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LITA FORD Says Her Upcoming Album Contains 'Some Of The Best Guitar Playing' She Has Heard 'In Decades'

Lita Ford spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the progress of the recording sessions for her long-awaited new solo album. The follow-up to 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" is once again being helmed by guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who contributes some guitar playing to the disc, alongside the rest of Ford's backing band, ...

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Metal Musicians React To ALEXI LAIHO's Death

Marty Friedman (MEGADETH), Mark Morton (LAMB OF GOD), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Gus G. (FIREWIND, OZZY OSBOURNE), Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY), Jens Johansson (STRATOVARIUS), Mikael Stanne (DARK TRANQUILLITY) and SONATA ARCTICA are amont the heavy metal musicians who have reacted on social media to the passing of former CHILDREN OF BODOM frontman Alexi Laiho. The Finnish ...

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ERIC ADAMS: How MANOWAR Was Born (Audio)

MANOWAR bassist Joey DeMaio recently launched a new podcast and blog called "Words Of Power". The fifth and sixth episodes, which can be streamed below, see Joey talking to MANOWAR singer Eric Adams. Speaking about how he first joined MANOWAR back in 1980, Eric said: "Joey came to my house and said, 'I've got this ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Loved METALLICA From Moment He Heard 'No Life 'Til Leather' Demo

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. During the lengthy chat, Friedman talks about discovering KISS, his formative bands in Hawaii, hearing the METALLICA demo "No Life 'Til Leather", the albums "Kill 'Em All", ...

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Conquered Lands - DEATH DEALER

There comes a time in every metalhead's life when one question becomes unavoidable: exactly how much metal can you actually take? Many are those that fall by the wayside, overwhelmed by the purity and majesty of the real thing. And make no mistake, folks, "Conquered Lands" is absolutely 100% metal-as-all-monolithic-fuck, and absolutely not for the ...

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A View From The Inside - REB BEACH

Nearly 20 years on from his last solo record, Reb Beach is going to delight fans of his more extravagant, shred-friendly work with this long-awaited instrumental splurge. Best known as a member of WINGER and WHITESNAKE, the Pennsylvanian clearly enjoys throwing off the shackles of straightforward hard rock and letting his imagination run riot. And ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases Music Video For New Version Of 'The Perfect World' Feat. Japanese Singer ALFAKYUN

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the official music video for the new version of his song "The Perfect World". The reworked track features guest vocals by Japanese pop singer Alfakyun and is included on Marty's new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", which is being released today (Wednesday, October 21) in Japan. According to ...

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MASTODON, BARONESS And LUCIFER Members Team Up With MARTY FRIEDMAN For FLEETWOOD MAC Cover (Video)

"Two Minutes To Late Night", which bills itself as the world's only heavy metal-themed talk show, has uploaded a cover version of the FLEETWOOD MAC song "You Make Loving Fun" recorded in quarantine by members of MASTODON, BARONESS and LUCIFER, along with former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. Featured musicians: * Marty Friedman (MEGADETH) * Bill ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Says He Was 'So Hurt' By All The 'S**tty Things' NICK MENZA Said About Him Before His Death

Dave Mustaine says that he really wanted Nick Menza and Marty Friedman to return to MEGADETH more than five and a half years ago. The opportunity for MEGADETH's most celebrated lineup to regroup arose following the departures of guitarist Chris Broderick and drummer Shawn Drover in 2014. Menza was approached by Mustaine and bassist David ...

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DEATH DEALER Feat. Former MANOWAR Guitarist ROSS THE BOSS: 'Conquered Lands' Album Due In November

DEATH DEALER, the band featuring MANOWAR and the DICTATORS guitarist Ross "The Boss" Friedman alongside vocalist Sean Peck (CAGE), guitarist Stu Marshall (producer and guitarist for such voices as Udo Dirkschneider and Steve Grimmett), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X) and drummer Steve Bolognese (INTO ETERNITY), will release its third album, "Conquered Lands", on November 13 ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN To Release 'Tokyo Jukebox 3' Album In October

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman will release his new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", in Japan on October 21. Earlier today, Marty revealed the LP cover artwork via his social media, and he included the following message: "Just like everyone, I've had a real tough time dealing with 2020. We all suffered from a massive ...

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