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METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct Spurs the Return of Heavy Metal Messenger


After a long dormancy, one release has brought Heavy Metal Messenger back to the blogosphere: METALLICA’s Hardwired…To Self-Destruct. I am on my fourth listen and I am beginning to get headbangers whiplash! Each time I listen I enjoy it more. If you’ve only heard one or a few of these new songs you are doing yourself … Continue reading

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA New Album and Tour!


2015 Winter Tour Announcement + New Album! Dear TSO Fans, We are thrilled to announce that the 2015 Winter Tour will feature the live debut of ‘The Ghosts Of Christmas Eve‘! TSO will also release their newest full-length album titled ‘Letters From the Labyrinth‘ this winter! “‘The Ghosts of Christmas Eve’ brings me back to TSO’s beginnings. We recorded this TV … Continue reading

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15 TRACKS THAT RUIN PERFECT ALBUMS. WRONG!


15 Terrible Songs That Ruin Supposedly Perfect Albums By Frank Donovan The Beatles’ Abbey Road, Stevie Wonder’s Songs in the Key of Life, Nirvana’s Nevermind–Even the most iconic and highly-regarded albums have a track that we always skip. We’re all for artists evolving their sound, but it’s often painfully clear when the sonic experimentation in the studio … Continue reading

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DEF LEPPARD’S Phil Collen Pens New Tune For TESLA.


The guys in DEF LEPPARD have always had a close camaraderie with TESLA since they met in Amsterdam back in 1987, and now for the first time ever, TESLA is collaborating with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen on a new single. Tentatively titled “Save That Goodness”, the new song has an upbeat catchy melody with … Continue reading

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Gary Richrath, REO Speedwagon Guitarist Dead at 65.


REO Speedwagon is, in my opinion, one the best classic rock/hard rock outfits of the 70’s and early 80’s. I really enjoyed the Hi Infidelity album when it came out during my freshman year of high school. That is until my younger sister played it so incessantly and so did every radio station in America … Continue reading