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Nothing Lasts, Nothing's Lost - JAKUB ZYTECKI

For those with a penchant for ultra-adventurous progressive metal with a fervently forward-thinking core, Jakub Zytecki has steadily become the number one guitarist of his generation. You only need to hear his band DISPERSE's extraordinary 2017 album, "Forward", to recognize that the Pole is both a true original and a remarkably selfless musician; always serving ...

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IV: Come The Dark - DEATH WOLF

It was immediately apparent that DEATH WOLF was much more than just another self-indulgent side project. Formed by MARDUK founder, guitarist and creative driving force Morgan Håkansson, seemingly as an infernal repository for ideas deemed too straightforward, rock-influenced or gothic for the blackened mothership, this Swedish quartet sounded like a ferociously focused storm of pitch-black ...

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TOOL, IRON MAIDEN And SYSTEM OF A DOWN Members Jam Together

Shavo Odadjian (SYSTEM OF A DOWN), Adrian Smith (IRON MAIDEN) and Justin Chancellor (TOOL) came together for a jam Sunday night (December 29) at an undisclosed location, while celebrating the birthday of Smith's wife, Nathalie Dufresne-Smith. Earlier today, Odadjian took to his Instagram to post a photo of the trio, along with the following caption: ...

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Reunited Original Lineup Of BULLETBOYS Teams Up With Artist ROBERT VARGAS For Special Painting

On Sunday, December 29, legendary artist Robert Vargas joined the original BULLETBOYS lineup for a live painting outside PA Rehearsal in Reseda, California in celebration of their reunion. The painting, which can be seen below, will be used as the backdrop for BULLETBOYS' sold-out return performance Monday night (December 30) at the Whisky A Go ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'I Always Thought That Instrumental Music Was For 'Better Guitar Players' Than Me'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has admitted that she initially had some reservations about putting out an album of instrumentals with her debut solo LP, last year's "Controlled Chaos". "I always thought that instrumental music was for 'better guitar players' than me," she wrote in a new Instagram ...

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STATIC-X: Video Of Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of STATIC-X's entire September 21 performance in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. STATIC-X's current trek celebrates the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to STATIC-X's frontman Wayne Static, who died five years ago. While the identity of STATIC-X's touring singer has not been officially ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS And THIN LIZZY Frontman RICKY WARWICK Undergoes 'Small Procedure' At California Hospital

BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY frontman Ricky Warwick underwent a "small procedure" this morning (Monday, December 30) at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in West Hollywood, California. Earlier today, Warwick posted a photo of him laying on a hospital bed and flashing the "devil horns, along with the following caption: "Should never have asked [wife] Tina ...

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STRYPER's New Album Is 'Written And Ready To Go'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has written 11 songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. It will mark STRYPER's first disc with the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER ...

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Video: HALESTORM Performs Acoustic Version Of 'The Silence'

Video footage of HALESTORM performing an acoustic version of the song "The Silence" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth full-length studio album, "Vicious", which came out last year. HALESTORM guitarist Joe Hottinger told Classic Rock about "The Silence": "We were going to do an 11-song record and end it ...

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STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Bassist On 'Perdida' Acoustic Album: 'It's Always A Pleasure To Interpret The Songs The Way They Were Written'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS will release their first-ever acoustic album, titled "Perdida", on February 10, 2020. The band recorded the disc at drummer Eric Kretz's Bomb Shelter Studios. STP utilized a variety of instruments that haven't been associated with the group in the past, including flute, alto saxophone, guitarrón, viola, cello and vintage keyboards. STONE TEMPLE ...

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BLACK BREATH Bassist ELIJAH NELSON Dies

Elijah Nelson, bassist for the Seattle death metal band BLACK BREATH, passed away over the weekend. No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was 40 years old. A number of other artists have paid tribute to Nelson in the wake of his passing, including Swedish extreme grindcore act NASUM, who wrote: "We are ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To LEMMY On Fourth Anniversary Of His Death

On Saturday, December 28 — the fourth anniversary of the passing of MÖTÖRHEAD bassist and vocalist LemmyMETALLICA shared footage of Lemmy performing the MÖTÖRHEAD classic "Too Late Too Late" with METALLICA at a September 2009 concert in Nashville, Tennessee. METALLICA wrote in an accompanying caption: "We miss you, Lemmy..." METALLICA's song "Murder One", ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Lords Of Summer' Performance From Brussels

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Lords Of Summer" on June 16 at Koning Boudewijnstadium in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. Earlier this month, Billboard reported that METALLICA was the highest-ranked hard rock act on the magazine's year-end Boxscore chart, with a combined gross of $177 million from 46 reported concerts ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Returns To Live Stage After Surgery (Video)

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose returned to the live stage last night (Saturday, December 28) at the the Georgia Theater in Athens, Georgia as part of "Sevendust Acoustic Xmas" — a three-city swing through Florida and Georgia in between Christmas and New Year's Eve. The show marked Rose's first live appearance since he underwent surgery earlier in ...

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ROB HALFORD Is 'Up For' Singing TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS-Era JUDAS PRIEST Songs: 'It'll Just Happen And It'll Be Brilliant'

Rob Halford says that he is "up for" performing songs written and recorded during the years when JUDAS PRIEST was fronted by his replacement, Tim "Ripper" Owens. Owens created two studio albums with the British heavy metal legends — 1997's "Jugulator" and 2001's "Demolition" — before the band reunited with Halford. Asked in the January ...

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SLAYER's GARY HOLT Shares Photos Of Final Concert

SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt has shared a few photos of the band's last-ever concert, which took place on November 30 at The Forum in Inglewood, California. "A few from the final show taken by none other than my wife and best friend on this earth @lisaholt777 !" Holt wrote on Instagram. "Her new camera is ...

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