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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Admits It's 'Frustrating' To See JOHN DOLMAYAN Publicly Voicing His Support For DONALD TRUMP

SYSTEM OF A DOWN's Serj Tankian has admitted that it's "frustrating" to see his bandmate John Dolmayan publicly voicing his support for Donald Trump. In recent months, Dolmayan has praised Trump and has accused Democrats of "demonizing" the president and "blaming him for everything under the sun." The drummer also called Democrats "the true bigots" ...

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What Makes A 'Perfect' JUDAS PRIEST Album? ROB HALFORD Responds

During a recent Book Soup virtual event hosted by Rolling Stone's Kory Grow, JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford elaborated on his comment in his autobiography "Confess" where he referred to "British Steel" and "Painkiller" as PRIEST's "masterpieces." Asked what makes a "perfect" PRIEST album, Halford said (see video below): "It's the same as like the ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE: What EDDIE VAN HALEN Meant To Me

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, calling him "one of the greatest" guitar players of all time. The legendary VAN HALEN axeman died on October 6 at the age of 65 after a long battle with cancer. Benante spoke about his admiration for Van Halen during an appearance ...

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KEE MARCELLO Says EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Introduced Keyboards Into Metal'

Former EUROPE guitarist Kee Marcello has credited Eddie Van Halen for "introducing" keyboards into heavy metal. VAN HALEN scored its first number one single in 1984 with "Jump", which featured Eddie playing the synthesizer, a move which was seen as controversial among fans because Eddie was best known for his dazzling guitar solos. According to ...

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AC/DC's ANGUS YOUNG: Why I Chose Not To Include MALCOLM YOUNG's Guitar Tracks On 'Power Up' Album

Two weeks ago, AC/DC released "Shot In The Dark", the first single from the band's long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which is due on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson ...

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PAUL STANLEY Reacts After TRUMP Adviser Compares BIDEN Town Hall To Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has defended former Vice President Joe Biden after a top staffer with President Donald Trump's campaign compared the feel of former Biden's ABC News town hall to that of an episode of the beloved children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". "Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of ...

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KREATOR/Ex-DRAGONFORCE Bassist FRÉDÉRIC LECLERCQ Releases 'WTTP' Music Video From AMAHIRU Project

AMAHIRU, the musical collaboration between Frédéric Leclercq (KREATOR, ex-DRAGONFORCE) and Saki (MARY'S BLOOD, NEMOPHILA), will release its self-titled debut album on November 27 via earMUSIC in Europe and the U.S. and and Ward Records in Japan. The official music video for AMAHIRU's second single, "WTTP", can be seen below. Frédéric and Saki's friendship started in ...

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JINJER Releases Music Video For 'The Prophecy'

Ukrainian modern metal metallers JINJER have released the official music video for the song "The Prophecy". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Macro", which was released in October 2019 via Napalm Records. JINJER bassist Eugene Abdukhanov comments: "When we wrote 'The Prophecy' in 2019, little did we know that it would prophesize ...

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ACE FREHLEY: BRUCE KULICK Blows TOMMY THAYER Off The Stage

Ace Frehley spoke to "That Jamieson Show" about Bruce Kulick's guest appearance on "Origins Vol. 2", the sequel to Ace's 2016 collection of cover songs that inspired the ex-KISS guitarist. "A lot of think I might not be friends with Bruce Kulick," Ace said (see video below). I've been friends with Bruce for 20 years. ...

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We Move As One - IRONED OUT

If you're already feeling frustrated at being unable to attend live shows, wait until you hear IRONED OUT. Metallic hardcore has always been custom designed to get bodies moving and beers flying, but albums as explosive and individual as this one come along only once in a blood-splattered blue moon. With a collective pedigree that ...

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CARMINE APPICE: 'JOHN BONHAM Told Me I Was One Of His Influences'

In a new interview with the "Aftershocks" podcast, legendary drummer Carmine Appice was asked if it's important for him to keep the legacy of John Bonham (LED ZEPPELIN) alive through his recordings and live performances. He responded (see video below): "Well, for me, it's different, because I was around before him. [LED ZEPPELIN] opened up ...

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