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K.K. DOWNING, LES BINKS, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS, DAVID ELLEFSON: Second Guitarist Announced For Upcoming 'MegaPriest' Fest

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) will team up to perform "a full-length set of PRIEST classics" with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson on November 3 in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar will be A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE To 'Ride' With TYLER REDDICK At Richmond Raceway

Tyler Reddick and the No. 2 Richard Childress Racing team will enter the opening race of the 2019 NASCAR XfinitySeries Playoffs with a big dose of celebrity draw, thanks to Gimme Radio and metal band KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. Following the success of MEGADETH's paint scheme at New Hampshire Motor Speedway, KILLSWITCH ENGAGE will now take center ...

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MEGADETH's Cancer-Stricken Frontman DAVE MUSTAINE: 'My Doctors Are Feeling Very Positive Regarding My Progress'

Dave Mustaine, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer, says that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding his progress. The 57-year-old MEGADETH leader announced his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. At the time, he said that he had already begun treatment as part of a plan that his doctors felt had ...

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MACHINE HEAD Frontman Defends Decision To Re-Record 'Burn My Eyes'

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern, along with "Burn My Eyes"-era MH members Chris Kontos (drums) and Logan Mader (guitar), recently went into Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California and re-recorded the debut album in its entirety. The sessions took place several months prior to the start of the "Burn My Eyes" 25th-anniversary ...

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New MEGADETH-Branded Beer 'Saison 13': More Details Revealed

Unibroue has announced the release of Saison 13, a Belgian-style Saison with spices brewed in collaboration with the world-famous metal band MEGADETH. The release marks the second beer collaboration between Unibroue and MEGADETH, following the widely acclaimed À Tout Le Monde "session" Saison. Saison 13 is a nod to MEGADETH's album "Th1rt3en" launched in 2011 ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Animated Lyric Video For 'Love Letter' Song

An animated lyric video for the song "Love Letter" from FLYING COLORS can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Third Degree", which will be released on October 4 via Music Theories Recordings. FLYING COLORS consists of guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS, ex-KANSAS), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY ...

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MEGADETH Bandmates DAVID ELLEFSON And CHRIS POLAND Reunite On Stage In Fullerton (Video)

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson reunited with former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Poland to perform the band's classic songs "The Conjuring" and "Peace Sells" (with former ANTHRAX and current ARMORED SAINT singer John Bush on vocals) on September 5 at Slidebar in Fullerton, California. Video footage of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Slams Bands Who Rely On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'I Think It's Too Easy To Fall Back On Technology'

Sebastian Bach recently spoke to the 94.3 The Shark radio station about his insistence on celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut album on his current tour by performing the entire LP completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "I'm extremely proud to say that we are a band of real, ...

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AIRBOURNE Releases Music Video For 'Boneshaker' Title Track

Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE have released an official music video for their new album's title track, "Boneshaker". The clip was shot during both the band's mainstage performance at this year's Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, and headline set at Skogsrojet festival in Sweden. The video, which was both filmed and edited by Tom Russell, ...

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FREDDIE MERCURY: 'Never Boring' Solo Box Set Due In October

Iconic. Incomparable. Irreplaceable. But never, ever boring. Freddie Mercury's spirit is every bit as central to the fabric of popular music today as it was during his unforgettable lifetime. The spectacular global success of the biopic "Bohemian Rhapsody", with global box office takings now close to one billion U.S. dollars, was a powerful testament to ...

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LEE AARON To Release 'Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll' Live Album

Canadian rock icon Lee Aaron will release the first official live album of her long career exclusively on September 20 via Metalville Records. "Power, Soul, Rock N' Roll" was recorded during Aaron's 2017 German tour at the concerts in Balingen and Nuremberg and will be released as a CD-DVD set in digipak. In addition to ...

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PHIL RIND On Departure Of Founding SACRED REICH Member JASON RAINEY: 'It's A Real Heartbreaking Thing'

Michael Francisco of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with frontman Phil Rind of veteran Arizona thrashers SACRED REICH. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why founding member and longtime guitarist Jason Rainey departed SACRED REICH earlier this year: Phil: "Unfortunately, ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Talks About Making Of 'Set The World Afire' Song For 'Death By Design' Graphic Novel (Video)

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", is accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader Dave ...

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Video Premiere: CRASHDÏET's 'Rust'

The official music video for the song "Rust" from Swedish sleaze rockers CRASHDÏET can be seen below. The track is the title cut of the band's fifth studio album, which will be released on September 13 via Diet Records in Scandinavia and Frontiers Music Srl in the rest of the world. The record marks the ...

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