MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'We're Proud To Be A Metal Band'

A couple of days before MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine sat down with The Recording Academy, which oversees the Grammy Awards, to discuss the band's twelfth Grammy nomination. Speaking about being nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category, Mustaine said (see video below): "We're proud to be a metal band. ...

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GENE SIMMONS Still Believes Rock Is Dead

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has once again defended his controversial "rock is dead" comment, blaming the technology and fans for the current state of affairs. Simmons told Esquire magazine in September 2014 — in an interview conducted by his son Nick — that "rock did not die of old age. It was murdered. Some brilliance, ...

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OVERKILL Kicks Off North American Tour In Philadelphia (Video)

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL kicked off their North American tour on Tuesday, February 14 at the Trocadero in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. OVERKILL is touring in support of its latest album, "The Grinding Wheel", which was released on February 10 via Nuclear Blast. The disc ...

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SOILWORK To Get Into 'Writing Mode' During The Summer

Finland's Kaaos TV conducted an interview with vocalist Björn "Speed" Strid of Swedish metallers SOILWORK before the band's February 11 concert in Tampere, Finland with KREATOR and SEPULTURA. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about SOILWORK's plans for the follow-up to the 2015 album "The Ride Majestic", Strid said: "I don't ...

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ANDI DERIS Says He Is 'Relieved' MICHAEL KISKE Is Back In HELLOWEEN

Tony Webster of "The Metal Command" radio show recently conducted an interview with current HELLOWEEN singer Andi Deris about the reunion of the band's classic lineup. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", the band's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside Deris and guitarist Sascha Gerstner — ...

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Watch Front-Row Video Footage Of GUNS N' ROSES' Melbourne Concert

Heavy music magazine has uploaded front-row video footage of GUNS N' ROSES performing the song "Paradise City" on February 14 at Melbourne Cricket Ground in Melbourne, Australia. Check it out below. As previously reported, GUNS N' ROSES was booed at its concert in Melbourne after the band's announcer mistakenly called out the wrong city at ...

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Swedish Black Metal Musician TONY 'IT' SÄRKKÄ Dead At 45

Swedish black metal musician Tony Särkkä, who went by the stage name It, has died at the age of 45. No cause of death has yet been revealed. His passing was confirmed by his sister and manager Desire on the multi-instrumentalist's Facebook page. She wrote: "It is with a heavy heart that I share with ...

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NICKELBACK Takes On ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER In Twitter Feud Of The Day

Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has become the latest person to jump aboard the NICKELBACK bashing bandwagon. Noting the deep unpopularity of members of Congress as he pushed for redistricting reform across the nation, Schwarzenegger said in a video posted on attn:, a video sharing site aimed at millennials: "Here are some of the things that ...

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Michigan Republican Pushes KID ROCK For Senate Run

A Republican and Tea Party activist in Michigan suggested at the state party's convention over the weekend that Kid Rock would make a good candidate to try and win a Senate seat in 2018 currently held by Democrat Debbie Stabenow. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Wes Nakagiri — the activist and now a member ...

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