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NONPOINT Recruits Guitarist JASON ZEILSTRA

NONPOINT has announced the addition of guitarist Jason Zeilstra to the group's ranks. The band said in a statement: "[We are] proud to announce that this Chicago resident and his talents, work ethic (and coincidentally his hair) are NONPOINT battle tested and ready to go." NONPOINT will be on tour with HELLYEAH between November 15 ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform With MEGADETH Tribute Band WOKE UP DEAD

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed with the MEGADETH tribute band WOKE UP DEAD before a meet-and-greet and signing session on August 4 at Warwick's Books in La Jolla, California. Joining them on vocals was Ellefson's partner, and "More Life With Deth" book co-author, Thom Hazaert. Video footage can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO Makes Film Score Debut With 'Los Últimos Frikis'

Already respected as one of the finest drummers in the world, Dave Lombardo (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, DEAD CROSS, MISFITS, MR. BUNGLE, FANTÔMAS, GRIP INC., SLAYER) has accomplished another longtime goal, adding film scoring to his already-massive resume. The Cuban-American drummer's debut film score will be showcased this weekend with the DOC NYC world premiere of director ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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Watch K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON Perform JUDAS PRIEST Classics

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) teamed up earlier tonight (Sunday, November 3) in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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MACHINE HEAD 'Fan' Throws Beer On Band's Soundboard, Takes It 'Completely Out Of Commission' During London Concert (Video)

MACHINE HEAD was forced to perform with a "compromised" sound for part of its concert last night (Saturday, November 2) at the at O2 Academy Brixton in London, England after an "asshole" threw "a full 32-ounce beer" on the band's soundboard, completely taking it out of commission during the "Burn My Eyes" portion of the ...

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See Photos Of K.K. DOWNING, DAVID ELLEFSON And LES BINKS Rehearsing For Tomorrow Night's One-Off Concert

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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ROB HALFORD's Autobiography, 'Confess', Due In Fall 2020

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford will release his autobiography, "Confess", in October 2020. Known as "The Metal God" by his devoted, global fan base, Halford has always subverted the norm, and "Confess" will offer readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as ...

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Video Premiere: AIRBOURNE's 'Backseat Boogie'

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have unleashed an official music video for their current single, "Backseat Boogie". Shot at the band's sold-out Copenhagen show at Amager Bio just last month, this latest clip captures fans rocking out to new songs from recently released studio album, "Boneshaker", for the very first time. AIRBOURNE frontman Joel O'Keeffe states: ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Announces In-Store Signing Of 'Ministry: Prescripture' Alongside Author AARON TANNER

To celebrate the release of the new fully authorized visual history book "Ministry: Prescripture" on December 6, band leader and mastermind Al Jourgensen will make an appearance for one exclusive book signing alongside author and designer Aaron Tanner on Friday, December 13. The event is open to the public and will be held at Asrai ...

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KORN And BREAKING BENJAMIN Announce 2020 North American Tour

Grammy Award-winning heavyweights KORN and multi-platinum hard rockers BREAKING BENJAMIN today announced their epic tour set for 2020. Fans will have the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night across North America in the new year. Special guests BONES UK will also join the tour ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says DAVE MUSTAINE Has 'Completed' His Throat Cancer Treatments

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has told Pomelo Rocker in a new interview that there is no tentative release date yet for the band's upcoming studio album. "With Dave's [Mustaine, MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist] throat cancer treatments that he has now completed, and he's just going through the recovery now, we're hopeful and optimistic about a full recovery ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MACHINE HEAD's Entire Warsaw Concert During 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's entire October 19 concert at Progresja in Warsaw, Poland can be seen below. The show, which was part of the European leg of MACHINE HEAD's 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut, "Burn My Eyes", was originally livestreamed via the group's Facebook page. Building on the band's previous ...

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