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IRON MAIDEN Drummer To Guest On 'Eddie Trunk Live'

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain will guest on "Eddie Trunk Live" on SiriusXM satellite radio (channel 39 Hair Nation) this coming Monday, June 25 at 6:00 p.m. EST. Close to 14,000 fans turned out in force this past Thursday night, June 21 for the opening show of IRON MAIDEN's "Maiden England North American Tour" in ...

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SACRED GATE: Debut Album Out Now

Mönchengladbach, Germany-based traditional heavy metal band SACRED GATE released its full-length debut, "When Eternity Ends", on April 27 via Metal On Metal Records. Formed in 2008, SACRED GATE's founding members, guitarist and composer Nicko Nikolaidis and vocalist Jim Over (both of Greek origin), have mastered their craft in other bands prior to SACRED GATE. They ...

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ZAKK WYLDE, SLASH Talk About Passing Of JIM MARSHALL (Video)

Artisan News spoke to Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) and Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) at the fourth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards about the passing of revolutionary amp pioneer Jim Marshall OBE. You can watch the report below. As previously reported, rock and roll's biggest stars will join forces to celebrate ...

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IAN GILLAN, TONY IOMMI To Release New WHOCARES Album In July

DEEP PURPLE's Ian Gillan and BLACK SABBATH's Tony Iommi took everybody by surprise in 2011 by releasing a charity single, "Out Of My Mind", renewing the collaboration that led the pair to record an album in 1984, "Born Again", under the BLACK SABBATH moniker. For the occasion, the two rock legends called a few friends ...

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Metal Superstars To Pay Tribute To JIM MARSHALL

Rock and roll's biggest stars are to join forces to celebrate the life and work of revolutionary amp pioneer Jim Marshall OBE. Following the sad news of Jim's death earlier this month, the event, which was already planned to commemorate Marshall's 50th anniversary, will now be held in honour of the legendary man and his ...

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PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, MACALPINE, SHERINIAN At 'Drum Off Grand Finals'; Pro-Shot Footage Available

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) performed on January 14, 2012 at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, ...

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IRON MAIDEN, CHICKENFOOT, SLIPKNOT Members To Appear At Marshall Amps' 50-Year Anniversary

Iconic British brand Marshall, the world's most famous and revolutionary amp producer, celebrates its Golden Anniversary year cementing its place in musical history. To celebrate 50 legendary years of musical innovation, Marshall is taking over Wembley Arena for a full-on rock and roll riot on Saturday, September 22. The groundbreaking artist lineup is as pioneering ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Interviewed At 'Drum-Off' Event (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) performed this past Saturday (January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next ...

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PETER CRISS Talks Cancer And Possible Reunion With KISS (Video)

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss was inducted this past Saturday night (January 14) as part of the latest Drum Legend class during the grand finals of Guitar Center's annual Drum-Off at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The Drum Legend induction honors icons in the drum world that have paved the way for today's drummers. ...

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METALLICA Bassist Performs With BAD RELIGION Drummer At 'Drum Off Grand Finals' (Video)

Drummer Brooks Wackerman (BAD RELIGION, TENACIOUS D) played with Robert Trujillo (METALLICA) and Armand Sabal-Lecco (PAUL SIMON), both on bass, this past Saturday (January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch video footage of ...

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PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, MACALPINE, SHERINIAN Perform At 'Drum Off Grand Finals' (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) performed yesterday (Saturday, January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Named 'Drum Legend'

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss was inducted last night (Saturday, January 14) as part of the latest Drum Legend class during the grand finals of Guitar Center's annual Drum-Off at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The Drum Legend induction honors icons in the drum world that have paved the way for today's drummers. The ...

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METALLICA Bassist To Perform At Guitar Center's 'Drum-Off'; PETER CRISS To Be Inducted

Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has announces additional performers and judges for the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 14, 2012. In addition to the five grand finalists competing for the nearly $50,000 grand prize, the ...

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'An Evening With Nicko McBrain' Tour Dates Announced

Premier, the world's leading manufacturer of drums and percussion, is proud to present "An Evening With Nicko A Night Of Drums, Drumming And Entertainment With Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain". Nicko McBrain hardly requires an introduction. Having joined IRON MAIDEN in 1982, Nicko has become an established and charismatic figure within the music fraternity, renowned for ...

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STEELWING: Video Footage, Photos From The Studio

Swedish metallers STEELWING entered Leon Music Studios in Karlstad, Sweden earlier this month to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The as-yet-untitled CD is being helmed by Rikard Lfgren, who has previously worked with DEATHSTARS, MAMAKIN, ENFORCER and VOMITORY, among others. Check ...

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'Metal Bible' Finally Available In English

After years of hard work, the Metal Bible has finally been released in both English and German. The Metal Bible was made available in time for the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, where more than 12,000 copies were distributed. Over 60,000 copies of the Metal Bible's Swedish version have been made available since its ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Slams Norwegian Mass Murderer, Says Band's Music 'Unites People' (Video)

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has slammed Anders Breivik, the man responsible for killing 77 people in Norway, as an "asshole." Breivik, a white native Norwegian, was described by the Guardian as "a Christian fundamentalist with a deep hatred of multiculturalism, of the left, and of Muslims." During IRON MAIDEN's concert last night (Friday, August ...

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STEELWING: More New Album Details Revealed

Swedish metallers STEELWING will enter Leon Music Studios in Karlstad, Sweden later this month to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The as-yet-untitled CD will be helmed by Rikard Lfgren, who has previously worked with DEATHSTARS, MAMAKIN, ENFORCER and VOMITORY, among others. ...

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