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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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MINISTRY: 'AmeriKKKant' Cover Artwork Unveiled; 'Antifa' Music Video Released

Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY will release their new album, "AmeriKKKant", on March 9, 2018 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc will feature guest appearances by DJ Swamp (Beck), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and Lord Of The Cello. Produced by mainman Al Jourgensen, recorded at Caribou Studios in Burbank, California between January ...

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SLASH Sells Beverly Hills House For $8.7 Million

According to TMZ, GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash sold his mansion in the Mulholland Estates, a guard-gated community in the Beverly Hills area of Los Angeles, to rapper Big Sean for $8.7 million. Slash put the house on the market in June 2015 for $10.995 million, but that price came down in April ...

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STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA: METALLICA Came Up From Los Angeles To San Francisco To Emulate What EXODUS Was Doing

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza was interviewed on a recent installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about EXODUS's influence on the early thrash metal scene in the San Francisco Bay Area, Zetro said: "I started [the pre-TESTAMENT ...

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Watch NIKKI SIXX Unbox Limited-Edition Deluxe Vinyl Version Of 'The Heroin Diaries: 10th Anniversary Edition Soundtrack'

A video clip of Nikki Sixx unboxing the limited-edition deluxe vinyl version of the 10th-anniversary edition of SiXX:A.M.'s "The Heroin Diaries Soundtrack" can be seen below. Sixx got sober sixteen years ago. A decade ago he shared this story with the world. And yet with the modern opioid crisis looming larger than ever; Sixx's journey ...

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SIN QUIRIN Says 'AmeriKKKant' Album 'Has Stuff That I Don't Think People Are Expecting From A MINISTRY Record'

Jay Nanda of Alamo True Metal conducted an interview with members of industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY prior to the band's November 12 show at the Aztec Theatre in San Antonio, Texas. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming "AmeriKKKant" studio album: Sin ...

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STEVE And VIRGIL HOWE: 'Leaving Aurora' Video

The official video for the song "Leaving Aurora" from YES guitarist Steve Howe and his late son Virgil Howe, can be seen below. The track is taken from Steve and Virgil's collaborative album, "Nexus", which will be released on November 17. On September 11, 2017, VirgilSteve's youngest son — passed away unexpectedly at ...

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PROPHETS OF RAGE: Preview Of AUDIENCE NETWORK Concert Special

Tune in Friday, November 3 to watch the broadcast premiere of the concert special "Prophets Of Rage" on AT&T Audience Network via DirecTV Ch 239, AT&T U-verse Ch 1114 and on-demand through DirecTV Now. Airing at 9:00 p.m. ET/PT the one-hour event titled "Prophets Of Rage" features a full, live concert shot on location at ...

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TOM MORELLO Says PROPHETS OF RAGE Is 'A Band That's Here To Stay'

PROPHETS OF RAGE guitarist Tom Morello was interviewed on the October 29 edition of "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now listen to the chat using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On combining music and activism: Tom: "My twin passions were always shredding ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE To Launch Show On GIMME RADIO

Dave Mustaine, the Grammy Award-winning guitarist, lead singer, songwriter and founder of legendary band MEGADETH, is joining San Francisco-based startup Gimme Radio, the world's only 24/7, all-metal streaming radio station as DJ and host of "The Dave Mustaine Show". His first show will air at noon PT / 3 p.m. ET on Thursday, November 9, ...

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AMARANTHE Releases 'Maximize' Remix

Swedish metal outfit AMARANTHE has released a remix of its song "Maximize". The opening track of the band's "Maximalism" album was remixed by up-and-coming Finnish electronic music producer/DJ Bliniks, who commented: "For me, heavy metal has been a huge savior in inspiration for the last few years, and nowadays I have a massive ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's MICK MARS Is Continuing Work On Solo Album

Mick Mars is continuing work on his debut solo release. The MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist has spent the last couple of years writing and recording material for his first solo album at a studio in his hometown of Nashville, Tennessee. Mars told SiriusXM radio DJ Eddie Trunk last week that he was "weeding out crap songs ...

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BRET MICHAELS's 'Rock Star Suite' Voted 'Mexico's Leading Hotel Suite' By World Travel Awards

Over the course of his highly successful career, multi-platinum recording artist, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels has strategically put the building blocks in place to explore other successful business ventures including real estate. The POISON singer's vision as it pertains to real estate acquisitions is simple, create something comfortable, and structurally sound with an ...

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PEARL JAM And RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS Among Headliners Of LOLLAPALOOZA In Chile, Argentina And Brazil In 2018

Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brasil will return bigger and better in 2018 with the announcement of one of the most incredible lineups to date, and the expansion to a three-day festival. Fans can anticipate legendary performances from headliners PEARL JAM, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, THE KILLERS, IMAGINE DRAGONS, Lana Del Rey and LCD ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announces Early 2018 European Leg Of 'Catharsis' Tour

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have announced a European tour in support of their forthcoming ninth studio album, "Catharsis", which is set for release in early 2018 via Nuclear Blast. MACHINE HEAD vocalist/guitarist Robb Flynn states: "It's been far too long since we've demolished venues in Europe and the U.K.! We have had ...

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MINISTRY Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST; 'AmeriKKKant' Album Due In Early 2018

Industrial metal veterans MINISTRY have signed a worldwide deal with Nuclear Blast Records. The band recently completed recording its new album, "AmeriKKKant", for a tentative early 2018 release. The disc will feature guest appearances by DJ Swamp (Beck), Burton C. Bell (FEAR FACTORY), Arabian Prince (N.W.A.) and Lord Of The Cello. "This album, 'AmeriKKKant', will ...

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