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MEGADETH: Footage From GIGANTOUR Rehearsals

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has uploaded backstage rehearsal day footage before Gigantour 2013 kicks off in New Hampshire. Check it out 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 band fronted by DISTURBED ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Feels VINNIE PAUL's Pain Every Single Day

Ex-PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo spoke to Artisan News about his desire to reconnect with his former PANTERA bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott more than eight years since ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was shot and killed by a crazed gunman while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at a Columbus, Ohio rock club. Vinnie, who is ...

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GIGANTOUR 2013: 30-Second Commercial Posted Online

A 30-second commercial for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine, can be seen below. Scheduled to appear on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY; DEVICE, the new band fronted by DISTURBED singer David Draiman; HELLYEAH, featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott ...

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Video: MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About This Year's GIGANTOUR

A three-minute video clip of MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine talking about this year's edition of Gigantour — the critically acclaimed package festival he founded in 2005 — can be seen below. Joining headliners MEGADETH at this year's event will be BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, the band led by former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Zakk Wylde; DEVICE, the ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Confirmed For This Year's GIGANTOUR

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with DEVICE, the new band fronted by DISTURBED singer David Draiman; HELLYEAH, featuring Vinnie Paul Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN), Chad ...

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JASON NEWSTED Talks To WSUR About New Band, Future Plans (Audio)

Former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist and current NEWSTED frontman Jason Newsted was recently interviewed on the WSUR (Worcester State University Radio) radio station. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. As previously reported, NEWSTED has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: What I Would Say To VINNIE PAUL

Ex-PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo spoke to Loudwire about his desire to reconnect with his former PANTERA bandmate Vinnie Paul Abbott more than eight years since ex-PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was shot and killed by a crazed gunman while performing with DAMAGEPLAN at a Columbus, Ohio rock club. Vinnie, who ...

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NEWSTED Confirmed For This Year's GIGANTOUR

NEWSTED, the new band led by former METALLICA, VOIVOD and FLOTSAM AND JETSAM bassist Jason Newsted, has been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also scheduled to appear on the bill are headliners MEGADETH, along with DEVICE, the new band fronted ...

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HELLYEAH Confirmed For This Year's GIGANTOUR

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 been confirmed for this year's edition of Gigantour, the critically acclaimed package festival founded in 2005 by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. Also scheduled to appear on ...

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VINNIE PAUL Talks HELLYEAH, PANTERA In New Audio Interview

Cutter of Envision Radio Networks' "Hangar 19" recently conducted an interview with former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. You can now listen to the entire chat using the audio player below. HELLYEAH's third album, "Band Of Brothers", sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO: 'I Feel Bad' For VINNIE PAUL

Former PANTERA and current DOWN frontman Philip Anselmo was interviewed for the cover story in the March 2013 issue of Revolver magazine. During the in-depth chat, the singer spoke about reconnecting with Sterling Winfield, co-producer of PANTERA's 2000 album, "Reinventing The Steel". "I didn't know there was a rift between Sterling and I ...

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'Play Guitar Like Dimebag Darrell' App Now Available

U.K.'s Total Guitar magazine has created Play Guitar Like Dimebag Darrell, a brand-new app for iPad designed to help players looking for an introduction to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's style and approach. The app teaches users to play in the style of Dimebag with a combination of video lessons, tab and backing tracks ...

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HELLYEAH's VINNIE PAUL Interviewed By HardTimes.ca's 'Headbanger's Journey' (Video)

On November 10, 2012, HardTimes.ca's "Headbanger's Journey" music blog conducted an interview with former PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. You can now watch the chat below. HELLYEAH's third album, "Band Of Brothers", sold 19,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at ...

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SOLITUDE AETURNUS Guitarist Pays Tribute To MIKE SCACCIA

John Perez of Texas doom metal veterans SOLITUDE AETURNUS has released the following statement to BLABBERMOUTH.NET regarding the passing of MINISTRY and RIGOR MORTIS guitarist Mike Scaccia: "I am by no means the official spokesperson for the Dallas/Fort Worth metal scene, but I feel compelled to speak a few words about this all-too-shocking event. "Scaccia ...

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MACHINE HEAD Performs PANTERA's 'F**king Hostile' On Anniversary Of DIMEBAG's Death (Video)

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD performed their cover version of the PANTERA classic "Fucking Hostile" live on the eighth anniversary of PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's death this past Saturday, December 8 in Atlanta, Georgia. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. "I'm sure all of you know, or maybe ...

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HELLYEAH, LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES, SYLOSIS Members Pay Tribute To DIMEBAG In Kansas City (Video)

Members of LAMB OF GOD, IN FLAMES and SYLOSIS joined tourmates HELLYEAH on stage last night (Saturday, December 8) Kansas City, Missouri to pay tribute to late PANTERA/DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott who was shot and killed by a deranged "fan" while performing in Columbus, Ohio eight years earlier. Fan-filmed footage of the event can ...

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NEKROFEIST Performs Cover Of DAMAGEPLAN's 'Breathing New Life' (Video)

Video footage of NEKROFEIST — the Australian groove/thrash metal outfit whose frontman, Dave Tinelt, was briefly a member of thrash veterans MORTAL SIN — performing a cover version of DAMAGEPLAN's "Breathing New Life" on November 24 at "The Sydney Dime Show" in Sydney, Australia can be seen below. NEKROFEIST recently release its debut album, "Without ...

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LAMB OF GOD Manager Responds To RANDY BLYTHE Indictment

LAMB OF GOD's manager Larry Mazer has issued a statement in response to the announcement that the band's frontman, Randy Blythe, has been indicted on a manslaughter charge related to the death of a fan in Prague, Czech Republic more than two years ago. Blythe is facing the possibility of conviction and a long-term jail ...

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GODSMACK, STAIND Members Pay Tribute To PANTERA In Dallas (Video)

GODSMACK paid tribute to Texas metal masters PANTERA by covering "This Love" from 1992's influential "Vulgar Display Of Power" CD during their September 16 Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival performance at Gexa Energy Pavilion in Dallas, Texas. STAIND frontman Aaron Lewis took the stage to help with vocals along with STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok. They ...

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