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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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TOM KEIFER On Bands Using Pre-Recorded Tracks During Live Performances: 'It's Not Something That I Would Wanna Do'

Tom Keifer says that he would never want to rely on pre-recorded tracks during his live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but also more consistent. Asked by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" ...

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Video Premiere: EDENBRIDGE's 'On The Other Side'

Austrian symphonic metallers EDENBRIDGE will release their tenth studio album, "Dynamind", on October 25 via Steamhammer/SPV. The official music video for the latest single, "On The Other Side", can be viewed below. Any band wanting to leave its mark in our fast-lived world needs first and foremost two things: compositional substance and consistency. After all, ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says He Would 'Absolutely' Love To Direct Or Produce A Horror Movie

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently discussed his love of horror films with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On the classic horror movies he'd most recommend: Kirk: "The first 'Frankenstein' movie is ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Slams Bands Who Rely On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'I Think It's Too Easy To Fall Back On Technology'

Sebastian Bach recently spoke to the 94.3 The Shark radio station about his insistence on celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut album on his current tour by performing the entire LP completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "I'm extremely proud to say that we are a band of real, ...

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DESPISED ICON To Release 'Purgatory' Album In November

Canadian deathcore pioneers DESPISED ICON will release their sixth full-length album, "Purgatory", on November 15 via Nuclear Blast. The video for the first single and title track from the album, directed and produced by Jessy Fuchs of Les Films 37 Superkick, the video can be seen below. DESPISED ICON comments: "At long last, we finally ...

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KISS's PAUL STANLEY Slams Lawmakers For Failing To Take Action On U.S. Gun Laws: 'Prayers And Sympathy Are Not Enough'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has called on lawmakers to enact tougher guns laws after another mass shooting in Texas left at least seven people dead and a dozen injured. In Saturday's attack around Odessa, a gunman opened fire at random following a traffic stop. Police have not publicly confirmed the suspect's identity or the weapons ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Why TED NUGENT Didn't Want DAMNOCRACY To Continue: 'He's Got Way Too Many Animals To Kill'

During a question-and-answer session at the recent Fanboy Expo in Knoxville, Tennessee, Sebastian Bach spoke about his involvement with DAMNOCRACY, the short-lived project he formed with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, Ted Nugent, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). DAMNOCRACY was featured in the 2006 VH1 "reality" television show "SuperGroup". The ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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SANTA CRUZ Unveils Lyric Video For 'Into The War'

Finnish hard rock quartet SANTA CRUZ will release its fourth album, "Katharsis", via M-Theory Audio on October 18, two days before the group hits the road with ATREYU on a month-long North American tour. Today, the group — which has recently shared European stages with the likes of BON JOVI, STEEL PANTHER and WHITESNAKE, and ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Shares Fourth Snippet From 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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EXHUMED To Release 'Horror' Album In October

Twenty-one years since the release of its murderous debut, EXHUMED continues its onslaught of gore-obsessed death metal on its new album, "Horror", coming October 4 via Relapse Records. Aptly titled, "Horror" is an exploration of all things macabre, as the undisputed pioneers of neck-breaking riffs plow through fifteen of the band's most intense tracks to ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Shares Third Snippet From 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Shares Another Snippet From 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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