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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: What EDDIE VAN HALEN Meant To Me

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, calling him "one of the greatest" guitar players of all time. The legendary VAN HALEN axeman died on October 6 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Benante spoke about his admiration for Van Halen during an appearance ...

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KEE MARCELLO Says EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Introduced Keyboards Into Metal'

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello has credited Eddie Van Halen for "introducing" keyboards into heavy metal. VAN HALEN scored its first number one single in 1984 with "Jump", which featured Eddie playing the synthesizer, a move which was seen as controversial among fans because Eddie was best known for his dazzling guitar solos. According to ...

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SCOTT STAPP Postpones European Tour Until 2022

Scott Stapp has announced the postponement of his European tour, which was scheduled to take place this October/November. Due to the ongoing global pandemic, the trek is now being pushed to early 2022, kicking of in Leeds, U.K. on February 10. "The Survivor Tour Europe 2022" dates: Feb. 10 - UK - Leeds / Warehouse ...

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Former AC/DC Bassist PAUL MATTERS Dies

Former AC/DC bassist Paul Matters has died. The news of his passing was revealed by his friend Rod Wescombe as well as AC/DC biographer Jesse Fink, author of the book "Bon: The Last Highway". According to Wikipedia, Matters joined AC/DC in 1975 after the recording of the band's debut album, "High ...

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GREAT WHITE's MITCH MALLOY Suffers 'Serious Allergic Reaction,' Misses Jackson, Mississippi Concert

GREAT WHITE singer Mitch Malloy was forced to miss the band's performance last night (Tuesday, October 13) at the Mississippi State Fairgrounds in Jackson, Mississippi after suffering a serious allergic reaction triggered by a long-standing food allergy. One concert attendee wrote on social media that the rest of GREAT WHITE went ahead with the show ...

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CARMINE APPICE: 'JOHN BONHAM Told Me I Was One Of His Influences'

In a new interview with the "Aftershocks" podcast, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if it's important for him to keep the legacy of John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) alive through his recordings and live performances. He responded (see video below): "Well, for me, it's different, because I was around before him. [LED ZEPPELIN] opened up ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL Pay Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN With Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'D.O.A.'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — released its debut full album of '70s rock covers, "American Made", in June via Napalm Records. Since the members of ...

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The Symbol Remains - BLUE ÖYSTER CULT

At this point in time's inexorable trudge, it seems unlikely that there are too many people currently chewing their own limbs off in excitement at the prospect of a new BLUE ÖYSTER CULT album. Few would deny the Americans' significance to the evolution of hard rock and heavy metal, and that early catalogue of albums ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By AL JOURGENSEN, CHARLIE BENANTE For Cover Of CHEAP TRICK's 'Auf Wiedersehen' (Video)

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. ELLEFSON's music video for its cover ...

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