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MACHINE HEAD Is Holding Auditions For New Guitarist And Drummer

MACHINE HEAD has begun holding auditions to find replacements for drummer Dave McClain and guitarist Phil Demmel, who left the band last fall. During an Instagram live stream, frontman Robb Flynn revealed that the sessions are taking place at Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with engineer Zack Ohren, who worked on the group's latest album, ...

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Rock Legends ANGEL Sign Deal With CLEOPATRA RECORDS

Legendary rock band ANGEL has signed a deal with Cleopatra Records. Original members Punky Meadows and Frank DiMino, along with current member Danny Farrow (rhythm guitar), have written 14 brand new songs for the album, which they will begin recording in April. The tracks are described in a press release as "very diverse, ranging from ...

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Watch DAVE MUSTAINE Use Wah-Wah Pedal Live At 'Experience Hendrix' Concert In Raleigh

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine performing during the March 14 "Experience Hendrix" concert at in Raleign, North Carolina can be seen below. The show marked the second time Mustaine used a wah-wah pedal live, following his appearance at the March 12 "Experience Hendrix" stop in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustaine admitted in an Instagram video ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE On Hearing LED ZEPPELIN's 'Physical Graffiti' For First Time: 'It Freaked Me Out'

During an appearance on "Winyl", the podcast hosted by former Rolling Stone staff writer and New York Times bestselling author Anthony Bozza, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee talked about hearing LED ZEPPELIN's "Physical Graffiti" album for the first time and how John Bonham influenced his drumming style in the early years. "Music is so hard ...

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Listen To New SAINT VITUS Song 'Bloodshed'

"Bloodshed", a new song from the godfathers of American doom metal SAINT VITUS, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming, self-titled album, which will be released on May 17 via Season Of Mist. "Saint Vitus" track listing: 01. Remains (6:23) 02. A Prelude To... (3:20) 03. Bloodshed (3:04) 04. 12 ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Be Joined By CHAD KROEGER, JOE SATRIANI, MICHAEL ANTHONY At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI' Benefit Concert

Sammy Hagar has announced the lineup for the sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert, set to take place on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" include (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR ...

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LARS ULRICH Looks Back On METALLICA's First-Ever Concert

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich celebrated the 37th anniversary of the band's first-ever concert by sharing the only photo he could find of the drum kit he used at the show, plus the setlist and his diary entry from that day. The concert took place on March 14, 1982 at Radio City in Anaheim, California — ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Regroups For NASCAR Cup Race: Photos, Video

All four members of MÖTLEY CRÜE attended yesterday's (Sunday, March 17) NASCAR race at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Named grand marshals of the race, they gave the famous command "Drivers, Start Your Engines" prior to the start of the Auto Club 400. Joining the band were actors Douglas Booth (who plays bassist Nikki ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Talks 'Basstory' Tour, EMP Record Label And Playing With Other Bands

Germany's Moshpit Passion recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how MEGADETH got permission to include songs from the various record companies it has done business with for its 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads": David: ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: 'I Don't Keep Track Of SLAYER'

Ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has told Drum! magazine in a new interview that he doesn't pay attention to what his former band is doing. "I don't keep track of SLAYER," he said. "I have too much to deal with over here." The 54-year-old musician, who splits his time between crossover pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON: Video Of Entire Solo Tour Kickoff

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton kicked off his solo tour Wednesday night (March 13) at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Making a special guest appearance at the show for the song "The Truth Is Dead" was Mark's LAMB OF GOD bandmate, vocalist Randy ...

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Watch BARONESS's Music Video For New Song 'Borderlines'

Savannah, Georgia metal band BARONESS will release its eagerly awaited new album, "Gold & Grey", on June 14 via Abraxan Hymns. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Borderlines", can be seen below. "Our goal is, was, and will always be to write increasingly superior, more honest and compelling songs, and to develop ...

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CRASHDÏET To Release New Album This Year

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has re-signed with Frontiers Music Srl. The band's fifth album and follow-up to 2013's "The Savage Playground" will arrive before the end of the year. This past January, CRASHDÏET released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE To Use Wah-Wah Pedal Live For First Time: 'I've Been Apprehensive Of Using One For Obvious Reasons'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine will use a wah-wah pedal live for the first time during tonight's (Tuesday, March 12) "Experience Hendrix" concert at the Tivoli Theatre in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Mustaine revealed his plan in an Instagram video message earlier today. He said (see below): "Tonight's gonna be the first time I'm ever gonna use a wah-wah ...

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Video Premiere: TESLA's 'Shock'

The official music video for "Shock", the title track of the new album from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be seen below. Released on March 8 via UMe, the follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, and limited-edition translucent blue ...

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Y&T Is Contemplating Recording Another Acoustic EP

Y&T singer/guitarist Dave Meniketti has told Tigman of the Z93 radio station that the band is contemplating recording the follow-up to last year's acoustic EP, "Acoustic Classix Vol. 1". "We were just talking about it the other day," he said (hear audio below). "Yeah, I think that might be fun. We had a good time ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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DAVE GROHL, CHEAP TRICK Performances Scheduled For Debut Of 'Howard Stern's Saturday Soundtracks'

Howard Stern and SiriusXM have announced "Howard Stern's Saturday Soundtracks", a weekly exploration of the most intimate, innovative, and inspiring music performances recorded both recently and over the decades on "The Howard Stern Show". The radio premiere will be March 9 at 9:00 a.m. ET on his exclusive SiriusXM channel, Howard 101, with replays later ...

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