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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Says He Has 'Immune Disease' That He Has To Be Careful With During Pandemic

On October 13, Book Soup hosted a virtual conversation between ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello and SiriusXM radio personality Jose Mangin about Frank's recently released memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax". You can now watch the entire chat below. Asked how he feels about fans coming up to him in public, Frank ...

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METALLICA Announces 40th-Anniversary 'San Francisco Takeover'

METALLICA has announced a "San Francisco Takeover" to coincide with the band's 40th-anniversary celebrations next month. Among the events being planned are performances by TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich; and OTTTO, the three-piece band featuring Tye Trujillo, son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo; and ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Fills In For DAVE LINSK At OVERKILL Concert: Video, Photos

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel filled in for Dave Linsk at OVERKILL's November 13 concert at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. The gig marked OVERKILL's first pandemic-era performance — "609 f!!kin' days" after they were supposed to play the same venue before the coronavirus crisis forced everything to shut ...

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ILL NIÑO Bassist Blasts 'Back-Stabbing' Former Bandmates, Says He 'Wasn't Impressed' With LIONS AT THE GATE

ILL NIÑO's longtime bassist Laz Pina says that he "wasn't impressed" with the sample of music he has heard from LIONS AT THE GATE, the new group launched by some of his former bandmates. LIONS AT THE GATE features ex-ILL NIÑO members Cristian Machado (vocals), Ahrue "Luster" Ilustre (guitar) and Diego Verduzco (guitar). LIONS AT ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Announces 'Dreams In Gold' 2022 Tour

Following this year's sold-out headline events and a #1 Billboard Rock Album, Grammy-winning rock band GRETA VAN FLEET has announced the "Dreams In Gold" tour, which kicks off March 10 with the band making a triumphant return to their original stomping grounds in Michigan for a string of arena shows followed by Midwest dates and ...

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ANTHRAX's FRANK BELLO Discusses His Memoir, Signs Copies Of Book At New York City In-Store (Video)

On Friday, November 5, ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello took part in a question-and-answer session and book signing for his memoir, "Fathers, Brothers, And Sons: Surviving Anguish, Abandonment, And Anthrax", at Generation Records in New York City. Video footage of the event, which was moderated by Howie Abrams ("The ABCs Of Metallica", "The Merciless Book Of ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL To Fill In For DAVE LINSK At OVERKILL Concert

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel will fill in for Dave Linsk at OVERKILL's November 13 concert at The Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey. The gig will mark OVERKILL's first pandemic-era performance — "609 f!!kin' days" after they were supposed to play the same venue before the coronavirus crisis forced everything ...

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RIVAL SONS Have A New Album 'Almost In The Can'

In a recent interview with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM radio program "Wired In The Empire", RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday spoke about the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the follow-up to 2019's "Feral Roots" album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We have a record almost in the can ...

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METAL HALL OF FAME Launches All-Star Charity Single

Top musicians and producers throughout the industry are joining forces with the Metal Hall Of Fame to launch the "Metal Hall Of Fame All-Stars", a charity CD to help bring free music programs to special needs children isolated by the COVID lockdown. The first single from the "Metal Hall Of Fame All Stars" charity CD ...

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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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Former SOULFLY Guitarist MARC RIZZO Rejoins ILL NIÑO

Former SOULFLY guitarist Marc Rizzo has rejoined ILL NIÑO. Rizzo was originally a member of the New Jersey Latin metal favorites two decades ago, appearing on their classic 2001 Roadrunner release "Revolution Revolucion" and the 2003 follow-up "Confession". After leaving ILL NIÑO, Rizzo had an 18-year stint with SOULFLY, which ended acrimoniously this past summer, ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON's Post-MEGADETH Project THE LUCID Releases Third Single, 'Hair'

THE LUCID, the four-piece hard rock band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY), has released its third single, "Hair". The song is taken from THE LUCID's self-titled debut album, which is due on October 15 via SpoilerHead Records. The LP's final cover ...

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Wired - ECLIPSE

One part Bryan Adams's "Run To You" and another part late-'80s BON JOVI, ECLIPSE's "Dead Inside", the bonus track from the band's latest album, is a window into how contemporary hard rock music might sound today if grunge didn't brainwash American radio programmers a generation ago into thinking that yorbeling — the vocal "technique" (also ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON's Post-MEGADETH Project THE LUCID Unveils Cover Artwork For Debut Album

THE LUCID, the four-piece hard rock band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), vocalist Vinnie Dombroski (SPONGE), guitarist Drew Fortier and drummer Mike Heller (RAVEN, FEAR FACTORY), will release its self-titled debut album on October 15 via SpoilerHead Records. The LP's final cover artwork, which was created by Alex Sarabia, can be seen below. Last week, ...

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