Assad's 1998 release, "Chameleon", reportedly draws from a more diverse list of influences for his latest venture, ...

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JIMI HENDRIX's Brother Sues Adopted Stepsister For Defamation

JIMI HENDRIX's brother, Leon Hendrix, has slapped the guitarist's adopted stepsister Janie Hendrix with a defamation suit on Oct. 9 for allegedly claiming that Leon and Jimi were only half brothers. Janie Hendrix, forty-one, is president of Experience Hendrix LLC, the company that owns and controls Jimi Hendrix's music and image. The latest suit also ...

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