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MICHAEL DENNER Has Had No Contact With KING DIAMOND And HANK SHERMANN: 'There's Nothing Really To Talk About'

Michael Denner says that he has no desire to speak with King Diamond and Hank Shermann now that they have decided to exclude him from MERCYFUL FATE's upcoming reunion. When it was announced last month that the influential Danish heavy metal act would reunite for an unspecified number of concerts throughout Europe during the summer ...

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MEGADETH: No Official Decision Has Yet Been Made Regarding DAVE MUSTAINE's Involvement In 'Megacruise'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that no "official decision" has yet been made regarding Dave Mustaine's involvement in the upcoming Megacruise. The 58-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He has since issued an update, saying that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding the progress of his treatment. ...

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Is METALLICA The Biggest Band In The World?

According to the music industry trade publication Pollstar, METALLICA has sold more than 22 million concert tickets since 1982, grossing more than $1.4 billion in the process. That puts the thrash legends "just behind" U2 in tickets sold, but ahead of rock peers such as AC/DC, GUNS N' ROSES and OZZY ...

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MEGADETH's Cancer-Stricken Frontman DAVE MUSTAINE: 'My Doctors Are Feeling Very Positive Regarding My Progress'

Dave Mustaine, who was recently diagnosed with throat cancer, says that his doctors "are feeling very positive" regarding his progress. The 57-year-old MEGADETH leader announced his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. At the time, he said that he had already begun treatment as part of a plan that his doctors felt had ...

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Mourn The Southern Skies - EXHORDER

The next time somebody moans to you about long it takes GUNS 'N' ROSES, METALLICA or TOOL to make a record these days, feel free to remind them that EXHORDER are about to release their first album of new material in 27 years. Admittedly, Vinnie LaBella and Kyle Thomas's seminal crew didn't exist in any ...

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PRESIDENT TRUMP Walks Out To METALLICA's 'Enter Sandman" At MARIANO RIVERA's 'Medal Of Freedom' Ceremony

METALLICA's "Enter Sandman" blared over the White House speakers on Monday (September 16) as Mariano Rivera entered the ceremony where President Donald Trump awarded him the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation's highest civilian honor. METALLICA's smash hit song — which the longtime Yankees closer used as his walk-on music when he came on to ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT, ROBERT TRUJILLO And WHITFIELD CRANE Covering BLACK SABBATH's 'War Pigs'

METALLICA members Kirk Hammett and Robert Trujillo, along with their good friends Whitfield Crane (UGLY KID JOE), Joey Castillo (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, ZAKK SABBATH) and Doc Coyle (BAD WOLVES, GOD FORBID), performed on July 26 at Cosmopolitan Music Hall at Cosmo Music in Richmond Hill, Ontario, Canada. Dubbed THE WEDDING BAND, they played ...

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STAIND's MIKE MUSHOK Says JASON NEWSTED Shut Down NEWSTED Project Because 'It Cost Him A Ton'

STAIND guitarist Mike Mushok says that Jason Newsted shut down the NEWSTED band because it "cost him a ton" to keep the project alive. Back in February 2014, Newsted canceled an appearance at Australia's Soundwave festival with NEWSTED, citing "private and personal circumstances." The cancelation followed more than a year of intense touring and promotional ...

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KIRK HAMMETT Says Country Star LORETTA LYNN 'Was So Tickled' By METALLICA's Live 'Doodle' Of Her Song

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently spoke with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On classical music: Kirk: "I am consumed by classical music — totally consumed by a bunch of different classical ...

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SLAYER Announces 'The Repentless Killogy' Motion Picture And LP/CD

After much speculation instigated by two video trailers released earlier this summer, SLAYERTom Araya, Kerry King, Gary Holt and Paul Bostaph — in conjunction with Nuclear Blast Records and Prime Zero Productions, announces "Slayer: The Repentless Killogy" motion picture and companion LP/CD, "The Repentless Killogy, Live At The Forum in Inglewood, CA". Coming ...

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Listen To Another New GHOST Song, 'Mary On A Cross'

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST has released another new song called "Mary On A Cross". The track will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. "Mary On A Cross" will be accompanied by a second previously unreleased song, "Kiss The Go-Goat". A press release offered the following ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Says He Would 'Absolutely' Love To Direct Or Produce A Horror Movie

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett recently discussed his love of horror films with Neil Shukla, Paul Luis and Mark Hebert of the Toronto musical instrument superstore Cosmo Music. The five-part "Rockstars In Cars" interview can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow. On the classic horror movies he'd most recommend: Kirk: "The first 'Frankenstein' movie is ...

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GHOST Releases Music Video For New Single 'Kiss The Go-Goat'

Grammy-winning Swedish rock band GHOST has released a video for its new single "Kiss The Go-Goat". The song will be included on a new limited-edition seven-inch single which will be released on September 27. "Kiss The Go-Goat" will be backed by another new song, "Mary On A Cross". A press release offered the following back ...

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METALLICA Plays Second Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Sunday, September 8), METALLICA played the second of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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JOHN COOPER: 'I Never Wanted To Sing To Only Religious People. That's The Opposite Of What SKILLET Is All About'

"Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon" conducted an interview with SKILLET frontman John Cooper at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the creative process of putting together a graphic novel and the band's latest studio album, "Victorious": John: "It was interesting. ...

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METALLICA Plays First Show With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY For Grand Opening Of Chase Center (Video)

Last night (Friday, September 6), METALLICA played the first of two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concert, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with ...

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Video Premiere: FOZZY's 'Nowhere To Run'

"Nowhere To Run", the new video from FOZZY — the band featuring former WWE wrestling superstar Chris Jericho alongside members of STUCK MOJO — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's forthcoming follow-up to 2017's "Judas" album, tentatively due in the spring of 2020 via RED Music. Jericho recently said that ...

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