Tag Archives: Jon Donais

Slayer, Anthrax members cover Bryan Adams, because Canada

Posted by on September 14, 2016

If you’re a fan of classic thrash metal, you’ve probably already made plans to attend this Fall’s Slayer, Anthrax and Death Angel tour, which kicked off this past Friday. Yesterday (13), the tour hit Montreal, and perhaps to pay tribute to their Canadian brother Bryan Adams, the bands were dicking around at soundcheck. As a […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute album is streaming now

Posted by on March 2, 2015

[youtube]http://youtu.be/8cq3EN3WR8U[/youtube] We’ve known for a while now about a tribute album for former Ozzy Osbourne and Quiet Riot guitarist Randy Rhoads was in the works. With the album, Immortal Randy Rhoads, The Ultimate Tribute, being released tomorrow via UDR, it’s streaming now.  As the guitarist for Ozzy’s first two solo albums, Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a […]

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Anthrax producer gives album update

Posted by on February 5, 2015

[youtube]http://youtu.be/6lKLlE8Hpc0[/youtube] Well, looks like Anthrax is definitely coming out with a new album this year. We knew they’d headed into the studio last month, but they made it official with a hashtag, #AnthraxAlbum2015, and a snippet of a new song that they released yesterday via a short video. Some might recognize the riffage as the music […]

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Randy Rhoads tribute to feature Serj Tankian, Tom Morello, and more

Posted by on January 12, 2015

In just 25 years, on Ozzy Osbourne first two solo albums and a stint in Quiet Riot, Randy Rhoads cemented himself as one of the best and most imitated guitarists in metal. And while the guitarist’s life was tragically cut short in 1982, he’s getting his due via a tribute album (and no, we’re not […]

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Frank Bello on Anthrax: ‘We know where we are and where we have to go’

Posted by on September 16, 2014

Today, the Anthrax live DVD Chile On Hell is out in stores, but last night, there were a pair of screenings of the DVD in New York and Los Angeles. Metal Insider was on hand for the New York show, which took place at the Cinema Village theater in the East Village. The screening was attended by […]

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Shadows Fall announce semi-retirement with European tour

Posted by on August 25, 2014

Of all the New England metalcore bands from the last decade, Shadows Fall is one of the most deserving bands that almost broke huge. Granted, they did have an album (The War Within) that’s sold about 400,000 copies to date, but haven’t gone on to the level of success that Killswitch Engage, Hatebreed and All That Remains have. Their […]

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Scott Ian on new Anthrax: “more brutal with crazier riffs”

Posted by on January 9, 2014

Given what a near-constant presence Scott Ian has had as a talking head on VH1, it’s a bit surprising he’s never done a spoken word tour in America before. That’s about to change, as his “Speaking Words” tour will begin next month (see dates below). We caught up with the longtime Anthrax rhythm guitarist to […]

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Hatebreed bassist to sit out tour following accident; Shadows Fall member steps in

Posted by on September 26, 2013

It’s proving to be a pretty bad week for injuries befalling musicians. Just a few days after the Sylosis RV accident, words comes that Hatebreed bassist Chris Beattie was injured in an accident that requires immediate surgery. As a result, he’ll have to sit out the remainder of Hatebreed’s current tour with Shadows Fall, The […]

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Anthrax working on new material

Posted by on September 16, 2013

It took eight years for Anthrax’s impressive comeback Worship Music to be released after 2003’s We’ve Come For You All. Of course a lot of that was due to their vocalist situation, but it doesn’t look like another personnel change will keep the band from hitting the studio for another album. Rhythm guitarist Scott Ian is more […]

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Anthrax may be letting Shadows Fall guitarist join their club officially

Posted by on August 14, 2013

Guitarist Jon Donais of Shadows Fall has been touring with Anthrax, but according to a tweet by Scott Ian, he may be joining the band’s lineup permanently. When asked by a fan on Twitter on August 6th if there was any news on a new guitarist, Ian responded with “Jon Donais,” according to Lambgoat. The […]

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