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Smoke On This - REX BROWN

Four years after releasing his memoir, "101 Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story of Pantera", Rex Brown takes the next step in a musical life spread both with joy and turmoil. Judging by the shackles-free mindset of his debut solo album, "Smoke On This", Brown has his targets set way high, but he possesses the ...

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Watch ENSLAVED's Video For New Song 'Storm Son'

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will release their new album, "E", on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. To provide a first taste of ...

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ENSLAVED To Release 'E' Album In October

Norwegian progressive black avantgardists ENSLAVED will release their new album, "E", on October 13 via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2015's "In Times" was recorded at Duper & Solslottet Studios in Bergen and was once again mixed and mastered by Jens Bogren at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden. A press release states: "This fourteenth ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Disputes Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Claim About 'Official Truth, 101 Proof' Book

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir has disputed the former PANTERA bassist's claim that the book contains passages that were published without Rex's consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released, Brown has been publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in recent interviews that ...

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ROY MAYORGA: STONE SOUR Is 'Everything I've Wanted In A Band'

Heather Brown of the 105.9 The Grizz radio station conducted an interview with STONE SOUR drummer Roy Mayorga prior to the band's July 16 appearance at this year's Chicago Open Air, which was held at Toyota Park in Bridgeview, Illinois. You can listen to the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Is Selling His Stage-Worn Boots

Sebastian Bach is selling a pair of his "pre-owned" boots. The "size-12-to-13" brown leather boots were worn on stage "hundreds of times for hundreds of concerts" by the former SKID ROW singer, and are said to be "literally proven to kick ass on stage the world over!!" Says Bach: "It takes me a long time ...

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Video: DOKKEN Performs At Germany's BANG YOUR HEAD!!! Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 15 performance at the Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany can be seen below. DOKKEN is planning to begin writing a new studio album this fall for a tentative 2018 release. The disc will mark the band's first collection of all-new material since 2012's "Broken Bones" effort. Speaking ...

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PROJECTED Feat. SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, TREMONTI Members: 'Ignite' Video

"Ignite", the new video from PROJECTED, the band featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.k.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), can be seen below. The clip was produced, directed and edited by Jamie Brown for Smoking Gun Productions. "Ignite" is taken from PROJECTED's sophomore ...

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VINNIE PAUL Slams REX BROWN's Book As 'A Bunch Of Mythology', Once Again Rules Out Possibility Of PANTERA Reunion

Vinnie Paul Abbott has slammed Rex Brown's memoir as "a bunch of mythology" and has once again ruled out the possibility of any kind of reunion of surviving PANTERA members. The former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer made his comments Wednesday (July 12) during an in-studio appearance on the "Rover's Morning Glory" syndicated ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform In Golden, Colorado

Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of DOKKEN's July 7 performance at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado. Check out the clips below. DOKKEN leader Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown completed a short Japanese tour last October, marking the first time in twenty-one years the ...

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Former SAMSON And IRON MAIDEN Drummer THUNDERSTICK Is Back With New Album, 'Something Wicked This Way Comes'

After playing with a developing IRON MAIDEN in the seventies and then moving to SAMSON (being instrumental in finding a very youthful Bruce Dickinson), Barry Graham Purkis became the figurehead of the newly emerging NWOBHM (New Wave Of British Heavy Metal) scene. This was done by creating an alter ego Thunderstick, a masked persona known ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform In Philadelphia

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's June 27 performance at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with MESHUGGAH and will ...

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CHRIS CORNELL's Wife: 'He Didn't Want To Die'

Chris Cornell's wife of 13 years has blamed addiction for her husband's death, saying that he was "not a depressed man." On May 18, the SOUNGARDEN and AUDIOSLAVE frontman was found dead in a Detroit hotel room after performing one final concert with the former group. The corner ruled his cause of death to be ...

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MEGADETH To Return To Studio In October Or November

MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. Speaking to ...

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