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Last updated on April 26, 2015 at 6:00 AM ET

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5 news articles posted today (and counting...)

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Sunday Old School: Fastway

One of the great things about the internet is that younger headbangers can find all sorts of bands so much easier than they could twenty years. Where once fans may have wondered what happened to certain members of bands, they are now able to find their subsequent or side projects with much greater ease. One such band who achieved success in their time but for a while were swept away featured a very important member of the classic lineup of one of metal’s most important bands, Motorhead, whose guitarist Eddie Clarke would leave for a new group, Fastway.

Fastway was formed in 1983 when "Fast" Eddie Clarke became disillusioned with Motorhead and teamed up with UFO bass player, Pete Way, who had also become disgruntled with his band. They recruited former Humble Pie drummer, Jerry Shirley and Irish singer Dave King. Despite Way being a founding member and half of the group’s namesake, he decided to leave the project early on because he was unable to escape his record deal with Chrysalis Records and instead opted to join Ozzy Osbourne’s band, later forming a new group, Waysted. More...

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Lemmy's Health Issues: São Paulo Concert Canceled

Motörhead was forced to cancel its performance at the Monsters Of Rock festival at Arena Anhembi, São Paulo, Brazil yesterday because Lemmy was suffering from gastric distress and dehydration.
Lemmy is undergoing tests at a local hospital and is unable to perform this weekend. British NWOBHM legends Judas Priest, who were scheduled to play right after Motörhead, added 30 more minutes to their set as a result of Motörhead's cancelation.

Check out one of Lemmy Kilmister's rare 2015 live appearances performing Chuck Berry's "Let It Rock" with Foo Fighters, Zakk Wylde and Slash at The Forum in Los Angeles on January 10, 2015.

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From First To Last Posts Entire New Album

From First To Last - showcasing Periphery’s Spencer Sotelo as vocalist - is streaming the band's entire new album "Dead Trees" including the three bonus tracks. "Dead Trees" will be released on April 28th via Sumerian Records.

Check out now the entire new album stream below.

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Just For Fun

Viral Fun: "10 Ways to Headbang for Beginners"

You may know already Jared Dines (vocalist of Dissimulator) from his viral parody videos "Things beginner guitarists say" and "10 ways to hold a guitar (for advanced)". Check out now "10 Ways to Headbang for Beginners" below.

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Make Them Suffer Premieres New Music Video

Australian metal act Make Them Suffer premieres a new music video for the track "Blood Moon" taken from the upcoming new album "Old Souls" which is set to drop on June 2nd 2015.

Check out now the brand new song and music video below.

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