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Tim Alexander (Primus) has successful open heart surgery

Tim Alexander (Primus) has successful open heart surgery

Tim Alexander of Primus and Puscifier suffered a heart attack last weekend and is doing well after open heart surgery to remove a blockage. We wish you a speedy recovery, Tim!

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For the record, Primus’ Sailing the Seas of Cheese is one of my favorite records of all time.

Dennis Chambers on the mend!

Dennis Chambers on the mend!

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis Chambers who was recently hospitalized in Europe for unknown reasons.

Gary Husband has reported, “It looks as if our dear brother Dennis Chambers is OUT of intensive care, conscious and talking with his wife! It has suddenly become a much better day! I’m immensely happy to be able to say this!”

Here’s some Dennis to remind you of his awesomeness:

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Why did Chris Slade leave AC/DC?

Why did Chris Slade leave AC/DC?

Before Phil Rudd came back to the fold, AC/DC had a run in the 80′s with drummer, Chris Slade. Why did Slade leave the band when it was at its most popular? As it turns out, the band wanted to try and bring back Rudd on a temporary basis, but Slade would have no part of that!

“… they wanted to keep me on for months and months and that didn’t feel right,”

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Jimmy Nicol, the forgotten Beatle drummer

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Jimmy Nicol, the forgotten Beatle drummer

In 1964 when the Beatles were set to launch their world tour, little did many know that Ringo wouldn’t be joining in right away! When Ringo got sick, the band had to bring in another sticksmith to carry the beat on. Who knew?!

But when tonsillitis laid Ringo Starr low on June 3, on the eve of the Fab Four’s world tour, he wouldn’t have been top of many lists to replace him.

If George Harrison had got his way, Nicol wouldn’t even have had two weeks at a Beatle.

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Dave Mackintosh leaves Dragonforce

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Dave Mackintosh leaves Dragonforce

Dragonforce, the über mathmetal shred band made popular by their blistering track in Guitar Hero III, is replacing longtime drummer, Dave Mackintosh. Mackintosh leaves the group to pursue his “first love,” prog rock.

Those are going to be some fast shoes to fill!

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Chad Smith, Will Ferrell, and Lars Ulrich set to do drumming battle!

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Chad Smith, Will Ferrell, and Lars Ulrich set to do drumming battle!

After the much anticipated drum battle between Will Ferrell and Chad Smith, the world was left wondering what could possibly top it! Their next doppelgänger target: Lars Uruich!

“Lars gets pissed because he gets mistaken for both me and Chad Smith,” Ferrell told Spin recently. “He can settle that score now, too.” Smith added, “There it is. The gauntlet is down.”

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Guy trolls Chad Smith, Chad Smith retweets to his 323k followers

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Guy trolls Chad Smith, Chad Smith retweets to his 323k followers

In the spirit of good natured ribbing for the upcoming Chad Smith/Will Ferrell/Lars Ulrich drum off, Chad popped off a little trash talk on Twitter.

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It seems one dedicated Metallica fan took it personally:

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So naturally, Mr. Smith retweeted it to his 323k followers.

Chad Smith – 1, Internet troll – 0.

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