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THE WINERY DOGS Announce May 2019 U.S. Tour

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek will mark the group's first tour in nearly three ...

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DAVE MUSTAINE On Lyrical Inspiration For Next MEGADETH Album: 'I've Toned It Down A Little Bit With The Political Stuff'

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has confirmed to Canada's The Metal Voice that he is working on material for the follow-up to 2016's "Dystopia" album, tentatively due next year. Asked about the musical direction of the music he has written so far, he said (hear audio below): "Well, I don't know how to answer that, because ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: 'It's Great That The Young People Are Wearing Our Shirts And Listening To Our Songs'

Sofa King Cool recently conducted an interview with MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "intimacy" of his current "Basstory" tour: David: "That seems to be the comment we get — it's such a different concept, it's such a different thing. In ...

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THE WINERY DOGS To Embark On North American Tour In May

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek — dates for which have not yet been announced ...

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METALLICA To Release 'Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic' In February

METALLICA, the All Within My Hands Foundation and its contributors commemorate Giving Tuesday with the launching of the pre-order for the limited-edition vinyl release of "Helping Hands… Live & Acoustic At The Masonic". The double album, mixed by Greg Fidelman and newly mastered for vinyl by Reuben Cohen at Bernie Grundman Mastering, documents the inaugural ...

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JAY JAY FRENCH Says TWISTED SISTER Had A Strict No-Drugs-And-Alcohol Policy: 'We Fired Anybody Who Did It'

Heavy Metal And Booze conducted an interview with TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French at this year's "Days Of The Dead" convention, which was held November 16 in Chicago, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how TWISTED SISTER adopted their look in the 1970s: French: ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Play Bass With A Pick

At the first stop of the European leg of his "Basstory" tour at Rough Trade in Bristol, England on October 15, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson explained why he started playing with a pick/plectrum instead of his fingers. He said (see video below): "Your signature sound comes from the hand you sign your signature with, which ...

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ELECTRIC BOYS: 'You Spark My Heart' Video Released

"You Spark My Heart", the new video from Swedish rockers ELECTRIC BOYS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Ghost Ward Diaries", which will be released on November 23 via Mighty Music. Vocalist/guitarist Conny Bloom comments on the "The Ghost Ward Diaries" songwriting process: "We like guitar riffs, ...

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KILLCODE Releases 'Put It Off' Video

American hard rockers KILLCODE have released "Put It Off", the second in a trilogy of videos from their latest effort, "The Answer". Director David Swajeski started a creative relationship with KILLCODE when he heard the song "Breaking Away" and used it as a theme song in his film "Dressed". Since that time, David has collaborated ...

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Watch DAVID ELLEFSON And BUMBLEFOOT Perform MEGADETH, BLACK SABBATH, IRON MAIDEN Classics In New Hampshire

Fan-filmed video footage of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson and former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal performing cover versions of classics songs by MEGADETH, IRON MAIDEN and BLACK SABBATH on November 16 at Jewel in Manchester, New Hampshire can be seen below. The Manchester gig was part of Ellefson's "Basstory" tour, which combines solo ...

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Former KORN Drummer DAVID SILVERIA Launches New Band BIAS

Former KORN drummer David Silveria has launched a new band called BIAS. He is joined in the Orange County, California-based group by bassist Chris Dorame, guitarists Joe Taback and Mike Martin and singer Rich Nguyen. Silveria, Dorame and Taback previously played together in CORE 10, which "imploded" earlier this year after releasing a couple of ...

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Listen To New KING 810 Song 'Braveheart'

"Braveheart", a brand new song from KING 810, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming third album, "Suicide King", which will be independently released on January 25, 2019. The effort is available for pre-order here via exclusive merch bundles that include limited-edition black smoke vinyl — all sold ...

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MYLES KENNEDY On Juggling Three Successful Projects: 'I Don't Take Any Of This For Granted'

Vocalist Myles Kennedy (ALTER BRIDGE, SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY & THE CONSPIRATORS) recently spoke with the "Nothing Shocking" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts at the 15:32 mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his goals as a performer: Myles: "It's nice to know that people enjoy what ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Video Of 'All Within My Hands' Performance From Rare Acoustic Show For Charity

METALLICA played a rare acoustic show on November 3 at the Masonic in San Francisco. The evening, dubbed the "All Within My Hands Foundation Helping Hands Concert And Auction", celebrated the first full year of METALLICA's All Within My Hands non-profit foundation, which was launched in 2017 to help creating sustainable communities by tackling the ...

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