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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN: 'The Conjuring' Drum Playthrough Video

MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren's drum playthrough video of the song "The Conjuring", which originally appeared on the band's 1986 album "Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?", can be seen below. MEGADETH played "The Conjuring" live for the first time since 2001 in June 2018 at the Home Monitoring Aréna in Plzeň, Czech Republic, where the band ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Says His Long-Awaited Documentary Will 'Hopefully' Come Out Next Year

Marty Friedman has offered an update on his long-awaited documentary. Titled "Spacefox" (changed from the original title, "Hebi Metal San"), the film — which is being directed by Jeremy Frindel, the founder of Substratum Films — follows Friedman's reinvention from lead guitarist in MEGADETH to one of the most famous TV comedians in Japan. The ...

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Leaves Of Yesteryear - GREEN CARNATION

A whopping 14 years have passed since GREEN CARNATION's last release. A lot has changed since then, including a lengthy, six-year period during which time they were broken up following 2006's entirely acoustic affair "Acoustic Verses". They are virtually unrecognizable from their initial death metal format, having drifted through periods that touched upon styles as ...

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JOURNEY Officially Cancels 2020 North American Tour

JOURNEY has canceled its previously announced 2020 North American tour due to the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe. The 60-date trek with THE PRETENDERS was supposed to kick off May 15 in Ridgefield, Washington. After carefully reviewing all options, the decision has been made to cancel the entire tour to make it possible ...

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CHINO MORENO On Upcoming DEFTONES Album: 'Our Main Goal Was To Make Sure That Everybody In The Band Was Involved'

DEFTONES vocalist Chino Moreno joined Zane Lowe on Apple Music to run through his "At Home With" playlist. Chino talked about the forthcoming DEFTONES album, the 10th anniversary of "Diamond Eyes", working with longtime producer Terry Date, how the band has stayed together so long and overcome hardships, his approach to vocals, making music every ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Releases 'Atonement II B-Sides For Charity'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE has just released "Atonement II B-Sides For Charity". 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the COVID-19 Relief Fund for the Center for Disaster Philanthropy. "Atonement II B-Sides For Charity" includes six songs from the recording sessions for KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's 2019-released and Grammy-nominated album "Atonement", out now via Metal Blade Records. It ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Returns To DW Drums

Drum Workshop Inc. (DW) has welcomed back Tommy Lee to its family of artists. Tommy began his relationship with the company as a late '80s pedal endorser and later as one of the first mainstream hard rock players to play DW drums. He toured with his first DW kit during the "Dr. Feelgood" era and ...

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Vocalist SY KEELER Exits ONSLAUGHT

Vocalist Sy Keeler has announced his departure from the band veteran British thrash metal band ONSLAUGHT. ONSLAUGHT said in a statement: "Due to the nature of the modern-day music industry, some things simply aren't sustainable year after year and Sy has now taken a different full-time career path. "We would like to wish Sy and ...

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JOEY CASSATA's 'Start With A Dream' Book Feat. Foreword By PETER CRISS Now Available In Paperback And As Audiobook

Featuring a foreword by original KISS drummer Peter Criss, Joey Cassata's book, "Start With A Dream: A Drummer's Journey From Rock & Roll To T.V. To Broadway", is now available in paperback and audiobook editions. The audiobook foreword comes courtesy of Chris Jericho (FOZZY). Originally released in early 2019, "Start With A Dream" is a ...

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ALICE COOPER And KLAUS MEINE Among Guest Singers In Video For WINGER's All-Star Version Of 'Better Days Comin''

WINGER recently invited artists, friends and fans to sing along to "Better Days Comin'", the title track of the band's sixth studio album, which was released in April 2014 via Frontiers Music Srl. The accompanying music video, which can be seen below, features the following guest artists in order of appearance: * Chip Z'Nuff (ENUFF ...

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NERVOSA Bassist/Vocalist And Drummer Quit; Guitarist Vows To Carry On

Bassist/vocalist Fernanda Lira and drummer Luana Dametto have left the Brazilian thrash metal band NERVOSA. The duo announced their departures in separate statements this weekend. Fernanda wrote: "GOODBYE, NERVOSA! "Everything has a beginning and an end, life is made of beginnings and endings, it is the natural cycle of things. Some of these endings are ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Release 'Auto-Scrap-Ography' Autobiography In May

Singer/songwriter, global entrepreneur and philanthropist Bret Michaels has reinvented the autobiographical blueprint with the game-changing release of his first book, titled "Bret Michaels: Auto-Scrap-Ography", on May 12. With a blend of hardcopy digital and digital e-book — and a never-before-seen audio/visual biopic read by Michaels, with both still and moving images — the "Auto-Scrap-Ography" is ...

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Listen To New KATATONIA Song 'The Winter Of Our Passing'

"The Winter Of Our Passing", a brand new song from KATATONIA, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the Swedish band's upcoming album, "City Burials", which will be released on April 24 via Peaceville Records. KATATONIA, formed in 1991 by Jonas Renkse and Anders Nyström, and transitioning from early pioneers of the rising ...

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OBSCURA Parts Ways With Guitarist, Bassist And Drummer

German progressive titans OBSCURA have announced the departures of guitarist Rafael Trujillo, bassist Linus Klausenitzer and drummer Sebastian Lanser due to "musical differences." The trio will move on with their new group, named OBSIDIOUS. OBSCURA leader Steffen Kummerer said in a statement: "Firstly, I would like to thank our former members Rafael Trujillo, Linus Klausenitzer ...

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