Watch Pantera, Exodus, Etc. Members Cover Motörhead’s “Ace Of Spades”

Phil Anselmo (Pantera), Gary Holt (Exodus), Nick Oliveri (Stöner, ex-Kyuss), Chuck Garric (Alice Cooper, etc.), Sacha Dunable (Intronaut), Kelley Juett (Mothership), Kyle Juett (Mothership), Tom Polzine (Howling Giant), and Zach Wheeler have shared their cover of Motörhead‘s “Ace Of Spades.” This track is from the upcoming Motörhead tribute album “Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead.” That effort was recorded at last year’s Psycho Las Vegas festival and it is expected to receive a digital release on June 19. Vinyl copies will follow in August.

“Löve Me Förever: A Tribute To Motörhead” Track Listing:

01. King Dude – “Killed By Death”
02. Stöner – “R.A.M.O.N.E.S.”
03. High On Fire – “Iron Fist”
04. Cephalic Carnage – “Order/Fade To Black”
05. Eyehategod – “Motörhead”
06. Lord Buffalo – “God Was Never On Your Side”
07. Howling Giant – “Love Me Like A Reptile” (feat. Chuck Garric & Calico Cooper)
08. Mothership – “Bomber”
09. Foie Gras – “Born To Lose”
10. Psyclona – “Iron Horse”
11. Blackwater Holylight – “Please Don’t Touch” (feat. Matt Pike)
12. Creeping Death – “In The Name Of Tragedy”
13. The Bridge City Sinners – “Go To Hell”
14. Exhorder – “Sacrifice”
15. Death by Stereo – “Born To Raise Hell”
16. Midnight – “Dirty Love”
17. Relaxer – “America”
18. Philip Anselmo, Gary Holt, Chuck Garric, Kelley Juett, Nick Oliveri, Dwid Hellion & Zach Wheeler – “Ace Of Spades”

Late Metallica Bassist Cliff Burton To Be Honored With Virtual Event On His 60th Birthday

Late Metallica bassist Cliff Burton is set to be honored during a special virtual event on his 60th birthday (February 10). The celebration will stream at 7 p.m. PST via YouTube and it will be emceed by Nicholas Gomez. The following guests have also been confirmed: Big Mick, Metal Joe, Gary Holt (Exodus), Dan Riley, Brian Lew, Dean Delray, Brian Slagel, Charlie Benante (Anthrax), Mike Bordin (Faith No More), Canada Dave, and Connie Burton.

Exodus’ “Bonded By Blood” Was Name-Dropped During A Recent Episode Of “Cobra Kai”

Exodus’ “Bonded By Blood” was name-dropped during a recent episode of “Cobra Kai” titled “Party Time.” Guitarist Gary Holt shared footage of that, which you can see below. The following exchange took place on the show after Ray wished his neighbor Greg a good morning:

Greg: “No! It isn’t! Do you know why? Because some freeloader was blaring shitty Metallica all night!”

Ray: “Yeah, that was actually Exodus’ Bonded by Blood. But it’s not your fault, you don’t know the genre.”

[via Revolver]

Exodus Drummer Tom Hunting Further Opens Up About His Battle With Cancer

During a recent appearance on the “Put Up Your Dukes” podcast, Exodus’ Tom Hunting further opened up about his battle with squamous cell carcinoma of the stomach. The drummer, who previously underwent a total gastrectomy, says he is now undergoing immunotherapy.

Hunting said the following:

“Through that, they also found mesothelioma on my abdomen, and I got surgery for that too. And that’s kind of what they’re keeping an eye on now. And I’m getting immunotherapy.

Chemo is like a nuclear bomb — they put it in you, and it goes in there and kills everything: cancerous cells, healthy cells; it all just gets obliterated. And it’s hard — it’s hard on your body; it’s hard on your everything.

So that’s where I’m at in the journey right now. I’m getting immunotherapy. Like I said, chemo is like a nuclear bomb that kills everything, and immunotherapy is more like… it trains your immune system to go in and kill any rogue activity on a cellular level. It’s a lot like some of the HIV medicines they have nowadays, and it’s a lot like the COVID vaccine. It tells your immune system to go out and kill this. If it’s rogue and it’s in your body, it trains your immune system to go kill it.”

He also added

“[I’m] down with the science. It’s taken me this far. And I get to live.”

Hunting went on to say that he would like to use his experience as a cancer survivor to help others:

“I’m not qualified now, but I think in a couple of more months, they deem me qualified to talk to other people about this disease, and I’m gonna do it. ‘Cause I want people to know about it and I want people to get checked. Just going public with it — I don’t do social media, but what I read on the EXODUS [sites] was, like, ‘Hey, I’m having gut problems too,’ and, ‘I’m gonna go get checked out now.’ I hope people get the answers they’re looking for.”

“I’m not saying those drugs that they give you for your gut are bad. They get you by. But if you’re having what you think is a gut problem, tell ’em you wanna get scoped. ‘Cause some of those scans and some of those tests, they won’t pick up what’s going on inside there.

“Since I’m on this journey, dude, they’re fucking scanning me constantly. ‘Cause they wanna see how I’m reacting to what they’re doing too. So it’s all part of the science and the evolution of the science. If they can help me live — and I love my life — and I can help them develop the science to help the next batch of people who you know are gonna get this shit, that’s a win-win.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Metal Musicians Pay Tribute To Late Journalist Malcolm Dome

Heavy metal journalist Malcolm Dome has sadly passed away at the age of 66. A number of musicians have since taken to social media to honor the writer and some of their tributes can be found below:

Ozzy Osbourne (Black Sabbath):

Tony Iommi (Black Sabbath):

Lars Ulrich (Metallica):

Iron Maiden:

Doro:

Metal Allegiance:

Phil Campbell (Motörhead):

Saxon:

Dino Cazares (Fear Factory):

Michael Amott (Arch Enemy):

Mike Portnoy (ex-Dream Theater):

Mille Petrozza (Kreator):

Gary Holt (Exodus):

Gary Holt Agrees With Kerry King That Slayer Called It Quits Too Soon: “We Were Totally Killing It”

During a recent interview with Metal Hammer, Gary Holt discussed Kerry King’s recent assertation that Slayer “quit too early.” He said the following:

“I’d have to agree. We were still playing at the top of our game, we were totally killing it. The band had a lot of years left in it, but I guess when it’s time, it’s time. When you decide to walk away from something, walk away. I can’t tell anybody they made the wrong decision. Better to go out on top than go out unable to play your own songs, and this shit isn’t easy. Playing ‘Angel Of Death’ at 70 years old would be fucking hard. But it was time for me to come back [to Exodus], let’s put it that way. I was really missing my first family.”

Beloved Ghouls (Exodus, Ex-Slayer, Etc.) Premiere New Song “Shocked!”

Musical collective Beloved Ghouls have premiered a new song titled “Shocked!.“ The track, which features Dave Lombardo (ex-Slayer), Gary Holt (Exodus), Chuck Billy (Testament), Gregory Coates, and Casey Chaos (Amen), can be streamed below. Notably, proceeds from the single will go towards Southern California Golden Retriever Rescue.

Gary Holt On The Possibility Of A Slayer Reunion: “To My Knowledge, It’ll Never Happen”

During a recent appearance on the “Scars And Guitars” podcast, Gary Holt was asked about the possibility of a Slayer reunion. He responded with the following:

“I highly doubt it… To my knowledge, it’ll never happen again. To my knowledge, I don’t know at the same time. Maybe someday someone just offers so much money that it changes people’s minds. But the band went out on a fucking super-high note, on top, and why sully that? I mean, we’ve already outlasted MÖTLEY CRÜE’s retirement. [Laughs] Well, theirs has gone a little longer because of the pandemic, but it took them — what? — a year to decide they’d tour again.”

This news comes after Kerry King recently said that the band “quit too early

[via Blabbermouth]

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A Golf Cart Circle Pit Broke Out During Exodus’ Set At The 2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival

During Exodus’ September 11 set at the 2021 Full Terror Assault Open Air Festival in Cave-in-Rock, IL, a golf cart circle pit broke out in the audience. Guitarist Gary Holt shared some footage of that:

Exodus’ Gary Holt Discusses The Making Of “Persona Non Grata” In New Album Trailer

Exodus have shared the first trailer for their new album “Persona Non Grata” (out November 19). The clip finds guitarist Gary Holt discussing the making of the record.