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LAJON WITHERSPOON Hopes To See SEVENDUST Get 'Bigger'

In a new interview with "Two Doods Reviews", SEVENDUST singer Lajon Witherspoon was asked what he and his bandmates want to do differently to reinvent or break the mold of the past 20 years, or if they just want to continue the momentum. He replied (hear audio below): "I just wish definitely that we can ...

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QUIET RIOT's CHUCK WRIGHT On FRANKIE BANALI: 'I'm Completely Devastated By The Loss Of My Lifelong Friend And Musical Comrade'

QUIET RIOT bassist Chuck Wright says that he is "completely devastated" by the death of his bandmate Frankie Banali. Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to the end and continued playing live as ...

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PAUL STANLEY, SLASH, RUDY SARZO, DEE SNIDER, GLENN HUGHES, Others React To Passing Of QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI

Paul Stanley (KISS), Slash (GUNS N' ROSES), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER), Rudy Sarzo (QUIET RIOT), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE), Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, SONS OF APOLLO), Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO), Ron Keel (KEEL) and BULLETBOYS are among the musicians who have reacted to the passing of QUIET ...

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TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Really Misses Performing Live

In a new interview with "That Jamieson Show", TESTAMENT frontman Chuck Billy was asked if there are plans for the band to take part in any virtual performances amid the coronavirus pandemic. He responded (see video below): "Our problem is Alex [Skolnick, guitar] is in New York, Gene [Hoglan, drums] is down south [in San ...

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Ex-DEATH Members GENE HOGLAN, STEVE DIGIORGIO And BOBBY KOELBLE Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Zero Tolerance'

Three former members of DEATH — drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and guitarist Bobby Koelble — recently teamed up with their DEATH TO ALL bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps, to record a quarantine cover version of the DEATH classic "Zero Tolerance" from the 1995 album "Symbolic". Check out video of the performance below. "Symbolic" stands ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

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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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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SEVENDUST To Release 'Blood & Stone' Album In October

SEVENDUST has set "Blood & Stone" as the title of its 13th studio album, due on October 23 via Rise Records. The follow-up to 2018's "All I See Is War" was once again tracked at Studio Barbarosa in Gotha, Florida with producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who has previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, among ...

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First PORNO FOR PYROS Reunion In 24 Years Planned For LOLLA2020 Virtual Festival Weekend

Lollapalooza will commemorate this year's festival weekend with Lolla2020, a free four-night broadcast event taking place on the original dates of the Chicago-based festival, Thursday, July 30 through Sunday, August 2. The broadcast will air exclusively live on YouTube beginning at 5 p.m. CT each night, with the full schedule to be revealed on Wednesday, ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Blasts Increased Political Correctness: 'People Are Mad Touchy About The Stupidest S**t'

In a new interview with "The Jasta Show", LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe spoke about increased political correctness amid the coronavirus pandemic, with many artists and public figures afraid to say something that may be perceived as offensive in public or in social media. "People are having to internally vet any sort of reference ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Featured In LIVE NATION's 'Backstage With Crew Nation' Video Series

Live Nation has launched a new series on the "Live From Home" platform in conjunction with the Crew Nation fund called "Backstage With Crew Nation" — an authentic and uplifting giveback video series spotlighting relationships between touring artists and the backstage crews that help them make their concert dreams a reality. Kicking off the series ...

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ANTHRAX Discusses PUBLIC ENEMY Collaboration In Episode Two Of 'Persistence Of Time' Video Series

ANTHRAX invites you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, "Persistence Of Time", and its 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition. This six-part video series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at ...

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PETER FRAMPTON Blasts 'King TRUMP' Over Coronavirus Response

Legendary guitarist Peter Frampton has blasted Donald Trump after the U.S. president retweeted a post claiming that doctors and public health officials are telling "outrageous lies" about COVID-19. Earlier this week, the president promoted to his 83 million followers a tweet from 1980s game-show host and fervent Trump supporter Chuck Woolery. "The most outrageous lies ...

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SKID ROW Is Still Writing Material For Next Studio Album

On Friday (July 10), SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke to Groove Entertainment, LLC's "Live Music Happy Hour" about the progress of the recording sessions for the final chapter of SKID ROW's "United World Rebellion" trilogy. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's ...

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