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'Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives' Book Out Now

Finnish journalist and RAMONES webmaster Jari-Pekka Laitio Ramone's latest RAMONES book entitled "Ramones: Soundtrack Of Our Lives" is the result of nearly five years worth of work. It is full of poignant stories that reflect what Joey Ramone, Dee Dee Ramone, Johnny Ramone, as well as the rest of the RAMONES family have impacted their ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist, Ex-ANTHRAX Singer To Attend BRIMSTONE's Roast And Birthday Bash

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and former ANTHRAX vocalist Dan Nelson are among the "celebrities" who will take part in the "official roast and 35th birthday bash of professional wrestler, actor, author, comic book hero and philanthropist" William "Brimstone" Kucmierowski. The stars will be out in droves for this highly anticipated event that ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Interviewed In Budapest

Hungary's Korg web site conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess when the band performed in Budapest on July 1, 2009. Watch the chat in three parts below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for a new ...

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LITA FORD Makes Triumphant Return To The Stage

'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford knows that the best way to deliver a message is in person, and that's exactly what she's been doing on a recently-launched tour that's put her face-to-face with her fans for the first time in nearly 15 years. The message? Lita is back — and she's louder and prouder ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the six-minute chat below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, ...

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TRIXTER Bassist Joins LITA FORD's Touring Band

'80s hard rock queen Lita Ford has recruited P.J. Farley from TRIXTER/RA as her new touring bassist. Farley joins a band that also includes GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal and BUMBLEFOOT (the band) drummer Dennis Leeflang. A photo of P.J. performing with Lita Ford on June 13, 2009, in Jackson, California can be ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's Moscow Clinic; Video Available

DREAM THEATER keyboarist Jordan Rudess held a clinic on Tuesday, June in Moscow, Russia — one day before the band's headlining concert in the city. Watch video footage of Jordan's appearance below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT To Tour With LITA FORD

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will be doing shows over the summer with Lita Ford, playing guitar with Lita's backing group alongside BUMBLEFOOT (the band) drummer Dennis Leeflang. Says Thal: "Lita and I have GN'R's blessings to do this together; all is cool. This won't interfere with upcoming GN'R plans, I'll be flying ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Video Interview With BUMBLEFOOT Available

The Hobnox conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Thal" Bumblefoot in December 2008. Watch the chat below. Thal released an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of acoustic recordings, "Barefoot" sees the guitarist re-interpreting his own songs in a stripped-down bare form. It features versions of songs from ...

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MEGAROCK All-Star Heavy Metal Cover Band To Perform At 'Long Live Rock' Benefit

MEGAROCK — a brand new heavy metal cover band featuring vocalist Walter Figueroa (ATTACKER, SEVERED HAND), guitarists Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X), and drummer Taz Marazz (SEVEN WITCHES) — will perform this Saturday night (January 31) at Dexter's Entertainment ...

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SWASHBUCKLE, AUGURY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST After Winning MySpace Band Contest

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS), New Jersey's crazy pirate metal drunks SWASHBUCKLE and Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have been signed to Nuclear Blast Records after being selected as the winners of the label's "MySpace Band Contest." According to Nuclear Blast, there were around 3,000 artist submissions for the contest, which lasted ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess taking part in a Roland product demo at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) on January 16, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be viewed below. Jordan Rudess' latest solo CD, "The Road Home", was released in 2007. Having been influenced ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT At NAMM; Video Available

MusicRadar.com has uploaded video footage of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal playing his new Vigier guitars at the 2009 winter NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Watch the five-minute clip below. Thal released an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules NAMM Appearances

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has scheduled the following appearances at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California: Friday, January 16: * Roland Product Demo – 3:00 p.m. (Roland Performance Theater at Anaheim Convention Center) Saturday, January 17: * Korg Product ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT: Video Footage Of Paris Masterclass, Interview Available

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal took part in a masterclass and interview with the Guitars-Attitude.com web site during his recent promotional visit to Paris, France. Watch it in five parts below. As previously reported, Thal will release an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of acoustic recordings, "Barefoot" sees ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Interviewed In Germany; Video Available

Germany's Zoomer conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal on December 15, 2008 when the guitarist made appearance at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Berlin. Watch the four-minute chat below (overdubbed in German translation). As previously reported, Thal will release an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of ...

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