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NITA STRAUSS Plays JASON BECKER's Prototype 'Numbers' Guitar During ALICE COOPER Concert In Boston (Video)

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, got to play Jason Becker's prototype Peavey "Numbers" guitar for one song during Cooper's concert last night (Tuesday, September 21) at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier today, Nita shared an Instagram video of her playing the guitar, and she wrote ...

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KREATOR Begins Recording New Album With Producer ARTHUR RIZK

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have entered Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2022 release. Helming the sessions is Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP and SOULFLY, among others. On Monday (September 20), KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza shared a ...

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DRAGONFORCE Releases Music Video For 'Troopers Of The Stars', Announces Fall 2022 European Tour

DRAGONFORCE has launched a new video for "Troopers Of The Stars", a song from 2019's "Extreme Power Metal" album. Inspired by the movie "Starship Troopers", "Troopers Of The Stars" was filmed before the pandemic with a large-scale production, directed by Roboshobo (a.k.a. Robert Schober), in Los Angeles, California. DRAGONFORCE comments: "The long-awaited 'Troopers Of The ...

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SKID ROW's New Album To Arrive In Spring 2022

SKID ROW is continuing work on its long-awaited new album for a tentative early 2022 release via earMUSIC. Bassist Rachel Bolan offered an update on the progress of the recording sessions for the LP in an Instagram video message on Monday (August 23). He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I'm on my way to the ...

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Watch SKID ROW Perform At IOWA STATE FAIR

Fan-filmed video footage of SKID ROW's August 15 performance at the Iowa State Fair in Des Moines, Iowa can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Shabby Trick"). Earlier this month, SKID ROW celebrated the 30th anniversary of its classic second album, "Slave To The Grind", by performing it in its entirety at The Amphitheater ...

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KREATOR Joined By CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH For 'Betrayer' Performance At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR were joined by CRADLE OF FILTH's Dani Filth for a performance of the song "Betrayer" during their August 14 appearance at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Park, Walton-on-Trent, United Kingdom. Fan-filmed video footage of Dani's performance can be seen below. Earlier this year, KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza revealed ...

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MASTODON's BRANN DAILOR Pays Tribute To JOEY JORDISON: He Was 'A Total Sweetheart' Whose 'Influence Is Felt In Many Different Genres'

MASTODON's Brann Dailor has paid tribute to Joey Jordison, saying the late SLIPKNOT drummer was "a total sweetheart" whose "influence is felt in many different genres." Jordison's family confirmed that he passed away "peacefully in his sleep" on July 26 of an unspecified cause. He was 46 years old. Dailor discussed Jordison's passing during a ...

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JOEY JORDISON's SINSAENUM Bandmates: 'We Did Everything In Our Power To Help And Couldn't Get Through To Him'

Joey Jordison's SINSAENUM bandmates have paid tribute to the recently deceased SLIPKNOT drummer, saying "his love and passion for music was unmatched" and calling him "one of the most influential" musicians in the extreme metal genre. Jordison's family confirmed that he passed away "peacefully in his sleep" on July 26 of an unspecified cause. He ...

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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER On JOEY JORDISON's Death: 'It's A Great Loss For All Of Us'

In a brand new interview with Knotfest.com's "Talk Toomey" podcast, SEPULTURA's Andreas Kisser reflected on the recent passing of former SLIPKNOT drummer Joey Jordison. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I had the privilege to work very closely with Joey and [late SLIPKNOT bassist] Paul Gray on the 'Roadrunner United' album and party that was ...

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RACHEL BOLAN Says Producer NICK RASKULINECZ Has Brought SKID ROW Back To Band's Roots: 'I'm Very Excited About It'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches with Ryan Roxie" video podcast, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're fortunate enough to work with a producer named Nick Raskulinecz. And I'm ...

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JASON BECKER's Three Most Important Guitars Sell For $230,000

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, sold three of his most important and rare guitars for a total of $230,000 at on online auction. These guitars are being sold as part of a fundraiser, co-organized by DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li, to provide funds for Jason's ...

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Watch Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Play JASON BECKER's 'Perpetual Burn' On JASON's Original Hurricane Guitar

A video of former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick playing the Jason Becker song "Perpetual Burn" on Jason's white, 22-fret Hurricane guitar can be seen below. The instrument, pictured on the cover of CACOPHONY's genre-defining "Speed Metal Symphony" and used to record Becker's groundbreaking solo album "Perpetual Burn", is one of three rare guitars being offered ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Former SKID ROW Singer JOHNNY SOLINGER

Michael Sweet (STRYPER), Todd Kerns (SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS), Rachel Bolan (SKID ROW) and Scotti Hill (SKID ROW) are among the rockers who have reacted to the passing of Johnny Solinger, SKID ROW's longest-tenured singer. The Arkansas-born rocker died on Saturday (June 26) at the age of 55. Solinger joined SKID ROW ...

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