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Watch ALICE COOPER Perform In Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Quality fan-filmed video footage of Alice Cooper's March 10 performance at at The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania can be seen below. Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice ...

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ALICE COOPER Announces Summer 2018 North American Tour

Rock icon Alice Cooper, who released his 27th album, "Paranormal", last July via earMUSIC, has announced his summer 2018 tour plans. Following on his current "A Paranormal Evening With Alice Cooper" March run, the tireless legend will embark on another North American trek. The summer tour kicks off on August 3 at the Wisconsin State ...

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Video Premiere: A PERFECT CIRCLE's 'Disillusioned'

A PERFECT CIRCLE's Alex Howard-directed video for the song "Disillusioned" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "Eat The Elephant", which will be released on April 20 via BMG. The disc arrives following years of anticipation and speculation, which reached a fever pitch as the outfit helmed by Maynard ...

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MC5's WAYNE KRAMER To be Joined By KIM THAYIL, DOUG PINNICK For 'Kick Out The Jams' 50th-Anniversary Tour

Wayne Kramer, the founding guitarist and leader of Detroit's proto-punk/hard rock band the MC5, will celebrate the landmark anniversary of its incendiary debut album "Kick Out The Jams" with the 35-plus-date "Kick Out The Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour" and a memoir "The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, The MC5, And My Life Of Impossibilities" (Da ...

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MATT SORUM Plans To Record Album With KINGS OF CHAOS

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) says that he wants to make an album with his all-star band KINGS OF CHAOS. Originally formed in 2012 as ROCK 'N' ROLL ALL STARS, KINGS OF CHAOS features a core lineup of members as well as a rotating cast of guest musicians, including well-known ...

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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM Says His Forthcoming Autobiography Will Be 'The Juiciest Of The Juiciest Of The GN'R Books'

Drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, THE CULT, VELVET REVOLVER) recently guested on the "2 Hours With Matt Pinfield" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed using the widget below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans to write an autobiography: Matt: "I'm writing [it] right now. When you write a ...

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Is SMASHING PUMPKINS Tour Selling As Well As Expected?

According to The Pulse Of Radio, tickets for the upcoming SMASHING PUMPKINS tour featuring three-quarters of the original lineup are not selling as well as expected. While tickets have moved briskly in top markets like Chicago, New York and Los Angeles, along with cities such as Duluth, Uncasville, Kansas City, and Austin, they're much slower ...

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DAVE NAVARRO And BILLY MORRISON Join Forces With Musician Friends And Special Guest Performers To Present 'Above Ground'

Dave Navarro (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Billy Morrison (BILLY IDOL) have joined forces with their musician friends and special guest performers to present "Above Ground" on Monday, April 16 at The Belasco Theater in downtown Los Angeles. This immersive evening of art and music — beginning at 8 p.m. — will celebrate the vinyl album as ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO: 'Alive' Music Video

SONS OF APOLLO — the new progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — has released the official music video for the song "Alive". ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: 'Metal Is Bigger And Better Than Ever'

Former DREAM THEATER and current SONS OF APOLLO and METAL ALLEGIANCE drummer Mike Portnoy was recently interviewed by Anne Erickson. You can now listen to the chat below. Asked for his opinion on the state of the current heavy metal scene, Portnoy said: "I think metal is bigger and better than ever. It went through ...

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GODSMACK Teases New Music

GODSMACK has released a short video teaser for its upcoming album, tentatively due out this spring. The band's follow-up to 2014's "1000hp" will arrive to coincide with the 20th anniversary of GODSMACK's debut LP. The group's seventh studio disc was produced by Erik Ron, who has previously worked with PANIC! AT THE DISCO and SAOSIN. ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER's 'Lines In The Sand'

SONS OF APOLLO, the "supergroup" featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE), made its live debut on February 3 as part of the Cruise To The ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Releases Official Music Video For 'The Cove'

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's video for "The Cove" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's fourth album, "BCCIV", which was released last September via Mascot Records. This is BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's first studio album since 2013's "Afterglow". BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION is the Anglo-American rock group comprising vocalist/bassist Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, TRAPEZE), ...

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GODSMACK Gets Help From SEBASTIAN BACH, BILLY RAY CYRUS For New Video

GODSMACK filmed a video for the band's new single on Thursday, February 7 at a Los Angeles-area studio. The clip, which is being directed by the band's longtime visual collaborator Troy Smith, features television host and personality Chris Jacobs ("Overhaulin'") playing a fireman and cameo appearances by former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach and country ...

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MR. BIG Drummer PAT TORPEY Dies At 64

Pat Torpey, drummer and founding member of MR. BIG, passed away Wednesday, February 7 at the age of 64 from complications of Parkinson's disease. His family, bandmates and management request privacy at this very difficult time. Services are pending. MR. BIG bassist Billy Sheehan said: "Pat Torpey has been my closest friend in music for ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn't read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a "good relationship" with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He ...

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