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VINNIE PAUL On PANTERA: 'We Accomplished A Lot Of Things That Metal Bands Had Never Done At The Time'

On March 7, former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott was interviewed in the studios of the Stockholm, Sweden-based radio station Bandit Rock 106.3. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about PANTERA's enduring influence on younger metal bands, Vinnie Paul said: "I can't complain about that, man. You know, emulation is ...

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Meet HELLYEAH's New Bassist KYLE SANDERS (Video)

A one-and-a-half-minute video clip introducing HELLYEAH's new bassist, Kyle Sanders (former member of BLOODSIMPLE and the brother of MASTODON's Troy Sanders), can be seen below. HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott spoke with RockNLive.org about the band's recent dismissal of bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha and guitarist Greg Tribbett, the recruitment of Sanders and the recording ...

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HELLYEAH Taps Director ROBERT SEXTON For 'Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)' Video

HELLYEAH has finished filming a video for the song "Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)" with director Robert Sexton (SOULFLY, DEATH ANGEL, THE DWARVES, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, AMEN, MONDO GENERATOR, GENÖCIDE) in Hollywood, California. The track is the first single from HELLYEAH's fourth studio album, "Blood For Blood", which will arrive on June 10. "Sangre Por ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, KORN To Perform At This Year's REVOLVER GOLDEN GODS Awards Show

The Revolver Golden Gods awards show presented by Epiphone, America's only hard-rock and heavy-metal awards show, has announced its return to Club Nokia in Downtown Los Angeles on Wednesday, April 23. Among this year's nominees are heavyweights BLACK SABBATH, KORN, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METALLICA, and many more. Tickets for the 2014 Revolver Golden Gods awards show ...

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HELLYEAH: First Photo Of New Lineup

The first photo of HELLYEAH's current lineup — featuring the band's new bassist, Kyle Sanders (former member of BLOODSIMPLE and the brother of MASTODON's Troy Sanders) — can be seen above. HELLYEAH recently parted ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett and bass player Bob "Zilla" Kakaha. A post at HELLYEAH's Facebook page discussed the split, saying, ...

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HELLYEAH Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist; Announces 'Blood For Blood' Album Details

HELLYEAH has parted ways with guitarist Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE) and bassist Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN). A replacement bassist in the shape of Kyle Sanders (BLOODSIMPLE) has been secured. In the comments section on Facebook, HELLYEAH stated about the split with Tribbett and Kakaha: "Things happen for necessary reasons. "It's so easy for people to assume ...

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HELLYEAH's Fourth Album Pushed Back To May

Drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) was interviewed by ddrum at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked about the current status of HELLYEAH, Vinnie Paul said: "The new HELLYEAH record's ...

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HELLYEAH's VINNIE PAUL At NAMM (Video)

Video footage of drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) taking part in a signing session at the ddrum booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be seen below. HELLYEAH is putting the finishing touches on ...

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New DIMEBAG Signature Guitar Uses Pieces Of Oak Tree From Late PANTERA Guitarist's Backyard

An inside look at the new limited-edition Dean Dimebag Darrell Signature Roots ML guitar at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is taking place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be seen below (courtesy of Guitar Center). Dean Guitars, in collaboration with the estate of late ...

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MACHINE HEAD's FLYNN: 'DIMEBAG's Murder Brought Out The Best In BLABBERMOUTH's Notoriously Vocal Bunch'

In the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings", MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn wrote about the emotions he felt while he was on the road in Europe around the time of the murder of his friend and one-time tourmate, PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. "I ...

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GIGANTOUR: Fargo Show Canceled

According to InFargo.com, the Gigantour 2013 concert scheduled for Sunday, August 4 at the Scheels Arena in Fargo, North Dakota has been canceled "due to circumstance beyond our control," arena officials announced Friday afternoon. Refunds will be available beginning Monday, August 5. Tickets purchased through Ticketmaster online or over the phone will be ...

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HELLYEAH Taps OZZY/FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Producer KEVIN CHURKO For Next Album

The metal juggernaut known as HELLYEAH — featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN) — has tapped producer Kevin Churko to helm the band's fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2014. Churko is the Canadian musician, sound engineer, songwriter and record ...

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MEGADETH Bassist's Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'Gigantour' In Edmonton

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from the July 26 Gigantour stop at the the Rexall Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Check out the clip below. This year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, features headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: It Would Mean The World To Me If VINNIE PAUL Would Let Me Back Into His Life

Puff of the 99X radio station in Shreveport, Louisiana recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA and current DOWN vocalist Philip Anselmo. The chat is now available for streaming using the SoundCloud widget below. Asked about the persistent Internet rumors about the possibility of a PANTERA reunion with Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE) ...

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MEGADETH, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, HELLYEAH Bassists Discuss Their HARTKE Rigs (Video)

MEGADETH's David Ellefson, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY's John "J.D." DeServio, HELLYEAH's Bob "Zilla" Kakaha and DEATH DIVISION's Jerry Montano discussed their Hartke rigs while on the road as part of this summer's Gigantour. Check out the clip below. This year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, ...

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MEGADETH With SLASH, WYLDE, DRAIMAN, NEWSTED, VINNIE PAUL: 'Cold Sweat' Performance Footage

MEGADETH was joined by a number of musicians, including Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), Jason Newsted (NEWSTED, METALLICA, VOIVOD), David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) and Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA) on stage at this past Friday night's (July 12) 97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD 2013 concert at Gexa ...

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MEGADETH Joined By SLASH, WYLDE, DRAIMAN, NEWSTED, VINNIE PAUL For THIN LIZZY Cover

MEGADETH was joined by a number of musicians, including Slash (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER), Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE), Jason Newsted (NEWSTED, METALLICA, VOIVOD), David Draiman (DISTURBED, DEVICE) and Vinnie Paul Abbott (HELLYEAH, PANTERA) on stage at last night's (Friday, July 12) 97.1 The Eagle Presents BFD 2013 concert at Gexa Energy ...

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On The Tour Bus With HELLYEAH (Video)

The metal juggernaut known as HELLYEAH — featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Chad Gray and Greg Tribbett (MUDVAYNE), Tom Maxwell (NOTHINGFACE) and Bob "Zilla" Kakaha (DAMAGEPLAN) — is featured in the latest episode of "Bus Invaders". Shot on April 7 in Joliet, Illinois during the band's tour with ALL THAT REMAINS, the clip — ...

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MEGADETH Bassist's Behind-The-Scenes Look At 'Gigantour' In Chicago

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded behind-the-scenes footage from the July 9 Gigantour stop at the Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Illinois. Check out the clip below. This year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, features headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, DEVICE, the new ...

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