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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY: ERIC PETERSON 'Just Keeps Getting Better And Better' At Coming Up With New Riffs

Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT was interviewed on the June 26-28 edition of Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show. You can now listen to the chat using the Podbean widget below. A couple of excerpts follow. On TESTAMENT's forthcoming studio album, tentatively due in early 2016: "I think Eric ...

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MARILYN MANSON And KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS Working On Acoustic Project

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Marilyn Manson says he's working on "Southern-sounding" acoustic blues material — and that it will feature KORN's Jonathan Davis. Speaking in a Reddit session with fans, Manson revealed that a "completely unexpected" project he hinted at earlier this month was an unplugged record, explaining, "That's some of the plans ...

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Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Dead At 67

Grammy Award-winning bass guitarist, vocalist, and founding member of YES, Chris Squire, has died after a battle with Acute Erythroid Leukemia (AEL), an uncommon form of Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML). He was 67 years old. Chris had been receiving treatment in his hometown of Phoenix since he was diagnosed with the disease in May. Squire's ...

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VAN HALEN To Co-Headline Atlanta's MUSIC MIDTOWN Festival

VAN HALEN, Elton John, Drake and Sam Smith will headline this year's Music Midtown festival at Piedmont Park on Friday, September 18 and Saturday, September 19 in Atlanta. The annual festival, which began in 1994, will also feature chart toppers such as Lenny Kravitz, Billy Idol, PANIC! AT THE DISCO and Tove Lo. "Every year, ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On Upcoming METAL ALLEGIANCE Album: 'It Happened Really Naturally'

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH, SHADOWS FALL, SCAR THE MARTYR Members: 'Throwback' Song To Debut Next Week

"Throwback", a new song from ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), will receive its broadcast debut on June 23, exclusively on SiriusXM's Liquid Metal. Speaking about how the ACT OF DEFIANCE ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO, CHARLIE BENANTE, CHUCK BILLY, RANDY BLYTHE To Guest On METAL ALLEGIANCE Debut

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of MEGADETH, TESTAMENT — which debuted on MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise last year, and performed at this year's NAMM show and on the ShipRocked cruise, will release its self-titled debut album on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together ...

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ROB ZOMBIE, ZZ TOP, GODSMACK, SHINEDOWN, SLASH Confirmed For Louisville's LOUDER THAN HELL Festival

Louder Than Life returns to Champions Park near downtown Louisville October 3-4, 2015 for the second annual celebration of the region's culture and cuisine, once again featuring award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, and a powerful music lineup. Louder Than Life's premier selection of bourbon, whiskey, craft beer and Gourmet Man Food is curated ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS Change Band Lineup Again

According to The Pulse Of Radio, SMASHING PUMPKINS founder and sole original member Billy Corgan has realigned the band's ever-changing lineup again. After playing a recent string of tour dates with the group, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE drummer Brad Wilk and KILLERS bassist Mark Stoermer have left the PUMPKINS patch, replaced by Robin Diaz and ...

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KINGS OF CHAOS Feat. SAMMY HAGAR, SLASH, DUFF MCKAGAN, GLENN HUGHES To Perform At San Francisco Benefit Concert

KINGS OF CHAOS, the supergroup whose roating lineup is composed of onetime members of GUNS N' ROSES, VAN HALEN, DEEP PURPLE, THE CULT and ALTER BRIDGE, will perform at a special benefit concert for Ric O'Barry's Dolphin Project on Wednesday, July 29 at The Fillmore in San Francisco, California. Former GUNS N' ROSES members, guitarist ...

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TESTAMENT Singer CHUCK BILLY's 'Crazy Tour Story' (Video)

Each episode of Digital Tour Bus's "Crazy Tour Stories" features a touring act giving you all the details about one or more wild things that have taken place while on the road. In the episode below, which was filmed on April 11 in Joliet, Illinois, TESTAMENT vocalist Chuck Billy recounts one of his crazy stories ...

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GLENN HUGHES Talks CALIFORNIA BREED Split, Upcoming Solo Album And Collaboration With BILLY RAY CYRUS

On June 5, myRockworld conducted an interview with legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK SABBATH, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, CALIFORNIA BREED). You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the breakup of CALIFORNIA BREED: "Well, to be very, very honest with you, I haven't really spoken ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Begin Recording Sophomore Album

THE WINERY DOGS, the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), has entered a Los Angeles-area studio to begin recording its sophomore album, to be released in North America this fall on Loud ...

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MUDVAYNE Members' AUDIOTOPSY Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

AUDIOTOPSY, the new band featuring guitarist Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE, HELLYEAH), drummer Matt McDonough (MUDVAYNE), vocalist Billy Keeton (SKRAPE) and bassist Perry Stern, has signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. The group's debut album is scheduled for release in the fall. "AUDIOTOPSY is the band that has been waiting to happen," says Greg. "All the ...

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Video: MARILYN MANSON And SMASHING PUMPKINS' BILLY CORGAN Hold Press Conference To Talk About Upcoming Tour

On Monday, May 18, Marilyn Manson and SMASHING PUMPKINS mainman Billy Corgan held a press conference in Chicago to promote their upcoming "The End Times" co-headlining tour. You can watch video footage of the question-and-answer session below. Corgan told The Pulse Of Radio that the tour came about organically after he and Manson recently re-established ...

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Founding YES Bassist CHRIS SQUIRE Diagnosed With Leukemia

Founding YES bassist Chris Squire has been diagnosed with a form of leukemia called acute erythroid leukemia. As a result, he will be forced to miss the group's tour this summer for the first time to receive medical treatment in Phoenix, where he resides. He will be temporarily replaced by Billy Sherwood, who played guitar ...

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On The Tour Bus With TESTAMENT (Video)

Digital Tour Bus, which gives fans "an all-access pass" to the tour buses that their favorite bands travel in, has posted its latest "Bus Invaders" episode, focusing on San Francisco Bay Area thrashers TESTAMENT. The six-minute clip can be seen below. TESTAMENT kicked off the "Dark Roots Of Thrash II" tour with EXODUS and SHATTERED ...

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