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OVERKILL's BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH On What Keeps Him Going: 'What The Hell Else Am I Gonna Do?'

BackStage360 conducted an interview with OVERKILL frontman Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth before the band's February 29 concert at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what keeps him motivated to continue making music and touring four decades after OVERKILL's formation, Blitz said "debt," before adding more seriously: ...

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OVERKILL Has Nine Songs Musically Written For Next Album

OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner spoke to Metal Pilgrim about how he is dealing with the coronavirus crisis and what the touring circuit might look like post-pandemic. "Before this whole [coronavirus] thing started, I would have been in the midst of making two albums anyways," he said (see video below). "Which I'm still gonna be doing, ...

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BUTCHER BABIES: 'We Have A New Album Ready'

BUTCHER BABIES singer Heidi Shepherd was a guest on the latest episode of ELUVEITIE's "Corona Talk", hosted by Fabienne Erni. Speaking about BUTCHER BABIES' plans for the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media, Heidi said (see video below): "We have a new album ready, and we were actually supposed ...

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RUSH's GEDDY LEE To Take Part In Historic Canadian COVID-19 Broadcast

RUSH bassist/vocalist Geddy Lee is among more than four dozen big-name Canadians who have signed on for the historic broadcast "Stronger Together, Tous Ensemble". Airing commercial-free Sunday, April 26 at 6:30 p.m. across all markets/7 p.m. NT and now on hundreds of platforms, Canadian artists, activists, actors, and athletes will share their stories of hope ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Freewill' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Freewill", recorded with each member separated in their own homes. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "Dear friends: Once again, the three of us ...

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VANDENBERG: Lyric Video For New Song 'Freight Train'

The official lyric video for the song "Freight Train" from the new lineup of VANDENBERG can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says '...And Justice For All' Is METALLICA's Best Album: 'It's Them At Their Most Perfect'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan has praised METALLICA's "...And Justice For All" album, calling it "the most complete set of songs" the California metal legends have ever written. While "...And Justice For All" is considered one of METALLICA's classics, it has been criticized almost since the day it was released in 1988 for ...

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EUROPE's JOEY TEMPEST And MIC MICHAELI Record Acoustic Version Of 'Walk The Earth' In Support Of 'Doctors Without Borders'

Vocalist Joey Tempest and keyboardist Mic Michaeli of Swedish hard rockers EUROPE have recorded a new, acoustic version of "Walk The Earth", the title track of the band's latest album. All proceeds generated from views and sharing of the song will be given to a charity close to EUROPE's hearts, Médecins Sans Frontières – Doctors ...

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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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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT And SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members Cover RUSH's 'La Villa Strangiato' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "La Villa Strangiato", recorded with each member separated in their own homes. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "The three of us - Alex, ...

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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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Headwars - JIM DAVIES

One of the strangest things about nostalgia for the '90s is how people tend to focus on grunge and nu-metal as the decade's primary phenomena. Both genres started well and ended badly, leaving a lot of truly dismal music behind. And a few classics, I'll grant you. But smart folk know that the '90s was ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT And SUICIDAL TENDENCIES Members Cover RUSH's 'YYZ' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT) and Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) have shared their version of the RUSH classic "YYZ", recorded with each member separated in their own homes. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an accompanying message: "Here is our version of the @Rush classic #YYZ ...

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Legendary Finnish Rock Manager SEPPO VESTERINEN Dies At 71

Legendary Finnish rock manager Seppo Vesterinen has died at the age of 71. Vesterinen, who was instrumental in guiding the careers of some of Finland's most globally successful music acts, including HIM, HANOI ROCKS and THE RASMUS, passed away Thursday evening (April 2) at a hospital in Ekenäs after a lengthy illness, according to the ...

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FORBIDDEN Singer RUSS ANDERSON Reveals Rehab Stint For Alcohol Abuse

FORBIDDEN singer Russ Anderson disclosed earlier on Friday that he entered a rehabilitation facility six months ago, saying he had hit "rock bottom" after "drinking heavily" most of his life. Earlier today (April 3), Anderson issued the following statement via the FORBIDDEN social media challens: "To my fans and friends. Yes, I'm still alive! "October ...

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