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PHIL DEMMEL Says 'Only ROBB FLYNN' Wanted To Include 'Bastards' Song On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that "Bastards", the folk-driven, political song which appears on the band's latest album "Catharsis", would have been better suited for a Robb Flynn solo project. Originally released as an acoustic version on YouTube, "Bastards" is based on a conversation about white supremacy Robb had with his sons around ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Says Some Of 'Super Collider' Songs Did Not Work Live

In a brand new interview with "The Robbcast Podcast", MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He responded (hear audio below): "We've been individually writing, submitting stuff. We've been working remotely on putting — [I've been home] here in Arizona putting ...

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Here Is A Photo Of GENE SIMMONS Wearing A Skull Prosthetic

KISS bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons has shared a photo of him wearing a skull prosthetic for a movie he co-produced in 2017 called "Armed Response", with Wesley Snipes starring. According to USA Today, the thriller cast the "Passenger 57" and "Demolition Man" star as the leader of a team of special-forces soldiers investigating mysterious goings-on at ...

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DAVE 'SNAKE' SABO Reveals What SKID ROW Learned From DEF LEPPARD

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the making of the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why "Skid Row" was recorded in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Snake: "The ...

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SANCTUARY's JOSEPH MICHAEL: 'I'm In No Way A Replica' Of WARREL DANE

SANCTUARY vocalist Joseph Michael has confirmed that the band is continuing work on material for a new full-length album, "Transmutation", tentatively due in 2020. On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already ...

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BENEDICTION Rejoined By Singer DAVE INGRAM

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been rejoined by vocalist Dave Ingram (formerly of BOLT THROWER). Ingram's return to BENEDICTION comes two months after the departure of the band's previous singer, Dave Hunt. Hunt's schedule had become increasingly congested with his commitments to both BENEDICTION and ANAAL NATHRAKH, as well as his relentless studies ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Was 'Pissed' That RHINO Remastered Debut Album For 'Deluxe' Digital Reissue

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the album with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether, 30 years later, he'd change anything about the album: Snake: "I think there's ...

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NICKO MCBRAIN On Joining IRON MAIDEN In 1982: 'I Was In The Right Place At The Right Time'

Tapped to replace Clive Burr in 1982 after touring activities for "Number Of The Beast" concluded, drummer Nicko McBrain brought a degree of finesse and technicality that was largely missing from IRON MAIDEN's early output. Whereas Burr was often lauded for his heavy-handed, punk-oriented style, McBrain was largely the opposite, playing with a degree of ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON Perform MEGADETH Classics In Waterbury During 'Basstory - More Life With Deth' Tour

Video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson's July 11 "Basstory - More Life With Deth" performance at Shamrock Pub and Grill in Waterbury, Connecticut can be seen below. The "Basstory - More Life With Deth" shows feature a question-and-answer session/discussion with co-author and partner Thom Hazaert about Ellefson's memoir, "More Life With Deth", and a ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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Watch SUM 41 Perform METALLICA Medley At SiriusXM Studios

SUM 41 recently performed a METALLICA medley live at the SiriusXM studios. Video of the five-minute medley, consisting of the songs "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Enter Sandman" and "Master Of Puppets", can be seen below. In a 2017 interview with No Future, SUM 41 frontman Deryck Whibley professed his love for METALLICA, saying: "They ...

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EUROPE Has 'Started Talking About' Making New Album

EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that he and his bandmates have "started talking about" making the follow-up to 2017' "Walk The Earth" album. "Everybody is collecting ideas individually," he said (see video below). "And that's how we start. And sometimes we start something we call the 'Sunday club,' where every ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION: 'Death Atlas' Cover Artwork Unveiled

San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION will release their new album, titled "Death Atlas", on November 29 via Metal Blade Records. The disc was once again recorded at Denver's Flatline Audio with producer Dave Otero. Vocalist Travis Ryan comments: "We have crafted what we feel is our strongest album to date and we are really ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Manifest Reality'

"Manifest Reality", the new video from Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Awakening", which will be released on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. SACRED REICH's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA ...

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CHERIE CURRIE Looks Back On THE RUNAWAYS' 'Cherry Bomb'

Former THE RUNAWAYS singer Cherie Currie recently spoke to "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" about the band's classic song "Cherry Bomb", which was written by RUNAWAYS manager Kim Fowley and guitarist Joan Jett for the group's self-titled debut album. The title is a play on Cherie's name, who was just 16 when this song was ...

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New Photo Of DAVE MUSTAINE In Pre-Production For MEGADETH's 16th Studio Album

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has uploaded a new Instagram photo of frontman Dave Mustaine working in pre-production on the band's upcoming 16th studio album. The sessions for the disc are taking place in Franklin, Tennessee with co-producer Chris Rakestraw, who previously worked on 2016's "Dystopia" album. Dirk wrote in an accompanying caption: "@davemustaine doing what ...

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