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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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SMASHING PUMPKINS Reunion All But Confirmed By New Photo Shoot

According to The Pulse Of Radio, the SMASHING PUMPKINS did a new photo shoot in Los Angeles on Saturday (February 3), all but confirming that a new, mostly original lineup of the band is returning this year. Participants in the photo shoot included frontman Billy Corgan, original guitarist James Iha, founding drummer Jimmy Chamberlin and ...

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ALICE COOPER Involved In Car Accident

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper was involved in a car accident on Thursday (February 1), but fortunately suffered no injuries. Cooper tweeted: "Had a car accident this afternoon in Phoenix, but luckily everyone walked away UNHURT. Very thankful for that and also to @Dodge for building such a sturdy Challenger!!" The Dodge Challenger is the name ...

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BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION Releases 'Love Remains' Studio Video

BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION's studio video for "Love Remains" 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, ...

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RIOT V To Release 'Armor Of Light' Album In April

RIOT V, the band featuring members of legendary metal pioneers RIOT, will release its new album, "Armor Of Light", on April 27 via Nuclear Blast. The disc was produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (METAL CHURCH, FLOTSAM & JETSAM, SLIPKNOT, KORN), while the cover artwork was created by Mariusz Gandzel (CRYSTAL VIPER). The new songs ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says 'It's Sad To See' RUSH Come To An End

Mike Portnoy says that it's "sad to see" RUSH come to an end but he believes that the legendary Canadian rock band deserves respect for "going out on top." RUSH guitarist Alex Lifeson recently said that his band has no plans to tour or record again in the future. His comments came two years after ...

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SLAYER Announces North American Tour Dates With LAMB OF GOD, ANTHRAX, BEHEMOTH, TESTAMENT: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale

After making some of the most brutal, breathtakingly aggressive, all-hell's-a-breaking-loose music ever created, being one of the four bands that defined an entire musical genre and being the band that other heavy acts are measured against and aspire to... after nearly 37 years, releasing 12 studio albums, multiple live recordings, compilations, live video and two ...

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Three Original SMASHING PUMPKINS Members Photographed In Studio

According to The Pulse Of Radio, three original SMASHING PUMPKINS members were photographed together in the studio on Tuesday (January 16). Founder and frontman Billy Corgan and drummer Jimmy Chamberlin were joined at a Los Angeles recording studio by original guitarist James Iha, prompting Corgan to write on Instagram: "@smashingpumpkins: Not sure what cross-eyed spy ...

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NIRVANA, AEROSMITH, QUEEN, JIMI HENDRIX Among 2018 'Grammy Hall Of Fame' Inductees

Continuing its ongoing commitment to preserving and celebrating timeless recordings, the Recording Academy has announced the newest inductions to its distinctive Grammy Hall Of Fame. The latest additions recognize a diverse range of both singles and album recordings at least 25 years old that exhibit qualitative or historical significance. Each year recordings are reviewed by ...

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