DAVID ELLEFSON Says METAL ALLEGIANCE Writes 'Really Compelling Music'

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson says one of the keys to supergroup METAL ALLEGIANCE is writing "really compelling music," which allows him and his bandmates to be more selective when it comes time to determine which guest vocalists will be singing on their songs. Comprised of Ellefson, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy, TESTAMENT lead guitarist Alex ...

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JOHN 5: 'I'm Always Happy With A Guitar In My Hand'

Banger TV 's Daniel Dekay recently conducted an interview with guitarist John 5 (MARILYN MANSON, ROB ZOMBIE). You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On jumpstarting his musical career: John: "I drove out with the drummer from MEGADETH, Chuck Behler, he was on the 'So Far…So ...

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TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON Teases 'Promises' Single

TIMO TOLKKI'S AVALON will release its new album, "Return To Eden", on June 14 via Frontiers Music Srl. Guests on the disc include Todd Michael Hall (RIOT V), Mariangela Demurtas (TRISTANIA), Zachary Stevens (SAVATAGE), Anneke Van Giersbergen (THE GATHERING) and Eduard Hovinga (ELEGY). A snippet of the album's first single, "Promises", is available below. The ...

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SEPULTURA Banned From Playing In Lebanon Over 'Devil Worship' Accusations

According to Albawaba, Lebanese authorities have banned SEPULTURA from performing in the country, accusing the Brazilian/American band of "insulting Christianity" and being "devil worshippers." Concert promoters Skull Session announced on Friday (April 19) that authorities refused to process the bandmembers' visas, foring them to cancel a planned SEPULTURA's gig in Beirut's Hamra district ...

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DAVE GROHL Busks In Seattle With BRANDI CARLILE (Video)

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS mainman Dave Grohl and folk singer-songwriter Brandi Carlile delivered a surprise performance on Saturday (April 20) in Seattle, playing a brief set that included a rendition of THE BEATLES' "Let It Be". The musicians reportedly busked for 15 to 20 minutes in the city's Pike Place Market, ...

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JOHN BUSH And CHARLIE BENANTE Reunite To Perform ANTHRAX's 'Only' And 'Room For One More' In San Francisco (Video)

Ex-ANTHRAX singer John Bush reunited with his former bandmate Charlie Benante to play the group's songs "Only" and "Room For One More" during last night's (Saturday, April 20) METAL ALLEGIANCE concert in San Francisco, California. Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. Bush fronted ANTHRAX between 1992 and 2005 but was sidelined ...

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COREY TAYLOR Teases His New SLIPKNOT Mask (Again)

Corey Taylor took to Instagram on Saturday (April 20) to post a teaser photo of what appears to be his new SLIPKNOT mask. He wrote in an accompanying caption: "Soon." Taylor is working on the mask with special effects legend Tom Savini, whose extensive career in the film industry and especially the horror genre dates ...

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