METALLICA Planned To Fire LARS ULRICH In 1986, Confirms ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has confirmed long-running rumors that METALLICA planned to fire Lars Ulrich back in the mid-'80s, but believes that James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett and Cliff Burton would have changed their minds before dismissing their Danish-born drummer. The story of METALLICA's alleged dissatisfaction with Ulrich gained credence back in 2009 when former METALLICA ...

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GUS G. Taps Singer JEFF SCOTT SOTO For West Coast Tour

Gus G. — well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND — has tapped Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to sing for Gus' backing band on his North American West Coast tour, which kicks off this week, ...

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KAMELOT: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Haarlem Concert

Behind-the-scenes and performance footage from KAMELOT's August 29 performance at Patronaat in Haarlem, The Netherlands can be seen below. KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood and keyboardist Oliver Palotai spent time last month in the Stuttgart area of Germany "working on the final parts of the next KAMELOT album," according to Youngblood. He added: "It's going great ...

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DRAGONFORCE's MARC HUDSON Explains 'Maximum Overload' Album Title

On September 19, Rock Made Of Metal conducted an interview with vocalist Marc Hudson of British epic power metallers DRAGONFORCE. You can now watch the chat below. DRAGONFORCE's new album, "Maximum Overload", was released on August 19 in North America via Metal Blade and August 18 in Europe through earMUSIC, the Hamburg, Germany-based international rock ...

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