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SCORPIONS Have Recorded Two New Songs For Best-Of-Ballads Compilation

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS have just finished recording a couple of new songs for a forthcoming compilation album that will collect the most popular of their ballad-type material. "There's a best-of-ballads album coming out with Sony Music later this year, in the fall," SCORPIONS singer Klaus Meine said during yesterday's (Tuesday, September 12) SiriusXM ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist On Split With Drummer JAMES KOTTAK: 'You Can't Really Count On Somebody Who Is Not Stable'

In a brand new interview with "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon", Rudolf Schenker spoke about the addition of former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee to the SCORPIONS ranks. Last September, the Swedish musician was named as a permanent replacement for SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band during his well-publicized his battle ...

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MEGADETH Made Its Best Records Under Pressure

Tristan Pratt conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and guitarist Kiko Loureiro at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival, which was held August 9-12 at Catton Hall, Walton-On-Trent, West Midlands, United Kingdom. You can watch the chat below. Asked about the overwhelmingly positive response to MEGADETH's latest album, 2016's "Dystopia", Ellefson ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON: Current MEGADETH Lineup 'Feels Like A New Band'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has confirmed that the band is contemplating returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band recently toured North America with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas this fall as the support act for German hard rock ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform In Tilburg, Netherlands

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's August 15 performance at 013 Poppodium in Tilburg, Netherlands can be seen below. MEGADETH recently completed a North American tour with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Charlottesville Violence: 'Some People Have Devolved Back Into Animals'

MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine has commented on last Saturday's events in Charlottesville, Virginia, where one woman was killed, two Virginia state troopers died, and nineteen others were injured during a white nationalists' rally and a gathering of counter protesters. President Donald Trump placed blame for the violence on "both sides," the white supremacists and the ...

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MIKKEY DEE Says Playing With SCORPIONS Was 'A Big, Big Challenge'

Former MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee says that joining the SCORPIONS last year was a big challenge. Last September, the Swedish musician was named as a permanent replacement for SCORPIONS' longtime drummer James Kottak, who was dismissed from the band during his well-publicized his battle with alcoholism. Dee had spent a few months filling in for ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist MATTHIAS JABS On Key To Group's Longevity: 'We Don't Sound Like An Oldies Band'

Jackie Donovan of Classic Hits Q101.7 recently conducted an interview with SCORPIONS guitarist Matthias Jabs. You can listen to the full chat in three parts below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On SCORPIONS' longevity and continued relevance: Matthias: "I think internally speaking, a band needs to be a band in the sense of, ...

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SCORPIONS Guitarist Speaks Out Against TRUMP's Proposed U.S.-Mexico Wall: 'Building Borders Is Not The Answer'

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has spoken out against President Donald Trump's plan to construct a wall between the U.S. and Mexico, saying that "building borders is not the answer." A cornerstone of Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the wall's effectiveness has been questioned by many, with some describing it as "limited at best " and "impractical ...

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METALLICA Pays Homage To 'Pasadena Boys' VAN HALEN With 'Runnin' With The Devil' Cover (Video)

METALLICA performed an abbreviated cover version of VAN HALEN's classic song "Runnin' With The Devil" Saturday night (July 29) at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. The one-minute nod to the hometown band saw METALLICA frontman James Hetfield attempting to replicate those iconic David Lee Roth screams, much to the delight of the packed stadium. ...

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Watch MEGADETH's Entire Concert In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's entire July 25 concert at Stadium Live in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Hangar 18 02. The Threat Is Real 03. Wake Up Dead 04. In My Darkest Hour 05. Skin O' My Teeth 06. She-Wolf 07. Trust 08. Fatal Illusion 09. ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says His MEGADETH Bandmates Submit Songwriting Ideas To Management And Label First

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine was recently interviewed by Meltdown of the Detroit, Michigan radio station WRIF. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked when fans can expect to hear MEGADETH's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album, Mustaine said: "We did start talking about scheduling the next record last night. We're looking at November, December ...

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Watch MEGADETH Perform In Philadelphia

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH's June 27 performance at The Fillmore in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania can be seen below. MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with MESHUGGAH and will ...

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MEGADETH To Return To Studio In October Or November

MEGADETH is planning on returning to the studio at the end of the year to begin work on the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. The Dave Mustaine-fronted band is currently touring North America with MESHUGGAH and will play arenas later in the year as the support act for German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS. Speaking to ...

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