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JASON BECKER Tribute Guitar Sells For $26,000

A Kiesel JB24 Jason Becker tribute guitar signed by a number of guitar legends has sold for $26,111. This exceptional and exquisitely unique instrument is a truly one-of-a-kind signature series axe that not only plays like a beast but has also been signed (with love) by Jason Becker and by 16 of the most celebrated ...

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CRO-MAGS: Lyric Video For New Single 'The Final Test'

New York hardcore legends CRO-MAGS will release their new album, "In The Beginning", on June 19 via Arising Empire and Mission Two Entertainment. The official lyric video for the band's thrashy new single, "The Final Test", can be seen below. "Will you be afraid or will you be at peace when you die?" asks CRO-MAGS ...

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REO SPEEDWAGON Hits Billboard Charts Following 'Ozark' Appearance

Following multi-platinum classic rock band REO SPEEDWAGON appearing in an episode of Netflix's award-winning drama "Ozark", the group finds four of its hits on Billboard's Hot Rock Songs chart, plus an album charting on Top Rock Albums, along with Rock Producers and Rock Songwriters chart positions. "Ozark"'s episode (Season 3, Episode 3) "Kevin Cronin Was ...

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BENEDICTION: New Album Pushed Back To August

Long-running Birmingham, U.K.-based extreme metallers BENEDICTION have been forced to delay the release of their new album due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. Originally scheduled for May, BENEDICTION's next LP is now expected in August. BENEDICTION has released the following statement regarding the change of plans: "It will be of no ...

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D'ADDARIO Engineers Discover Way To Turn Drumheads Into Face Shields

Even before D'Addario, the world's leading musical accessories company, was forced to close its D'Addario string and Evans drumhead factories in New York, they immediately began devising a way to use its engineering and manufacturing expertise to help alleviate the dire shortage of protective gear for New York and the nation's healthcare workers. Led by ...

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ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Members To Take Part In Fundraising Event

On Saturday, April 11, David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit charity started by Grammy-winning MEGADETH co-founder and bassist David Ellefson, will partner with Grammy Music Education Coalition to host "Oh Say Can You Stream", a livestream online fundraiser, powered by Cisco Webex to raise money for the "School's Out" initiative which provides online lessons, ...

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Watch KIKO LOUREIRO's 2015 MEGADETH Audition Video

In April 2015, it was announced that Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro had joined MEGADETH, replacing Chris Broderick, who had left the band five months earlier. In the nine-minute video below, Kiko reveals the story behind his audition for MEGADETH, and shares a clip he sent to David Ellefson and Dave Mustaine of him performing the ...

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MACHINE HEAD Announces Fall 2020 European Tour Dates

MACHINE HEAD has announced the rescheduled dates for the second European leg of its 25th-anniversary tour for the band's classic debut album, "Burn My Eyes". The second run of dates, which was postponed due to a fast-spreading outbreak of the new coronavirus, was originally scheduled to kick off in Zaragoza, Spain on April 19, continuing ...

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ILL NIÑO Putting Finishing Touches On Three New Songs

ILL NIÑO is putting the finishing touches on three new songs, to be released before the end of the month. More information will be made available soon. Last month, ILL NIÑO released the official music video for its latest single, "Sangre". The track, which was originally made available in January 2019, marked the band's first ...

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ROBB FLYNN Downplays MACHINE HEAD Lineup Changes

MACHINE HEAD mainman Robb Flynn has downplayed the number of lineup changes the band has gone through in its nearly three-decade existence. Flynn is the sole remaining original member of MACHINE HEAD, which formed in 1991 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The group recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of its debut album, "Burn My ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA On His Decision To Launch JOURNEY Tribute Band: 'I Just Like The Music'

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOURNEY BEYOND. JOURNEY BEYOND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut on March 6 at The Beacon Theatre in Hopewell, Virginia. Asked how the decision ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Takes His Miniature Horse On A Walk (Video)

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has shared a video of him taking his miniature horse, Rocky, out for a walk on his estate outside Nashville, Tennessee. Check out the clip below. According to public records, Mustaine's home in Franklin is still on the market for $2.498 million. The 11-acre "equestrian estate" includes a nearly 6,842-square-foot home ...

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CATTLE DECAPITATION's 'Bring Back The Plague' Music Video Includes Toilet Paper, Self-Isolation And Hand Sanitizers

The official music video for the song "Bring Back The Plague" from San Diego-based deathgrind masters CATTLE DECAPITATION can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Death Atlas", which was released last November via Metal Blade Records. CATTLE DECAPITATION frontman Travis Ryan comments: "With the cancellation of our ironically titled ...

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