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TOTO's 'Africa' Surpasses One Billion Streams On SPOTIFY

TOTO's "Africa" recently crossed the threshold of one billion streams on Spotify. This accomplishment speaks to the continual discovery of the band's repertoire, alongside the multi-generational fan base enjoying a composition that is nearing 40 years since the band's album "IV" was released. Co-writer David Paich shares: "This surpasses a dream come true! Thank you ...

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JASON NEWSTED Recalls Concert That Was 'Personally Huge' For METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of Bill Burr's "Monday Morning" podcast, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was asked if there was a particular concert that stood out in his mind as being particularly memorable. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The ones that have been glorified over time and sensationalized, like the big ...

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Watch METALLICA Perform 'Damage, Inc.' Live At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE

METALLICA performed the song "Damage, Inc." live for the first time in years during the band's second headlining set at the Welcome To Rockville festival on Sunday, November 14 at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida. Prior to the Rockville gig, METALLICA had not played "Damage, Inc." for at least four years. "Damage, ...

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METALLICA To Release 40th-Anniversary Limited-Edition Ring

Commemorating 40 years of METALLICA, the band will release a special extremely limited ring, only 40 of which will be made. These 40 rings will be made to order, crafted from silver, and hand-numbered 1 through 40. Each will feature engravings of James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk Hammett, Robert Trujillo, Cliff Burton and Jason Newsted. ...

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AC/DC: 'Power Up' Diecast Trucks Available

First Gear has teamed up with AC/DC to offer a rockin' new limited-edition replica featuring the band's seventeenth studio album, "Power Up". The 1/64 Peterbilt Model 389 truck is covered in a black finish with AC/DC bolts adorning the rear of cab, cab doors, and fifth wheel plate. The Kentucky moving trailer is matte black ...

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See Video Of EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque Dedication In Pasadena

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California was officially unveiled on October 11 — a little over a year after his death. A six-and-a-half-minute video of the ceremony (courtesy of Pasadena Media) can be seen below. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and council members Tyrone Hampton, ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Pulls Out Of European Tour With ACCEPT: 'Many Factors Have Weighed Into This Decision'

Arizona metallers FLOTSAM AND JETSAM have pulled out of their previously announced European tour as the support act for ACCEPT. The trek was scheduled to kick off on January 15 in Oberhausen, Germany and conclude on Febraury 28 in Kiev, Ukraine. Earlier today, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM released the following statement: "Due to circumstances beyond our ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Memorial Plaque Officially Unveiled In Pasadena

A memorial honoring legendary VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen in his former hometown of Pasadena, California was officially unveiled this morning (Monday, October 11) — a little over a year after his death. Pasadena Mayor Victor Gordo and council members Tyrone Hampton, Andy Wilson, Gene Masuda and Felicia Williams watched as a plaque was ...

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METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO On His First Stadium Tour: 'I Had Never Experienced Anything Like That'

Last month, METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo played "Worth The Hype" with SiriusXM to rate his career firsts, including his first red carpet, first stadium tour, first time being recognized in public and more. Check out the clip below. Speaking about his first stadium tour, Trujillo said: "Opening for ANTHRAX in Germany with SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, I ...

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