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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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Ex-TNT Singer TONY HARNELL: Grunge Didn't Kill Hair Metal

Former TNT singer Tony Harnell says that the rise of the early grunge movement, which symbolized the working-class spirit and focused on music over image, was ultimately a positive thing for the rock genre because it "shined a really harsh light on how boring and repetitive" the '80s glam metal scene had become. Upon release ...

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UNIVERSAL MUSIC GROUP's BRAVADO Acquires Merchandise And Branding Company EPIC RIGHTS

Universal Music Group's Bravado, the leading global consumer, lifestyle and brand management company, has acquired Epic Rights, a boutique merchandise and branding company. Epic Rights works with a diverse group of iconic artists, including KISS, Billy Joel, AEROSMITH, DEF LEPPARD, AC/DC, Eric Clapton, Kevin Hart, 21 Savage, Madonna, Celine Dion, Barbra Streisand, Sting, David Bowie, ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At STEVEN TYLER's 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party' Benefiting JANIE'S FUND

Iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler announced the return of his Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund, presented by Live Nation, on Sunday, February 10 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala promises to be an unforgettable night building off of the inaugural celebration in 2018. Featuring ...

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WEST BOUND Feat. CHAS WEST And ROY Z: Making Of 'Volume I' Album (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Volume I", the debut album from WEST BOUND, hard-hitting new Los Angeles-area rock band featuring vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB), guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), guitarist Jimmy Burkard, bassist Jason Cornwell and drummer Dave "Chilli" Moreno, can be seen below. Additionally, Stephen ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN Says SONS OF APOLLO Won't Perform DREAM THEATER Material Moving Forward

SONS OF APOLLO keyboardist Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER) recently spoke with Greece's Rockpages TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial goals when writing the music for what would become SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Derek: "I ...

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Triumphant Hearts - JASON BECKER

Some of you reading this will know the name Jason Becker through his work in CACOPHONY, and his guitar and songwriting contributions with David Lee Roth and Marty Friedman. Additionally, you also might've seen the movie "The Theory of Everything", which painfully illustrates the physical debilitation of theoretical physicist Stephen Hawking, one of our time's ...

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STEVEN TYLER And MICK FLEETWOOD To Play Benefit Concert For JANIE'S FUND In Maui

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler and FLEETWOOD MAC's Mick Fleetwood, along with Tyler's backing group, Nashville's LOVING MARY BAND, will perform a benefit concert for Janie's Fund tonight (Thursday, January 3) at Fleetwood's On Front St. in Lahaina, Maui, Hawaii. Janie's Fund is a philanthropic initiative created by Tyler in partnership with one of America's most ...

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STEVEN TYLER's JANIE'S FUND Donates More Than Half Million Dollars In Support Of Foster Youth Across U.S.

Iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler, through his philanthropic initiative Janie's Fund, announced a year-end donation of $532,000 to support young women who have aged out of foster care in Boston, New York City, Nashville and the state of North Carolina. Funds in all markets will be used to support public/private partnerships for YVLifeSet ...

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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Shares First Post-Health Scare Photos

AEROSMITH's Joe Perry has shared photos from his family's Thanksgiving weekend. The pictures are the first of the guitarist to be released following his recent hospital visit. Joe wrote in the accompanying caption: "Had a great Thanksgiving weekend with Billie, Annie, Roman, Tony, Austin, Sarah, Amanda and cooked by Aaron." Only minutes after guesting with ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Cancels Fall Solo Tour

Joe Perry has canceled his previously announced fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. The AEROSMITH guitarist will now take the rest of the year off and looks forward to seeing his fans again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Perry's solo dates ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Released From Hospital

According to TMZ, AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry is back home, six days after he was hospitalized following an appearance with Billy Joel. Sources close to Joe tell the site that Perry was released from the hospital Thursday and is now resting. Only minutes after guesting with Joel on stage on Saturday night (November ...

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JOE PERRY Is 'Doing Well' After Collapsing At BILLY JOEL Concert

AEROSMITH guitarist Joe Perry says that he is "doing well," three days after he was hospitalized following an appearance with Billy Joel. Only minutes after guesting with Joel on stage on Saturday night (November 10) at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Perry experienced shortness of breath and was treated by paramedics. The legendary ...

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AEROSMITH Guitarist JOE PERRY Releases 'Quake' Video Feat. Vocals By GARY CHERONE

Joe Perry — legendary guitarist, co-founding member, principal songwriter and co-producer of AEROSMITH — has just announced a new single, video and tour dates with his AEROSMITH bandmate Brad Whitford and Gary Cherone of EXTREME. The music video for "Quake" is available below. "Quake" featuring Cherone is being released today (Friday, November 9). The hard-charging ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist TOM HAMILTON Partners With PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Primary Wave Music Publishing continues to dramatically expand, announcing today a new acquisition. The firm, which is considered one of the leading U.S. independent publishing companies, announces their partnership with Tom Hamilton, the songwriter and bassist in the Grammy Award-winning and legendary rock band AEROSMITH. The agreement includes some of Hamilton's biggest hits for AEROSMITH, ...

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