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TREMONTI: New Album Sneak Peek

TREMONTI, the band led by CREED and ALTER BRIDGE guitarist Mark Tremonti, recently finished recording its second album for an early 2015 release. The follow-up to 2012's "All I Was" was helmed by producer Michael "Elvis" Baskette, who previously worked with ALTER BRIDGE and SLASH. Video footage from the studio can be seen below. A ...

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COAL CHAMBER Completes Recording New Album

COAL CHAMBER, the reformed '90s alt-metal band fronted by current DEVILDRIVER singer Dez Fafara, has completed recording its comeback album at Audiohammer studio in Sanford, Florida with producer Mark Lewis (DEVILDRIVER, CANNIBAL CORPSE) for a tentative early 2015 release via Napalm Records. COAL CHAMBER will embark on a North American headlining tour in the spring ...

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POISON IDEA To Release 'Confuse & Conquer' Album Via SOUTHERN LORD RECORDINGS

Long-running Portland, Oregon-based American hardcore punk outfit POISON IDEA will release its new album, "Confuse & Conquer", in the spring of 2015 via Southern Lord Recordings. Over recent months, out of the public eye, the current POISON IDEA lineup has been intermittently raiding Audiosiege in Portland for clandestine recording and mastering sessions, covertly harnessing their ...

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SIXX: A.M.: 'Stars' Video Released

The video for "Stars", a brand new song from SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, can be seen below. The track is taken from SIXX: A.M.'s third album, "Modern Vintage", which was released on October 7 via Eleven Seven Music. James Michael called ...

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SIXX: A.M.'s DJ ASHBA On 'Modern Vintage': We Wanted To 'Make A Record Like The Ones We Used To Grow Up On'

BackstageAxxess.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist DJ Ashba of SIXX: A.M. and GUNS N' ROSES. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On SIXX: A.M.'s new album, "Modern Vintage", drawing influences from a variety of '70s rock powerhouses: Ashba: ...

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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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SIXX: A.M.: Pro-Shot Footage Of iHeartRadio Performance

SIXX: A.M., the band featuring MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist Nikki Sixx alongside guitarist DJ Ashba and vocalist James Michael, released its third album, "Modern Vintage", on October 7 via Eleven Seven Music. SIXX: A.M. celebrated the CD release by playing its first full live show since 2009 the same night. The performance took place at the ...

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W.A.S.P. Guitarist DOUGLAS BLAIR To Introduce SIGNAL2NOISE Project To Finnish Audiences

With the next W.A.S.P. release — tentatively titled "Golgotha" — and the band's subsequent tour slated for spring of 2015, Douglas Blair, the group's American lead guitarist, stands poised to finally introduce his long-mothballed "main" project, the aptly named power duo SIGNAL2NOISE, to Finnish audiences during the interim. In association with Rock Academy Finland — ...

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ACE FREHLEY, DUFF MCKAGAN, DEE SNIDER, ALICE COOPER Featured In ARTISAN NEWS' REVOLVER Special (Video)

Artisan News has uploaded a 70-minute Revolver Golden Gods black-carpet special featuring "complete" interviews with: * Wendy Dio (Ronnie James Dio's manager/wife) * Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) * Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan, Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS) * 12 FOOT NINJA * James Michael (SIXX: A.M.) * DJ Ashba, Richard Fortus, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal Bumblefoot ...

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FILTER Covers AEROSMITH's 'Sweet Emotion' For Movie Soundtrack

FILTER has recorded a cover version of the AEROSMITH classic "Sweet Emotion" for an as-yet-undisclosed movie soundtrack. FILTER frontman Richard Patrick described his band's rendition as "all creepy and weird like [FILTER's previously released version of THE TURTLES' '60s pop classic] 'Happy Together' [which was recorded in 2009 for the movie 'The Stepfather'] but way ...

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FILTER Interviewed By INDUSTRY INSIDER (Video)

Industry Insider conducted an interview with Richard Patrick and Jonathan Radtke of the modern rock band FILTER during this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat in three parts below. FILTER's "Surprise" video features singer Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke as well as Patrick's daughter Sloan and was directed by ...

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Til Death Do Us Part - BLACKLIST UNION

They say the best form of expression stems from experience, which is never truer in the writing and recording arts. Former L.A. GUNS singer Tony West has a few things to say on the third album under his BLACKLIST UNION project, "Til Death Do Us Part". So do a lot of singers, sure, but West ...

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FILTER Interviewed By Australia's THE AU REVIEW (Video)

The AU Review conducted an interview with Richard Patrick and Jonathan Radtke of the modern rock band FILTER on Sunday, February 23 at the Sydney stop of this year's Soundwave festival in Australia. You can now watch the chat in two parts below. FILTER's "Surprise" video features singer Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke as ...

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FILTER: 'Surprise' Video Premiere

"Surprise", the new video from the modern rock band FILTER, can be seen below. The clip features singer Richard Patrick and guitarist Jonny Radtke as well as Patrick's daughter Sloan and was directed by Gus Black (ATLAS GENIUS, DEFTONES). "This video is the best FILTER video so far," said Richard Patrick. "I had an idea ...

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Video: Reunited SNOT Plays First Show In Five Years

Reunited legendary Santa Barbara metal/punk rock hybrid SNOT — featuring vocalist Tommy "Vext" Cummings (ex-DIVINE HERESY) — played its first show in five years this past Tuesday, February 11 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Proceeds from the event were going to SFG12, which offers uniquely curtailed financial and spiritual assistance ...

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MOTÖRHEAD, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, STAIND, TWISTED SISTER, Others Confirmed For ROCKLAHOMA

Rocklahoma — America's biggest Memorial Day Weekend party — will rock the Midwest with an all-star lineup featuring KID ROCK, FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH, STAIND, TWISTED SISTER, DEFTONES, MOTÖRHEAD, and many more from May 23 to May 25 at "Catch the Fever" Festival Grounds in Pryor, Oklahoma. The three-day camping festival, featuring the top current ...

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