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GUS G.: 'Long Way Down' Video Released

"Long Way Down", the new video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The clip was shot by acclaimed director and Gus' longtime creative partner Patric Ullaeus (IN FLAMES, WITHIN ...

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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist KOICHI FUKUDA Is 'Sad And Angry' He Will Never Be Able To Reconcile With WAYNE STATIC

Former STATIC-X guitarist Koichi Fukuda (pictured) has released the following statement regarding the passing of ex-STATIC-X frontman Wayne Static: "I am still trying to process the sad fact that I’ve lost my dear old friend, Wayne Richard Wells. He was an extraordinary, one-of-a-kind, very special person and also a very gifted artist with a clear ...

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STATIC-X Frontman WAYNE STATIC Dead At 48

Singer/guitarist Wayne Static (born Wayne Richard Wells) of the industrial metal band STATIC-X has passed away at the age of 48. His death was confirmed by Wayne's publicists at FiXT Publicity. There has been no official confirmation of the cause of death, but some of Static's music industry colleagues suggested in their reactions that drugs ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD: Praying 'Absolutely Works'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford, who has been clean and sober since January of 1986, credits his belief in a higher power for helping him in his recovery. "I'm a different guy to when I was 20," Halford said during an appearance on HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show" (hear audio below). ...

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ANTHRAX, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, MASTODON Members To Take Part In 'Metal Allegiance' Anaheim Event

After a critically acclaimed premiere on the inaugural voyage of MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat alongside their recent addition as a co-headliner on Shiprocked 2015, Metal Allegiance will be bringing their musical crusade to stateside on January 21, 2015 at the House of Blues in Anaheim, California. A collection of heavy music's finest musicians will be reuniting for ...

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TESTAMENT's ERIC PETERSON Recalls Last Time Band Performed 'The Legacy' Ballad (Video)

Vocalist Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT answered "five random questions" for Shockwave magazine aboard MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise, which took place September 22-26. You can watch the question-and-answer session below. Asked to name his "favorite sappy balad," Peterson said: "I would say 'The Legacy' [from TESTAMENT's 1990 album ...

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EXODUS' 'Blood In Blood Out' Cracks U.S. Top 40

"Blood In Blood Out", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS, sold around 8,800 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 38 on The Billboard 200 chart. The band's previous CD, "Exhibit B: The Human Condition", opened with around 4,600 units ...

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SMASHING PUMPKINS: New Single 'Being Beige' Available For Streaming

SMASHING PUMPKINS have premiered "Being Beige", the first single from the band's album "Monuments To An Elegy", due out Tuesday, December 9 via Martha's Music/BMG. "Monuments To An Elegy" marks the iconic alternative band'seighth studio album and is the follow-up to their 2012 critically acclaimed album "Oceania". The new CD was recorded in Chicago with ...

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GUS G. Taps Singer JEFF SCOTT SOTO For West Coast Tour

Gus G. — well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND — has tapped Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to sing for Gus' backing band on his North American West Coast tour, which kicks off this week, ...

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