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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE And JOE HOTTINGER, ORIANTHI, Others To Perform At 'Gibson Live' Global Virtual Concert

Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand presents the Gibson Garage, the ultimate guitar experience. Come to the Gibson Garage to explore Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Mesa Boogie and KRK, try your favorite electric and acoustic guitars, and shop for your favorite guitar, accessories, and surprises. The historic 8,000-square-foot shop will officially open to the public on ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is Pursuing 'Revenge Porn' Charges Against Person Who Leaked 'Very Private Video'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he is pursuing "revenge pornography" charges against the person who leaked his private messages and videos of his interactions with a woman who is not his wife. MEGADETH fired Ellefson on Monday (May 24), two weeks after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist GREG CHRISTIAN On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'Sometimes There Are Consequences To Doing Stupid S**t'

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has weighed in on David Ellefson's dismissal from MEGADETH, saying "sometimes there are consequences to doing stupid shit." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — addressed MEGADETH's decision to fire Ellefson while responding to questions on Facebook about his possible interest ...

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METALLICA's 'Scholars Initiative' Expands Into Eight New Schools

In a year fraught with uncertainty, the Metallica Scholars Initiative outpaced expectations, prompting a unanimous decision by the board of directors to expand the nationwide program from 15 community colleges to 23 in 2021. The Foundation plans to donate $1.6 million in funding with the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported the band ...

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SCORPIONS' KLAUS MEINE Says It Was 'The Right Decision' To Finish New Album Without Producer GREG FIDELMAN

SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine says that "it was the right decision" for him and his bandmates to complete their new album without producer Greg Fidelman. The German-Polish-Swedish hard rock legends spent the last few months recording the effort at Peppermint Park Studios in Hannover, Germany. Tentatively due later this year, the disc will mark SCORPIONS' ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Is Recording New Music

Nikki Sixx is working on new music. The MÖTLEY CRÜE and SIXX:A.M. bassist, who has spent most of the last few months in his new home in Wyoming, took to his Twitter on Tuesday (May 18) to write: "Back in Los Angeles to record a few new tracks, drop something new this week and finish ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH To Begin Recording New Album; 'The Way Of The Fist' LP To Be Re-Recorded For 15th Anniversary

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will enter the Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada in June to begin recording its new album for a 2022 release. Helming the effort once again will be Kevin Churko, the Canadian record producer/engineer and songwriter who has previously worked with OZZY OSBOURNE, DISTURBED, IN THIS MOMENT and HELLYEAH, among ...

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DRESS THE DEAD Feat. Ex-FORBIDDEN Members: Two More Songs, 'There Goes The Sun' And 'Promises & Kisses', Now Available

San Francisco Bay Area-based metal/heavy rock outfit DRESS THE DEAD has released two more songs, "There Goes The Sun" and "Promises & Kisses". Both tracks are available on every streaming platform through Blood Blast, a digital subsidiary of Nuclear Blast Records. DRESS THE DEAD first announced the signing in December, along with a plan to ...

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DREAM THEATER To Release 'Images And Words - Live In Japan, 2017'

DREAM THEATER, the two-time Grammy-nominated legends of progressive music, recently announced the "Lost Not Forgotten Archives". This fresh collaboration between the band and record label InsideOut Music will see the virtuosic quintet's long-standing Ytsejam Records catalog reissued, alongside some brand new additions to this special collectors series. (Ytsejam is the label imprint which DREAM THEATER ...

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JAMES LOMENZO: How I Landed MEGADETH Gig

In a recent interview with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast, acclaimed bassist James LoMenzo was asked how he landed the gig with MEGADETH a decade and a half ago. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I just finished playing with BLACK LABEL SOCIETY. And I was kind of — how can I say this delicately? — ...

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JON BON JOVI, JOE BONAMASSA And BILLY F GIBBONS To Perform At Fifth Annual 'Love Rocks NYC' Benefit Concert

The Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation is proud to present the fifth annual "Love Rocks NYC" benefit concert for God's Love We Deliver, which will be shown as a livestream event courtesy of streaming platform Fans.Live from the historic Beacon Theatre in New York City on Thursday, June 3. Executive produced by iconic international fashion ...

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KK'S PRIEST Feat. DOWNING, OWENS: 'Sermons Of The Sinner' Album Details Revealed; 'Hellfire Thunderbolt' Video Available

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on August 20 via Explorer1 Music Group/EX1 Records. Original KK'S PRIEST ...

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IRON MAIDEN And BREWDOG Unleash HELLCAT Collaboration

BrewDog, leading global craft brewer and the world's only carbon negative beer brand, is teaming up with IRON MAIDEN, one of the world's most successful and revered rock bands, to launch Hellcat, an India Pale Lager, in fall 2021. Together, BrewDog and IRON MAIDEN are bringing their respective expertise to unite and excite craft beer ...

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TESSERACT And Ex-ETHS Members Join Forces In CAGE FIGHT

Hardcore/thrash crossover band CAGE FIGHT, featuring TESSERACT guitarist James Monteith and former ETHS vocalist Rachel Aspe, has unveiled its debut song "Hope Castrated". Formed early 2021, the CAGE FIGHT lineup is completed by bassist Jon Reid of hip-hop/punk crossover band and London hardcore scene staples BROKEN CHAKRA, and drummer Nick Plews of London death metal ...

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