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SAMMY HAGAR On What He Learned From Working With RONNIE MONTROSE: 'I Don't Want To Play In A Band With People I Don't Like'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT) discussed his years fronting MONTROSE, the 1970s rock group in which he performed alongside late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting and subsequently joining forces with ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On THE CIRCLE's 'Space Between': 'I Got Hung Up On Trying To Make The Best Record I'd Ever Made In My Life'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, MONTROSE, CHICKENFOOT) extensively discussed "Space Between", the debut album by his current group THE CIRCLE. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial hesitation to make an album with THE CIRCLE: Sammy: "I ...

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NEVERMORE: 'The Guitar Anthology' Now Available

"Nevermore: The Guitar Anthology" features guitar tab and notation for 10 songs from the NEVERMORE catalog. All songs were transcribed note for note from the original recordings by HEATHEN/EXODUS guitarist Kragen Lum and former NEVERMORE guitarist Steve Smyth. Learn how to play the songs exactly as played on the recordings with these 100% accurate transcriptions. ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO On His Drive: 'I Could Probably Go Through Any Situation And I'll Still Come Out With My Head Above The Water'

Former SLAYER and current SUICIDAL TENDENCIES drummer Dave Lombardo has credited his determination with inspiring him to keep playing music during the difficult times in his life when things looked especially bleak. "I could probably go through any situation and I'll still come out with my head above the water, because I have that drive," ...

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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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SAMMY HAGAR Says THE CIRCLE Will Do A 'Real' 40-City Tour In 2020: 'I've Got To Do This While I Still Can'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar revealed that THE CIRCLE — his rock supergroup with drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING), guitarist Vic Johnson (THE WABORITAS) and his VAN HALEN and CHICKENFOOT band mate Michael Anthony — will embark ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's ROB HALFORD Says It's 'Truly Magical' To Be Able To Celebrate Band's Five-Decade History

In a recent interview with Full Metal Jackie's nationally syndicated radio show, Rob Halford reflected on JUDAS PRIEST's five-decade history which will be celebrated next year on a world tour. The singer said (hear audio below): "You tend to remember the early years more significantly. Because, as any band will tell you that's had the ...

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APOCALYPTICA Announces May 2020 North American Tour With LACUNA COIL

Finnish cello-rock band APOCALYPTICA — featuring classically trained cellists Eicca Toppinen, Perttu Kivilaakso and Paavo Lötjönen, along with drummer Mikko Sirén — has announced the spring 2020 North American leg of the "Cell-0" world tour. This tour leg will launch on Sunday, May 3 in Orlando, Florida and see the band performing in 20 cities ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND Kicks Off European 'Empath' Tour (Video)

Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend kicked off his European "Empath" tour on November 15 in Paris, France. Fan-filmed video footage of the second show of the trek, which took place last night (Saturday, November 16) at Trix in Antwerp, Belgium, can be seen below. Since disbanding the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Devin has been tracking ...

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EDDIE VAN HALEN Photographed At Spinal Neurosurgeon's Office

Eddie Van Halen was recently photographed with Dr. Todd Lanman in Beverly Hills, California. Lanman, one of the world's chief spinal neurosurgeons, shared the picture on social media on October 25, writing in an accompanying caption: "Great seeing ‪Eddie Van Halen‬ in my office yesterday. #movementislife #EddieVanHalen #VanHalen #Spine #SpineHealth" Lanman, who did not disclose ...

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DELAIN Releases New Single And Lyric Video For 'One Second'

Dutch symphonic metallers DELAIN have released a new single called "One Second". Taken from their soon-to-be-revealed next Napalm Records LP, the single is accompanied by a lyric video filled with a mix of stunning visuals from the band's recent North American tour and metaphorical glimpses into the song's protagonist’s mind. "One Second" hooks the listener ...

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Watch GRETA VAN FLEET Perform In Amsterdam

Fan-filmed video footage of GRETA VAN FLEET's November 12 concert at AFAS Live in Amsterdam, Netherlands can be seen below. A new song from GRETA VAN FLEET, "Always There", was released in September. The track was originally recorded for inclusion on the band's debut album, last year's "Anthem Of The Peaceful Army", but it was ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces 'Deep Dive' Spring 2020 Tour

SHINEDOWN has announced the "Shinedown: Deep Dive Tour", an intimate run of spring 2020 dates that will see the band diving into its extensive catalog to perform an array of deep cuts and B-sides along with their biggest hits. Kicking off April 15 in Chattanooga, Tennessee and wrapping May 19 in Las Vegas, Nevada, the ...

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Here's A New Photo Of EDDIE VAN HALEN With TOOL's ADAM JONES

A photo of Eddie Van Halen and TOOL guitarist Adam Jones at the band's October 21 concert at Staples Center in Los Angeles can be seen below. The picture was posted on Instagram by Eddie's former brother-in-law, Patrick Bertinelli, who maintains a close friendship with the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist. A day after the TOOL ...

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Former DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist BART WALSH Dies At 56

Former David Lee Roth guitarist Bart Walsh has died at the age of 56. According to Bart's family, the cause of his death was gastrointestinal bleed and dehydration. Ex-MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman John Corabi paid tribute to Bart on social media, writing: "R.I.P. Bart Walsh ....A great guy, talented guitar player, and ...

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TESTAMENT, Ex-OBSCURA Bassists Team Up In QUADVIUM

American bass player Steve DiGiorgio (TESTAMENT, SADUS, DEATH) and Dutch bass player Jeroen Paul Thesseling (SALAZH TRIO, OBSCURA, PESTILENCE), globally renowned for their fretless signature playing, have teamed up to work on a brand new world-fusion-metal group named QUADVIUM. They have been joined by talented Dutch fusion-metal drummer Yuma Van Eekelen (OUR OCEANS, EXIVIOUS, PESTILENCE). ...

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