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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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CHEVELLE Frontman: 'Rock Shows Should Be Fun'

In a recent interview with the Arizona radio station 98 KUPD, CHEVELLE vocalist/guitarist Pete Loeffler and drummer Sam Loeffler were asked what they hope their music has done for fans. Pete responded (see video below): "We like playing the heavy stuff, but, honestly, it's hard to say. We just want people to get something out ...

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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Says METALLICA Royalties Are His 'Biggest Source Of Income'

British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD influenced a slew of early '80s thrash metal bands, in particular METALLICA, who recorded the band's "Am I Evil" as a B-side to their 1984 "Creeping Death" single and again included on the band's multi-platinum 1998 covers album "Garage Inc." METALLICA would record three additional DIAMOND HEAD songs: "Helpless" ("Garage ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: 'Here Comes The King' Video

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Here ...

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Watch NIGHTWISH Perform 'Devil & The Deep Dark Ocean' From 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' Blu-Ray

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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ROB HALFORD's Autobiography, 'Confess', Due In Fall 2020

JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford will release his autobiography, "Confess", in October 2020. Known as "The Metal God" by his devoted, global fan base, Halford has always subverted the norm, and "Confess" will offer readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced with addiction and his sexuality as well as ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK Join Forces In DIRTY SHIRLEY

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc's first single, "Here Comes The King", can be ...

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JINJER Releases Music Video For 'Pit Of Consciousness'

"Pit Of Consciousness", the new video from Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Macro", which was released on October 25 via Napalm Records. Punishing riffs, aggressively blended vocals and astonishingly deep lyrics make "Macro" JINJER's most advanced and undeniable album yet — taking ...

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DOUG ALDRICH Says GLENN HUGHES's Addition To THE DEAD DAISIES Is 'Radical Enough To Where It Could Actually Work'

Doug Aldrich says that the addition of legendary vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes to THE DEAD DAISIES is an "exciting change" that is "radical enough to where it could actually work." This past August, the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy announced that the former DEEP PURPLE member had joined THE DEAD ...

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1979 - MOTÖRHEAD

An inevitable step after the death of a beloved musician such as Lemmy Kilmister is the posthumous release of products pitched with the promise of paying tribute to that musician's legacy, many of which are cynical cash grabs that are essentially the music version of Malibu Stacy getting a new hat. Luckily for MOTÖRHEAD fans, ...

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Legendary KISS, ALICE COOPER And DEEP PURPLE Producer BOB EZRIN's Rights Portfolio Acquired By PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Publishing giant Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing and other rights of the legendary producer, arranger and songwriter Bob Ezrin. Ezrin-produced albums include Alice Cooper's "Welcome To My Nightmare", KISS's "Destroyer", PINK FLOYD's "The Wall" and Andrea Bocelli's "Sí", all No. 1 albums, among many other chart toppers. Ezrin's music publishing includes ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, was honored on September 28 by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, at the group's annual Fur Ball with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. Blasko accepted the award from SiriusXM DJ Jason Ellis. The group put ...

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Absolute - KUBLAI KHAN

KUBLAI KHAN has been kicking and screaming for nearly a decade now, but the unit's increasing profile sees them garnering significant attention and praise as of late. The band continues to forward a decidedly modern style that falls somewhere in between the realm of metallic hardcore, metalcore and extreme heavy metal on its fourth full-length ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME Induction

JUDAS PRIEST, MC5, MOTÖRHEAD, NINE INCH NAILS, SOUNDGARDEN, T.REX and THIN LIZZY are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's class of 2020. Also nominated are Notorious B.I.G., Whitney Houston, Pat Benatar, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, DEPECHE MODE, THE DOOBIE BROTHERS, KRAFTWERK, RUFUS FEATURING CHAKA KHAN and Todd Rundgren. The top vote-getters ...

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JINJER Releases Music Video For New Single 'On The Top'

"On The Top", the new video from Ukrainian modern metal frontrunners JINJER, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Macro", which will be released on October 25 via Napalm Records. Punishing riffs, aggressively blended vocals and astonishingly deep lyrics make "Macro" JINJER's most advanced and undeniable album yet — ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' In December

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Setlists For 2020 U.S. Festival Appearances: 'All 10 Of These Shows Will Be Different'

METALLICA announced earlier today that it will play two-night headlining slots at five music festivals in 2020. At each of the five Danny Wimmer Presents-produced events — Charlotte, North Carolina's Epicenter, Daytona Beach, Florida's Welcome To Rockville, Columbus, Ohio's Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival, Louisville, Kentucky's Louder Than Life and Sacramento, California's Aftershock — ...

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