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VENOM INC. Frontman Undergoes Long-Overdue Hip Surgery

Former VENOM and current VENOM INC. singer and bassist Tony "Demolition Man" Dolan underwent hip surgery last week (Thursday, August 15) at a hospital in London. The frontman had postponed the procedure for the last three years due to the ongoing obligation with VENOM INC., causing him to be in constant pain, on and off ...

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TOM MORELLO To Tell Life Story At New York's Minetta Lane Theatre

Audible Inc. today announced a limited three-night live performance by Tom Morello at Audible's Minetta Lane Theatre. In an electrifying musical narrative, Morello will share his moving personal story that reveals the making of a committed activist and one of the elite guitar virtuosos of our time. Morello's dissection of the role of music in ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Was Asked To Play With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA After MEGADETH Disbanded In 2002

Shortly after MEGADETH disbanded in early 2002 due to a severe arm injury suffered by frontman Dave Mustaine, bassist David Ellefson says he was approached by then-MEGADETH lead guitarist Al Pitrelli to play with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA. Although Ellefson turned the gig down, it apparently taught him a valuable lesson — he would go on to ...

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MERCYFUL FATE Bassist TIMI HANSEN Is Battling Cancer

MERCYFUL FATE bassist Timi Hansen has revealed that he is battling cancer. Hansen went public with his diagnosis after it was announced that he wouldn't participate in MERCYFUL FATE's 2020 reunion. Filling in for him will be ARMORED SAINT and FATES WARNING bassist Joey Vera. On Thursday (August 1), Timi released a statement via the ...

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Former SAVATAGE Drummer's Gun Shop Under Fire For Controversial Political Billboard

A controversial billboard rented by Cherokee Guns, the North Carolina store owned by former SAVATAGE drummer Steve "Doc" Wacholz, will soon be removed, according to the advertising company that owns the sign. Cherokee recently came under fire for its billboard mocking the minority female congresswomen known as "The Squad" — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.), Ilhan Oman ...

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PALAYE ROYALE Releases New Song 'Nervous Breakdown'

Continuing the fan frenzy they created last week when they released their mysterious video for brand new track "F***ing With My Head", Canadian rockers PALAYE ROYALE have released the clip for another brand new track, "Nervous Breakdown". Watch the video below. The release of these two new tracks and their accompanying visuals heralds the transition ...

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OZZY And SHARON OSBOURNE Slam TRUMP Over 'Unauthorized' Use Of 'Crazy Train'

Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne have slammed President Donald Trump for his unauthorized use of "Crazy Train" in a Twitter video mocking the 2020 Democratic primary candidates. The video, which Trump posted Thursday morning, includes doctored footage of the technical difficulties that marred Wednesday's first Democratic primary combined with the Ozzy song, dry ice effects and ...

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K.K. DOWNING Is 'Open To Any Conversations' With JUDAS PRIEST About Taking Part In 50th-Anniversary Tour

K.K. Downing says that he is "open to any conversations" with his former bandmates in JUDAS PRIEST about taking part in the group's upcoming 50th-anniversary celebration. The guitarist, who left PRIEST in 2011 amid claims of band conflict, shoddy management and declining quality of performance, was replaced by Richie Faulkner, nearly three decades his junior. ...

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PERRY FARRELL Is LIVEXLIVE's New Global Brand Ambassador

LiveXLive Media, Inc., a global digital media company focused on live entertainment, has announced that Perry Farrell will join the company as a global brand ambassador. In addition to evangelizing the LiveXLive platform and service, Farrell will expand upon his pop-up "I am the DJ" audio channel to curate a 24/7 "always on" experience and ...

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DEAN GUITARS Responds To GIBSON Lawsuit: 'We Will Vigorously Defend Ourselves'

The parent company of Dean Guitars has commented on the lawsuit filed by Gibson Brands, Inc., alleging trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and trademark dilution. According to Guitar.com, Gibson has accused Armadillo Enterprises of infringing on seven of its trademarks, including the body shape design of the Flying V, Explorer, ES and ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) has released the official music video for his new single, "Venom". Check it out below. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he was working on material for a possible new solo album. "I think that's what's happening," he said. "I just have such a relaxed ...

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Is METALLICA Planning To Make 'Garage Inc. 2'?

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich has hinted that the band is planning to release a new collection of covers. In the latest issue of Kerrang! magazine, the members of METALLICA were asked a number of fan-submitted questions. Among them was a query from Aran from Leicester, who wanted to know which songs METALLICA would ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Partners With FANTOONS For 'Where Is Lemmy?' Book

Legendary rock heroes find new life in an innovative line of books from Fantoons, best-known for their ongoing relationship with the famous rock n’ roll power trio RUSH. The Los Angeles-based publisher now introduces an expanded fall lineup featuring a new project created in partnership with MOTÖRHEAD. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Gets Sugar Chakra Pickup From DiMarzio

DiMarzio, Inc. has announced the release of the Sugar Chakra (DP427) pickup for electric guitars. The Sugar Chakra was developed for Phil Collen of DEF LEPPARD. An iconic player needs iconic pickups; that's why world-renowned guitarist Phil Collen has used DiMarzio pickups exclusively for over 40 years. When he asks a question that starts with ...

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SAMHAIN's LONDON MAY Stars In 'Brutal Realty, Inc.' Black Metal Short

"Brutal Realty, Inc." is an absurd black metal satire film from award-winning director Erik Boccio ("Blood Bath", "Wiretap Scars"). Set for release this summer and starring actor/musician London May of Glenn Danzig's SAMHAIN, the 15-minute short also features Sarah Burns from HBO's "Barry" and a decimating musical score composed by Sanford Parker (BURIED AT SEA, ...

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Video Premiere: MOTIONLESS IN WHITE's 'Disguise'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has released the official music video for the title track of its new album, "Disguise". The clip, which was directed by Jeremy Danger and Travis Shinn, can be seen below. Due on June 7 via Roadrunner Records, "Disguise" is available for pre-order today at all DSPs, with exclusive bundles including a special ...

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