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QUEENSRŸCHE Pays Tribute To CHRIS CORNELL With 'Say Hello 2 Heaven' Performance In Biloxi

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE paid tribute to Chris Cornell by performing the TEMPLE OF THE DOG song "Say Hello 2 Heaven" in the SOUNDGARDEN frontman's honor during QUEENSRŸCHE's May 20 concert at the Hard Rock Hotel And Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi. Prior to launching into the track, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre addressed Cornell's passing, ...

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SANCTUARY Recruits NEVERMORE Guitarist ATTILA VÖRÖS

U.S. metallers SANCTUARY have recruited Attila Vörös (NEVERMORE) as their new second guitar player. Vörös will join the band on the 2017 European summer tour. Says SANCTUARY in a statement: "We are all very stoked to share the stage with such a great musician. Attila has always been at the top of our guitar player ...

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RUDY SARZO Joins New 'Thrash' Band Featuring Ex-ANTHRAX Guitarist DAN SPITZ, Former JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

Legendary bass player Rudy Sarzo has joined the new thrash band launched by former ANTHRAX guitarist Dan Spitz and ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo. Since the early 1980s, Sarzo has played with some of the biggest bands and artists in hard rock and heavy metal, including OZZY OSBOURNE (alongside renowned guitarist Randy Rhoads), QUIET RIOT, WHITESNAKE, ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE Is 'Not Really Motivated' To Work Out Differences With His Former Bandmates

Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate doesn't believe that he will reunite with his former bandmates anytime soon, explaining that he is "not really motivated" to work out differences with his onetime collaborators. Asked in a brand new interview with Metal Wani about the supposed fan "backlash" that his replacement in QUEENSRŸCHE, Todd La Torre, has faced ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Hopes To Begin Recording New Album In September; TODD LA TORRE's Solo Debut To Arrive Next Year

Seattle-based progressive metallers QUEENSRŸCHE are hoping to entering the studio in September to record their new album for an early 2018 release via Century Media. The band's third full-length effort with Todd La Torre on lead vocals will once again be produced by Chris "Zeuss" Harris, who has previously worked with ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED, SOULFLY ...

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METAL CHURCH Recruits Former W.A.S.P. Drummer STET HOWLAND

METAL CHURCH has recruited Stet Howland (ex-W.A.S.P.) to play drums for the band on all its summer shows. He joins the group as the replacement for Jeff Plate, who announced his departure from METAL CHURCH last month. Howland commented: "I was contacted by my good friend METAL CHURCH bass player Steve Unger recently after their ...

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EDGUY's TOBIAS SAMMET On Classic HELLOWEEN Reunion: 'The Whole Thing Was Overdue'

AVANTASIA and EDGUY mastermind Tobias Sammet says that the reunion of HELLOWEEN's classic lineup is "the best thing that could have happened to all of" the players involved. Dubbed "Pumpkins United", HELLOWEEN's upcoming tour will feature seven musicians — including former members Michael Kiske (vocals) and Kai Hansen (guitar), alongside current singer Andi Deris and ...

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More Video Footage Of CASEY GRILLO's First Show With QUEENSRŸCHE

KAMELOT's Casey Grillo made his live debut with with QUEENSRŸCHE this past Saturday night (April 1) at Sycuan Casino in El Cajon, California. He is filling in for regular QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield, who is taking time off from the band's touring activities to spend time with his newborn son, appropriately named Rockson. Fan-filmed video ...

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DEMON HUNTER: Entire 'Outlive' Album Available For Streaming

"Outlive", the new album from DEMON HUNTER, can be streamed in its entirety in the YouTube playlist below. Released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records, the disc is the band's eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014's "Extremist". DEMON HUNTER has shared the track listing and the two covers for "Outlive". ...

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Drummer JEFF PLATE Quits METAL CHURCH

Drummer Jeff Plate has announced his departure from METAL CHURCH. He explained in a statement: "I came to this conclusion two weeks ago, and agreed to hold off on the announcement until METAL CHURCH had made some decisions on what they were going to do. "This is obviously not an easy decision. After many conversations ...

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New Song Premiere: DEMON HUNTER's 'Half As Dead'

"Half As Dead", a brand new song from DEMON HUNTER, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Outlive", which will be released on March 31 through a partnership with Solid State Records. The disc, which is the band's eighth overall and the follow-up to 2014's "Extremist", is now available ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'Classic Live' Album In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "Classic Live" via Rat Pak Records on April 28. Produced by Kurdt Vanderhoof, this special edition release features nine classic METAL CHURCH songs recorded live on the band's 2016 tour and also includes a special bonus track, a powerful new studio version of "Fake Healer" that features ...

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SANCTUARY: Third Trailer For 'Inception' Album Of Long-Lost Demos

"Inception", the official prequel to 1988's classic debut "Refuge Denied" from the legendary U.S. metal act SANCTUARY, has just been released via Century Media Records. "Inception" contains presumed lost 1986 studio recordings, which guitarist Lenny Rutledge discovered recently and which were magically restored, remixed and remastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (QUEENSRŸCHE, HATEBREED). The third trailer ...

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Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Singer GEOFF TATE: Multi-Camera Footage Of 'Take Hold Of The Flame' Performance From Westland

George Pogacich has produced a high-quality, multi-camera video clip of former QUEENSRŸCHE and current OPERATION: MINDCRIME frontman Geoff Tate performing the QUEENSRŸCHE classic "Take Hold Of The Flame" on February 23 at The Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan. Check it out below. Tate's current "The Whole Story 'Rÿche' Acoustic Tour" sees him performing songs from ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says 'You Can Do Whatever You Want' In Progressive Music

Valerio Cesari of Radio Rock 106.6 radio station in Rome, Italy, recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On recording DREAM THEATER's 1992 breakthrough album "Images And Words": John: "We were very young back ...

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