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TESTAMENT Bassist STEVE DIGIORGIO Has Tested Positive For COVID-19

TESTAMENT bassist Steve DiGiorgio has tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus. DiGiorgio's test results were revealed by TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy, who was one of the first heavy metal musicians to share his own COVID-19 diagnosis. Billy previously said that he had "been feeling unwell" since returning home to the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Takes His Miniature Horse On A Walk (Video)

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has shared a video of him taking his miniature horse, Rocky, out for a walk on his estate outside Nashville, Tennessee. Check out the clip below. According to public records, Mustaine's home in Franklin is still on the market for $2.498 million. The 11-acre "equestrian estate" includes a nearly 6,842-square-foot home ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN On THE WINERY DOGS: 'If I Was Betting, I Would Say There's Gonna Be A Third Album In The Foreseeable Future'

In a recent interview with "Tunestiles" podcast, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). He said (hear audio below): "We talked about [making a third studio album]. Obviously, ...

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STEEL PANTHER Unveils 'The Butthole Burner' Guitar Effects Pedal

California rock legends and effects pedal entrepreneurs STEEL PANTHER continue to light the music instrument world on fire with the release of their newest guitar pedal — The Butthole Burner. Made in the USA, the latest distortion pedal from the collective brain trust features the exact same circuit as the now infamous Pussy Melter pedal. ...

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TOM KEIFER Releases #EndCovid19 Version Of 'Rise' Video

CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer has released a special #EndCovid19 version of the video for the title track of his second solo album, "Rise". The clip, which was created by Joshua Smith, can be seen below. In a message accompanying the video, Tom wrote: "Our world may be falling but these turbulent times will pass and ...

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GRAHAM BONNET Says RUSH Was 'The Most Incredible Band Ever'

In a recent interview with "The Blairing Out With Eric Show", legendary vocalist Graham Bonnet (RAINBOW, ALCATRAZZ, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) spoke about the passing of iconic RUSH drummer Neil Peart. Asked what kind of influence RUSH had on his life, Graham said (see video below): "On my life, not very much. But I love the ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, KIRK HAMMETT And JOHN PETRUCCI Featured In New Video Celebrating MESA/BOOGIE' 50th Anniversary

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) are among the guitar greats who reflect on their first encounter with Mesa/Boogie's Mark I guitar amp in a new seven-minute video celebrating Mesa/Boogie's 50th anniversary. Founder and president Randall Smith offers his perspective on the impact of his landmark discovery, the cascading high ...

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MINISTRY Is Recording New Album

Industrial metal pioneers MINISTRY have entered the studio to begin recording the follow-up to 2018's "AmeriKKKant" album. On Friday, the MINISTRY social media was updated with a photo of mainman Al Jourgensen sitting in front of a studio console while wearing a gas mask. The picture was captioned: "Until further notice…we'll be quarantined in the ...

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BAD RELIGION And REFUSED Members Join Forces In FAKE NAMES: Debut Album Due In May

Punk rock supergroup FAKE NAMES — which includes Brian Baker (MINOR THREAT, DAG NASTY, BAD RELIGION), Michael Hampton (S.O.A., EMBRACE, ONE LAST WISH), Dennis Lyxzén (REFUSED, INTERNATIONAL NOISE CONSPIRACY, INVSN), and Johnny Temple (GIRLS AGAINST BOYS, SOULSIDE) — will release its self-titled debut record on May 8 via Epitaph. FAKE NAMES was formed in early ...

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LOCAL H Releases 'Hold That Thought' Live Video

Alt-rock duo LOCAL H has shared a live video for its recently released single "Hold That Thought". Scott Lucas says about the clip: "Ryan got a GoPro for Christmas, so we decided to put it to use. It's a pretty good video representation of what that tour with SOUL ASYLUM was like. The decision to ...

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