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RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

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KING DIAMOND Mourns Loss Of 4-Year-Old Fan

King Diamond is mourning the loss of one of his youngest fans. The Danish heavy metal singer took to his Facebook page on Friday (February 21) to post a photo of him posing backstage with several of his hardcore devotees sporting King Diamond-style makeup, including four-year-old Larissa and her parents Jeanne and Stone. He wrote ...

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PAGE HAMILTON On Collapse Of HELMET's Classic Lineup: 'Money Kind Of Came In And Changed Things'

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with HELMET frontman Page Hamilton. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On assembling a setlist for their 30th-anniversary tour where the band is playing 30 songs each night: Page: "Everything's kind of mixed together. Some ...

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METAL CHURCH To Release 'From The Vault' In April

West Coast metal veterans METAL CHURCH will release "From The Vault" on April 10 via Rat Pak Records. This latest release is a special edition compilation album that features 14 previously unreleased songs from the Mike Howe era, including four newly recorded studio tracks including a redux of the band's fan favorite classic "Conductor", The ...

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RATT To Be Featured In New GEICO Commercial

According to Metal Sludge, RATT will be featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. Geico has been running a number of hilarious commercials lately, and the RATT spot sounds like it will be another winner. The upcoming commercial will reportedly feature a woman calling an exterminator ...

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Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

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VINNY APPICE, GILBY CLARKE, STEVE LUKATHER, MARC BONILLA, Others To Perform At 'Change AB5' Event

Ultimate Jam Night, the long-running community-oriented music show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, and Independent Music Professionals United present "Change AB5", a night of music and unity to raise awareness surrounding the damaging effects of California's new AB5 law on California's music professionals. The event will be Tuesday, February 18 at the ...

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JOEY KRAMER Rejoins AEROSMITH On Stage In Las Vegas (Video)

Joey Kramer rejoined his AEROSMITH bandmates on stage last night (Monday, February 10) during the group's residency in Las Vegas. The drummer played drums with Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, Tom Hamilton and Brad Whitford at the Park Theater in Vegas, which is where their residency shows are currently being held. After a short film summing ...

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Louisiana Man Pleads Guilty To Burning Three Churches In Effort To Raise His Profile As 'Black Metal' Musician

A 22-year-old black metal fan has pleaded guilty on Monday to setting fire to three black churches in Louisiana. Holden Matthews admitted in court to setting fires to St. Mary Baptist Church Greater Union Baptist and Mount Pleasant Baptist Church over a 10-day period in March and April 2019. All three churches are historically black ...

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SUICIDE SILENCE's MARK HEYLMUN: 'If TRUMP Wins Again, I Very Well Could Just Leave America'

SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun opened up about his political views during a lengthy interview with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The 32-year-old musician, who replaced SUICIDE SILENCE's original lead guitarist Rick Ash in 2005, said that many people put too much emphasis on the world's political affairs when their everyday lives are not drastically ...

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HER CHARIOT AWAITS Feat. ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist And Ex-SIRENIA Singer: Debut Album Due In April

HER CHARIOT AWAITS is a newly formed hard rock/metal group featuring the highly regarded Spanish vocalist Ailyn (ex-SIRENIA) and the awesome American guitarist and producer Mike Orlando (ADRENALINE MOB). The band's self-titled debut will be released on April 10 via Frontiers Music Srl. Today, the band has released the first single and music video, "Dead ...

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PRETTY MAIDS Singer RONNIE ATKINS Announces He Is Cancer-Free

PRETTY MAIDS singer Ronnie Atkins says that he is cancer-free. The Danish musician broke the news of his lung cancer diagnosis in October via the band's Facebook page. He wrote in an open letter to the PRETTY MAIDS fans that his illness "came totally unexpected without any typical symptoms." Earlier today, Atkins released the following ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Pre-LINKIN PARK Band GREY DAZE To Release 'Amends' Album In April

GREY DAZE, Chester Bennington's pre-LINKIN PARK band, will release "Amends", featuring newly recorded music with remastered vocals from the group's long out-of-print and largely undiscovered catalog, on April 10 via Loma Vista Recordings. Accompanying the album announcement, GREY DAZE has simultaneously released a second single from the 11-song collection, "Sickness". A video for the track ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On Brief Stint As OZZY OSBOURNE's Guitarist In 1995: 'There Was Still A Lot Of Craziness In That Camp'

Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast recently conducted an interview with lead guitarist Alex Skolnick of San Francisco Bay Area metallers TESTAMENT. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he's "overqualified" to be playing in TESTAMENT considering his accomplishments in the jazz guitar ...

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