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On February 9, Will Copping of the RaW 1251AM radio station conducted an interview with ANTHRAX bassist Frank Bello before the first show of the band's U.K. tour in Birmingham. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked about ANTHRAX's current European tour during which the band is celebrating the 30th anniversary of its classic album "Among The Living" by performing the LP in its entirety, Frank said: "When you play these songs live, it brings you back to the time you recorded it; it really does. You remember where you were. It's like a...

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Bobby Blotzer will undergo lumbar spine surgery at the end of March. The original RATT drummer revealed the news in a Facebook post, explaining that one of the spine's five intervertebral segments has collapsed, with another one soon to follow. According to Blotzer, he has been getting epidural spine injections for six years and had a nerve-burning procedure done, neither one of which has successfully ended his chronic pain problems. Blotzer, who had a spinal fusion surgery for the C6-C7 vertebrae in his neck four years ago, said that he...

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John Petrucci says that there are "no plans" for DREAM THEATER to reunite with drummer Mike Portnoy for a show or a tour. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than thirty years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with...

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MEGADETH, THE OFFSPRING, QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, Others Confirmed For MONTEBELLO ROCKFEST
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The team behind Montebello Rockfest, the largest rock festival in Canada, has unveiled the complete lineup for the twelfth edition, to be held June 22-25 in Montebello, Quebec, Canada. Rockfest features a mature lineup that consists of 125 rock, metal, punk rock, hardcore, and hip-hop acts. Most of them will make their first appearance at the festival. Previously announced headliner RAMMSTEIN from Germany will present its brand new show, a Canadian exclusive and a North American premiere. Other headliners include California's QUEENS OF THE...

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METALLICA: Time Lapse Video Of Stage Setup For Copenhagen Shows
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METALLICA has uploaded a time lapse video of the stage setup for its shows in Copenhagen, Denmark. Check it out below. The band played its third concert in Copenhagen on February 9 as part of what was initially supposed to be the final of a four-night stand at that city's Royal Arena. The first show was cut short on February 3 when frontman James Hetfield took ill. Hetfield was put on complete vocal rest the next day, forcing the band to postpone the second show on February 5. METALLICA returned to the stage on February 7. The North...

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