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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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SONS OF APOLLO To Release 'MMXX' Album In January

SONS OF APOLLO — former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio ...

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SAVATAGE Singer ZAK STEVENS Launches ARCHON ANGEL

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of ARCHON ANGEL to the label's rapidly expanding metal roster. The band's debut album, "Fallen", will be released in early 2020, with a music video for the title track and pre-orders for the album launching on December 4. The band will make its exclusive live debut on the ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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MINISTRY's AL JOURGENSEN Announces In-Store Signing Of 'Ministry: Prescripture' Alongside Author AARON TANNER

To celebrate the release of the new fully authorized visual history book "Ministry: Prescripture" on December 6, band leader and mastermind Al Jourgensen will make an appearance for one exclusive book signing alongside author and designer Aaron Tanner on Friday, December 13. The event is open to the public and will be held at Asrai ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE Is Not Ready To Write His Autobiography

Geddy Lee says that he is not ready to write an autobiography. The RUSH bassist/vocalist has spent most of last year promoting "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass", which showcases his collection of bass guitars and the stories behind them. Asked in a recent interview with U.K.'s Bass Guitar magazine if fans can expect ...

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METALLICA Partners With BILLABONG LAB For Special Collection Featuring Artwork Of Five Of Band's Albums

Billabong LAB has announced its latest collection featuring iconic album artwork from the legendary METALLICA. The Billabong x Metallica 2019-2020 Collection will release in five product deliveries — each designed according to a different album/theme — between October 2019 to March 2020. This premium design collaboration with METALLICA comes through Billabong LAB, a platform that ...

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MAGNUM To Release 'The Serpent Rings' Album In January

British rock legends MAGNUM will release their new album, "The Serpent Rings", on January 17, 2020 through Steamhammer/SPV as a CD digipak, 2LP gatefold version, limited box set, download and stream. MAGNUM guitarist Tony Clarkin is a man who seems to never stop working. He is responsible for writing all the material released by the ...

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