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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Video Released

IMONOLITH — the new metal band featuring vocalist Jon Howard (THREAT SIGNAL, ARKAEA), drummer Ryan Van Poederooyen (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), guitarist Brian Waddell (DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT), bassist Byron Stroud (STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, FEAR FACTORY), and second guitarist Kai Huppunen (METHODS OF MAYHEM, NOISE THERAPY) — has released a new single, "Hollow", available to stream/download for ...

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CRASHDÏET Releases Music Video For New Single 'Reptile'

Swedish sleaze outfit CRASHDÏET has released the official music video for the song "Reptile". The second CRASHDÏET track to feature the band's latest addition, singer Gabriel Keyes, was recorded at the group's own Dïet Studios in Stockholm, Sweden. It was produced by lead guitarist Martin Sweet and mixed by longtime collaborator Chris Laney. The "Reptile" ...

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IGGY POP To Executive-Produce 'Punk' Docuseries Feat. JOHNNY ROTTEN. MARKY RAMONE, DUFF MCKAGAN

Premium network EPIX has greenlit "Punk", a four-part docuseries from executive producer John Varvatos. Varvatos brings his passion and deep connection to the roots of the punk movement to the series, partnering with filmmaker Derik Murray's Network Entertainment to produce the quintessential story of punk. The series is currently in production, and will premiere on ...

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IMONOLITH Feat. THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT, Ex-STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Members: 'Hollow' Single Due In January

IMONOLITH, the new Canadian metal band featuring members of THREAT SIGNAL, DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT and STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, will release its first official single, "Hollow", on January 18, 2019. IMONOLITH was launched following Devin Townsend's announcement that he has put the DEVIN TOWNSEND PROJECT on indefinite hiatus while he works on other projects. Joining drummer ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Has Never Liked The Term 'Metalcore': 'I'd Say We're More Of A Metal Band'

Simon Takla of PBS Metal Genesis recently conducted an interview with frontman Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether doing "Alive Or Just Breathing" 15th-anniversary shows last year validated his 2012 return to the ...

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Former AC/DC Drummer SIMON WRIGHT Says 'The World Is Righted Again' Now That BRIAN JOHNSON And PHIL RUDD Are Back

Simon Wright says that the world has been "righted again" now that AC/DC is apparently once again making music with singer Brian Johnson and drummer Phil Rudd. Johnson and Rudd, along with guitarists Angus Young and Stevie Young, were photographed outside Vancouver's Warehouse Studios in August. Based on the pictures, the assumption is that AC/DC ...

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