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Long Lost Jimi Hendrix Recording Unearthed After 50 Years—Listen Here!

A recording of a young Jimi Hendrix has been restored and released after going unheard for nearly 50 years. Prior to achieving megastardom, Hendrix played with the soulful Curtis Knight & the Squires in the mid ’60s . Together they cut the instrumental track called “Station Break,” which has only recently been unearthed. Although it’s not technically a Jimi Hendrix track, his guitar-playing is prominent and his embryonic talent is incredibly clear.

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Kids React To Hearing Led Zeppelin’s “The Immigrant Song” For The First Time

They say you never forget your first time—and that’s especially true for hearing your favorite band! Don’t you wish you could feel the magic of experiencing Led Zeppelin anew? Sadly you can’t turn back the hands of time, but this video of children hearing Zep’s “The Immigrant Song” for the very first time is the next best thing!

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Black Star Riders, Visigoth, King 810 And The Pretty Reckless Are ‘That Metal Show’s Picks Of The Week

Black Star Riders. [Photo: Getty Images]

Black Star Riders. [Photo: Getty Images]

That Metal Show is back and season 14 is in full swing as hosts Eddie Trunk, Jim Florentine and Don Jamieson have been welcoming some of hard rock and heavy metal‘s biggest and best. However, the boys love of music extends way beyond everyone they can fit into the show, so each week they’ve been sharing their ‘Pick Of The Week,’ to cast the spotlight on some of their favorite current acts and releases. Check out this week’s picks, which include everything from Black Star Riders classic hard rock to the ultra aggro sounds of trouble makers King 810. Read more…

by (@BHSmithNYC)

‘Rock Icons’ Sam Dunn Explains Why Interviewing Ted Nugent Is Like Trying To Cage A Wild Animal

All season long Rock Icons director / producer Sam Dunn will be giving us his personal epilogues for each episode. This week the show profiles legendary Motor City Madmen Ted Nugent, who these days is as known for his outspoken political views as for his ’70s riff rock and blazing lead guitar. Find out why Dunn thinks interviewing The Nuge is akin to trying to cage a wild animal and what he appreciates about the rocker even though the two of them “don’t really agree on much” in this exclusive online video.

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‘That After Show’ With TMS Guests Dave Lombardo And John 5

This year on That Metal Show we’re doing things a little differently and thinking up exciting new ways to bring you the best coverage of all things heavy metal and hard rock. One of those things is That After Show, where we keep the cameras rolling after the regular broadcast is over and let the TMS boys and their guests talk about, well, whatever the f**k they want to talk about. This week hear  former Slayer member and thrash metal drumming legend Dave Lombardo and famed Telecaster shredder, and current Rob Zombie guitarist, John 5 shoot the breeze about music and a life in metal. Read more…

by (@BHSmithNYC)

Dave Lombardo Discusses The Possibility Of A Reunion With Slayer Next ‘That Metal Show’


This Saturday on That Metal Show, the boys welcome thrash metal drumming legend Dave Lombardo. In it Eddie Trunk asks if there’s any chance of him ever reuniting with his former band Slayer, and while there’s nothing in the works, he doesn’t rule out the possibility. “Let’s just say, If you ever see me on stage again with Slayer, you’ll know everything’s resolved.” In addition, he discusses his current project PHILM and his earliest drumming influences. Read more…

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The Road To Grunge: 10 Albums That Paved The Way For Nirvana’s Breakthrough

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Nevermind by Nirvana didn’t just come out of nowhere in September 1991.

Mainstream music may have seemed to be dominated by hair-metal, dance pop, and aging rock stars come the dawn of the ’90s, but big sounds bubbling up from the underground had been pounding serious cracks in the firmament throughout the previous decade.

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