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HELMET's PAGE HAMILTON Says VAN HALEN's 'Hot For Teacher' Is 'Maybe The Greatest MTV Music Video Ever Made'

HELMET's Page Hamilton has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying VAN HALEN's music was unlike anything he had ever heard before. Hamilton discussed his appreciation for the innovative VAN HALEN axeman, who died from cancer on October 6 at age 65, during an interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast. He said (hear ...

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NIGHT RANGER's BRAD GILLIS Talks Guitar Collecting, Wildfire Dangers, And Using RICK SPRINGFIELD To Cut A Deal On A Harley

NIGHT RANGER guitarist Brad Gillis recently spoke to "Side Jams"host Bryan Reesman about his passion for collecting guitars and his love for motorcycle riding. The 35-minute conversation, which can be heard below, covered how he got into collecting, what he looks for, how he acquired his signature '62 Stratocaster and developed ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT: Video Of Entire Helsinki Concert

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, played its second concert ever Saturday night (October 24) at Tavastia in Helsinki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the 17-song show, which consisted entirely of CHILDREN OF BODOM material, can be seen below. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Performs Live For First Time (Video)

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the new band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, made its live debut Friday night (October 23) at Rytmikorjaamo in Seinäjoki, Finland. Fan-filmed video footage of the 17-song concert, which consisted entirely of CHILDREN OF BODOM material, can be seen below. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri Väyrynen, ...

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SOILWORK Announces 'A Whisp Of The Atlantic' EP

Swedish metallers SOILWORK will release a new EP, "A Whisp Of The Atlantic". on December 4 via Nuclear Blast. The official music for the first single from the effort, "The Nothingness And The Devil", can be seen below. Guitarist David Andersson states: "'The Nothingness And The Devil' is a song about how the old concept ...

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Hard To Kill - RAGING SPEEDHORN

What the world needs right now is a new RAGING SPEEDHORN album. The world probably doesn't realize it yet, not least because the Corby bruisers had their greatest triumphs in the UK, but when nothing else but riffs and screaming make sense, "Hard To Kill" definitely sounds like the antidote to something. For the uninitiated, ...

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REX BROWN's Co-Writer Once Again Disputes Ex-PANTERA's Bassist's Claim About 'Official Truth, 101 Proof' Book

The co-writer of Rex Brown's memoir has once again disputed the former PANTERA bassist's claim that the book contains passages that were published without Rex's consent. Four years after "Official Truth, 101 Proof: The Inside Story Of Pantera" was released in 2013, Brown was publicly critical of the way his autobiography turned out, saying in ...

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ANGUS YOUNG Says It Was 'Pretty Easy' To Get BRIAN JOHNSON, CLIFF WILLIAMS And PHIL RUDD Back In AC/DC For 'Power Up' Album

AC/DC will release its long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and Williams both left in 2016 for health reasons; and Rudd was sidelined in ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases Music Video For New Version Of 'The Perfect World' Feat. Japanese Singer ALFAKYUN

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the official music video for the new version of his song "The Perfect World". The reworked track features guest vocals by Japanese pop singer Alfakyun and is included on Marty's new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", which is being released today (Wednesday, October 21) in Japan. According to ...

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CLUTCH: 'The Obelisk' Box Set To Be Released This Weekend

After many delays due to the ongoing pandemic, CLUTCH's "The Obelisk" is finally scheduled to hit stores on Saturday, October 24 for the third drop of Record Store Day. The box set is comprised of all of CLUTCH's Weathermaker Music vinyl releases. There are six double LPs, three 12" LPs, and three 12" picture discs ...

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Video: QUIET RIOT Plays First Concert After FRANKIE BANALI's Death

Fan-filmed video footage of QUIET RIOT's first concert after drummer Frankie Banali's death can be seen below. The group, which now features drummer Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE), played on October 9 at at the Grand Stage Amphitheater near Urich, Missouri. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Offers Visually Stunning Social Commentary Via 'Living The Dream' Music Video

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has released the third official video from its current album, "F8", for the track "Living The Dream", which is currently climbing the rock charts. Shot in Los Angeles, California last month, the clip is rife with symbolism and implicit social commentary. Having conceptualized the tongue-in-cheek idea for the video, FIVE FINGER ...

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ACE FREHLEY: BRUCE KULICK Blows TOMMY THAYER Off The Stage

Ace Frehley spoke to "That Jamieson Show" about Bruce Kulick's guest appearance on "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to Ace's 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the ex-KISS guitarist. "A lot of think I might not be friends with Bruce Kulick," Ace said (see video below). I've been friends with Bruce for 20 years. ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Praises Supreme Court Nominee AMY CONEY BARRETT: 'Absolute Genius'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER has praised Amy Coney Barrett, recently nominated to the Supreme Court, for answering questions during confirmation hearings "with poise, grace, patience, humility and intelligence." While some Democrats have bashed Barrett for being an extremist because of her Catholic faith and for previously criticizing abortion and a Supreme Court ...

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