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DOUG ALDRICH Says He Almost Auditioned For MEGADETH

Former WHITESNAKE and DIO guitarist Doug Aldrich says that he nearly auditioned for MEGADETH in 1989. At the time, MEGADETH had just parted ways with Jeff Young and was preparing to go into the studio to record the now-classic "Rust In Peace" album. "Dave [Mustaine] and I are friends now — Dave Mustaine and Dave ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Is 'Excited' About Upcoming Performance With DOKKEN At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Guitarist George Lynch (LYNCH MOB, DOKKEN, THE END MACHINE, KXM) recently spoke with Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 5:50 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released self-titled debut album ...

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POSSESSED Releases 'Shadowcult' Music Video

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED will release their first full-length album in over three decades, "Revelatons Of Oblivion", on May 10 via Nuclear Blast. Today, the band has unveiled the disc's second single, "Shadowcult", with a live clip from its performance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival. POSSESSED frontman Jeff Becerra comments: "We had such ...

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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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JIMMY PAGE Shares Psychedelic Story Behind His Famous FENDER Guitar

In the video below, Jimmy Page shares the psychedelic story behind his famous Fender guitar. Page's custom shop "mirror" and "dragon" Telecaster models — a historic, hands-on collaboration between Fender Custom Shop master builder Paul Waller and Page himself — are modeled after Page's beloved 1959 Fender Telecaster. At each stage in its evolution, this ...

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VENOM: 'Bring Out Your Dead' Lyric Video Released

The official lyric video for "Bring Out Your Dead", a song from black metal pioneers VENOM, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's latest, 15th full-length studio album, "Storm The Gates", which was released in December through Spinefarm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "From The Very Depths" will be made available ...

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JEFF PILSON: 'There's A Part Of Me That Would Like To Make One Last Great DOKKEN Record'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" recently conducted an interview with bassist and producer Jeff Pilson (FOREIGNER, DOKKEN, DIO) about the just released self-titled album from THE END MACHINE, his new band with his classic-DOKKEN bandmates Mick Brown (drums) and George Lynch (guitar). (WARRANT and occasional LYNCH MOB vocalist Robert Mason completes the group's lineup.) You ...

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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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SLAYER Looks Back On 37 Years: Episode 7 Released

Over SLAYER's career, the band has made available to its fans some pretty cool swag, from an ugly Christmas sweater to BMX's "Cradle to Grave" four-bike collection, a SLAYER Snow Globe where blood-red particles fall, a series of Vans footwear including one with blood-splatters, the SLAYER Pinball Rocks app, the Rockhard limited-edition biker helmet, and ...

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Performing With Original Members: 'Everyone Had A Great Attitude'

FOREIGNER's "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts last fall saw the band's original members take the stage with the current members. Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist/saxophonist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills joined guitarist Mick Jones and the rest of FOREIGNER's present-day lineup — Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel ...

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Watch KITTIE's Reunited Original Lineup Perform 'Charlotte' At 20th-Anniversary Show

Video footage of KITTIE's original lineup — guitarist Fallon Bowman, singer/guitarist Morgan Lander, drummer Mercedes Lander and bassist Tanya Candler — performing the song "Charlotte" at the band's October 27, 2017 20th-anniversary hometown show at the London Music Hall in London, Ontario, Canada can be seen below. The track is featured on KITTIE's new concert ...

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WARRANT Guitarist Looks Back On 'Crazy' Tour In Support Of 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich'

WARRANT guitarist Erik Turner recently appeared on the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 41-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's current tour: Erik: "We're calling it the 'Dirty 30' tour in 2019. 'Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich', our first CD, ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Says Group Completed 17 Songs For Forthcoming Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming American co-headlining tour with PARKWAY DRIVE: Mike: "We've become fast friends on ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On MEGADETH's Next Record: 'Trust Me, It's Not Gonna Be A Lightweight Album'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary celebration in 2018, which saw the band putting out special releases, exclusive merch items and creating one-of-a-kind events and opportunities for fans worldwide, has influenced the musical direction of the group's next studio album. "I think one of the things that the 35-year campaign has done is it's gotten ...

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Former BIOHAZARD And AGNOSTIC FRONT Members Launch THE TAKE

New York hardcore/punk veterans Will Shepler (AGNOSTIC FRONT, MADBALL), Scott Roberts (BIOHAZARD, SPUDMONSTERS, BLOODCLOT) and Carlos Congate (45 ADAPTERS, URBAN NOISE, LEGION 76) have joined forces to create THE TAKE. Shepler, a drummer of legend, is back on the scene after a long hiatus, in which time he's gained a family and a degree. He ...

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