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James Hetfield, Joe Satriani and Billy Joe Armstrong walk into a benefit concert…

Posted by on May 16, 2014

We already knew that Metallica could play acoustically, in fact, they did it earlier this week. But yesterday, frontman James Hetfield did it solo, enlisting a few friends for the final song. At San Francisco’s Fillmore for the “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” benefit, he came out for a four song set, opening with the band’s own “Nothing Else […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/29: Post-Memorial Day Sales

Posted by on May 29, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. By now, you’ve probably adjusted to settling back into the work week after Memorial Day weekend. It’s a known fact that when it comes to Memorial Day, the only thing that is as important […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/22: One Of Us Is Killing Album Sales

Posted by on May 22, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Wherever you are in the world, I find it my civil duty to inform you that, here in New Jersey, it is starting to get hotter than Satan’s fleshy fun-bridge. You might say I […]

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Metal By Numbers 5/15: Unstoppable Sales

Posted by on May 15, 2013

Metal By Numbers is a weekly column in which we look at the top metal sellers and debuts of the week. Well, maybe not completely unstoppable. The charts this time around are just a tad skimpy especially compared to last week when it seemed like everybody had an album debuting. For this week, our top […]

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NY Islanders Offering Some Heavy Choices For Goal Song

Posted by on October 6, 2011

Need more proof that hockey is truly a heavy metal sport? Well, the NY Islanders are asking fans to help them choose the song they’ll play every time they make a goal during the NHL 2011-2012 season. Fans can choose one of the following songs: “Kickstart My Heart” by Motley Crue “Hell Yeah” by Rev […]

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Judas Priest Get A Little Help From Some Famous Friends For New Hits Package

Posted by on September 13, 2011

While we love Judas Priest, normally we wouldn’t get too excited over another greatest hits package from the metal gods. They’ve already officially released five compilation albums or packages since 1993. So what makes their sixth compilation The Chosen Few so special? Well this time around, the hits are chosen (see what they did there?) […]

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Chickenfoot Post Second Audio Teaser Of New Album

Posted by on July 12, 2011

Chickenfoot have posted a second audio teaser of their sophomore album, Chickenfoot III (due out on September 27 via eOne Music), online. The band’s first single “Big Foot” will be released on August 2.

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Chickenfoot AND Van Halen Are Back: Let The Roth Vs. Hagar Battle Continue

Posted by on July 8, 2011

Say what you will about Chickenfoot. The supergroup, featuring Sammy Hagar, Michael Anthony, Joe Satriani and Chad Smith, may be an oversimplified rock band, but their self-titled cracked the top 5 and sold a crapload of albums. So it’s understandable that a lot of people are looking forward to a new Chickenfoot album. In addition […]

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Opeth Sampled In Hip-Hop Song

Posted by on April 22, 2011

Are you an old school Opeth fan that also has a soft spot for the rap stylings of TKO Capone? Well today’s your lucky day! The rapper’s song “Don’t Love These Hoes” prominently samples “Credence,” from Opeth’s 1998 classic My Arms, Your Hearse. A user on Mike Portnoy’s message board uncovered the blatant sample in […]

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We Repeat, Jason Becker’s Not Dead Yet!

Posted by on February 9, 2011

Virtuoso guitarist Jason Becker is best known for his work on David Lee Roth’s 1991 album A Little Ain’t Enough, as well as a series of shredding solo albums on Shrapnel Records. But shortly after joining Roth’s band and at the age of 20, he was diagnosed with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, aka Lou Gehrig’s […]

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