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VOLBEAT Honors VINNIE PAUL At Belgium's GRASPOP METAL MEETING (Video)

Danish/American rock 'n' rollers VOLBEAT paid tribute to Vinnie Paul Abbott during their concert Saturday night (June 23) at the Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium. Giant screens on either side of the stage projected the former PANTERA drummer's image while VOLBEAT performed the song "Goodbye Forever". On Friday, VOLBEAT frontman Michael Poulsen issued a ...

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MARK TREMONTI: VINNIE PAUL 'Left Behind Such A Great Legacy'

TREMONTI members Mark Tremonti and Eric Friedman have commented on the passing of Vinnie Paul Abbott. The former PANTERA drummer reportedly died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas on Friday, June 22. Speaking to Metal Wani earlier today (Saturday, June 23) at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France, Eric said (hear audio ...

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VINNIE PAUL Died In His Sleep

Vinnie Paul Abbott's family has told TMZ that the legendary drummer died in his sleep at his home in Las Vegas. His body has been turned over to the medical examiner to determine a cause of death, and after that, he will be flown back to his home state of Texas to be ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Shares Last Photo He Received From VINNIE PAUL

FOZZY singer and WWE wresting superstar Chris Jericho has shared the last picture he received from his friend, late PANTERA and HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott. In a caption accompanying the picture, Chris wrote: "May 20th was the last time I texted with my bro, Vinnie Paul. His Vegas Golden Knights had just eliminated my ...

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VAN CANTO: Lyric Video For 'Back In The Lead' Song

On August 10, German a cappella metal band VAN CANTO will release its seventh studio album, "Trust In Rust", via Napalm Records. The official lyric video for the disc's opening track, "Back In The Lead", can be seen below. Since 2006, they have brought pure vocal power to the metal world. Now made up of ...

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U.D.O.: EPK For 'Steelfactory' Album

U.D.O., the German metal band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release its new album, "Steelfactory", on August 31 via AFM. The official EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for the disc is available below. According to a press release, "Steelfactory" sees "U.D.O. return to their core competence, clearly influenced by their past shows with ...

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POWERWOLF: 'Fire & Forgive' Video Released

German metallers POWERWOLF will release their seventh album, "The Sacrament Of Sin", on July 20 via Napalm Records. The follow-up to 2015's "Blessed & Possessed" was recorded at Fascination Street Studios in Örebro, Sweden with producer Jens Bogren, who has previously worked with KREATOR, DRAGONFORCE, SEPULTURA and PARADISE LOST, among others. The official video for ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE's 'Volume II - Power Drunk Majesty' To Feature Members Of OVERKILL, NIGHTWISH, ACCEPT, Others

METAL ALLEGIANCE — with its four core members: David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), Mike Portnoy (THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and Mark Menghi — began as a celebration of heavy metal, powered by the almost tribal bond shared between the extreme music community's most revered trailblazers, armed with a list of contributors onstage (and ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Ponders Future Of The Electric Guitar: 'Like All Instruments, There's A Time When It Goes Out Of Fashion'

In a recent interview with U.K.'s Metal Hammer magazine, METALLICA's Kirk Hammett pondered the future of the guitar in light of the troubles facing iconic brand Gibson, who filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection earlier this year. As more popular music has been made with computers, international guitar sales began to decline, creating ...

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MAYAN Feat. EPICA's MARK JANSEN: 'Dhyana' Album Due In September

MAYAN — the band featuring EPICA guitarist/songwriter Mark Jansen alongside Jack Driessen (ex-AFTER FOREVER) and Frank Schiphorst — will release its new album, "Dhyana", on September 21 via Nuclear Blast. Through his musical contributions in EPICA, AFTER FOREVER and MAYAN, Jansen has introduced another piece of knowledge, spirituality and mystery into the Dutch metal scene. ...

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NOTHING MORE: Making Of 'Just Say When' Video

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Just Say When", the latest video from the Texas rock quartet NOTHING MORE, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Stories We Tell Ourselves", which was released last September via Better Noise Records. The disc saw frontman Jonny Hawkins once again bearing ...

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