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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DIRK VERBEUREN's Drumming On MEGADETH's New Album Is 'Exceptional'

Dave Mustaine has praised Dirk Verbeuren's drumming on MEGADETH's new album. Earlier today, the MEGADETH leader took to his Twitter to wish the Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer a happy 45th birthday. He wrote: "Happy birthday to my drummer extraordinaire, Dirk Verbeuren! You are a powerhouse and your drumming on the new record is exceptional. Have a great ...

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Mind Freeze - HAUNT

At a point in time where most bands take at least two years between albums, HAUNT's generous prolificity has been a real treat over the last couple of years. Not content with producing some of the best doom metal of recent years with BEASTMAKER, frontman and creative mastermind Trevor Church clearly had some extra fire ...

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KINGDOM COME Announces West Coast Shows

KINGDOM COME will play three West Coast shows at the end of the month. Singer Lenny Wolf is not involved with KINGDOM COME's current reunion tour, which recently celebrated the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album. The trek, which kicked off in September 2018, features drummer James Kottak alongside guitarists ...

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BLACK STAR RIDERS And THIN LIZZY Frontman RICKY WARWICK Undergoes 'Small Procedure' At California Hospital

BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY frontman Ricky Warwick underwent a "small procedure" this morning (Monday, December 30) at the Cedars-Sinai hospital in West Hollywood, California. Earlier today, Warwick posted a photo of him laying on a hospital bed and flashing the "devil horns, along with the following caption: "Should never have asked [wife] Tina ...

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Video: STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Performs In Norwich, England

Fan-filmed video footage of BRITISH LION's December 15 concert at Waterfront in Norwich, England can be seen below. BRITISH LION is the side project of Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN. BRITISH LION's second album, "The Burning", will be released on January 17, 2020 in digipack CD, double gatefold vinyl and ...

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Video: STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Performs In Chester, England

Fan-filmed video footage of BRITISH LION's December 17 concert at Live Rooms in Chester, England can be seen below. BRITISH LION is the side project of Steve Harris, bassist and co-founder of metal icons IRON MAIDEN. BRITISH LION's second album, "The Burning", will be released on January 17, 2020 in digipack CD, double gatefold vinyl ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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THIN LIZZY's PHIL LYNOTT To Be Honored With Commemorative Coin

Ireland's Central Bank will honor THIN LIZZY's Phil Lynott with a limited-edition commemorative coin, marking 70 years since his birth. The coin will be unveiled on November 26 at St. Kevin’s College in Dublin, Lynott's former school, by president Michael Higgins. Students at the school are expected to perform a medley of popular Phil Lynott ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE: 'Never Let Anyone Tell You That You Are Undesirable Or Ugly Or A Freak For Just Being Who You Are'

Lzzy Hale has encouraged her fans to redefine the gender roles, norms and practices socially imposed on men and women. The HALESTORM frontwoman, who has long been an outspoken advocate for mental health, took to her Twitter on Monday (November 18) to write: "Boys are taught that crying equals weakness, wearing pink is feminine...and if ...

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Legacy Of The Dark Lands - BLIND GUARDIAN

The seeds of the incredibly ambitious BLIND GUARDIAN TWILIGHT ORCHESTRA project were planted back in the nineties. Singer Hansi Kürsch and guitarist André Olbrich, core members of the extravagant and decadent German power metal outfit BLIND GUARDIAN, spurred forward the goal for them to craft an elaborate orchestral album since they were at that ...

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Legendary Guitarist JOHN SYKES Splits With GOLDEN ROBOT RECORDS Without Releasing Long-Awaited New Album

Legendary English guitarist John Sykes (TYGERS OF PAN TANG, THIN LIZZY, WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, SYKES) has parted ways with Golden Robot Records without releasing a single record through the label. Sykes's partnership with the Australian company was first announced in January. At the time, John promised that his his first album in 19 years would ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES In The Studio: Video Recap Of First Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — has entered La Fabrique Studios in the south of France to record its as-yet-untitled new album. A video recap of the first week in the studio can be seen below. This past August, THE DEAD DAISIES released "Righteous ...

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LAST IN LINE's PHIL SOUSSAN Accuses Democrats Of 'Exhibiting Antiquated Soviet Communist Tactics And Behavior'

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has accused Democrats of "exhibiting antiquated Soviet communist tactics and behavior." Soussan, who frequently tweets in support of President Trump's policies, took to the social media platform last week to assail Democrats for their efforts to impeach the 45th U.S. president. "Democrats have become so far left that they ...

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