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JASON NEWSTED Talks To 107.7 THE BONE About His New Band (Audio)

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted was interviewed this past week by Nikki Blakk on the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. NEWSTED's first song, "Soldierhead", was premiered on the December 17 edition ...

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Exclusive: MEGADETH Bassist's Autobiography Due Next Year

The autobiography of David Ellefson, co-founder and bassist of 11-time Grammy-nominated heavy metal titans MEGADETH, will be made available next year via Howard Books. Ellefson's memoir, "My Life With Deth", chronicles the story of Ellefson's fall into addiction during the band's early years, followed by his subsequent recovery and the return to faith which championed ...

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Former MERCYFUL FATE/KING DIAMOND Guitarist Launches DENNERS TRICKBAG

Legendary Danish heavy metal guitarist Michael Denner (MERCYFUL FATE, KING DIAMOND) has launched a brand new band called DENNERS TRICKBAG. "It's a project Denner started about six months ago," the guitarist's webmaster tells BLABBERMOUTH.NET. "First, he wanted to make some good music, with some of his best buddies, and with some he would enjoy beeing ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Trains For Zombie Outbreak (Video)

This past weekend, British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) took part in Zombie Bootcamp, a real action event based on a perceived realistic setting, with a convincing storyline. The scenario puts each participant in the frontline in tackling the threat of a zombie outbreak in the U.K. Check out video footage of ...

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SOIL: New Audio Interview With TIM KING

RedBeard of ShipOMetal.co.uk conducted an interview with bassist Tim King of Chicago heavy rockers SOIL before the band's December 4 concert at the White Rabbit, Plymouth, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat below. SOIL recently launched an interactive pre-sale campaign on Kickstarter to enable fans to participate in the release ...

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SOUNDGARDEN Taps DAVE GROHL For 'By Crooked Steps' Video

Reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN are filming the official music video for the song "By Crooked Steps" today (Tuesday, December 18) with Dave Grohl (FOO FIGHTERS, NIRVANA) at the helm. "By Crooked Steps" comes off "King Animal", the first collection of all-new material in 16 years from SOUNDGARDEN, and first since the group reunited in 2010, ...

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NEWSTED: First Song Available For Streaming

"Soldierhead", the first song from NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, was premiered on last night's (Monday, December 17) edition of the "Eddie Trunk Live" show on SiriusXM satellite radio and can now be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The official video for the ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY, THOMAS ZWIJSEN Set Release Date For 'Russian Holiday' Acoustic EP

British heavy metal singer Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) will release his upcoming collaborative acoustic EP with Belgium-based classical guitarist Thomas Zwijsen, "Russian Holiday" on February 5. The effort, which is available for pre-order in Basic, Silver (name mentioned in the booklet) and Gold (name mentioned in the booklet and a limited edition ...

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King Animal - SOUNDGARDEN

If there's one band that mostly escaped the wrath of heavy metal's original flock, one that still laments the arrival of NIRVANA and grunge despite metal's protracted return, it's SOUNDGARDEN. The primary reason for this is their evolution from a STOOGES-meets-HUSKER DU-meets-MUDHONEY mindset that wielded the flannel flag prouder than SOUNDGARDEN's chief contemporaries, PEARL JAM ...

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BLOODBOUND: New Audio Interview With TOMAS OLSSON

On December 15, Rustyn Rose of Metalholic.com conducted an interview with guitarist Tomas Olsson of Swedish melodic metallers BLOODBOUND. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. BLOODBOUND's fifth full-length album, "In The Name Of Metal", was released on November 7 via AFM Records, The effort was recorded with producer Jonas ...

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NEWSTED Filming 'Soldierhead' Video Today

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, is filming a music video today for the song "Soldierhead". Jason states, "I am excited!!! It's been a long time since I've had the opportunity to go off in front of the camera like this!!! Wish us luck!!!" A ...

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SOUNDGARDEN: New Video Interview Posted Online

Last.fm conducted an interview with reunited grunge legends SOUNDGARDEN last month before the band's "Late Show With David Letterman" appearance. You can now watch the chat below. "King Animal", the first collection of all-new material in 16 years from SOUNDGARDEN, and first since the group reunited in 2010, sold 83,000 copies in the United States ...

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Drum Tracks For JON OLIVA's Solo Album Recorded

JON OLIVA'S PAIN and SAVATAGE mastermind Jon Oliva will release first-ever solo album in early 2013 via AFM Records. Drum recordings for the CD began earlier this month at Morrisound Studios in Tampa, Florida. Commented JON OLIVA'S PAIN drummer/producer Christopher Kinder: "Drum tracks are now completed for the 11-song solo CD for Jon Oliva. Once ...

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JASON NEWSTED To Release 'Metal' EP Next Month

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, will release a four-song EP, entitled "Metal", exclusively via iTunes on January 8, 2013. Pre-orders begin on Tuesday, December 18. "Metal" will contain the following tracks: * Soldierhead * Godsnake * King Of The Underdogs * Skyscraper By purchasing ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Completes Mixing 'Ugly Noise'

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have completed mixing their new album, "Ugly Noise", and the CD has been "handed over to mastering," according to the band. Audio samples of two songs from the effort — "Ugly Noise" and "Play Your Part" — can be streamed below. "Ugly Noise" will be released digitally on December ...

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PINK CREAM 69: New Album Audio Samples Available

Frontiers Records will release "Ceremonial", the new album from German/British melodic hard rockers PINK CREAM 69, on January 25 in Europe and January 22 in North America. The cover artwork was created by Kai Brockschmidt (PRETTY MAIDS, ROYAL HUNT) and can be seen below. Six years after the critically praised "In10sity" CD, PINK CREAM 69 ...

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Guitarist KERI KELLI Rumored To Be Joining GEOFF TATE's QUEENSRŸCHE

According to Metal Sludge, Keri Kelli (SLASH'S SNAKEPIT, ALICE COOPER, RATT) is rumored to be joining vocalist Geoff Tate's newly assembled version of QUEENSRŸCHE as the replacement for the recently departed Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND). Tate's QUEENSRŸCHE also includes bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO), drummer Bobby Blotzer (RATT), ...

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MACHINE HEAD Performs PANTERA's 'F**king Hostile' On Anniversary Of DIMEBAG's Death (Video)

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD performed their cover version of the PANTERA classic "Fucking Hostile" live on the eighth anniversary of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's death this past Saturday, December 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. "I'm sure all of you know, or maybe ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: New Rehearsal Footage Posted Online

Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have uploaded video footage of a recent rehearsal featuring three fifths of the band's current lineup. Check it out below. Audio samples of two new songs — "Ugly Noise" and "Play Your Part" — from FLOTSAM AND JETSAM can be streamed below. The tracks come off the band's new ...

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SOIL: New Video Interview With TIM KING

GetYourRockOut conducted an interview with bassist Tim King of Chicago heavy rockers SOIL at the Hard Rock Hell festival, which took place between November 29 and December 3 at Hafan-y-Mor Holiday Camp in North Wales, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. SOIL recently launched an interactive pre-sale campaign on Kickstarter ...

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MELIAH RAGE Founder Launches New Project

MELIAH RAGE founding guitarist/songwriter Anthony Nichols has teamed up with one of Boston's most illustrious indie front men, THE BAGS vocalist/ bassist Jon Hardy, to form a unique and edgy new project called MEXICAN APE-LORD. Nichols and Hardy were actually acquaintances prior to working together — both hailing from the same suburban Boston town of ...

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GEOFF TATE Selling New QUEENSRŸCHE 'Operation: Mindcrime' 25th-Anniversary Merchandise

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate has released brand new merchandise supporting the 25th anniversary the band's classic "Operation: Mindcrime" album. Check it out in Geoff's online store. Tate's newly assembled version of QUEENSRŸCHE — featuring bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, DIO), drummer Bobby Blotzer (RATT), guitarist Kelly Gray (MYTH) and keyboardist ...

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