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MARTY FRIEDMAN On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'Everybody Involved With It Was Doing The Best That They Possibly Could'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has no regrets about the band's "Risk" album, saying that the controversial record was created "with the best of intentions." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On MEGADETH's 'Risk': 'That Was Me Capitulating To MARTY FRIEDMAN's Desires To Be More Of An Alternative Band'

Dave Mustaine says that MEGADETH's "Risk" was the result of him "capitulating" to Marty Friedman's "desires to be more of an alternative band." Issued in 1999, "Risk" received a mixed response from critics and alienated hardcore MEGADETH fans due to its departure from the band's heavy thrash metal roots to a more commercial, pop rock ...

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TED NUGENT Says 'Canada Is Absolutely Crazy' For Legalizing Recreational Marijuana

Ted Nugent says that "Canada is absolutely crazy" for its decision to legalize marijuana, explaining that he has "never seen one moment of positive outcome from someone getting high." Starting in October, Canada became the highest-profile country to not only decriminalize cannabis possession and use, but to tax, regulate and monitor its growth, distribution and ...

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CRAIG GOLDY Says RITCHIE BLACKMORE Had A 'No-Guitar-Solo' Policy For Opening Bands In '80s: 'He Didn't Like Having A Guitar Competition'

According to former DIO guitarist Craig Goldy, legendary DEEP PURPLE axeman Ritchie Blackmore prevented Goldy's then-band GIUFFRIA from having a guitar solo spot during the 1984 "Perfect Strangers" tour because Ritchie feared being upstaged. Goldy, fresh off his gig with ROUGH CUTT and being secretly courted by Ronnie James Dio, said Blackmore was going to ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND: 'Long Island Tea' Video

"Long Island Tea", the new video from the GRAHAM BONNET BAND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", which was released on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. Graham recently told Jason Saulnier about "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage": "It's important to me that ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Cover QUEEN, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN During Bulgarian Concert DVD/Blu-Ray Shoot (Video)

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — professionally recorded its September 22 concert at the Ancient Theatre in ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On The Original MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival: 'It Was The Most Incredible Night'

Prior to his performance at the United Kingdom's Stonedeaf festival on August 25, legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) spoke with Mighty Matt Mason of TotalRock Radio. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing Stonedeaf, which paid homage to the Monsters ...

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