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Ex-Cannibal Corpse Guitarist Sentenced for Burglary + Assault

Former Cannibal Corpse guitarist Pat O'Brien has been sentenced to time served and five years of probation plus a fine of $23,793.45 for the bizarre series of incidents that played out on Dec. 10, 2018.The musician had been arrested and charged with burglary of an occupied dwelling, assault and aggravated assault on a police officer that took place while firefighters were also attempting to extinguish a blaze that was engulfing […]

todayMay 2, 2021 2

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How John 5 Landed His Guitarist Gig With David Lee Roth

Talent will only get you so far, and if there's a case to be made for initiative taking you that extra step, John 5 could certainly be an example of that. Though the guitarist's career has included a number of high profile stints, one of the earliest came with David Lee Roth and he detailed how a little initiative put him on the path to landing that gig during an […]

todayMay 2, 2021 2

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Slayer Guitarist Jeff Hanneman Dies

The fifth annual Revolver Golden Gods awards, which took place May 2, 2013, were supposed to be a celebration of the spirit and vitality of heavy metal, but when news spread through the community that Slayer co-founder, guitarist and primary songwriter Jeff Hanneman died earlier that day, the event took a slightly different turn.At the outset of the event, Slayer guitarist Kerry King took the podium looking shaky, but determined […]

todayMay 2, 2021 2

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August Burns Red Guitarist – Darker Material for Next Album

August Burns Red guitarist JB Brubaker was the guest on Full Metal Jackie's recent weekend radio show, checking in to discuss the band's new Guardians Sessions EP, which includes some cool covers, reimagined songs and b-sides.The set started out with two songs initially recorded during the Guardians album, but were ultimately left off from the release. Once the pandemic hit, the band decided to revisit those tracks and surrounded them […]

todayApril 18, 2021 3

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Ex-Sabaton Guitarist Convicted for Child Molesting + Child Porn

Rikard Sunden, the former guitarist of Sabaton and most recently a member of Civil War, has been convicted in a Swedish court of charges related to the sexual abuse of an 8-year-old girl and of possessing child pornography.The news was revealed by Metal Sucks, who obtained court documents relating to the case. Sunden was found guilty of one count of child sexual abuse and six counts of possession of child […]

todayApril 8, 2021 2

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Right-Handed Metal Guitarist Relearns as Lefty After Car Accident

Philippe Drouin, guitarist for Canadian technical death metal band Obvurt, spent three years relearning guitar as a left-handed player after a car accident rendered him unable to continue playing as a right-hand-dominant musician.For any musician, losing the ability to perform your instrument is life-changing. Black Sabbath's Tony Iommi nearly gave up playing guitar after accidentally severing the tips of the fingers on his right hand in a factory accident at […]

todayApril 6, 2021 6

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Alexi Laiho Was ‘Very Happy + Excited,’ Says Bodom Guitarist

The death of Alexi Laiho plunged the metal world into mourning in early 2021, and with the upcoming release of Bodom After Midnight’s debut EP, Laiho left us with some of the best songs of his career. In an exclusive interview with Bodom After Midnight guitarist Daniel Freyberg, he tells us about Alexi’s final recordings and the last time he saw the Children of Bodom legend.Freyberg's final meeting with Laiho was at […]

todayApril 2, 2021 2

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Billy Gibbons’ Solo Album: ZZ Top Guitarist Announces ‘Hardware’

“I’m a West Coast junkie from a Texas town,” Billy Gibbons growls in his new song “West Coast Junkie.” The surf-rock jam announces the new solo album from the ZZ Top guitarist: Hardware, his third solo project, arrives June 4th. Along with the song, Gibbons released a video for “West Coast Junkie” that finds him and his trio — including former Guns N’ Roses drummer Matt Sorum — on a surreal […]

todayApril 2, 2021 4

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Ex-Chelsea Grin Guitarist Now in Training to Be General Surgeon

Dan Jones, former guitarist for Salt Lake City, Utah deathcore group Chelsea Grin, was recently matched in a residency at Weill Cornell Medicine in New York City to train as a general surgeon.In 2015, Jones revealed he would not be partaking in touring duties with Chelsea Grin, instead shifting his focus to spending that summer researching microbial mercury methylation at a genetics lab. He later left the group permanently in […]

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