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MICHAEL SCHENKER On His Brother RUDOLF: 'He Steals Things' And 'Copies Everybody Else Who Is Successful'

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker (SCORPIONS, UFO) has once again slammed his brother Rudolf, saying that the SCORPIONS axeman "steals things" and "copies everybody else who is successful." Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in recent months in which he questioned his brother's integrity, going so far as to call Rudolf "a con artist" ...

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Former THE HAUNTED Frontman PETER DOLVING Releases Debut Album From IAMFIRE

Danish-based stoner combo IAMFIRE, which features vocalist Peter Dolving (THE HAUNTED, MARY BEATS JANE, DRESS THE DEAD), bassist Mikael Ehlert (BLOOD EAGLE, HATESPHERE) and guitarist Peter Ahlers Ohlsen, has released its long-awaited debut album, "From Ashes". The eight-song effort was recorded in 2014 by IAMFIRE with Jacob Bredahl at Ark studio in Copenhagen, Denmark. The ...

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The Grinding Wheel - OVERKILL

As legendary thrash band OVERKILL might put it through its latest album, the bitter cycle to staying relevant is like a grinding wheel. Yet, for a band that could've been defined strictly by the breakout foursome containing Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth, D.D. Verni, Rat Skates and Bobby Gustafson, OVERKILL has a treasure trove of alumni: Sid ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: Video Of ESP Demo At NAMM Show

George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, KXM, DOKKEN) took part in a demo at the ESP booth at this year's NAMM show, which is being held January 19-22 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch video footage of his January 20 appearance in two parts below. KXM, the project featuring Lynch alongside ...

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Video Premiere: METAL CHURCH's 'Needle And Suture'

METAL CHURCH's video for the song "Needle And Suture" can be seen below. The clip was directed by Jamie Brown of Smokin' Gun Video Productions. "Needle And Suture" is taken from METAL CHURCH's latest album, "XI", which debuted at No. 57 on The Billboard 200, having shifted 11,000 equivalent album units in the week ending ...

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Dead to the World - HELMET

Page Hamilton will spiel rhetoric all over a press release before he'll get to telling you about the new HELMET album, the first since 2010's "Seeing Eye Dog". Religious tchotchkes, perfume lines, spying neighbors, rattled off like a slam—nearly a bigger WTF moment than some of the challenging peculiarities awaiting the HELMET fan on "Dead ...

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ALICE COOPER On JOE PERRY's Onstage Collapse: 'I Didn't Realize That AEROSMITH Only Did Two Shows A Week'

Alice Cooper has once again commented on his HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Joe Perry's recent backstage collapse, saying that the guitarist "was basically exhausted" after being subjected to the band's busy and physically demanding touring schedule. "I didn't realize that AEROSMITH only did two shows a week," Cooper told Shawn SixX of Boston's WZLX radio station ...

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Watch BLACK SABBATH's Entire Performance At OZZFEST MEETS KNOTFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH's September 24 performance at Ozzfest Meets Knotfest at San Manuel Amphitheater and Festival Grounds in San Bernardino, California can be seen below. This is the second, and final, leg of the band's "The End" farewell tour. They played across the country earlier this year. SABBATH's setlist for the Ozzfest ...

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BLACK SABBATH: 'The Ultimate Collection' Due In October

BLACK SABBATH will release "The Ultimate Collection" on October 28 via BMG. Curated in conjunction with the band, the 31-track collection features the band's classic songs, including "Paranoid", "Iron Man", "War Pigs", "N.I.B." and "The Wizard" as well as choice cuts from their classic albums and is the definitive accompaniment for all SABBATH fans as ...

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STRYPER Frontman MICHAEL SWEET Releases Video For 'Radio' Song

The official video for "Radio", a brand new song from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet, can be seen below. The track is taken from Sweet's seventh solo album, "One Sided War", which will be released on August 26 via Rat Pak Records. Backing Michael on the record are WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra, EVANESCENCE drummer Will Hunt, ...

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Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs In Holmdel, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of BLACK SABBATH's August 23 performance at PNC Bank Arts Center in Holmdel, New Jersey can be seen below. This is the second, and final, leg of the band's "The End" farewell tour. They played across the country earlier this year. SABBATH's setlist for the Holmdel concert was as follows: 01. Black ...

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Video: BLACK SABBATH Performs In Camden, New Jersey

Legendary metal band BLACK SABBATH played the second concert of the final U.S. leg of its "The End" tour last night (Friday, August 19) at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey. Fan-filmed video footage of show can be seen below. This is the second, and final, leg of the band's farewell tour. They played across ...

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