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GUNS N' ROSES' DUFF MCKAGAN: How I Became A Bassist

At the 2019 NAMM Show — a convention for the musical products industry that took place in Anaheim, California from January 24-27 — GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan participated in a "bass talk" with Fender. Video footage can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he came to ...

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JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES: 'Crank It - Living With Ghosts' Video

JOHN 5 AND THE CREATURES — comprised of former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5, bassist Ian Ross and drummer Logan Miles Nix — has launched another music video from its forthcoming full-length album, "Invasion". The trippy clip for the two-part track titled "Crank It - Living With Ghosts" begins as a ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Multi-Cam Footage Of DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band Reunion At 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

The instrumental members of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band reunited this past Saturday night (January 26) for a two-song performance at "Ultimate NAMM Night" in Anaheim, California. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were joined by singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to play ...

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Watch LAST IN LINE Perform In Sacramento

Fan-filmed video footage of LAST IN LINE's January 20 concert at Ace Of Spades in Sacramento, California can be seen below. LAST IN LINE will release its sophomore album, "II", on February 22 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with 2016's "Heavy Crown", the new disc was produced by DOKKEN and FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson. The ...

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BAD WOLVES Is Recording 21 Songs For Second Album

BAD WOLVES frontman Tommy Vext spoke to Front Row Live Entertainment about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's second album. "What we did, basically, is in the down time of last year, we would record a few songs here and there on the weeks that we had off [from touring]," he said ...

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NANCY WILSON Honored With 'Music For Life' Award At 2019 NAMM Show

During the opening Breakfast of Champions session at The 2019 NAMM Show, Nancy Wilson, the celebrated guitar virtuoso and co-founder of seminal rock band HEART, was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) "Music For Life" award. The award honors pioneering artists who, through their careers and artistic expression, have inspired others to ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recruits Drummer FRANCIS RUIZ

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have recruited Francis Ruiz as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Sean Winchester, who left BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on the group's new album, "Warpaint". Ruiz has previously worked as a drum tech for such acclaimed drummers as Paul Bostaph (SLAYER), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), ...

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Watch DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band Reunite At 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

The instrumental members of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band reunited last night (Saturday, January 26) for a two-song performance at "Ultimate NAMM Night" in Anaheim, California. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were joined by singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to play a ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album: 'It's Not A Rock Record'

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan says that his upcoming solo album will consist of "observational songs" that find him "pointing out out some things" that he has noticed over the course of the last few years of touring. McKagan began recording the album back in March 2018 with producer Shooter Jennings. The two worked ...

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