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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'Everybody Involved With It Was Doing The Best That They Possibly Could'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has no regrets about the band's "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was created "with the best of intentions." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, ...

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IN FLAMES To Release 'I, The Mask' Album In March; Listen To New Songs '(This Is Our) House' And 'I Am Above'

Swedish melodic heavyweights IN FLAMES will release their thirteenth studio album, titled "I, The Mask", on March 1, 2019 via Nuclear Blast (worldwide, excluding North America) and Eleven Seven Music (North America). Pre-orders for the album will begin January 11 offering "I Am Above" and "(This Is Our) House" as instant downloads. The 12-track album ...

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BAD RELIGION: New Album Announcement Coming In January

BAD RELIGION guitarist Brett Gurewitz has confirmed to KROQ in a new interview that the band will release a new full-length record next year. "We're not announcing the album yet, but everyone knows we've been working on it," Brett said (see video below). "So it will be coming out in 2019. And an official announcement ...

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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce 'Punk' Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

Premium network EPIX has greenlit "Punk", a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: 'Down In Flames' Video

"Down In Flames", the first video from DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), can be seen below. The song, which was produced by Greg Fidelman (METALLICA, SLIPKNOT) was released via ...

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TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN On Why NIGHTWISH Took A Year Off: 'The Passion Just Wasn't There'

NIGHTWISH keyboardist Tuomas Holopainen recently spoke with Spain's Metal Journal. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting some of NIGHTWISH's earliest material during the band's ongoing "Decades" tour: Tuomas: "Nostalgia would be the perfect word to describe how we feel. It really is ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'That Was Me Capitulating To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Desires To Be More Of An Alternative Band'

Dave Mustaine says that MEGADETH's "Risk" was the result of him "capitulating" to Marty Friedman's "desires to be more of an alternative band." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, pop rock ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Announce May 2019 U.S. Tour

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek will mark the group's first tour in nearly three ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Joins Forces With MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS In DEADLAND RITUAL

Bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) have joined forces in a new supergroup called DEADLAND RITUAL. DEADLAND RITUAL is scheduled to appear at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France next summer. The group will perform on ...

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SHINEDOWN To Play Intimate Run Of Shows In May

SHINEDOWN has announced "An Evening With Shinedown" live dates — an intimate, limited run of shows kicking off May 6 in New Orleans. These nine special shows will offer fans an exclusive, up-close-and-personal live experience amidst the 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, which will see SHINEDOWN pack arenas backed by its biggest, most eye-popping production ...

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