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MEGADETH: Greensburg Footage Available

Video footage of MEGADETH's March 12, 2010 concert at the Palace Theatre in Greensburg, Pennsylvania (approximately 30 minutes away from Pittsburgh) can be viewed below (courtesy of "digitallive"). The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Set The World Afire 02. Wake Up Dead 03. In My Darkest Hour 04. Holy Wars...The Punishment Due 05. Hangar ...

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SLIPKNOT's A&R Man Discusses 10-Year Anniversary Of Debut Album

A six-part interview with Roadrunner Records' A&R "legend" (in his own mind) Monte Conner regarding the 10-year anniversary of SLIPKNOT's self-titled debut album is available for streaming below. The special-edition CD/DVD reissue of SLIPKNOT's self-titled debut album sold around 4,600 copies in the United States in its first, shortened week of release (the set came ...

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WE ARE THE FALLEN Signs With UNIVERSAL REPUBLIC RECORDS

WE ARE THE FALLEN — the new band featuring original EVANESCENCE members Ben Moody (guitar) and John LeCompt (guitar) and Rocky Gray (drums) along with "American Idol" powerhouse vocalist Carly Smithson — has inked a deal with Universal Republic Records, it was announced yesterday by the label's president and CEO, Monte Lipman. The group's lineup ...

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METALLICA Bassist On ZAKK WYLDE's Health, OZZY's Driving Skills

KNCN's (C-101) Monte Montana conducted an interview with METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo when the band played a sold-out show in San Antonio, Texas on September 28, 2009. You can now listen to the chat in two parts below. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow. On Zakk Wylde's current health status (Trujillo played with ...

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Students Go Behind The Scenes With CHICKENFOOT At Grammy SoundChecks; Video Available

Grammy SoundChecks offered 50 students — including South El Monte High School students and Grammy USM members from universities across the Los Angeles area — a unique opportunity to experience a special rehearsal with CHICKENFOOT, followed by an interactive and candid question-and-answer discussion. This event took place this past Sunday, September 27 before the band's ...

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Students To Go Behind The Scenes With CHICKENFOOT At Grammy SoundChecks

Grammy SoundChecks is offering 50 students — including South El Monte High School students and Grammy USM members from universities across the Los Angeles area — a unique opportunity to experience a special rehearsal with CHICKENFOOT, followed by an interactive and candid question-and-answer discussion. This event will take place on Sunday, September 27 at 3:30 ...

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SLASH Issues Update On Solo Record

VELVET REVOLVER/ex-GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash has issued the following update: "It has been a pretty productive summer so far. My [solo] record should be done next month and the recording has gone smoothly and sounds fucking great. "Steven Adler [ex-GUNS N' ROSES drummer] played on the first of the last three tracks yesterday, along ...

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BLACK SABBATH's BILL WARD Featured In 'Shockwaves Skull Sessions' Podcast

The 24th installment of the "Shockwaves Skull Sessions" podcast features a four-way discussion with legendary BLACK SABBATH drummer Bill Ward, Roadrunner Records VP of A&R Monte Conner, and metal enthusiast David Tedds as they join "Skull Sessions" host Bob Nalbandian in this mesmerizing and historic exploration into the first decade of BLACK SABBATH, commonly referred ...

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PORCUPINE TREE Signs With ROADRUNNER RECORDS

Roadrunner Records has announced the signing of British progressive rock band PORCUPINE TREE. One of the most difficult-to-categorize yet innovative acts making music today, PORCUPINE TREE's music ranges from psychedelic trip-hop to progressive rock, and a compendium of other sounds in between. PORCUPINE TREE has already been a part of the international Roadrunner family; they ...

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DOMMIN: Video Interview Available

Stinky of Capital Chaos conducted an interview with guitarist Kristofer Dommin and bassist Billy James of DOMMIN on January 26, 2009 at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California. Watch the five-minute chat below. DOMMIN was discovered by Dirty Icon Productions, a company founded by producers Logan Mader, former guitarist of longtime Roadrunner artist MACHINE ...

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DOMMIN: Orangevale Footage Available

Capital Chaos has uploaded video footage (see below) of the Los Angeles-based goth rock quartet DOMMIN performing the song "My Heart Your Hands" at the Boardwalk in Orangevale, California on January 26, 2009. Also on the bill were BLACK LIGHT BURNS and COMBICHRIST. DOMMIN was discovered by Dirty Icon Productions, a company founded ...

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Guitarist IRA BLACK Quits LIZZY BORDEN

Guitarist Ira Black has left the California-based metal band LIZZY BORDEN. The axeman, who has previously played with METAL CHURCH, VICIOUS RUMORS and HEATHEN, recently joined PROPHESY, the new U.S./German group featuring vocalist Brian O'Connor (ex-VICIOUS RUMORS) and guitarist Fabian Schwarz (PARADOX, RUNAMOK, THE NEW BLACK), but insists that his involvement with the new project ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman: 'We Have Managed To Craft And Record Something Very Special'

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, the group fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, recently entered Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles to begin recording the band's as-yet untitled fourth album with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY). Commented drummer John Boecklin: "Everything is coming to an end at ...

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ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS' MICHAEL AMOTT Talks DEAN GUITARS; Video Available

Lacey Conner (villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels) conducted an interview with ARCH ENEMY/CARCASS guitarist Michael Amott at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Amott discusses how he came to sign ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Checks In From The Studio

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, the group fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, recently entered Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles to begin recording the band's as-yet untitled fourth album with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY). Commented guitarist Mike Spreitzer: "I am very happy to report to ...

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DEVILDRIVER Members Check In From The Studio

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, the group fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, recently entered Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles to begin recording the band's as-yet untitled fourth album with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY). Commented guitarist Jeff Kendrick: "I must say that the record is ...

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DEVILDRIVER Drummer: 'This Record Is Our Most Technical To Date'

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, the group fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, recently entered Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles to begin recording the band's as-yet untitled fourth album with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY). Commented drummer John Boecklin: "This record is our most technical to ...

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DEVILDRIVER: First Footage From The Studio Posted Online

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, the group fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, has entered Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles to begin recording the band's as-yet untitled fourth album with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY). A two-minute video clip featuring early footage from the studio can ...

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New DIMEBAG Amp From DEAN Unveiled At NAMM; First Photos Available

Dean Guitars has just unveiled the new "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott (PANTERA, DAMAGEPLAN) amp called Blacktooth. It was reportedly approved by Dimebag's longtime girlfriend Rita Haney and will retail for $699.00. Grady Champion, one of Dimebag's former techs who'll be hitting the road with BLONDIE later this year, demonstrated the amp earlier today (Friday, January 16) ...

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DEVILDRIVER Begins Recording New Album

Santa Barbara, California's DEVILDRIVER, the group fronted by former COAL CHAMBER singer Dez Fafara, has entered Edge of the Earth studios in Los Angeles to begin recording the band's as-yet untitled fourth album with producer Logan Mader (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, GOJIRA, DIVINE HERESY). DEVILDRIVER recently re-signed with Roadrunner Records after previously issuing three full-length ...

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DOMMIN Added To WEDNESDAY 13 West Coast Dates

Los Angeles-based goth rock quartet DOMMIN will replace SON OF SAM on the West Coast portion of WEDNESDAY 13's tour in February. Due to commitments with their main bands, some of the members of SON OF SAM are no longer available to tour during this time. The dates are as follows: Feb. 20 - El ...

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GENITORTURERS Frontwoman To Co-Host DEAN GUITARS' NAMM Webcast

GENITORTURERS frontwoman Gen will co-host this year's live webcast for Dean Guitars at the NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show along with Lacey Conner (villainess co-star of VH1's hit TV show "Rock of Love" featuring POISON's Bret Michaels) and Metal Sanaz. Dean will be webcasting live from NAMM for the third consecutive year, bringing ...

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MEGADETH, ARCH ENEMY, UFO, TESTAMENT Members To Promote DEAN GUITARS At NAMM

Dean Guitars will unveil its 2009 collection at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is being held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Musicians that are scheduled to appear include MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine, MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, ARCH ENEMY's Michael Amott, UFO's Vinnie Moore, TESTAMENT's Eric Peterson, Michael ...

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