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JASON BONHAM Says His Wife Kept Him From Flying Into Rage After LED ZEPPELIN Asked Him To Change 'EXPERIENCE' Name

When FOREIGNER announced its 2018 summer tour, the opening act was listed as JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING instead of JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EXPERIENCE, the name under which the drummer has been touring nearly a decade. As as result, many assumed that the tour press release and poster contained typos, but Bonham has since ...

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LIFE OF AGONY To Begin Recording New Album In February

LIFE OF AGONY will enter the studio in February to begin recording its new album for a tentative late 2019 release. The disc will be the band's first since the addition of drummer Veronica Bellino, who replaced Sal Abruscato earlier this year. "We're very excited about this next record we're writing," LIFE OF AGONY guitarist ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'The Great Adventure' Music Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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TORA TORA To Release 'Bastards Of Beale' Album In February

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'Disposable Heroes' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA will release a limited-edition vinyl of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic" this winter. The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural "Helping Hands" benefit concert held in San Francisco on November 3. "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: Lyric Video For New Song 'Welcome To The World'

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25, 2019 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be ...

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Original MORGOTH Guitarist CARSTEN OTTERBACH Dies After Battle With Multiple Sclerosis

Founding MORGOTH member Carsten Otterbach has died after a long battle with multiple sclerosis. The 48-year-old guitarist, who also headed up his own artist management company Direct Management, played on the band's first two EPs, "Resurrection Absurd" (1989) and "The Eternal Fall" (1990), as well as the first three full-length albums, "Cursed" (1991), "Odium" (1993) ...

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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD: Music 'Saved My Life'

Prior to METALLICA's November 28 concert at Boise, Idaho's Taco Bell Arena, the four members of the band sat down for an interview with radio personality Big J of Boise station 100.3 FM The X. This past May, the musicians promised to grant Big J an in-person interview if he lost at least 100 pounds ...

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METALLICA To Release 'Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic' In February

METALLICA, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl release of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic". The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural ...

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JASON BONHAM Says He Listens To LED ZEPPELIN Bootlegs To Study His Father's Live Performances

Drummer Jason Bonham (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, THE CIRCLE, BONHAM, JASON BONHAM'S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING) was recently interviewed by the Tulsa, Oklahoma radio station 97.5 KMOD's "DOMKcast" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how faithfully he performs his father's drum parts faithfully during LED ZEPPELIN ...

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RIVAL SONS Vocalist Says Band's Writing Process Is 'Just Like Farming': 'You Need To Shift And Constantly Find New Soil'

RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with Terrie Carr, host of "Box Of Rock" on the New Jersey radio station WDHA-FM. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming major label debut, "Feral Roots": Jay: "We took our time. ...

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Dutch Metal Band THE CHARM THE FURY Calls It Quits

Dutch metal band THE CHARM THE FURY will cease to exist for the time being. The group explained its decision in a statement, writing: "Some of you will probably have noticed that we have been very quiet lately, and there is a reason for this. Unfortunately, we have collectively decided that, for the time being, ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'All Within My Hands' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the ...

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DEVIL'S HAND Feat. MIKE SLAMER And LAST IN LINE's ANDREW FREEMAN: Listen To 'We Come Alive' Song

"We Come Alive", a song from DEVIL'S HAND, exciting new project featuring the amazing talents of two outstanding musicians — famed producer/guitarist/songwriter Mike Slamer and singer Andrew Freeman of LAST IN LINE — can be streamed below. The track is taken from the project's self-titled debut album, which will be released on December 7 via ...

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Hear FRANK ZAPPA Talking About Holograms In Promo Video For 2019 'The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa' Tour

Following up on the announcement that live music's premier hologram production company Eyellusion has signed with APA for representation worldwide for their tours, the Zappa Family Trust can now share the exclusive promotional video — which includes audio of Frank Zappa speaking about holograms — for the "The Bizarre World Of Frank Zappa" tour. Set ...

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