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MOTÖRHEAD's 'Bomber' 40th Anniversary Celebrated With AIRFIX's Model Bomber

The striking album artwork for iconic heavy-metal band MOTÖRHEAD's 1979 "Bomber" album was carefully created by illustrator Adrian Chesterman. Lemmy, "Fast" Eddie Clark and Phil "Philthy Animal" Taylor are shown inside the cockpit of a Heinkel in the Blitz. Lemmy, himself a collector of WWII memorabilia, insisted the plane be German. Chesterman explains: "I suggested ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER On Brother RUDOLF: He 'Completely Distorted My Personality As An Icon By Using The Flying V Himself'

Guitarist Michael Schenker (UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, SCORPIONS) recently spoke with Alex Haber of Heavy New York. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the religious imagery in the cover art of the new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST album, "Revelation": Michael: "The whole ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On His 'Eclectic' Career Path: 'I've Pretty Much Just Done Whatever The Hell I Want To Do'

Guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his reaction when people call him the greatest lead guitarist in thrash metal history: Marty: "You never get tired of hearing that people ...

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LARS ULRICH Says METALLICA's Concerts With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY Are 'An Opportunity For New Discoveries'

METALLICA will perform a pair of shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors, on Friday, September 6, and Sunday, September 8. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, mark the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's ...

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TOM KEIFER: 'Touching The Divine' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for "Touching The Divine", a new solo song from CINDERELLA frontman Tom Keifer, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming second solo album, "Rise", which will be released on September 13 via Cleopatra Records. Timing, as the saying goes, is everything. And when you're a career artist ...

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QUEEN Jigsaw Puzzles Due In October

U.K.'s Zee Productions will release four classic QUEEN album covers as 500-piece jigsaws next month. "News Of The World", "A Night At The Opera", "A Day At The Races" and "Queen II" will be made available on October 18. The iconic art of some of rock's most influential and highly regarded albums is presented in ...

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LEE AARON To Release 'Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll' Live Album

Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron will release the first official live album of her long career exclusively on September 20 via Metalville Records. "Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll" was recorded during Aaron's 2017 German tour at the concerts in Balingen and Nuremberg and will be released as a CD-DVD set in digipak. In addition to ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: 'Songs The Night Sings' Video

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, will release its second album, "Songs The Night Sings", on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen, who has previously worked with VOLBEAT and AMARANTHE, among ...

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The Nothing - KORN

Twenty-five years ago, few rock pundits would have predicted with confidence that KORN were destined for a lengthy career. As the band have admitted themselves on numerous occasions, the intensity of their early days partying was very nearly enough to derail the whole enterprise. Consequently, the Californians' subsequent longevity and current status as alternative metal's ...

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Fear Inoculum - TOOL

Art-metal legends TOOL took their time between releases in the past. There were three to five-year-long interims between TOOL's albums from 1993's "Undertow" through 2006's "10,000 Days". Yet, since that last release, there has been a whopping 13-year wait for fans. Finally, frontman Maynard James Keenan, drummer Danny Carey, guitarist Adam Jones and bassist Justin ...

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Talviyö - SONATA ARCTICA

Nearly 20 years on from the release of their now-revered debut album "Ecliptica", SONATA ARCTICA are a permanent fixture in power metal's upper tier, both in terms of popularity and critical acclaim. Getting jaded metal hacks to say nice things about yet another big, shiny power metal record is never an easy task, but frontman ...

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SODOM To Release 'Out Of The Frontline Trench' EP In November

German thrash metal veterans SODOM will release a new EP, "Out Of The Frontline Trench", on November 22 via SPV/Steamhammer. The effort contains three brand new tracks as well as new recordings (studio and live) of two SODOM classics. The close relationship between a metal band and its fans can be measured by — among ...

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GEORGE LYNCH: DONALD TRUMP Is An 'Idiotic Monster' And 'Complete Piece Of S**t' Who 'Doesn't Know Anything'

DOKKEN guitar legend George Lynch has slammed President Donald Trump, calling the billionaire real estate mogul an "idiotic monster" and an "egotistical, self-aggrandizing, complete piece of shit" who "doesn't know anything." The iconic musician, who has previously called himself a "very progressive person" and "liberal in [his] politics," made his latest comments during an interview ...

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GEEZER BUTLER's Wife To Be Honored At LAST CHANCE FOR ANIMALS' 35th-Anniversary Fundraising Gala

Gloria Butler, music manager and wife of BLACK SABBATH's Geezer Butler, will be honored at international non-profit Last Chance for Animals' (LCA) star-studded 35th-anniversary fundraising gala, set to take place on Saturday, October 19 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. The "Glamorous Hollywood Night"-themed event honors prominent individuals who have made a ...

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Watch SLIPKNOT Perform In Holmdel During 'Knotfest Roadshow' Tour

Fan-filmed video footage of SLIPKNOT's August 30 performance at PNC Bank Center in Holmdel, New Jersey can be seen below. SLIPKNOT's "Knotfest Roadshow" headline tour of North America kicked off on July 26 in Mountain View, California at Shoreline Amphitheater and will continue through September 8 where it will conclude with a performance at Cynthia ...

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CHILDREN OF BODOM Bassist On Response To 'Hexed' Album: 'Surprisingly, We Got A Lot Of Positive Feedback'

CHILDREN OF BODOM bassist Henkka Seppälä (a.k.a. Henkka T. Blacksmith) spoke to Kaaos TV about the fan response to the band's tenth studio album, "Hexed", which came out in March via Nulcear Blast Records. "Well, surprisingly, we got a lot of positive feedback," he said (see video below). We haven't been expecting any positive feedback ...

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