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MIKE PORTNOY Interviewed At 'Drum-Off' Event (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) performed this past Saturday (January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next ...

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PETER CRISS Talks Cancer And Possible Reunion With KISS (Video)

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss was inducted this past Saturday night (January 14) as part of the latest Drum Legend class during the grand finals of Guitar Center's annual Drum-Off at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The Drum Legend induction honors icons in the drum world that have paved the way for today's drummers. ...

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METALLICA Bassist Performs With BAD RELIGION Drummer At 'Drum Off Grand Finals' (Video)

Drummer Brooks Wackerman (BAD RELIGION, TENACIOUS D) played with Robert Trujillo (METALLICA) and Armand Sabal-Lecco (PAUL SIMON), both on bass, this past Saturday (January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. You can now watch video footage of ...

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PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, MACALPINE, SHERINIAN Perform At 'Drum Off Grand Finals' (Video)

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), bassist Billy Sheehan (STEVE VAI, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Tony MacAlpine (neo classical-metal style, STEVE VAI) and keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, PLANET X, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) performed yesterday (Saturday, January 14) at the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, ...

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Original KISS Drummer PETER CRISS Named 'Drum Legend'

Original KISS drummer Peter Criss was inducted last night (Saturday, January 14) as part of the latest Drum Legend class during the grand finals of Guitar Center's annual Drum-Off at Club Nokia in Los Angeles, California. The Drum Legend induction honors icons in the drum world that have paved the way for today's drummers. The ...

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METALLICA Bassist To Perform At Guitar Center's 'Drum-Off'; PETER CRISS To Be Inducted

Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, has announces additional performers and judges for the twenty-third annual Guitar Center's Drum-Off, the nationwide search for the next great undiscovered drummer, at Club Nokia in Los Angeles on January 14, 2012. In addition to the five grand finalists competing for the nearly $50,000 grand prize, the ...

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'An Evening With Nicko McBrain' Tour Dates Announced

Premier, the world's leading manufacturer of drums and percussion, is proud to present "An Evening With Nicko A Night Of Drums, Drumming And Entertainment With Iron Maiden's Nicko McBrain". Nicko McBrain hardly requires an introduction. Having joined IRON MAIDEN in 1982, Nicko has become an established and charismatic figure within the music fraternity, renowned for ...

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STEELWING: Video Footage, Photos From The Studio

Swedish metallers STEELWING entered Leon Music Studios in Karlstad, Sweden earlier this month to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The as-yet-untitled CD is being helmed by Rikard Lfgren, who has previously worked with DEATHSTARS, MAMAKIN, ENFORCER and VOMITORY, among others. Check ...

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'Metal Bible' Finally Available In English

After years of hard work, the Metal Bible has finally been released in both English and German. The Metal Bible was made available in time for the Wacken Open Air festival in Germany, where more than 12,000 copies were distributed. Over 60,000 copies of the Metal Bible's Swedish version have been made available since its ...

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IRON MAIDEN Singer Slams Norwegian Mass Murderer, Says Band's Music 'Unites People' (Video)

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson has slammed Anders Breivik, the man responsible for killing 77 people in Norway, as an "asshole." Breivik, a white native Norwegian, was described by the Guardian as "a Christian fundamentalist with a deep hatred of multiculturalism, of the left, and of Muslims." During IRON MAIDEN's concert last night (Friday, August ...

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STEELWING: More New Album Details Revealed

Swedish metallers STEELWING will enter Leon Music Studios in Karlstad, Sweden later this month to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. The as-yet-untitled CD will be helmed by Rikard Lfgren, who has previously worked with DEATHSTARS, MAMAKIN, ENFORCER and VOMITORY, among others. ...

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STEELWING To Enter Studio In August

Swedish metallers STEELWING will enter the studio in August to begin recording their sophomore album for an early 2012 release via NoiseArt Records, a division of Rock The Nation. In other news, the band has issued the following update: "The winged assassins are gearing up for a brief but intense festival assault in this summer ...

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IAN GILLAN Talks About WHOCARES Project In New Video Interview

Artisan News recently spoke to DEEP PURPLE singer Ian Gillan about WHOCARES the renewed musical union between Gillan and legendary heavy metal guitarist Tony Iommi (BLACK SABBATH, HEAVEN & HELL). You can now watch the chat below. WHOCARES will release its debut CD single in North America on June 27 via Eagle Rock Entertainment. The ...

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STEELWING: Footage From European Tour With ACCEPT

Swedish metallers STEELWING have posted behind-the-scenes footage from the band's January/February 2011 tour of European as the support act for reformed heavy metal legends ACCEPT. STEELWING states: "Belgian rabbits, Spanish ducks and French timber were some of the things we encountered on our journey!" Bassist Skrk has left STEELWING in February "due to life priorities ...

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LADY GAGA: 'IRON MAIDEN Changed My Life'

A new Rolling Stone magazine audio interview with pop superstar Lady Gaga in which she describes the experience of attending IRON MAIDEN's April 17, 2011 concert in Tampa, Florida can be streamed below. "I went to see IRON MAIDEN the other night, and I actually watched the show from a box," Lady Gaga can be ...

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STEELWING Announces New Bassist

Swedish metallers STEELWING have issued the following update: "Sometimes what you seek is closer than you think. "As we have already hinted, the search for the new STEELWING bassist is over. We'd like to thank all the groovy bass players from all over Europe who applied for the job, it's been an honor to get ...

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