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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Pushes Back Against 'Misinformation' Over 'Private, Adult Interactions' With Female

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has pushed back against allegations of impropriety involving "private" and "adult interactions" he had with a female other than his wife. David apparently decided to address the allegations after a series of intimate conversations and explicit videos were leaked online over the weekend. Earlier this morning, Ellefson's verified Instagram account, as ...

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BRIAN MAY And ROGER TAYLOR Would Like To Release New QUEEN Music With ADAM LAMBERT: But 'It Has To Be Perfect'

QUEEN's Brian May and Roger Taylor have confirmed to Spotify's "Rock This With Allison Hagendorf" that they tried to record a new song with singer Adam Lambert but they ultimately decided against releasing it. "Yeah, we did have a little playaround," Brian said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "We didn't actually finish anything to our satisfaction. ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY To Take Part In Vatican Conference On COVID-19 And Other Global Health Threats

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry will take part in the Vatican's Pontifical Council for Culture and The Cura Foundation's Fifth International Vatican Conference, which is being held on May 6-8. The conference is uniting the foremost leading physicians, scientists, leaders of faith, ethicists, patient advocates, policymakers, philanthropists and influencers to engage in powerful conversations on the ...

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MIKKEY DEE Reflects On His Time With MOTÖRHEAD: 'I Really Cherish The Memory And The History That We Created'

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, drummer Mikkey Dee spoke about the musical chemistry between him and the other members of the final MOTÖRHEAD lineup, guitarist Phil Campbell and the late, great Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister. "I think that's why we worked so well is because we were three different ...

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SEETHER's SHAUN MORGAN Marries Longtime Girlfriend

SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan (real name: Shaun Welgemoed) married his longtime girlfriend Jordan Kirby over the weekend. On Monday (May 3), Kirby took to her social media to share photos of the ceremony, which apparently took place near the family's hometown of Nashville, Tennessee, and she included the following message: "Thank you to everyone that ...

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PETER FRAMPTON's 'Phenix' Les Paul Custom Guitar Recreated By GIBSON

For the past 127 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. Gibson is celebrating the iconic models of the Golden Era while leaning into the future with inspiring instruments that nurture new players across generations, and genres of music. Gibson is celebrating the Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, who has been a signature ...

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GOJIRA's JOSEPH DUPLANTIER On 'Incredible' Musical Chemistry With His Brother: 'We Don't Need To Talk. We Just Play.'

In a new interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, GOJIRA frontman Joseph Duplantier was asked if he ever has arguments with his brother and bandmate, drummer Mario Duplantier. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Sometimes, but we're pretty patient. We have anger. I wouldn't say we have anger issues, but sometimes I wonder. We ...

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SPIRITBOX Releases Video For New Song 'Circle With Me'

Canadian metal outfit SPIRITBOX has released a brand new song, "Circle With Me", via Rise Records. The track features the glorious combination of ethereal vocals, bombastic riffs and savage screams that make up the utterly unique SPIRITBOX calling card. It is accompanied by a gorgeous music video directed by Orie McGinness that perfectly complements the ...

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SERJ TANKIAN Releases 'Rumi' Music Video

Serj Tankian has released a video for the song "Rumi", a tribute to both the 13th century Sufi poet and Tankian's six-year-old son of the same name. "Lyrical specificity in music is generally discouraged because less people internalize them as they have less of a personal connection," explains the SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman of ...

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EPICA Announces 'Omega Alive' Global Streaming Event

Dutch symphonic metal heavyweights EPICA have announced their first-ever streaming event titled "Omega Alive". The universal streaming event will mark the band's triumphant return to the stage to perform for the first time in support of their latest album, "Omega", their eighth full-length release the band's first album in five years. "Omega Alive" will be ...

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EXODUS Delays 'Persona Non Grata' Album Release Until November

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have delayed the projected release of their recently completed new album, "Persona Non Grata", until November so that drummer Tom Hunting can fully recover from his battle with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the stomach and join his bandmates on the road in support of the effort. EXODUS singer ...

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DAVE GROHL Joined By Daughter VIOLET, DAVE LOMBARDO And KRIST NOVOSELIC For 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!' Performance (Video)

Dave Grohl was joined by his 15-year-old daughter Violet, former NIRVANA bassist Krist Novoselic, ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo and producer Greg Kurstin for a performance of a cover of X's 1980 song "Nausea" on Tuesday night's (April 27) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!". The track comes from Grohl's new documentary "What Drives Us", which premieres ...

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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES: How JAMES HETFIELD's Down Picking Influenced Me

FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. Dino talked about his upbringing; discovering METALLICA; the right hand of James Hetfield; touring with METALLICA in 2010; making sandwiches for former METALLICA and current MEGADETH guitarist ...

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DISTURBED Teams Up With INCENDIUM And HEAVY METAL ENTERTAINMENT For Comic Book Series

DISTURBED, Incendium and Heavy Metal Entertainment have announced the launch of "Dark Messiah", a five-part comic book series. Published under Heavy Metal Entertainment and Incendium's music-focused OPUS imprint, the story was conceptualized by Incendium CEO Llexi Leon and Tim Seeley ("Nightwing", "Hack/Slash") and written by Seeley, with illustrations by Ángel Hernández ("Arrow", "Star Trek") and ...

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