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Video: New SAIGON KICK Lineup Performs In Orlando

Video footage of SAIGON KICK's new touring lineup — featuring drummer Jonathan Mover (Joe Satriani, Alice Cooper, Aretha Franklin, Mick Jagger, Peter Frampton) and bassist Jason Rosner — performing on May 30 at The Social in Orlando, Florida can be seen below. Bassist Chris McLernon announced his departure from SAIGON KICK on May 16, only ...

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CLUTCH Bassist Sitting Out Tour Dates

Bassist Dan Maines (pictured) of Maryland rockers CLUTCH is sitting out the band's current live shows so that he can stay at home to await the birth of his child. Filling in for him is FU MANCHU's Brad Davis. CLUTCH has set "Psychic Warfare" as the title of its eleventh album, tentatively due in September ...

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SCORPION CHILD Begins Recording Sophomore Album

Austin rockers SCORPION CHILD have entered the studio to begin recording their sophomore album, due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The band have once again joined forces with Chris "Frenchie" Smith (THE ANSWER, AND YOU WILL KNOW US BY THE TAIL OF DEAD…), who also produced and arranged SCORPION CHILD's self-titled, full-length ...

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Bassist CHRIS MCLERNON Quits SAIGON KICK

Bassist Chris McLernon has left acclaimed 1990s rockers SAIGON KICK, only three days after the group parted ways with drummer Phil Varone. Says McLernon in a statement: "I'm leaving my post on stage right. It's been a humbling honor to see you all, and I can't ever express sufficient gratitude for your undying dedication and ...

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SAIGON KICK Parts Ways With Drummer PHIL VARONE

Reunited acclaimed 1990s rock band SAIGON KICK has parted ways with drummer Phil Varone. Says Varone in a statement: "I have officially left SAIGON KICK effective immediately. I would like to thank all the fans for coming out to the shows over the last couple of years, it was fun to play for you. I ...

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Valley of Bones - FULL DEVIL JACKET

After nearly dying from an overdose and resuscitated by his girlfriend, Josh Brown left the band he co-founded, one on its way up the commercial metal tiers, FULL DEVIL JACKET. A tempest of shakeups to the band's roster including two consecutive singers, Ben Hatch and Jamie Martin, plus the unfortunate passing of Michael Reaves, and ...

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Video: JOURNEY Kicks Off First-Ever Las Vegas Residency

JOURNEY kicked off its first-ever, nine-show residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada last night (Wednesday, April 29) . The residency, produced exclusively by AEG Live Las Vegas, continues through Saturday, May 16. Fan-filmed video footage of last night's concert can be seen below. JOURNEY is blazing hotter ...

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'JOURNEY Las Vegas Day' Declared In Honor Of First-Ever Residency

In honor of JOURNEY's first-ever, nine-show residency at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada, Clark County declares yesterday (Wednesday, April 29) as Journey Las Vegas Day. The residency, produced exclusively by AEG Live Las Vegas, kicked off last night and continues through Saturday, May 16. JOURNEY is blazing hotter ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist NEAL SCHON To Release 'Vortex' Album In June

Mascot Label Group's Music Theories Recordings and Neal Schon have announced the release of "Vortex" on June 23. The 2-CD all-instrumental album utilizes rock as its foundation, while also embracing elements of jazz, classical and world music in an 18-track stunning, sonically explosive collection of original compositions. The release is dedicated to Schon's best friend ...

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PURSON Signs With SPINEFARM

U.K. rockers PURSON have signed a worldwide deal with Spinefarm Records. The band's second studio album, "Desire's Magic Theatre", will be released this autumn. The quintet, whose music touches a variety of realms, including folk, prog, psychedelic, gothic and classic rock, blending otherworldly romance with shadowy foreboding, is currently in the studio putting the finishing ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Gets Comic Book Treatment

Bluewater Productions has announced the release of a brand new comic book biography on the life of a rock icon as part of their popular Orbit series. "Ozzy Osbourne: The Metal Madman" will be released this week and will be available in both print and digital. Jump on board the crazy train and read about ...

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Video: KORN Performs 'Daddy' Live In Las Vegas

KORN is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the release of the group's debut album by performing the disc from start to finish at selected shows on its current tour itinerary. Fan-filmed video footage of the band playing the song "Daddy" from "Korn" on Friday, March 13 at the Brooklyn Bowl in Las Vegas, Nevada can ...

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JOURNEY To Perform At 2015 Hollywood Bowl Opening-Night Concert

JOURNEY will open the 2015 Hollywood Bowl season with a performance with Thomas Wilkins and the Hollywood Bowl Orchestra on June 20. The ever-popular and enduring rock band will perform a full set, marking the group's first-ever appearance with an orchestra. The opening-night concert will also feature performances by the Los Angeles Philharmonic's Youth Orchestra ...

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KORN Sued By Original Drummer DAVID SILVERIA

According to TMZ.com, original KORN drummer David Silveria is suing his former bandmates, claiming that his 2006 exit from the group was merely a hiatus and that he was rebuffed when he tried to return to the band. Silveria says he still has ownership interest in KORN, and is asking a judge to ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK On YAMAHA's THR10 Amplifier (Video)

TESTAMENT's Alex Skolnick didn't develop his playing style overnight. It took many days, months, and years of practice to find his unique voice and the confidence needed to push musical boundaries. In the video below, shot at Spin Studios in Long Island City, New York, Alex shows the flexibility of his playing style and how ...

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KORN's JONATHAN DAVIS: Music 'Has The Power To Heal People'

KORN singer Jonathan Davis spoke with The You Rock Foundation about his anxiety, depression, panic attacks, PTSD, schizophrenia, and substance abuse. But more importantly, he discusses what helped him through it, explaining how much medication, therapy, exercise, and creative outlets for self-expression like music make a difference. "It was the most horrible thing," Davis said. ...

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LARS ULRICH's Father Says It Was 'A Precious Moment' Performing With His Son For First Time

METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich joined his father, 86-year-old Danish musician, filmmaker and former tennis pro Torben Ulrich, on stage on October 26, 2014 at HAUT i Huset i Magstræde in Copenhagen, Denmark for an improvised set of experimental music as part of last year's Wundergrund festival. They were joined during the performance — which was ...

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Video: TESTAMENT Guitarist ALEX SKOLNICK's PLANETARY COALITION Performs At NAMM

Video footage of TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick's acoustic-focused project PLANETARY COALITION performing on January 24 at the Marriott hotel in Anaheim, California during this year's NAMM show can be seen below (video provided by the Ultimate Guitar team of Erick Bravo, Ivan Heredia, Jamie Gonzales and Carlos Antunez). PLANETARY COALITION released a 14-track debut album ...

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