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Ohio Club Where DIMEBAG Was Murdered Officially Gets Green Light To Be Turned Into Affordable Apartments

According to Columbus Business First, the Alrosa Villa nightclub in Columbus, Ohio, where PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott was murdered more than 16 years ago has finally gotten the green light to be turned into affordable apartments. Plans are afoot to build three four-story buildings providing one-, two-, three-, ...

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SLIPKNOT Bassist ALESSANDRO 'VMAN' VENTURELLA Says GUNS N' ROSES' 'Use Your Illusion II' Was His Gateway Into Heavy Metal

SLIPKNOT bassist Alessandro "VMan" Venturella recently chatted with Daniel DeKay on the latest episode of "Defender Of The Riff" on the Knotfest Twitch channel. Venturella discussed his musical upbringing, starting with clarinet into piano and eventually progressing to classical guitar at age 11. It's around this time Vman discovered GUNS N' ROSES' "Use Your Illusion ...

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RACHEL BOLAN Says Producer NICK RASKULINECZ Has Brought SKID ROW Back To Band's Roots: 'I'm Very Excited About It'

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "In The Trenches with Ryan Roxie" video podcast, SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's long-awaited new album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We're fortunate enough to work with a producer named Nick Raskulinecz. And I'm ...

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JESSE LEACH Wants To 'Break The Mold' With Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album: 'It Gets Fatiguing To Do The Same Thing Over And Over Again'

During a recent appearance on "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ, KILLWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach spoke about his plans for the band's next studio album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My hope with KILLSWITCH, and I've really pushed hard to add more diversity, to add ...

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Songs Of Loss And Separation - TIMES OF GRACE

A decade has passed since the release of the first TIMES OF GRACE album, but chief protagonists ADAM D and JESSE LEACH have the unassailable excuse of having been otherwise occupied with a resurgent KILLSWITCH ENGAGE during that period. In truth, this was always a low-key project, at least in the sense that it seeks ...

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Here's The First Glimpse Of MEGADETH's New Bassist

Dave Mustaine has unveiled the first glimpse of the bassist that re-recorded David Ellefson's bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album. Mustaine made the revelation while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Addressing a fan named Alex, Mustaine said: ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DAVID ELLEFSON's Parts On New MEGADETH Album Have Already Been Re-Recorded By Another Bassist

Dave Mustaine has confirmed that David Ellefson's long-completed bass tracks on the upcoming MEGADETH album have been removed and re-recorded by another bassist prior to the record's release. Mustaine made the revelation while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Is Now On CAMEO

MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine is now on Cameo, an online platform that allows fans to buy personalized video messages from celebrities. The 59-year-old guitarist/vocalist is charging purchasers $150 per video. In a short video message announcing his partnership with Cameo, Mustaine said: "Hey, I'm Dave Mustaine and I'd like to invite you ...

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KORN Singer JONATHAN DAVIS: New 'Pop! Rocks' Figure Coming From FUNKO

The popular vinyl collectible company Funko — best known for its big-headed Pop! figures — has announced one its latest artist collaborations: KORN singer Jonathan Davis. Other artists who have gotten the Pop! Rocks treatment in the past include KISS, IRON MAIDEN, METALLICA, GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, Ozzy Osbourne, DEF LEPPARD, Rob Zombie, SLIPKNOT, SLAYER, ...

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OF MICE & MEN Announces TWITCH Partnership

California hard rockers OF MICE & MENAaron Pauley (bass, vocals), Valentino Arteaga (drums), Alan Ashby (guitar) and Phil Manansala (guitar) — have announced an exclusive Twitch partnership and will be streaming on the service going forward. As of July 1, the band will stream live on the service multiple days per week. The ...

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COREY TAYLOR Announces Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR frontman Corey Taylor has announced new "CMFTour" summer 2021 tour dates. The new headline run will kick off on August 6 at the House of Blues in Las Vegas, Nevada and will feature special guests CHERRY BOMBS, led by Taylor's wife Alicia Taylor, on all dates. Pre-sale tickets are available starting ...

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