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TAWNY KITAEN's Cause Of Death Revealed

A cause of death has been revealed for actress Julie E. "Tawny" Kitaen, who is best known in the rock world for her appearance in WHITESNAKE's video for "Here I Go Again". A spokesperson for the Orange County Sheriff's Department in California said that the 59-year-old's cause of death was dilated cardiomyopathy. The manner of ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is 'Disappointed' In How His Split With MEGADETH Went Down, But Is 'Not Bitter' About It

During an appearance earlier today on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", David Ellefson opened up about his dismissal from MEGADETH five months ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter ...

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Quantum Leap - GUS G

At the risk of stating the obvious, GUS G is really, really good at playing the guitar. He shares that quality with the majority of those who release records like "Quantum Leap": instrumental, shred-heavy affairs that, with all due respect, are aimed squarely at other people who also want to be able to play with ...

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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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HENRY ROLLINS Joins Cast Of Sci-Fi Animation Series 'New-Gen'

Henry Rollins has joined the cast of the sci-fi animation series "New-Gen" currently in pre-production. Rollins will play Deadalus, the villain of the series. "New-Gen" is being produced by J.D. and Chris Matonti and Julia Coppola of A.P.N.G. Enterprises and is based on the superhero comic book series distributed by Marvel Comics. Henry Rollins is ...

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ROSS THE BOSS Once Again Apologizes For Calling MANOWAR's New Music 'Terrible' And Referring To JOEY DEMAIO As A 'Scumbag'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has once again apologized for his disparaging comments about the band in a recent interview, saying that he takes "full responsibility" for the words that came out of his mouth. A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988's "Kings Of ...

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Ex-MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS Calls Current Version Of Band 'Mediocre', Says Recent Musical Output Has Been 'Terrible'

Former MANOWAR guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman has blasted the current version of the band, calling them "mediocre fucking pieces of shit" and dismissing the group's recent musical output as "terrible." A founding member of MANOWAR, Ross recorded six albums with the band before leaving after 1988's "Kings Of Metal". His work with MANOWAR included ...

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DORO PESCH To Guest On LITA FORD's New Album

Doro Pesch has confirmed that she has collaborated with Lita Ford on a song for Lita's upcoming solo album. Ford's long-awaited follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, which continues to consist ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says 'The Meat And Potatoes' of His Long-Awaited Documentary Is 'Done': 'I Really Like It'

Marty Friedman has offered an update on his long-awaited documentary. Titled "Spacefox" (changed from the original title, "Hebi Metal San"), the film — which is being directed by Jeremy Frindel, the founder of Substratum Films — follows Friedman's reinvention from lead guitarist in MEGADETH to one of the most famous TV personalities in Japan. The ...

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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 LITA FORD Perform At M3 Rock Festival

Video footage of Lita Ford's July 4 performance at the M3 Rock Festival at the Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. Lita recently completed recording her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" was once again helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing ...

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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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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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