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NITA STRAUSS Celebrates Five Years Of Sobriety

Nita Strauss is celebrating the fifth anniversary of her getting sober. The 33-year-old guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band credited her longtime boyfriend and manager Josh Villalta with helping her live her life without alcohol. Earlier today (Saturday, September 5), Strauss took to her Instagram to write: "If you would have asked anyone who ...

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THE BLACK CROWES, ALICE COOPER, TRIUMPH, STYX Members And Others To Take Part In 'Six String Salute' Virtual Concert

On September 17, "Six String Salute" will premiere a virtual concert to support and celebrate the touring and venue crews who are the backbone of live music and depend on shows to make a living. "Six String Salute" will bring together guitarists and guitar-centric bands to share exclusive performances and great rock and roll stories ...

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THE WHEELBLOCKS Feat. AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER, FOZZY, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members: Cover Of IRON MAIDEN's 'Aces High' Available

Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita's longtime boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed a new "supergroup" called THE WHEELBLOCKS. The official music video for the band's first recording, a cover version of ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ALICE COOPER, FOZZY, Ex-MACHINE HEAD Members Launch New 'Supergroup' THE WHEELBLOCKS

Chris Jericho (FOZZY), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Johnny Christ (AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and Nita's longtime boyfriend Josh Villalta, who also plays drums in her solo band and manages her career, have formed a new "supergroup" called THE WHEELBLOCKS. The band's first recording, a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "Aces ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Playthrough Video For New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a playthrough video for "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping Giants", a compilation featuring ...

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JASON BECKER Tribute Guitar Sells For $26,000

A Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker tribute guitar signed by a number of guitar legends has sold for $26,111. This exceptional and exquisitely unique instrument is a truly one-of-a-kind signature series axe that not only plays like a beast but has also been signed (with love) by Jason Becker and by 16 of the most celebrated ...

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ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members To Take Part In Fundraising Event

On Saturday, April 11, David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by Grammy-winning MEGADETH co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, will partner with Grammy Music Education Coalition to host "Oh Say Can You Stream", a livestream online fundraiser, powered by Cisco Webex to raise money for the "School's Out" initiative which provides online lessons, ...

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Hear MEGADETH Bassist DAVID ELLEFSON's New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON, with all proceeds going to Italian COVID-19 relief. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO And MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Guest On 'Superunknown' Podcast

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will be the featured guests on this week's episode of "Superunknown", a music podcast hosted by renowned rock photographer and filmmaker Dana Distortion. Frank and David will talk about their joint project, ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, working together while living apart, and, of course, being the bass ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON And Some Of His Famous Friends Are Offering Free Music Lessons To Kids Displaced By Coronavirus

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit started in 2018 by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the "School's Out" initiative, providing free music lessons and one-on-one mentoring sessions via Skype from major artists to students stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Skype sessions will be held by legendary rock and metal ...

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ALICE COOPER Adds July 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

Alice Cooper has announced three new dates in July as part of his "Ol' Black Eyes Is Back" tour. Support at the shows will come from Cory Marks. Tour dates: July 13 - Altria Theater - Richmond, VA July 14 - Mountain Health Arena - Huntington, WV July 15 - Express Live! - Columbus, OH ...

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NITA STRAUSS: Second Solo Album Is 'Very Well On The Way'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has confirmed that her second solo album is "very well on the way." Strauss's upcoming disc, which is tentatively due in late 2020, will be the follow-up to her first solo album, "Controlled Chaos", released in 2018 via Sumerian Records. Nita offered an ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of ALICE COOPER's Performance At FIRE FIGHT AUSTRALIA Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of Alice Cooper's February 16 performance at the Fire Fight Australia benefit concert in Sydney can be seen below. The legendary rocker played a four-song set consisting of "Department of Youth", "I'm Eighteen", "Poison" and "School's Out" medleyed with PINK FLOYD's "Another Brick In The Wall". For the last track, Cooper ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Basketball Legend KOBE BRYANT

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) are among the rockers who have reacted to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, ...

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