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DUFF MCKAGAN Schedules Hollywood Spoken-Word Appearance

Duff McKagan (DUFF MCKAGAN'S LOADED, VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) will celebrate the paperback release of his critically acclaimed memoir, "It's So Easy (And Other Lies)", on Monday, October 15 at the Viper Room in West Hollywood, California. Billed as "A Punk's Revue", the event will feature a multi-media exploration of Duff's career in music, ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: Drum-Cam Footage Of ADRENALINE MOB's 'Indifferent'

Video footage of drummer Mike Portnoy (ADRENALINE MOB, FLYING COLORS, DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD) performing the ADRENALINE MOB song "Indifferent" can be seen below. ADRENALINE MOB features in its ranks Portnoy bassist John Moyer (also of DISTURBED), vocalist Russell Allen (SYMPHONY X) and guitarist Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP, TRED). ADRENALINE MOB's "Indifferent" video was filmed ...

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THE LAST STAND Signs With EULOGY RECORDINGS

New York hardcore has an undeniable past, present and future within the ranks of all of the members of THE LAST STAND. The Brooklyn-based band features Mike Scondotto of the long-running INHUMAN on vocals, along with Dion De Nardo on bass, Stephen Della Croce on guitar and Jimmy McCormack on drums, all members of the ...

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Bassist ROBBIE CRANE Quits LYNCH MOB

Bassist Robbie Crane has released the following statement: "With much thought and regret, I am resigning as the bass player of LYNCH MOB... "Thank you to all of the fans for your support of the band and 'Sound Mountain Sessions'... It has been a wild two-year ride that I wouldn't change for anything!" Crane, who ...

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LAST CHANCE TO REASON To Enter Studio This Week

Maine progressive tech-metallists LAST CHANCE TO REASON will enter Audiohammer Studios in Sanford, Florida later this week with producer Eyal Levi (DAATH, WHITECHAPEL, SIX FEET UNDER) to begin recording their third album for an early 2013 release via Prosthetic Records. The CD will mark the recording debut of Boston-based guitarist Mike Abdow, who joined the ...

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GLORIA MORTI: New Album Details Revealed

Finnish black metallers GLORIA MORTI will release their fourth album, "Lateral Constraint", in November via Cyclone Empire Records. The CD was recorded and mixed by Juho Räihä at D-studio and SoundSpiral and was mastered by Svante Försback at Chartmakers. The cover artwork was designed by Björn Goosses and can be seen below. "Lateral Constraint" track ...

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TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Performs In Czech Republic (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of Tim "Ripper" Owens' (DIO DISCIPLES, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, BEYOND FEAR, JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) September 14 performance at Sokolovna in Hranice, Czech Republic can be seen below. Released in May 2009, Owens' first solo album, "Play My Game", landed at position No. 66 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which ...

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JOHN 5 Interviewed On 'Heady Metal With Jeff Olson' (Audio)

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 (real name: John William Lowery) was interviewed on the latest edition of "Heady Metal With Jeff Olson", the Internet radio show hosted by original TROUBLE drummer and current RETRO GRAVE mainman Jeff "Oly" Olson. You can listen to the chat using the audio player below. ...

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FULLFORCE Completes Work On New Album

Swedish melodic metal five-piece FULLFORCE has finished recording its second album. The new CD is entitled "Next Level" and will be released later this fall via SPV/Steamhammer. The cover artwork was once again be created by Rainer Kalwitz, who previously worked with PRAYING MANTIS and METAL CHURCH, among others. "Next Level" was mixed and mastered ...

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FLYING COLORS: Fan-Filmed Video Footage Of U.S., European Shows

FLYING COLORS — the spectacular new virtuoso prog/pop/metal rock band formed by drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER) and guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE) — is in the middle of its first-ever European tour, which kicked off on September 9 in Hamburg, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the shows in Hamburg and Munich, Germany, as well ...

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DESTRUCTION: 'Spiritual Genocide' Cover Trailer Released

The trailer for the album cover of "Spiritual Genocide", the forthcoming 30th-anniversary album from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be seen below. The CD is scheduled for release on November 23 via Nuclear Blast Records. "Spiritual Genocide" was recorded at Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter and will be mixed by ...

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TAPROOT: 'The Everlasting' Video Released

"The Everlasting", the new video from the Ann Arbor, Michigan hard rock band TAPROOT, can be seen below. The clip is an ongoing story from TAPROOT's previous music video, "No Surrender". "The Everlasting" comes off TAPROOT's new album, "The Episodes", which was released on April 10 via Victory Records. The CD was produced by Tim ...

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Former ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY Vocalist Joins DARKITECT

People may remember Johnny Throckmorton as the former vocalist for Richmond, Virginia-based bands ALABAMA THUNDERPUSSY and IMMORTAL AVENGER. He was ATP's original singer and appeared on their first four albums, including the now-classic "Staring At The Divine" (Relapse), before departing the act in 2003. Throckmorton later joined IMMORTAL AVENGER and appeared on their 2006 EP, ...

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DOKKEN: 'Broken Bones' Track-By-Track Breakdown (Video)

A track-by-track breakdown of "Broken Bones", the 11th studio album from melodic hard rockers DOKKEN, by the band's vocalist, Don Dokken, and guitarist, Jon Levin, can be seen below. Frontiers Records has set a September 25 North American release date for "Broken Bones". The effort will be released in two configurations: standard CD and limited-edition ...

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SEVENDUST: Footage From Drum-Recording Sessions Posted Online

SEVENDUST has entered Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti to begin recording its ninth album for an early 2013 release. A new two-minute clip featuring footage of the drum-recording sessions can be seen below. SEVENDUST's latest CD, "Cold Day Memory", sold around 27,000 copies in the United States in its ...

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FEAR FACTORY To Release 'The Industrialist' Video

Los Angeles cyber metallers FEAR FACTORY are preparing to release a video for the title track of their new album, "The Industrialist". The clip, which will contain footage from this past June's Graspop Metal Meeting in Dessel, Belgium, was helmed by James Zahn, the man responsible for creating the "The Industrialist" album trailer (see below). ...

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DOKKEN Schedules 'Rockline' Appearance

Melodic hard rockers DOKKEN will guest on the nationally syndicated radio show "Rockline" with host Bob Coburn on Wednesday, September 19 at 8:30 p.m. PT / 11:30 p.m. ET. Fans are encouraged to speak with DOKKEN by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). The show will be streamed on the "Rockline" web site for two weeks beginning the ...

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HOTEL DIABLO: New Video Interview Posted Online

Argentinean rock journalist Lucas H. Gordon, who currently resides in Hollywood, California, conducted an interview with HOTEL DIABLO during last month's Sunset Strip Music Festival. You can now watch the chat below. HOTEL DIABLO — the new band featuring guitarist Alex Grossi (QUIET RIOT), vocalist Rick Stitch (LADYJACK, ex-ADLER'S APPETITE), bassist Mike Duda and drummer ...

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SEVENDUST: More Studio Footage Posted Online

SEVENDUST has entered Architekt Music studios in Butler, New Jersey with engineer Mike Ferretti to begin recording its ninth album for an early 2013 release. A new two-minute clip from the second day of the recording sessions can be seen below. SEVENDUST's latest CD, "Cold Day Memory", sold around 27,000 copies in the United States ...

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DESTRUCTION: New Song Preview Available

The first trailer for "Spiritual Genocide", the forthcoming 30th-anniversary album from German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION, can be seen below. The two-minute clip features a preview of the new song "Cyanide". DESTRUCTION is currently in Gernhart Studios in Troisdorf, Germany with engineer Martin Buchwalter recording "Spiritual Genocide", for a November release via Nuclear Blast Records. ...

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