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Watch ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Unveil His Action Figure

An eight-inch action figure of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has just been made available from NECA (National Entertainment Collectibles Association). A short video clip of Scott unveiling the action figure can be seen below. Scott previously said that the figure would include his "infamous 'Walking Dead' appearance" zombie head. "Paying close attention to detail recreating ...

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BUCKCHERRY Recruits Drummer FRANCIS RUIZ

Californian rockers BUCKCHERRY have recruited Francis Ruiz as their new drummer. He joins the band as the replacement for Sean Winchester, who left BUCKCHERRY after laying down the drum tracks on the group's new album, "Warpaint". Ruiz has previously worked as a drum tech for such acclaimed drummers as Paul Bostaph (SLAYER), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says New ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Album Came Together 'Seamlessly And Pretty Effortlessly'

Bassist David Ellefson (MEGADETH, METAL ALLEGIANCE) recently spoke with PureGrainAudio about "Get It Out", the debut album by ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, his side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "rock" direction of the music of ALTITUDES ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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Former METALLICA Manager JON ZAZULA To Release His Memoir

Jon "Jonny Z" Zazula, executive producer of METALLICA's debut LP, "Kill 'Em All", and founder of Megaforce Records, the first record company to sign METALLICA, is planning to release his memoir before the end of the year. Jon and his wife Marsha Zazula started Megaforce in 1982, first snapping up METALLICA, and then going on ...

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Watch DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, SCOTT IAN Cover PANTERA's 'Walk' At This Year's 'Dimebash'

Last night (Thursday, January 24), Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC hosted a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. The event was hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and was headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his favorite tunes. Video footage of Dimebag's PANTERA bandmate ...

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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'We've Still Got The Passion For The Music And The Lifestyle And Our Fans'

JZ of Little Falls, Minnesota radio station FM94's "The Dark" recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson about his ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE side project with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what led to the formation of ALTITUDES & ...

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ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE Feat. MEGADETH's ELLEFSON, ANTHRAX's BELLO: Listen To 'Part Of Me' Song

ALTITUDES & ATTITUDE, the collaboration between ANTHRAX's Frank Bello and MEGADETH's David Ellefson — two virtuosic bass players who've anchored some of the fiercest thrash records of all time — has released another new song "Part Of Me". The track, which features a guest appearance by ALICE COOPER guitarist Nita Strauss, is taken from ALTITUDES ...

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DAVE GROHL, COREY TAYLOR, REX BROWN, DAVE LOMBARDO, Others To Perform At 'Dimebash' Tribute To Late PANTERA Guitarist

Once again, Santa Ana, California's Observatory OC (3503 S. Harbor Blvd) will host a massive "Dimebash", a tribute to late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott, on Thursday, January 24. The event will be hosted by Sirius XM's Jose Mangin and will be headlined by an all-star jam of top musicians performing Dime's music and his ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Says 'Versus The World' Album Was 'Turning Point' In Band's Career

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH about their new live DVD/documentary "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm". You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ...

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AMON AMARTH Completes Work On New Album With Producer JAY RUSTON

Swedish death metallers AMON AMARTH have completed work on their new album at Sphere Studios in North Hollywood, California with producer Jay Ruston, who has previously worked with ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER, URIAH HEEP and STONE SOUR. The as-yet-untitled disc is tentatively due this spring via Metal Blade Records. AMON AMARTH vocalist Johan Hegg told

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BARNEY GREENWAY On Why NAPALM DEATH Doesn't Celebrate Album Anniversaries: 'We're An Evolving Band; We Don't Need To Look Backwards'

NAPALM DEATH vocalist Mark "Barney" Greenway recently spoke with France's No Name Radio. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's latest album, "Apex Predator": Barney: "I think it turned out to be a really good album, which I didn't quite know at ...

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EDDIE OJEDA On What Led To 2001 TWISTED SISTER Reunion: 'Everybody Was Broke. The Lack Of Funds Put Us Back Together'

"Epic Ink" star Josh Bodwell conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda at this year's Headbangers Con, which was held November 10-11 in Portland, Oregon. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On TWISTED SISTER's early days: Eddie: "There definitely was a struggle. I mean, once ...

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Albuquerque's Metalhead Mayor Dons PANTERA Christmas Sweater For Bill-Signing Ceremony

Albuquerque, New Mexico's mayor Tim Keller donned a PANTERA Christmas sweater for this past Thursday's (December 27) signing of a bill granting family paid parental leave to city employees. The legislation made Albuquerque the first city in New Mexico to extend paid parental leave benefits to its municipal workforce. Born and raised in Albuquerque, Keller ...

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