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TRACII GUNS ‘Would Pay Anything’ To See LED ZEPPELIN Perform With Hologram Of JOHN BONHAM

Tracii Guns says that "it's wonderful" to see a Ronnie James Dio hologram touring the world. Dio died in 2010 at the age of 67 from stomach cancer. His hologram was created by a company called Eyeillusion and made its debut at the Wacken Open Air fest...

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Video: JOE LYNN TURNER Performs RAINBOW, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Classics In Westland, Michigan

Quality multi-camera video footage of legendary hard rock singer Joe Lynn Turner's (RAINBOW, DEEP PURPLE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) January 19 performance at the Token Lounge in Westland, Michigan can be seen below (clips edited and produced by George S Pogaci...

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EVANESCENCE’s AMY LEE Says Taking Breaks Between Albums ‘Inspires’ Her To ‘Dive Back In Again’

EVANESCENCE singer Amy Lee has told Australia's AAP news agency that she has "taken breaks a lot of times" during the band's two-decade history. "Pretty much after every album cycle, there's a moment where I'm, like, 'Okay, I have to figure out who I a...

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Watch DISTURBED In The Studio With Acoustic Guitars, Brush-Stroke Percussion

A short video featuring footage from DISTURBED's latest sessions at The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko can be seen below. Singer David Draiman revealed a year ago that DISTURBED would record an acoustic EP bef...

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ROB HALFORD Says GLENN TIPTON Made Decision Only Five Days Ago That He Would Not Tour With JUDAS PRIEST

Rob Halford says that Glenn Tipton made the decision only five days ago to sit out JUDAS PRIEST's touring activities as a result of his battle with Parkinson's disease, with which he was diagnosed a decade earlier. Tipton, who is now 70 and has perfo...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Singer’s THE WEAPON Hardcore Project Releases Two-Song EP

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE frontman Jesse Leach's hardcore/punk project THE WEAPON has released a two-song, selft-titled EP via Bandcamp. The singer is joined in the new band by guitarist Chris Drapeau, bassist Josh Mihlek and drummer Andy Mass. Leach told Re...

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TESLA To Release ‘Shock’ Album In The Fall

TESLA has set "Shock" as the title of its ninth full-length album, tentatively due in the fall. The long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" was helmed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who co-wrote and produced the TESLA song "Save That Goodn...

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See First Photo Of JAMES HETFIELD In ‘Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile’ Movie

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield has joined the ensemble cast of the upcoming thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile". The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, played by Lily Collins, who at the time had no knowledge of Bundy's crimes. Hetfield will play officer Bob Hayward, a Utah highway patrol veteran who was the first law enforcement officer to arrest Bundy in 1975. The first photo of Hetfield on the set of "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile" has just been released and can be seen below. While Hetfield has played himself in other films and TV productions, along with doing voiceover work, this will be his first dramatic role in a live-action feature film. Hetfield used to be very shy in his younger days and told The Pulse Of Radio that he used to play up his "tough-guy" persona. "There's no doubt that I played into the image that was portrayed in the press, portrayed in people's description of why they liked METALLICA," he said. "I didn't want to disappoint. I wanted to be that guy. I wanted to put that mask on, and then keeping the mask on 24 hours became suffocating, and I could not do it anymore." "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile" is in production now and is being directed by Joe Berlinger, one of the co-directors of the 2004 documentary "Metallica: Some Kind Of Monster". Berlinger said in a statement: "Having spent hundreds of hours behind the scenes with James and the rest of METALLICA, I have experienced his charisma and powerful presence close up. It seemed only natural that he would bring that same power and magnetism to a dramatic role, so when he agreed to my pitch that he be in the movie, I was thrilled." Also starring in the movie are Jim Parsons, Haley Joel Osment, John Malkovich, Kaya Scodelario, Terry Kinney and Dylan Baker. A release date and distributor for the film have yet to be announced.

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of CLIFF BURTON ‘Orion’ Tribute From Turin, Italy

METALLICA commemorated what would have Cliff Burton's 56th birthday by performing the song "Orion" during the band's February 10 concert in at the Pala Alpitour in Turin, Italy. Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. ...

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