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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'STEVE JOBS Saved The Music Business'

In a new interview with "theFIVE10" podcast, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson was asked how he stays relevant when the music industry changes so frequently. He responded (hear audio below): "I think you just roll with the punches. I remember when the whole Napster thing was going on, and Lars [Ulrich], in particular, of METALLICA was ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Collaborates With Music Director EDWIN OUTWATER On Horror-Themed Instrumentals

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett has collaborated with music director Edwin Outwater on two horror-themed instrumentals that were supposed to be played with the Vancouver Symphony next month. Outwater previously worked with METALLICA and the 70-piece San Francisco Symphony on the chart-topping album "Metallica And San Francisco Symphony: S&M²". Speaking to the METALLICA fan-club magazine

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METALLICA's Blackened Whiskey Uses 'S&M2' Playlist For Batch 106

Sweet Amber Distilling Co. has announced the launch of Blackened American Whiskey's Batch 106 expression, which has been sonically enhanced to a METALLICA and San Francisco Symphony "S&M²" playlist. The "S&M²" live album, which was recorded in September 2019 during a two-night grand opening event at San Francisco's new Chase Center, recently debuted at No. ...

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BOBBY 'BLITZ' ELLSWORTH, MIKE PORTNOY, PHIL DEMMEL Pay Tribute To EDDIE VAN HALEN With Cover Of VAN HALEN's 'D.O.A.'

BPMD — the new heavy metal juggernaut featuring vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL), drummer Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, SONS OF APOLLO), bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE) and guitarist Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD) — released its debut full album of '70s rock covers, "American Made", in June via Napalm Records. Since the members of ...

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Watch BLUE ÖYSTER CULT's Music Video For 'The Alchemist'

The official music video for a new BLUE ÖYSTER CULT song called "The Alchemist" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Symbol Remains", which is being released today (Friday, October 9) via Frontiers Music Srl. Coming nearly two decades after the release of the band's last studio LP, ...

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DUFF MCKAGAN And JERRY CANTRELL Celebrate Birthday And Work Of PRESIDENT JIMMY CARTER With 'A Satisfied Mind' Acoustic Cover

GUNS N' ROSES bassist Duff McKagan and ALICE IN CHAINS guitarist/vocalist Jerry Cantrell have released a performance video of their acoustic cover version of "A Satisfied Mind", a song originally written by Joe "Red" Hayes and Jack Rhodes. McKagan and Cantrell recorded the track as a way of wishing former president Jimmy Carter a happy ...

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Rockers React To Passing Of EDDIE VAN HALEN

Paul Stanley (KISS), Gene Simmons (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Neal Schon (JOURNEY), Richie Faulkner (JUDAS PRIEST) and Flea (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of Eddie Van Halen. The legendary VAN HALEN guitarist died earlier today (Tuesday, October 6) at the age of 65. ...

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SCORPIONS Resume Work On New Album

Mikkey Dee has shared a couple of new video updates from the studio where SCORPIONS are working on their new album. The drummer and his bandmates have just regrouped to resume work on the effort, which is tentatively due in 2021. The short videos focus on what Mikkey calls a "fascinating microphone set-up" for his ...

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CMFT - COREY TAYLOR

Corey Taylor is a familiar name to virtually everyone who frequents BLABBERMOUTH.NET. He has topped the charts globally with his Grammy Award-winning metal band SLIPKNOT as well as with his rock band STONE SOUR. The iconic frontman returns with his first proper solo release titled "CMFT". The album is a mixed bag: clichéd and predictable ...

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DE LA TIERRA Feat. SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: Music Video For New Single 'Distintos'

Latin American metal supergroup DE LA TIERRA has released the official music video for its new song "Distintos". The clip was edited and directed bu Penumbrart Studios. DE LA TIERRA features Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.), Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (MANÁ) and Puerto Rican bassist Harold Hopkins (PUYA). Earlier this ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Recalls Seeing METALLICA In Concert Before He Joined The Band: I Thought They Were 'Pretty Goddamn Good'

Gibson TV, the iconic, American-made guitar maker's first-ever, award-winning, worldwide online network, features original series from the world's best storytellers. Gibson TV has a trailer for the latest episode of "Icons", a longform interview series featuring some of the most iconic artists, producers and music business pioneers in the world. In the trailer for the ...

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DE LA TIERRA Feat. SEPULTURA's ANDREAS KISSER: New Single To Arrive This Week

Cuban/Mexican drummer Alex Gonzalez (MANÁ) spoke to "In The Trenches With Ryan Roxie" about the status of DE LA TIERRA, the Latin American metal supergroup which also includes Brazilian guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA) and Argentine singer/guitarist Andres Gimenez (A.N.I.M.A.L.). "Right now we're in the process of recording our third record," Alex said (see video below). ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: 'If You Like Any Type Of Rock And Roll, Then AC/DC Is Going To Move You'

While new photos of AC/DC "unintentionally" surfaced on the band's homepage, along with the band's online teasers "powering up," confirming longstanding reports that all of the major players have regrouped for a new release, fans remain impatiently frothing for more. To keep that spark alive, season two, episode four of "AC/DC Beyond The Thunder" podcast ...

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