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RETURN OF THE COMET Feat. Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members: Video Of First-Ever Concert

RETURN OF THE COMET, the new band featuring former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) along with ex-ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner, performed live for the first time last night (Friday, April 5) at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members Rejoin Forces In RETURN OF THE COMET

Former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) have joined forces with former ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner in RETURN OF THE COMET. Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Regan and world-renowned drummer Anton Fig formed FREHLEY'S COMET in 1984. The band went on to sell well over ...

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Former BUDGIE Guitarist JOHN THOMAS Dies

John Thomas, former guitarist for the Welsh hard rock band BUDGIE, passed away last night, shortly after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia. He was 63 years old. His death was confirmed by the band's longtime drummer Steve Williams who broke the news on Facebook. Williams wrote: "My friend and fellow BUDGIE band member John ...

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MEGADETH: 'Dystopia' Title Track Available For Streaming

The title track of MEGADETH's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia", can be streamed below. Due on January 22, 2016, the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" was recorded last year in Nashville, Tennessee and was produced by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ...

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MEGADETH Releases 'The Threat Is Real' Animated Video

MEGADETH's animated video for the new song "The Threat Is Real" can be seen below. The track was released last month as a 12-inch single as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort also includes the title cut and a cover of FEAR's "Foreign Policy", both of which are taken from ...

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Listen To New MEGADETH Song 'The Threat Is Real' (Audio)

MEGADETH's 12-inch single, "The Threat Is Real", will be released this week as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort will include the title track and a cover of FEAR's "Foreign Policy", both of which are taken from MEGADETH's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia". "The Threat Is Real" is now available ...

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MEGADETH: First Official Promotional Photo Of New Lineup

The first official promotional photo of MEGADETH's new lineup — featuring founding members Dave Mustaine (guitar, vocals) and David Ellefson (bass) alongside LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler and Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro, best known for his work with ANGRA — can be seen on this page. Adler and Loureiro were recruited earlier this year ...

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MEGADETH: New Album Track Listing Revealed

MEGADETH recently finished recording its fifteenth album in a Nashville studio for a tentative late 2015 or early 2016 release. The production duties on the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" were handled by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN). The CD is currently being mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has ...

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MEGADETH Taps LAMB OF GOD Producer JOSH WILBUR For New Album Mix

MEGADETH has tapped Josh Wilbur (LAMB OF GOD, ALL THAT REMAINS, GOJIRA) to mix the band's fifteenth album, which was recently recorded in a Nashville studio. The production duties on the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" were handled by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine and Toby Wright (ALICE IN CHAINS, KORN). Mustaine tweeted on Friday (July ...

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CHRIS ADLER Would Never Leave LAMB OF GOD For MEGADETH

LAMB OF GOD and MEGADETH drummer Chris Adler was interviewed on the latest installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting sessions for the new MEGADETH album: "Most of the ...

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RAVEN: New Song 'Fight' Available For Streaming

British/American heavy metal trio RAVEN will release its new album, "ExtermiNation", in Scandinavia on April 22, in Germany on April 24, in the rest of Europe on April 27 and in North America on April 28 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort will be made available as a digipak version (including one bonus track), 2LP gatefold green ...

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