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See DEVILDRIVER Frontman's New Neck And Chin Tattoos

This past weekend, DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara had his neck and chin tattoos touched up, along with getting some additional ink done, at the Fallen Crow Tattoo Company in Murrieta, California. You can see the before and after photos of Fafara in his two separate Instagram posts below. Last year, Fafara told Loudwire that he ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is filming a video for his upcoming single, "Venom", today in the Los Angeles area. The official release date for the song has not yet been announced. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he is working on material for a possible new solo album. "I ...

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There Are Now Officially Two Different Versions Of CRO-MAGS

CRO-MAGS members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson have reached an agreement with their former bandmate Harley Flanagan over the rights to the group's name. Going forward, Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS JM while Flanagan will get to use the CRO-MAGS name for his own version of the band. The news of the settlement ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Happy With A Guitar In My Hand'

Banger TV 's Daniel Dekay recently conducted an interview with guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE). You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On jumpstarting his musical career: John: "I drove out with the drummer from MEGADETH, Chuck Behler, he was on the 'So Far…So ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Celebrates 16 Years Of Sobriety

Jack Osbourne took to social media on to celebrate 16 years of sobriety. The 33-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne credited his friends for helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. On Sunday, he Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober for 16 years, 192 months, 5,845 days or 140,263 hours. ...

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ACCEPT Recruits Bassist MARTIN MOTNIK

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT have announced the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the "Symphonic Terror" tour on April 20 in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Announces Fourth Annual 'Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has announced details for the fourth annual Jordan Rudess Keyfest, which will be held May 30, May 31 and June 1 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. KeyFest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess and guest artists David Rosenthal and Otmaro Ruiz. During the day, these three ...

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STEVE VAI Signs North American And U.K. Administration Deal With ROUND HILL MUSIC

Round Hill Music has announced the addition of Grammy Award-winning guitar legend/composer Steve Vai to its esteemed roster. Vai joins via a North American/U.K. administration deal which includes catalog and future releases. Vai commented: "I am thoroughly enthused about my new partnership with Round Hill for the administration of my publishing catalog for North America ...

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WHITECHAPEL Guitarist Discusses The Group's 'Very Personal' New Album 'The Valley'

WHITECHAPEL guitarist Alex Wade recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's new album, "The Valley": Alex: "We tried something different, and it seems like the ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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ROB HALFORD Autobiography Sparks Publisher 'Bidding War'

Rob Halford says that a "bidding war" has broken out for his upcoming autobiography. Earlier this year, the JUDAS PRIEST singer confirmed that he was finally working on a book, after having previously insisted he would never do so because of privacy concerns. Speaking to Kirby Ray of the St. Louis radio station Real Rock ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON To Perform At 50th-Anniversary Celebration Of JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Quebec City

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will perform on November 21 at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Qebec, Canada as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra". Also scheduled to appear are conductor Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon's, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, and ...

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HALESTORM: Making Of 'Vicious' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of HALESTORM's music video for the title track of the band's latest album, "Vicious", can be seen below. HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale stated about the track: "'Vicious' is the song that came in at the 11th hour of finishing this record. "We loved the word 'vicious,' but we didn't want ...

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ICE AGE Releases 'Instant Justice' Video

Cult Swedish metal band ICE AGE has released the official music video for the song "Instant Justice". The track is taken from the group's debut album, "Breaking The Ice", which came out in 2017 via GMR/PHD. The disc, which was laid down at Gothenburg Rock Studios, features re-recorded versions of five classic songs from the ...

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