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There Are Now Officially Two Different Versions Of CRO-MAGS

CRO-MAGS members John Joseph and Mackie Jayson have reached an agreement with their former bandmate Harley Flanagan over the rights to the group's name. Going forward, Joseph and Jayson will perform as CRO-MAGS JM while Flanagan will get to use the CRO-MAGS name for his own version of the band. The news of the settlement ...

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LAST IN LINE Bassist Slams 'Media' And 'Haters' For Not Giving Up After Release Of MUELLER Report

LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has slammed the "media" and "haters" for not "giving up" less than a week after special counsel Robert Mueller released a report on his investigation into Russian election interference and possible obstruction of justice by President Donald Trump. Soussan tweeted: "Despite 14 anti Trump lawyers with nothing found, media ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Pays Tribute To Late Composer/Conductor MICHAEL KAMEN

Lars Ulrich has paid tribute to late composer and conductor Michael Kamen, who spearheaded METALLICA's first performance with the San Francisco Symphony. The concert, which took place in 1999 at the Berkeley Community Theater, yielded the Grammy Award-winning live album "S&M". This September, METALLICA will once again join forces with the San Francisco Symphony for ...

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JINJER Announces North American Headline Tour

One of the hardest-working bands in the heavy metal landscape at the moment, Ukrainian juggernaut JINJER has announced a fall headline tour of North America. Support on the trek will come from THE BROWNING. The tour starts September 7 in St. Louis. Missouri and runs through November 2 in Portland, Oregon. Before they return stateside, ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says METAL ALLEGIANCE Writes 'Really Compelling Music'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says one of the keys to supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE is writing "really compelling music," which allows him and his bandmates to be more selective when it comes time to determine which guest vocalists will be singing on their songs. Comprised of Ellefson, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Happy With A Guitar In My Hand'

Banger TV 's Daniel Dekay recently conducted an interview with guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE). You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On jumpstarting his musical career: John: "I drove out with the drummer from MEGADETH, Chuck Behler, he was on the 'So Far…So ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Teases 'Promises' Single

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). A snippet of the album's first single, "Promises", is available below. The ...

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DREAM THEATER's MIKE MANGINI: 'We're Not Selfish, But We're Going To Do What We Want'

Mistress Carrie of Boston radio station WAAF recently conducted an interview with drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER fans point out the band's mistakes after a live performance: Mike: "Let me tell you something: ...

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Former MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, LIZZY BORDEN Members To Take Part In 'From Classical To Rock' Benefit Concert

"From Classical To Rock" has once again joined forces with the non-profit Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded concert benefiting local schools. Set to take place on May 11 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, the event will bring aspiring high school musicians from local high schools, together with rock stars ...

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SEPULTURA Banned From Playing In Lebanon Over 'Devil Worship' Accusations

According to Albawaba, Lebanese authorities have banned SEPULTURA from performing in the country, accusing the Brazilian/American band of "insulting Christianity" and being "devil worshippers." Concert promoters Skull Session announced on Friday (April 19) that authorities refused to process the bandmembers' visas, foring them to cancel a planned SEPULTURA's gig in Beirut's Hamra district ...

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DAVE GROHL Busks In Seattle With BRANDI CARLILE (Video)

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile delivered a surprise performance on Saturday (April 20) in Seattle, playing a brief set that included a rendition of THE BEATLES' "Let It Be". The musicians reportedly busked for 15 to 20 minutes in the city's Pike Place Market, ...

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JOHN BUSH And CHARLIE BENANTE Reunite To Perform ANTHRAX's 'Only' And 'Room For One More' In San Francisco (Video)

Ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush reunited with his former bandmate Charlie Benante to play the group's songs "Only" and "Room For One More" during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Bush fronted ANTHRAX between 1992 and 2005 but was sidelined ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases His New SLIPKNOT Mask (Again)

Corey Taylor took to Instagram on Saturday (April 20) to post a teaser photo of what appears to be his new SLIPKNOT mask. He wrote in an accompanying caption: "Soon." Taylor is working on the mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates ...

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JACK OSBOURNE Celebrates 16 Years Of Sobriety

Jack Osbourne took to social media on to celebrate 16 years of sobriety. The 33-year-old son of Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne credited his friends for helping him live his life without drugs or alcohol. On Sunday, he Instagrammed an image revealing he had been sober for 16 years, 192 months, 5,845 days or 140,263 hours. ...

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PERRY FARRELL Calls Attorney General WILLIAM BARR A 'Scoundrel' And A 'Wretched Individual'

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has called Attorney General William Barr a "scoundrel" and a "wretched individual." On Thursday (April 18), Farrell tweeted a photo showing Barr with a hand-drawn moustache and wearing glasses with one lens blacked out. He wrote in an accompanying message: "Promised I wouldn't watch the morning's news for a while, ...

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FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE Frontman On 'Veleno': 'Diversity Makes The Album More Varied And Dynamic'

Josh Rundquist of That Drummer Guy recently conducted an interview with vocalist Francesco Paoli of Italian orchestral-death giants FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE about the band's forthcoming new studio album, "Veleno". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE: Francesco: "We had ...

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BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE: Video Of Entire Moscow Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE's entire April 19 concert at Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. Featured songs: 0:00 Don't Need You 5:13 Over It 9:18 Your Betrayal 15:10 4 Words To Choke Upon 19:25 You Want A Battle? (Here's A War) 24:19 The Poison 28:22 Letting You Go ...

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