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Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED And His CHOPHOUSE BAND Perform At Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida (Video)

Former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his CHOPHOUSE BAND played two separate benefit shows at the Lighthouse ArtCenter in Tequesta, Florida on February 15 and February 29. Video footage of both performances can be seen below. Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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KANSAS: 'The Absence Of Presence' Album Details Revealed

KANSAS, America's legendary progressive rock band, will release its highly anticipated new studio album, "The Absence Of Presence", on June 26 via InsideOut Music. The band gave fans a sneak preview of what they can expect to hear on the album with this sampler video. "We are really excited for our fans to be able ...

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JAMES HETFIELD, KIRK HAMMETT And JOHN PETRUCCI Featured In New Video Celebrating MESA/BOOGIE' 50th Anniversary

James Hetfield (METALLICA), Kirk Hammett (METALLICA) and John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER) are among the guitar greats who reflect on their first encounter with Mesa/Boogie's Mark I guitar amp in a new seven-minute video celebrating Mesa/Boogie's 50th anniversary. Founder and president Randall Smith offers his perspective on the impact of his landmark discovery, the cascading high ...

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STYX To Stream 2017 Quebec Concert On YouTube Tomorrow

STYX will stream a 2017 Quebec concert tomorrow (Saturday, March 28), with an introduction from singer/guitarist Tommy Shaw, exclusively on the band's YouTube page starting at 5 p.m. PT/8 p.m. ET. STYX is also asking for donations to the band's Rock To The Rescue organization. Two weeks ago, STYX postponed around a dozen shows that ...

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VANDENBERG Announces '2020' Album, Unveils New Lineup

VANDENBERG returns with a new lineup, and studio album titled "2020", which will be released on May 29 via Mascot Records / Mascot Label Group. Led by master guitarist Adrian Vandenberg, the Dutch foursome released three quality albums during the early to mid-'80s, namely, the self-titled 1982 debut (spawning the U.S. hit single "Burning Heart"), ...

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BPMD Feat. BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL And MARK MENGHI: Debut Album To Be Released Via NAPALM

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — has signed a worldwide contract with Napalm Records. The members of BPMD first came together in the summer of 2019 ...

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METALLICA To Stream Complete Live Show Every Monday

METALLICA will launch a new concert series, "#MetallicaMondays", where the band will stream the complete video of a METALLICA live show for fans on the group's YouTube channel and on Facebook every week. The heavy metal giants announced the series in a social media post earlier today. The band wrote: "While we're all doing our ...

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KORN Releases Music Video For 'Can You Hear Me'

KORN's music video for the song "Can You Hear Me" can be seen below. The clip was filmed and directed by Adam Mason and was produced by Elizabeth Mason. "Can You Hear Me" is taken from KORN's latest album, "The Nothing", which came out last September. The disc debuted at No. 8 on the Billboard ...

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KORN Guitarist MUNKY Says Coronavirus Pandemic Is 'Mother Nature Coming To Collect On The Karmic Debt'

KORN guitarist James "Munky" Shaffer has suggested that the coronavirus pandemic could be seen as an example of Mother Nature's pro-active response to humanity's tendency to overexploit natural conditions. Last night (Wednesday, March 18), Shaffer took to his Twitter to share an uplifting viral poem by Minnesota syndicated columnist Laura Kelly Fanucci, and he included ...

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STONE SOUR Releases Demo Version Of 'Sillyworld' Song

STONE SOUR has released a demo version of the song "Sillyworld". The original track appeared on the band's sophomore album, "Come What(ever) May", which came out in 2006. In a statement accompanying the YouTube release of the "Sillyworld" demo, STONE SOUR guitarist Josh Rand wrote: "When James [Root, guitar] was out on tour with SLIPKNOT ...

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TOOL: First Leg Of Spring 2020 North American Tour Postponed

The first leg of TOOL's previously announced spring 2020 North American tour has been postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Rescheduled dates will be announced as soon as possible. All previously purchased tickets for the above dates will be honored for the rescheduled performances. The band wishes everyone well during this difficult period and hopes ...

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Sixth Annual 'Ride For Ronnie' Motorcycle Ride And Concert Postponed Due To Coronavirus Concerns

The sixth annual "Ride For Ronnie" motorcycle ride and concert, originally planned for Sunday, May 17, has been postponed due to concerns surrounding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). The annual event benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund is comprised of a motorcycle ride originating at Harley-Davidson of Glendale followed ...

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Organizers Of SONIC TEMPLE, WELCOME TO ROCKVILLE And EPICENTER Festivals Are 'Assessing The Situation Very Carefully'

The organizers of Sonic Temple, Welcome To Rockville and Epicenter, all of which are scheduled to take place in May, say that they are "assessing the situation very carefully" with regards to the status of this spring's festivals. A number of festivals have been canceled or postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Coachella and Stagecoach ...

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