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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK's Message To Immigrants And Refugees: 'Fix Your S**thole Country First'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak has a message for immigrants and refugees hoping to resettle in the U.S.: "fix your shithole country first" before placing an undue toll on American taxpayers. It's unclear what prompted the musician to lash out, but his comments came in a series of tweets touting America's ...

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CLUTCH Releases Music Video For Cover Version Of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's 'Fortunate Son'

Maryland rockers CLUTCH have released a David Brodsky-directed video for their cover version of CREEDENCE CLEARWATER REVIVAL's "Fortunate Son". The track, along with CLUTCH's previously issued rendition of the Willie Dixon 1950s classic "Evil" (later recorded by CACTUS) and ZZ TOP's "Precious And Grace", along with a reworked version of "Electric Worry", comprise a collection ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On 'Dragon's Kiss' Solo Debut: 'There's A Lot Of Things I Would Do Differently Now'

Former MEGADETH lead guitarist Marty Friedman has recently added songs from his debut solo album, "Dragon's Kiss", to his live repertoire. Released in 1988 via Shrapnel, "Dragon's Kiss" followed up Friedman and Jason Becker's legendary CACOPHONY album, "Speed Metal Symphony", which quickly put the two players on the guitar playing map. Friedman and Becker would ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On What He Learned From Working With RONNIE MONTROSE: 'I Don't Want To Play In A Band With People I Don't Like'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT) discussed his years fronting MONTROSE, the 1970s rock group in which he performed alongside late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting and subsequently joining forces with ...

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A DAY TO REMEMBER Guitarist Explains New Album Delay

DJ Valentino of WSOU recently conducted an interview with A DAY TO REMEMBER guitarist Kevin Skaff. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the delay in releasing A DAY TO REMEMBER's new album, "You're Welcome", which was originally expected in November: ...

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ANNIHILATOR Releases 'Psycho Ward' Music Video

"Psycho Ward", the new video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The thought-provoking track centered on domestic violence is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24, 2020 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "'Psycho Ward' ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says JAMES HETFIELD, OZZY OSBOURNE And PAUL STANLEY Sent Messages Of Support After His Cancer Diagnosis

Dave Mustaine has spoken to Rolling Stone about his battle with throat cancer with which he was diagnosed back in May. The 58-year-old MEGADETH guitarist/vocalist had kept uncharacteristically quiet since revealing his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. Last month, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson said that Dave had completed ...

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COZY POWELL Biography 'Dance With The Devil' Due In March

Wymer Publishing has set a March 20, 2020 publication date for "Dance With The Devil - The Cozy Powell Story". Legendary DEEP PURPLE and RAINBOW guitarist Ritchie Blackmore once said: "You can't get any better than Cozy, you know. He's always up there on stage going crazy; he always pushes me on when I look ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Looks Healthy In New Family Photo

Six months after he was diagnosed with throat cancer, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine appears to be making a remarkable recovery. Earlier today, Dave's wife of 28 years, Pam, uploaded a photo (see below) of what was apparently a family get-together at a restaurant near their home in Franklin, Tennessee, and she included the caption: "Let ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO: 'Rise' Album Due In January

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), will release its third full-length studio album, "Rise", on January 24, 2020 via Frontiers Music Srl. As with the first two well-received albums, REVOLUTION SAINTS are bringing back the classic melodic ...

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DISTURBED, DEFTONES, DAVID LEE ROTH, GODSMACK, STAIND, Others Confirmed For Next Year's EPICENTER Festival

The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, set to take place May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. As previously announced, rock icons METALLICA will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band DISTURBED will headline ...

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