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DIAMOND HEAD's BRIAN TATLER Names His Favorite METALLICA Album

In a new interview with Rustyn Rose of MetalNation.com, guitarist Brian Tatler of British metal veterans DIAMOND HEAD was asked to name his favorite METALLICA album of all time. He said (see video below): "I'll probably say the 'black' album is my favorite, because — partly, the production is incredible, and it's chock-full of good ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform TWISTED SISTER, POST MALONE Covers In Indianapolis

Fan-filmed video footage of ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, perorming cover versions of Post Malone's "Over Now" and TWISTED SISTER's "Tear It Loose" on November 19 at the Emerson Theater, Indianapolis, Indiana can be seen below. Joining Ellefson in the group are singer Thom Hazaert and guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (formerly ...

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Releases Music Video For 'Propaganda'

SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, EN MINOR), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, LOCK UP) will release its long-anticipated record "The Black EP" on Black Friday, November 27. The official music video for the ...

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COREY TAYLOR Shares 'Samantha's Gone' Live Performance

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has shared a live performance of his single "Samantha's Gone", which was captured during his groundbreaking "Forum Or Against 'Em" global streaming event at the iconic Los Angeles venue The Forum. Originally broadcasted on October 2, "Forum Or Against 'Em" saw Taylor and crew blaze through a 23-song ...

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Ravening Iron - ETERNAL CHAMPION

ETERNAL CHAMPION may honestly be the platonic ideal of what, on a basic level, heavy metal should sound like. In a modern heavy metal field that is increasingly crowded with bands paying tribute to tried-and-true sounds, the group crafts songs that are lean and streamlined, not coming off as regurgitated hero worship or comically over-the-top ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says His New Solo Album Will Be 'All Acoustically Driven'

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie is currently in the studio recording a new solo album for a 2021 release. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over a dozen years, Matt Guillory, the new effort ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Video Teaser

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. A teaser for ELLEFSON's music video ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Releases 'The Answer' Single From 'Controlled Chaos' Solo EP

In a year filled with unexpected twists and turns, SEVENDUST stickman Morgan Rose has announced his debut solo release. "Controlled Chaos", out everywhere on November 27 via Rise Records, shines the spotlight not only on Morgan's drumming prowess, but his songwriting, singing, and production chops as well. Morgan co-wrote the EP with SEVENDUST bandmate Clint ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, EDDIE VEDDER, ALICE COOPER, JON BON JOVI To Perform At JOE WALSH's 'VetsAid' Concert

METALLICA's James Hetfield, PEARL JAM's Eddie Vedder, Jon Bon Jovi and Alice Cooper are among the artists who will appear at Joe Walsh's fourth annual VetsAid charity concert, set to take place virtually December 12. Also appearing with the legendary EAGLES guitarist will be Daryl Hall, Vince Gill, Willie Nelson, Blake Shelton, Steven Van Zandt, ...

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MEGADETH, QUEENSRŸCHE, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members Guest On Solo Album From SAIGON KICK's JASON BIELER

SAIGON KICK's Jason Bieler will release his new solo album, "Songs For The Apocalypse", under the moniker JASON BIELER AND THE BARON VON BIELSKI ORCHESTRA, on January 22, 2021 via Frontiers Music Srl. The album sees Bieler working with a diverse array of musical friends, including Todd LaTorre (QUEENSRŸCHE), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Devin Townsend, Pat ...

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THUNDER Announces New Album 'All The Right Noises'

British hard-rock heroes THUNDER will release their 13th studio album, "All The Right Noises", on March 12, 2021. The disc's first single, "Last One Out Turn Off The Lights", can be streamed below. "All The Right Noises" is a return to the full-throttle sound of THUNDER that has seen them create a hugely successful 30-plus-year ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Would Rejoin JOURNEY 'In A Heartbeat'

Deen Castronovo says that he would have rejoined JOURNEY "in a heartbeat" if he had been asked to come back to the band. Castronovo's 17-year tenure with JOURNEY ended in 2015 when the group fired him after his arrest for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée (including physical abuse, coercion, and unlawful use ...

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PAPA ROACH Checks In From Studio: 'Live From The Bubble Pt. 2'

PAPA ROACH recently entered a studio in Southern California to begin writing and recording material for the follow-up to last year's "Who Do You Trust?" album. Earlier today, the quartet uploaded another short video from the studio dubbed "Papa Roach - Live From The Bubble Pt. 2" and included the following message: "It's 2020 and ...

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STONE SOUR's CHRISTIAN MARTUCCI: 'People Have A Really Warped Perception' Of What It's Like To Be In A Touring Rock Band

STONE SOUR guitarist Christian Martucci, who also plays in Corey Taylor's solo band and BLACK STAR RIDERS, spoke to Evan Rubinson and Josh Maloney of Dean Guitars about he has been dealing with the coronavirus pandemic. He said (see video below): "Well, when it first happened, everybody was freaking out, obviously. Everybody kind of thought ...

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EUROPE Performs 'Firebox' As Part Of Lockdown Sessions (Video)

EUROPE recently launched a special series of audio-visual delights via the band's YouTube channel and social media sites under the banner "Friday Nights With Europe The Band". The Swedish hard rockers are broadcasting every Friday special re-recordings of some of the band's greatest songs recorded individually during the COVID-19 pandemic lockdown. The second performance, a ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of SEAN CONNERY

David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Gavin Rossdale(BUSH), Gary Holt (EXODUS, SLAYER), WARRANT, Jason Bonham, John Corabi (ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE) and Vernon Reid (LIVING COLOUR) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Sean Connery. The Scottish actor, who was best known for his portrayal of James Bond, died Friday night (October 30) ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces 'Secret' Los Angeles Performance

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has launched a charity campaign today via Propeller to benefit the Sweet Relief COVID-19 Fund. Fans can enter today for a chance to win tickets to a private, socially distanced, secret performance from Taylor in Los Angeles on November 5 by donating $5.00 to the fund at

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PHILIP ANSELMO's SCOUR Taps Actor JASON MOMOA For 'The Black EP'

SCOUR, the extreme metal supergroup featuring Philip H. Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN, EN MINOR), John Jarvis (AGORAPHOBIC NOSEBLEED), Derek Engemann (PHILIP H. ANSELMO & THE ILLEGALS), Mark Kloeppel (MISERY INDEX) and Adam Jarvis (PIG DESTROYER, LOCK UP) will release its long-anticipated record "The Black EP" on Black Friday, November 27. Forged in 2015, SCOUR made its ...

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