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BUCKCHERRY Recruits Drummer FRANCIS RUIZ

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have recruited Francis Ruiz as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Sean Winchester, who left BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on the group's new album, "Warpaint". Ruiz has previously worked as a drum tech for such acclaimed drummers as Paul Bostaph (SLAYER), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), ...

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Trailer For 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile' Movie Featuring JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut as part of the cast of the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which will receive its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, ...

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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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IN FLAMES: Lyric Video For 'I, The Mask' Title Track

The official lyric video for "I, The Mask", a brand new song from Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES, can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's thirteenth studio album, which will be released on March 1 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release Second Album In August

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of ...

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CARMINE APPICE's GUITAR ZEUS To Be Reissued

Legendary drummer Carmine Appice is scheduled to re-release his GUITAR ZEUS project, a compilation album featuring a who's who list of the best and world-renowned guitarists on the planet backed by his core band featuring Tony Franklin (THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER) on bass, Kelly Keeling (TSO, MSG) on vocals, keys and rhythm guitar, and Appice ...

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'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' All-Star Memorial Concert To Feature Former Members Of DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS

The "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" concert will take place on Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. This all-star extravaganza will be hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk. Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by musicians whose own careers were influenced by his legendary, powerful sound. This celebratory concert ...

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METALLICA Frontman JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut To Premiere At SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut as part of the cast of the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile", which will receive its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's CHRIS CAFFERY Is 'Really Bothered' By National Anthem Protests During NFL Games

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery says his solo song "Upon The Knee" is inspired by the recent U.S. national anthem protests. NFL players started protesting police brutality in 2016 by taking a knee during the anthem, setting off a flurry of debate across the country. While the issue has subsided considerably during the 2018 NFL ...

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Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members Rejoin Forces In RETURN OF THE COMET

Former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) have joined forces with former ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner in RETURN OF THE COMET. Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Regan and world-renowned drummer Anton Fig formed FREHLEY'S COMET in 1984. The band went on to sell well over ...

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IN FLAMES To Release 'I, The Mask' Album In March; Listen To New Songs '(This Is Our) House' And 'I Am Above'

Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES will release their thirteenth studio album, titled "I, The Mask", on March 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Pre-orders for the album will begin January 11 offering "I Am Above" and "(This Is Our) House" as instant downloads. The 12-track album ...

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DEATH ANGEL: Video Recap Of 'Caster Of Shame' Launch Event

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have posted a video recap of the November 24 launch event for the Caster Of Shame IPA, their collaboration with Oakland, California's longest-running active brewery Ale Industries. DEATH ANGEL recently entered AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida to begin recording its ninth album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Evil ...

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TED NUGENT Says 'Canada Is Absolutely Crazy' For Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Ted Nugent says that "Canada is absolutely crazy" for its decision to legalize marijuana, explaining that he has "never seen one moment of positive outcome from someone getting high." Starting in October, Canada became the highest-profile country to not only decriminalize cannabis possession and use, but to tax, regulate and monitor its growth, distribution and ...

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FIFTH ANGEL: 'The Third Secret' Video

"The Third Secret", the new video from FIFTH ANGEL, can be seen below. The song is the title track of the band's first new album in almost 30 years, which was released on October 26 through Nuclear Blast Records. "The Third Secret" features the incredible talents of guitarist and lead vocalist Kendall Bechtel, bassist John ...

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TED NUGENT To Release 'The Music Made Me Do It' Album In November

Ted Nugent will release his new studio album, "The Music Made Me Do It", on November 9. The follow-up to 2014's "Shutup & Jam" features Nugent alongside longtime touring bassist Greg Smith, drummer Jason Hartless and Michael Lutz. Plus, "Motown soulsister" Alyssa Simmons "sings her dangerous ass off," according to Ted. You can pre-order the ...

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DEATH ANGEL Begins Recording Ninth Studio Album

San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL have entered AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida to begin recording their ninth album. The follow-up to 2016's "The Evil Divide" is once again being produced by Jason Suecof, who previously worked on DEATH ANGEL's last disc, as well as 2010's "Relentless Retribution" and 2013's "The Dream Calls For ...

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TOURNIQUET: Lyric Video For 'Sinister Scherzo' Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, CHRIS POLAND

U.S. thrash/heavy metal veterans TOURNIQUET have released a lyric video for the single "Sinister Scherzo". The track, which features guest appearances by former JUDAS PRIEST and ICED EARTH singer Tim "Ripper" Owens and ex-MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland, is taken from the band's forthcoming album, "Gazing At Medusa", which is due mid-October via TOURNIQUET's own label, ...

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