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MOLLY HATCHET Singer PHIL MCCORMACK Dies

Phil McCormack, the frontman for rock band MOLLY HATCHET, has died. No official cause of death has yet been revealed, but the 102.7 WSNR radio station has reported that it "looks like a heart attack." He was 58 years old. MOLLY HATCHET issued a statement on McCormack's passing earlier today, saying: "It is with great ...

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GEOFF TATE Recalls Recording HEAR 'N AID Charity Single With RONNIE JAMES DIO: 'It Was A Petrifying Moment'

Former QUEENSRŸCHE vocalist Geoff Tate recently spoke with the "Australian Rock Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On touring with AVANTASIA: Geoff: "It sounds like people are enjoying the show, which I think it's hard not to. It's a really good show, and very ...

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Hear SYSTEM OF A DOWN Singer SERJ TANKIAN's Cover Of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's 'Godzilla' Feat. BRENDON SMALL + GENE HOGLAN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian's cover version of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's classic "Godzilla" can be heard below. The song will appear on the upcoming soundtrack album for "Godzilla: King Of The Monsters". According to Rolling Stone, the members of DETHKLOK, from the show "Metalocalypse", including Brendon Small and TESTAMENT drummer Gene ...

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HELLYEAH Teases Another New Song

HELLYEAH is teasing what appears to be the second single from its upcoming sixth album. A short snippet of the song, which is expected to make its online debut later in the week, can be heard below. Last month, HELLYEAH released the official music video for a new song titled "333". The track is taken ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To Late Composer/Conductor MICHAEL KAMEN

Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to late composer and conductor Michael Kamen, who spearheaded METALLICA's first performance with the San Francisco Symphony. The concert, which took place in 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theater, yielded the Grammy Award-winning live album "S&M". This September, METALLICA will once again join forces with the San Francisco Symphony for ...

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Former SODOM Members Launch BONDED

Former SODOM members Bernd "Bernemann" Kost (guitar) and Markus "Makka" Freiwald (drums) have launched a new metal band called BONDED. Joining them in the group are Ingo Bajonczak (ASSASSIN) on vocals, Marc Hauschild (bass) and Chris Tsitsis (ex-SUICIDAL ANGELS) on guitar. BONDED is in the process of recording five new songs for a late 2019 ...

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Rumor: HELLYEAH Recruits STONE SOUR Drummer ROY MAYORGA

HELLYEAH is rumored to have recruited STONE SOUR's Roy Mayorga as its new drummer. Word of Mayorga's involvement with HELLYEAH gained strength after Roy posted two Instagram photos of his new drum setup, which was deemed by some to be "very Vinnie Paul-like," a reference to late HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. Mayorga previously played ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Release 'Sleeping Giants' Companion Album To Upcoming Memoir, 'More Life With Deth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson will release "Sleeping Giants" on July 5 via Combat Records. The effort will coincide with the release of Ellefson's upcoming memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores July 16 via Jawbone Press. Co-written with Ellefson's business partner Thom Hazaert, "More Life With Deth" is the follow-up to Ellefson's "My Life With ...

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PELICAN To Release 'Nighttime Stories' Album In June

PELICAN, the instrumental quartet whose singular vision of heavy music eschews classification, will release its first full-length in six years, "Nighttime Stories", on June 7 via Southern Lord Recordings. The album's lead single, "Midnight And Mescaline", is out now digitally and hitting stores as a seven-inch with B-side track "Darkness On The Stairs" as a ...

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MEGADETH And OPETH To Headline PSYCHO LAS VEGAS 2019

Psycho Las Vegas continues to make waves as it announces its full artist lineup for this year's festival at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino August 16 – 18. From OPETH's only U.S. performance of 2019 and MEGADETH performing their only Vegas show of the year, to the return of fan favorite ELECTRIC WIZARD, the lineup ...

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HEAVY AS TEXAS Feat. EXHORDER Members: 'Blind' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Blind" from HEAVY AS TEXAS, the aggressive metal project featuring acclaimed guitarist Marzi Montazeri and vocalist Kyle Thomas — otherwise recognized as members of Louisiana-based metal pioneers EXHORDER (named by Spin as one of the "30 Greatest Thrash Bands of All Time") — can be seen below. The ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN On New Solo Album Producer SHOOTER JENNINGS: 'I Have All Kinds Of Plans For Us For, Like, The Next 30 Years'

On April 4, GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and Shooter Jennings — the producer of McKagan's new solo album, "Tenderness" — discussed the album with Scott Goldman during an appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how the two met in the early 2000s: ...

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KING HOBO Feat. CLUTCH, Ex-OPETH Members: 'Mauga' Album Due In May

The transaltlantic trio that is KING HOBO will release its new album, "Mauga", on May 31 via Weathermaker Music. The disc was produced by Tobias Strandvik and recorded at his studio in Varberg, Sweden. KING HOBO consists of Thomas Juneor Andersson (KAMCHATKA) on vocals, guitars and percussion, Per Wiberg (KAMCHATKA, SPIRITUAL BEGGARS, CANDLEMASS, ex-OPETH) on ...

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MUSHROOMHEAD Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Veteran Cleveland, Ohio metallers MUSHROOMHEAD have signed a worldwide deal with Napalm Records. MUSHROOMHEAD is one of the most unique and adventurous alternative metal bands working today. Known for its stunningly theatrical live show and artsy masks, this innovative group has forged new ground in the rock world and influenced many other bands to push ...

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KAMELOT: Lyric Video For 'Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)' Song

The official lyric video for the song "Vespertine (My Crimson Bride)" from KAMELOT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Shadow Theory", which was released in April 2018 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Haven" was helmed by acclaimed music producer Sascha Paeth and mastered by Jacob ...

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