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IRON MAIDEN's ADRIAN SMITH Says 'It's A Real Shame' That Certain Bands Use Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances

IRON MAIDEN guitarist Adrian Smith says that he doesn't "agree" with certain rock artists relying on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Reveals What SKID ROW Learned From DEF LEPPARD

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the making of the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why "Skid Row" was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Snake: "The ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Was 'Pissed' That RHINO Remastered Debut Album For 'Deluxe' Digital Reissue

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether, 30 years later, he'd change anything about the album: Snake: "I think there's ...

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Watch DOKKEN Perform At Iowa Speedway

Fan-filmed video footage of DOKKEN's July 19 concert at the Iowa Speedway in Newton, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube users "John W Elkin" and "D C"). As with all of DOKKEN's recent gigs, DOKKEN's longtime member "Wild" Mick Brown did not perform with his bandmates in Iowa. He has since been replaced ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Says JON BON JOVI Thought SKID ROW Looked 'Ridiculous' In Band's First Photo Shoot

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's 1989 self-titled debut, former vocalist Sebastian Bach spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial impressions of SKID ROW upon receiving the band's demo: Sebastian: "My very first ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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TED NUGENT Says It's A 'Lie' That PRESIDENT TRUMP Is A Racist: He 'Doesn't Exclude Anyone'

Ted Nugent has defended Donald Trump after the U.S. president was accused of making racist remarks about Democratic congresswomen from black and minority ethnic backgrounds. The dispute began after Trump tweeted that four outspoken liberal congresswomen of color — Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez of New York, Ilhan Omar of Minnesota, Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts and Rashida Tlaib ...

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Watch TARJA TURUNEN Perform With WITHIN TEMPTATION At Czech Republic's MASTERS OF ROCK Festival

Former NIGHTWISH singer Tarja Turunen joined Dutch symphonic rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION on stage last night (Saturday, July 13) at the Masters Of Rock festival in Vizovice, Czech Republic to perform the song "Paradise (What About Us?)". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The studio version of "Paradise (What About Us?)" — ...

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The Horse and Sparrow Theory - VICTIMS

Death and black metal are the typical, immediate reference points for heavy music fans when Sweden is the topic of discussion. But the nation has also been a hotbed for hardcore punk for decades. Acts like ANTI CIMEX, CRUDE SS, MOB 47 and DRILLER KILLER have been influential across the globe. VICTIMS has been running ...

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STATUS QUO Releases Music Video For 'Backbone' Title Track

On September 6, STATUS QUO will release "Backbone" through earMUSIC/Edel; the band's 33rd studio album – the LP will be their 33rd 33rpm! The official music video for the disc's title track can be seen below. Some doubters said "Backbone" was a record that could not be made, but the 2019 lineup of STATUS QUO ...

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MISFITS To Play Madison Square Garden In October

MISFITS will play their only 2019 East Coast show on October 19 at Madison Square Garden in New York City. Support at the concert will come from special guests RANCID and THE DAMNED. Tickets go on sale to the public beginning Friday, July 19 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com. The current lineup of the MISFITS ...

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JOE SATRIANI, JOHN PETRUCCI, GENE HOGLAN Among Guests On BRYAN BELLER's 'Scenes From The Flood' Solo Album

As a bassist and composer, Bryan Beller (THE ARISTOCRATS, JOE SATRIANI, DETHKLOK, STEVE VAI) has never been accused of being insufficiently driven. But nothing he's done before can truly prepare audiences for his newest release, the massively ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept album "Scenes From The Flood", scheduled for worldwide release on September 13. ...

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Listen To New OBITUARY Song 'A Dying World'

"Adult Swim Singles" has teamed with death metal progenitors OBITUARY for the 47th installment of the current program. "A Dying World" is the first new song from the massively influential quintet since its self-titled tenth album's release by Relapse Records. The standalone new single couples its infectious main riff with a ferocious dose of hardcore ...

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