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SOUNDGARDEN Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

The surviving members of SOUNDGARDEN have paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. SOUNDGARDEN was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: The Chris Cornell-fronted outfit's take on "Homicidal Suicidal" was released in 1992 as ...

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KING DIAMOND Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

Danish heavy metal singer King Diamond has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. Earlier today, King took to his social media to write: "Sad news that one of my true heroes, Burke Shelley, has left us. "I had the ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To BUDGIE's BURKE SHELLEY

METALLICA's Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to vocalist/bassist Burke Shelley of legendary Welsh rockers BUDGIE who died on Monday, January 10 at the age of 71. METALLICA was one of several high-profile groups who covered BUDGIE classics over the years: "Crash Course In Brain Surgery" appeared on 1987's "Garage Days Re-Revisited", and "Breadfan" was the ...

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New MEGADETH Album Will Include A Cover Song, Says DAVE MUSTAINE

During a recent episode of his Gimme Radio program "The Dave Mustaine Show", the MEGADETH leader offered an update on the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album. He said (hear audio below): "Lyrics, all done. Singing, almost all done. Guitar solos, in the process. And all the other ...

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BUDGIE's TONY BOURGE: New Biography And CD Due In November

BUDGIE guitarist Tony Bourge's biography, "Rocking Man - With An Axe To Grind", will be released in mid-November. This book tells the story of Bourge, focusing on both the musical and life journeys of this highly respected, much-loved — and forever-humble — guitarist and man. Bourge teamed up with bass-playing partner in crime Burke Shelley ...

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RETURN OF THE COMET Feat. Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members: Video Of First-Ever Concert

RETURN OF THE COMET, the new band featuring former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) along with ex-ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner, performed live for the first time last night (Friday, April 5) at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members Rejoin Forces In RETURN OF THE COMET

Former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) have joined forces with former ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner in RETURN OF THE COMET. Original KISS guitarist Ace Frehley, Regan and world-renowned drummer Anton Fig formed FREHLEY'S COMET in 1984. The band went on to sell well over ...

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Former BUDGIE Guitarist JOHN THOMAS Dies

John Thomas, former guitarist for the Welsh hard rock band BUDGIE, passed away last night, shortly after being admitted to hospital with pneumonia. He was 63 years old. His death was confirmed by the band's longtime drummer Steve Williams who broke the news on Facebook. Williams wrote: "My friend and fellow BUDGIE band member John ...

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MEGADETH: 'Dystopia' Title Track Available For Streaming

The title track of MEGADETH's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia", can be streamed below. Due on January 22, 2016, the follow-up to 2013's "Super Collider" was recorded last year in Nashville, Tennessee and was produced by MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine. The CD was mixed by Josh Wilbur, who has previously worked with LAMB OF GOD, ...

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MEGADETH Releases 'The Threat Is Real' Animated Video

MEGADETH's animated video for the new song "The Threat Is Real" can be seen below. The track was released last month as a 12-inch single as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort also includes the title cut and a cover of FEAR's "Foreign Policy", both of which are taken from ...

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Listen To New MEGADETH Song 'The Threat Is Real' (Audio)

MEGADETH's 12-inch single, "The Threat Is Real", will be released this week as part of Record Store Day's annual Black Friday bonanza. The effort will include the title track and a cover of FEAR's "Foreign Policy", both of which are taken from MEGADETH's forthcoming fifteenth studio album, "Dystopia". "The Threat Is Real" is now available ...

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