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Ryan J. Downey is a regular contributor to MTV News, Alternative Press, MovieWeb and Loudwire. His writing has appeared in Decibel, Circus, Metal Maniacs and more. He's worked as writer, reporter, producer and host for MTV, MSNBC, IFC and Current. He has also appeared on programs on Fuse, VH1 and more. He's the founder of an artist management company representing a handful of bands.

 

Megadeth and Testament Guitarists Team For Guitar Retreat

Chris Broderick
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

There's nothing like speedy fingers burning "fire" across a fretboard to create some warmth in the wintertime. Starting the day after Christmas, Alex Skolnick from Testament and Chris Broderick of Megadeth will cohost the first annual Skolnick & Broderick's Winter Guitar Retreat in New York's Catskill Mountains.

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Motley Crue Dismiss Rumored Indonesian Show

Motley Crue
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Back in the day, a band had fewer tools available when they wanted to correct a rumor, but social media has dramatically expanded that. Bassist Nikki Sixx and drummer Tommy Lee recently hopped on Twitter to shoot down reports that Motley Crue would be playing their first ever Indonesian show as part of their October tour.

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London Subway Rejects Metallica / Lou Reed Cover Artwork

James Hetfield, Lou Reed
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Whether fans will cry foul at the forthcoming collaboration between Metallica and Lou Reed remains to be seen. But at least one organization has rejected cover artwork for the experimental project which unites the ex-Velvet Underground frontman with the biggest band in heavy metal: the London Underground.

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Megadeth’s Ellefson, Broderick Announce October Clinics

Megadeth's Chris Broderick
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Clinics are a great opportunity for experienced and aspiring musicians to get up close and personal with some of the shredders at the top of the game. Megadeth bassist David Ellefson has participated in an increasing number of them recently and just announced a half a dozen more for October.

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Megadeth Shoot Video For ‘Public Enemy No. 1′

Megadeth
Kevin Winter, Getty Images

The Megadeth rhythm section of drummer Shawn Drover and founding bassist David Ellefson released a video statement through Roadrunner Records from deep in the heart of the set for the music video for 'Public Enemy No. 1.' The song is the first single from the band's upcoming album, 'TH1RT3EN.'

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