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Past And Present Members Of THE GATHERING Perform At Special 25th-Anniversary Concert (Video)

On Sunday, November 9, Dutch/Norwegian rockers THE GATHERING celebrated their 25th anniversary with a one-time special show at the beautiful new Doornroosje venue in Nijmegen, the Netherlands. All past and present members of THE GATHERING — from 1989 until 2014 — appeared on stage and performed in this unique show together. Hans Rutten, one of ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Only To Rise' EPK, Track Listing

SWEET & LYNCH — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) — will release its debut album, "Only To Rise", on January 27, 2015 via Frontiers Music ...

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THE GENTLE STORM Featuring ARJEN LUCASSEN, ANNEKE VAN GIERSBERGEN: 'The Diary' Album Artwork Unveiled

THE GENTLE STORM, the collaboration between AYREON mastermind Arjen Lucassen and former THE GATHERING singer Anneke Van Giersbergen, will release its debut album, "The Diary", in early 2015 via InsideOut Music. The effort will be "an epic concept double album" and "a combination of classical meets metal and acoustic folk," according to Lucassen. "The Diary" ...

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MEGADETH To Auction Decades Of Tour Memorabilia

Backstage Auctions presents a on-of-a-kind online auction event featuring decades of MEGADETH tour memorabilia. The event, aptly titled "Megadeth - The Countdown To Extinction Auction", is a not-to-miss opportunity for fans and collectors around the world to own an authentic piece of memorabilia from one of most highly successful and significant heavy metal bands in ...

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SWEET & LYNCH Featuring MICHAEL SWEET, GEORGE LYNCH: 'Only To Rise' Cover Artwork, 'Divine' Audio Stream

SWEET & LYNCH — the new band featuring guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of Christian hard rockers STRYPER, legendary guitarist George Lynch (T&N, DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB), bassist James Lomenzo (MEGADETH, WHITE LION, BLACK LABEL SOCIETY) and drummer Brian Tichy (S.U.N., WHITESNAKE) — will release its debut album, "Only To Rise", on January 27, 2015 via Frontiers Music ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Lays Down Bass On New TREMONTI Album

VAN HALEN bassist Wolfgang Van Halen has finished laying down bass tracks for 20 songs that are being considered for inclusion on the second album from TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti. The follow-up to 2012's "All I Was" is being helmed by producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette (ALTER BRIDGE, ...

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VINNIE PAUL: 'I Still Drink Every Night And I Love It'

Former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott says that the "fun side of rock and roll" seems to be missing from many of the tours nowadays, with most musicians preferring to relax on their buses and catch up with their loved ones instead of partaking in the kind of debauchery that was embraced ...

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DECAPITATED Involved In 'Serious' Van Accident

Polish death metallers DECAPITATED were involved in a serious van accident yesterday afternoon (Friday, October 24) while en route to a show in New Orleans, Luisiana. The band says in a statement: "We are all okay (two persons were hospitalized and released after a few hours) and we will continue our tour with AMERICAN SHARKS ...

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VINNIE PAUL: A Lot Of Newer Metal Drummers 'Play Too Much'

Former PANTERA and current HELLYEAH drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott says that he still loves all the legendary musicians that he grew up listening to but is unable to appreciate many of the newer extreme-metal sticksmen because they "play too much." During an appearance on HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta's official podcast, "The Jasta Show", Vinnie said ...

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NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER Sings LED ZEPPELIN, CHICKENFOOT Reunites At SAMMY HAGAR's Birthday Bash (Video)

NICKELBACK's Chad Kroeger joined Sammy Hagar over the weekend to perform a cover version of the LED ZEPPELIN classic "Whole Lotta Love" during Hagar's huge birthday bash at the Downtown Las Vegas Events Center. Also appearing at the event were the Red Rocker's CHICKENFOOT bandmates Joe Satriani, Michael Anthony and Chad Smith, who came up ...

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RIOT V: 'Unleash The Fire' Trailer

The remaining members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT are back and are ready to unleash the follow-up to 2011's reunion record "Immortal Soul". Due on October 22 in Scandinavia, October 24 release in Germany, October 27 release in the rest of Europe and October 28 in the U.S. and Canada via SPV/Steamhammer, "Unleash The Fire" ...

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LEAVES' EYES Singer LIV KRISTINE: 'Love Decay' Video Released

"Love Decay", the new video from Norwegian singer Liv Kristine (LEAVES' EYES, ex-THEATRE OF TRAGEDY), can be seen below. The song, which features a guest appearance by Michelle Darkness (END OF GREEN), is taken from Liv's fifth solo album, "Vervain", which will be released on November 4 in North America and October 27 in Europe ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says His Acoustic Arrangement Of VAN HALEN's 'Dreams' Has Made The Song 'Better'

Legendary rocker Sammy Hagar's (CHICKENFOOT, VAN HALEN, MONTROSE) acoustic version of the classic VAN HALEN song "Dreams" can be streamed using the SoundCloud widget below. The track is taken from Hagar's first-ever acoustic album titled "Lite Roast", which is being released on October 14 via Mailboat Records. Joining Sammy on the CD is Vic Johnson, ...

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