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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On 'Rust In Peace' Album: That 'Is The Record That Turned The Corner'

In episode 58 of the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson discussed the band's classic fourth album, "Rust In Peace". Released in September 1990 via Capitol Records, it was MEGADETH's first LP with guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza following the departures of Jeff Young and Chuck Behler. "Really, I think, probably ...

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WHITESNAKE's DAVID COVERDALE On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'Anything That We Regarded As Normal Before, That's Gone'

WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "I think anything that we regarded as normal before, that's gone," Coverdale said. "I don't think anything is gonna be normal. People are gonna have to get into ...

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Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA's BI*AS Writes And Records New Song 'Unsavory' While In Quarantine

Video footage of BI*AS, the band featuring former KORN drummer David Silveria, performing a new song called "Unsavory" while in quarantine can be seen below. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of "Unsavory", BI*AS said: "Here is our new song 'UNSAVORY'. Written and recorded for 'Sammy Hagar's Lockdown Challenge' with NO STUDIO and NO ...

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JASON BECKER Tribute Guitar Sells For $26,000

A Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker tribute guitar signed by a number of guitar legends has sold for $26,111. This exceptional and exquisitely unique instrument is a truly one-of-a-kind signature series axe that not only plays like a beast but has also been signed (with love) by Jason Becker and by 16 of the most celebrated ...

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KANSAS Launches Video For 'Throwing Mountains', First Single From New Album 'The Absence Of Presence'

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its highly anticipated new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The official music video for the disc's new single, "Throwing Mountains", can be seen below. "'Throwing Mountains' might be one of the heaviest songs KANSAS has ever recorded," comments KANSAS guitarist ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES Release New Single 'Unspoken'

The official lyric video for "Unspoken", the new single from THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's fifth album, "Holy Ground", which is due later in the year via Spinefarm Records — the home ...

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THE PRETTY RECKLESS To Release 'Death By Rock And Roll' Album

Century Media Records has announced signing of the American alternative rock act THE PRETTY RECKLESS for territories outside the USA. The band's fourth album, "Death By Rock And Roll", is due later in the year. "When we first heard the new album, 'Death By Rock And Roll', we were very excited," said David Sonenberg, manager ...

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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Explains How He Recruited RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO For Reactivated VANDENBERG Project

VANDENBERG's new lineup will release a studio album titled "2020" on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Joining master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg in the group's current incarnation are Chilean-born singer Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore's RAINBOW), bassist Randy Van Der Elsen (of NWOBHM heroes TANK) and drummer Koen Herfst (BOBBY KIMBALL, EPICA and ...

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JETHRO TULL's IAN ANDERSON Dedicates 'We Say Thank You' To COVID-19 Heroes On The Frontline

JETHRO TULL's Ian Anderson and his longtime friend/collaborator Leslie Mandoki have recorded the song "We Say Thank You" as a dedication to everyone on the frontline, from the doctors to grocery store workers, in the unbelievable coronavirus battle. Written by the Hungarian-born/German producer/songwriter/bandleader of SOULMATES (which has featured Ian through the years), "We Say Thank ...

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DAVID DRAIMAN's Performance On 'The Sound Of Silence' Is 'Perhaps The Greatest Rock Vocal Ever,' Says Actor RUSSELL CROWE

Russell Crowe has praised David Draiman's performance on DISTURBED's cover of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" as "perhaps the greatest rock vocal ever." The Oscar-winning actor, best known for playing Gen. Maximus Decimus Meridius in "Gladiator" and Sgt. Wendell "Bud" White in "LA Confidential", made the comment on Twitter while sharing a new ...

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