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KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Perform Classic Covers At Special Ontario Concert (Video)

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed last night (Friday, July 26) at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Composes Second Classical Piece

According to The Pulse Of Radio, METALLICA lead guitarist Kirk Hammett has just finished composing his second classical music piece in conjunction with his wife Lani. Hammett revealed the news at Toronto's Royal Ontario Museum on Tuesday (July 24), as part of an event launching "It's Alive! Classic Horror and Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk ...

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Video Premiere: THE AGONIST's 'Burn it All Down'

"Burn it All Down", the new video from Montreal, Quebec, Canada's extreme metal juggernaut THE AGONIST, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Orphans", which will be released on September 20 via Rodeostar Records. Says Chris Kells, THE AGONIST bassist and video director: "When the band had first decided ...

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Hear New BAD WOLVES Song 'I'll Be There'

"I'll Be There", a brand new song from BAD WOLVES, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming sophomore album, which will be released in the fall via Eleven Seven Music. BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext recently told HardDrive Radio about the making of the band's new disc: "Gutars and bass ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release New Song 'I'll Be There' On Friday

BAD WOLVES will release their sophomore album in the fall. Fans will get a first taste of the disc when the band drops a new track, "I'll Be There", this Friday, July 26. The song will be available for streaming and download on all digital platforms. BAD WOLVES singer Tommy Vext recently told HardDrive Radio ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends β€” we met ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Album Due In November

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On Collecting Vintage Horror Movie Posters: 'It's Like Hunting For Gold'

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with the Toronto radio station Q107 about his exhibit of vintage horror film posters, "It’s Alive!: Classic Horror And Sci-Fi Art From The Kirk Hammett Collection", which opens at the city's Royal Ontario Museum today (July 13). The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as ...

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SHINEDOWN Releases Animated Video For 'Monsters'

SHINEDOWN has unveiled an animated video for "Monsters". The track currently sits at No. 1 on Billboard's Mainstream Rock Songs chart for the second week in a row and has amassed nearly 15 million streams. Animated by Toon53 Productions, "Monsters" explores the ever-present demons and self-sabotaging inner voices that we all battle. "Monsters" recently became ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Gets Reimagined As Universal Monsters In New Funko POP! Line Of Figures

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko β€” best known for its big-headed Pop! figures β€” has reimagined METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett as two Universal Monsters: Frankenstein's Monster and The Creature From The Black Lagoon. The two limited figures, which are the first in the new "The Kirk Hammett Collection," will be made available starting July ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR To Release Single In August

Philip H. Anselmo's EN MINOR will release its debut seven-inch this August via Housecore Records. A project inadvertently in the making since Anselmo's earliest days as a child in the French Quarter, the band features Stephen Taylor (SUPERJOINT, PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS, WOVEN HAND, 16 HORSE POWER), Kevin Bond (SUPERJOINT, CHRIST INVERSION, ARTIMUS ...

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LORDI To Release 'Recordead Live - Sextourcism In Z7' DVD In July

Finnish heavy metal monsters LORDI will release their new DVD, "Recordead Live - Sextourcism In Z7", on DVD, vinyl and digipack on July 26 via AFM Records. Besides the live cut of the show in Pratteln, Switzerland, recorded during LORDI's latest "Sextourcism" tour, the DVD provides a lot of bonus material, including some real rarities. ...

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ANVIL Frontman Says METALLICA Came Across Like They Were 'Whining And Complaining' In 'Some Kind Of Monster' Documentary

"Rock Hard With Jay Conroy" recently conducted an interview with frontman Steve "Lips" Kudlow of Canadian metal legends ANVIL. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what territories ANVIL had a record deal while opening up for larger bands during the early part of their career: ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says 'It Will Take Some Time' Before KISS's 'Sonic Boom' And 'Monster' Albums Are Considered 'Classics'

KISS co-founder Paul Stanley recently spoke with Matt Bahan of the Peoria, Illinois radio station 105.7 The X Rocks. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On finding the time to write his new book "Backstage Pass": Paul: "It takes a lot of discipline, but it also ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Release 'Rare Ass S**t!' Digital Collection

SUICIDE SILENCE will release a digital collection of rarities, titled "Rare Ass Shit!", on June 14. The effort will contain tracks originally featured on the band's 2005 self-titled debut EP as well as pre-production recordings of songs that later appeared on the group's 2007 debut album, "The Cleansing". "Rare Ass Shit!" track listing: 01. Ending ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform In Golden, Colorado

Video footage of Lita Ford's May 26 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado can be seen below (courtesy of Decibel Geek TV's Rockin' Ron). Earlier this year, Lita Ford told The Metal Voice that she was putting the finishing touches on the follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" album. Helming the new project ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release Second Album In Fourth Quarter Of 2019

Tommy Vext spoke to HardDrive Radio about BAD WOLVES' recently completed second album, which tentatively due before the end of the year. "Gutars and bass were tracked in [Las] Vegas with Max Karon, who is one of John's [Boecklin, drums] oldest friends, who also works for GHOST," the singer said. "And then we did production ...

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