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MARTY FRIEDMAN Admits He Was Asked To Rejoin MEGADETH, Says It Would Have Been 'A Huge Step Backwards'

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has admitted that was offered a position in the band following the departure of guitarist Chris Broderick, but says that he would be taking "a huge step backwards" by returning to the Dave Mustaine-led group. During a brand new interview with Argentina's Vorterix radio station, Friedman was asked to comment ...

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TONY MACALPINE To Release 'Concrete Gardens' Album Next Month

In his 29-year career, Tony MacAlpine has redefined instrumental hard rock, jazz-fusion and heavy metal for a generation of progressive-minded music fanatics. Whether it's been as a solo artist, or with the progressive supergroup PSMS (with Mike Portnoy, Billy Sheehan and Derek Sherinian); the mind-bending metal fusion band PLANET X (with Derek Sherinian and Virgil ...

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JIMMY PAGE Plans On Surprising Fans With New Project

According to The Pulse Of Radio, Jimmy Page met with the press for a question-and-answer session yesterday (February 3) at London's famed Olympic Studios, as he unveiled the tracks to the new LED ZEPPELIN reissue of 1975's "Physical Graffiti", coming on February 24. During the presentation he shed some light on his upcoming unnamed solo ...

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PERIPHERY: Entire 'Juggernaut: Omega' Album Available For Streaming

Washington D.C.-based progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27 via Sumerian (one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records). The entire "Juggernaut: Omega" album can now be streamed below. "Given the nature and complexity of the 'Juggernaut' story, we've actually done something different ...

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PERIPHERY: Entire 'Juggernaut: Alpha' Album Available For Streaming

Washington D.C.-based progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27 via Sumerian (one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records). The entire "Juggernaut: Alpha" album can now be streamed below. "Given the nature and complexity of the 'Juggernaut' story, we've actually done something different ...

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PERIPHERY: New Song 'The Scourge' Available For Streaming

Washington D.C.-based progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian (one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records). The song "The Scourge", taken from "Juggernaut: Alpha", can be streamed below. "Given the nature and complexity of the 'Juggernaut' story, we've actually ...

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PERIPHERY: 'Juggernaut: Alpha', 'Juggernaut: Omega' Artwork, Track Listing Revealed

Washington D.C.-based progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian (one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records). "Given the nature and complexity of the 'Juggernaut' story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release," explains PERIPHERY ...

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PERIPHERY To Release 'Juggernaut: Alpha' And 'Juggernaut: Omega' Albums In January

Washington D.C.-based progressive metal outfit PERIPHERY will release dual albums, "Juggernaut: Alpha" and "Juggernaut: Omega", in North America on January 27, 2015 via Sumerian (one day earlier internationally through Century Media Records). "Given the nature and complexity of the 'Juggernaut' story, we've actually done something different and exciting in regards to the release," explains PERIPHERY ...

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STEVEN TYLER To Perform On ABC's 'CMA Country Christmas'

Celebrate the holidays with some of the biggest names in music performing holiday classics on "CMA Country Christmas", a two-hour special hosted for the fifth year by Jennifer Nettles airing Monday, December 1 (8:00-10:00 p.m. ET) on the ABC television network. The special, which tapes in front of a live audience Friday, November 7 (7:00 ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Hyper Doom' Video Released

"Hyper Doom", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song is taken from Marty's new solo album, "Inferno", which sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Teaser For 'Hyper Doom' Video

A teaser for "Hyper Doom", the new video from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be seen below. The song is taken from Marty's new solo album, "Inferno", which sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: 'Inferno' First-Week Sales Revealed

"Inferno", the new solo album from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, sold around 2,100 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 186 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD was released on May 26 via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, where the album was made available ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Fan-Filmed Footage Of Hasselt Concert

Fan-Filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman's May 17 concert at Muziekodroom in Hasselt, Belgium can be seen below. Friedman's new solo album, "Inferno", was released on May 27 via Prosthetic Records. The CD — which was recorded primarily in Los Angeles with engineer Chris Rakestraw (DANZIG, CHILDREN OF BODOM) and mixed by ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN, GUS G., HERMAN LI Perform BLACK SABBATH's 'Symptom Of The Universe' In London (Video)

"Guitar Universe 2014" tourmates Marty Friedman (MEGADETH) and Gus G. (OZZY OSBOURNE, FIREWIND) were joined by Herman Li (DRAGONFORCE) on stage this past Wednesday (May 21) at O2 Academy Islington, London, England to play a cover version of the BLACK SABBATH classic "Symptom Of The Universe". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be seen ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Undertow' Performance From NAMM

Professionally filmed video footage of former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman performing the song "Undertow" from his forthcoming solo album, "Inferno", at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which took place January 23-26 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be seen below. "Inferno", will be released in late May via ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND's CASUALTIES OF COOL: 'Moon' Song Available For Streaming

The song "Moon" from the CASUALTIES OF COOL project from Canadian multi-instrumentalist, singer, songwriter and producer Devin Townsend can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track features a guest appearance by Jørgen Munkeby of Norway's SHINING. Devin recently launched a three-month-long crowdfunding campaign on PledgeMusic for CASUALTIES OF COOL since the project's debut ...

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KYNG: 'Electric Halo' Video Released

"Electric Halo", the new Dylan Marko Bell-directed video from from the Southern California rock trio KYNG, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's new album, "Burn The Serum", which was released on April 15 through Razor & Tie. The CD was produced by Andrew Alekel (FOO FIGHTERS, NO DOUBT, QUEENS OF ...

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Sweden's SHINING Signs With SEASON OF MIST

Season Of Mist has announced the signing of Swedish extreme metal lunatics SHINING. The band's next studio album will ariive in early 2015. SHINING is made of mastermind Niklas Kvarforth (vocals, concept, guitars) and his "toolbox": Rainer Tuomikanto (drums), Christian Larsson (bass), Euge Valovirta (guitar) and Peter Huss (guitar). Kvarforth issued the following statement about ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN: New Solo Track 'Meat Hook' Available For Streaming

"Meat Hook", a brand new song from former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed in the YouTube clip below. The track, a collaboration with "blackjazz" rebel Jørgen Munkeby (SHINING) on vocals and saxophone, is taken from Friedman's new solo album, "Inferno", which will be released in late May via Prosthetic Records (except in Japan, ...

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