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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is Pursuing 'Revenge Porn' Charges Against Person Who Leaked 'Very Private Video'

Former MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he is pursuing "revenge pornography" charges against the person who leaked his private messages and videos of his interactions with a woman who is not his wife. MEGADETH fired Ellefson on Monday (May 24), two weeks after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving him were posted ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Contributes Music To 'City Of Lies' Film'

Legendary AEROSMITH guitarist and songwriter Joe Perry has contributed five songs to the Brad Furman-directed "City Of Lies" film. Released earlier this year in theaters and VOD and starring Perry's HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate Johnny Depp, "City Of Lies" is due out on Blu-ray and DVD June 8. Based on the book "Labyrinth" by Randall Sullivan ...

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BUCKCHERRY Drops Music Video For Title Track Of New Album 'Hellbound'

Long-running California rockers BUCKCHERRY have released the official music video for the title track of their new album, "Hellbound", due on June 25 via Round Hill Records. The follow-up to 2019's "Warpaint" was recorded last fall in Nashville, Tennessee with producer and songwriter-for-hire Marti Frederiksen, who has previously collaborated with AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, Jonny Lang ...

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DESTRUCTION Announces New Live Blu-Ray, 'Live Attack'

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION will release a new Blu-ray and CD, "Live Attack", on August 13 via Napalm Records. It follows their latest record, "Born To Perish", recalling a nearly two-hour livestream attack the band unleashed in January this year. Dive deep into DESTRUCTION's history with the first crushing single and energetic live video ...

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AFI Shares New Track 'Tied To A Tree'

AFI has shared "Tied To A Tree", the latest track from its eagerly awaited new album "Bodies", due on June 11 via Rise Records. "This is not only my favorite song on the record, but an exemplification of the evolution of the band," guitarist Jade Puget says. Last week, AFI launched a remix contest for ...

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Will DAVID ELLEFSON Join KK'S PRIEST After Being Fired From MEGADETH? TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Responds

Former JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens has seemingly closed the door on the possibility of David Ellefson joining KK'S PRIEST, the new band Tim formed with fellow ex-PRIEST member K.K. Downing. Ellefson performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with Owens, Downing and ex-JUDAS PRIEST drummer Les Binks in November 2019 in Wolverhampton, United ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Got A Visit From 'COVID Police' While In Quarantine

During the latest episode of the "On The RAGS" podast, Gloria Butler, the wife of BLACK SABBATH bassist Geezer Butler, recounted her husband's experience traveling to the United Kingdom earlier this month from their house in Los Angeles. She said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "My husband flew to England where they're having to quarantine still. ...

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Ex-TESTAMENT Bassist GREG CHRISTIAN On DAVID ELLEFSON: 'Sometimes There Are Consequences To Doing Stupid S**t'

Former TESTAMENT bassist Greg Christian has weighed in on David Ellefson's dismissal from MEGADETH, saying "sometimes there are consequences to doing stupid shit." Christian — whose acrimonious January 2014 exit from TESTAMENT was well publicized on these pages — addressed MEGADETH's decision to fire Ellefson while responding to questions on Facebook about his possible interest ...

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Under The Burning Eclipse - STORMRULER

A two-man band featuring certified, virtuoso US death metal heads Jason Asberry (vocals/guitar) and Jesse Schobel (ex-SCOUR, drums/vocals), STORMRULER might give the impression that their debut album is an elaborate affair, not least due to its daunting 19 tracks. In reality, half of those songs are brief, instrumental interludes, and "Under The Burning Eclipse" is ...

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SPIRITBOX To Release Debut Album, 'Eternal Blue', In September

Canadian metal outfit SPIRITBOX will release its debut album, "Eternal Blue", on September 17. The band has also issued a brand new single titled "Secret Garden". Speaking about the LP, SPIRITBOX vocalist Courtney LaPlante states: "We are very anxious to release our album. It is a body of work we have been accumulating for over ...

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Sarcoma - ALLUVIAL

For those who worship at the twin altars of bone-crunching brutality and virtuoso showboating, ALLUVIAL's debut album, "The Deep Longing for Annihilation", was plainly one of 2017's most impressive debuts. Guitarist Wes Hauch is increasingly one of the most admired around, particularly when it comes to modern death metal's cutting edge, and associations with everyone ...

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Avow - PORTAL

Death metal, as with many other metal sub-genres, is built upon a foundation of a variety of substrata. It can be tech death, slam, blackened death metal and much, much more. DEAD CONGREGATION and GRAVE MIASMA have been leading figures of the darker side of death metal since the turn of the millennium. But any ...

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METALLICA's 'Scholars Initiative' Expands Into Eight New Schools

In a year fraught with uncertainty, the Metallica Scholars Initiative outpaced expectations, prompting a unanimous decision by the board of directors to expand the nationwide program from 15 community colleges to 23 in 2021. The Foundation plans to donate $1.6 million in funding with the goal of reinvesting in communities that have supported the band ...

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FOZZY Teases 'Sane' Music Video

FOZZY will release a new single, "Sane", on Friday, May 28. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, to be made available later in the year. A short teaser for the "Sane" music video is available below. This past February, FOZZY singer Chris Jericho told Detroit's WRIF radio station that the follow-up to ...

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