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Watch DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI's Insane Sped-Up 'Play-Along' Video For New Single 'The Alien'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini has uploaded a "drum play-along" video of him performing the band's new single, "The Alien". According to Mike, the play-along was filmed at 110% speed for tour preparation purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl green chrome fade kit used on DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Pay Tribute To DC COMICS Character LOBO On New Single 'It's Killin' Time, Baby!'

BUTCHER BABIES have released a new single, "It's Killin' Time, Baby", featuring guest vocalist Craig Mabbitt (ESCAPE THE FATE). "From beginning to end, 'Killin' Time' is a relentless groove-infused face melter that is guaranteed to give you bang-over," says BUTCHER BABIES guitarist Henry Flury. The single, out today, was inspired by the DC Comics character ...

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Listen To Second Episode Of METALLICA's Official Podcast

The second episode of "The Metallica Podcast: Volume 1 - The Black Album" has just been released in conjunction with the 30th anniversary of the band's self-titled fifth LP, better known as The Black Album. The podcast's weekly episodes will explore the stories behind and the legacy of the best-selling album in the history of ...

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SIXX:A.M. Announces 'Hits' Album

SIXX:A.M., the long-running project featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, will release the "Hits" album on October 22 via Better Noise Music. The project is a retrospective celebration of the band's biggest hits and fan-favorite songs. And, most notably, it includes six previously ...

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TESLA Releases Music Video For New Single 'Cold Blue Steel'

Veteran Northern California rockers TESLA have released the official music video for their brand new single, "Cold Blue Steel". The clip was directed by Brandon Gullion and produced by TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon. In a recent interview with Rob Rush Radio, Hannon described the track, which he co-wrote with singer Jeff Keith, as "a very ...

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EXODUS Singer STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA On New Album 'Persona Non Grata': 'The Lyrical Content Is Very Violent, Very Vicious'

During the latest installment of his Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube stream, EXODUS frontman Steve "Zetro" Souza discussed the band's upcoming album, "Persona Non Grata", which will be released on November 19 via Nuclear Blast Records. The disc's first single, "The Beatings Will Continue (Until Morale Improves)", was made available earlier in the month. "Lyrically, ['The ...

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CHUCK BILLY: Why TESTAMENT Has Not Toured With METALLICA

During an appearance on a recent episode of "The Jasta Show", hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy lamented the fact that his band has yet to do a proper tour with METALLICA even though the two groups have known each other for more than three decades. "Whenever I'm asked, 'What is ...

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Hear DAVE MUSTAINE's Voice On JOHN 5's New Song 'Qué Pasa'

During his current solo tour, former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist is performing a new song called "Qué Pasa". The track, which will be included on John's next studio album, "Sinner", features a guest appearance by MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine. Regarding how Mustaine came to be involved with the record, John 5 told ...

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KK'S PRIEST Releases Music Video For 'Raise Your Fists'

KK'S PRIEST, the new band featuring former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals), along with guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE), bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE), will release its debut album, "Sermons Of The Sinner", on October 1 (postponed from the previously announced August 20) via ...

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Watch Front-Row Video Of MEGADETH's Concert In Houston

MEGADETH played its third show with bassist James LoMenzo in nearly 12 years this past Sunday night (August 22) in The Woodlands, Texas. "The Metal Tour Of The Year" concert at the Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion saw MEGADETH share the stage with co-headliners LAMB OF GOD, along with TRIVIUM and HATEBREED. MEGADETH's setlist was as ...

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Rockers React To CHARLIE WATTS's Death

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE), Perry Farrell (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Rob Zombie are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts. Watts's death was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is ...

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THE ROLLING STONES Drummer CHARLIE WATTS Dead At 80

THE ROLLING STONES drummer Charlie Watts has died at the age of 80. No cause of death has been revealed. Watts's passing was confirmed by his publicist Bernard Doherty, who said in a statement: "It is with immense sadness that we announce the death of our beloved Charlie Watts. He passed away peacefully in a ...

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MARK TREMONTI On MAMMOTH WVH's Debut Album: 'It Put A Big Smile On My Face When I Heard It'

ALTER BRIDGE guitarist and TREMONTI frontman Mark Tremonti has praised the debut album from MAMMOTH WVH, the solo band of former VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen. Wolfgang played bass on TREMONTI's "Cauterize" and "Dust" albums and was part of TREMONTI's touring band in 2013. Speaking about the overwhelmingly positive response to "Mammoth WVH", Mark ...

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Ex-GREAT WHITE Frontman TERRY ILOUS Pays Tribute To RONNIE JAMES DIO With Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Heaven And Hell' (Video)

Terry Ilous (GREAT WHITE, XYZ) and his solo band THE VAGABONDS performed a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Heaven And Hell" during the July 10 global virtual concert produced by Rolling Live Studios. The event benefited the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, founded in memory of the late heavy ...

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