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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Signs To DAVID ELLEFSON's COMBAT RECORDS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland has signed to David Ellefson's relaunched Combat Records label. Combat will release a deluxe reissue of Chris's 1990 solo debut, "Return To Metalopolis", in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, "Metalopolis" was Poland's return to the stage after his 1987 departure from MEGADETH. Regarded by many as an ...

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LEPROUS To Release 'Pitfalls' Album In October

Norwegian rock outfit LEPROUS will release its sixth and most ambitious studio album, "Pitfalls", on October 25 worldwide via InsideOut Music. "Pitfalls" was once again recorded with David Castillo at Ghostward Studios (OPETH, KATATONIA). The disc was mixed by Adam Noble (PLACEBO, BIFFY CLYRO, NOTHING BUT THIEVES, DEAF HAVANA). The cover artwork is a painting ...

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UGLY KID JOE Vocalist WHITFIELD CRANE To Record Solo Album After Upcoming U.K. Tour

UGLY KID JOE vocalist Whitfield Crane recently spoke with Australia's Silver Tiger Media. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On ORCHESTRA OF DOOM, his symphonic tribute to BLACK SABBATH: Crane: "A 35-piece orchestra, all analog, no Marshall stacks... it's a cross-pollination that ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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LEMMY's Long-Lost Duet With LYNDA KAY Finally Sees Light Of Day

Singer-songwriter Lynda Kay has a new song coming out August 23 featuring the late great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister of MOTÖRHEAD. The duet, titled "The Mask", is far from Kilmister's well-regarded metal fare. This poignant Willie Nelson-style ballad, paired with Kay's harmonious, yearning voice, reveals a glimpse of his melancholy side, reminiscent of Rick Rubin American ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'The Best Way To Stay In The Music Business Now Is To Get Into Real Estate'

During a recent interview with the "Digital Killed The Radio Star" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson addressed the fact that it is very tough for artists to gain widespread exposure when there is relatively little money being generated through music sales and streaming. As a result, younger artists are finding it more and more difficult ...

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DAVID HASSELHOFF's New Album To Include Collaborations With AL JOURGENSEN, TRACII GUNS And STEVE STEVENS

MINISTRY frontman Al Jourgensen, L.A. GUNS guitarist Tracii Guns and BILLY IDOL axeman Steve Stevens are among the guest musicians who appear on "Open Your Eyes", the new album from David Hasselhoff. Due on September 27, the disc includes 67-year-old "Baywatch" and "Knight Rider" star's collaboration with Jourgensen on a cover of Neil Diamond's "Sweet ...

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PERRY FARRELL, GAVIN ROSSDALE, STEVE VAI, BILLY DUFFY, BILLY IDOL To Perform At Second Annual 'Above Ground' Benefit Concert

Guitarists Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL) have confirmed the star-studded lineup for the second annual "Above Ground" benefit concert, set to take place on Monday, September 16 at The Fonda Theatre in Hollywood. Joining Navarro and Morrison will be host (actor) Joe Manganiello and musicians Billy Idol, Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) ...

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TOOL: 'Fear Inoculum' Track Listing Revealed

TOOL has confirmed the track list for its long-awaited fifth album, "Fear Inoculum", which will arrive on August 30 via RCA. The physical edition of the album will include seven songs, while the digial edition will contain 10 cuts, including the closer "7empest", which is almost 20 minutes long. As previously reported, the "Fear Inoculum" ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On New MEGADETH Album: 'It's A Good Vision Of Hope To Keep Working Forward On A Creative Endeavor Together'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson recently spoke with Meltdown of the Detroit radio station 101 WRIF. The full conversation can be streamed at this location. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his new solo album, "Sleeping Giants": David: "'Sleeping Giants' is really a compilation of some brand new tracks that I've ...

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DISTURBED Guitarist On Spotlighting Mental Health Issues: 'We Just Want To Help Raise The Awareness'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Kaytie and Cutter or the Appleton, Wisconsin radio station Razor 94.7 and 104.7. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's recent single, "A Reason To Fight", ...

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Watch WHITESNAKE's Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of WHITESNAKE's entire July 17 concert at Crocus City Hall in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Bad Boys 02. Slide It In 03. Love Ain't No Stranger 04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock) 05. Slow An' Easy 06. Ain't No Love In The ...

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BI*AS Feat. Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA: 'Hesitation' Video Released

BI*AS, the new band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, has released the official Matt Zane-directed music video for its latest single, "Hesitation". David is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE ...

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Video Premiere: STEEL PANTHER's 'Always Gonna Be A Ho'

"Always Gonna Be A Ho", the new video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which will be released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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