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ALICE COOPER Documentary 'Live From The Astroturf' Capturing Original Band's 2015 Reunion To Premiere At PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

According to Rolling Stone, the documentary/concert film "Alice Cooper: Live From The Astroturf" will premiere this April at the Phoenix Film Festival before the film embarks on the film festival circuit. In October 2015, Alice Cooper reunited with the surviving members of the original lineup of his band to with bassist Dennis Dunaway, ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer HERMAN RAREBELL Talks 'Drum Legends' Event With GINGER BAKER, PETE YORK

There have been various renowned drummers over the years but few more evocative, charismatic and diverse in style than these three absolute legends — Ginger Baker, Pete York and Herman Rarebell. Tub thumpers extraordinaire, each doing different (and seemingly impossible) things with every limb, these are the men who have forged rhythms with the best ...

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LIVING COLOUR's COREY GLOVER Collaborates With STEPHEN DEACUTIS On 'Torn From The Pages' Album

STEVIE D FEAT. COREY GLOVER, a musical partnership between producer and multi-instrumentalist Stephen DeAcutis a.k.a. Stevie D and legendary singer Corey Glover (LIVING COLOUR), will release its first album, "Torn From The Pages", in May worldwide through Mighty Music. First single of the record is "Final Resting Place", expected to drop on March 19 with ...

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See SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN In O.R.K.'s 'Black Blooms' Video

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is featured in the music video for the song "Black Blooms" from O.R.K., featuring Italy's celebrated vocalist, producer and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), KING CRIMSON's Pat Mastelotto (drums), PORCUPINE TREE's Colin Edwin (bass), MARTA SUI TUBI's Carmelo Pipitone (guitar). The track ...

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NETFLIX Nearing Deal For U.S. Rights To JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

According to Variety, Netflix is nearing deal for U.S. rights and some international territories for the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", in which METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut. The deal cost about $8 million. "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile" follows the relationship between notorious serial killer ...

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LYNYRD SKYNYRD Adds More U.S. Dates To Farewell Tour

Last year, Southern rock icons LYNYRD SKYNYRD announced that, after a career that has spanned more than 40 years and includes a catalog of more than 60 albums with more than 30 million units sold, they would embark on their "Last Of The Street Survivors Farewell Tour". Produced by Live Nation, the career-concluding farewell tour ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Announces Summer 2019 European Tour

QUEENSRŸCHE will play some of the most renowned European festivals, along with a few club shows, in support of the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1. Special guests on the trek will be FIREWIND, with MIRRORPLAIN joining them on select shows. "We are very excited that we will be ...

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Covered In Blood - ARCH ENEMY

Let's get the disclaimer out of the way now: cover albums are never essential. They can be fun diversions to tide fans over until the release of a proper record, and a good insight into the musical tastes of the bands delivering the record. Anyone visiting this site would not be shocked that their favorite ...

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ALTER BRIDGE To Enter Studio Next Month

ALTER BRIDGE will enter the studio next month to begin recording the follow-up to 2016's "The Last Hero" album. Guitarist Mark Tremonti, who has spent much of the last year touring with his band TREMONTI, confirmed ALTER BRIDGE's plans for a new LP during an interview with Rockwell Anderson of The Edge aboard this year's ...

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GUS G. Releases Music Video For 'Don't Tread On Me'

"Don't Tread On Me", the new video from Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, can be seen below. The song is taken from Gus's latest solo album, "Fearless", which was released in April 2018 ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET: 'There's Nothing Like Being In The Studio With GEOFF TATE'

Rustyn Rose of Metalholic recently conducted an interview with AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet about the band's forthcoming "Moonglow" studio album. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he maintains such a high level of creativity for AVANTASIA: Tobias: "I think the foundation of everything is ...

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MASTERPLAN's ROLAND GRAPOW Says Young Musicians Are 'A Bit More Lazy': 'Everybody's Used To Playing To The Computer'

Brazil's Rock Mania recently conducted an interview with guitarist Roland Grapow of melodic metallers MASTERPLAN. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "PumpKings", MASTERPLAN's 2017 album that saw the band re-record the songs Grapow wrote while he was a member of HELLOWEEN: Roland: "I ...

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