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ANTHRAX Announces 40th-Anniversary Celebrations

One of the "Big Four" turns the Big 4-0 this year and is celebrating with a number of special activities and events to honor the landmark anniversary. Formed by guitarist Scott Ian and bassist Dan Lilker in Queens, New York on July 18, 1981, ANTHRAX was one of the first thrash metal bands to emerge ...

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Former VENOM Guitarist JEFF 'MANTAS' DUNN Defends Early Tourmates METALLICA: 'They Have Worked For Their Success'

For its very first European tour in 1984, METALLICA hooked up with black metal pioneers VENOM, on the latter's "Seven Dates Of Hell" tour, which included concerts in Switzerland, Germany, France, Belgium and the Aardschok Festival in the Netherlands. In a brand new interview with "The Chuck Shute Podcast", former VENOM and current VENOM INC. ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Says EXODUS's 'Bonded By Blood' Is 'Best Debut Album' From Any Of The 'Big Five' Of Thrash Metal Bands

ANTHRAX's Scott Ian says that EXODUS's "Bonded By Blood" is the "best debut album" to have been released by any of the "Big Five" thrash metal bands. Although EXODUS rarely gets mentioned alongside the so-called "Big Four" of 1980s thrash metal — METALLICA, MEGADETH, SLAYER and ANTHRAX — the aforementioned 1985 LP inspired the likes ...

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STYX And COLLECTIVE SOUL Announce Summer 2021 U.S. Tour

The long wait is finally over for STYX and COLLECTIVE SOUL fans, as both bands are rested, healthy and ready to hit the road for their first-ever multiple city tour together. Tickets for various cities, as well as exclusive VIP packages from each band, will go on sale starting Friday, April 23, as well as ...

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SKID ROW Signs With earMUSIC; New Album In The Works

earMUSIC has announced the signing of SKID ROW to a worldwide deal. The band is working with Grammy Award-winning producer Nick Raskulinecz (FOO FIGHTERS, DEFTONES, MASTODON, RUSH) on its latest sessions after previously collaborating several times with Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's 1989 self-titled debut and 1991's "Slave To The Grind". SKID ROW ...

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TONY HARNELL Doesn't Rule Out TNT Return: 'Never Say Never'

Ex-TNT singer Tony Harnell, who has been in and out of the group several times throughout its four-decade existence, has told "The Chuck Shute Podcast" that he doesn't rule out a renewed collaboration with his former bandmates. "[Guitarist] Ronni [Le Tekrø] and I, contrary to popular belief, we talk often," he said (as transcribed by ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Reschedules Reunion Tour For 2022

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE has rescheduled its reunion tour for 2022. The reunited quartet — Zack De La Rocha, Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford — was originally set to kick off its run of shows in March 2020, and then postponed it until 2021. The "Public Service Announcement" tour will now launch March ...

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ALICE IN CHAINS' WILLIAM DUVALL To Reissue 1984 Recordings From His Hardcore Band NEON CHRIST

NEON CHRIST, the cult hardcore luminaries featuring William DuVall (BL'AST!, COMES WITH THE FALL, ALICE IN CHAINS), Jimmy Demer (GARDENS OF.., ACCIDENTS), Danny Lankford (GARDENS OF.., GODEVILS, ACCIDENTS) and Randy DuTeau (GARDENS OF), have announced a co-release between Southern Lord and DVL Recordings for Record Store Day (June 12), reissuing a deluxe edition of their ...

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Celebrate 'International Guitar Month' With Limited-Run SiriusXM 'Guitar Greats' Channel

SiriusXM is celebrating International Guitar Month this April with a new, limited-engagement channel, SiriusXM Guitar Greats (Ch. 105), saluting the greatest guitarists in history. From April 5 at 12 p.m. ET through April 19 at 3 a.m. ET, SiriusXM Guitar Greats will spotlight music from the world's most innovative and influential guitarists: Les Paul, Robert ...

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TED NUGENT: How DONALD TRUMP Ended Up Naming My Next Studio Album

Ted Nugent has explained how Donald Trump ended up naming his next studio album. The outspoken conservative rocker addressed the topic during an appearance earlier this week on the "Bolling With Favre" podcast. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "When we were in Michigan, we did these [Trump] rallies [ahead of the 2020 presidential election] ...

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ANTHRAX Is Working On New Music, Says JONATHAN DONAIS

ANTHRAX guitarist Jonathan Donais has confirmed to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" that the band is working on a new album. "Hopefully, once this pandemic's over, there'll be a new record and a ton of touring behind it," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I know the band is working on stuff, and I know they've ...

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