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Testament have parted ways with drummer, Gene Hoglan. A statement from the band follows: “To all our Testament fans around the world,   “First off, we are beyond grateful to have had Gene Hoglan behind our drum throne for ten years, several albums and countless tour dates. Unfortunately, our brother Gene’s…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Tributes to rock singer and actor, Meat Loaf (real name Marvin Lee Aday), have started to roll in. Meat Loaf passed away yesterday (January 20) at the age of 74. Among those paying tribute are Scorpions, Queen’s Brian May, Mike Portnoy, Randy Bachman, former KISS guitarist Bruce Kulick, photographer Mick…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

HEAVY BIRTHDAYS
Happy 58th  
Tony “Demolition Man” Dolan (VENOM INC., M-PIRE OF EVIL, ATOMKRAFT) January 21st, 1964 Happy 62nd  
Mike Terrana (TARJA, RAGE) − January 21st, 1960 Happy 57th  
Cordell Crockett (UGLY KID JOE) – January 21st, 1965 HEAVY RELEASES
Happy 39th  
LOUDNESS’ The Law Of Devil’s Land – January 21st, 1983…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen launched their first ever live shows in the US together last night (January 20) at The World Famous Whisky A Go-Go in Hollywood, CA. Fan-filmed video footage from the show, featuring Smith/Kotzen’s performance of the Iron Maiden classic, “Wasted Years”, can be…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Ghost were scheduled to appear as the featured music guest on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! last night, Thursday, January 20.
An update from A Nameless Ghoul states: “Children of the World! …more specifically those of you who had just started to prep your couches up for tonights’ Jimmy Kimmel Live…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Bay-area thrashers Vio-Lence are gearing up to release their new EP, Let The World Burn, their first original release since 1993’s Nothing To Gain. The five-song collection will be available worldwide on March 4 via Metal Blade Records. 
Metal Wani’s Jessie David had a chat with Vio…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Ultimate Guitar’s David Slavković recently spoke with singer Tony Martin, the second longest-running vocalist in Black Sabbath, and go more in-depth about the band’s commercially panned Forbidden album from 1995 and a few other topics. Following is an excerpt from the interview.
UG: Traditionally, Forbidden is often looked…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Legendary rock singer and actor, Meat Loaf (real name Marvin Lee Aday), has passed away at the age of 74. The sad news was shared via the official Meat Loaf Facebook page.
The message states: “Our hearts are broken to announce that the incomparable Meat Loaf passed away tonight surrounded…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

NBC Los Angeles is reporting that when LA street performer Sheriff Drumman’s drum kit was stolen, Metallica stepped in to help — because Sheriff Drumman without the drums is the thing that should not be.
Last December, both Drumman’s truck and drums were stolen from in front of his apartment in…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)

Barney Ribeiro (pictured right), guitarist for Dubai-based extreme metallers Nervecell, has checked in with the following update: “As some of you may know or have noticed, things have been rather quiet in the Nervecell camp lately. Without going into much detail, let me begin by making it official that…For more, check out: BraveWords.com (Source)