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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT To Appear In Acclaimed Conversation Series 'Speakeasy'

The critically acclaimed conversation series "Speakeasy" has returned for a fourth season on public television's World channel. The six episodes will feature an all-new group of iconic artists, Grammy Award winners, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, and beloved musicians engaging in intimate conversations between friends. Each episode gives fans an inside look into ...

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Original DISMEMBER Lineup To Perform At SCANDINAVIA DEATHFEST 2019

The original lineup of the 1990s Swedish death metal band DISMEMBER has reunited and will perform at the Scandinavia Deathfest 2019 festival, set to take place October 11-12 at the Kraken Sthlm and Slaktkyrkan venues in Stockholm, Sweden. DISMEMBER's lineup for the concert will be as follows: Matti Kärki - Vocals David Blomqvist - Lead ...

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KORN's RAY LUZIER Still Doesn't Consider Himself A Rock Star

In a recent interview with Everyone Loves Guitar, KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke about the importance of working hard and never resting on his laurels. "I've never been one of those guys that's, like, 'Oh, Ray made it. He's a rock star now,'" Luzier said (hear audio below). "I still don't consider myself that. I'm ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: How I Drink My Coffee

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, who launched a boutique coffee brand called Ellefson Coffee Co. a few years ago, was asked in a recent interview with Wasted Attention how he likes to drink his coffee. "I've just kind of changed it [over the years]," he said (hear audio below). "At 54, I'm always keeping track of ...

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Ex-ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Calls MARK TORNILLO An 'UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Copy'

Ex-ACCEPT singer David Reece says that he doesn't believe his former bandmates were "thoroughly prepared" to replace Udo Dirkschneider at the height of the group's success three decades ago. The current SAINTED SINNERS vocalist was recruited by ACCEPT for the "Eat The Heat" album in 1989 following the departure of Dirkschneider. Reece's higher-pitched delivery was ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist Says CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Very Excited' About Screaming And 'Doing Something Heavier' Than LINKIN PARK

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his collaboration with LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington on a song for his upcoming solo album, "Anesthetic", which will be released on March 1 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. "I didn't even know if I was on his radar at all, but through ...

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SYMPHONY X Announces May-June 2019 European Tour

New Jersey progressive metal masters SYMPHONY X will embark on a European tour in May. The run will see the five-piece hit eleven countries in one month — with the trek kicking off on May 7 in Lyon, France, culminating in Gelsenkirchen, Germany at the Rock Hard Festival. "We are really excited about the upcoming ...

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SOILWORK: 'Witan' Video Released

"Witan", the new video from SOILWORK, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's 11th studio album, "Verkligheten", which is SOILWORK's first to feature drummer Bastian Thusgaard, who replaced Dirk Verbeuren in 2016. "Verkligheten" is being released today (Friday, January 11) via Nuclear Blast. The first-edition digipack, as well as the vinyl ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Perform In Lakeland, Florida During 'Basstory' Tour

Infernal TV has uploaded video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's December 15 appearance in Lakeland, Florida. The gig was part of Ellefson's "Basstory" tour, which combines solo bass performance with David's celebrated brand of storytelling, as he recounts intimate details of his struggles and triumphs in the name of rock 'n' roll. "Basstory" also ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT, Ex-MAYHEM Guitarist, CRYPTOPSY Drummer: 'Total Destroy!' Song Streaming

"Total Destroy!", a new song from VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", which will be released on March 29 via Season Of ...

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The Simulation - BORN OF OSIRIS

Founded in 2003, BORN OF OSIRIS went through many early name changes, and we'll skip tallying the number of members—including, recently, longtime bassist David Darocha—who have come through this prog-core unit. These changes express the demanding creative body on the band itself to peak. With drummer Cameron Losch the last original member, and new bassist, ...

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Reformed LAST CRACK Signs With EMP LABEL GROUP; New Album Due In May

Reformed '90s Madison, Wisconsin alternative hard rockers LAST CRACK have signed to EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. The band's long-awaited third full-length album, "The Up Rising", will be released on May 31. Recorded during 2017-2019 at Megatone Studios in Madison, the LP will be the band's first studio release ...

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Ex-KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA Looks Back On Making Of 'Follow The Leader': 'It Was Pretty Much Complete Chaos Every Day And Every Night'

Former KORN drummer David Silveria spoke to RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", about his memories of making the band's "Follow The Leader" album, which recently celebrated 20th anniversary. "When we did 'Follow The Leader', it was pretty much complete chaos every day and every ...

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DISTURBED Guitarist On Writing Process: 'I Don't Think About What The Expectations Are From The Record Label Or Management'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with DISTURBED guitarist Dan Donegan. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DISTURBED's latest album, "Evolution", features as many acoustic-rooted ballads as it does hard-riffing rockers: Dan: "For many years, we've been talking about wanting ...

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