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DANZIG, MINISTRY, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ATREYU, C.O.C., Others Confirmed For 'Blackest Of The Black' Festival

**Note**: An earlier version of this article listed FEAR FACTORY as one of the "Blackest Of The Black" participating bands. They are no longer scheduled to appear at the event. In addition, "Lucha Underground" wrestling stars will not be involved with this year's "Blackest Of The Black". DANZIG and MINISTRY are confirmed to perform at ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Reacts To Eleven Off-Beat METALLICA Covers (Video)

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently sat down with Mexico's Luisito Rey to view and rate several off-beat METALLICA covers that have been making the rounds on YouTube the past few years. The clip starts off with Hammett watching Rob Scallon's popular banjo cover of "Master Of Puppets", which has been viewed nearly two and a ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He And DAVE MUSTAINE 'Conceived MEGADETH Before The Band Was Even Created'

All Axxess Entertainment conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson at this year's Terror Con horror convention, which was held February 25-26 at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence, Rhode Island. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his early musical inspirations, Ellefson said: "Well, I'm from the KISS generation, which ...

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On The Road With MEGADETH In Worcester, Uncasville And Newark (Video)

Behind-the-scenes video footage from MEGADETH's October 2016 concerts in Worcester, Massachusetts; Uncasville, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey can be seen below. The clips were filmed and uploaded by MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro, who officially joined the group in early 2015. Kiko wrote on his YouTube channel: "With these videos, I wanna show you a little ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says He 'Didn't Notice' METALLICA Song Was Being Played As He Accepted GRAMMY Award

When MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy last Sunday night (February 12), the band's walk up to the stage was inexplicably accompanied by the sound of the house ensemble playing the song "Master Of Puppets" from MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine's former band METALLICA. Mustaine was fired from METALLICA in 1983 — some three years ...

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BACKYARD BABIES To Release 'Live At Cirkus' DVD

Swedish rockers BACKYARD BABIES will release a new concert DVD, "Live At Cirkus", on February 24 via Gain Music Entertainment, which is distributed and partly owned by Sony Music. The was filmed at the band's February 10, 2016 headlining concert at Cirkus in Stockholm. The DVD contains singles like "Th1rt3en Or Nothing", "Brand New Hate" ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'We're Proud To Be A Metal Band'

A couple of days before MEGADETH was honored with its first-ever Grammy, guitarist/vocalist Dave Mustaine sat down with The Recording Academy, which oversees the Grammy Awards, to discuss the band's twelfth Grammy nomination. Speaking about being nominated in the "Best Metal Performance" category, Mustaine said (see video below): "We're proud to be a metal band. ...

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MEGADETH Wins 'Best Metal Performance' GRAMMY Award

MEGADETH was honored with a Grammy in the "Best Metal Performance" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 59th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, February 12) at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. MEGADETH was nominated for "Dystopia", the title track of its 2016 album. The nominees in the "Best Metal ...

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Will DAVE MUSTAINE Watch METALLICA Perform With LADY GAGA At This Weekend's GRAMMY AWARDS?

During an appearance on yesterday's (Friday, February 10) edition of SEX PISTOLS guitarist Steve Jones's radio show, "Jonesy's Jukebox", on the 95.5 KLOS station in Los Angeles, MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine confirmed that he will attend this weekend's Grammy Awards. MEGADETH is nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the title ...

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Lullaby Versions Of AVENGED SEVENFOLD Part Two Out Now

Twinkle Twinkle Little Rock Star, the company which creates "beautiful lullaby versions of your favorite artists," has just released "Lullaby Versions Of Avenged Sevenfold V2" via Roma Music Group. "Lullaby Versions Of Avenged Sevenfold V2" track listing: 01. Hail To The King 02. Not Ready To Die 03. God Damn 04. Roman Sky 05. The ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It Would Be Great' To Finally Win A GRAMMY

Thrash metal pioneers MEGADETH have been nominated for a 2017 Grammy Award for "Best Metal Performance" for the title track of their latest album, "Dystopia". This marks the band's 12th Grammy nomination in this category (including nominations in the discontinued "Best Hard Rock/Metal Performance" category). The band is hoping to win its first Grammy at ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, SCORPIONS, SLAYER, MEGADETH, ALICE IN CHAINS Members Pay Tribute To 'Fallen Heroes' With METAL ALLEGIANCE (Video)

On Friday, January 20, METAL ALLEGIANCE, the all-star metal band consisting of a rotating cast of musicians, including members of TESTAMENT and MEGADETH, gathered at the City National Grove Of Anaheim for a monumental tribute to our fallen heroes. Hosted by Jackson and Charvel EVH, the event was a who's who of the metal community ...

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