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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Says IRON MAIDEN Performs All Of Its Songs In The Original Key: 'We Don't Detune, Like Some Other People Do'

During his October 27 spoke-word appearance in Vienna, Austria, IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson talked about his vocal warm-up technique and his insistence on performing the band's songs in their original key. He said (see video below): "People ask me, 'How do you warm up your voice before a show?' And, actually, I do about ...

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THE MUSIC OF CREAM Announces 2020 'Disraeli Gears' Tour

THE MUSIC OF CREAM, the pedigree of hallowed '60s trio CREAMKofi Baker (Ginger Baker's son), Malcolm Bruce (Jack Bruce's son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton's nephew) — has announced an exciting new tour for 2020. Honoring the legendary band's landmark album "Disraeli Gears", the 40-date North American outing will feature "Disraeli Gears" performed ...

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SCOTT GORHAM Says Recording A THIN LIZZY Album Without PHIL LYNOTT Was 'Not Going To Happen'

"In The Basement With Jesse Bruce" of Grand Haven, Michigan radio station 93.1 WMPA recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Scott Gorham. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's new album, "Another State Of Grace": Scott: "If ...

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Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Dies

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker has died. He was 80 years old. After previously announcing that he was critically ill and asking fans to "please keep him in your prayers," his family said Ginger "passed away peacefully" on Sunday morning (October 6) at a hospital in the United Kingdom. "He was in no pain and ...

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CREAM's GINGER BAKER Is 'Holding His Own' In Hospital

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "holding his own," less than a week after being admitted to the hospital. Last Wednesday (September 25), Ginger's family revealed that he was "critically ill" and called on fans to "keep him in your prayers tonight." Earlier today (Sunday, September 29), the 80-year-old's family took to social media to ...

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Ex-KISS Guitarist BRUCE KULICK Joins Horror Icons COURTNEY GAINS And JOHN FRANKLIN On New 'Dreams In The Witch House' Track

On September 23, "Dreams In The Witch House: Penitentiary" was released and offered as a free download through October 31, Halloween. The track's musicians include former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, guitarist Douglas Blair, cello sensation Tina Guo, MOTHER'S FINEST bassist Wyzard and EASY ACTION drummer Björn Höglund. Joining them on vocals ...

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TOBIAS FORGE Says Some Of GHOST's Former 'Nameless Ghouls' Were 'Uncomfortable With The Idea Of Not Getting Recognition'

GHOST leader Tobias Forge recently spoke with Cassius Morris of "The Cassius Morris Show" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's recent touring: Tobias: "I'd say that this tour — this tour cycle, album cycle — has been very smooth. At least from ...

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Legendary CREAM Drummer GINGER BAKER Is 'Critically Ill'

Legendary CREAM drummer Ginger Baker is "critically ill" and in the hospital, his family has revealed. "Please keep him in your prayers tonight," the family wrote in a brief statement posted to Baker's official Twitter account on Wednesday afternoon. Baker, who turned 80 in August, has experienced a number of health issues in recent years. ...

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