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MICHAEL WILTON Says TODD LA TORRE's Drumming On QUEENSRŸCHE's 'The Verdict' Album Was 'No Easy Feat'

During Scott Rockenfield's extended leave from the band, QUEENSRŸCHE kept the identity of the drummer on last year's "The Verdict" studio album a closely guarded secret. While QUEENSRŸCHE has enlisted former KAMELOT drummer Casey Grillo as Rockenfield's replacement for live shows, frontman Todd La Torre ended up performing the drums on "The Verdict". An accomplished ...

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ME AND THAT MAN's 'New Man, New Songs, Same S**t, Vol. 1' Album To Feature Members Of SLIPKNOT, MASTODON, TRIVIUM

The dark veil between Nergal's enigmatic blackened blues project and its dedicated congregation has finally been lifted. Napalm Records has announced the official release of ME AND THAT MAN's sophomore full-length album, titled "New Man, New Songs, Same Shit, Vol. 1", on March 27. It will be celebrated with a special record-release show in London ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Releases Lyric Video For 'Inner Unrest'

QUEENSRŸCHE has released the official lyric video for the song "Inner Unrest". The track is taken from the band's latest full-length album, "The Verdict", which came out in March 2019 via Century Media Records. "'Inner Unrest' is an abstract characterization loosely based on the struggles dealing with PTSD," states QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre. "The ...

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LES BINKS 'Had A Blast' Performing With K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two albums, "Eve Of Destruction" and "The ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Celebrates 34 Years Of Sobriety

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford celebrated the 34th anniversary of his getting sober on Monday, January 6. Halford posted a photo of his AA sobriety medallion, which has the words "To thine own self be true" and "unity, service and recovery" engraved around the roman numeral for 34. He wrote: "thank you for all the ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Speaks Out About Dangers Of Guns

Sebastian Bach has once again spoken out about the dangers of guns. The former SKID ROW singer was responding to a report that a 9-year-old girl and her father were killed in a hunting accident on New Year's Day. Lauren Drawdy and Kim Drawdy were apparently shot after they were mistaken for a deer when ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist On 'Perdida' Acoustic Album: 'It's Always A Pleasure To Interpret The Songs The Way They Were Written'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release their first-ever acoustic album, titled "Perdida", on February 10, 2020. The band recorded the disc at drummer Eric Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studios. STP utilized a variety of instruments that haven't been associated with the group in the past, including flute, alto saxophone, guitarrón, viola, cello and vintage keyboards. STONE TEMPLE ...

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ROB HALFORD Is 'Up For' Singing TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS-Era JUDAS PRIEST Songs: 'It'll Just Happen And It'll Be Brilliant'

Rob Halford says that he is "up for" performing songs written and recorded during the years when JUDAS PRIEST was fronted by his replacement, Tim "Ripper" Owens. Owens created two studio albums with the British heavy metal legends — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before the band reunited with Halford. Asked in the January ...

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