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WHITESNAKE Kicks Off 'Juke Box Heroes' Tour With FOREIGNER (Video)

FOREIGNER and WHITESNAKE kicked off their "Juke Box Heroes" tour last night (Friday, June 15) at Darling's Waterfront Pavilion in Bangor, Maine. Joining WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale in the band's current lineup are guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, bassist Michael Devin, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboardist Michele Luppi. WHITESNAKE's setlist for the concert was ...

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The Sound of Steel - EXMORTUS

Ten years ago, Southern California's EXMORTUS released its debut album, "In Hatred's Flame". The group's beginnings were under the guise of a blistering and bludgeoning death metal act, though with guitar work that was a bit flashier than other bands of its ilk. Shortly after the release of that album, then-vocalist/guitarist Balmore (now a member ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON Announces First Dates For His 'Basstory' Tour

MEGADETH bassist, author and entrepreneur David Ellefson has announced the first dates for his "Basstory" tour, a series of limited and exclusive "storytellers" dates, starting September 21 in Portland. Dubbed "Basstory: An Intimate Evening Of Riffs And Repartee With David Ellefson", the show combines solo bass performance with David's celebrated brand of storytelling, as he ...

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NO RETURN: 'Despise Your Heroes' Video

"Despise Your Heroes", the new video from the French melodic death-thrash metal band NO RETURN, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "The Curse Within", which was released in November via Mighty Music. Formed in 1989, NO RETURN recorded its first album, 1990's "Psychological Torment", in Germany with CORONER ...

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Listen To New LIZZY BORDEN Song 'The Scar Across My Heart'

"The Scar Across My Heart", a brand new song from Lizzy Borden, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the theatrical rock frontman's first album in 11 years, "My Midnight Things", which will be released on June 15 via Metal Blade Records. With the hard-and-heavy tracks of the album opening title cut "Obsessed ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Collecting Ideas For Next MEGADETH Album: "We're So Far Ahead Of The Game Ready Right Now'

At this past weekend's Rockfest festival in Hyvinkää, Finland, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine spoke to Kaaos TV about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The upcoming effort will mark the group's first release to feature drummer Dirk Verbeuren, who officially joined the band two years ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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JOE SATRIANI On Touring With JOHN PETRUCCI And PHIL COLLEN: 'We Became Three Of The Best Guitar Buddies Ever'

Guitarist Joe Satriani was recently interviewed by Forrest of the Boise, Idaho radio station 96.9 The Eagle. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On inviting DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen to join the "G3" tour: Joe: "I had such a great experience meeting and working with ...

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KING'S X Frontman: 'A Lot Of My Peers, They Just Put Crap Out Now'

KING'S X bassist/vocalist Doug "dUg" Pinnick was recently interviewed by Izzy Presley of "Another FN Podcast". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his current musical tastes: Doug: "I go back to LED ZEPPELIN and [Jimi] Hendrix and THE BEATLES sometimes, but I keep moving forward. ...

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DEREK SMALLS On New Solo Album: 'I Didn't Want To Wait Any Longer' For SPINAL TAP Reunion

SPINAL TAP bassist Derek Smalls — the metallic alter-ego of comedic actor Harry Shearer ("Saturday Night Live", "The Simpsons") — recently discussed his debut solo album, "Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing)", with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why it ...

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HEART's ANN WILSON: More 'Immortal' Album Details Revealed

Ann Wilson of HEART, one of rock's most distinctive and powerful vocalists, will release her new solo album on September 14 via BMG, marking her debut for the label. Fittingly titled "Immortal", the album features 10 musically diverse tracks that pay homage to some of the singer's favorite songs and artists, all of whom have ...

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GODSMACK Drummer Is 'Grateful' For Band's 20-Year Career

Jay Ramone of Rock 100.5 The KATT conducted an interview with GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin at this year's Rocklahoma festival, which was held earlier in the month in Pryor, Oklahoma. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the four-year gap between 2014's "1000hp" album and this ...

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IRON MAIDEN Bassist's BRITISH LION Announces Canadian Tour Dates

Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN, will bring his side project BRITISH LION to Canada for the first time. Dates begin in Toronto on November 1, stopping in Kitchener, Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City. Harris formed BRITISH LION in 2012 and released a debut album with touring concentrated mainly in Europe. ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Laments Lack Of Success For Pre-GHOST Outfit REPUGNANT: 'If I Look Back On How I Did Things, It Was Unprofessional'

Tobias Forge says he wanted his pre-GHOST death metal outfit REPUGNANT "to become a big band" similar to AMON AMARTH but laments their stalled progress because they were "unfashionable" and "unprofessional." Forge formed REPUGNANT in 1998 and performed under the name "Mary Goore", eventually releasing a few demos and an EP before recording their lone ...

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GHOST's TOBIAS FORGE On Lawsuit: 'It's Always Alarming When You Have People Working Diligently To Destroy Your Life'

GHOST leader and frontman Tobias Forge says that he hasn't "felt very anonymous for many years," this in spite of the great efforts he went through to conceal his true identity through various incarnations of his stage alter-ego Papa Emeritus. Forge has since "retired" Papa Emeritus and now performs as Cardinal Copia. Since GHOST arrived ...

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