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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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TREMONTI: Official Lyric Video For 'Dust' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Dust", the title track of the third album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, can be seen below. The CD will be released on April 29 via Fret 12. "Dust", which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features Mark Tremonti on vocals/guitars, ...

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Why MARTY FRIEDMAN Doesn't Like Shaking Hands

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman says that he doesn't like shaking hands with people because it hampers his ability to play his instrument. The Japan-based axeman, who was a member of MEGADETH's classic "Rust In Peace" lineup, tells Metal Wani (hear audio below): "Yeah, I don't like shaking hands for a number of reasons, but ...

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TREMONTI: Audio Snippet Of New Song 'The Cage'

An audio snippet of the song "The Cage" from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the TREMONTI's third album, "Dust", which will be released on April 29 via Fret 12. "Dust", which was recorded during same sessions as "Cauterize", features ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'I Had Complete Control Over What I Played' On MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Album

Jay Nanda of San Antonio Metal Music Examiner recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he keeps up with what MEGADETH is doing musically: Marty: "They don't really fall under ...

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TREMONTI To Release 'Dust' Album In April

The cover artwork for "Dust", the third album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, can be seen below. The CD will be released this spring via Fret 12. TREMONTI released its second album, "Cauterize", last June. "Cauterize" followed up TREMONTI's 2012 debut, "All I Was", and was the ...

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Video: Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN's Mexico City Clinic

Fan-filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's February 5 clinic in Mexico City can be seen below. MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine said in a recent interview that a planned reunion of the band's "Rust In Peace" lineup — featuring Friedman and drummer Nick Menza — in early 2015 failed to materialize for a ...

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