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GUS G. Says Lack Of Over-The-Top Guitar Playing On OZZY OSBOURNE's 'Ordinary Man' Album 'Was Probably Done On Purpose'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who joined Ozzy Osbourne's band more than a decade ago, was asked in a new interview with the "Talk Toomey" podcast if he was able to listen to the legendary BLACK SABBATH singer's solo album objectively. Released in February, "Ordinary Man" features producer Andrew Watt on guitar, with additional guest ...

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Firewind - FIREWIND

You won't get many surprises from a FIREWIND record. And why would you want them? Gus G has consistently demonstrated his mastery of melodic heavy metal, not to mention the art of guitar playing, and whichever of the band's multiple vocalists has been front and center, FIREWIND have been thoroughly consistent. A muscular, streamlined alternative ...

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GRIM REAPER Members Reunite Remotely For 'Quarantine Jam' Of BLACK SABBATH Classic 'Heaven And Hell'

GRIM REAPER vocalist Steve Grimmett has reunited remotely with the band's founding member, riff writer and guitarist Nick Bowcott, to record a "quarantine jam" version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Heaven And Hell". "It's all [renowned Internet guitar teacher] Steve Stine's fault," quips Bowcott. "He's the guy who was nice/dumb enough (delete as you deem ...

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TOOL's ADAM JONES Shares 'Pneuma' Guitar Tutorial Video

TOOL's Adam Jones has shared a "guitar tutorial" video for the song "Pneuma". The guitarist uploaded the video to his Instagram account and he included the following message: "A little tutorial share. Dressing room guitar lesson of the last verse in 'Pneuma' made for my guitar friend and supporter Axe Of Creation while we were ...

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Video Premiere: FIREWIND's 'Welcome To The Empire'

FIREWIND, the band featuring former OZZY OSBOURNE guitarist Gus G., has released the official music video for the song "Welcome To The Empire". The track is taken from the band's ninth, self-titled studio album, which will be made available on May 15. The clip was directed by Panagiotis Kountouras, while the visual effects and post-production ...

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GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA, MASTERPLAN Members Join Forces For Epic Metal Cover Of 'We Are The World'

Over 50 rock and metal musicians, including members of GRIM REAPER, FIREWIND, CYHRA and MASTERPLAN, have joined forces to record an epic metal cover of "We Are The World" while in quarantine. The project is the brainchild of Norwegian musician Marius Danielsen of the band DARKEST SINS. The original version of the star-studded charity single ...

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MARILYN MANSON's New Album Is 'Finished' And It Is A 'Masterpiece,' Says Collaborator SHOOTER JENNINGS

Marilyn Manson has completed work on his highly anticipated new studio album. The project's status was revealed by collaborator Shooter Jennings, who took to his Instagram to say that the follow-up to 2017's "Heaven Upside Down" was "finished," also calling it a "masterpiece." Manson replied to Shooter's post, writing in the comments "Finished masterpiece album" ...

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Watch JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS Perform 'I Hate Myself For Loving You' On Rolling Stone's 'In My Room' Music Series

Rolling Stone and Gibson have teamed up to offer a special week-long series of music performances and give music fans the first-ever chance to make a charitable donation to support musicians worldwide and walk away with a piece of rock 'n' roll history. Rolling Stone's "In My Room" presented by Gibson was headlined last Friday ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Celebrates 17 Years Of Sobriety

Jack Osbourne is celebrating the 17th anniversary of his getting sober. The 34-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne credited "strong sober people" with helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. Earlier today (Tuesday, Apriul 21), he Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober for 17 years, 204 months, 6,211 days or ...

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PUDDLE OF MUDD Frontman Fires Back At Critics After NIRVANA Cover Goes Viral: 'Toxic People Are A Waste Of Time'

PUDDLE OF MUDD frontman Wes Scantlin has fired back at critics after his band's cover version of a NIRVANA classic went viral. Over the weekend, Scantlin posted a message on social media in an apparent response to negative Internet chatter over who PUDDLE OF MUDD's rendition of "About A Girl", the 1989 track originally performed ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: 'No Matter What, Never Lose Faith Or Stop Believing That God Has A Plan'

Openly Christian hard rockers STRYPER have finished recording their new album, due later in the year via Frontiers Music Srl. At least some of the sessions took place at SpiritHouse Recording Studios in Northampton, Massachusetts. Earlier today (Friday, April 17), STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet took to his Instagram to write: "I'm so thankful to say ...

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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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DEFTONES Are Still Mixing New Album

DEFTONES drummer Abe Cunningham has offered an update on the band's follow-up to 2016's "Gore" album, which was recently recorded for a tentative late 2020 release. "We're currently mixing it," he said in an Instagram video earlier today (see below). "Given the current situation, it's been a bit difficult to get everyone in the same ...

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