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ABBATH Loses Guitarist PER VALLA

According to Collide, Norwegian session guitarist Per Valla has left ABBATH, the band led by ex-IMMORTAL frontman Olve Eikemo (a.k.a. Abbath). Valla explained in a statement: "After having played as session guitarist with ABBATH since May this year, I have recently decided that it is time for me to leave the band for ...

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ZAKK WYLDE To Take Part In 2016 'Experience Hendrix Tour'

Hailed by critics and fans alike as the "Guitar Event Of The Year," the multi-artist celebration known as the Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2016. These special concert performances present legendary artists who join together to pay homage to Jimi Hendrix. This next edition of the Experience Hendrix Tour will encompass twenty ...

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ALTER BRIDGE To Enter Studio In January

ALTER BRIDGE will enter the studio in January to begin recording the follow-up to 2013's "Fortress". The band's guitarist, Mark Tremonti, who is on tour with his solo group, tells "Metal Hammer Magazine Show" on TeamRock Radio that he will follow up the studio sessions with ALTER BRIDGE by releasing the third TREMONTI ...

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STEVEN ADLER: If GUNS N' ROSES Reunion Happens, I Guarantee I Will Be The Last To Know About It

Former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler was interviewed on the latest installment of HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show". You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his time with GUNS N' ROSES: "What I accomplished with those guys ...

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AEROSMITH's STEVEN TYLER To Perform At Addiction Awareness Rally

Facing Addiction, a new, national organization that will serve as a voice for the over 85 million Americans impacted by addiction, has announced the "Unite To Face Addiction" rally, a free event on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, October 4. At the rally, Facing Addiction, along with over 450 diverse organizations from ...

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Will COREY TAYLOR's Recordings With VELVET REVOLVER Ever See Light Of Day? SLASH Weighs In

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has revisited the longstanding rumor SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor was the vocalist who came "closest" to replacing Scott Weiland in VELVET REVOLVER. Speaking with Canadian rock journalist Mitch Lafon, Slash confirmed that Taylor recorded as many as 10 songs with VELVET REVOLVER, saying (hear audio below): ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Frontman MYLES KENNEDY Completes Recording Solo Album

Myles Kennedy (SLASH, ALTER BRIDGE) has completed recording his long-awaited solo album with Brian Sperber (ALTER BRIDGE) at Tiny Pocket Studio in Yorktown Heights, upstate New York. The CD's release date, title and artwork have yet to be revealed. In a 2012 interview with Metalshrine, Myles said that his upcoming solo effort would feature guest ...

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Video Premiere: P.O.D.'s 'This Goes Out To You'

"This Goes Out To You", the new video from Grammy-nominated SoCal hard rockers P.O.D., can be seen below. The track is taken from P.O.D.'s ninth studio album, "The Awakening", which will be released on August 21 via T-Boy/UMC. The evocative album, produced by the band's longtime collaborator and friend Howard Benson (MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, KELLY ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'I'm Trying To Act My Age This Year'

HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale talked with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel music writer Piet Levy before the band's July 1 headlining set on Summerfest's Harley-Davidson Roadhouse stage. You can now watch the chat below. Asked if the title of HALESTORM's third album, "Into The Wild Life", is telling the truth about her own life, Lzzy said: "I ...

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Video: KOBRA AND THE LOTUS Covers ALANNAH MYLES's 'Black Velvet' On 'Words Of The Prophets' EP

Known for supporting legendary bands KISS and DEF LEPPARD on KISS's massive 40th-anniversary North American tour last summer, Canada's explosive hard rockers KOBRA AND THE LOTUS will soon release a brand new EP. Due out August 28, the "Words Of The Prophets" EP (Titan Music) was produced by the Grammy-nominated Johnny K (MEGADETH, DISTURBED, THREE ...

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