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Here's The First Glimpse Of MEGADETH's New Bassist

Dave Mustaine has unveiled the first glimpse of the bassist that re-recorded David Ellefson's bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album. Mustaine made the revelation while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Addressing a fan named Alex, Mustaine said: ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DAVID ELLEFSON's Parts On New MEGADETH Album Have Already Been Re-Recorded By Another Bassist

Dave Mustaine has confirmed that David Ellefson's long-completed bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album have been removed and re-recorded by another bassist prior to the record's release. Mustaine made the revelation while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages ...

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DOWN Announces 'NOLA Town Throwdown' Livestream

Long-running heavy metal supergroup DOWN, featuring vocalist Philip H. Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders, will return to the stage Friday, August 13 for a very special in-person live and virtual experience. The fittingly titled "NOLA Town Throwdown" will take place at the Fillmore in New Orleans, ...

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Hear METALLICA's 'Holier Than Thou' Covered By BIFFY CLYRO And OFF!

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's self-titled album, the Grammy-winning, 16-times-platinum-certified LP is receiving its definitive re-release on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Remastered for ultimate sound quality, The Black Album remaster will be available in multiple configurations including 180-gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3 CD expanded edition, digital, ...

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SAVING ABEL Rejoined By Original Singer JARED WEEKS

SAVING ABEL has announced the return of original vocalist Jared Weeks. A new EP, "Shade Of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", which revisits some of the group's earliest material, will be released this Friday, July 9. "Shade of Grace - Twenty Year Songs", a nod to SAVING ABEL's original moniker when the band first formed ...

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METALLICA Shares Rehearsal Recording Of 'Holier Than Thou' From Remastered Deluxe Box Set Of 'Black' Album

METALLICA has shared "Holier Than Thou (Pre-Production Rehearsal)", taken from the "Pre-Production Rehearsals" CD included in the remastered deluxe box set of its self-titled fifth album — also known as "The Black Album" — due on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. The track was recorded live during pre-production rehearsals at Bayview Studios ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE Mourns Death Of His Mother

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is mourning the death of his mother, Mary Weinrib. Weinrib passed away last Friday (July 2), just weeks shy of her 96th birthday. Born in 1925 in Warsaw, Poland, Weinrib grew up in Wierzbnik, a Jewish shtetl that was part of Starachowice, Poland, which was occupied by the Germans beginning in ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL Honored As Kentucky Colonel

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael has been honored by the Commonwealth of Kentucky with the title of Kentucky Colonel, given to individuals in recognition of noteworthy accomplishments or outstanding service. Kentucky Colonel is the highest honor awarded by the Commonwealth of Kentucky. According to the Kentucky secretary of state's web site, it began ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Says He 'Misspoke' When He Called 'Destroyer' Producer BOB EZRIN A 'Functioning Addict'

Paul Stanley says that he "misspoke" when he said Bob Ezrin was a "functioning addict" during the making of KISS's "Destroyer" album. The KISS guitarist/vocalist made the disparaging remark in the new A&E documentary "Biography: KISStory", which chronicles the band's five decades in the business and features archival and, in some cases, previously unreleased footage, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Now On CAMEO

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine is now on Cameo, an online platform that allows fans to buy personalized video messages from celebrities. The 59-year-old guitarist/vocalist is charging purchasers $150 per video. In a short video message announcing his partnership with Cameo, Mustaine said: "Hey, I'm Dave Mustaine and I'd like to invite you ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says DAVID LEE ROTH's Voice 'Hasn't Aged Well', Believes ROTH Is 'Not Honest About His Image And His Performance'

Sammy Hagar has blasted David Lee Roth, saying his voice "hasn't aged well" and describing the original VAN HALEN singer's onstage persona as "totally bullshit." Hagar replaced Roth in VAN HALEN in 1985 and recorded four studio albums with the band — "5150", "OU812", "For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge" and "Balance" — all of which topped ...

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Hear METALLICA's 'Sad But True' Covered By ST. VINCENT, SAM FENDER And JASON ISBELL AND THE 400 UNIT

To commemorate the 30th anniversary of METALLICA's self-titled album, the Grammy-winning, 16-times-platinum-certified LP is receiving its definitive re-release on September 10 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. Remastered for ultimate sound quality, The Black Album remaster will be available in multiple configurations including 180-gram double vinyl LP, standard CD and 3 CD expanded edition, digital, ...

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Ex-SKID ROW Singer JOHNNY SOLINGER Dead At 55

Former SKID ROW singer Johnny Solinger has died at the age of 55. His passing comes a little over a month after he announced he was suffering from liver failure. Earlier today, SKID ROW issued the following statement via social media: "We are saddened to hear the news of our brother Johnny Solinger. Our thoughts ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Release 'Making A Fire: Mark Ronson Re-Version'

The incendiary opening track of FOO FIGHTERS' critical and commercial smash album "Medicine At Midnight" — also the first song in the encore of the band's triumphant Madison Square Garden show — blazes in a whole new way with "Making A Fire: Mark Ronson Re-Version". Produced by Mark Ronson, the re-version features members of ANTIBALAS, ...

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GWAR Announces ODERUS URUNGUS 10-Inch Toy

It has been over seven human years since the former lead singer of GWAR, the one and only Oderus Urungus, departed this plane of existence. Now, High On Plastic Toys and GWAR have teamed up to give you 10 solid inches of the Immortal Corrupter himself. GWAR's The Berserker Blóthar has this to say: "I've ...

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