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SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER Says Auditioning For METALLICA In 1992 Was One Of The Best Experiences Of His Life

In a recent interview with DEATH ANGEL's Ted Aguilar, SEPULTURA's Andreas Kisser once again recalled his experience auditioning for METALLICA as James Hetfleld's temporary replacement (on guitar only) while James recovered from being burned onstage back in 1992. He said: "What a privilege, man. Phil Rind from SACRED REICH, very good friends from [then-METALLICA bassist] ...

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Ex-MACHINE HEAD Guitarist PHIL DEMMEL Says Some Songs On 'The Blackening' Would Not Have Happened Without His Contributions

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that he is proud of his contributions to the band's "The Blackening" album. Released in 2007, the Grammy-nominated LP was recognized three years later by the U.K.'s Metal Hammer as the "Album Of The Decade". The magazine said at the time that "The Blackening" "not only re-established MACHINE ...

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ANTHRAX Bassist FRANK BELLO To Record Debut Solo Album

ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello has confirmed that he is working on material for his debut solo album. "Just before COVID hit, I was actually gonna go and record a couple of songs with a producer," he revealed during an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We Owe Everything To METALLICA'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH and other thrash and extreme metal bands "owe everything to METALLICA." Dave Mustaine, who was the original lead guitarist of METALLICA, was dismissed from the band by drummer Lars Ulrich in 1983. He was replaced by Kirk Hammett and went on to form MEGADETH and achieve worldwide success on his ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says METALLICA's Whiskey Is 'Totally Independent' Of JAMES HETFIELD's Battle With Alcoholism

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has defended the band's decision to launch a whiskey, in spite of frontman James Hetfield's continuing battle with alcoholism. METALLICA announced its brand of whiskey in late 2018. Dubbed Blackened after a track on the group's 1988 album "...And Justice For All", the spirit is a blend of American bourbon, rye, ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of JAMES HETFIELD Performing Acoustic Cover Of EDDIE MONEY's 'Baby Hold On'

Professionally filmed video of James Hetfield performing live at a tribute to Eddie Money in February can be seen below. The METALLICA frontman played an acoustic rendition of Money's "Baby Hold On" at The Canyon at The Saban in Beverly Hills, California. Hetfield wasn't among the announced guests at "A Star-Studded Tribute To Eddie Money", ...

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DANKO JONES, EXCITER And DEATH ANGEL Members Team Up For Quarantine Cover Of SLAYER's 'Mandatory Suicide' (Video)

Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) has teamed up with Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) and Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) to record a quarantine cover version of the SLAYER classic "Mandatory Suicide". Check out the video below. Credits: Danko Jones (DANKO JONES) - Vocals Daniel Dekay (EXCITER) - Lead Guitar Ted Aguilar (DEATH ANGEL) - Rhythm Guitar Cory Holfing ...

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Photographer MARK 'WEISSGUY' WEISS's 'The Decade That Rocked' Celebrated With Exhibit At Monmouth Museum

Following the release of world-renowned rock 'n' roll photographer Mark Weiss's "The Decade That Rocked" book, the Monmouth Museum in Lincroft, New Jersey is now featuring a "Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked!"exhibit. "Mark Weiss: The Decade That Rocked!" showcases onstage and backstage moments and never-before-seen images from the period's most historic concerts, tours and ...

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MASTODON Releases Music Video For New Song 'Fallen Torches'

Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON have released the official music video for a new song called "Fallen Torches". The clip, which features a guest appearance by NEUROSIS's Scott Kelly, was directed by Hey Beautiful Jerk and Machina-Infinitum. "Fallen Torches" is taken from MASTODON's new rarities collection titled "Medium Rarities", which is being released today (Friday, September ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figure From FUNKO Coming To HOT TOPIC

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has released its latest artist collaboration: legendary heavy metal singer Ozzy Osbourne. The figure is inspired by Ozzy's latest album, "Ordinary Man", and is exclusive to Hot Topic. Ozzy previously collaborated with Funko back in 2011, but that figure has ...

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RAVEN's JOHN GALLAGHER Blasts Bands Who Rely Heavily On Backing Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Ludicrous'

RAVEN bassist/vocalist John Gallagher has blasted bands who rely heavily on pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more artists have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Speaking to The ...

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OVERKILL To Begin Recording New Album Next Week

OVERKILL is scheduled to enter the studio on Monday, September 14 to begin recording its new album for a tentative April 2021 release via Nuclear Blast. Earlier today, OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner posted a photo of some of the equipment he will be using during the recording sessions, and he included the following caption: "COVID ...

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