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METALLICA, SLAYER, MEGADETH Featured In 'The Rise Of L.A. Thrash Metal': Part One Of Doc Series Due In January

Throughout history, the San Francisco Bay Area has long been deemed as the epicenter for thrash metal, whereas Los Angeles has invariably been considered the stomping ground for glam and hair metal. True, San Francisco has birthed many exceptional thrash bands since the early '80s, but the fact remains — Los Angeles is the rightful ...

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STEVE VAI Teams Up With MASCOT LABEL GROUP For FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Mascot Label Group has announced a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai's Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry's leading boutique guitar-oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group ...

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Members Of SLIPKNOT, KORN, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, POISON, Others React To Passing Of MALCOLM YOUNG

Members of SLIPKNOT, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, WHITESNAKE, POISON, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, STRYPER, KORN, OVERKILL, KREATOR, SEPULTURA and VOLBEAT are among the rock musicians and scores of other artists who reacted on social media to the passing of Malcolm Young. The 64-year-old guitarist and co-founder of the legendary Australian hard rock band AC/DC had been suffering ...

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Wall Of Sound - MARTY FRIEDMAN

I live about 45 minutes from Laurel, Maryland, and frequently end up in the District of Columbia. You pass through, or by, Laurel to get to D.C., and though I almost never speak of it to anyone riding with me—unless, as rock fans, they can grasp the significance of it—I always think the same thing: ...

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Watch MARTY FRIEDMAN's Entire Houston Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's entire August 16 performance at Scout Bar in Houston, Texas can be seen below. Friedman's new solo album, "Wall Of Sound", was released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren ...

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FOO FIGHTERS: 'Landmarks Live In Concert' Special To Air In November

"Landmarks Live In Concert" and "Great Performances" have announced a November 10 air date on PBS (check local listings) for "Foo Fighters - Landmarks Live In Concert", a "Great Performances" special from the Acropolis in Athens, Greece, featuring the multi-Grammy-winning rock band delivering an electrifying performance at the famed Odeon of Herodes Atticus. Captured this ...

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Video: ANNIHILATOR Performs New Song 'Twisted Lobotomy' At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR

Fan-filmed video footage of Canadian thrashers ANNIHILATOR performing a brand new song called "Twisted Lobotomy" on August 12 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom can be seen below. "Twisted Lobotomy" is expected to appear on ANNIHILATOR's upcoming follow-up to 2015's "Suicide Society" album, tentatively due at the ...

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Watch MARTY FRIEDMAN Perform In New York City

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's August 4 performance at Highline Ballroom in New York City can be seen below. Friedman's new solo album, "Wall Of Sound", was released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Inducted Into 'Hall Of Heavy Metal History' At WACKEN OPEN AIR (Video)

Wacken Open Air, one of the world's largest heavy metal music festivals, and the Hall Of Heavy Metal History have joined forces to former MANOWAR and DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman as the first-ever "Global Metal Ambassador." The onstage induction ceremony took place August 3 in front of 75,000 metal fans, in Wacken, Germany. ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: It's Hard For Fans To Just Let That Go

At this year's Chicago Open Air festival, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke to the 103.9 The Bear radio station about last year's passing of Nick Menza, who was the band's drummer during its most commercially successful period. "Nick was… That guy was a constant comedy act," Ellefson recalled (see vieo below). "He was so fun. ...

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Listen To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Entire New Album, 'Wall Of Sound'

"Wall Of Sound", the new solo album from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed in its entirety below. The disc will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), "Wall Of Sound" "expands ...

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Video Premiere: MARTY FRIEDMAN's 'Whiteworm'

"Whiteworm", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Marty says: "The 'Whiteworm' video has a definite 'real-world' Japanese look, but not the over-the-top 'exported Japanese' look that many ...

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Late MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA's Family And Biographer Vow To 'Not Censor Anything' In Upcoming Memoir

Late MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza's family, management and biographer are promising some shattering public disclosures about Nick's final months — and the disgraceful treatment they've received since the musician's sudden death. Late in the evening on May 21, 2016, Nick collapsed after suffering a heart attack during a concert with Chris Poland and Robertino "Pag" ...

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PROJECTED Feat. SEVENDUST, ALTER BRIDGE, TREMONTI Members: 'Ignite' Video

"Ignite", the new video from PROJECTED, the band featuring SEVENDUST members John Connolly (guitar) and Vince Hornsby (bass) alongside ALTER BRIDGE/CREED drummer Scott Phillips and guitarist/vocalist Eric Friedman (a.k.a. E-Rock; TREMONTI), can be seen below. The clip was produced, directed and edited by Jamie Brown for Smoking Gun Productions. "Ignite" is taken from PROJECTED's sophomore ...

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Listen To New MARTY FRIEDMAN Song 'Miracle'

"Miracle", a brand new song form former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Ranks His Favorite MEGADETH Guitarists

Dave Mustaine recently ranked his favorite MEGADETH guitarists in descending order, with the last one being his least favorite. The MEGADETH leader's list — which he tweeted in late April — does not include the band original second guitarist Greg Handevidt — who was in the band only in 1983 — nor SLAYER's Kerry King, ...

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