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NICKELBACK Bassist Says VINNIE PAUL 'Didn't Really Wanna Be Alive Anymore' After Witnessing His Brother's Murder

NICKELBACK bassist Mike Kroeger spoke to Australia's Silver Tiger Media about last year's passing of PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. The 54-year-old musician, who saw his brother, "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, killed onstage by a fan in 2004, died in June 2018 of dilated cardiomyopathy, an enlarged heart, as well as severe ...

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LAST IN LINE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Year Of The Gun'

The official lyric video for the song "Year Of The Gun" from LAST IN LINE can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's sophomore album, "II", which will be released on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT To Appear In Acclaimed Conversation Series 'Speakeasy'

The critically acclaimed conversation series "Speakeasy" has returned for a fourth season on public television's World channel. The six episodes will feature an all-new group of iconic artists, Grammy Award winners, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, and beloved musicians engaging in intimate conversations between friends. Each episode gives fans an inside look into ...

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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Calls MARK TORNILLO An 'UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Copy'

Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that he doesn't believe his former bandmates were "thoroughly prepared" to replace Udo Dirkschneider at the height of the group's success three decades ago. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited by ACCEPT for the "Eat The Heat" album in 1989 following the departure of Dirkschneider. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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Listen To New DREAM THEATER Song 'Fall Into The Light'

"Fall Into The Light", a brand new song from progressive music titans DREAM THEATER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", which will be released on February 22. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered ...

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BURNING RAIN Feat. DOUG ALDRICH, KEITH ST. JOHN, BRAD LANG, BLAS ELIAS: 'Face The Music' Album Details

BURNING RAIN, the hard rock band founded by guitarist extraordinaire Doug Aldrich (REVOLUTION SAINTS, THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO) and vocalist Keith St. John (MONTROSE, KINGDOM COME), will release its fourth studio album, "Face The Music", on March 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. In conjunction with the album announcement, the band has shared the latest ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: U.S. Tour Announced

It's not every day that metalheads get the opportunity to witness three of metal's finest vocalists on the same concert stage — Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, DIO DISCIPLES), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER, SATAN'S HOST, TITAN FORCE), and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DENNER/SHERMANN, DEATH DEALER). But soon, U.S. fans ...

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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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The Simulation - BORN OF OSIRIS

Founded in 2003, BORN OF OSIRIS went through many early name changes, and we'll skip tallying the number of members—including, recently, longtime bassist David Darocha—who have come through this prog-core unit. These changes express the demanding creative body on the band itself to peak. With drummer Cameron Losch the last original member, and new bassist, ...

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SEPULTURA's ELOY CASAGRANDE Has 'Total Respect' For Previous Drummers IGOR CAVALERA And JEAN DOLABELLA

Drumtalk, the video podcast by German drummer and videographer Philipp Koch, recently conducted an interview with SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what he enjoys most about drumming: Eloy: "I think for all the musicians, that's something natural for you. ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'The Four Horsemen' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA will release a limited-edition vinyl of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic" next month. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural "Helping Hands" benefit concert held in San Francisco on November 3, 2018. "Helping Hands… Live & ...

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PRETTY MAIDS: 'Bull's Eye' Video Released

The official music video for the song "Bull's Eye" from Danish hard rock veterans PRETTY MAIDS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Kingmaker", which was released in November 2016 via Frontiers Music Srl. PRETTY MAIDS frontman Ronnie Atkins told Kansai Finder about "Kingmaker": "'Kingmaker' was actually more or ...

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MAYNARD JAMES KEENAN Completes Recording Vocals For New TOOL Album

Maynard James Keenan says that he has completed recording his vocals for TOOL's long-awaited new album. The singer took to his Twitter account earlier today to write: "Update- Final vocals tracked MONTHS ago. Then U.S.-UK-Euro run w #APC. If Tool all inst are tracked, long process of Mixing now. Meanwhile write/film/track w @puscifer for #puscifer2020 ...

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DORO To Release 'Backstage To Heaven' Vinyl EP

German metal queen Doro Pesch will release a four-song vinyl EP, "Backstage To Heaven", on March 8 to coincide with the start of the second leg of her world tour. The EP will feature two previously released album tracks as well as two new live recordings. "I wish you all a happy new year, it ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Quits LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has exited LORDS OF BLACK. He announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal band in a post on his Facebook page. Ronnie wrote: "Just to inform that since some weeks ago I did leave my 'job' as lead singer in LORDS OF BLACK. Almost five years of good music, ...

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