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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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MARCO MENDOZA: Lyric Video For 'Sweetest Emotions'

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in ...

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DANKO JONES Begins Recording New Album

According to multiple Instagram posts made by the band, Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES has entered The Farm Studios in Vancouver, British Columbia to record a new album with producer Garth "GGGarth" Richardson (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, TESTAMENT, THE MELVINS), presumably for release later this year. DANKO JONES's eighth studio album, "Wild Cat", came ...

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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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Former GUNS N' ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER To Perform Entire 'Appetite For Destruction' Album On Upcoming Tour

According to Alex Grossi, QUIET RIOT guitarist and agent for the BTE Inc. (Bigg Time Entertainment) booking agency, former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has revived his ADLER'S APPETITE band and is planning to embark on a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of GN'R's classic debut album, "Appetite For Destruction". He is expected to ...

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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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