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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says It ‘Hurts’ To See JOURNEY Not Acknowledging His Time With The Band

Jeff Scott Soto says it "hurts" to see JOURNEY not acknowledging the time he spent fronting the band. Soto, who previously sang with Yngwie Malmsteen, joined JOURNEY about a week and half into a six-week summer 2006 tour with DEF LEPPARD, after Steve ...

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PAPA ROACH Frontman On ‘Infest’ 20th-Anniversary Celebration: That Album ‘Needs To Be Celebrated’

PAPA ROACH frontman Jacoby Shaddix spoke to Austria's Mulatschag TV about the band's plans to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its breakthrough album, 2000's "Infest", next year. He said (see video below): "We don't have exact details on what we're go...

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ROB HALFORD On Possible JUDAS PRIEST Biopic: ‘Who Would Play The Metal God? I Have No Idea’

In a recent interview with San Francisco's 107.7 The Bone (KSAN-FM) radio station, JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford was asked if he and his bandmates would be open to having their story told in a movie with actors, like QUEEN's "Bohemian Rhapsody" and M...

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Video: Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT Covers BLACK SABBATH Classic With VLTIMAS

VLTIMAS, the extreme metal formation featuring David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), played a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Black Sabbath" during its June 21 concert ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Says He Found Out About DAVE MUSTAINE’s Throat Cancer ‘A Few Weeks Ago’

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says that he found out about Dave Mustaine's throat cancer about a month and a half ago. The 57-year-old MEGADETH leader revealed his cancer diagnosis on June 17 on social media. He said that he has already begun treatm...

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SEBASTIAN BACH On Former SKID ROW Drummer ROB AFFUSO Accepting ‘Open Invitation’: ‘2 Outta 5 Ain’t Bad’

Former SKID ROW drummer Rob Affuso has accepted Sebastian Bach's recently issued "open invitation" to "get onstage and jam" during the vocalist's upcoming tour, in which he will celebrate the 30th anniversary of SKID ROW's self-titled debut by performing the album in its entirety. During a June 6 interview with SiriusXM DJ Eddie Trunk, Bach invited "any original member in SKID ROW" — that is, Affuso, guitarist Scotti Hill, guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo and bassist Rachel Bolan — to "get onstage and jam" during his upcoming tour, which kicks off on August 29 in Nashville, Tennessee. Affuso — who left SKID ROW in 1998 and claims to be "the only former member that keeps in contact with all former SKID ROW bandmates and is still good friends with them all" — subsequently responded to Bach on Facebook, writing, "Sure! I'll be there dude." Bach replied to Affuso yesterday (June 24), writing, "OK, 2 outta 5 ain't bad. See you soon." It is not currently known where Affuso will perform with Bach, although it seems likely that the guest appearance will take place during Bach's September 25 show at Sony Hall in New York City. Affuso has previously reunited with Bach to perform classic SKID ROW songs on at least two occasions — a 2011 show in Poughkeepsie, New York where Affuso played "I Remember You", and a 2016 show in the same city where he played "Rattlesnake Shake". In recent years, Bach has been a vocal proponent of a SKID ROW reunion, a prospect continually shot down by Sabo and Bolan, the group's founding members. In 2012, reunion rumors peaked after the British festival Sonisphere featured the band's logo prominently on a leaked poster, but Bach later told the Boise Music Examiner that his former bandmates "did not want to do it." For his part, Affuso has said that he would not rejoin SKID ROW unless Bach also returned to the group. Bach parted ways with SKID ROW in 1996. Three years later, the group resurfaced with vocalist Johnny Solinger, who fronted the band until 2015. After an eight-month stint with former TNT vocalist Tony Harnell — who Bolan said last year was a "really bad match" that "just didn't fit" — SKID ROW recruited former DRAGONFORCE vocalist ZP Theart, who has toured with the group for the past three and a half years. Theart will appear on SKID ROW's forthcoming Michael Wagener-produced studio album, which will mark both the group's recording debut for Golden Robot Records and the conclusion of its "United World Rebellion" trilogy. During a June 15 interview with Finland's Kaaos TV, Sabo confirmed that he would not accept Bach's latest overture. "I'm working with my band," he said. "This is SKID ROW, and this is what I do."

Ok well 2 outta 5 ain't bad. See ya soon Rob Affuso #skidrow30

Posted by Sebastian Bach on Monday, June 24, 2019

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of ‘Harvester Of Sorrow’ Performance From Brussels

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Harvester Of Sorrow" on June 16 at Koning Boudewijnstadion in Brussels, Belgium can be seen below. METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour has played more than 130 shows across the world sinc...

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BLACK VEIL BRIDES Frontman ANDY BIERSACK To Appear At SAN DIEGO COMIC-CON INTERNATIONAL

Andy Biersack (BLACK VEIL BRIDES, ANDY BLACK) will make an appearance at San Diego Comic-Con International on July 18. Biersack will be signing copies of his debut comic book, "The Ghost Of Ohio", at the War Machine Marketing booth (#1415) beginning at...

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DETHKLOK Announces First Live Show In Five Years

DETHKLOK, the stars of the Adult Swim series "Metalocalypse", will perform at this year's Adult Swim Festival, set to take place November 15-16 at the Banc of California Stadium in Los Angeles. The show will mark DETHKLOK's first live appearance since ...

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GWAR Announces ‘Use Your Collusion’ Summer/Fall 2019 Tour With SACRED REICH, TOXIC HOLOCAUST

GWAR will embark on a North American headlining tour in the fall. Support on the "Use Your Collusion" trek will come from SACRED REICH, TOXIC HOLOCAUST and AGAINST THE GRAIN. The tour will kick off September 12 in Norfolk, Virginia and run through Nove...

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