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SANCTUARY Guitarist Says Vocalist JOSEPH MICHAEL Has 'Breathed New Life Into The Band'

After their recent performance alongside ICED EARTH in Detroit, Michigan, SANCTUARY guitarist Lenny Rutledge and touring vocalist Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL) spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the decision to honor their touring commitments as a tribute to late ...

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TESTAMENT Guitarist Defends Picture With Israeli Flag

Alex Skolnick has defended a photo of TESTAMENT holding the Israeli flag, saying that "a flag can be both a symbol of a nation's government and a symbol of that nation's people." The veteran San Francisco Bay Area act played in Tel Aviv for the first time on March 27 as part of its ongoing ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Guitarist TOMMY CHURCH Quits

Guitarist Tommy Church has announced his departure from MUSHROOMHEAD. The musician, who had been with the band since 2012, released a statement last night in which he said: "It is with a heavy heart tonight I announce that I have left MUSHROOMHEAD. I will miss all the crazy, loyal and most amazing fans and family ...

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MC5's WAYNE KRAMER To be Joined By KIM THAYIL, DOUG PINNICK For 'Kick Out The Jams' 50th-Anniversary Tour

Wayne Kramer, the founding guitarist and leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band the MC5, will celebrate the landmark anniversary of its incendiary debut album "Kick Out The Jams" with the 35-plus-date "Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour" and a memoir "The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities" (Da ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined AVENGED SEVENFOLD on stage last night (Friday, January 12) in Nashville, Tennessee to perform a cover version of PINK FLOYD's "Wish You Were Here". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The concert at the Bridgestone Arena marked the opening show of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with ...

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