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SONS OF APOLLO Cover QUEEN, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN During Bulgarian Concert DVD/Blu-Ray Shoot (Video)

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — professionally recorded its September 22 concert at the Ancient Theatre in ...

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ACE FREHLEY Recalls Punching Current KISS Guitarist TOMMY THAYER: 'The Bronx Boy In Me Came Out'

At the end of KISS's original farewell tour in 2001, guitarist Ace Frehley says he punched then-tour manager Tommy Thayer, who would later succeed him in the "Spaceman" role after the band decided to continue. "That's really out of character for me," Frehley said during a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25. ...

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LAMB OF GOD's CHRIS ADLER Launches Artist Management Company KINTSUGI MANAGEMENT

LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has partnered with music industry executive Jason Lekberg to launch Kintsugi Management. The artist management company's first and only client is the acclaimed U.K. death metal band DYSCARNATE. Adler spoke about Kintsugi's formation during a recent appearance on the "Unstoppable Recording Machine" podcast. He said (hear audio ...

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KINGDOM COME Kicks Off 30th-Anniversary Tour In Seattle (Video)

A revamped version of KINGDOM COME — comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, along with singer Keith St. John (formerly of MONTROSE and LYNCH MOB) — is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album by embarking on a U.S. tour. ...

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LUCIFER Releases Cover Of SCORPIONS' 'Evening Wind'

Heavy rockers LUCIFER have released their cover version of the SCORPIONS classic "Evening Wind". The track was previously made available as the B-side of LUCIFER's seven-inch single "California Son" and as a bonus track of the Japanese edition of LUCIFER's new album, "Lucifer II". Comments singer Johanna Sadonis: "Since many have asked, we are happy ...

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JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Co-Founder MARTY BALIN Dies At 76

Marty Balin, the legendary founder and lead vocalist of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and hit songwriter of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, passed away on September 27. His wife, Susan Joy Balin, was by his side. He was 76. Marty had a historic career as Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and platinum and ...

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Listen To New TERRORIZER Song 'Caustic Attack'

"Caustic Attack", a new song from American grindcore icons TERRORIZER, can be streamed below. The track is the title cut of band's long-anticipated new full-length, which will be released on October 12 via The End Records. Produced by Jason Suecof (DEICIDE, ALL THAT REMAINS, KATAKLYSM, BATTLECROSS) at Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida and featuring the ...

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Federal Appeals Court Orders New Trial In Copyright Case Over LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway to Heaven'

According to Variety, a federal appeals court decided unanimously Friday to overturn a jury's decision that LED ZEPPELIN's 1971 classic "Stairway To Heaven" was not a rip-off of the 1968 instrumental song "Taurus". Michael Skidmore, the trustee of "Taurus" songwriter Randy "California" Wolfe's estate, had brought the claims more than four decades after ...

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SIGH's New Album 'Heir To Despair' To Feature Guest Appearance By PHILIP ANSELMO

Japanese avant garde metal veterans SIGH will release their 11th studio album, "Heir To Despair", on November 16 via Candlelight Records. While the previous album, "Graveward" (2015), was rather symphonic orchestral stuff, "Heir To Despair" is pointing at the completely opposite direction. Heavily inspired by old crazy progressive bands like BRAINTICKET, EMBRYO, AGITATION FREE, BETWEEN, ...

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SKINLAB Signs With ART IS WAR RECORDS

San Francisco Bay Area metal veterasn SKINLAB have inked a deal with Art Is War Records. The newly launched full-service label is providing artist services with physical and digital distribution in partnership with Amplified Distribution. SKINLAB is putting the finishing touches on its fifth studio album for a 2019 release. Lucas Joyner, CEO of Art ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'Controlled Chaos' Solo Album Details Announced

Nita Strauss, the incredibly talented guitarist who has rocked out on stage with ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, Jermaine Jackson, THE IRON MAIDENS and more, will release her debut solo album, "Controlled Chaos", on November 16 via Sumerian Records. The electric and fiery music video for "Our Most Desperate Hour" is the first look into what's ...

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MESHUGGAH Announces Collection Of Vinyl Reissues

Swedish extreme tech-metal pioneers MESHUGGAH have announced a very special vinyl reissue collection celebrating the band's legacy. The collection offers a limited one-time-only pressing that includes reimagined cover artwork, redesigned gatefold jackets, and audio mastered for vinyl. The first five albums will be released via Nuclear Blast on November 30. Watch the trailer about the ...

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Listen To Early Version Of METALLICA's 'The Shortest Straw' From '…And Justice For All' 30th-Anniversary Reissue

A "writing in progress" verson of METALLICA's "The Shortest Straw", recorded in December 1987 in drummer Lars Ulrich's garage in El Cerrito, California can be heard below. The track will be included on the 30th-anniversary reissue of METALLICA's breakthrough fourth album "…And Justice For All", due on November 2 via the band's own Blackened Recordings. ...

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DAVE GROHL To Launch 'Play' Music Gear Auction On REVERB

After having unleashed his unprecedented and immersive project "Play", Dave Grohl today announced The Dave Grohl "Play" Reverb Auction in partnership with Reverb.com, the leading online marketplace dedicated to buying and selling musical instruments. The auction launches on Tuesday, October 9, and will feature guitars, drums, and more signed by the musician. Proceeds from the ...

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Watch HALESTORM Perform Acoustic Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'That's The Way' At PLANET ROCK Studio

As part of Zeptember, Planet Rock's celebration of LED ZEPPELIN's 50th anniversary, HALESTORM's Joe Hottinger and Lzzy Hale performed a stripped-back cover of "That's The Way" live at the U.K. digital rock music radio station's studios. Check out video footage below. Lzzy told Revolver magazine that LED ZEPPELIN's "Led Zeppelin III" (1970) was one of ...

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CHROME DIVISION Feat. DIMMU BORGIR's SHAGRATH: Fifth And Final Album, 'One Last Ride', To Arrive In November

CHROME DIVISION — the Norwegian band featuring DIMMU BORGIR frontman Shagrath (a.k.a. Stian Thoresen) on guitar — will release its fifth and final album, "One Last Ride", on November 30 via Nuclear Blast. Four years after "Infernal Rock Eternal", CHROME DIVISION joins forces again with its first lead singer, Eddie Guz, and brews up a ...

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BABYMETAL To Release 'Distortion' 12-Inch Vinyl

Japanese pop metal act BABYMETAL will release a 12-inch vinyl single, "Distortion", on November 23, including a special version as part of Record Store Day Black Friday in the U.S. and Canada. BABYMETAL's song "Distortion" was released with sudden surprise in this May. In showing its new "Dark Side" on stage during the band's world ...

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