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SLASH Says GUNS N' ROSES Has Yet To Start Writing New Music, Explains Decision To Rework Old Songs

Slash says that GUNS N' ROSES has yet to begin writing new material after recently releasing two reworked songs from the "Chinese Democracy"-era sessions. Last month, the guitarist and his bandmates dropped "Hard Skool", which came more than a month after their performance and subsequent official release of "Absurd", a reworking of GUNS N' ROSES ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: EDDIE VAN HALEN 'Changed Everything'

Yngwie Malmsteen has once again praised Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist "changed everything." The 58-year-old Swedish axeman, who is promoting his latest album, "Parabellum", discussed Eddie's impact on guitar playing during a live YouTube chat with fans on Thursday (October 21). He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What can you say ...

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Existence Is Futile - CRADLE OF FILTH

Reaching album number 13 is a magnificent achievement for any band, and CRADLE OF FILTH arrive at that milestone in the strongest form of their wicked lives. Added to the fact that the ghoulish UK stalwarts are celebrating their 30th anniversary this year, "Existence Is Futile" is immediately identifiable as one of the strongest records ...

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AUGUST BURNS RED Drops Brand New Song 'Vengeance'

Lancaster, Pennsylvania's AUGUST BURNS RED has released a new song called "Vengeance". "Earlier this year, we set out to write a standalone single that was fast, heavy, and concise," the band says. "'Vengeance' is that song. It's ABR at our most raw." Regarding the song's incredibly current subject matter, AUGUST BURNS RED says, "The song ...

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Watch GUNS N' ROSES Perform 'Hard Skool' Live For First Time

GUNS N' ROSES played its new song "Hard Skool" live for the first time during last night's (Sunday, September 26) concert at Royal Farms Arena in Baltimore, Maryland. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. "This is something about lower education," frontman Axl Rose told the audience before launching into the track. ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Officially Drops New Song 'Hard Skool'

GUNS N' ROSES has just dropped a brand new song called "Hard Skool". Written by singer Axl Rose and co-produced by Rose and Caram Costanzo, the track, which had the working title "Jackie Chan", was originally recorded during GN'R's "Chinese Democracy" era but was eventually omitted from that album. Short clips of the song were ...

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NITA STRAUSS Plays JASON BECKER's Prototype 'Numbers' Guitar During ALICE COOPER Concert In Boston (Video)

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, got to play Jason Becker's prototype Peavey "Numbers" guitar for one song during Cooper's concert last night (Tuesday, September 21) at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier today, Nita shared an Instagram video of her playing the guitar, and she wrote ...

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KREATOR Begins Recording New Album With Producer ARTHUR RIZK

German thrash metal veterans KREATOR have entered Hansa Tonstudio in Berlin, Germany to begin recording their new album for a tentative early 2022 release. Helming the sessions is Arthur Rizk, who has previously worked with CAVALERA CONSPIRACY, CODE ORANGE, POWER TRIP and SOULFLY, among others. On Monday (September 20), KREATOR frontman Mille Petrozza shared a ...

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IN FLAMES/Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Teams Up With JACKSON For Pro Series Signature Soloist Models

Jackson has announced the launch of The Jackson Pro Series Signature Chris Broderick Soloist, a collaboration between the brand and the renowned IN FLAMES heavy metal guitarist Chris Broderick encapsulating his personal take on the classic Soloist model. Created for guitar players seeking an instrument loaded with premium features, these all-new pro series signature models ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Release Another New Song, 'Hard Skool', Soon

A new GUNS N' ROSES song called "Hard Skool" will reportedly be released soon. The track, which had the working title "Jackie Chan", was originally recorded during GN'R's "Chinese Democracy" era but was eventually omitted from that album. Short clips of the song were later posted online and a full version was leaked in August ...

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JIMMY PAGE Says Official LED ZEPPELIN Documentary Has 'Clearly Touched The Hearts Of Both Audience And Critics Alike'

The official LED ZEPPELIN documentary "Becoming Led Zeppelin" debuted last Saturday (September 4) at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. Directed by Bernard MacMahon, the film documents the legendary rockers' "meteoric rise to stardom." LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page, who premiered the documentary at the event, took to his social media earlier today (Thursday, ...

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BLACK OAK ARKANSAS Guitarist RICKIE LEE REYNOLDS Dead At 72

According to TMZ, Rickie Lee Reynolds, the longtime guitarist for BLACK OAK ARKANSAS, the southern hillbilly psycho-boogie band with over 50 years of history, has died. He was 72 years old. Reynolds passed away Sunday morning (September 5) in a hospital, where he was battling long-term health complications. BLACK OAK ARKANSAS ...

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New FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist ANDY JAMES Will 'Bring Something Cool' To Band's Upcoming Ninth Album

During an appearance on the latest episode of the "Scandalous" podcast, British musician Andy James, who joined FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH last year as the replacement for the band's longtime guitarist Jason Hook, spoke about the songwriting process for FIVE FINGER's upcoming ninth studio album. "A lot of what's happening in the studio at the ...

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