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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Release 'Sleeping Giants' Companion Album To Upcoming Memoir, 'More Life With Deth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release "Sleeping Giants" on July 5 via Combat Records. The effort will coincide with the release of Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores July 16 via Jawbone Press. Co-written with Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert, "More Life With Deth" is the follow-up to Ellefson's "My Life With ...

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PEARL JAM's EDDIE VEDDER Announces European Solo Tour

PEARL JAM frontman Eddie Vedder will embark on a 12-date European tour this spring/summer. The trek, which kicks off on June 9 in Amsterdam, includes two festival headlining slots and wraps up on July 6 in London supporting THE WHO. Glen Hansard will support Eddie in Lisbon, Madrid, Barcelona, Dusseldorf, and Dublin. A special ticket ...

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ALICE COOPER Documentary 'Live From The Astroturf' Capturing Original Band's 2015 Reunion To Premiere At PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

According to Rolling Stone, the documentary/concert film "Alice Cooper: Live From The Astroturf" will premiere this April at the Phoenix Film Festival before the film embarks on the film festival circuit. In October 2015, Alice Cooper reunited with the surviving members of the original lineup of his band to with bassist Dennis Dunaway, ...

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DIRK VERBEUREN: My Favorite MEGADETH Song To Play

In the video below, MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren talks about Gar Samuelson and Nick Menza's influences on him and his favorite MEGADETH song to play. Said Dirk: "I discovered [MEGADETH] when Gar Samuelson was still the drummer. And he had a very unique style of playing that really stood out for me. It was unlike ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist GLEN DROVER Joined By QUEENSRŸCHE, TESTAMENT, Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Members On WALLS OF BLOOD Debut

WALLS OF BLOOD, the new project led by Canadian guitarist Glen Drover, will release its debut album, "Imperium", on February 22 via Metalville. The disc will contain 10 songs of "high-class power metal," with guest appearances by some of the genre's most acclaimed vocalists, including Tim Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH), Chuck Billy (TESTAMENT), Todd ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release Second Album In August

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of ...

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WOODSTOCK Co-Founder Announces 50th-Anniversary Concert On Same Weekend As Bethel Woods Tribute

Woodstock 1969's co-producer and co-founder Michael Lang announced today the return of the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Fair for its official 50th-anniversary celebration. Woodstock 1969 was billed as "three days of peace and music," and 50 years later, Woodstock 50 will give generations of fans the opportunity to join together in the festival's foundational ...

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NITA STRAUSS Says It Was 'An Absolute Dream' To Appear On ALICE COOPER's 'A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was recently interviewed by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what she plans to do after Cooper retires from touring: Nita: "I'm not sure. I'm not putting ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'Mechanix' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "Mechanix", which originally appeared on the band's 1985 album " Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", can be seen below. Last November, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine was asked by the RQP 104.3 FM radio how the band goes about the process of choosing ...

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Hear Previously Unreleased Recording Of 'Wake Up Dead' By Former MEGADETH Members MENZA, LOMENZO, POLAND

A 2014 live rehearsal, unreleased instrumental recording of MEGADETH's "Wake Up Dead" by the band's former members Nick Menza (drums), Chris Poland (guitar) and James LoMenzo (bass) can be heard below. The unnamed trio came together when Menza and LoMenzo decided to join forces in a new project, later inviting Poland to handle rhythm and ...

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INTO ETERNITY: 'Sandstorm' Lyric Video

Canadian extreme progressive metal quintet INTO ETERNITY will release its long-awaited sixth album, "The Sirens", on October 26 via M-Theory Audio. The official lyric video for the disc's new single, "Sandstorm", can be seen below. Guitarist Tim Roth comments: "'Sandstorm' was the second song written for 'The Sirens'. Most of the other tracks are long ...

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DEICIDE: Making Of 'Defying The Sacred' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making "Defying The Sacred", the new video from Florida death metal veterans DEICIDE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's long-awaited new album, "Overtures Of Blasphemy", which was released on September 14 via Century Media. The follow-up to 2013's "In The Minds Of Evil" was produced by ...

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