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What Is Heavy Metal? JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent appearance on SiriusXM's "In The Light", JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked what heavy metal means to him. He responded (see video below): "Oh, it's a lot of things, but I think just to kind of coalesce it and get it down, for me, it's always been about the dynamic expression ...

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Rockers React To LESLIE WEST's Death

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Joe Satriani, David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Joe Bonamassa, Joey DeMaio (MANOWAR), Rex Brown (PANTERA), Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS) and Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) are among the rockers who have reacted ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'The Black Album': 'The First Time I Heard It On The Radio, I Was Blown Away By How Good It Sounded'

In the latest episode of "Icons", Gibson TV sits down with one of the most influential metal guitarists of all time, Kirk Hammett. Since 1983, Hammett has been the lead guitarist and a contributing songwriter for heavy metal trailblazers METALLICA. Prior to joining the band, he formed the group EXODUS during the birth of the ...

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PAUL STANLEY Says $600 Stimulus Checks Aren't Enough

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has blasted lawmakers for securing a deal for a coronavirus relief package which will include direct payments of up to $600 to eligible adults, plus $600 per child dependent. Congressional leaders announced Sunday night that they have secured a deal for a $900 billion rescue package to deliver relief for small ...

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Scourge Upon Humanity - PILLORY

Not just a current member of both DEEDS OF FLESH and GORATORY, Darren Cesca might not be a household name, but his contribution to modern death metal is unquestionable. This is only Cesca's third album under the PILLORY name, arriving six years after the widely acclaimed (in underground circles, at least) "Evolutionary Miscarriage" and a ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Doesn't Have A Problem With Classic Rock Bands Touring With Non-Original Members

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French was interviewed on the latest episode of the GUNS N' ROSES-centric "Appetite for Distortion" podcast. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion of GUNS N' ROSES playing massive stadiums around the world while only having three members from its classic lineup, French said: "Unlike ...

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JINJER Drops Music Video For 'Home Back'

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER have released the official music video for the fan-favorite track "Home Back", the seventh single taken from their critically acclaimed studio album "Macro". The clip was directed by the Kiev, Ukraine-based duo Ingwar Dovgoteles and Lina Volokhova, and was filmed in Kiev. "Home Back" is not only a testament to ...

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Symphony of Death - DEATHORCHESTRA

A collaboration between Russian death metal band BUICIDE and the Olympic Symphony Orchestra, "Symphony of Death" presents cherished gems from the DEATH back catalogue, embellished with gung-ho orchestral oomph. There are, of course, countless examples of metal bands jamming with violinists and tuba players, but not every such project resounds with the passion and musical ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Mourned EDDIE VAN HALEN's Loss For A Week

GRETA VAN FLEET drummer Danny Wagner and guitarist Jake Kiszka spoke to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station about the recent passing of iconic VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. "That was a rough day, rough week," Jake said (see video below). "[Me and] a lot of guitar friends, [we were] texting back and forth. ...

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