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MISFITS Guitarist DOYLE Says LARS ULRICH Was 'Right' To Sue NAPSTER, Calls SPOTIFY's Artist Payouts 'F**king Bulls**t'

MISFITS guitarist Doyle Wolfgang Von Frankenstein says that METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich was right to launch legal action against Napster in 2000. Doyle made his comments while speaking to "The Liquid Conversations" about the changes in the music industry since the MISFITS' inception more than 40 years ago. "The thing that sucks the most about ...

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KISS: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figures From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has once again joined forces with legendary rockers KISS. The latest series of Pop! Rocks vinyl figures includes all four members of the band. These stylized Pop! vinyl figures were announced at the New York Toy Fair. As of this ...

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DEE SNIDER On METALLICA: 'Those Motherf**kers Earned Every F**king Dollar They Made'

During a brand new question-and-answer session with Meltdown of Detroit, Michigan's WRIF 101.1 FM radio station, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke about his appreciation for METALLICA's work ethic after the two bands toured together in their early days. "Those motherfuckers earned every fucking dollar they made," Dee said (hear audio below). "They didn't give ...

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PEARL JAM Named 'Record Store Day' 2019 Ambassador

PEARL JAM has been selected as the official Record Store Day ambassador for 2019. Record Store Day takes place on April 13 at independent record stores around the world. Guitarist Mike McCready said in a statement: "Independent record stores are hugely important to me, and have been ever since I was 12 years old. Before ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says DREAM THEATER's Musical Showmanship Comes From A 'Genuine And Natural Place'

Rob Chapman from Ernie Ball Music recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On producing DREAM THEATER albums himself and whether he favors the guitar over other instruments: John: "I've always said this and ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Interviews ALICE IN CHAINS' JERRY CANTRELL For 'It's Electric!' Radio Show (Video)

ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell recently joined Lars Ulrich for a special edition of "It's Electric!", the METALLICA drummer's online radio show on Apple Music's Beats 1. The two longtime friends discuss Jerry's journey from the early days of the Seattle sound to the writing of ALICE's Grammy-nominated new album, "Rainier Fog". Listen to ...

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GHOST To Enter Studio In Early 2020

GHOST's Tobias Forge has told Billboard that he is focused on the band's next recording project, which he has been "working on for months now," with plans to be in the studio again by the beginning of 2020 with a release later that year. "Luckily, this time around, I feel very certain as ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: First U.S. Show Announced

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring 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), will make its U.S. live debut on May 28 at the Troubadour in West Hollywood, California. A European tour will follow in June. DEADLAND ...

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NETFLIX Nearing Deal For U.S. Rights To JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

According to Variety, Netflix is nearing deal for U.S. rights and some international territories for the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut. The deal cost about $8 million. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" follows the relationship between notorious serial killer ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH And ROBERT TRUJILLO Celebrate 'Enter Night' Beer Launch At Invite-Only Event In Hollywood (Video)

METALLICA celebrated the launch of its beer brand, Enter Night, on January 14 at an invite-only party in West Hollywood, California. Drummer Lars Ulrich and bassist Robert Trujillo took to the stage at the event to discuss their collaboration with Stone Brewing on what has been described as "a hoppy pilsner played through a distortion ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Launches 'Charm Offensive': 'We're Going Out And Rekindling Old Relationships'

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, whose outspokenness has embroiled him in public spats with other musicians, including members of SLAYER and METALLICA, says that he has been reaching out to some of his former friends and adversaries to rebuild relationships that may have been negatively affected through his past behavior. "We started something about three years ago ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Enter Sandman' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3, 2018 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling ...

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