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MEGADETH Drummer DIRK VERBEUREN Explains His Perpetual Smile

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded a new video in which he gets personal with the band's drummer, Dirk Verbeuren. In the 25-minute clip below, Kiko and Dirk talk about the 42-year-old Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer's perpetual smile and laughter, his uncomplicated approach to life and his seemingly inexhaustible love of family and friends. Asked how he ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Former SKID ROW Drummer ROB AFFUSO Accepting 'Open Invitation': '2 Outta 5 Ain't Bad'

Former SKID ROW drummer Rob Affuso has accepted Sebastian Bach's recently issued "open invitation" to "get onstage and jam" during the vocalist's upcoming tour, in which he will celebrate the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut by performing the album in its entirety. During a June 6 interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk, Bach ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON On Outpouring Of Support After DAVE MUSTAINE's Cancer Diagnosis: 'It's Really Wonderful To See'

David Ellefson says that he is thrilled with the overwhelming amount of support his MEGADETH bandmate Dave Mustaine has received after announcing earlier this week that he has been diagnosed with throat cancer. "It's terrific," the MEGADETH bassist told the "Music Mania" podcast (hear audio below). "It's really wonderful to see. And it's good to ...

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MACHINE HEAD Bassist JARED MACEACHERN Dislocates Shoulder

MACHINE HEAD bassist Jared MacEachern has dislocated his shoulder in a mountain biking accident. As a result, he will be forced to wear a sling but will not require any surgery. He is expected to fully recover in time for the launch of the band's "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary tour in October. Jared wrote in ...

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Video Premiere: RIVAL SONS' 'Sugar On The Bone'

RIVAL SONS have shared the official music video for "Sugar On The Bone" from their acclaimed album "Feral Roots". The clip was shot by Patrik Skoglow during RIVAL SONS' recent European headline tour and documents sold-out performances in Oslo, Norway; Stockholm, Sweden; and Copenhagen, Denmark. This fall, RIVAL SONS will embark on a co-headlining U.S. ...

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DIAMOND HEAD Singer Says Partnership With DAVE MUSTAINE's THRASHVILLE MANAGEMENT 'Didn't Work Out'

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal pioneers DIAMOND HEAD have explained the end of their working relationship with MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine. It was announced in December 2017 that DIAMOND HEAD had inked a management deal with Thrashville Management, the company founded by Dave and his son Justis Mustaine. Several months later, the affiliation came to ...

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Video Premiere: SACRED REICH's 'Awakening'

Arizona thrash metal veterans SACRED REICH will release their new album, "Awakening", on August 23 via Metal Blade Records. The band's first LP in 23 years was produced by Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, POWER TRIP and CODE ORANGE, among others. The album marks SACRED REICH's first release since the return ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On DAVE MUSTAINE's Cancer Diagnosis: 'At This Point, We're Optimistic About The Treatments'

Earlier today (Monday, June 17), MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson spoke to "The Classic Metal Show" in what was quite possibly his first interview since the band's leader, Dave Mustaine, announced his throat cancer diagnosis. You can now listen to the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On Mustaine's revelation that he has ...

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