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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Interviewed On 107.7 THE BONE (Audio)

Guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn of San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD was interviewed on a recent edition of the "Metal Zone" show with host Nikki Blakk on the San Francisco, California radio station 107.7 The Bone. You can listen to the chat below. MACHINE HEAD's new album, "Unto The Locust", sold more than 17,000 copies ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Unto The Locust' Cracks U.S. Top 25

"Unto The Locust", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, sold more than 17,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to land at position No. 22 on The Billboard 200 chart putting MACHINE HEAD in the Top 25 for the first time in the band's 17-year ...

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MACHINE HEAD: 'Unto The Locust' Third Studio Webisode Released

The third in a series of webisodes featuring behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Unto The Locust", the new album from San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD, can be seen below. Due on September 27 via longtime label Roadrunner Records, the CD was recorded at JingleTown Studios in Oakland, with frontman Robb Flynn producing. ...

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Manager/Ex-Wife Of Producer COLIN RICHARDSON Dies

Lora Richardson of Real Productions, the manager and ex-wife of acclaimed British producer Colin Richardson (CARCASS, MACHINE HEAD, NAPALM DEATH, FEAR FACTORY, OVERKILL, TRIVIUM), passed away in her sleep on Wednesday, June 29. Commented San Francisco Bay Area thrashers FORBIDDEN: "We were stunned by the news that we lost Lora Richardson last week. We'd known ...

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ORANGE AMPS Launches Lavish Coffee Table Book

Orange Amps will be launching a new, full-color coffee-table book at the Frankfurt Musikmesse 2011, celebrating over forty years of their history with a massive, detailed archive of press cuttings, photographs and promotional material. This unique 200-page large-format Flipbook gives the reader a comprehensive, invaluable insight both into Orange Amps the product and Orange the ...

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ESCAPE THE FATE Performs On FUEL TV's 'The Daily Habit' (Video)

Las Vegas, Nevada-based post-hardcore band ESCAPE THE FATE stopped by Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" to perform its single "Issues", off the group's recently released self-titled album. Fans who didn't catch the live performance can watch the clip below as singer Craig Mabbitt, bassist Max Green, guitarist Monte Money and drummer Robert Ortizrip through a ...

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ADAM LAMBERT Performs JIMI HENDRIX, LED ZEPPELIN Covers In Paris (Video)

"American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert performed back-to-back covers of JIMI HENDRIX's "Purple Haze" and LED ZEPPELIN's "Whole Lotta Love" during his November 18, 2010 concert in Paris, France. You can now watch fan-filmed video footage of Adam's renditions below. As previously reported, Lambert performed a cover version of METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" on October 17 at ...

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ADAM LAMBERT Covers METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman' (Video)

"American Idol" finalist Adam Lambert performed a cover version of METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" earlier tonight (Sunday, October 17) at his concert in Auckland, New Zealand as a birthday surprise for his bass player, Tommy Joe Ratliff. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. Lambert's current touring guitarist is none than Monte Pittman, ...

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BILL WARD, GENE HOGLAN Featured In Latest 'Shockwaves Skull Sessions' Podcast

"Shockwaves Skull Sessions" podcast episode #42 features returning guests Monte Conner (VP of A&R for Roadrunner Records) and legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, along with newcomer to the "Skullsessions" and thrash-metal drummer extraordinaire Gene Hoglan (FEAR FACTORY, DETHKLOK, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL) and "Skullsessions" host Bob Nalbandian. This "astounding andd diverse" conversation about ...

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RATT's WARREN DEMARTINI Interviewed In Las Vegas

Stardust Fallout e-zine conducted an interview with guitarist Warren DeMartini of California rockers RATT when the band performed at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 5, 2010. You can now watch the chat below. RATT was recently forced to cancel its European tour in order to allow vocalist Stephen ...

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RATT Vocalist STEPHEN PEARCY Fully Recovered From Surgery

After a very successful spring tour, California hard rockers RATT are excited to continue their "World Infestation" with Germany's SCORPIONS. RATT was recently forced to cancel its European tour in order to allow vocalist Stephen Pearcy to undergo urgent hernia surgery. However, the RATT family is happy to report that Pearcy has made a full ...

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REVOKER Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of the Welsh metal quartet REVOKER. Hailing from the depths of Wales' Rhymney Valley, the band will soon start work on its debut album with SKINDRED's Benji Webbe for an early 2011 release. For a vote of confidence in the band's bright future, look no further than Monte Conner, ...

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MINISTRY, POWERMAN 5000 Members To Tour With LORDS OF ACID

When LORDS OF ACID embarks on the "Sextreme Ball" this summer, the legendary Praga Khan will be joined by the villainous "Rock of Love" contestant Lacey Conner on vocals, former MINISTRY/REVOLTING COCKS guitarist Sin Quirin, bass player M3 (POWERMAN 5000) and drummer Kirk Salvador (ex-SOCIETY 1). The "Sextreme Ball" marks the first time the industrial ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Interviewed At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

The U.K. branch of Roadrunner Records conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. You can now watch the chat below. A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death" will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Interviewed On U.K.'s ROCK RADIO

Paul Anthony of Rock Radio conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death" will serve as the finger-busting ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Talks Gear

Video footage of MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick offering a "gear tour" to the readers of Guitar World magazine during the band's recent "Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour" can be viewed below. MEGADETH kicked off its "Rust In Peace 20th Anniversary Tour" on March 1 at the Knitting Factory in Spokane, Washington. Also appearing on ...

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MEGADETH Mainman Discusses 'Sudden Death' Track

NME TV conducted an interview with MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine at this year's Download festival, which was held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death" will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game. The band's mainman, ...

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MEGADETH Bassist Interviewed At U.K.'s DOWNLOAD Festival

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson stopped by the Kerrang! Download podcast earlier today (Saturday, June 12) at this year's Download festival, which is being held June 11-13, 2010 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the chat below. A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death" will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors ...

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MEGADETH Drummer Interviewed In Milan; Video Available

Metal Shock conducted an interview with MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover prior to the band's June 5, 2010 concert in Milan, Italy. Watch the chat below. A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death" will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game. The band's mainman, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, tells

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MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Interviewed In Milan

MetalItalia.com and RockNRollRadio.it conducted an interview with MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick prior to the band's June 5, 2010 concert in Milan, Italy. Watch the chat below. A new MEGADETH track called "Sudden Death" will serve as the finger-busting finale to the forthcoming Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock game. The band's mainman, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine, tells ...

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