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LARS ULRICH Looks Ahead To METALLICA's 40th Anniversary: 'Hopefully We're Just Getting Started'

In a recent video chat with Rob Dietrich, the new master distiller of METALLICA's Blackened American Whiskey, drummer Lars Ulrich reflected on the band's nearly four-decade existence ahead of METALLICA's 40th anniversary. "It always feels like we're just getting started," Lars said (see video below). "Forty fucking years! Yeah, it's crazy. We're in 2020 here, ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Listen To Re-Energized Cover Of 'Evil'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — will release its debut album, "American Made", on June 12 via Napalm Records. The 10-track homage to some of rock ...

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TOOL Frontman Says He's Hopeful For The Future

TOOL frontman Maynard James Keenan says that he is hopeful about the future despite the fact that the coronavirus pandemic has exposed deep gaps in our economy and society. Keenan explained to Apple Music's Zane Lowe: "I feel like we're going to go through a lot of changes; we're going to go through a lot ...

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DENNIS DEYOUNG: 'I Want One Last Tour' With STYX

Ex-STYX vocalist and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung has once again said that he wants to reunite with his former bandmates for one final tour. DeYoung, the voice behind such STYX classics as "Come Sail Away", "Best Of Times", "Pieces Of Eight" and "Babe", spoke about his previous group while chatting with Steve King of the Albany, ...

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Watch METALLICA's Entire August 1983 Chicago Concert

METALLICA has posted another video as part of its new concert series, "#MetallicaMondays", where the band is streaming a complete live show for fans on the group's YouTube channel and on Facebook every week. The latest concert to be shared was recorded on August 12, 1983 at the Metro in Chicago, Illinois. The concert footage ...

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TOOL Guitarist Shares Early Version Of 'Descending' Song

TOOL guitarist Adam Jones has shared a one-minute clip of an early version of "Descending", a song which is featured on the band's latest album, "Fear Inoculum". Jones posted the clip on Instagram and wrote in an accompanying message: "Early comp of what is now descending. Writing music Justin [Chancellor, bass] and I normally bring ...

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JAMES MICHAEL Doesn't Rule Out More New Music From SIXX:A.M.

In a recent interview with the "Behind The Vinyl" podcast, James Michael was asked about the possibility of new music from SIXX:A.M., his long-running collaboration with MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx and guitarist DJ Ashba. He responded (hear audio below): "We have gotten together since 2016 or 2017, whenever we last toured. We wrote and ...

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VIO-LENCE Has 'Two Songs Done' For Comeback EP

Guitarist Phil Demmel of reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE spoke to EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza's YouTube channel, Zetro's Toxic Vault, about the progress of the songwriting sessions for VIO-LENCE's new EP, tentatively due in 2021 via Metal Blade Records. He said (see video below): "We've got two songs done. We've got ideas ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Doesn't Believe In Hologram Shows

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick says that he doesn't "believe in hologram shows." Over the course of the past four years, former BLACK SABBATH and RAINBOW vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who died in 2010 at the age of 67, has been the subject of a touring show in which his three-dimensional representation is backed by members ...

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BLACK SABBATH's TONY IOMMI And GEEZER BUTLER Remember RONNIE JAMES DIO On 10th Anniversary Of Singer's Death

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and bassist Geezer Butler have paid tribute to Ronnie James Dio on the tenth anniversary of the legendary singer's death. Earlier today, Tony tweeted: "Remembering our dear friend Ronnie. I can't believe it’s been 10 years since Ronnie passed away. He is so greatly missed but never forgotten and his ...

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VINNY And CARMINE APPICE Release RONNIE JAMES DIO Tribute Video For 10th Anniversary Of Singer's Death

Legendary drummers and brothers Carmine and Vinny Appice have released a new video to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the passing of the late, great Ronnie James Dio. "Monsters And Heroes" is taken from Vinny and Carmine's first joint studio album, "Sinister", which was released in October 2017 through SPV/Steamhammer. "Monsters And Heroes" credits: Carmine ...

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