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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Turns 56 On Saturday

METALLICA singer/guitarist James Hetfield turns 56 years old on Saturday (August 3). Born in 1963 in Downey, California, James was the son of a truck driver named Virgil and a singer named Cynthia. Hetfield's parents were Christian Scientists and strongly disapproved of the use of any kind of medicine or medical treatments, even when Cynthia ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Announces Deluxe Reissue Campaign With 'Overkill' And 'Bomber'

After several years of planning, MOTÖRHEAD and BMG have announced the start of an exciting, extensive and detailed ultra-fan-friendly release program spanning the band's career from the '70s, '80s, 90s, and beyond. Kicking things off with the "Motörhead '79" campaign, it celebrates the 40th anniversary of the incredible "Overkill" and "Bomber" albums with fantastic new ...

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ALICE COOPER To Release 'Breadcrumbs' EP In September

Alice Cooper will release a six-song EP, "Breadcrumbs", on September 13 via earMUSIC. Described as a "tribute to the garage rock heroes from his hometown Detroit city," the EP includes covers of MC5's "Sister Anne", Suzi Quatro's "Your Mamma Won't Like Me" and MITCH RYDER AND THE DETROIT WHEELS' "Devil With A Blue Dress". Joining ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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LIV SIN: 'Burning Sermons' Album Details Revealed

Following on from the acclaimed "Follow Me" album, Swedish quintet LIV SIN, led by the unmistakable vocals of Liv Jagrell (ex-SISTER SIN), will release its new LP, "Burning Sermons", on September 6 via Despotz Records. The disc was produced by Emil Nödtveidt (DEATHSTARS) at Black Syndicate Studio. Channeling LIV SIN's love of classic heavy metal ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO Says He Doesn't Feel Like Doing SUPERJOINT Anymore, Wants KIRK WINDSTEIN For DOWN's 'Nola' Celebration

Philip Anselmo says that he wants Kirk Windstein involved in a hypothetical 25th-anniversary celebration of DOWN's classic debut album. A founding member of DOWN, Windstein left the band in 2013 in order to focus on CROWBAR and his family life. He was replaced by Bobby Landgraf, DOWN's former guitar tech who was previously in GAHDZILLA ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER, SEBASTIAN BACH And WARREN DEMARTINI Cover GUNS N' ROSES' 'Paradise City'

KINGS OF CHAOS performed at RiverEdge Park in Aurora, Illinois on June 22. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist James LoMenzo (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER And WARREN DEMARTINI Perform RATT's 'Wanted Man'

KINGS OF CHAOS headlined the Republic Of Texas (ROT) Rally this past Saturday (June 15) in Austin, Texas. The supergroup's lineup for the show included three lead vocalists: Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Lou Gramm (FOREIGNER). They were joined by guitarists Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES) and Warren DeMartini (RATT), bassist ...

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GHOST Launches New Chapter With 'New World Redro' Video

Armed with "Faith", the third hit single from GHOST's Grammy-nominated album "Prequelle", No. 15 in this, its fourth week at Active Rock Radio, GHOST premieres a brand-new webisode, "Chapter 7: New World Redro". This chapter first brings the viewer up to date with the Cardinal Copia-Papa Nihil-Sister Imperator storyline and then begins to lay the ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: 'We Gave It Everything We Had To Try To Make It Work'

David Ellefson says that he and Dave Mustaine tried "everything" to make a reunion of MEGADETH's "Rust In Peace" lineup work. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Drummer Nick Menza was approached by Mustaine and Ellefson to replace ...

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Video: DEE SNIDER Performs In Malta

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's May 31 concert at Aria Complex in Malta can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman is continuing to tour in support of his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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Video Premiere: DEE SNIDER's 'Tomorrow's No Concern'

Dee Snider's video for the song "Tomorrow's No Concern" can be seen below. The track is taken from the TWISTED SISTER frontman's latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by HATEBREED vocalist Jamey Jasta, features contributions from Howard Jones (ex-KILLSWITCH ENGAGE), ...

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