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PHIL DEMMEL Says 'Only ROBB FLYNN' Wanted To Include 'Bastards' Song On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that "Bastards", the folk-driven, political song which appears on the band's latest album "Catharsis", would have been better suited for a Robb Flynn solo project. Originally released as an acoustic version on YouTube, "Bastards" is based on a conversation about white supremacy Robb had with his sons around ...

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TOMMY LEE Says DONALD TRUMP Is 'Scary Delusional'

Tommy Lee has once again blasted President Donald Trump, saying that the former host of NBC's reality show "The Apprentice" is "scary delusional." The MÖTLEY CRÜE made his comments on July 24 in apparent response to Trump declaring himself vindicted by last Wednesday's congressional appearance by former special counsel Robert Mueller. "This was a devastating ...

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TOOL Officially Announces New Album, 'Fear Inoculum'

TOOL has set "Fear Inoculum" as the title of the band's long-awaited new album. The follow-up to 2006's "10,000 Days" is due on August 30. The disc is expected to include the songs "Descending" and "Invincible", which the band has performed live at its recent concerts. TOOL's new album was reportedly produced by Joe Barresi, ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair (Video)

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley performed with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup also included Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS ...

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Former MARILYN MANSON Multi-Instrumentalist TIM SKÖLD Releases Music Video For SKOLD's 'Small World'

"Small World", the new video from Swedish-born multi-instrumentalist Tim Sköld, the creative force behind his namesake industrial metal project, can be seen below. The song is taken from his latest studio album, "Never Is Now", which came out in April via Cleopatra Reords. With its pulsating rhythm and massive guitar sound, "Small World" on its ...

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HIGH ON FIRE Parts Ways With Drummer DES KENSEL

California heavy rockers HIGH ON FIRE have parted ways with founding drummer Des Kensel. Kensel announced his departure from the group in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: "As a founding member of HIGH ON FIRE, I feel blessed to have spent the last 21 years traveling around the world pursuing my childhood dream ...

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THE OFFSPRING 'Had An Amazing Time In The Studio' Making New Album With Producer BOB ROCK

Seminal punk band THE OFFSPRING is putting the finishing touches on its first album in seven years. The mega-platinum-selling group has been recording with Grammy-winning producer Bob Rock in between extensive tours. The yet-to-be-titled album will be the follow-up to 2012's ninth studio album, "Days Go By", and their third consecutive release with Rock, who ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST: Making Of 'Rock Steady' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the video shoot for "Rock Steady", the latest single from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, can be seen below. The song is taken from MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST's second studio album, "Revelation", which will be released on September 20 through Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Michael Schenker ...

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JOURNEY Keyboardist JONATHAN CAIN Says God Is Whispering In His Ear While He Is Working On Solo Music

Jonathan Cain says that he has God whispering in his ear while he is working on his solo music. The JOURNEY keyboardist, a devout born-again Christian whose minister wife Paula White-Cain delivered the invocation at Donald Trump's presidential inauguration, released his fourth solo album in as many years, "More Like Jesus", in May via Identity ...

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Video Premiere: DEMON HUNTER's 'The Negative'

DEMON HUNTER has released the official music video for the song "The Negative". The track is taken from the band's new album "War", which was made available alongside a companion LP, "Peace", on March 1. "The video for 'The Negative' was directed and edited by Oleg Masnyy," explains singer Ryan Clark. "Oleg and I shot ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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ACE FREHLEY, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI To Perform With KINGS OF CHAOS At Washington County Fair

Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley will perform with KINGS OF CHAOS on Friday, July 26 at the 2019 Washington County Fair in West Bend, Wisconsin. The supergroup's lineup will also include Sebastian Bach (original voice of SKID ROW), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), Warren DeMartini (RATT), James LoMenzo (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) and Matt Sorum (VELVET ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS Vocalist/Guitarist WILLIAM DUVALL To Release 'One Alone' Solo Album In October

ALICE IN CHAINS vocalist/guitarist William DuVall will release his debut solo album, "One Alone", on October 4 via DVL Recordings. The disc is a smoldering, all-acoustic affair. In contrast to the multi-layered sonic assault comprising most of his discography, "One Alone" is as sparse and intimate as it gets — part late-night confessional, part living ...

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Video Premiere: DESTRUCTION's 'Betrayal'

"Betrayal", the new video from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be viewed below. The song is taken from the band's 17th studio album, "Born To Perish", which will be released on August 9 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was recorded in January and February 2019 with V.O. Pulver (PRO-PAIN, BURNING WITCHES, NERVOSA) at Little ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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CHERIE CURRIE Looks Back On THE RUNAWAYS' 'Cherry Bomb'

Former THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie recently spoke to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" about the band's classic song "Cherry Bomb", which was written by RUNAWAYS manager Kim Fowley and guitarist Joan Jett for the group's self-titled debut album. The title is a play on Cherie's name, who was just 16 when this song was ...

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New Photo Of DAVE MUSTAINE In Pre-Production For MEGADETH's 16th Studio Album

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a new Instagram photo of frontman Dave Mustaine working in pre-production on the band's upcoming 16th studio album. The sessions for the disc are taking place in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia" album. Dirk wrote in an accompanying caption: "@davemustaine doing what ...

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