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Metal Heavyweights Pay Tribute To 'Dimebag' Darrell Abbott During Five-Hour Benefit Concert

December 15th, 2011 9:59pm EST
Dimebag Darrell
System Of A Down frontman Serj Tankian, Tom Morello and Disturbed star David Draiman were among the rockers who paid tribute to late Pantera guitarist "Dimebag" Darrell Abbott at a marathon party in Hollywood on Wednesday night.

The trio joined members of Pantera, Sebastian Bach, Duff McKagan and singer/songwriter Ben Harper at the Dimebag Bash, which annually honors the memory of Abbott, who was the victim of a crazed gunman at a concert in 2004.

The night's highlights included a version of Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost of Tom Joad" performed by Morello and Tankian, and a reworking of P...
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Sammy Hagar: 'I Was Asked To Be In Aerosmith'

May 3rd, 2011 4:16pm EDT
Sammy Hagar
Rock veteran Sammy Hagar has revealed he was offered the chance to replace Steven Tyler as the frontman of Aerosmith, but snubbed the opportunity because it would have been a "difficult" transition.

The former Van Halen singer claims he has been approached over the years to join a string of top bands, and was in the running to front Slash super-group Velvet Revolver in 2008.

He tells Forbes magazine, "I was asked at one time to be in Motley Crue. I was asked at one time to be in Pantera by their managers. I was asked to be in Velvet Revolver when Scott Weiland quit."

Hagar even allege...
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Have You Heard? Super Killer Fire

March 11th, 2009 10:33am EDT
Super Killer Fire
Boasting a concrete modern rock sound influenced by such bands as Korn, Pantera and Killswitch Engage, as well as a new album, "The Test", produced by Erik Nelson at Eclipse Studios (Mudvayne, V Shaped Mind), the Danville, Illinois group Super Killer Fire are creating a buzz all their own, and seem to be gaining fans by the day.

Sure, they might refer to their hometown as a 'hole,' but it is where they got together as a band.

"It all started out when Jermery (drums) and Rich (guitar) worked at the same place," said singer Brandon Taylor. "Once they realized they were both musici...
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Can Guitar Hero Top Itself?

April 10th, 2008 2:30pm EDT
Guitar Hero
When the first Guitar Hero was released for the Playstation 2 in November 2005, it was met with both critical acclaim and a lot of buzz: a video game that substituted a simulated guitar for the standard controller? Why, it was unheard of! The game sold a modest 1.5 million copies and was popular enough to launch an entire franchise that has only gotten better with time.

Take, for example, the setlists. The original game, with a mere 47 songs, was composed of almost entirely cover versions. Guitar Hero II, on the other hand, contained 64 songs, four of which were actually recorded by th...
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Jared Foles: Guitarist, Music Producer & Engineer Extraordinaire

January 25th, 2008 10:55am EST
Jared Foles
Across the Brooklyn Bridge with your back facing Manhattan there is a rich history of artistic individuals who range from musicians to performing artists. Brewing in Brooklyn is a pool of talented hopefuls with an invaluable appeal.

Kings County native Jared Foles takes pride in representing his home borough. The Bed-Stuy-raised lead guitarist of rock group Shrine for the Black Madonna found his musical roots at the young age of five. However, once his adolescent years kicked in that musical appreciation took a back seat as sports and those typical things that teenagers do during those...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 20

August 20th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Robert Plant
Happy Birthday to "Strange Days At Blake Holsey High" actor Robert Clark (1986), Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst (1970), Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (1966; d. 2004), rapper KRS-One (1965), actor James Marsters (1962), actress Sophie Aldred (1962), "The Ice Storm" actress Joan Allen (1956), Hong Kong singer Agnes Chan (1955), musician John Hiatt (1952), Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949; d. 1986), Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant (1948), journalist Connie Chung (1946), "Dr. Who" actor Sylvester McCoy (1943), scientologist Isaac Hayes (1942), singer Jim Reeves (1923; and 23rd Presiden...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Vincent D
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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Korn and Evanescence To Headline 2007 'Family Values Tour'

March 27th, 2007 2:17pm EDT
Korn
Korn and Evanescence will co-headline this summer's Family Values Tour. They will be sharing the traveling festival's main stage with Atreyu, Flyleaf, Hellyeah (featuring members of Pantera and Mudvayne), and Trivium.

“The fans really made last year’s tour incredible, so we just had to do it again this year” says Korn front man Jonathon Davis. “We could not be more excited about this year’s lineup!”

”We are very psyched to see some of our favorite bands and getting all of our fans together for this amazing festival”, says Evanescence frontwoman Amy Lee.

Through Korn’s un...
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 11

March 11th, 2007 3:00am EDT
Johnny Knoxville
Happy Birthday to Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin (1989), "Ghost World" actress Thora Birch (1982), "Alias" actor David Anders (1981), Good Charlotte twins Joel and Benji Madden (1979), baseball star Bobby Abreu (1974), original "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville (1971), singer/reality TV star Lisa Loeb (1968), Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul (1964), TV actress Alex Kingston (1963), Canadian actor Elias Koteas (1961), "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" author Douglas Adams (1952), jazz artist Bobby McFerrin (1950), Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jimenez (1939), and bandleader Lawrence Welk (1903; d. 1...
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Buckcherry's Classic Down-And-Dirty Rock Debut Reissued As Special Edition CD & DVD; Win It!

November 8th, 2006 12:28pm EST
Buckcherry
"When (Buckcherry comes) out playing hard and fast and trying to blow your ears out of your head, it's so reassuring to know someone still does that. It brings back the uncomplicated and unapologetic rock of bands that look and sound like they just rolled out of the gutter, strapped on their gear and turned up their amps. The world needs more romanticizing of good sleaze-rock." -Contra Costa Times, September 28, 2006

Down-and-dirty rock's Buckcherry returned in 2006 with a hit album, 15, and the band's biggest-ever crossover track, "Crazy Bitch." But the group's decadent hard rock s...
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Celebrity Birthdays, August 20

August 20th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Robert Plant
Happy Birthday to "Strange Days At Blake Holsey High" actor Robert Clark (1986), Limp Bizkit singer Fred Durst (1970), Pantera guitarist Dimebag Darrell (1966; d. 2004), rapper KRS-One (1965), actor James Marsters (1962), actress Sophie Aldred (1962), "The Ice Storm" actress Joan Allen (1956), Hong Kong singer Agnes Chan (1955), musician John Hiatt (1952), Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott (1949; d. 1986), Led Zeppelin singer Robert Plant (1948), journalist Connie Chung (1946), "Dr. Who" actor Sylvester McCoy (1943), scientologist Isaac Hayes (1942), singer Jim Reeves (1923; and 23rd Presiden...
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Celebrity Birthdays, June 30

June 30th, 2006 3:00am EDT
Yngwie Malmsteen
Happy Birthday to Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps (1985), "American Idol" winner Fantasia Barrino (1984), Pantera singer Phil Anselmo (1968), boxing star Mike Tyson (1966), Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen (1963), "Law & Order: Criminal Intent" star Vincent D'Onofrio (1959), "In Living Color" comedian David Alan Grier (1955), The Supremes singer Florence Ballard (1943; d. 1976), actress/singer Lena Horne (1917), and jazz clarinetist Harry Shields (1899; d. 1971).
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Celebrity Birthdays, March 11

March 11th, 2006 3:00am EST
Johnny Knoxville
Happy Birthday to Russian-born actor Anton Yelchin (1989), "Ghost World" actress Thora Birch (1982), "Alias" actor David Anders (1981), Good Charlotte twins Joel and Benji Madden (1979), baseball star Bobby Abreu (1974), original "Jackass" Johnny Knoxville (1971), singer/reality TV star Lisa Loeb (1968), Pantera drummer Vinnie Paul (1964), TV actress Alex Kingston (1963), Canadian actor Elias Koteas (1961), "The Hitchhiker's Guide To The Galaxy" author Douglas Adams (1952), jazz artist Bobby McFerrin (1950), Tex-Mex accordionist Flaco Jimenez (1939), and bandleader Lawrence Welk (1903; d. 1...
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