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JASON BECKER Tribute Guitar Sells For $26,000

A Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker tribute guitar signed by a number of guitar legends has sold for $26,111. This exceptional and exquisitely unique instrument is a truly one-of-a-kind signature series axe that not only plays like a beast but has also been signed (with love) by Jason Becker and by 16 of the most celebrated ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: 'American Made' Album Details Revealed

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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Phylogenesis - ABYSMAL DAWN

It's unfortunate but standard for most extreme metal bands to dole out their best offerings over the course of their first three, or so, releases. The inspiration to be the hardest band on the block and the creativity required for continuing to write fresh and exciting material simply leads to a brick wall relatively quickly ...

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LINKIN PARK Is One Of 10 Most-Streamed Music Groups On YouTube

According to Chart Data, LINKIN PARK is one of the 10 most-streamed music groups on YouTube. The Chester Bennington-fronted outfit came in at No. 9 on the list, which is based on views generated by "official videos" and "features" on the Google-owned video site. Also appearing the chart are MAROON 5, BTS, COLDPLAY and IMAGINE ...

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D'ADDARIO Engineers Discover Way To Turn Drumheads Into Face Shields

Even before D'Addario, the world's leading musical accessories company, was forced to close its D'Addario string and Evans drumhead factories in New York, they immediately began devising a way to use its engineering and manufacturing expertise to help alleviate the dire shortage of protective gear for New York and the nation's healthcare workers. Led by ...

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DEF LEPPARD: Extended Trailer For 'London To Vegas' Set

Eagle Rock Entertainment will release DEF LEPPARD's "London To Vegas" on May 29. This limited edition 2Blu-ray+4CD, 2DVD+4CD, DVD/Blu-ray+2CD and digital format release features two spectacular concert films: "Hysteria At The O2" and "Hits Vegas, Live At Planet Hollywood". An extended trailer for "London To Vegas" is available below. Filmed in December 2018, "Hysteria At ...

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JOE SATRIANI Releases Extended Music Video For 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's extended video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

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MACHINE HEAD's ROBB FLYNN Predicts JOE BIDEN Will Lose To DONALD TRUMP In 2020 Presidential Election: 'It Will Be A Bloodbath'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn has predicted that former Vice President Joe Biden will lose to President Donald Trump in the presidential election. Flynn made his comments in the latest installment of his online blog, "The General Journals: Diary Of A Frontman... And Other Ramblings", posted on Wednesday (April 8), the ...

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Summer NAMM Show Canceled Due To COVID-19 Pandemic

The summer's NAMM show, which was scheduled to take place July 9-11 in Nashville, has been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The cancelation of the smaller of the two NAMM conventions that take place each year — the larger being winter NAMM in January, held at California's Anaheim Convention ...

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HATEBREED's JAMEY JASTA Blasts DONALD TRUMP As A 'Fake Tan Freak' Who Is 'Bad At Stringing Together A Sentence'

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has blasted President Donald Trump as a "fake tan freak" who is "worse" than Joe Biden at "stringing together a sentence." Jasta made his comments after apparently watching one of Trump's daily White House briefings about the country's fight against coronavirus. On Sunday (April 5), Jamey took to his Twitter to ...

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LZZY HALE Will Use Coronavirus Downtime To Fine-Tune Songs For Next HALESTORM Album

During an April 2 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation", HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale spoke about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" album. "We were actually supposed to get together with Nick Raskulinecz and start some pre-[production when the coronavirus crisis began]," she said. "So that isn't necessarily gonna ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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GODSMACK Teases 'Unforgettable' Video

A teaser for GODSMACK's music video for its latest single, "Unforgettable", is available below. The clip was filmed on February 15 when the band invited more than 300 students to join them for a performance of the song at the SNHU Arena in Manchester, New Hampshire. "It was absolutely insane," Elliott Lempke, a student at ...

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