Vinnie Paul reflects on Pantera’s top album two decades later

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Vinnie Paul reflects on Pantera’s top album two decades later

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 20 years since Pantera’s , Far Beyond Driven, was released. Feel old yet?

In a recent interview with the Delaware County Daily Times, Vinnie Paul recounts what it was like to hear that the album had hit Number 1.

We were holding our breath, kind of figuring that we’d be in the Top 10 — maybe the Top 5 if we were lucky — and there was an outside shot we’d hit No. 1, who knows?

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

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ARTIST Direct Interview with Matt Sorum

Matt Sorum (of Guns N Roses and Velvet Revolver fame) recently sat down with ARTIST Direct to talk about his latest album, Stratosphere.

Something happened to me in the last couple of years where I fell into a place where I felt like I could actually write lyrics and I could be very profound with what I’m saying. It just takes believing in yourself to be able to write something you could actually be proud of.

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Matt Chamberlain Tours with Soundgarden

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Matt Chamberlain Tours with Soundgarden

With Matt Cameron off working with Pearl Jam, Matt Chamberlain is filling in on drums for Soundgarden with their first show in Peru. Chamberlain will be with the band through the end of their current tour in late August.

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Who is the greatest British drummer ever?

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Who is the greatest British drummer ever?

It’s no secret that Britain has provided the world with some of the best drummers to ever sit behind the tubs.  Indeed, the island nation has no shortage of amazing drumming talent.

Music Radar has polled, and the readers have answered and given their top 10 greatest British drummers! Did your favorite make the list?

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Mickey Hart drums with Oculus Rift

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Mickey Hart drums with Oculus Rift

Whether you think Facebook’s acquisition of the virtual reality headset, Oculus Rift, is a good or bad thing, you can’t deny that virtual reality (VR) is here to stay (maybe).

Mickey Hart of the Grateful Dead is no stranger to the frontiers of music and science, and he recently strapped on the Oculus Rift VR headset and this is what happened!

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