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STATIC-X's TONY CAMPOS On WAYNE STATIC's Death: 'I Felt Like He Never Got The Proper Send-Off'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos spoke to Keen Eye 4 Concerts about the band's massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. Asked how Static's passing affected him and his bandmates on a personal ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of DEF LEPPARD's Second Las Vegas Residency

DEF LEPPARD kicked off its second Las Vegas residency last Wednesday night (August 14) at Zappos Theater at Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino. An eight-and-a-half-minute behind-the-scenes look at the gig is available below. The band's 23-song set included two tracks which had never been performed before — "Let Me Be" from "X" and "We Belong" ...

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BEAST IN BLACK Vocalist Says New Album 'From Hell With Love' 'Turned Out Even Better Than Expected'

A&P-Reacts conducted an interview with vocalist Yannis Papadopoulos of Finnish melodic metallers BEAST IN BLACK at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the success of their 2017 "Berserker" debut put pressure on BEAST IN BLACK for its follow-up, ...

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X JAPAN's YOSHIKI Donates $94,000 In Support Of Victims And Survivors Of Kyoto Animation Fire

X JAPAN's Yoshiki has donated 10 million Japanese yen (approximately $94,000) in support of the victims and survivors of the Kyoto Animation fire which occurred on July 18. After learning about the tragedy that befell the studio, Yoshiki made the donation to the dedicated support fund established by Kyoto Animation through his 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization ...

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DEZ FAFARA: 'COAL CHAMBER's Not Coming Back'

DEVILDRIVER's recent co-headlining tour with STATIC-X saw the Dez Fafara-fronted outfit performing material from COAL CHAMBER, the band that put him on the musical map and gave him his first and only gold-certified album in the shape of the group's 1997 debut. COAL CHAMBER existed for ten years before disbanding in 2003 to pursue other ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Rings Now Available From THE GREAT FROG

The Great Frog, which has been hand-crafting rock jewelry in Carnaby, London since 1972, has announced a collaboration with British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST. The Great Frog comments: "It is with great pleasure and excitement we announce the release of our TGF x Judas Priest collaboration. Inspired by some of the band's most iconic ...

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DON DOKKEN And GEORGE LYNCH Don't Rule Out More DOKKEN Reunion Shows: 'It's Based On Opportunity'

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, July 30) edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, George Lynch and Don Dokken spoke about the possibility of further shows featuring the renuted classic lineup of DOKKEN. "It's based on opportunity that anybody would take, because it's a good opportunity," ...

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Video: KISS Performs 'Beth' In Manchester

Fan-filmed video footage of KISS performing the band's hit ballad "Beth" on July 12 at Manchester Arena in Manchester, England can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "Chromeboy2003"). In a 2014 issue of Rolling Stone magazine, KISS frontman Paul Stanley and original KISS drummer Peter Criss sparred over "Beth", which holds the distinction of ...

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STATIC-X And DEVILDRIVER Announce Fall 2019 Leg Of Co-Headline North American 'Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary' Tour

STATIC-X and DEVILDRIVER are continuing their onslaught of North America this fall with a second leg of the massively successful "Wisconsin Death Trip 20th Anniversary" tour, which celebrates the 20th anniversary of STATIC-X's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and pays homage to the group's late frontman Wayne Static. With several sold-out shows from the first ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Recalls First Performance With SEBASTIAN BACH: 'There Was Something Magical About It'

In conjunction with a recent Metal Hammer retrospective on SKID ROW's self-titled 1989 debut, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo spoke at length about the group's early years with writer Clay Marshall. Some select "outtakes" from the interview appear below (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting bassist Rachel Bolan: Snake: "We weren't childhood friends — we met ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Debuts His New Jackson X Series Signature Concert Bass (Video)

In the six-and-a-half-minute video below, MEGADETH's David Ellefson gives an in-depth overview of his all-new X Series Signature David Ellefson Concert Bass CBXM IV and V models, running down its features from headstock to bridge and sharing his design inspiration. "When we started designing these, my first thought was 'let's do something more traditional,'" says ...

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Reunited MASSACRE Signs With U.K.'s UNITED TALENT AGENCY

Resurrected Florida death metal veterans MASSACRE have been added to the roster of U.K.'s United Talent Agency, under the representation of Ben Ward for all territories (excluding North America). The current lineup of the band features three-fourths of the original team that is responsible for the classic death metal material that became the album "From ...

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