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Former BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Members JASON 'JAY' JAMES And MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Reunite In KILL THE LIGHTS

Ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE bassist Jason "Jay" James has joined KILL THE LIGHTS, the group featuring his former BULLET bandmate, drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas. KILL THE LIGHTS released its debut album, "The Sinner", last year on Fearless Records. The band and record were lauded for "statement songs" (Distorted Sound) and for being "broad in scope ...

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THE THREE TREMORS Feat. TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, SEAN PECK And HARRY CONKLIN: 'War Of Nations' Music Video

THE THREE TREMORS, the project featuring acclaimed heavy metal singers Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), Harry "The Tyrant" Conklin (JAG PANZER) and Sean "The Hell Destroyer" Peck (CAGE, DEATH DEALER, DENNER/SHERMANN), has released "War Of Nations", the third and final video from its second album, "Guardians Of The Void". The song ...

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METALLICA Announces 40th-Anniversary 'San Francisco Takeover'

METALLICA has announced a "San Francisco Takeover" to coincide with the band's 40th-anniversary celebrations next month. Among the events being planned are performances by TAIPEI HOUSTON, the new band featuring Myles and Layne Ulrich, sons of METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich; and OTTTO, the three-piece band featuring Tye Trujillo, son of METALLICA bassist Robert Trujillo; and ...

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METALLICA Announces 'The Metallica Black Box'

METALLICA has announced the opening of The Metallica Black Box. Debuting with The Black Album Exhibition, the Black Box will offer an unprecedented and ongoing deep dive into every era of METALLICA from the early 1980s garage days up to its present status as multi-platinum, stadium-filling hard rock standard bearers. James Hetfield, Lars Ulrich, Kirk ...

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METALLICA Shares Pro-Shot Video Of 'Master Of Puppets' Performance From 'Intimate' Florida Concert

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Master Of Puppets" during the band's "intimate" concert on November 4 at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida can be seen below. Tickets (priced $130-$380) for the 7,000-seat-theater show went on on July 30 and quickly sold out. Support ...

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Watch FRANKIE BANALI's Funeral Service

A public funeral service for QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali was held on Monday, November 15 at 2:30 p.m. at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, California. The entire event was livestreamed to the public and a playback is available for viewing below. Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played ...

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JASON NEWSTED Recalls Concert That Was 'Personally Huge' For METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of Bill Burr's "Monday Morning" podcast, former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted was asked if there was a particular concert that stood out in his mind as being particularly memorable. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "The ones that have been glorified over time and sensationalized, like the big ...

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Late QUIET RIOT Drummer FRANKIE BANALI: A Video Tribute

Former QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright has shared a six-and-half-minute video tribute to the band's late drummer Frankie Banali, who died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer. You can watch it below. As previously reported, a public funeral service for Banali — who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on ...

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Watch VANDENBERG's New Lineup Perform Live For First Time

VANDENBERG's new lineup made its live debut last night (Friday, November 12) at the Planet Rockstock festival in Trecco Bay, South Wales, United Kingdom. Video footage of the concert can be seen below. Last month, VANDENBERG recruited Mats Levén as its new lead singer. The powerhouse Swedish vocalist is known for his work with Yngwie ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA Debuts His 'Guitar Dance Music' Solo Show In Wisconsin: Video, Photos

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba played his first headlining show as a solo performer — under the ASHBA banner — last night (Friday, November 12) at Green Bay, Wisconsin's Epic Event Center. ASHBA's sound sees the 48-year-old guitarist melding hard rock and electronic influence to produce a genre he's dubbed ...

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Watch METALLICA Play First Set At WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE Festival

Fan-filmed video footage of METALLICA's November 12 performance at the Welcome To Rockville festival at the Daytona International Speedway in Daytona Beach, Florida can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Whiplash 02. Ride The Lightning 03. Harvester Of Sorrow 04. Cyanide 05. The Memory Remains 06. One 07. Frantic 08. Moth ...

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SLASH, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MARTY FRIEDMAN, GEORGE LYNCH, Others To Guest On LESLIE WEST Tribute Album

Leslie West passed away on December 23, 2020. Provogue Records / Mascot Label Group has announced the release of "Legacy: A Tribute To Leslie West" on March 25 in celebration of the guitarist. Friends, and many whom were influenced by the loved West, have contributed to this special release. Amongst those who performed are Dee ...

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METALLICA And Clothing Brand WOLVERINE Introduce Encore Collaboration

Wolverine and METALLICA's All Within My Hands Foundation (AWMH) are coming together to celebrate and support America's future workforce with a new collaboration collection benefiting the Metallica Scholars Initiative. The collaboration will feature an all-new limited-edition assortment of three Wolverine boots, a hoody, and beanie, as well as a graphic t-shirt with art by METALLICA ...

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