January 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

ZAKK WYLDE's 'Rock & Roll Roast': Fan-Filmed Video Footage Available

Guitar World held the magazine's first-ever Rock & Roll Roast with inaugural honoree Zakk Wylde. Presented by Epiphone guitars and sponsored by Monster Energy Drink, EMG pickups, Revolver magazine, Marshall amplification, Dunlop, Eagle Rock and Samson, the exclusive event took place on January 19 at The Grove in Anaheim, California; a portion of all proceeds ...

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MATT SORUM's Art Collection: First 50 Pieces Completed

Legendary drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) has finished the first 50 of his 100 "Epic Rhythm Canvases." Described as "massive, abstract and unprecedented," each piece in this collection by Sorum is a drum performance captured through rhythmic light with time manipulation effectively documenting an entire performance accurately. Prints of the following five ...

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SLASH Added To Lineup Of Speakers At 'Slacker Canadian Music Week'

After an overwhelming appearance at CMW in 2010 and a platinum-selling self-titled album in Canada immediately thereafter, Slash will be returning to this year's Slacker Canadian Music Week to participate in a celebrity interview on Friday, March 23 at the Fairmont Royal York Hotel in Toronto, Ontario, Canada before a sold-out performance later that evening ...

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ARCH/MATHEOS Announces Only U.S. Show

ARCH/MATHEOS — the new progressive rock band featuring FATES WARNING/OSI guitarist Jim Matheos and former FATES WARNING singer John Arch — will play its only U.S. show on May 5 at the Webster Theater in Hartford, Connecticut. ARCH/MATHEOS last year filmed a video for the song "Midnight Serenade" with director David Brodsky of MyGoodEye (DEVIN ...

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BLAZE BAYLEY Interviewed On 'Radio Romania' (Video)

Alin Dinca of Radio Romania conducted an interview with former IRON MAIDEN and current WOLFSBANE singer Blaze Bayley on January 28. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. Blaze has announced that he will be accompanied by the following musicians on his upcoming "King Of Metal" tour: * Matteo "Lehmann" Grazzini ...

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PETER CRISS Talks About His Upcoming Memoir (Video)

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss last year signed a deal with the Simon & Schuster imprint Scribner to publish his memoir, "Makeup To Breakup", in the fall of 2012. A press release promises, "From sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll to multiple brushes with death, 'Makeup To Breakup' will be Peter Criss' unvarnished and eye-opening ...

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HELSTAR/MALICE Singer Launches METAL ASYLUM

Acclaimed Houston, Texas-based heavy metal singer James Rivera (HELSTAR, MALICE, VICIOUS RUMORS, FLOTSAM AND JETSAM) has formed a new project entitled METAL ASYLUM, which is slated to be launched in February. The concept of METAL ASYLUM was inspired by two of Rivera's previous endeavors; the first tribute band the singer ever created entitled PROJECT RIVERA, ...

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