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ALICE COOPER: 'JOHNNY DEPP Is As Good A Guitar Player As Anybody'

Alice Cooper has defended the guitar playing of his HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES bandmate and famous actor Johnny Depp, saying he's "as good a guitar player as anybody." In addition to HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, Depp has appeared on stage with guitar legend Jeff Beck and has played on studio recordings with AEROSMITH and MARILYN MANSON. In a recent ...

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M.E.T.A.L. - FREEDOM CALL

There are few things in music worse than a power metal band that puts in a half-hearted effort. Dozens of record store discount bins and single-digit viewed Bandcamp pages are loaded with album covers promising over-the-top metallic tales of adventure, mythology and epic battles, only to disappoint with a perfectly competent yet sparkless work of ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: Multi-Camera Video Of Westland, Michigan Concert

Multi-camera video footage of former IRON MAIDEN singer Blaze Bayley performing on May 9 at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan can be seen below (clips edited and produced by George S Pogacich). The third album in Bayley's "Infinite Entanglement" trilogy was released in March 2018. "The Redempton Of William Black" was third part of ...

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Video Premiere: CRASHDÏET's 'Rust'

The official music video for the song "Rust" from Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's fifth studio album, which will be released on September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The record marks the ...

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Listen To New FOZZY Song 'Nowhere To Run'

"Nowhere To Run", a brand new song from FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2017's "Judas" album, tentatively due in the spring of 2020 via RED Music. Jericho recently said ...

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DEMONS & WIZARDS Feat. JON SCHAFFER And HANSI KÜRSCH: Pro-Shot Video Of 'The Gunslinger' Performance From WACKEN OPEN AIR

Professionally filmed video footage of DEMONS & WIZARDS, the side project of ICED EARTH mainman Jon Schaffer and BLIND GUARDIAN singer Hansi Kürsch, performing the song "The Gunslinger" earlier this month at the Wacken Open Air festival in Wacken, Germany can be seen below. "What an insane roller-coaster ride. This clip is a great legacy ...

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GIBSON Announces Release Of CHRIS CORNELL ES-335 Tribute Guitar

Gibson — the all American-made instrument brand — announced today the worldwide launch of the new, limited-edition Chris Cornell ES-335 Tribute guitar. The Chris Cornell ES 335 Tribute honors the rock legend who has left a modern legacy and contribution to music history that transcends genres. A pre-sale will officially begin on August 27; on ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS POLAND Signs To DAVID ELLEFSON's COMBAT RECORDS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland has signed to David Ellefson's relaunched Combat Records label. Combat will release a deluxe reissue of Chris's 1990 solo debut, "Return To Metalopolis", in November. Originally released on Enigma Records in 1990, "Metalopolis" was Poland's return to the stage after his 1987 departure from MEGADETH. Regarded by many as an ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY: 'Eagle Spirit' Lyric Video

The official lyric video for the song "Eagle Spirit" from British heavy metal vocalist Blaze Bayley (IRON MAIDEN, WOLFSBANE) can be seen below. The track is taken from the third album in his"Infinite Entanglement" trilogy, which was released in March 2018. "The Redempton Of William Black" was third part of the trilogy, bringing the sci-fi ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Playing With Members Of LED ZEPPELIN: 'It Was Definitely One Of The Highlights Of My Musical Career'

ALTER BRIDGE and Slash vocalist Myles Kennedy says that his 2008 studio jam with the instrumental members of LED ZEPPELIN was "definitely one of the highlights of [his] musical career." Kennedy rehearsed and wrote music with guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham over the course of two sessions after Page ...

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ORANGE GOBLIN Drummer Denied Entry To U.S. Due To Visa Issues

British stoner metal titans ORANGE GOBLIN will play their previously announced U.S. dates without longtime drummer Chris Turner, who has been denied entry to America due to visa issues. The band's six-show run, which kicks off on Tuesday, August 27, includes select stops in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, Austin and Dallas, as well as ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Releases Video For 'Sleeping Giants' Title Track Feat. DARRYL 'DMC' MCDANIELS

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has released a video for "Sleeping Giants", the title track of his debut solo release, in stores now via Combat Records. "Sleeping Giants" is a companion release to Ellefson's new memoir, "More Life With Deth", in stores now via Jawbone Press. The track features lead vocals by Ellefson's partner, and "More ...

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AIRBOURNE To Release 'Boneshaker' Album In October

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE will release their fifth studio album, "Boneshaker", on October 25 via Spinefarm Records. The cover artwork for the disc is a collaboration between Matt Read of Combustion Ltd., and Sean Tidy of Design House Studio Ltd. On the topic of the artwork, guitarist Matthew Harrison states: "The whole sentiment we were ...

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New FOZZY Song 'Nowhere To Run' To Premiere Tomorrow

"Nowhere To Run", a brand new song from FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — will receive its world premiere tomorrow (Friday, August 23) at 6:00 p.m. EST on Jericho's SiriusXM show "The Rock Of Jericho". FOZZY has spent the last few months recording the ...

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Watch ACE FREHLEY Perform In Atlanta

Fan-filmed video footage of Ace Frehley's August 16 concert at Variety Playhouse in Atlanta, Georgia can be seen below. Last fall, Frehley parted ways with the solo band that backed him on some of his most recent tours — Richie Scarlet on guitar, Chris Wyse on bass and Scot Coogan on drums/vocals — and replaced ...

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