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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Interviewed In Budapest

Hungary's Korg web site conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess when the band performed in Budapest on July 1, 2009. Watch the chat in three parts below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for a new ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the six-minute chat below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's Moscow Clinic; Video Available

DREAM THEATER keyboarist Jordan Rudess held a clinic on Tuesday, June in Moscow, Russia — one day before the band's headlining concert in the city. Watch video footage of Jordan's appearance below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for ...

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MIND KEY To Release 'Pulse For A Graveheart' In July

Frontiers Records has set a July 3 European release date (August 11 in the U.S.) for the second album from the Italian progressive metal band MIND KEY, entitled "Pulse for a Graveheart". MIND KEY debuted in 2004 with "Journey Of A Rough Diamond", an album that showed the excellent potential of the Neapolitan combo. With ...

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WHITESNAKE/WINGER Guitarist REB BEACH Featured In New 'The Right to Rock' Podcast

TheRightToRock.com has issued its latest podcast (episode #79), featuring guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER). The interview lasts approximately 40 minutes and is available for download at this location. WHITESNAKE will team up with British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST for a number of North American shows this summer. WHITESNAKE and JUDAS PRIEST last ...

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Ex-MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER Members Film 'Northern Lights Orchestra' DVD; Video Available

Bassist David Ellefson (F5, ex-MEGADETH) performed with Northern Lights Orchestra in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday (Friday, April 17) at the Orpheum Theatre. The show was filmed for an upcoming DVD, entitled "The Spirit Of Christmas". Ellefson also played bass on the Northern Lights Orchestra album, which will be released in the fall on VSR/EMI. The production ...

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FRONTIERS RECORDS Opens U.S. Office And Secures New Distribution Deal

Frontiers Records, Europe's premier label for melodic, progressive, and hard rock, has secured an exclusive North American distribution deal with Super D Independent Distribution (SDID). The first four releases — JEFF SCOTT SOTO (JSS), JIMI JAMISON, WETTON/DOWNES' ICON, and WHITE LION — will arrive on April 7, followed by several additional titles each month. "Frontiers ...

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KIP WINGER Honored by United States Government And Military

Multi-platinum recording artist, producer and songwriter Kip Winger was recently presented with an honorary plaque and a historic United States of America flag by The Government of the United States. Winger was recognized for his musical composition "Blue Suede Shoes" honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces and their families. In ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK Clarifies MEGAROCK Involvement

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM) has issued the following update: "It has reached me that I have been announced as a member of a new all-star heavy metal cover band called MEGAROCK [along with vocalist Walter Figueroa (ATTACKER, SEVERED HAND), guitarist Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY), bassist Mike LePond ...

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MEGAROCK All-Star Heavy Metal Cover Band To Perform At 'Long Live Rock' Benefit

MEGAROCK — a brand new heavy metal cover band featuring vocalist Walter Figueroa (ATTACKER, SEVERED HAND), guitarists Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X), and drummer Taz Marazz (SEVEN WITCHES) — will perform this Saturday night (January 31) at Dexter's Entertainment ...

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JOETOWN Issues NAMM Recap And Campaign Update

With accolades still pouring in from his hard-hitting studio album from last year, "Pills and Ammo", one-man metal machine JOETOWN continues to spread the word, as he recently spent a memorable day at the NAMM convention. Highlights of his visit would be when JOETOWN jammed onstage for the Behringer 20th-anniversary party, along with such rock ...

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Former KISS, AC/DC Members Jam At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of an all-star Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp band featuring former members of KISS, AC/DC and WINGER performing THE ROLLING STONES classic "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be viewed ...

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BRUCE KULICK Issues NAMM Recap

Former KISS and current GRAND FUNK RAILROAD guitarist Bruce Kulick has posted the following message on his official web site: "So last week was the big NAMM show in Anaheim, California, and, of course, anywhere with that much gear and musicians is a good place for me to be. I was asked by ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess taking part in a Roland product demo at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) on January 16, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be viewed below. Jordan Rudess' latest solo CD, "The Road Home", was released in 2007. Having been influenced ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules NAMM Appearances

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has scheduled the following appearances at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California: Friday, January 16: * Roland Product Demo – 3:00 p.m. (Roland Performance Theater at Anaheim Convention Center) Saturday, January 17: * Korg Product ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, AC/DC, LED ZEPPELIN, BLACK SABBATH Classics Among 'Greatest Hard Rock Songs'

This past week, VH1 paid tribute to the ultimate rock gods by counting down the "100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs". The five-part compilation, hosted by POISON singer Bret Michaels, featured the most awesome guitar-driven, head-banging jams in rock history — from AC/DC to LED ZEPPELIN and everything in between. VH1 took viewers behind-the-scenes of the ...

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KIP WINGER Says LARS ULRICH Is 'Not Really That Talented'

WINGER frontman Kip Winger was recently interviewed by rock and roll comic C.C. Banana. A few excerpts from the chat follow below. C.C. Banana: In 2005 you were a featured artist on the VH1 Metal Mania Stripped Across America Tour, along with DON DOKKEN, STEPHEN PEARCY and FIREHOUSE. Jani Lane was also on the bill, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, KISS, MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER Members Featured On NORTHERN LIGHT ORCHESTRA CD

NORTHERN LIGHT ORCHESTRA highlights majestic, orchestrated rock music featuring soaring vocals, incredible guitar solos worthy of true "guitar hero" status, and pounding rhythms sure to impress and invigorate the baby boomer generation that grew up on what is today classic rock! Combined with the talents of executive producer and longtime record mogul Russ Regan, (responsible ...

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