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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps TESLA, SACRED REICH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members For Cover Of DEF LEPPARD's 'Wasted'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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SLASH Looks Back On AC/DC's 'Back In Black': 'It Was A Killer Record From Start To Finish'

On Friday, July 24, Gibson celebrated 40 years of AC/DC's landmark album "Back In Black" with the "Back In Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration" livestream event. Hosted by Jared James Nichols, the "Back In Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration" featured AC/DC testimonials from a number of musicians, including GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, ALICE IN CHAINS, ANTHRAX And LAMB OF GOD Members To Celebrate 40 Years Of AC/DC's 'Back In Black' Album

On Friday, July 24, Gibson will celebrate 40 years of AC/DC's landmark album "Back In Black" with the "Back In Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration" livestream event. Hosted by Jared James Nichols, the "Back In Black 40th Anniversary: A Virtual Celebration" will feature Slash, Sebastian Bach, members of ALICE IN CHAINS, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, ...

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TESLA's FRANK HANNON: 'I Do Not Agree With This Defunding The Police Garbage That's Going On'

TESLA guitarist Frank Hannon says that he disagrees with calls to "defund the police" in the United States. Protests around the country in the wake of the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery have reignited conversations about the role of police in society, with some abolitionists advocating for dissolving existing police departments, ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'This Is A Real Thing And It's Freakin' Scary And Needs To Be Taken Seriously'

During an appearance Monday (July 13) on "Coffee Talk With Adika Live", SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan, who lives in Nashville, was asked if the residents of Tennessee are taking the coronavirus seriously. He responded (see video below): "Finally, yeah. They weren't. There was no mandated safety anywhere. I still think things are a little ...

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AC/DC Launches 'The Story Of Back In Black' Video Series

AC/DC is celebrating the 40th anniversary of its classic 1980 album "Back In Black" by launching the new video series, "The Story Of Back In Black". Episode one of the series, which focuses on the song "You Shook Me All Night Long", is available below. Last December, "Back in Black" was certified by the Recording ...

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BRET MICHAELS Trains For Upcoming Action/Suspense Film (Video)

POISON frontman Bret Michaels is working with Taran Butler, a 23-time Southwest Pistol League champ who has earned a national reputation as Hollywood's go-to weapons trainer, on his first action/suspense streaming series tentatively titled "The Music Man". Production on the show is set to begin when CDC guidelines allow, possibily in early to late fall. ...

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DEF LEPPARD Releases 'Facts' Video For 'High 'N' Dry' Album

Veteran British rockers DEF LEPPARD have released a "facts" video for their 1981 album "High 'N' Dry". During its formative years in the late 1970s, DEF LEPPARD became one of the hottest properties to emerge from the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal. For its sophomore release, "High 'N' Dry", the Sheffield quintet turned to ...

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SKID ROW Is Still Writing Material For Next Studio Album

On Friday (July 10), SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan spoke to Groove Entertainment, LLC's "Live Music Happy Hour" about the progress of the recording sessions for the final chapter of SKID ROW's "United World Rebellion" trilogy. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also helmed the group's ...

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DEF LEPPARD's RICK ALLEN Discusses His Guest Appearance On Wife LAUREN MONROE's 'Big Love' EP (Video)

Mailboat Records and Cherry Bomb Records have just released "Big Love", the EP by singer/songwriter Lauren Monroe, wife of DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. Densely textured and imaginatively layered, legendary producer Jim Scott and Monroe have given us an anthem for this moment in time. With consummate backing from the likes of such heavyweights as ...

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Magickal Mystical Indifference - REBEL WIZARD

The metal spectrum can expand as much as it likes. The real, grubby thing isn't going anywhere, at least not while REBEL WIZARD has breath in his body. "Magickal Mystical Indifference" is a nasty, filthy and brutish record, but its most significant achievement is that it feels truly celebratory, as the mysterious NKSV once again ...

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