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JIMMY PAGE Introduces SUNDRAGON Amp

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of "Led Zeppelin 1", Jimmy Page would like to present Sundragon, an amplifier that gives guitarists the opportunity to enjoy the sounds he created to shape the future of rock and roll. Sundragon is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on "Led ...

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QUEEN Biopic 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Nominated For Five Oscars, Including 'Best Actor' For RAMI MALEK

20th Century Fox's QUEEN biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody" received five Academy Award nominations this morning (January 22): "Best Picture," "Sound Editing," "Sound Mixing," "Film Editing," and "Best Actor," for Rami Malek's portrayal of Freddie Mercury. The smash biopic will compete for the "Best Picture" prize alongside "Black Panther", "BlacKkKlansman", "The Favourite", "Green Book", "Roma", "A Star ...

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DIRK VERBEUREN: My Favorite MEGADETH Song To Play

In the video below, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks about Gar Samuelson and Nick Menza's influences on him and his favorite MEGADETH song to play. Said Dirk: "I discovered [MEGADETH] when Gar Samuelson was still the drummer. And he had a very unique style of playing that really stood out for me. It was unlike ...

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GEEZER BUTLER On Why He Decided To Join DEADLAND RITUAL: Being In A Band Is 'What I've Known Since I Started' Playing Music

During an appearance on the latest edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) spoke about the formation of their new collaborative project, ...

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SLIPKNOT's MICK THOMSON Was 'Horrified' When He First Heard METALLICA's 'Black Album'

SLIPKNOT guitarist Mick Thomson says that he was "horrified" the first time he heard METALLICA's self-titled LP. Released in 1991, the so-called "Black Album" represented a shift toward a slower, more melodic, and more commercial heavy-metal sound, with many of METALLICA's hardcore fans believing that radio-friendly hard-rock anthems like "Enter Sandman", "The Unforgiven" and "Nothing ...

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KIP WINGER Says It 'Will Be A Cold Day In Hell' When WINGER Gets Inducted Into ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME

Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! Magazine conducted an interview with WINGER bassist/vocalist Kip Winger and lead guitarist Reb Beach prior to the band's November 23 show at Vinyl at Hard Rock Hotel in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether they think '80s ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says SCOTT ROCKENFIELD 'Wasn't Available' To Play On New Album 'The Verdict'

On January 16, Shred Shack conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre and guitarist Michael "Whip" Wilton. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On La Torre laying down drum tracks on QUEENSRŸCHE's upcoming album, "The Verdict": Todd: "Yeah, I played the drums on ...

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NEAL MORSE Explains Decision To Scrap Initial Version Of New Conceptual Double Album 'The Great Adventure'

Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, FLYING COLORS, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) recently spoke with Jonathon Rose of Metal Wani about "The Great Adventure", the new album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group came to record a sequel to its 2016 concept ...

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DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'From Year To Year, From Tour To Tour, We Get Stronger At What We Do'

DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell recently spoke with Jake Taylor of the Edmonton, Alberta classic rock radio station K-97. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Vivian: "Who would have ...

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TOM MORELLO Hopes His New Solo Album Will Create 'A New Genre Of Rock 'N' Roll'

Politically minded guitarist Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, AUDIOSLAVE) was interviewed by Full Metal Jackie on the January 13 edition of her "Whiplash" program on Los Angeles's 95.5 KLOS radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether PROPHETS OF RAGE ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Performs On 'Saturday Night Live' (Video)

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET performed their Grammy-nominated hit "Black Smoke Rising" and new single "You're The One" on the January 19 episode of "Saturday Night Live". Check out video footage below. GRETA VAN FLEET bassist Sam Kiszka told Vulture about the band's appearance on the long-running NBC variety sketch series: "This is ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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OVERKILL: Lyric Video For New Song 'Head Of A Pin'

The official lyric video for the song "Head Of A Pin" from New Jersey thrash metal veterans OVERKILL can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 19th studio album, "The Wings Of War", which will be released on February 22 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded at Gear Recording Studio in ...

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PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS Welcome Former CATTLE DECAPITATION Bassist DEREK ENGEMANN

PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, the project led by the former PANTERA and current DOWN/SUPERJOINT frontman, has announced the addition of former CATTLE DECAPITATION bassist/current SCOUR guitarist Derek Engemann to the group's ranks. Engemann — who takes the place of bass comrade Walter Howard (GRIEVED, OPPRESSIVE FORCE, VAGINAL BEAR TRAP) — will make his ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Vanity Fair' Lyric Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS: 'I Am A Dick'

Tim "Ripper" Owens has responded to Andrew Freeman's recent comment that "a couple of guys" in the DIO DISCIPLES camp are "dicks." DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of singers, including Owens. Freeman, who formed LAST IN LINE in 2012 with original DIO members Vivian Campbell ...

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Listen To New TORA TORA Song 'Silence The Sirens'

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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