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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI: I Am Not An YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Clone

Neo-classical guitarist Chris Impellitteri has dismissed suggestions that he is an "Yngwie Malmsteen clone," saying that he views himself as "much more of a child of players like Al Di Meola blended with a [Eddie] Van Halen and [Randy] Rhoads." Impellitteri first made his mark in 1987 with the release of his debut EP, "Impellitteri". ...

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NANCY WILSON Honored With 'Music For Life' Award At 2019 NAMM Show

During the opening Breakfast of Champions session at The 2019 NAMM Show, Nancy Wilson, the celebrated guitar virtuoso and co-founder of seminal rock band HEART, was presented with the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) "Music For Life" award. The award honors pioneering artists who, through their careers and artistic expression, have inspired others to ...

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CARLOS SANTANA To Celebrate 'Supernatural' Album And WOODSTOCK Performance On 'Supernatural Now' Tour

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America this summer for the "Supernatural Now" tour. The three-month, 29-date celebration will commemorate two of the most important milestones in the iconic guitarist's career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release Second Album In August

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Quits LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has exited LORDS OF BLACK. He announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal band in a post on his Facebook page. Ronnie wrote: "Just to inform that since some weeks ago I did leave my 'job' as lead singer in LORDS OF BLACK. Almost five years of good music, ...

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FOREIGNER's 'Jukebox Hero' Musical To Make World Premiere In Toronto

A new musical built around legendary band FOREIGNER's peerless catalog of hit songs will make its world premiere this winter in Toronto. FOREIGNER recently celebrated its 40th anniversary of rocking the charts and arenas worldwide. The highly anticipated musical "Jukebox Hero, The Musical" from Calgary-based Annerin Theatricals will play an exclusive limited engagement at Toronto's ...

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PERRY FARRELL Recruits Ex-PEARL JAM, JANE'S ADDICTION Members For Solo Band, KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA

Visionary artist and impresario Perry Farrell announced today the highly anticipated live performance of his new musical venture, PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA. Farrell has assembled a dream team of musicians and performers to deliver an immersive experience of sound and vision. Perry will headline Los Angeles's Teragram Ballroom on Friday, November 30 as part ...

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JANE'S ADDICTION Frontman PERRY FARRELL Signs With BMG For New Solo Album, 'Kind Heaven'

Visionary singer-songwriter and musician Perry Farrell has signed an exclusive worldwide record deal with BMG to release his new solo album, "Kind Heaven", a musical scene-setter for his immersive entertainment destination "Kind Heaven" set to open at The LINQ Promenade in Las Vegas next year. Slated for release in 2019, "Kind Heaven" marks the first ...

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GRAHAM BONNET BAND: 'Long Island Tea' Video

"Long Island Tea", the new video from the GRAHAM BONNET BAND, can be seen below. The song is taken from the group's latest album, "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage", which was released on July 13 via Frontiers Music Srl. Graham recently told Jason Saulnier about "Meanwhile, Back In The Garage": "It's important to me that ...

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GRAHAM BONNET On The Original MONSTERS OF ROCK Festival: 'It Was The Most Incredible Night'

Prior to his performance at the United Kingdom's Stonedeaf festival on August 25, legendary rock vocalist Graham Bonnet (ALCATRAZZ, RAINBOW, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) spoke with Mighty Matt Mason of TotalRock Radio. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On playing Stonedeaf, which paid homage to the Monsters ...

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