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DISTURBED's Performance Of 'The Sound Of Silence' Becomes First 'Conan' YouTube Clip To Surpass 100 Million Views

Video of DISTURBED's performance of its cover version of SIMON & GARFUNKEL's "The Sound Of Silence" on the March 28, 2016 episode of Conan O'Brien's nighttime talk show, "Conan", has been viewed more than 100 million times, becoming the first "Conan" clip to reach the milestone. O'Brien broke the news of DISTURBED's feat on Twitter, ...

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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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DENNIS WARD Quits PINK CREAM 69

Bassist Dennis Ward has left PINK CREAM 69, the band he has played with for more than three decades. The American-born, German-based musician announced his departure in a Facebook post on Monday (November 25). He wrote: "Attention all PINK CREAM 69 Fans! It's time that I make the official announcement of my departure from PINK ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says He Reached Out To JUDAS PRIEST About Participating In 50th-Anniversary Tour

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that his former bandmates have no intention of including him in their upcoming 50th-anniversary tour. Earlier this year, PRIEST announced that it will celebrate the half-century milestone with extensive touring in 2020, with a number of summer European festival dates already booked. Downing, who co-founded PRIEST when he was ...

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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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SAMMY HAGAR On The VAN HALEN Brothers: 'I Wish We Could Be Friends'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT, MONTROSE) discussed his career at length with the facility's artistic director, Scott Goldman. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On believing in himself during the early days of his career: Sammy: ...

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STEEL PANTHER Releases NSFW Music Video For 'Gods Of P***y'

"Gods Of Pussy", the new music video from California glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fifth studio album, "Heavy Metal Rules", which was released on September 27. The disc, which is described in a press release as a "heavy metal version of a self-help manual ...

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Fifth Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Raises More Than $50,000 For 'Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fifth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling party, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up and Shout Cancer Fund, was held on Thursday, November 7 at PINZ Bowling Center in Studio City, California. Once again sold out in advance, the event raised more than $50,000 for the music-based cancer charity. Over 300 rockers, bowling ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Members Discuss New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

A new four-minute video in which the members of SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — discuss their new single, "Goodbye Divinity", ...

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WE CAME AS ROMANS Announces 'To Plant A Seed' 10th-Anniversary Tour

This spring, WE CAME AS ROMANSJoshua Moore (guitar), Dave Stephens (vocals), Lou Cotton (guitar), Andy Glass (bass) and David Puckett (drums) — will embark on an 10th-anniversary tour celebrating their landmark, 2009-released album "To Plant A Seed". "To Plant A Seed" was a definitive sonic statement for WE CAME AS ROMANS and remains ...

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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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Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT To Release 'I Am Morbid' Autobiography In February

Former MORBID ANGEL frontman David Vincent will release his autobiography, "I Am Morbid: Ten Lessons Learned From Extreme Metal, Outlaw Country, And The Power Of Self-Determination", on paperback on February 11, 2020 via Jawbone Press. "I Am Morbid" tells the astounding story of Vincent, former bassist and singer with MORBID ANGEL and now outlaw-country performer ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Release Music Video For New Single 'Goodbye Divinity'

"Goodbye Divinity", the new Vicente Cordero-directed video from SONS OF APOLLO — featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — can be seen below. The song is ...

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See First Trailer For DAVID ELLEFSON-Produced Horror Film 'Dwellers'

Ellefson Films, the new film production company run by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and his partner, music and film producer and industry exec Thom Hazaert, has partnered with musician, filmmaker and actor Drew Fortier ("Zen From Mars", "Her Name Was Christa") on an original horror film titled "Dwellers", with Fortier writing, directing, and starring. Additionally, ...

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THE DEAD DAISIES In The Studio: Video Recap Of First Week

THE DEAD DAISIES — the hard rock "collective" founded by Australian musician and businessman David Lowy — has entered La Fabrique Studios in the south of France to record its as-yet-untitled new album. A video recap of the first week in the studio can be seen below. This past August, THE DEAD DAISIES released "Righteous ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Calls JUDAS PRIEST's IAN HILL 'The Most Formidable, Iconic Heavy Metal Bass Player'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has sung the praises of JUDAS PRIEST four-stringer Ian Hill, calling him the "most formidable, probably iconic heavy metal bass player." Currently the longest-tenured member of PRIEST, Hill has long been overshadowed by frontman Rob Halford and the guitar tandem of Glenn Tipton and K.K. Downing, with Hill found permanently planted ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform With MEGADETH Tribute Band WOKE UP DEAD

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson performed with the MEGADETH tribute band WOKE UP DEAD before a meet-and-greet and signing session on August 4 at Warwick's Books in La Jolla, California. Joining them on vocals was Ellefson's partner, and "More Life With Deth" book co-author, Thom Hazaert. Video footage can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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LITA FORD's Long-Awaited New Album Is 'Almost Done'

Lita Ford has confirmed to Rockin' Metal Revival in a new interview that she is putting the finishing touches on her long-awaited new solo album. "Well, I don't even wanna talk about it yet," she said (hear audio below). "Because it's almost done, it's almost ready to find a home — we need to find ...

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