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CHEAP TRICK Bassist TOM PETERSSON Is 'Doing A Lot Better,' Three Months After Open-Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has opened up about his recent operation. The 71-year-old musician underwent open-heart surgery three months ago, forcing him to sit down during the band's early April appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Petersson offered an update on his health while speaking to Meltdown of Detroit's WRIF radio station. ...

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Dealin' Death - VULTURE

As hard as it is to define what separates admirable authenticity from deft pastiche, VULTURE have seldom invited the question. As with everything the Germans have done over the last six years, "Dealin' Death" exists primarily to breathe fresh life into the peerless sounds of the '80s metal underground. But while there are countless bands ...

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ANTHRAX's JOEY BELLADONNA Is 'Working On Some Recordings' With His JOURNEY Tribute Band

ANTHRAX singer Joey Belladonna spoke to "The Johnny Dare Morning Show" about his recently launched JOURNEY tribute band called JOEY BELLADONNA'S BEYOND THE BAND (formerly JOURNEY BEYOND). JOEY BELLADONNA'S BEYOND THE BAND, which also features keyboardist Doug Carter, bassist Paul Arntz, guitarist Matt Basford and drummer Justin Ward, made its live debut in March 2020 ...

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The Ides Of March - MYLES KENNEDY

While still conquering all with both ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH, Myles Kennedy is steadily establishing his identity as a solo artist. Plainly one of the most significant voices in modern (hard-ish) rock, the Boston-born singer was never likely to veer off on some eccentric, experimental tangent, but there is more than enough clear blue water ...

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Zeitgeister - CALIBAN

While there was a definite period when metalcore seemed creatively redundant and ready for the scrapheap (and just for fun, I'm gonna say 2006, in-between the third and fourth AS I LAY DYING albums), but somehow the genre has endured far beyond its somewhat meagre artistic aspirations. It helps that KILLSWITCH ENGAGE are still out ...

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X - ARTILLERY

Thrash heads know the score. You never could fuck with ARTILLERY as members of the serrated-edge riff elite, from the Danish band's early classics "Terror Squad" and "By Inheritance" right through to more recent works by the reconvened and consistently convincing incarnation of guitarist Michael Stützer's enduring ensemble. Their last album, "The Face Of Fear", ...

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PETER FRAMPTON's 'Phenix' Les Paul Custom Guitar Recreated By GIBSON

For the past 127 years, Gibson has been synonymous with creating and shaping sound. Gibson is celebrating the iconic models of the Golden Era while leaning into the future with inspiring instruments that nurture new players across generations, and genres of music. Gibson is celebrating the Grammy-winning guitarist Peter Frampton, who has been a signature ...

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BON JOVI's PHIL X Recalls Impressing ROB HALFORD

Phil X, guitarist for BON JOVI and THE DRILLS, recently did an interview with the podcast "Side Jams With Bryan Reesman" and spoke about the charity work his family does for frontline workers. He also told a story about jamming with JUDAS PRIEST at Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp in 2016 when he was one ...

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Louder Than Noise… Live in Berlin - MOTÖRHEAD

"Who'd win in a wrestling match, Lemmy or God," Brendan Fraser's character Chazz asks in the 1994 rock 'n' roll comedy "Airheads". In response to the wrong answer, Steve Buscemi's character Rex made the correction with authority. "Trick question: Lemmy is God." Although he's deceased, Ian "Lemmy" Kilmister, frontman of the hard rocking metal legends ...

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See CRADLE OF FILTH's DANI FILTH In Music Video For TANK's 'Shellshock' From 'Baphomet' Soundtrack

Cleopatra Records has set a May 14 release date for the soundtrack to the motion picture "Baphomet", a horror film from writer-director Matthan Harris. "Baphomet" tells the tale of an American family (the Richardsons) celebrating their daughter's pregnancy, but things begin to go awry when Satanic cult leader Henrik Brandr unexpectedly visits their ranch. Henrik ...

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CHEAP TRICK Bassist TOM PETERSSON Recovering From Open-Heart Surgery

CHEAP TRICK bassist Tom Petersson has revealed that he is recovering from open-heart surgery. The 70-year-old rocker addressed his health status one day after the band's appearance on "The Late Show With Stephen Colbert". Earlier today (Friday, April 9), the CHEAP TRICK social media was updated with the following statement from Petersson: "Hi everyone, You ...

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Vultures Die Alone - Arion

This is almost certainly the wrong forum to be discussing the Eurovision Song Context, but that is where ARION first made their mark in the music world. With LORDI as a rather endearing precedent, the Finns have emulated their fellow countrymen by forging a solid and promising career, with two strong studio records in the ...

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Watch MIKKEY DEE Play Intro To KING DIAMOND's 'Welcome Home'

Former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee revisited his KING DIAMOND days by playing the intro to the song "Welcome Home" for a video posted to his official Facebook page. In introducing his performance, Dee stated about the song, which originally appeared on KING DIAMOND's 1988 album "Them": "I got so many requests, the ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says MEGADETH Is 'The Greatest Thrash Band In The History Of The World', Credits DAVE MUSTAINE With Inventing The Genre

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and SONS OF APOLLO vocalist Jeff Scott Soto have been collaborating on some new material recently under the moniker ELLEFSON-SOTO. They are joined in the group by Italian guitarist Andy Martongelli and drummer Paolo Caridi, both of whom previously worked with David on his ELLEFSON solo project. Asked by Chris Akin ...

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Bionic Swarm - CRYPTOSIS

Biting the bullet and doing what feels right is arguably the key to most great music. CRYPTOSIS are living proof: the Dutch trio were originally known as DISTILLATOR and released two albums of top-notch old-school thrash before deciding, perfectly reasonably, that a change of approach was in order. The result is a new band, a ...

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No Other Godz Before Me - AGENT STEEL

If you know and love your old-school thrash, you will know that AGENT STEEL's first two albums are stone cold classics of none-more-bonkers, skull-rattling speed worship. Whether you view later albums like "Order of the Illuminati" and "Alienigma" in the same light probably depends on whether you acknowledge those later, Bruce Hall-fronted lineups as legitimate ...

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