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Watch METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Join UFO On Stage In Hollywood

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett joined UFO on stage last night (Saturday, October 12) at the Megacruise pre-cruise party at the Avalon in Hollywood, California to perform two songs: "Doctor Doctor" and "Shoot Shoot". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of Joel Steele and Alex Vigil). In an interview with Guitar World ...

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GEOFF TATE Joined By Professional Opera Singer MICHELLE LAJEUNESSE For 'Suite Sister Mary' Performance In Portland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was joined by professional opera singer Michelle Lajeunesse on stage on October 10 at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Tate is still celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album ...

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RED Releases Cover Of FUEL's 'Hemorrhage'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA-gold-selling rock band RED will release "The Evening Hate" EP on November 1 via Red Entertainment/The Fuel Music to digital outlets worldwide. The five-track EP features the lead single and title song, as well as follow-up single "From The Ashes", headed to radio October 25. The EP also includes the band's latest cover song, ...

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GREAT WHITE Has 'A Lot Of Ideas' For Next Studio Album

GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall has confirmed to Travis of the North Dakota radio station 95.9 KRFF that the band is planning to release a new studio album in 2020. The effort will mark GREAT WHITE's first collection of new material with singer Mitch Malloy, who joined the band last year following the departure of ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces 'Thrash Alliance' 2020 European Tour With LEGION OF THE DAMNED, SUICIDAL ANGELS

Legendary German thrashers DESTRUCTION will embark on the "Thrash Alliance" European tour this winter. They will be joined by Dutch death/thrash monsters LEGION OF THE DAMNED, Greek thrash metal maniacs SUICIDAL ANGELS and German death-thrashers FINAL BREATH. DESTRUCTION singer and bassist Schmier comments: "Yeah, the 'Thrash Alliance' is back with a BANG! We are delighted ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Dismisses 'K.K. DOWNING Clone' Accusations: 'I Didn't Try To Copy Him'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has dismissed the criticism he received for supposedly trying to look too much like the man he replaced, original PRIEST guitarist Kenneth "K.K." Downing. Nearly three decades Downing's junior, Faulkner joined PRIEST in 2011 after previously playing guitar in the backing group for Lauren Harris, daughter of IRON MAIDEN bassist ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Performing With Symphony: CLIFF BURTON 'Was Definitely The Gateway To A Lot Of That Classical Stuff'

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of SLAYER's Entire ROCK IN RIO Performance

Professionally filmed video footage of SLAYER's entire October 4 performance at the Rock In Rio festival in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Delusions Of Saviour (intro, played over PA) 02. Repentless 03. Postmortem 04. Hate Worldwide 05. War Ensemble 06. Disciple 07. Seasons In The ...

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ARTILLERY's Founding Guitarist MORTEN STÜTZER Dead At 57

Morten Stützer, guitarist and founding member of Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY, has died. He was only 57 years old. The surviving members of the band broke the news of Morten's passing in a Facebook post earlier today. They wrote: "Dear loyal friends and fans, it is with a heavy heart, a great deal of ...

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CHRIS FEHN Hopes He Can 'Someday' Return To SLIPKNOT

Former SLIPKNOT percussionist Chris Fehn is hopeful that he can one day return to the band. Fehn sued SLIPKNOT in March, claiming he hadn't been properly compensated for his years of touring and recording with the group. Fehn, a member since 1998, was officially dismissed from the band earlier this year. On Thursday (October 3), ...

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VOLBEAT Walks Off Stage In Belfast After One Song (Video)

Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT left the stage during the opening minutes of their concert in Belfast, Northern Ireland last night (Thursday, October 2). Frontman Michael Poulsen and his bandmates reportedly made two attempts — within 10 minutes of each other — to play VOLBEAT's recent single "Pelvis On Fire" before walking off, leaving fans at Ulster ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'The Memory Remains' With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR's 'Space Between' Short Film

"Space Between" is an experimental short film based on SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE's concept album of the same name. The movie follows the main character, John, through a gluttonous and greed-filled arc of his life where newly inherited money consumes him as he chases an endless circle of drugs, gambling and parties. After bottoming ...

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