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PEARL JAM's MIKE MCCREADY Launches Collector's Edition Stratocaster With FENDER's Custom Shop

Fender Musical Instruments Corporation (FMIC) and the Fender Custom Shop have announced the limited-edition Mike McCready 1960 Stratocaster in the artist's first-time collaboration with the iconic guitar brand. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee partnered with one of Fender's world-renowned master builders, Vincent Van Trigt, to disassemble his famous vintage Stratocaster in order ...

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BANGER FILMS Announces New Original Comedy Series 'Heavy Metal Hitchhiker'

Banger Films has announced "Heavy Metal Hitchhiker", an eight-episode original comedy web series produced by its digital division BangerTV. The series is directed and co-written by Marc Ricciardelli ("Shredders Of Metal", "Protest The Hero: Of Our Own Volition") and stars comedian Garrett Jamieson and is soundtracked by music from POWER TRIP, CARCASS, MUNICIPAL WASTE, EARTHLESS ...

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ANTHRAX, TESTAMENT, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES And CROBOT Members Cover RUSH's 'Subdivisions' While In Quarantine (Video)

Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Roberto "Ra" Diaz (SUICIDAL TENDENCIES), Brandon Yeagley (CROBOT) and Mee Eun Kim (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA) have shared their version of another classic RUSH song, "Subdivisions", recorded with each member separated in his or her own home. Benante uploaded a video of the performance to his YouTube channel, writing in an ...

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TONY IOMMI Says It Was 'Wrong' For GEOFF NICHOLLS's Estate To Release DIO-Era BLACK SABBATH Song 'Slapback'

Tony Iommi says that it was "wrong" for the Ronnie James Dio-era BLACK SABBATH song titled "Slapback" to be released without the band's knowledge. Gary Rees, the stepson and executor of the estate of SABBATH's longtime keyboardist Geoff Nicholls, uploaded the track to YouTube in early March, writing in an accompanying message that he had ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN Interviews KISS's PAUL STANLEY For SiriusXM's 'Never Meet Your Heroes'

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian interviewed KISS frontman Paul Stanley for an all-new episode of Ian's show "Never Meet Your Heroes", which airs on Volume, SiriusXM's 24/7 talk radio channel dedicated to music. A two-minute snippet from the chat is available below. "Never Meet Your Heroes" sees Ian interviewing his celebrity idols and musical influences about ...

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MALCOLM YOUNG Bashes Original AC/DC Singer DAVE EVANS In Never-Before-Published Interview: 'He Was So Bad'

The Coda Collection features seven hours of video documenting AC/DC's various eras in addition to an in-depth collection of essays, along with a never-before-published interview with the band's co-founder and driving force, the late Malcolm Young. In the newly unearthed interview, Young discusses growing up in Australia, being influenced by the ...

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PETER FRAMPTON Is 'Realistic' About His Chances Of Performing Again While Battling Rare Muscular Disease

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton spoke to Grammy.com about living with the autoimmune disease inclusion body myositis (IBM). IBM is a progressive muscle disorder characterized by muscle inflammation, weakness, and atrophy. Asked if he hopes to resume his farewell tour once the coronavirus pandemic has subsided, Peter said: "This is where I ...

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TOM PETTY: Limited-Edition GIBSON Acoustic Guitar Available Now

For 127 years, Gibson has shaped sound across generations and genres and has emerged as the most relevant, played, and loved guitar brand around the world. Gibson has announced it has teamed with the family of world-renowned music icon Tom Petty to create his beloved SJ-200 Wildflower acoustic guitar. Decades in the making, the Tom ...

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MESHUGGAH Is Back In The Studio

MESHUGGAH appears to have commenced the recording process for its new album. Earlier today (Friday, March 19), the Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers shared an Instagram photo of their drum setup at a recording studio, but didn't offer any other details. MESHUGGAH's latest album, "The Violent Sleep Of Reason", came out in 2016 and resulted in ...

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ANTHRAX's CHARLIE BENANTE Announces 'Silver Linings' Covers Album

ANTHRAX drummer Charlie Benante has announced a brand new album, "Silver Linings", due out May 14 via Megaforce Records. The 14-track effort features an all-star cast of "who's who" in the thrash, metal, and rock worlds, with all cuts culled from Benante's acclaimed "quarantine jam" video series. Benante has earmarked a portion of the "Silver ...

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