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JASON BECKER Is Working On New Album; Here's How You Can Help

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig's Disease) for over 27 years, has written a full album of amazing music to be performed and recorded by many of his peers. The effort will comprise of a few compositions that have been waiting for this moment to be recorded, ...

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ICED EARTH Enlists Guitarist JAKE DREYER

ICED EARTH has announced the addition of guitarist Jake Dreyer (WITHERFALL, WHITE WIZZARD, KOBRA AND THE LOTUS) to the group's ranks. He joins the band as the replacement for Troy Seele, who announced his departure from ICED EARTH in August due to family responsibilities. ICED EARTH guitarist/founder Jon Schaffer said in a statement: "We're excited ...

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Video Premiere: MEGADETH's 'Conquer Or Die!'

MEGADETH's official video for the instrumental song "Conquer Or Die!" can be seen below. The track, which is taken from the band's latest album, "Dystopia", showcases the classical-style acoustic guitar playing of the band's Brazilian lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro. "He plays so many different instruments, too!" MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine told Revolver magazine. ...

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WATCHTOWER: Video Trailer For 'Concepts Of Math: Book One'

Prosthetic Records will release legendary progressive metallers WATCHTOWER's recent digital-only tracks on LP and CD. The four tracks will be combined with one brand new song, creating the MCD "Concepts Of Math: Book One", and will be released on limited edition vinyl and CD on October 7. A video trailer for "Concepts Of Math: Book ...

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Video: MEGADETH Performs In Buenos Aires, Argentina

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's August 23 performance at Estadio Luna Park in Buenos Aires, Argentina can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hangar 18 02. The Threat Is Real 03. Rattlehead 04. Poisonous Shadows 05. Wake Up Dead 06. In My Darkest Hour 07. Conquer Or Die! 08. Fatal Illusion ...

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METALLICA, Ex-MEGADETH Members Perform With RODRIGO Y GABRIELA At Hollywood Bowl (Video)

METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo and former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman joined RODRIGO Y GABRIELA on stage Sunday night (August 14) at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles, California. Trujillo performed a medley of METALLICA songs ("Orion", "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Battery") with the Mexican duo, while Friedman — who was introduced by Gabriela Quintero ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases 'Meat Hook' Video

"Meat Hook", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Jørgen Munkeby of the acclaimed "blackjazz" act SHINING, is taken from Friedman's latest solo album, "Inferno", which was released in May 2014 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album was ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK: 'If You're Not On The Stage Playing Your Own Music, Why Are You Here?'

Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick was interviewed on a recent installment of the "Thunder Underground" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below (beginning around the 34:30 mark). Asked if a desire to be more involved in the creative process contributed to his decision to ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Dies At 51

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza reportedly passed away Saturday night while performing with the band OHM: at the Baked Potato in Studio City, California. He was 51 years old. One person who was present at the Baked Potato last night told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It appeared to be a seizure but he stopped breathing. Two patrons took ...

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TREMONTI: 'Dust' Audio Track-By-Track Commentary

"Dust", the third album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, was released on April 29 via Fret 12. Mark's audio track-by-track commentary detailing the songs that comprise "Dust" is available below. "Dust", which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, Eric Friedman on ...

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METALLICA, MEGADETH, TESTAMENT, ALICE IN CHAINS, RATT Members Featured In 'Inside Metal: LA Metal Scene Explodes'

The Los Angeles screening for the second "Inside Metal" title "LA Metal Scene Explodes" will take place Thursday, June 2 in Hollywood, California at the Attic (formerly Cinespace) and Monday, June 6 at The Regency Theaters Valley Plaza 6 in North Hollywood, California. This is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed debut "Inside Metal" film ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: 'MEGADETH Has Been Reborn'

David Ellefson spoke to Greensboro.com about the attempted reunion of MEGADETH's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup prior to he making of the band's latest album, "Dystopia". Ellefson and MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine tried to re-team with drummer Nick Menza and guitarist Marty Friedman for a new album and tour, but instead ended up ...

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AC/DC Logo Featured In GUCCI's Fall Fashion Line

High-end fashion brand Gucci appears to have incorporated AC/DC's iconic logo into at least one new women's ensemble, judging from the cover design put together for the next issue of T, The New York Times fashion magazine. The image in question (see below), which was taken by fine-art photographer Jackie Nickerson, features a model facing ...

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