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RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) is filming a video for his upcoming single, "Venom", today in the Los Angeles area. The official release date for the song has not yet been announced. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he is working on material for a possible new solo album. "I ...

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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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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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EXODUS Rejoined By Guitarist RICK HUNOLT For Special Appearance At METAL ALLEGIANCE Concert

Ex-EXODUS guitarist Rock Hunolt rejoined his former bandmates Gary Holt (guitar), Tom Hunting (drums) and Steve "Zetro" Souza (vocals) to perform several of the group's classic songs during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. The Fillmore show followed a screening of new metal documentary "Murder In The Front Row: ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Says He Got A 'Cold Reception' At GENE SIMMONS's 'Vault' Event: 'I Was Treated Very Indifferently'

Vinnie Vincent says that he got a "cold reception" when he joined his former bandmate Gene Simmons a year ago at the KISS bassist/vocalist's "Vault" event in Nashville, Tennessee. The ex-KISS guitarist, who famously filed multiple lawsuits against his former bandmates, alleging unpaid songwriting royalties, spoke about the experience of seeing Simmons again during a ...

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SKID ROW, GRAYSON MANOR Members Join Forces In AMERICAN TERROR

EMP Label Group, the label founded by MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has signed AMERICAN TERROR, the band featuring members of GRAYSON MANOR, SKID ROW, SUGAR RAY and PHUNK JUNKEES. AMERICAN TERROR will release its self-titled debut EP in the early summer. The EP was engineered, produced, and mixed by vocalist Brad Cox (GRAYSON MANOR) at ...

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DAVE GROHL And Mom To Give Talk At 'Canadian Music Week'

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and his mother, Virginia Hanlon Grohl, will give a talk together at the 2019 edition of Canadian Music Week, the northern nation's big music conference and festival that will take place in Toronto next month. The 37th annual event takes place from May 6 ...

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RIVAL SONS Release Music Video For 'Too Bad'

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS has released the official music video for the song "Too Bad" The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Feral Roots", which was released on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. "Feral Roots" was produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A, and ...

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WARRANT Teams Up With SWEENEY RACING For Northeast Run

Take a four-time late model racing championship team and mix it together with a hard-hitting, full-out rock and roll quintet that has rocked generations for decades. Separately, the two generate energy from fans and provide some of the best entertainment around. Blended together, auto racing and rock and roll fit like a hand and glove. ...

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POSSESSED's JEFF BECERRA Recounts 1989 Armed Robbery Attempt That Left Him Paralyzed And Wheelchair-Bound

Californian death metal pioneers POSSESSED originally split in 1987, leaving behind a short but highly influential legacy, most notably their 1985 "Seven Churches" debut, widely considered to be the first-ever death metal album. Internal tensions after the release of 1987's "The Eyes Of Horror" EP led to the band's dissolution, with guitarist Larry Lalonde joining ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS Announces Spring 2019 Headline Tour

ALL THAT REMAINS has announced a spring 2019 headline tour with support from UNEARTH, BIG STORY and THE 9TH PLANET OUT. The trek will kick off on May 30 in Amityville, New York and conclude on June 15 in Poughkeepsie, New York. ALL THAT REMAINS is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, ...

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JIMMY PAGE Shares Psychedelic Story Behind His Famous FENDER Guitar

In the video below, Jimmy Page shares the psychedelic story behind his famous Fender guitar. Page's custom shop "mirror" and "dragon" Telecaster models — a historic, hands-on collaboration between Fender Custom Shop master builder Paul Waller and Page himself — are modeled after Page's beloved 1959 Fender Telecaster. At each stage in its evolution, this ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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