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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On Coronavirus Pandemic: 'I'm Really Optimistic With Regard To Where This Is Gonna Go'

In a new interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth spoke about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "We're all in this — musicians, carpenters, chefs, lawyers — everybody's in it," Bobby said (hear audio below). "I've always thought of ...

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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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SAXON's BIFF BYFORD And Son Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Wheels Of Steel' For Album's 40th Anniversary (Video)

In celebration of the 40th anniversary of SAXON's "Wheels Of Steel" album, singer Biff Byford and his son Seb Byford have shared their acoustic rendition of the LP's title track. The performance was recorded at their home whilst self-isolating during the COVID-19 international lockdown. Byford and guitarist Paul Quinn are the sole remaining original members ...

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ENUFF Z'NUFF Announces New Studio Album 'Brainwashed Generation'

ENUFF Z'NUFF will release its new album, "Brainwashed Generation", on July 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. The follow-up to 2018's "Diamond Boy" is described in a press release as "a diverse collection of songs that demonstrate the progression of musical styles in the ENUFF Z'NUFF catalog, all while retaining the undercurrent that has kept them ...

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Watch LARS ULRICH's Sons Cover THE BEATLES' 'Eleanor Rigby'

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich's sons Layne and Myles performed a bass-and-drums cover of "Eleanor Rigby" as part of Salesforce CEO Marc Benioff's fireside chat earlier this week. Lars initially wanted to end his interview by playing a song himself, but he couldn't figure out the right piece for the occasion. "I'm like, 'Nobody wants a ...

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ALICE COOPER And KLAUS MEINE Among Guest Singers In Video For WINGER's All-Star Version Of 'Better Days Comin''

WINGER recently invited artists, friends and fans to sing along to "Better Days Comin'", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, which was released in April 2014 via Frontiers Music Srl. The accompanying music video, which can be seen below, features the following guest artists in order of appearance: * Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF ...

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STEVE RILEY: Why My New Band Is Rightfully Called L.A. GUNS

Steve Riley's version of L.A. GUNS recently released its debut single, "Crawl". The track is taken from the band's first album, "Renegades", which will arrive in late summer or early fall via Golden Robot Records. Riley's version of L.A. GUNS is not to be confused with the band led by guitarist Tracii Guns and vocalist ...

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RIVAL SONS Share Acoustic Performance Of 'Shooting Stars'

Two-time-Grammy-nominated group RIVAL SONS has shared an acoustic performance of its soulful single "Shooting Stars". The stripped-down take features vocalist Jay Buchanan providing a powerful solo version (with the help of producer Dave Cobb) of the song due to the conditions of the coronavirus outbreak. Buchanan told American Songwriter: "[I] went down the road to ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Playthrough Video For New Solo Single, 'Simple Truth'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a playthrough video for "Simple Truth", the new single from his solo band ELLEFSON. The track, co-written by Ellefson and vocalist Thom Hazaert, with Italian guitarist and drummer Andy Martongelli and Paolo Caridi, will appear on the upcoming full-length follow-up to the 2019 release "Sleeping Giants", a compilation featuring ...

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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT Says Rock Music Has 'Been A Little Stagnant For A While'

This weekend, Cameo — the personalized celebrity message service — held a special "Cameo Cares" virtual three-day event benefiting those impacted by COVID-19. Athletes, musicians, comedians and other celebrities participated in a virtual entertainment event Thursday through Saturday to help out COVID-19-related causes and give fans an alternative way to connect while everyone stays at ...

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Watch QUEEN's BRIAN MAY And ROGER TAYLOR Perform 'We Are The Champions' With JEFF SCOTT SOTO While In Quarantine

SONS OF APOLLO singer Jeff Scott Soto and Brazilian bassist Kuky Sanchez joined QUEEN legends Brian May and Roger Taylor from their respective homes to perform a split-screen version of QUEEN's classic song "We Are The Champions". Check out the video below. Soto was one of the vocalists for the officially sanctioned QUEEN tribute QUEEN ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI Discuss Debut BPMD Album 'American Made' In Live Chat (Video)

Earlier today (Friday, April 17), BPMD members Mike Portnoy (drums; THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), Mark Menghi (bass; METAL ALLEGIANCE) and Phil Demmel (guitar; VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) took part in a live chat via the Napalm Records YouTube channel. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. BPMD — which is completed by vocalist ...

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EUROPE's JOEY TEMPEST And MIC MICHAELI Record Acoustic Version Of 'Walk The Earth' In Support Of 'Doctors Without Borders'

Vocalist Joey Tempest and keyboardist Mic Michaeli of Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have recorded a new, acoustic version of "Walk The Earth", the title track of the band's latest album. All proceeds generated from views and sharing of the song will be given to a charity close to EUROPE's hearts, Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors ...

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