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Review: Rammstein — 'Made In Germany 1995-2011'

Back in 1996, Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor introduced German band Rammstein to the unsuspecting general public of the United States. Reznor, who was selecting music for the David Lynch film Lost Highway, chose the songs "Heirate Mich" and "Rammstein" for the soundtrack.

Review: Disturbed — 'The Lost Children'

In 1995, one of the Big Four, Megadeth, released a compilation called Hidden Treasures, which was a strong B-side EP of fist-pumpers that were found on film soundtracks and tribute albums. It looks as if multi-platinum-selling Chicago-based rockers Disturbed is following loyally in Megadeth's footprints.

Review: My Dying Bride — 'The Barghest O' Whitby'

When British doomers My Dying Bride released Evinta back in May, fans knew they were in for something different. The full-length CD featured some of the band's early works reanimated by classical-music instruments.

Interview: George Lynch Discusses His New Solo Album, 'Kill All Control'

George Lynch, the man who wielded the axe for Dokken and now fronts his own bands Lynch Mob and Souls of We, likes to tinker. At age 10, he remodeled his first electric guitar with a hack saw and “swapped the terrible pickups with new crappy pickups.” When he wanted a wall of amplifiers, he took the speakers out of his old amps and built new cabinets and put the speakers in those.

Interview: Amy Lee, Terry Balsamo and Troy McLawhorn of Evanescence Discuss Gear and New Album

In 2007, after a five-year roller coaster that zipped out two multi-platinum studio albums, a live album, a string of tours and band lineup changes, Amy Lee decided to give her band, Evanescence, a break. So for nearly three years, Lee spent time with her husband, Josh Hartzler, fixed up her New York home and experienced life.

Interview: Glenn Hughes of Black Country Communion on the New Album, '2,' His Autobiography and His Favorite Bass

Producer Kevin Shirley, who has worked with the Black Crowes, Aerosmith and Journey, was attending Guitar Center's King of the Blues event in Los Angeles in November 2009 when he happened upon an inspirational sight — a jam session involving master blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa and legendary bassist/frontman Glenn Hughes.

Interview: Mike Mushok Discusses the New Staind Album and a Guitar Solo Contest for Fans

Staind guitarist Mike Mushok said making the band's new self-titled album was the most difficult thing he's ever done. During the sessions that spanned in earnest from January to April of this year, the band split with drummer John Wysocki, and lead singer Aaron Lewis had to find time to promote his Top 10 country solo EP, Town Line.

Interview: Phil Collen of Def Leppard Discusses the New Manraze Album, 'Punkfunkrootsrock'

Def Leppard guitarist Phil Collen talks to GuitarWorld.com about his roots, his gear and Punkfunkrootsrock, the new album by Manraze.

Interview: Steven Bradley and John Ganey of Iwrestledabearonce On Their New Album, 'Ruining It For Everybody'

Steven Bradley, guitarist and keyboardist for IWrestledABearOnce, is the first to say he and bandmate/guitarist John Ganey aren't the world's best guitarists. “Neither one of us claim to be good at the guitar,” Bradley said. “He and I are weird and have guitar ideas, and always seem to complement whatever the other person is doing.”

Interview: Guitarist Steven Wilson of Blackfield and Porcupine Tree

Porcupine Tree guitarist Steven Wilson discusses recording with Blackfield and as a solo artist.