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DAVID ELLEFSON's Longtime Business Partner Says He Had Nothing To Do With MEGADETH Bassist's Sex Video Scandal

David Ellefson's longtime business partner Thom Hazaert says that he had nothing to do with the leak of the MEGADETH bassist's messages and videos featuring a woman who is not his wife. Over the weekend, sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the 56-year-old Ellefson were posted on Twitter. The longtime MEGADETH member later ...

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JAMES LOMENZO: How I Landed MEGADETH Gig

In a recent interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, acclaimed bassist James LoMenzo was asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH a decade and a half ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I just finished playing with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. And I was kind of — how can I say this delicately? — ...

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Hell Unleashed - EVILE

There is nothing subtle about EVILE's extremely welcome return to action. And that's just the way we like it. The UK quartet's Fleming Rasmussen-produced debut "Enter The Grave" (2007) swiftly established them as a major force in the ever-so-slightly cynical and label-led thrash metal revival that was happening at the time. Both "Infected Nations" and ...

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KORN Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour With STAIND

Grammy Award-winning, multi-platinum band KORN has announced an epic U.S. summer tour featuring very special guests STAIND on all dates. The tour will see both bands traversing the country this summer and will give fans the chance to see two of the biggest forces in rock perform on the same stage each night. Produced by ...

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GOJIRA Makes Global Chart Impact With 'Fortitude'

French progressive metallers GOJIRA have made a stunning global chart impact with their new album "Fortitude". The LP entered Billboard's Top Albums chart at No. 1 this week, while also claiming the No. 1 spot on Billboard's Top Current Albums, Current Rock Albums and Current Hard Music Albums tallies. The release also marked a career ...

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MASTODON Releases 'Forged By Neron' Single From Newly Announced 'Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack'

DC Comics and Loma Vista Recordings have announce the "Dark Nights: Death Metal Soundtrack". Executive produced by Tyler Bates ("Guardians Of The Galaxy", "Watchmen", "John Wick"), the soundtrack will be released digitally on June 18 and physically on July 16. Just as the lauded DC "Dark Nights: Death Metal" series isn't the typical superhero storyline, ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. DOWNING, OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Album Details Revealed; 'Hellfire Thunderbolt' Video Available

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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WARRIOR Bassist ROB FARR Dies At 58

Southern California veteran musician Rob Farr, best known as the bass player for WARRIOR, has passed away at the age of 58. Farr died peacefully in his sleep and was found dead on Sunday, May 9 after last playing a gig with his cover band RADIO 80'S two nights earlier at The Kraken in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, ...

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TED NUGENT: 'We're Slipping Dangerously Over The Edge Of Marxism'

Ted Nugent has defended MyPillow's pro-Donald Trump CEO Mike Lindell who falsely alleged that the 2020 presidential election was marred by widespread voter fraud. Several major retailers dropped MyPillow products after Lindell continued to push bogus claims of election fraud since Trump's loss to President Joe Biden in the presidential race. Lindell also made a ...

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HELLOWEEN's KAI HANSEN Discusses 'Skyfall' Songwriting Process (Video)

Last month, the reunited expanded classic lineup of German power metallers HELLOWEEN released a new single, "Skyfall". The track is taken from the band's much-anticipated new, self-titled album, which is due on June 18 via Nuclear Blast Records. A five-minute video in which guitarist/vocalist Kai Hansen discusses the songwriting process for "Skyfall" can be seen ...

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ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, TOM KEIFER, SKID ROW, L.A. GUNS Set For 2022 Edition Of 'Monsters Of Rock' Cruise

The annual Monsters Of Rock cruise is returning in 2022 to celebrate its tenth anniversary. Departing out of Miami, Florida, promoter On The Blue announced the five-day/five-night full-ship charter cruise will set sail February 9-14 aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas, visit two ports in CocoCay, Bahamas and Labadee, Haiti, and features performances from ...

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RANDY RHOADS Photo Book To Feature Introduction By OZZY OSBOURNE And Epilogue By TOM MORELLO

Legendary rock photographer Ross Halfin has teamed up with Rufus Publications for the publication of "Randy Rhoads By Ross Halfin", a celebration of one of the most influential hard rock/heavy metal guitarists of all time. This extensive 280-page coffee-table book features many classic and unseen shots of the former OZZY OSBOURNE and QUIET RIOT guitarist ...

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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Drummer JEREMY SPENCER To Release New PSYCHOSEXUAL Album 'Unholy Hymns For The Children' In July

PSYCHOSEXUAL, featuring former FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH drummer Jeremy Spencer on vocals as the Devil Daddy character, will release its second album, "Unholy Hymns For The Children", on July 2. "'Unholy Hymns For The Children' is just as unholy for everyone else, but we wanted to piss off Walmart, so we named it that," Spencer ...

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HELLYEAH Is 'On Hiatus', Says ROY MAYORGA

Roy Mayorga has confirmed that HELLYEAH is "on hiatus." The 51-year-old drummer, who toured with HELLYEAH as the replacement for PANTERA drum legend Vinnie Paul Abbott, addressed the band's current status during an appearance on the latest episode of the "The New York Hardcore Chronicles Live!" Internet show. Asked if HELLYEAH is still a functioning ...

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NORTHLANE Announces Acoustic EP '2D'

Fresh from the release of its remix EP "5G", NORTHLANE is backing it up with a new EP release called "2D". The five-track release, due out May 21 via UNFD, features acoustic versions of fan favorites from the band's "Alien" era, including "Rift", which fans can check out below. NORTHLANE vocalist Marcus Bridge explains how ...

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RISE AGAINST Announces 'Nowhere Generation' Summer U.S. Tour

Fans of RISE AGAINST, you are about to be liberated from lockdown. Today, the band — Tim McIlrath (vocals, guitar), Joe Principe (bass), Brandon Barnes (drums) and Zach Blair (guitars) — announces the "Nowhere Generation Tour", 17 live-and-in-person concerts taking place coast to coast, primarily in open-air amphitheaters. Produced by Live Nation, the tour kicks ...

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TED NUGENT: How I 'Knocked The S**t Out' Of COVID-19

Ted Nugent has opened up about his battle with COVID-19, saying that he "took intelligent, professionally guided care" in order to beat the novel coronavirus. Less than a month after publicly revealing that he had tested positive for COVID-19, the outspoken conservative rocker discussed his experience during a YouTube livestream with his wife Shemane on ...

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