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DIMEBAG Guitar Designer BUDDY 'BLAZE' WEBSTER Dies

Buddy "Blaze" Webster, the instrument designer who alleged that he hadn't been paid for sales of the late PANTERA guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott's classic "Dean From Hell" guitar, which he said he helped create, died over the weekend. No cause for his death has been revealed. In April 2017, Webster filed a lawsuit against Armadillo ...

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EXODUS Recruits Drummer JOHN TEMPESTA For Upcoming Shows

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have tapped John Tempesta to play drums for the band at two upcoming festivals — at Psycho Las Vegas on August 22 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada and at Full Terror Assault on September 11 at Hogrock Campground in Cave In Rock, Illinois — while Tom Hunting ...

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L.A. GUNS Announce 'Checkered Past' Album Details

Long-running hard rockers L.A. GUNS will release their new studio album, "Checkered Past", on November 12 via Frontiers Music Srl. Fans can get their first preview of the album with the release of the single "Knock Me Down". Written and recorded during late 2020 and early 2021, "Checkered Past" sees Tracii Guns, Phil Lewis and ...

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Ex-OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist BOB DAISLEY On 'Bark At The Moon' Era: 'To Be Honest With You, I Didn't Really Want To Go Back'

In a new feature by music journalist Joel Gausten, veteran bassist Bob Daisley (OZZY OSBOURNE, RAINBOW, URIAH HEEP, Gary Moore) discusses a variety of topics, including his new project THE UPSTARTS, the passing of former OZZY OSBOURNE/URIAH HEEP drummer Lee Kerslake, URIAH HEEP's missed opportunity to break into America and his ...

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EXODUS Teams Up With INCENDIUM For 'Tales Of The Damned' Action Figures And Comic Books

San Francisco Bay Area thrashers EXODUS have teamed up with Incendium for the launch of "Tales Of The Damned", a four-issue comic book anthology series that explores classic tracks from the band. The terrifying "Organist" from EXODUS artwork and lore will also be immortalized as an action figure. Published under Incendium's music-focused Opus imprint, the ...

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THE DARKNESS Releases Brand New Single 'Motorheart'

British rockers THE DARKNESS have unleashed the first taste and title track of their forthcoming opus "Motorheart", out November 19 via Cooking Vinyl. Paying homage to a devoted sex robot, "Motorheart" growls, pounds and stomps with Rufus Taylor's drums, Frankie Poullain's bass and Justin and Dan Hawkins's guitars all turned up to 11, while Justin's ...

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Watch IRON MAIDEN Discuss Making Of New Album 'Senjutsu'

BMG will release IRON MAIDEN's 17th studio album, "Senjutsu", the band's first in six years, on September 3. It was recorded in Paris with longstanding producer Kevin Shirley and co-produced by Steve Harris. It was preceded on July 15 by an already highly acclaimed animated video for the first single "The Writing On The Wall" ...

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EXODUS's STEVE 'ZETRO' SOUZA Explains New Album Delay

EXODUS singer Steve "Zetro" Souza revealed during a recent Zetro's Toxic Vault YouTube livestream that the band's new album, "Persona Non Grata", will be released in "the third week in November" via Nuclear Blast Records. His comments came just a couple of weeks after EXODUS drummer Tom Hunting underwent a successful total gastrectomy in his ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Postpones Last Two Shows Of Spoken-Word Tour After COVID-19 Diagnosis In His Household

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has postponed the last two dates on his U.K. spoken-word tour after a member of his "immediate household" tested positive for COVID-19, the disease caused by the novel coronavirus. The news of the postponement was shared earlier today via MAIDEN's social media sites. The full statement reads as follows: "Due ...

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ANVIL To Begin Recording New Album Tomorrow

Canadian metal legends ANVIL are about to enter the studio to begin recording their new LP. Earlier today (Monday, August 9), the band's guitarist/vocalist Steve "Lips" Kudlow tweeted: "Starting our recording of our 19th studio album in Germany tomorrow!! Nice to be back in Europe!!" ANVIL released its latest album, "Legal At Last", in February ...

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BILLY SHEEHAN: Why I Moved From Los Angeles To Nashville

During an appearance on a video podcast hosted by Todd Kerns, the bassist of SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, legendary bassist Billy Sheehan discussed his decision to move to Nashville in 2017 after living in Los Angeles for more than three decades. Referencing the fact that Nashville is internationally known for country music, ...

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