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EXODUS Drummer TOM HUNTING Undergoes Successful Total Gastrectomy

EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting has undergone a successful total gastrectomy, less than five months after he started treatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach. Hunting's EXODUS bandmate Gary Holt took to his Instagram about 45 minutes after the completion of the surgery — which lasted between four and five hours — and said ...

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Watch LITA FORD Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of Lita Ford's July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing ...

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EXODUS/SLAYER Guitarist GARY HOLT Opens Up About Decision To Quit Drinking Alcohol: 'I Was Becoming Miserable To Be Around'

EXODUS and SLAYER guitarist Gary Holt has opened up about his decision to quit drinking alcohol. The 57-year-old musician, who resides in Northern California, discussed his newfound sobriety in a new interview with the "Backstaged: The Devil In Metal" podcast hosted by author and music journalist Jon Wiederhorn. Holt said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Touring ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says DAVID LEE ROTH's Voice 'Hasn't Aged Well', Believes ROTH Is 'Not Honest About His Image And His Performance'

Sammy Hagar has blasted David Lee Roth, saying his voice "hasn't aged well" and describing the original VAN HALEN singer's onstage persona as "totally bullshit." Hagar replaced Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — "5150", "OU812", "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance" — all of which topped ...

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QUEEN's BRIAN MAY To Reissue Debut Solo Album

"Anybody fancy a season of BM re-releases with lots of juicy extras?" asked Brian May through his Instagram feed in 2020. "We're working on a plan!!!" The first stage of that plan comes to fruition now, with the long-awaited reissue of the legendary QUEEN guitarist's superlative debut solo album. Almost 30 years on from its ...

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METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS And NINE INCH NAILS Among 350 Artists Who Will Perform At 2022 Edition Of France's HELLFEST

METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, SCORPIONS, DEFTONES, FAITH NO MORE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD and NINE INCH NAILS will headline next year's edition of Hellfest, set to take place over two weekends, June 17-19, 2022 and June 23-26, 2022, in Clisson, France. No less than 350 artists will perform on six stages, with additional appearances by such acts ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Announces 'Big Wheels Keep On Turnin' Tour'

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group LYNYRD SKYNYRD was well into the "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour" when the worldwide shutdown forced the band — and all musicians — off the road. Over 15 months since their last date together, the Southern Rock icons aren't quite ready to say "farewell." They are ...

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L.A. RATS Feat. NIKKI SIXX, ROB ZOMBIE, JOHN 5 And TOMMY CLUFETOS: 'I've Been Everywhere' Animated Music Video Available

Nikki Sixx (MÖTLEY CRÜE), Rob Zombie, John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON) and Tommy Clufetos (OZZY OSBOURNE, BLACK SABBATH, ROB ZOMBIE) recently joined forces in a new project called L.A. RATS. The quartet came together expressly to record a cover of "I've Been Everywhere" for the soundtrack to the upcoming movie "The Ice Road". "I've ...

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EXODUS's GARY HOLT Answers Fan-Submitted Questions (Video)

Guitarist Gary Holt of San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS recently answered a number of questions submitted by fans via e-mail. You can now watch his responses in the video below. As previously reported, EXODUS has delayed the projected release of its recently completed new album, "Persona Non Grata", until November so that drummer Tom ...

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