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GUS G. Talks To MUSICIAN'S FRIEND (Video)

In August 2014, Musician's Friend conducted an interview with 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. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Gus' debut solo album, "I Am The Fire", entered ...

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TESTAMENT Is 'Shooting For' New Album To Sound Like 'The Gathering', Says CHUCK BILLY

Vocalist Chuck Billy of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT was recently interviewed by Shor Bazaar, Pakistan's first international artist management services. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for TESTAMENT's follow-up to 2012's "Dark Roots Of Earth", Billy said: "Well, we're ...

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THE HAUNTED: 'Eye Of The Storm' Video Released

"Eye Of The Storm", the new video from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, can be seen below. The was produced by Oliver Barth of Visions In Fear. "Eye Of The Storm" is taken from THE HAUNTED's new album, "Exit Wounds", which was released on August 25 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Century ...

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EXODUS Guitarist LEE ALTUS Discusses 'Blood In Blood Out' Album In Second Making-Of Clip

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their tenth studio album, "Blood In Blood Out", in North America on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS' ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE's Medical Issues Force MEGADETH To Withdraw From MOTÖRHEAD's 'Motörboat' Cruise

MEGADETH has been forced to withdraw from MOTÖRHEAD's Motörboat cruise for medical reasons. Heavy metal all-star band METAL ALLEGIANCE — featuring MEGADETH's David Ellefson and Chris Broderick — has been added to the September 22-26 cruise. METAL ALLEGIANCE promises Motörboaters the rare opportunity to see a diverse group of metal legends interacting and performing together ...

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LACEY STURM: Why I Left FLYLEAF

Former FLYLEAF singer Lacey Sturm will release her memoir, "The Reason: How I Discovered a Life Worth Living", on October 7 via Baker Books. In a new video clip promoting the book, Sturm explains why she decided to leave the band. She says: "We were on our second album when I got married. And the ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN: Video For New Song 'War Paint'

When Richie Kotzen plays his guitar, you know it's him. The guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter possesses an inimitable style that's both instantly recognizable and immediately striking. This unique style courses through "The Essential Richie Kotzen", a career retrospective collection which was released on September 2 via Loud & Proud Records. It encompasses this iconic ...

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EXODUS: 'Blood In Blood Out' Special Guests, Bonus Tracks Revealed

San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal veterans EXODUS will release their tenth studio album, "Blood In Blood Out", in North America on October 14 via Nuclear Blast. The album art was illustrated by Swedish artist Pär Olofsson, known worldwide for his incredible renderings that have graced the covers of countless heavy metal albums, including EXODUS' ...

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THE HAUNTED: Entire 'Exit Wounds' Album Available For Streaming

"Exit Wounds", the new album from Swedish metallers THE HAUNTED, is available for streaming in its entirety using the SoundCloud widget below. Released on August 25 in Europe and September 2 in North America via Century Media. the CD was once again recorded with the group's longtime producer Tue Madsen at Denmark's Antfarm Studio (DARK ...

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BILLY CORGAN May Break Up SMASHING PUMPKINS Again

Seven years after he reactivated the band, frontman and founder Billy Corgan is thinking about putting the SMASHING PUMPKINS to sleep again. According to The Pulse Of Radio, Corgan told the Chicago Tribune in a new interview that the response to the band's two upcoming album will play a big role in deciding the PUMPKINS' ...

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SURVIVOR Singer JIMI JAMISON Dead At 63

SURVIVOR lead singer Jimi Jamison has died of an apparent heart attack. He was found at home around 1 a.m. Monday morning by his son. The musician was 63 years old. Jamison served as SURVIVOR's lead singer from 1984 until 1988, recording three albums with the band, 1984's "Vital Signs", 1986's "When Seconds Count" and ...

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PAUL GILBERT: 'Every MR. BIG Album Is An Event'

Fredrik Polback of classic rock program "Radio Fireball" (Twitter) in Jönköping, Sweden recently conducted an interview with MR. BIG guitarist Paul Gilbert. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. On the new MR. BIG record, "... The Stories We Could Tell", which will be released on September 19 in Europe and ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Interviewed On Brazil's 'Wikimetal' (Audio)

Brazil's Wikimetal podcast recently conducted an interview with guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, POISON). You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. When Richie Kotzen plays his guitar, you know it's him. The guitar virtuoso, singer and songwriter possesses an inimitable style that's both instantly recognizable ...

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FOO FIGHTERS: Audio Clip Of New Music

Bob "Moz" Moczydlowsky, the recently appointed head of music at Twitter and former senior vice president of product and marketing at Topspin Media, has posted a short snippet of some new FOO FIGHTERS music. Check it out below. Bob took to Vine to post: "Holy guitars, Batman! New @foofighters record makes 'em sound 100 feet ...

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Video: ROB ZOMBIE, DUFF MCKAGAN, BILLY IDOL, STEVE JONES Perform At 10th Annual JOHNNY RAMONE Tribute

Rob Zombie hosted the 10th annual Johnny Ramone birthday on August 24 at the Hollywood Forever Cemetery. The show included live sets of RAMONES classics performed by some of Johnny's closest musician friends, including Zombie, Billy Idol, former GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones. Fred Armisen ("Portlandia", "Saturday Night ...

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MR. BIG Taps ACE FREHLEY Drummer MATT STARR For Upcoming Tour

MR. BIG recently announced that drummer Pat Torpey has been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. The diagnosis has left him unable to perform his normal drumming duties on the band's upcoming world tour. He did complete all of the drumming on the upcoming eighth studio album, "…The Stories We Could Tell", but, unfortunately, touring will be ...

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