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“THAT METAL SHOW” HOSTS INTERVIEW WITH HNGN POSTED ONLINE, READ EXCERPTS HERE

Michael Lello of HNGN spoke with That Metal Show hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson.Highlights from the interview appear below. HNGN: What was your mindset heading into the first-ever episode of That Metal Show in 2008? Did you worry that it might not work? Don Jamieson: Yes, we thought it might not work […]

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GUITAR MASTER MICHAEL ANGELO BATIO TO RELEASE COMPILATION ENTITLED “SHRED FORCE 1″

Considered to be a pioneer of the “shred guitar” genre, Michael Angelo Batio is set to release his first-ever career retrospective entitled, Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio. The new album is slated for release on April 14th through Rat Pak Records. Shred Force 1: The Essential Michael Angelo Batio not only highlights […]

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EDDIE TRUNK DISCUSSES AC/DC PLAYING COACHELLA, INTERVIEWING KISS AND THE CRAZIEST THING HE HAS EVER SEEN AT A METAL SHOW

Bella Elbaum of Monsters and Critics spoke with Eddie. Excerpts from the interview appear below. Monsters and Critics: How do you feel about AC/DC headlining this years Coachella Valley Music and Arts festival? How do you think they’ll do? Eddie Trunk: There’s not a lot of other bands at that festival that are gonna be […]

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FORMER MOTLEY CRUE SINGER JOHN CORABI CONFIRMS PLANS TO WORK WITH GUITARIST MICK MARS

Singer John Corabi who who took over for Vince Neil to record the Motley Crue’s self-titled 1994 album, says he plans to work with former bandmate Mick Mars. “Yeah, actually I was just talking to him the other day,” Corabi told Jack Antonio. “A lot of people already know about it, but as soon as […]

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ARMORED SAINT TO RELEASE NEW ALBUM, “WIN HANDS DOWN,” ON JUNE 2ND, ANNOUNCE MAY TOUR DATES WITH SAXON

The iconic Armored Saint has returned with one of their heaviest records of their illustrious career. The crushing, epic new full-length release, Win Hands Down, shows the band have only grown stronger and tighter with age, making for a dynamic and enthralling metal masterpiece. Look for the new album out June 2nd and more details […]

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METALLICA REISSUE PROJECT LAUNCHES WITH “NO LIFE ’TIL LEATHER” CASSETTE FOR RECORD STORE DAY IN APRIL

Metallica are reissuing their 1982 demo tape, No Life ’Til Leather, as a limited-edition cassette. The tape will be released on April 18th, on Record Store Day. The seven-track cassette was first released in the summer of 1982, when the group consisted of guitarist James Hetfield and drummer Lars Ulrich, with bassist Ron McGovney and […]

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UPDATED INFORMATION ON VAN HALEN’S “TOKYO DOME LIVE IN CONCERT” ALBUM, LIVE VERSIONS OF “RUNNIN’ WITH THE DEVIL” AND “PANAMA” AVAILABLE FOR STREAMING

As previously reported, Van Halen will release its first-ever live album to feature original singer David Lee Roth. Recorded on June 21st, 2013 at the famed Tokyo Dome in Tokyo, Japan, Tokyo Dome Live In Concert includes 23 songs, spanning all seven of the band’s albums with Roth. It will be released as a double […]

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BLACK STAR RIDER’S FRONTMAN RICKY WARWICK DISCUSSES WHY JOE ELLIOTT COULD NOT PRODUCE THEIR LATEST ALBUM, THE ADDITION OF BASSIST ROBBIE CRANE AND THE DELUXE EDITION OF “THE KILLER INSTINCT”

Ruben Mosqueda of Metal Titans spoke with Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick. Excerpts from the interview appear below. MetalTitans: You originally had [Def Leppard frontman] Joe Elliot to produce the [new Black Star Riders] album. Then he stepped aside at one point. What exactly took place? Ricky Warwick: Joe approached us about producing the […]

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CHEAP TRICK FRONTMAN ROBIN ZANDER SAYS THAT THE BAND HAS SETTLED THIER LEGAL DIFFERENCES WITH DRUMMER BUN E CARLOS

Cheap Trick have settled their differences with drummer Bun E Carlos, says frontman Robin Zander. Carlos, real name Brad Carlson, launched a lawsuit against his colleagues in 2013, claiming he’d been forced out of the band’s company and they’d withheld his share of profits. He’d stopped playing live with them in 2010, but argued he […]

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FRANK BELLO, CHARLIE BENANTE, AND SCOTT IAN OF ANTHRAX RETURN FOR THE LATEST EPISODE OF “THAT METAL SHOW” AIRING FEBRUARY 28TH

Following last week’s highly successful return of That Metal Show featuring Rush’s Geddy Lee and Dream Theater’s John Petrucci (the Season 14 premiere was the second most watched Season Premiere in the history of the series) VH1 Classic’s centerpiece in original programming returns with an all-new episode this Saturday at 9:00PM ET/PT, repeating at 11:00PM […]

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