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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist SLASH Celebrates 15 Years Of Sobriety

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is celebrating the 15th anniversary of his getting sober. Earlier today (Sunday, July 4), Slash's longtime girlfriend Meegan Hodges took to her Instagram to share a photo of the 55-year-old musician with the late punk-rock fashion icon Jimmy Webb, and she included the following message: "Baby, Congratulations on your 15 ...

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Watch Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Play JASON BECKER's 'Perpetual Burn' On JASON's Original Hurricane Guitar

A video of former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick playing the Jason Becker song "Perpetual Burn" on Jason's white, 22-fret Hurricane guitar can be seen below. The instrument, pictured on the cover of CACOPHONY's genre-defining "Speed Metal Symphony" and used to record Becker's groundbreaking solo album "Perpetual Burn", is one of three rare guitars being offered ...

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PAUL STANLEY Criticizes Actress PHYLICIA RASHAD For Tweeting Celebration Of BILL COSBY Release

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has criticized actress Phylicia Rashad for tweeting in celebration of Bill Cosby's sexual assault conviction being overturned. After news surfaced on Wednesday (June 30) that Cosby's sentence for allegedly sexually assaulting a woman years earlier would be vacated, Rashad tweeted, "FINALLY!!!! A terrible wrong is being righted- a miscarriage of justice ...

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Watch ACCEPT Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of ACCEPT's July 3 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past Friday (July 2), ACCEPT played its first pandemic-era concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania as a warm-up for the M3. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, guitarist Uwe Lulis ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Is 'Anti-War': 'I Don't Like Guns Either'

In a recent interview with Brazil's Inside With Paulo Baron, former PANTERA singer Philip Anselmo spoke about the lyrical inspiration for "A Lethal Dose Of American Hatred", the 2003 album from his SUPERJOINT RITUAL project. "I was calling America out," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "That's what that record's about. The ignorance of the ...

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RAGE To Release 'Resurrection Day' Album In September

German metallers RAGE will release their new album, "Resurrection Day", on September 17 via SPV/Steamhammer. RAGE fans were overjoyed when in summer 2020 frontman Peavy Wagner presented the group's new lineup featuring two guitarists, announcing a return to the constellation that had recorded classics such as "Black In Mind" and "End Of All Days". After ...

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'Heavy Metal Television' Announces Relaunch

Heavy Metal Television, the world's longest-running streaming video channel for hard rock and heavy metal music videos and content, will officially relaunch on Monday, July 5 at 12 a.m. Eastern Time. "It really is time, isn't it?" asks Heavy Metal Television CEO and head of programming Chris Akin. "We are right in the middle of ...

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JOE ELLIOTT Says Performing 'All The Young Dudes' At FREDDIE MERCURY Tribute Concert Was 'The Best Four Minutes Of My Life On Stage'

During an appearance on the latest installment of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" music series, DEF LEPPARD singer and founding member Joe Elliott was asked what it was like to join surviving members of QUEEN, along with Ian Hunter, David Bowie and Mick Ronson, for a performance of "All The Young Dudes" at the Freddie ...

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The Reckoning - LAURENNE / LOUHIMO

Dedicated students of melodic rock and AOR aside, it seems unlikely that many people will be familiar with FRONTIERS MUSIC's habit of putting bands and collaborations together. It's almost as if the label has abandoned the idea of waiting for great new bands to emerge and are just creating them from a giant list of ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Says He 'Misspoke' When He Called 'Destroyer' Producer BOB EZRIN A 'Functioning Addict'

Paul Stanley says that he "misspoke" when he said Bob Ezrin was a "functioning addict" during the making of KISS's "Destroyer" album. The KISS guitarist/vocalist made the disparaging remark in the new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory", which chronicles the band's five decades in the business and features archival and, in some cases, previously unreleased footage, ...

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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Lyric Video 'Youphoria'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Youphoria", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "I think 'Youphoria' has a little bit of everything, with an epic catchy chorus, time and tempo changes and aggressive riffing." LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson added: "We ...

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Longtime QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist PARKER LUNDGREN Quits Band To Focus On 'Other Business Ventures'

Longtime QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Parker Lundgren has left the band to focus on "other business ventures." The 34-year-old musician, a former member of original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate's solo group who was also briefly married to Geoff's stepdaughter Miranda, announced his departure from QUEENSRŸCHE in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "For several years, ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Celebrates 20 Years Of Sobriety

Nikki Sixx is celebrating the 20th anniversary of his getting sober. The 62-year-old MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist credited his mental tenacity with helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. Earlier today (Friday, July 2), he shared an image revealing he had been sober for 20 years, 240 months, 7,306 days or 175,319 hours. He ...

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