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BEHEMOTH's NERGAL: How ANTHONY KIEDIS Inspired Me To Say 'No' To Fans In A Very Assertive But Polite Way

BEHEMOTH frontman Adam "Nergal" Darski was recently interviewed by the band's former guitarist Mateusz Śmierzchalski for the latter's "h23" podcast. During the lengthy conversation, which can be seen in two parts below, Nergal touched upon his policy for how he deals with fans when they approach him during dinner at restaurants to ask for a ...

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SCORPIONS Unveil 'Peacemaker' Single Cover Artwork

SCORPIONS have unveiled the cover artwork for their new single, "Peacemaker". The track, which was originally scheduled for release on October 21, will now arrive on November 4. The band said: "Here it is: the Peacemaker Cover Artwork! This photo captures perfectly how we feel as a band. So excited for you all to hear ...

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DREAM THEATER Releases Music Video For 'Awaken The Master'

Progressive metal masters DREAM THEATER have released a music video for the song "Awaken The Master". The track is taken from the band's 15th studio album, "A View From The Top Of The World", which came out on October 22 via InsideOut Music/Sony Music. The artwork was created by longtime cover collaborator Hugh Syme (RUSH, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Changed Everything'

Yngwie Malmsteen has once again praised Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist "changed everything." The 58-year-old Swedish axeman, who is promoting his latest album, "Parabellum", discussed Eddie's impact on guitar playing during a live YouTube chat with fans on Thursday (October 21). He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What can you say ...

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ZAKK WYLDE Is 'Beyond Honored' To Be Playing Alongside ERIC CLAPTON And JEFF BECK On New OZZY OSBOURNE Album

Ozzy Osbourne recently confirmed that 15 songs have been recorded for his upcoming follow-up to 2020's "Ordinary Man" album. He is once again working with producer Andrew Watt on the "work-in-progress" LP, which will include guest appearances by Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Tony Iommi and Zakk Wylde. Asked about his contributions to the new Ozzy ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Is 'Disappointed' In How His Split With MEGADETH Went Down, But Is 'Not Bitter' About It

During an appearance earlier today on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", David Ellefson opened up about his dismissal from MEGADETH five months ago, just days after sexually tinged messages and explicit video footage involving the bassist were posted on Twitter. At the time, Ellefson released a statement on Instagram denying all social media chatter ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's NIKKI SIXX Explains How He Ended Up With His Name

MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx spoke to Australia's "The Project" about his just-released memoir, "The First 21: How I Became Nikki Sixx". Available via Hachette Books, the book explores the Idaho-born Franklin Carlton Feranna's early childhood and troubled teenaged years before he ended up in Hollywood where he — under the names Nikki London, Nikki ...

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Watch MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Blow Out Candles For 60th Birthday

Professor Reggie Almeida of the Gracie Barra Brazilian jiu-jitsu school in Spring Hill, Tennessee, who traveled with MEGADETH on the recently completed "The Metal Tour Of The Year", has uploaded video footage of MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine's 60th-birthday party, which was held on September 13 backstage at the band's concert at the Leader Bank Pavilion ...

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Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Sues Fellow Original Members MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON

Founding QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has filed a lawsuit against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...

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STEVE HARRIS's BRITISH LION Pulls Out Of THE DARKNESS U.K. Tour, Cites 'Completely Unacceptable' Protocols

BRITISH LION, the side project of IRON MAIDEN bassist and founder Steve Harris, has withdrawn from the previously announced U.K. tour with THE DARKNESS, citing "completely unacceptable" tour "protocols." THE DARKNESS's U.K. tour is scheduled to kick off on November 17 in Brighton and conclude on December 17 in London. Earlier today, BRITISH LION released ...

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