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Who Is A More Underrated Drummer: PETER CRISS Or RINGO STARR?

During a recent appearance on "Another FN Podcast With Izzy Presley", Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Roy Mayorga (STONE SOUR), Paul Gargano (Metal Edge) and radio personality Eddie Trunk debated the first three KISS albums. You can now watch the discussion below. Asked for an opinion on who the more ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: Why I Am Still Performing ACCEPT Songs

Five years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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EPICA Releases Music Video For 'Skeleton Key'

Dutch symphonic metallers EPICA have released the official music video for the song "Skeleton Key". The track is taken from the band's new album, "Omega", which is being released today (Friday, February 26) via Nuclear Blast. The follow-up to 2016's "The Holographic Principle" was once again produced by Joost Van Den Broek (POWERWOLF, AYREON) in ...

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SABATON Is Back With New Single 'Livgardet'

Swedish heavy metal titans SABATON have released the official music video for their new single, "Livgardet". The band's first new music since 2019's "The Great War" is a Swedish-language song which honors the Swedish Royal Guards first established in the year 1521. "Since 2012 and 'Carolus Rex', we have been looking forward to writing more ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Is Working On Painting Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen, who has been expressing himself in recent years through his artwork, is working on a painting of late VAN HALEN guitarist Eddie Van Halen. The Van Halen piece is apparently part of Allen's "Legends" series, which consists of lifelike-yet-impressionistic portraits of musicians who have influenced him, from Jimi Hendrix to ...

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DAVID COVERDALE Says Proposed COVERDALE PAGE Reissue Will Likely Include New Music From Him And JIMMY PAGE

David Coverdale has offered an update on the proposed 30th-anniversary re-release of his collaboration with Jimmy Page. The well-received COVERDALE PAGE set was recorded in several studios on both sides of the Atlantic over the winter of 1991-92 before it was finally released in March 1993. Asked during a February 18 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk ...

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Hear HALESTORM's Cover Of THE WHO's 'Long Live Rock'

HALESTORM's cover version of THE WHO's "Long Live Rock" can be streamed below. The song was recorded in connection with the upcoming film "Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos", which will premiere worldwide on March 12 as a Watch Now @ Home Cinema Release via global distributor Abramorama. "Long Live Rock…Celebrate The Chaos" is a deep ...

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CARLOS CAVAZO On QUIET RIOT Continuing Without Any Members Of Classic Lineup: 'I Think It's Stupid For Somebody To Do That'

Former QUIET RIOT guitarist Carlos Cavazo says that "it's stupid" for the band to continue without drummer Frankie Banali. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", died last August after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. In September, QUIET RIOT announced that it would carry on ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: 'He Asked For Paternity Leave And Just Hasn't Come Back'

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has once again denied that Scott Rockenfield is officially out of the band, saying the drummer asked for paternity leave almost four years ago and just never came back. Last month, Rockenfield shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn't performed with ...

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Watch WOLFGANG VAN HALEN's MAMMOTH WVH Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Distance' On 'Today' Show

Wolfgang Van Halen's solo band, MAMMOTH WVH, performed an acoustic version of its song first single, "Distance", on "Today" show this morning (Friday, February). The band comprised of Wolfgang Van Halen (guitars/vocals), Ronnie Ficarro (bass/vocals), Jon Jourdan (guitars/vocals), Frank Sidoris (guitars) and Garret Whitlock (drums) played the track which was written as a tribute to ...

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Watch LAMB OF GOD's Music Video For 'Ghost Shaped People'

LAMB OF GOD will issue a three-disc deluxe edition of last year's critically acclaimed self-titled album featuring the full record with two bonus tracks and a live version of the album, along with a DVD performance of "Lamb Of God" on March 26 via Epic Records. The official music video for the disc's single "Ghost ...

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