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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps TESLA, SACRED REICH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members For Cover Of DEF LEPPARD's 'Wasted'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Has No Regrets About 'St. Anger' Snare Drum Sound: 'I Stand Behind It A Hundred Percent'

During an appearance earlier today (Wednesday, July 29) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich defended the band's controversial 2003 album "St. Anger", which was criticized by many fans for its lack of guitar solos, extended riffs, its raw production and the thin drum sound. Asked if he stands behins the ...

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Watch GWAR Perform Acoustic Set For AV CLUB

The AV Club has had the honor of being blessed with the presence of your Lords and Masters GWAR, five times so far. Taking part in the AV Club's "Under Cover" series, the Scumdogs Of The Universe gave their take on songs including: KANSAS's "Carry On Wayward Son", Billy Ocean's "Get Outta My Dreams, Get ...

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METALLICA-Headlined AFTERSHOCK Festival Canceled For 2020 Due To COVID-19 Pandemic; Rescheduled For 2021

The 2020 edition of the Aftershock festival, which was scheduled to take place October 9-11 at Discovery Park in Sacramento, California, has officially been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic which is sweeping the globe. METALLICA and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, who were slated to headline this year's event, will now perform at next year's installment ...

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Watch DONALD TRUMP 'Sing' IRON MAIDEN's 'Run To The Hills'

YouTube user Lars Von Retriever, who splices together excerpts from President Donald Trump's speeches to popular metal songs as part of a series he calls "Metal Trump", has uploaded his latest concoction, Metal Trump's take on the IRON MAIDEN classic "Run To The Hills". Check it out below. Lars Von Retriever's previously crafted Metal Trump ...

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Ex-STATIC-X Guitarist TRIPP EISEN To EDSEL DOPE: 'You Hired DONALD TRUMP's Law Firm To Ensure That You Can Steal My Songs'

Ex-STATIC-X guitarist Tripp Eisen has responded to DOPE leader Edsel Dope over accusations that Tripp's former bandmates took undeserved songwriting credit on some of the tracks on the group's just-released "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" album. The first of two volumes, "Project Regeneration Vol. 1" features 12 brand new tracks, containing many of the final vocal ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH To CHRIS JERICHO: 'Don't Pretend That You Do What I Do'

Sebastian Bach has continued his Twitter tirade against Chris Jericho over allegations that the FOZZY frontman uses pre-recorded vocal tracks during live performances. Just hours after Bach initially accused Jericho of "miming to a tape" at FOZZY concerts, the former SKID ROW vocalist defended his position, firing back against several Jericho supporters over their claim ...

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LACUNA COIL: Third Episode Of 'On Tour' Internet Video Series

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL recently launched a new Internet video series called "On Tour With Lacuna Coil". Each clip will contain behind-the-scenes footage from the band's 2019 "Black Anima" European tour. The third "On Tour With Lacuna Coil" episode, focusing on the band's concert in Bologna, Italy, can be seen below. Says LACUNA COIL ...

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GENTLE GIANT Reunites Virtually For First Time In Four Decades

The classic GENTLE GIANT lineup has reunited for the first time since 1980 for a unique new video. Pieced together over the last few months, it's a brand new performance of "Proclamation" (originally from the band's 1974 album "The Power & The Glory"), including appearances from GENTLE GIANT alumni Derek, Ray and Phil Shulman, Gary ...

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We Are One - U.D.O. And The Musikkorps Der Bundeswehr

There comes a time in nearly every veteran metal musician's life when the urge to collaborate with an orchestra becomes irresistible. It's actually quite surprising that Udo Dirkschneider waited so long to conjure a project as unashamedly overblown as "We Are One", but if anyone has earned the right to tick off the few remaining ...

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STEVE VAI Discusses Upcoming Projects

In an interview with Guitar.com, legendary guitarist Steve Vai revealed that he has several new albums in the works. "My original plan was to record three trio-based instrumental guitar records that have no overdubs," he said. "One record was going to be all clean guitar tones. The second one was going ...

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Producer TOM WERMAN Accuses DEE SNIDER Of 'Embellishing' Facts Surrounding Their Collaboration On 'Stay Hungry' Album

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has once again fired back at Dee Snider over the TWISTED SISTER singer's comments regarding their collaboration on the triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. During a recent appearance on "The Jasta Show", the Internet program hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, Snider said had "begged" Werman to put the songs ...

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LACUNA COIL: Second Episode Of 'On Tour' Internet Video Series

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL recently launched a new Internet video series called "On Tour With Lacuna Coil". Each clip will contain behind-the-scenes footage from the band's 2019 "Black Anima" European tour. The second "On Tour With Lacuna Coil" episode, focusing on the band's concert in Rome, Italy, can be seen below. Says LACUNA COIL ...

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Thalassic - ENSIFERUM

It's almost impossible to achieve longevity in heavy metal without repeating yourselves occasionally. In the best possible way, ENSIFERUM have been the model of consistency over the years, with a long-established musical identity and a steady forward march toward bigger and better things very much part of the bargain. Righteously huge in Europe, the Finns ...

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Producer TOM WERMAN Fires Back At DEE SNIDER: 'Try To Forget Me, And Go Enjoy Your Privileged Life'

Veteran hard rock producer Tom Werman has once again fired back at Dee Snider over the TWISTED SISTER singer's comments regarding their collaboration on the triple-platinum "Stay Hungry" album. During a recent appearance on "The Jasta Show", the Internet program hosted by HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta, Snider said: "Tom Werman, who produced 'Stay Hungry', he ...

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