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SOUNDGARDEN's Career Chronicled In New Book, 'Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story'

There have been countless books penned about the leading grunge bands — namely NIRVANA and PEARL JAM. Surprisingly, few have been assembled about the mighty SOUNDGARDEN. But this is about to change, with the arrival of "Dark Black And Blue: The Soundgarden Story". Written by author/journalist (and longtime SOUNDGARDEN fan) Greg Prato, the book tells ...

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MINISTRY Announces Limited-Run Visual History Book, 'Prescripture'

A new fully authorized visual history book, "Ministry: Prescripture", by author Aaron Tanner has been announced today. Published by Melodic Virtue, the book is in a limited-edition run of 2,000 copies and contains over 200 pages of rare and unseen photos, artwork and other ephemera that spans MINISTRY's entire career. Melodic Virtue raided Uncle Al's ...

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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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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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SYSTEM OF A DOWN To Tour Europe In 2020

SYSTEM OF A DOWN will play a number of European shows in 2020. The band revealed its touring plans while announcing that it will perform at next year's Provinssi festival in Finland. The wrote on Facebook: "We are excited to announce the first of many shows in Europe next year. First up is our return ...

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PRONG To Release 'Age Of Defiance' EP In November

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "The End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", ...

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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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New MEGADETH-Branded Beer 'Saison 13': More Details Revealed

Unibroue has announced the release of Saison 13, a Belgian-style Saison with spices brewed in collaboration with the world-famous metal band MEGADETH. The release marks the second beer collaboration between Unibroue and MEGADETH, following the widely acclaimed À Tout Le Monde "session" Saison. Saison 13 is a nod to MEGADETH's album "Th1rt3en" launched in 2011 ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Black Flag Army'

"Black Flag Army", the new music video from HELLYEAH, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc marks the group's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away more than a year ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR On Performing Live: 'You Let The Mask Basically Run The Show'

Prior to SLIPKNOT's September 1 performance in Bristow, Virginia, vocalist Corey Taylor was interviewed by film critic Kevin McCarthy. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the process of making the group's latest masks with actor, stunt man and special effects/prosthetic makeup artist Tom Savini: Corey: ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'The Call Of The Wild' Performance Clip From 'Living The Dream Tour' DVD

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release "Living The Dream Tour" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited-edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio on September 20 via Eagle Vision. A new performance clip of the song "The Call Of The Wild", taken from "Living The Dream Tour", is available ...

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HELLYEAH Guitarist's Hand Surgery 'Went Perfectly'

HELLYEAH's Tom Maxwell underwent surgery on Tuesday (September 10) to treat a so-called "trigger finger," which is caused when the tendon becomes stuck as it passes through a pulley in the palm of the hand. The guitarist posted an update on the band's Facebook page shortly after the procedure, saying that the operation "went perfectly. ...

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DREAM THEATER Announces Early 2020 European Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the European leg of their "Evening With" touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band's latest record, "Distance Over Time", and their acclaimed milestone achievement, "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory". The "Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory" takes place ...

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SEBASTIAN BACH Slams Bands Who Rely On Backing Tracks During Live Shows: 'I Think It's Too Easy To Fall Back On Technology'

Sebastian Bach recently spoke to the 94.3 The Shark radio station about his insistence on celebrating the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut album on his current tour by performing the entire LP completely live — without the aid of backing tracks. "I'm extremely proud to say that we are a band of real, ...

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