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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Praises KIKO LOUREIRO: 'He's A Phenomenal Player'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick has praised his replacement, Kiko Loureiro, calling him a "phenomenal player" who "fits" the band's style. Loureiro officially joined MEGADETH in April 2015, about five months after Broderick's exit from the group. Asked by Jason McNamara at this year's NAMM for his opinion of Kiko's musical contribution to MEGADETH, Chris ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have announced a 27-date U.S. tour in support of their latest album, "Family Tree", out now via Mascot Label Group. Beginning in Charlotte, North Carolina before routing throughout the south and midwest, the trek will be supported by TYLER BRYANT & THE SHAKEDOWN and include festival stops at Rocklahoma, Thunder ...

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ANVIL: 'Bitch In The Box' Video Released

"Bitch In The Box", the new video from Canadian metal legends ANVIL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Pounding The Pavement", which was released in January 2018 via SPV/Steamhammer as a digipak version (including one bonus track and poster), two-LP gatefold colored version, digital download and stream. The ...

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IN FLAMES Singer Explains Latest Drummer Change

IN FLAMES vocalist Anders Fridén spoke to France's Loud TV about the band's latest addition, drummer Tanner Wayne. Best known for his work with UNDERMINDED, SCARY KIDS SCARING KIDS and CHIODOS, Tanner joined IN FLAMES following the departure of Joe Rickard, who played on the group's 2016 album "Battles". Anders revealed that Tanner ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Widow Says 'His Death Was Not Inevitable'

Chris Cornell's widow says that his passing "was not inevitable" and blames her husband's battle with addiction for his death. Since her husband's passing in May 2017, Vicky Cornell has become an expert and advocate on the issue of drug abuse, highlighting the importance of ending misconceptions about what she says is "a totally preventable ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI: I Am Not An YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Clone

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as "much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads." Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, "Impellitteri". ...

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GIRLSCHOOL Parts Ways With Bassist ENID WILLIAMS Once Again

Veteran all-girl British hard rockers GIRLSCHOOL have parted ways with bassist Enid Williams. Tracey Lamb, formerly of ROCK GODDESS and GIRLSCHOOL (1987-1991 and 1993-2000), will help GIRLSCHOOL out on upcoming dates until a permanent replacement is secured. Says the band: "GIRLSCHOOL would like to wish Enid all the best in all her future ventures. "Thank ...

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OVERKILL Frontman: 'We're The Kind Of People Who Put The Most Into Everything We Can With Regard To This Band'

Andrew McKaysmith of Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth of New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL. You can listen to the entire chat via the audio widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what makes OVERKILL so consistently productive: Bobby: "It was back in ...

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IN FLAMES: First Trailer For 'I, The Mask' Album

The first trailer for "I, The Mask", the upcoming album from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. Due on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America), the 12-track disc reunites IN FLAMES with Grammy-nominated producer Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, MOTÖRHEAD) who also produced ...

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Watch DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, SCOTT IAN Cover PANTERA's 'Walk' At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Last night (Thursday, January 24), Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC hosted a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The event was hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and was headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his favorite tunes. Video footage of Dimebag's PANTERA bandmate ...

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THERAPY?: 'Kakistocracy' Video

The official music video for the song "Kakistocracy" from Northern Ireland rockers THERAPY? can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "Cleave", which was released in September via Marshall Records. THERAPY? vocalist and guitarist Andy Cairns says: "Michael [McKeegan, bass] actually sent me this riff. It was mid-paced, with ...

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HATEBREED Frontman JAMEY JASTA Releases Second Episode Of 'Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things' Web Series

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has released the second episode of "Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things", a hilarious web series that captures exactly what its name implies. Watch it below. In Episode 2, Jasta takes you backstage at the Bloodstock Open Air, which is the U.K.'s premier metal festival, while on tour with JASTA & FRIENDS. ...

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OVERKILL Members Discuss Differences Between East Coast And West Coast Thrash Metal Sound (Video)

New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL have released the latest trailer for their upcoming 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will arrive on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. In the third episode of the multi-part documentary series titled "Welcome To The Garden State", the OVERKILL members discuss the differences between the East Coast ...

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SUFFOCATION And BELPHEGOR To Join Forces For European Tour

New York death metal pioneers SUFFOCATION and diabolic death/black commando BELPHEGOR have teamed up for a co-headlining tour across Europe in April 2019. Support will come from GOD DETHRONED, NORDJEVEL and DARKRISE. "Europe Under Black Death Metal Fire Tour" dates: April 04 - D - Ludwigsburg - Rockfabrik April 05 - D - Essen - ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Calls Government Shutdown 'Horrific', Says 'The Priority Has To Be To Get People Back To Work'

KISS members Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons recently announced that all TSA employees can eat for free at their Rock & Brews restaurants during the government shutdown, now the longest in U.S. history. The political stalemate has caused some 800,000 federal workers to miss paychecks — even though thousands of government employees are required to ...

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