Mother Of MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Dies

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's mother died on Friday, July 22 after battling health issues for much of the last decade. The musician wrote on his Facebook page: "It is with a heavy heart that I inform my dear sweet mother, Frances Marie Ellefson, has gone home to see the Lord. She passed tonight at approximately ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Pop-Up Store Launched In New York City

Luxury menswear designer John Varvatos and Bravado, the merchandising arm of Universal Music, launched a GUNS N' ROSES pop-up shop inside the walls of the John Varvatos store at 315 Bowery (which, of course, is the former location of the legendary club CBGB). The pop-up store opened on July 22 at 12 noon ET and ...

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THE END Feat. Former DEATH/MASSACRE Guitarist RICK ROZZ: Debut EP Artwork, Release Date Revealed

THE END, the new old-school Florida death metal trio featuring ex-DEATH/MASSACRE guitarist Rick Rozz, ex-MASSACRE drummer Mike Mazzonetto and vocalist/bassist Michael Grim, will release its debut EP, "Age Of Apocalypse", on September 23 via FDA Rekotz. Formed in 2015 in Altamonte Springs, THE END "combines the classic Floridian death metal, well known from the early ...

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MARILYN MANSON's 'Illness' Forces Quebec City Concert Cancelation

Marilyn Manson canceled his scheduled performance last night (Thursday, July 21) with SLIPKNOT at the Centre Vidéotron in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada "due to illness." Openers OF MICE & MEN had already completed their set when the announcement was made — at approximately 7:35 p.m. — that the shock-rocker was too sick to perform. The ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET Releases 'Bizarre' Video

"Bizarre", the new video from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet, can be seen below. The song is taken from Sweet's seventh solo album, "One Sided War", which will be released on August 26 via Rat Pak Records. Backing Michael on the record are WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra, EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt, bassist John O'Boyle and East ...

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