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STEVE VAI On Performing With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'It's A Peak Moment For Me In The Pantheon Of My Live Touring Experience'

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai about his "Generation Axe" tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he had a "wish list" for the "Generation Axe" tour: Steve: ...

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METALLICA Mourns Death Of Distiller Behind Its Recently Launched 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA is mourning the death of the acclaimed master distiller and blender behind the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. Dave Pickerell died on Thursday (November 1) in San Francisco where he was scheduled to take part in the annual WhiskyFest event. No other details have been released. Earlier today, METALLICA issued the following statement: ...

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Video Premiere: SKINLAB's 'Dead Tomorrow'

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterans SKINLAB have released the official Josh Vargas-directed music video for the song "Dead Tomorrow". The track, which was recorded with Juan Urteaga at Trident Studios, is taken from the band's upcoming fifth studio album, which is tentatively due in 2019 via Art Is War Records. Earlier in the year, ...

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BUCKCHERRY Covers NINE INCH NAILS' 'Head Like A Hole' (Audio)

California rockers BUCKCHERRY are back with their first music in over three years with the cover of the NINE INCH NAILS classic "Head Like A Hole". "Head Like A Hole" is taken from BUCKCHERRY's forthcoming seventh full-length album, "Warpaint", which will be released in the spring via Century Media/RED Music. Helming the sessions is producer ...

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DANKO JONES Releases New Single 'Burn In Hell'

Over the years, the acclaimed Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has famously sweat blood, given the finger and thought bad thoughts. Today, they add to their inimitable legacy of piss and vinegar with "Burn In Hell", a swaggering dose of garage-filtered boogie rock that serves as the second preview of the group's as-yet-untitled new ...

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Hear Previously Unreleased Recording Of 'Wake Up Dead' By Former MEGADETH Members MENZA, LOMENZO, POLAND

A 2014 live rehearsal, unreleased instrumental recording of MEGADETH's "Wake Up Dead" by the band's former members Nick Menza (drums), Chris Poland (guitar) and James LoMenzo (bass) can be heard below. The unnamed trio came together when Menza and LoMenzo decided to join forces in a new project, later inviting Poland to handle rhythm and ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT Says 'The World Is Righted Again' Now That BRIAN JOHNSON And PHIL RUDD Are Back

Simon Wright says that the world has been "righted again" now that AC/DC is apparently once again making music with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Johnson and Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver's Warehouse Studios in August. Based on the pictures, the assumption is that AC/DC ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE Says Band's Satanic Image Felt 'Completely Natural' To Him

GHOST leader Tobias Forge was recently interviewed by 97.1 The Eagle's Cindy Scull. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. Asked if GHOST's anonymity and costumed, pseudo-Satanic theatrics, especially during the band's earlier years, made it harder or easier for him to achieve commercial success, Tobias said: "There's obviously several ...

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Watch ALEX LIFESON Perform RUSH Classics With CHICAGO's JASON SCHEFF

On Sunday, October 28, RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson took part in the 11th annual Scott Medlock-Robby Krieger Golf Classic's All-Star Concert to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital at the Saddlerock Ranch in Malibu, California. Lifeson performed RUSH's "Freewill", "The Spirit Of Radio" and "Limelight" with the help of CHICAGO's Jason Scheff on bass and ...

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COREY BEAULIEU Says TRIVIUM Wanted To 'Bring The Intensity' Back On 'The Sin And The Sentence'

RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California-based radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", recently conducted an interview with guitarist Corey Beaulieu of Florida metallers TRIVIUM. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the heavier nature of their 2017 "The ...

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