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HELMET Announces 30th-Anniversary U.S. Tour

HELMET will celebrate its 30th anniversary by embarking on a tour of Europe and the U.S. this fall. That 30-city trek will see the band perform a 30-song set each night with no openers. Band leader Page Hamilton said: "The day John, Peter and I auditioned Henry is the day I consider to be the ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Failed Reunion Of MEGADETH's 'Rust In Peace' Lineup: 'We Gave It Everything We Had To Try To Make It Work'

David Ellefson says that he and Dave Mustaine tried "everything" to make a reunion of MEGADETH's "Rust In Peace" lineup work. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Drummer Nick Menza was approached by Mustaine and Ellefson to replace ...

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PHIL RIND On Asking DAVE MCCLAIN To Rejoin SACRED REICH: 'Instead Of Getting A Guy, Why Not Just Get The Guy?'

Prior to SACRED REICH's May 17 performance in Toronto, Ontario (Canada), bassist/vocalist Phil Rind spoke with Metal Master Kingdom. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why the group decided to make a new album, the forthcoming "Awakening": Phil: "Songs. All that time [since ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Partners With FANTOONS For 'Where Is Lemmy?' Book

Legendary rock heroes find new life in an innovative line of books from Fantoons, best-known for their ongoing relationship with the famous rock n’ roll power trio RUSH. The Los Angeles-based publisher now introduces an expanded fall lineup featuring a new project created in partnership with MOTÖRHEAD. The deal was brokered by Global Merchandising Services, ...

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Y&T Manager Says Rising Touring Costs Have Forced Band To Offer 'Sound Check Experience' At Select Shows

Iconic Bay Area rockers Y&T, whose frontman, Dave Meniketti, has previously said he was completely opposed to fans paying for meet-and-greets, are offering a so-called "Sound Check Experience" at some of their upcoming shows. Meniketti's wife Jill, who manages Y&T, took to her Facebook page earlier today to explain the band's decision to start selling ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Due In September

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — will release its third album, "Third Degree", in September via ...

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MACHINE HEAD's 'Burn My Eyes' 25th-Anniversary Tour To Hit Hollywood Palladium; BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

MACHINE HEAD will bring its "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour to the Hollywood Palladium in Los Angeles on December 20. The crushing night will feature singer and guitarist Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern joined by original "Burn My Eyes" members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar). Building on MACHINE HEAD's "An Evening With…" ...

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DAVE MCCLAIN No Longer Believed In MACHINE HEAD

Dave McClain says that he stopped believing in MACHINE HEAD at the end of his time with the group. The drummer, who was a member of the California metal band from 1995 to 2018, reflected on his MACHINE HEAD tenure during a May 25 interview with "Robb's MetalWorks". Speaking about his decision to exit MACHINE ...

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ANDY SNEAP Says He Has 'No Idea' If He Will Continue Playing With JUDAS PRIEST Once 'Firepower' Tour Ends

Noted metal producer and current JUDAS PRIEST touring guitarist Andy Sneap recently spoke with Christina Rowatt of The Void With Christina. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "most majestic moment" he's experienced while touring with PRIEST: Andy: "Just some of the size ...

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Watch SLAYER Perform In Camden, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of SLAYER's May 24 concert at BB&T Pavilion in Camden, New Jersey can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Steve Easton"). On May 2, SLAYER kicked off Leg Five: North America of its final world tour to say goodbye and thank the fans for more than three decades of great times. ...

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SANCTUARY To Release New Album In 2020

On December 13, 2017, Warrel Dane, the legendary lead singer of SANCTUARY and NEVERMORE, passed away while recording his posthumously released studio album "Shadow Work". At that time, SANCTUARY had already confirmed and announced a U.S. tour supporting ICED EARTH in February and March 2018 and, while shocked by Dane's passing, decided to turn it ...

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