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Which MEGADETH Album Does DAVID ELLEFSON Like Better: 'Risk' Or 'Super Collider'?

During a recent appearance on "The Metal Sucks Podcast", David Ellefson was asked which of the two most consistently maligned MEGADETH albums he prefers: 2013's "Super Collider" or 1999's "Risk". "It's funny," the bassist responded (hear audio below). "The 'Risk' songs worked great acoustically — these really simple singer-songwriter kind of songs almost. ...

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TANK Reimagines Classic Songs On 'Re-Ignition' Album

Veteran British metallers TANK will release their new album, "Re-Ignition", on April 26 via Cleopatra Records (Rubicon Music in Japan). The LP is a tribute to the early days of TANK and features 11 classic TANK songs chosen from the first four albums which were originally released in the early '80s: "Filth Hounds Of Hades", ...

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CHRIS CAFFERY Says SPIRITS OF FIRE Has More 'Butt-Kick' And 'Personality' Than Other Metal Supergroups

Chris Akin of "The Classic Metal Show" recently conducted an interview with SAVATAGE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Chris Caffery about SPIRITS OF FIRE, Caffery's new band with Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, DIO DISCIPLES), Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, DEATH) and Mark Zonder (FATES WARNING, WARLORD). You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS Reunite On Stage For First Time In Nine Years During 'Cruise To The Edge' (Video)

On February 8, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and his former bandmate Jordan Rudess reunited on stage during the Cruise To The Edge to perform "Instrumedley" from DREAM THEATER / LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT. They were joined by NEAL MORSE BAND guitarist Eric Gillette and HAKEN bassist Conner Green. On Saturday, Portnoy wrote on Facebook: "My ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Undergoes Emergency Gallbladder Removal Surgery

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon underwent an emergency gallbladder removal surgery on Saturday, February 9. The operation apparently took place at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California under the watchful eye of James G. Minnis, MD. The rocker, who is scheduled to kick off his "Journey Through Time" tour later this month, wrote on Twitter earlier ...

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NIGHT RANGER Mourns Death Of Longtime Tour Manager

NIGHT RANGER's longtime tour manager Todd Confessore passed away on February 5. The following statement was issued today by NIGHT RANGER members Jack Blades, Brad Gillis, Kelly Keagy, Keri Kelli and Eric Levy: "It is with the heaviest of hearts that we acknowledge the passing of our dear friend and longtime tour manager, Todd Louis ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS 'Hang Out' And 'Chat' On 'Cruise To The Edge': 'Once Family, Always Family'

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy reconnected with his former bandmate Jordan Rudess earlier this week aboard the sixth annual Cruise To The Edge. Portnoy and Rudess are among the scheduled performers on the five-night progressive rock cruise, which sailed on Monday, February 4 out of Tampa, Florida aboard Royal Caribbean's Brilliance Of The Seas and ...

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JOHN 5 'Learned So Much' From DAVID LEE ROTH

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 says that he "learned so much" from VAN HALEN frontman David Lee Roth. John 5, whose first "big break" came when he was selected by Roth to play lead guitar on the critically well-received 1998 release "DLR Band", spoke about his collaboration with the iconic ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND On NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: 'I Feel Like I Owe Him A Real Debt Of Gratitude'

Devin Townsend says that he owes Chad Kroeger "a real debt of gratitude" for giving him invaluable career advice. Last August, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's upcoming "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases Live Video For 'Get Up'

SHINEDOWN has released a new music video for its anthemic single "Get Up", a collection of behind-the-scenes moments on tour and live footage from the road that gives an inside look into the powerful moments that the song is fostering between the bandmembers and their fans. The uplifting No. 1 Active Rock and Top 25 ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Adds More U.S. Dates To Farewell Tour

Last year, Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour ...

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SUICIDAL TENDENCIES' MIKE MUIR Calls BEN WEINMAN A 'Legendary Dude', Says DAVE LOMBARDO Is 'An Amazing Person'

During an interview with Rockwell Anderson of The Edge aboard this year's ShipRocked cruise, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES frontman Mike Muir spoke about the latest two high-profile additions to the band's lineup: THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN guitarist Ben Weinman and ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo . "Ben Weinman [is a] legendary dude," Mike said (see video below). "My ...

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When The World Becomes Undone - A PALE HORSE NAMED DEATH

TYPE O NEGATIVE was one of a kind. The Brooklyn-based goth doom juggernaut was one of the most iconic of all metal bands from the nineties through the following decade, when the group disbanded upon the untimely passing of towering frontman Peter Steele. Discussions of the drab four are inevitable when discussing A PALE HORSE ...

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NEAL SCHON Adds 'Journey Through Time' Tour Dates

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has added more dates to his "Journey Through Time" tour, which kicks off later this month. Schon will take the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris Collins (on guitar and ...

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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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SCORPIONS Tap 'Famous' Producer To Record 'Historic' New Album

German hard rock legends SCORPIONS are preparing to record a "historic" new album with a "famous" producer, guitarist Rudolf Schenker has revealed. The upcoming disc will mark the band's first release since 2017's "Born To Touch Your Feelings - Best Of Rock Ballads", which was an anthology of SCORPIONS' new and classic material. SCORPIONS' last ...

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