January 2012 - Blabbermouth Archive

JOHN SYKES Says His Collaborative Project With MIKE PORTNOY 'Didn't Work Out'

Guitarist/vocalist John Sykes (WHITESNAKE, BLUE MURDER, THIN LIZZY) has commented on the dissolution of his much-hyped collaborative project with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB). Portnoy and Sykes announced they were working together during a July 2011 taping of season eight of VH1 Classic's "That Metal Show". The program's co-host Eddie Trunk ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces 2012 'Avalanche Tour'

Atlantic recording group SHINEDOWN has announced plans to headline this year's eagerly awaited Avalanche Tour. The North American trek — presented by Zippo and produced by Synergy Global Entertainment, Inc. — gets underway on March 27 at The Grove in Anaheim, California and then continues through late April (see attached itinerary). Accompanying SHINEDOWN on ...

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LUCA TURILLI'S RHAPSODY: New Album Title, Track Listing Revealed

In August 2011, RHAPSODY OF FIRE guitarist Luca Turilli and keyboardist Alex Staropoli announced their decision to go their separate ways. Due to legal reasons, Staropoli will continue under the RHAPSODY OF FIRE name. Turilli, on the other hand, will make his future efforts available under the RHAPSODY moniker (RHAPSODY OF FIRE's original name), in ...

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New LAMB OF GOD Song Featured in 'True Blood' Season 5 Promos

HBO has selected the LAMB OF GOD track "King Me" to be the musical bed for the promos for the upcoming season of "True Blood". "King Me" closes LAMB OF GOD's new album, "Resolution", and features the band accompanied by a full orchestra and opera singer Amanda Munton. "True Blood" is an American television series ...

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New GOTTHARD Singer Interviewed (Video)

SpazioRock recently conducted an interview with new GOTTHARD singer Nic Maeder. You can now watch the chat below. Nic was born in 1971 in Lausanne, Switzerland, lived in Melbourne, Australia and grew up between Switzerland and "Down Under." Commented guitarist Leo Leoni: "Nic not only has a great voice and is a fantastic ...

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