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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO: What I Have Learned From Playing With DAVE MUSTAINE

MEGADETH's Brazilian-born guitarist Kiko Loureiro has uploaded a new 14-minute video in which he answers a number of fan-submitted questions. You can now watch the question-and-answer session below. Asked if he has learned anything from playing with MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine for the past six years, Kiko said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Oh, yes, man. ...

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STRYPER Frontman Doesn't Care About Losing Followers Over Abortion Rights Comments: 'It's About Following Christ'

Michael Sweet of openly Christian rockers STRYPER says that he doesn't care if he loses social media followers over his comments on abortion rights, explaining that "it's not about following me, it's about following Christ." On Thursday (December 2), Sweet, who has fronted STRYPER for nearly four decades, shared a video of protesters allegedly taking ...

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STEVE VAI: Complete 'Inviolate' Album Details Revealed

Steve Vai and Favored Nations / Mascot Label Group have announced his new studio album titled "Inviolate" will be released digitally and on CD January 28, 2022. The LP will follow on March 18. Today, they present the song "Little Pretty" which can be previewed below. The recording is a dark-toned fusion-funk workout played almost ...

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TESTAMENT, EXODUS And DEATH ANGEL: Five Dates Added To Rescheduled U.S. Leg Of 'The Bay Strikes Back Tour'

Five new dates have been added to the rescheduled North American leg of "The Bay Strikes Back Tour" featuring TESTAMENT, EXODUS and DEATH ANGEL. Newly confirmed shows will take place in Orlando, Florida (April 25); Chattanooga, Tennessee (April 28); Seattle, Washington (May 22); Portland, Oregon (May 23); and Sacramento, California (May 25). Tickets go on ...

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Watch GEORGE LYNCH Rejoin DOKKEN On Stage In Glenside, Pennsylvania

George Lynch rejoined DOKKEN on stage last night (Friday, November 12) at Keswick theater in Glenside, Pennsylvania to perform three of the band's classic songs: "Kiss Of Death", "When Heaven Comes Down" and "Tooth And Nail". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Lynch previously performed with DOKKEN in October in Waukegan, ...

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SKILLET Drops Lyric Video For New Single 'Standing In The Storm'

Further cementing their place as one of the best-selling rock bands of the 21st century, 12-times-platinum rockers SKILLET are seeing their RIAA certifications multiply yet again. Their latest milestones include the new triple-platinum status of their landmark album "Awake", with three of its hit tracks also accumulating more certs as "Awake & Alive" goes double-platinum, ...

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ANNIHILATOR Shares New Version Of 'Downright Dominate' Featuring DAVE LOMBARDO, STU BLOCK

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge catalog campaign covering studio records and long-lost rarities. In ...

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MACHINE HEAD To Release New Studio Album In Summer Of 2022

MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn and bassist Jared MacEachern spent the last week Sharkbite Studios in Oakland, California with producer Zack Ohren working on the band's as-yet-untitled tenth album, tentatively due next summer. According to Flynn and MacEachern, they are "making great progress on at least six different new songs, including a 10-minute-plus epic." This ...

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And Yet It Moves - TIMECHILD

As every student of hard rock and heavy metal knows, few things are more inherently exhilarating than the sound of vintage DEEP PURPLE or URIAH HEEP at full pelt. Massive riffs, mutli-octave vocal athletics and, most importantly, the otherworldly rush of an overdriven Hammond organ — this, my friends, is the rock 'n' roll motherlode. ...

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EXHORDER Has Been 'Working Very Hard On New Material'

Vocalist Kyle Thomas of New Orleans-based thrash metal pioneers EXHORDER has confirmed to Heavy New York that the band is preparing to enter the studio to record the follow-up to 2019's "Mourn The Southern Skies" album. "We have been working very hard on new material since the [start of] the pandemic," he said. "We've been ...

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ANNIHILATOR Taps Ex-SLAYER Drummer DAVE LOMBARDO, Former ICED EARTH Singer STU BLOCK For 'Metal II' Album

earMusic has announced a remarkable reissue series of (almost) the entire ANNIHILATOR catalog. "Metal II" kicks off this extensive catalog campaign that will give you special editions, bonus material, exclusive and previously unreleased tunes. And "Metal II" is only the first taste, ahead of a huge catalog campaign covering studio records and long-lost rarities. In ...

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