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KIRK HAMMETT: DAVE MUSTAINE 'Found Some Closure' By Performing With METALLICA At 30th-Anniversary Concerts

Kirk Hammett says that METALLICA's relationship with Dave Mustaine "totally changed" after they performed together on several occasions during "Big Four" shows and at METALLICA's 30th-anniversary concerts in 2011. Mustaine was a member of METALLICA for less than two years, from 1981 to 1983, before being dismissed and replaced by Hammett. Mustaine went on to ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON On DAVE MUSTAINE's Return To Live Stage: 'All The Prayers Surely Worked'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has commented on the band's first show since frontman Dave Mustaine's throat cancer diagnosis. Monday night's (January 20) concert in Helsinki, Finland as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH marked MEGADETH's first live appearance in 15 months. Earlier today, Ellefson shared a picture of the Hartwell Arena show on ...

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Watch MEGADETH Rehearse For European Tour

MEGADETH has uploaded a short video of the band rehearsing earlier this week ahead of its European tour as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. Check it out below. The trek will mark MEGADETH's first shows since frontman Dave Mustaine received treatment for throat cancer, with which he was diagnosed last May. MEGADETH's ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'I'm Back'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine says that he is "back," less than a year after he was diagnosed with throat cancer. The 58-year-old musician and his bandmates are scheduled to kick off their European tour as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH early next week. Earlier today, the MEGADETH Twitter posted a photo of ...

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ANNIHILATOR: 'Dressed Up For Evil' Lyric Video

"Dressed Up For Evil", the new lyric video from Canadian thrash metal veterans ANNIHILATOR, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Ballistic, Sadistic", due on January 24 via Silver Lining Music. Founding guitarist, vocalist, producer and principal songwriter Jeff Waters states about the song: "Evil in the guise of ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE, JOE SATRIANI, STEVE VAI, CHRIS POLAND Perform Cover Of BLACK SABBATH's 'Paranoid'

Geoff Tate (formerly of QUEENSRŸCHE), Joe Satriani (CHICKENFOOT), Steve Vai, Chris Poland (formerly of MEGADETH), Bjorn Englen (DIO DISCIPLES) and Pat Gesualdo performed an extended cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Paranoid" at last night's (Wednesday, January 15) Metal Hall Of Fame event at the Marriott Delta Garden Grove in Anaheim, California. Video footage ...

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MEGADETH Begins Rehearsing For First Live Shows Since DAVE MUSTAINE's Cancer Diagnosis (Photos)

MEGADETH has commenced rehearsing for its upcoming European tour as the support act for FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH. It will mark MEGADETH's first shows since frontman Dave Mustaine received treatment for throat cancer, with which he was diagnosed last May. Earlier today, MEGADETH shared several photos of the rehearsal sessions and included the following caption: ...

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BAD WOLVES Release 'Sober' Music Video

BAD WOLVES have released the official video for the song "Sober" from their sophomore album, "N.A.T.I.O.N." , out now via Better Noise Music. The release of "Sober" defined the direction of not just the band as a whole, but of vocalist Tommy Vext himself. The song's powerful, somber melodic undertones set the stage for Vext's ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE Says DIRK VERBEUREN's Drumming On MEGADETH's New Album Is 'Exceptional'

Dave Mustaine has praised Dirk Verbeuren's drumming on MEGADETH's new album. Earlier today, the MEGADETH leader took to his Twitter to wish the Belgian-born-and-now-Los-Angeles-based drummer a happy 45th birthday. He wrote: "Happy birthday to my drummer extraordinaire, Dirk Verbeuren! You are a powerhouse and your drumming on the new record is exceptional. Have a great ...

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LES BINKS 'Had A Blast' Performing With K.K. DOWNING, TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS And DAVID ELLEFSON

Former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar), Les Binks (drums) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals) performed a full-length set of PRIEST classics with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson in November in Wolverhampton, United Kingdom. Joining them on second guitar was A.J. Mills of HOSTILE, the British metal band whose two albums, "Eve Of Destruction" and "The ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says His New Song Was Rejected For Use On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has released the song "The Permanent Decay", featuring an all-star cast, including BLEEDING THROUGH vocalist Brandan Schieppati, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, and SACRED REICH (and ex-MACHINE HEAD) drummer Dave McClain. The official lyric video for the track, which was written by Demmel in late 2016 and ...

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KIKO LOUREIRO Says MEGADETH Will Rehearse For Three Days Prior To European Tour With FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH

Earlier today (Sunday, January 5), MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro took part in a 40-minute YouTube Live session during which he answered some fan-submitted questions. Asked if he practices for tours standing up, Kiko said: "Not right in the beginning, because I've been playing a lot on different stages, so I kind of know the feeling ...

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Former MACHINE HEAD Members Team Up With MEGADETH Bassist, BLEEDING THROUGH Singer

Former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel has recorded the track "The Permanent Decay", featuring an all-star cast, including BLEEDING THROUGH vocalist Brandan Schieppati, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, and SACRED REICH (and ex-MACHINE HEAD) drummer Dave McClain. The track will premiere on SiriusXM Liquid Metal on Friday, January 3, and a lyric video ...

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SATYRICON Bassist ANDERS ODDEN Diagnosed With Colon Cancer

Norwegian heavy metal musician Anders Odden is preparing to undergo surgery for colon cancer. The procedure, which is scheduled for next Monday (January 6), is expected to remove the malignant tumors and any nearby lymph nodes. Odden, the co-founder and guitarist of the death metal band CADAVER and the bass player for the legendary black ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, BRAD GILLIS, CARMINE APPICE, JACK RUSSELL, Others To Pay Tribute To RONNIE MONTROSE

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar lineup of musicians whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2020. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Performs Previously Unreleased Song 'Hey, Can You Hear Me Now? (Video)

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA performed a previously unreleased song called "Hey, Can You Hear Me Now?" during its concert on Saturday, December 21 in Newark, New Jersey. The track was originally written by founder/composer/lyricist Paul O'Neill more than three decades ago and was recently uncovered on a cassette tape left behind by the TSO visionary, who passed ...

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