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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Not Responsible For Booting NEWSTED Off Australian Shows

A MEGADETH representative has shot down reports that the band was responsible for removing former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted's new project, simply called NEWSTED, from the lineup of MEGADETH's upcoming Australian tour. Earlier this week, a number of news outlets reported that NEWSTED had been booted from MEGADETH's side shows in Sydney and Melbourne while ...

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DEATH ANGEL: 'Left For Dead' Video Released

"Left For Dead", the new video from San Francisco Bay Area metallers DEATH ANGEL, can be seen below. The clip was directed by Tommy Jones, who has previously worked with SOILWORK and TESTAMENT, among others. "Left For Dead" is taken from DEATH ANGEL's seventh album, "The Dream Calls For Blood", which sold 5,400 copies in ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Up-And-Coming Guitarists: Don't Waste Your Time With Instrumental Music

Ivan Chopik of GuitarMessenger.com conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what advice he could offer to guitarists coming into ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Guests On 'The Artie Lange Show' (Video)

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman took part in an interview on a recent edition of "The Artie Lange Show". The program reaches 23 million homes on DIRECTV's Audience Network and an additional 20 million subscribers on SiriusXM satellite radio and also airs on stations in 7 of the top 10 terrestrial radio markets. Check out ...

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TESTAMENT's GENE HOGLAN Plays LED ZEPPELIN At 'Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014' (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of legendary extreme-metal drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DARK ANGEL, DETHKLOK) performing during the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 "The Ultimate Celebration To The Ultimate Drummer - John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin" on January 23 at The Observatory, in Santa Ana, California can be seen below. "Bonzo Bash" ...

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WITHIN THE RUINS Begins Recording New Album

Massachusetts metal act WITHIN THE RUINS has entered the studio to begin recording its as-yet-untitled new album for a summer release. Jason Suecof (ALL THAT REMAINS, AUGUST BURNS RED) has been tapped to mix the new effort. Guitarist Joe Cocchi is engineering and producing yet another WITHIN THE RUINS record in his studio. Then they ...

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CYNIC: 'True Hallucination Speak' Lyric Video Released

Legendary progressive rock innovators CYNIC — consisting of guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, drummer Sean Reinert and bassist Sean Malone — will release their new album, "Kindly Bent To Free Us", on February 14 via Season Of Mist. The CD was produced by CYNIC at L.A.'s Perfect Sound Studios. The effort was engineered by Jason Donaghy (BAND ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD, EXTREME, Ex-MEGADETH Guitarists Perform At 'Randy Rhoads Remembered'

Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME, RIHANNA), Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Phil Demmel (MACHINE HEAD), Brad Gillis (NIGHT RANGER), Kiko Loureiro (ANGRA), Rowan Robertson (DIO), Tracii Guns (L.A. GUNS) and Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES) are among the musicians who performed at the "Randy Rhoads Remembered: A Celebration Of A ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says JASON BECKER Collaboration Is 'Very Important Part' Of 'Inferno' Album

VintageRock.com spoke with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which is taking place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below. Friedman's new studio album, "Inferno", will be released in May via Prosthetic Records. The ...

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Video: ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Plays LED ZEPPELIN At 'Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014'

Fan-filmed video footage of ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante performing during the Bonzo Bash NAMM Jamm 2014 "The Ultimate Celebration To The Ultimate Drummer - John Henry Bonham Of Led Zeppelin" on Thursday, January 23 at The Observatory, in Santa Ana, California can be seen below. "Bonzo Bash" is the "celebration show" that John Bonham freak/worshipper/drum ...

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