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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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TRIXTER Drummer Steps Out Front For New Solo Single, 'With You...'

After rocking the world with MTV hair band TRIXTER for three decades, former New Jersey resident Mark Gus Scott steps out from behind the drums to stand center stage for his lead vocal debut and share something very special. The rock-star-turned-adult-contemporary-solo-artist's latest release, "With You..." , is an emotional, passionate and heartfelt ballad the likes ...

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Video Premiere: BORKNAGAR's 'Up North'

Norwegian avant-garde metallers BORKNAGAR will release their eleventh studio album, "True North", on September 27. The official music video for the disc's second single, "Up North", created by Costin Chioreanu of Twilight13Media, can be seen below. Øystein G. Brun comments: "'Up North' being the brainchild of I.C.S. Vortex, we gave his longtime friend Costin Chioreanu ...

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VINCE NEIL Remembers Late Daughter SKYLAR

MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil shared a photo of his late daughter Skylar via Instagram earlier today, writing in an accompanying caption, "miss you", followed by a halo emoji. In the picture, Skylar, who is wearing an outfit covered in peace signs, is sitting on Vince's shoulders. Skylar died of cancer in August 1995 at ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Lyric Video For Solo Song 'Shine'

The official lyric video for the song "Shine" from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track is taken from his tenth solo album, aptly titled "Ten", which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided ...

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TOM G. WARRIOR On Celebrating HELLHAMMER With TRIUMPH OF DEATH: 'I Really Wanted To Do This Before The End Of My Days'

Thomas Gabriel Fischer (a.k.a. Tom G. Warrior; CELTIC FROST, TRIPTYKON, HELLHAMMER) recently spoke with the "Fantasm" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at 3:10 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On HELLHAMMER: Thomas: "We formed the band to realize the music we'd had in our heads, which was ...

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SUNN O))) To Release 'Pyroclasts' Album In October

SUNN O))) will release "Pyroclasts" on October 25 via Southern Lord Recordings. "Pyroclasts" is the result of a daily practice which was regularly performed each morning or evening during the two-week "Life Metal" sessions at Electrical Audio during July 2018, when all of the days musical participants would gather and work through a 12-minute improvised ...

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New FOZZY Song 'Nowhere To Run' To Premiere Tomorrow

"Nowhere To Run", a brand new song from FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Friday, August 23) at 6:00 p.m. EST on Jericho's SiriusXM show "The Rock Of Jericho". FOZZY has spent the last few months recording the ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF's New Album To Include Collaborations With AL JOURGENSEN, TRACII GUNS And STEVE STEVENS

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and BILLY IDOL axeman Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who appear on "Open Your Eyes", the new album from David Hasselhoff. Due on September 27, the disc includes 67-year-old "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star's collaboration with Jourgensen on a cover of Neil Diamond's "Sweet ...

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CELTIC FROST Frontman Slams METALLICA For Covering His Songs: 'They Butchered It, And It Was Humiliating'

Tom Gabriel Fischer has slammed METALLICA for performing a cover version of CELTIC FROST's "The Usurper", saying the San Francisco heavy metal giants "butchered it, and it was humiliating." Robert Trujillo and Kirk Hammett played "The Usurper" during METALLICA's May 10 concert at Letzigrund Stadion in Zurich, Switzerland. They also previously paid tribute to late ...

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LIV SIN: 'Chapter Of The Witch' Lyric Video Released

Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), has released its new single and lyric video, "Chapter Of The Witch". For the lyric video, the band has teamed up with Brutal Planet. Regarding the track, Liv says, "'Chapter Of The Witch' symbolizes that hopefully we will soon be entering ...

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ROB ZOMBIE: 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming Soon

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has joined forces with Rob Zombie. The rocker-turned-filmmaker announced his Funko collaboration in an Instagram post earlier today. He wrote: "Guess who is now a @originalfunko POP! Yep this guy. Coming soon! #robzombie #funkopop" Other artists who have gotten the ...

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SEPULTURA Begins Recording New Album; Early 2020 Release Expected

Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA have entered the studio to begin recording their new album for a tentative February 2020 release via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2017's "Machine Messiah" is once again being recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with SOILWORK, OPETH, KATATONIA, AMON AMARTH, KREATOR ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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