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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON And Some Of His Famous Friends Are Offering Free Music Lessons To Kids Displaced By Coronavirus

The David Ellefson Youth Music Foundation, the nonprofit started in 2018 by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the "School's Out" initiative, providing free music lessons and one-on-one mentoring sessions via Skype from major artists to students stuck at home due to COVID-19 restrictions. The Skype sessions will be held by legendary rock and metal ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Returns To Live Stage After Surgery (Video)

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose returned to the live stage last night (Saturday, December 28) at the the Georgia Theater in Athens, Georgia as part of "Sevendust Acoustic Xmas" — a three-city swing through Florida and Georgia in between Christmas and New Year's Eve. The show marked Rose's first live appearance since he underwent surgery earlier in ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Discusses Inspiration For First Three Singles From 'God Bless The Renegades' Solo Album (Video)

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. Video footage of Lowery discussing the inspiration behind the LP's first three singles, "Kings", "Alive" and "God Bless The Renegades", can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", ...

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SEVENDUST's CLINT LOWERY Releases Music Video For 'Alive' Song

SEVENDUST co-founder, guitarist and vocalist Clint Lowery will release his debut solo album, "God Bless The Renegades", on January 31, 2020 via Rise Records. The official Mark Lediard-directed music video for the track "Alive" can be seen below. The first single from the album, "Kings", arrived last month. At the time, Lowery said that the ...

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GLENN DANZIG's Vampire Spaghetti Western Completes Filming: 'It's Pretty Crazy,' He Says

Glenn Danzig has completed filming his next movie. It is the follow-up to his "Verotika" feature film directorial debut, which received its premiere in June. Glenn spoke about his new project during a question-and-answer session for the Philadelphia screening of "Verotika" on Friday (December 13) at the Philadelphia Film Center. Danzig said (see video below): ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE In 'Stable' Condition After Being Hospitalized

SEVENDUST drummer Morgan Rose is in "stable" condition after being hospitalized for an undisclosed illness earlier in the week. On Wednesday (December 11), SEVENDUST announced that it was canceling its previously announced U.K. shows as the support act for ALTER BRIDGE and SHINEDOWN because Morgan was "sick" and "under doctor's orders not to leave the ...

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SEVENDUST Will Wait Until Summer 2020 To Release New Album

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery says that the band has "pretty much wrapped" the recording process for its new album. The follow-up to last year's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among others. ...

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DISTURBED, DEFTONES, DAVID LEE ROTH, GODSMACK, STAIND, Others Confirmed For Next Year's EPICENTER Festival

The music lineup has been announced for Epicenter 2020, set to take place May 1, 2 and 3 at Rock City Campgrounds at Charlotte Motor Speedway in Concord, North Carolina. As previously announced, rock icons METALLICA will headline Friday, May 1 and Sunday, May 3, performing two different headlining sets. Multi-platinum band DISTURBED will headline ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Announces February 2020 U.S. Tour

ALTER BRIDGE has announced the first 2020 U.S. leg of the "Walk The Sky" tour. The band will play a kick-off date in Lake Charles, Lousiana at the Golden Nugget Casino on January 31 before jumping on board ShipRocked cruise as co-headliner alongside HALESTORM. Back on land, the band will be making stops in Nashville, ...

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HAMMERFALL Guitarist: 'I Think Individuality Is What Separates Swedish Bands From The Rest Of The World'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast conducted an interview with guitarist Oscar Dronjak of Swedish melodic metallers HAMMERFALL prior to the band's October 25 concert at Riot Room in Kansas City, Missouri in support of SABATON. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he ...

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WARRANT Guitarist On JANI LANE: 'When He Was At The Top Of His Game, It Was Amazing'

Clint Switzer of the "Music Mania" podcast recently conducted an interview with WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On celebrating the 30th anniversary of WARRANT's "Dirty Rotten Filthy Stinking Rich" debut: Joey: "It's a little strange to think that everything that we've ...

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ROB ZOMBIE And SHERI MOON ZOMBIE To Take Part In Q&A Following '3 From Hell' Screening In Universal City

Rob Zombie and his wife, Sheri Moon Zombie, will take part in a question-and-answer session at Universal Cinema AMC at CityWalk Hollywood in Universal City, California on October 14, immediately following the encore screening of his movie "3 From Hell". The sequel to Zombie's 2005 film "The Devil's Rejects", "3 From Hell" brings back Sid ...

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SEETHER Bassist Marries Longtime Girlfriend

SEETHER bassist Dale Stewart married his longtime girlfriend Michelle Thomas on Saturday, September 21 in Savannah, Georgia. SEETHER frontman Shaun Morgan served as best man at the event, while guitarist Corey Lowery was one of the groomsmen. According to the couple's page on The Knot wedding web site, "Dale and Michelle ...

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SEVENDUST Guitarist On Inviting WOLFGANG VAN HALEN To Play Drums On His Solo Record: 'He Can Do It All'

SEVENDUST guitarist Clint Lowery recently spoke with the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 4:34 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who produced SEVENDUST's 2018 album "All I See Is War": Clint: "We had some mutual friends that ...

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SAINT ASONIA Collaborated With BREAKING BENJAMIN, STARSET Members On 'Flawed Design'

SAINT ASONIA vocalist/guitarist Adam Gontier (ex-THREE DAYS GRACE) and guitarist Mike Mushok (also of STAIND) recently spoke with Paulie Walnuts of HardDrive Radio. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's newest members, drummer Sal Giancarelli (also of STAIND) and bassist Cale Gontier (Adam's cousin): ...

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CROBOT To Release 'Motherbrain' Album This Month; 'Low Life' Video Available

CROBOT will release its fourth album, "Motherbrain", on August 23 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. The disc sees the Pennsylvania quartet — Brandon Yeagley (lead vocals, harmonica), Chris Bishop (guitar, vocals) and Dan Ryan (drums) — striking a delicate balance between hard-charging riffs, ass-shaking funk, and out-of-this-world reflective stage attire. James Lascu and Eddie Collins ...

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SEETHER Frontman Has 30 Song Ideas For Next Album

SEETHER will enter the studio in the fall to begin recording the follow-up to 2017's "Poison The Parish" albumfor a tentative early 2020 release. Speaking to Meltdown fo Detroit's WRIF radio station at last weekend's Riff Fest, guitarist Corey Lowery stated about SEETHER's plans for a new LP: "We're gonna start working on a new ...

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