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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer Slams BERNIE SANDERS As A 'Hypocrite'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has slammed Sen. Bernie Sanders as a "hypocrite" after the Democratic presidential candidate rolled out a plan under which the federal government would make child care and pre-kindergarten available to all American families, with no tuition or fees. On Tuesday (February 25), Dolmayan shared a photo of Sanders ...

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MEGADETH, ANTHRAX And VENOM ReAction Figures Coming From Super7

Super7 showed off prototypes and production samples for upcoming heavy metal ReAction figures for the first time at this year's Toy Fair in New York. The prototypes include MEGADETH's mascot Vic Rattlehead, the demon from the cover of VENOM's "Black Metal" album the person who is featured on the cover of ANTHRAX's "Among The Living". ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Praises OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Surprisingly Great' New Album 'Ordinary Man'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy has praised Ozzy Osbourne's new album, "Ordinary Man", calling it a "surprisingly great" effort with "some seriously poignant introspective life reflections." Earlier today, Portnoy took to his Instagram to share the "Ordinary Man" album cover and he included the following message: "In all honesty, ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Is 'Completely Blown Away' By Opportunity To Perform At PETER GREEN Tribute Concert

On February 25, METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett will perform at an all-star tribute concert to FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Peter Green at the London Palladium. The event, which is being curated by Green's fellow FLEETWOOD MAC co-founder Mick Fleetwood, will feature additional appearances by Billy Gibbons, David Gilmour, Jonny Lang, Andy Fairweather Low, John Mayall, Christine ...

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RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

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DIMEBAG's Girlfriend Would 'Definitely' Be Okay With PHILIP ANSELMO And REX BROWN Performing PANTERA Songs On Tribute Tour

"Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's longtime girlfriend says that she would "definitely" be in favor of Philip Anselmo, Rex Brown and Zakk Wylde embarking on a special tour celebrating the music of PANTERA. Rita Haney discussed the possibility of the former PANTERA members and the OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist paying tribute to Dimebag and his brother Vinnie Paul ...

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STRYPER Frontman's Cigar Photo Draws Ire Of Some Christian Fans

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet has pushed back against criticism over a photo he posted on social media. On Monday (February 17), Sweet took to his Instagram to share a picture of him and STRYPER bassist Perry Richardson smoking cigars, along with the following caption: "We're enjoying a long overdue day off and celebrating @pastforpresent birthday ...

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NICKELBACK Members Comment On TRUMP's 'Photograph' Tweet: We 'Didn't Wanna Be Dragged Into Any Kind Of Partisan Politics'

Canadian rockers NICKELBACK made headlines last October when President Donald Trump tweeted a meme targeting former Vice President Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, set to the band's 2005 hit "Photograph". The president's since-removed video echoed Trump's unsubstantiated allegations that Biden improperly used his influence in office to benefit his son Hunter. The video opened ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT To Battle MRS. SMITH In Live Guitar 'Cry Baby Battle Royale' Wah-Off

Kirk Hammett's long-professed his love of the wah-wah pedal will be challenged by Mrs. Smith, the guitar virtuoso alter-ego of actor-musician David Hanbury, at the "Cry Baby Battle Royale" on March 8 at the Senate in Columbia, South Carolina. The event will also feature a performance by the METALLICA guitarist's THE WEDDING BAND covers project, ...

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Emerald Seas - SEVEN SPIRES

There is no mistaking precocious talent. When SEVEN SPIRES released their debut album "Solveig" in 2017, it may not have set the world alight, but it clearly heralded the arrival of a uniquely exuberant and inventive new force in the increasingly interchangeable worlds of power, symphonic and traditional metal. Fronted by the absurdly versatile and ...

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EXODUS, TESTAMENT And DEATH ANGEL Are 'Extremely Lucky' After Surviving 'Terrifying' Sweden-Finland Ferry Ride

EXODUS guitarist Gary Holt says that he and his bandmates are "extremely lucky" to have survived a ferry ride between Sweden and Finland Sunday night after Storm Ciara battered northern Europe with hurricane-force winds and heavy rains. The San Francisco Bay Area thrash metal legends, who are currently taking part in "The Bay Strikes Back" ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer JESSE LEACH Collaborates With Girlfriend On Dubstep/EDM Song

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach has collaborated with his girlfriend, Philia Porphyra, on a dubstep/EDM/industrial song called "Luminescent Dreams". Check it out below. She stated about the track: "[Jesse] and I have been talking about making dubstep/EDM/industrial music since we first met. It feels so good to finally say that we've created our first song ...

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Video Premiere: SEPULTURA's 'Means To An End'

SEPULTURA's music video for the song "Means To An End" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Quadra", which was released on February 7 via Nuclear Blast Records. Guitarist Andreas Kisser comments: "Sepulnation around the world, the wait is over! 'Quadra' is out now!! It feels great to be ...

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MY DYING BRIDE: Lyric Video For New Song 'Tired Of Tears'

The official lyric video for the song "Tired Of Tears" from British doom metal veterans MY DYING BRIDE can be seem below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "The Ghost Of Orion", which will be released on March 6 via Nuclear Blast. Frontman Aaron Stainthorpe states: "The track touches upon the ...

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LAMB OF GOD Releases Music Video For New Single 'Checkmate'

Richmond, Virginia-based metallers LAMB OF GOD have released a brand new single and video, "Checkmate". The song is taken from the band's new, self-titled album, which will be released on May 8 via Epic Records in the U.S. and Nuclear Blast Records in Europe. The follow-up to "VII: Sturm Und Drang" will mark LAMB OF ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE To Guest Star On ABC's 'The Goldbergs'

Tommy Lee, producer, author, drummer and founding member of MÖTLEY CRÜE, will make a special guest starring appearance in an upcoming episode of the ABC-TV hit comedy "The Goldbergs" on Wednesday, February 12 at 8 p.m. MÖTLEY CRÜE's "Home Sweet Home" is also the musical tribute for this episode. In the episode titled "Preventa Mode", ...

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SEPULTURA's DERRICK GREEN On ELOY CASAGRANDE: 'He's One Of The Most Talented Drummers I've Ever Seen'

Australia's Everblack Media recently conducted an interview with frontman Derrick Green of Brazilian/American metallers SEPULTURA. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "creative roll" SEPULTURA has been on for their last three albums: Derrick: "It's definitely a challenge, but we really ...

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