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Eat The Elephant - A PERFECT CIRCLE

It's been 14 years since A PERFECT CIRCLE released an album. As Lars Ulrich pointed out during his interview with Maynard James Keenan on the METALLICA drummer's Beats 1 radio show, "It's Electric!", that's nearly how long it took for GUNS N' ROSES to re-emerge with "Chinese Democracy". (Interestingly enough, Keenan responded by saying that ...

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Memories in Rock II - RITCHIE BLACKMORE'S RAINBOW

Longing for days gone by is especially heartfelt in hard rock and heavy metal music, the genre's diehards pining for substance in a music climate growing characterless. More so, they cling to familiarity like syrup to peaches. The mere suggestion of paying to watch a Freddie Mercury hologram, much less Ronnie James Dio in a ...

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Episode II - GALACTIC EMPIRE

What if BETWEEN THE BURIED AND ME and John Williams met up at a "Star Wars" premiere after party and, after an unlikely brodown, agreed to collaborate for shits and giggles? GALACTIC EMPIRE was formed by CENTURY's Carson Slovak and Grant McFarland—you probably tripped over GALACTIC EMPIRE in 2016 while laughing yourselves silly at MAC ...

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FOREIGNER: 'Urgent' Performance Video From 'Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus' DVD

A performance clip of the song "Urgent" from FOREIGNER's "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus" DVD can be seen below. In May 2017, FOREIGNER performed two sold-out shows in Lucerne, Switzerland, together with the 21st Century Symphony Orchestra & Chorus, conducted by Ernst Van Tiel. "Foreigner With The 21st Century Symphony Orchestra ...

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SCORPIONS/Ex-MOTÖRHEAD Drummer MIKKEY DEE: Video Walkthrough Of New SONOR Drum Kit

Watch the two-and-a-half-minute video below for a walkthrough of former MOTÖRHEAD and current SCORPIONS drummer Mikkey Dee's new "Scorpions" Sonor Drums SQ² drum kit. The clip was filmed at Ziggo Dome in Amsterdam, Netherlands and was uploaded to the official SCORPIONS YouTube channel. In September 2016, the 54-year-old Swedish musician was named as a permanent ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE's 'Eat The Elephant' Released In Hologram Version

A PERFECT CIRCLE's "Eat The Elephant", the Maynard James Keenan- and Billy Howerdel-led rock band's return release following a 14-year gap between new albums, debuted atop numerous Billboard charts, grabbing the No. 1 spot on the Rock, Independent and Alternative Albums charts, a No. 2 entry on the Top Current Albums chart (for pure album ...

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TRIVIUM Bassist On 'The Sin And The Sentence': 'We Wanted It To Be As Energetic And Intense As Some Of The Early Stuff'

Dann of "The Mike James Rock Show" conducted an interview with bassist Paolo Gregoletto of Floridian metallers TRIVIUM prior to the band's April 16 concert at the O2 Academy Bristol in Bristol, England. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether TRIVIUM's diverse back catalog helps them ...

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TOOL Debuts New Music In Tour Promo Video

A snippet of a new TOOL song called "Descending" is apparently featured in a promotional video for the band's upcoming music clinic tour. The track has been performed live during TOOL's recent live performances and is expected to appear on the band's long-awaited new album, which TOOL has been tracking for the last month and ...

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Watch A PERFECT CIRCLE Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

A PERFECT CIRCLE was the musical guest on the Monday, April 23 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band played several songs — including "TalkTalk" and "So Long, And Thanks For All The Fish" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. Official video footage of the performance can be seen ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On METALLICA: Never Has Such A Huge Band Also Had So Many 'Incredible Misses'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed on "Speak N' Destroy", a podcast about all things METALLICA, hosted by longtime journalist and METALLICA fan Ryan J. Downey. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below. Speaking about METALLICA's inconsistent catalogue of music, which has ...

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DIO DISCIPLES To Release Debut Album Via BMG

DIO DISCIPLES, which pays tribute to Ronnie James Dio and is fully supported by Dio's widow/manager Wendy, is about to sign a deal with BMG for the release of the band's debut album. DIO DISCIPLES is made up of former members of DIO, along with a rotating lineup of vocalists, including ex-JUDAS PRIEST singer Tim ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE Announces U.S. And European Fall Tours

A PERFECT CIRCLE has announced fall tours for both the U.S. and Europe. The tour news arrives as the band celebrates the release of "Eat The Elephant", A PERFECT CIRCLE's first album in fourteen years and a release that was marked worldwide with the band gracing the covers of Revolver, Kerrang! and Visions magazines. The ...

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SCORPIONS Announce U.S. Shows With QUEENSRŸCHE

German rockers SCORPIONS have announced five U.S. shows this summer with special guests QUEENSRŸCHE. The dates are as follows: Aug. 31 - Stateline, NV - Lake Tahoe Outdoor Arena Sep. 02 - Irvine, CA - Five Point Amphitheatre Sep. 07 - San Antonio, TX - Freeman Coliseum Sep. 12 - Hollywood, FL - Seminole Hard ...

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