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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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DEF LEPPARD Announces Unlocking Date For 'Def Leppard Vault'

On January 13, DEF LEPPARD will officially unlock the "Def Leppard Vault" — the first-ever collection of the band's artifacts and related stories, curated from and told by Joe Elliott, Rick Savage, Rick Allen, Phil Collen and Vivian Campbell. The "Def Leppard Vault" will serve as a constantly curated museum, including special installations where fans ...

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VIO-LENCE To Begin Recording Comeback EP In January

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE will enter Trident Studios in Pacheco, California on January 18 to begin recording their new EP, tentatively due in late summer via Metal Blade Records. Helming the sessions will be producer Juan Urteaga, who has previously worked with TESTAMENT, MACHINE HEAD and EXODUS, among many others. Singer Sean ...

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STEVE RILEY Says His Version Of L.A. GUNS 'Definitely Sounds Different' From PHIL LEWIS/TRACII GUNS Version

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its first album, also titled "Renegades", via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist Phil Lewis, which issued two well-received albums, "The Missing Peace" and "The Devil You Know", plus the ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG On STEVIE YOUNG: 'You Only Get A Handful Of Those Type Of Players In The World'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, hosted by FOZZY singer and wrestling superstar Chris Jericho, AC/DC guitarist Angus Young spoke about his nephew Stevie Young, who took founding AC/DC rhythm guitarist Malcolm Young's place in the band prior to the recording of the group's 16th studio album, 2014's ...

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ANGUS YOUNG Names AC/DC Album That 'Defined' The Band

In a recent interview with Switzerland's SRF 3 radio station, Angus Young was asked which AC/DC album he would put on to impress someone who has never heard of the band. He responded (see video below): "'Let There Be Rock'. 'Let There Be Rock', for me, is the album. And the reason why I like ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Drummer DAVE MCCLAIN Has 'No Regrets' About Leaving The Band: 'I'm Thankful That I Did It'

Dave McClain says that he has "no regrets" about leaving MACHINE HEAD more than two years ago. The drummer, who joined the California metal band in 1995, announced his departure from MACHINE HEAD in October 2018. McClain, along with guitarist Phil Demmel, went on to complete the Robb Flynn-fronted act's "Freaks & Zeroes Tour" before ...

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