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Today Marks 15th Anniversary Of DIMEBAG DARRELL's Death

Today (Sunday, December 8) marks the 15th anniversary of the death of PANTERA and DAMAGEPLAN guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott. Abbott, one of the most beloved and respected musicians in hard rock, was shot onstage during a DAMAGEPLAN concert on this date in 2004 at the Alrosa Villa club in Columbus, Ohio by a 25-year-old ex-Marine ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform At Mexico's FORCEFEST

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P. 's December 1 performance at Forcefest in Mexico City can be seen below. As previously reported, W.A.S.P. will embark on the "1984 To Headless" world tour in 2020. The trek will be a celebration of hits from the band's first four albums: 1984's self-titled debut, 1985's "The Last Command", 1986's ...

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JOSH TODD Says BUCKCHERRY's Final Years With KEITH NELSON Were 'Really Weird': 'It Just Wasn't A Band Anymore'

BUCKCHERRY vocalist Josh Todd recently appeared on the "Appetite For Distortion" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his influences: Josh: "I guess I'm kind of a mutt, because I just crammed in all these different types of music. My foundation was really aggressive punk ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE On Stage Theatrics For 'The Stadium Tour': 'We're Starting To Put Together Something Incredible'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee says that he is starting to think about ways to top the group's 2015 farewell tour, during which he and his bandmates played all their greatest hits with plenty of stage theatrics. pyrotechnics, and even a roller coaster ridden by Lee. Speaking about what he has planned for CRÜE's 2020 ...

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NIKKI SIXX Slams THE BLACK CROWES Manager For Leaking MÖTLEY CRÜE Reunion On 'The Howard Stern Show'

Nikki Sixx has slammed THE BLACK CROWES manager Mark DiDia for leaking the MÖTLEY CRÜE reunion on "The Howard Stern Show" in mid-November, ruining any well-organized strategies CRÜE's management had in making the major announcement. CRÜE will team up with DEF LEPPARD, POISON and JOAN JETT & THE BLACKHEARTS for a 22-date North American stadium ...

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SLIPKNOT, SOUNDGARDEN, ANTHRAX, EXODUS, STEEL PANTHER Members Among Guests On BRIAN POSEHN's 'Grandpa Metal' Album

Comedian/actor/ writer Brian Posehn will release his new comedy/metal album, "Grandpa Metal", on February 14, 2020 via Megaforce Records. Produced, engineered and mixed by Jay Ruston (ANTHRAX, STEEL PANTHER), the disc features guest appearances from some of metal's finest, including Brendon Small (DETHKLOK), Scott Ian and Jonathan Donais (ANTHRAX), Corey Taylor (SLIPKNOT, STONE SOUR), Gary ...

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UNEARTH Releases Music Video For 'Sidewinder'

UNEARTH has released the official music video for the song "Sidewinder", taken from the band's "Extinction(s)" album, which came out in November 2018. For its seventh release and Century Media debut, the band worked with Will Putney (EVERY TIME I DIE, BODY COUNT, GOJIRA, THY ART IS MURDER, SILENT PLANET) at Graphic Nature Studios. Additionally, ...

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Read Excerpt From PARADISE LOST's Official Book, 'No Celebration'

Decibel Books has posted an excerpt from "No Celebration: The Official Story Of Paradise Lost", which can be read below. The excerpt heavily features Music For Nations founder Martin Hooker, who passed away last month. Authored by American writer David E. Gehlke, "No Celebration" chronicles the British doom metal progenitors' groundbreaking three decades-plus career with ...

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DIRTY HONEY Bassist Says 'It's A Good Time For Rock'

Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently spoke with bassist Justin Smolian of emerging Los Angeles rockers DIRTY HONEY about the success they've had in 2019 as the only unsigned artist in Billboard's near four-decade history to hit No. 1 on the magazine's Mainstream Rock chart with their debut single, ...

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SAMMY HAGAR On What He Learned From Working With RONNIE MONTROSE: 'I Don't Want To Play In A Band With People I Don't Like'

During his November 19 appearance at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles, veteran rock vocalist Sammy Hagar (VAN HALEN, THE CIRCLE, CHICKENFOOT) discussed his years fronting MONTROSE, the 1970s rock group in which he performed alongside late guitarist Ronnie Montrose. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On meeting and subsequently joining forces with ...

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