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EXHORDER Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist VINNIE LABELLA

New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER have parted ways with founding guitarist Vinnie LaBella. The remaining members of the group have issued a statement saying that they will fulfill their "touring and recording obligations for 2020 and beyond." "EXHORDER and guitarist Vinnie LaBella have mutually agreed to part ways," the statement reads. "We wish the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Brings 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour To San Francisco Bay Area: Pro-Shot Video Of Entire Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of MACHINE HEAD's February 21 hometown concert at at The Fox Theater in Oakland, California can be seen below. The North American leg of MACHINE HEAD's 25th-anniversary tour for the band's debut album, "Burn My Eyes", kicked off in Phoenix on January 16 and will wrap up tonight (Saturday, February 22) ...

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ADRIAN SMITH On IRON MAIDEN's Three-Guitar Formation: 'If We Had Three YNGWIE MALMSTEENs, There Would Have Been A Fight After Five Minutes'

Chris Jericho of "Talk Is Jericho" recently conducted an interview with guitarist Adrian Smith of British metal legends IRON MAIDEN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "energy" that is often found at an IRON MAIDEN concert: Adrian: "It's a different energy now because it's ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'From The Vault' In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "From The Vault" on April 10 via Rat Pak Records. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased songs from the Mike Howe era, including four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band's fan favorite classic "Conductor", The ...

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RATT To Be Featured In New GEICO Commercial

According to Metal Sludge, RATT will be featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. Geico has been running a number of hilarious commercials lately, and the RATT spot sounds like it will be another winner. The upcoming commercial will reportedly feature a woman calling an exterminator ...

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Video Premiere: JOE SATRIANI's 'Nineteen Eighty'

Joe Satriani's new video for "Nineteen Eighty", the first single from his forthcoming studio album, "Shapeshifting", can be seen below. The clip was shot and directed by Satriani's son, ZZ Satriani, who also filmed, edited, directed and produced the critically acclaimed documentary film "Beyond The Supernova" in addition to work with Sammy Hagar. Set in ...

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Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Announce 2020 'Van Tour'

Congratulations: You're old! You've been going to see FOO FIGHTERS shows for 25 years now! What better way to celebrate than joining the band in commemorating its silver anniversary in some of the same cities where the first FF shows took place in 1995? Beginning April 12 at the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, ...

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THE BLACK CROWES' CHRIS ROBINSON: 'I've Apologized To RICH About Being Negative And Being Horrible'

Brothers Chris and Rich Robinson spoke to Planet Rock's "My Planet Rocks" about their 46-date summer tour, marking THE BLACK CROWES' first shows together since 2013. The group will perform its multi-platinum 1990 debut album "Shake Your Money Maker" in its entirety, along with a smattering of other hits and favorites. THE BLACK CROWES officially ...

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PAUL STANLEY Weighs In On Latest Celebrity Trend: Face Tattoos

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has weighed in on the latest celebrity trend: face tattoos. While notable figures like Mike Tyson and Tekashi 6ix9ine have sported face tats in the past, recent months have seen more stars than ever tatting their cheeks and foreheads, including rapper Post Malone and model Amber Rose. On Sunday (February 16), ...

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MACHINE HEAD Cancels Pontiac Concert Due To Flu, Strep Throat

MACHINE HEAD has been forced to cancel its concert tonight (Friday, February 14) at The Crofoot in Pontiac, Michigan as a result of both frontman Robb Flynn and guitarist Logan Mader suffering from the flu and strep throat. In addition, Flynn has been diagnosed with the early stage of pneumonia. Says the band: "We will ...

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Listen To New MACHINE HEAD Song 'Circle The Drain'

MACHINE HEAD has just released a new standalone single called "Circle The Drain". The track, which features guest drumming by Navene Koperweis (ENTHEOS, WHITECHAPEL, ANIMALS AS LEADERS, ANIMOSITY), can be streamed below. The song was once again produced by guitarist/vocalist Robb Flynn and co-produced by Zach Ohren (ALL SHALL PERISH, SUICIDE SILENCE) at Sharkbite Studios ...

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THE BLACK CROWES' CHRIS And RICH ROBINSON Launch BROTHERS OF A FEATHER Acoustic Tour In London: Video, Setlist

THE BLACK CROWES' Chris and Rich Robinson launched a short acoustic tour under the BROTHERS OF A FEATHER banner last night (Wednesday, February 12) at Omeara in London, England. The 13-song set included three songs from THE BLACK CROWES' "Shake Your Money Maker" album, as well as select cuts from "The Southern Harmony And Musical ...

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Watch TOMMY LEE Play A College Professor On 'The Goldbergs'

Tommy Lee, producer, author, drummer and founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, will make a special guest starring appearance on tonight's episode of the ABC-TV hit comedy "The Goldbergs". MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Home Sweet Home" is also the musical tribute for this episode. In the episode titled "Preventa Mode", Barry Goldberg (Troy Gentile) takes his attractive college ...

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New MACHINE HEAD Song 'Circle The Drain' To Arrive This Friday

The second in a series of videos documenting the making of the new MACHINE HEAD song called "Circle The Drain" can be seen below. The full track will be released as a standalone single this coming Friday, February 14. A YouTube description of the clip reads as follows: "Jared [MacEachern, bass] and Robb [Flynn, guitar/vocals] ...

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Watch IN THIS MOMENT's MARIA BRINK Perform RADIOHEAD, BILLIE EILISH Covers During First-Ever Solo Concert

IN THIS MOMENT frontwoman Maria Brink performed her first-ever solo piano lounge set on this year's ShipRocked, which set sail February 1-February 6, 2020 onboard Carnival Valor, departing from New Orleans, Louisiana with stops in Key West, Florida and Cozumel on Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula. Brink's appearance included renditions of songs by RADIOHEAD, Billie Eilish and ...

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