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KING'S X Is Working On 'Amazing' Documentary: It 'Really Shows Who We Are And What We've Been Through'

Straus Project conducted an interview with KING's X frontman Doug "dUg" Pinnick prior to the band's December 7 concert at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the influence of Jimi Hendrix, whom Pinnick recently released a tribute album to: Doug: ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN Says THE WINERY DOGS 'Helped' His Solo Career

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) recently spoke with Ryan Witting of the "Rockin' You All Night" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his plans from now until late April, when THE WINERY DOGS will reunite for an American tour: Richie: ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Be Honored With 'Lifetime Achievement Award' From Recording Academy

BLACK SABBATH is among the artists who will receive a Recording Academy Lifetime Achievement Award next year. According to the Recording Academy, the Lifetime Achievement Award honors musicians who have "made outstanding contributions of artistic significance to the field of recording" over the decades. Also receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award next year are George Clinton ...

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SOTO Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

SOTO, the modern heavy metal / hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), has signed a new worldwide deal with InsideOut Music. Soto commented: "I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOut Music and their partners at Century Media Records and Sony ...

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Authorized Biography Of KING'S X Due In February

"King's X: The Oral History", the definitive companion to one of the most acclaimed hard rock acts in the business, will be published on February 19, 2019 via Jawbone Press. Countless accolades have been bestowed upon KING'S X over the years, and, since their formation in 1980, they have grown to become one of the ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist's 'Anesthetic' Solo Album To Feature Guest Appearances By LINKIN PARK, PAPA ROACH Members

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton will release a solo album titled "Anesthetic" on March 1, 2019 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. The disc's first single, "The Truth Is Dead", featuring guest vocals by LAMB OF GOD singer Randy Blythe and ARCH ENEMY frontwoman Alissa White-Gluz, can be streamed below. "Anesthetic" was made alongside ...

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Watch SMASHING PUMPKINS Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS were the musical guests on last night's (Tuesday, December 11) episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band performed several songs — "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)", "Knights Of Malta", "Solara", "Zero" and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings" — on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Silvery Sometimes (Ghosts)", "Knights Of Malta" ...

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DEADLAND RITUAL Feat. GEEZER BUTLER, MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS: 'Down In Flames' Video

"Down In Flames", the first video from DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), can be seen below. The song, which was produced by Greg Fidelman (METALLICA, SLIPKNOT) was released via ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Announce May 2019 U.S. Tour

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek will mark the group's first tour in nearly three ...

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THE SMASHING PUMPKINS To Perform On 'Jimmy Kimmel Live!'

THE SMASHING PUMPKINS will be the musical guests on the December 11 episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" The band will perform several songs on the show's outdoor stage in front of a standing-room-only crowd. "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" airs every weeknight at 11:35 p.m. and features a diverse lineup of guests that include celebrities, athletes, musical ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Joins Forces With MATT SORUM, STEVE STEVENS In DEADLAND RITUAL

Bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA) have joined forces in a new supergroup called DEADLAND RITUAL. DEADLAND RITUAL is scheduled to appear at the Hellfest festival in Clisson, France next summer. The group will perform on ...

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RAMMSTEIN Guitarist On His 'Very Personal' Side Project EMIGRATE: 'I'm Trying To Be As Open As Possible'

RAMMSTEIN guitarist Richard Kruspe recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about "A Million Degrees", the new album by his side project EMIGRATE. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "A Million Degrees": Richard: "One of the things that people tell me all the time when they ...

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METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS And GRETA VAN FLEET Among POLLSTAR AWARDS Nominees

METALLICA, DEF LEPPARD/JOURNEY, FOO FIGHTERS and GRETA VAN FLEET are among the nominees at the 30th annual Pollstar Awards honoring the top achievers in the live entertainment industry. The ceremony will conclude the 30th annual Pollstar Live! Conference, which runs February 11-13, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. The awards, presented by ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Shares First Post-Health Scare Photos

AEROSMITH's Joe Perry has shared photos from his family's Thanksgiving weekend. The pictures are the first of the guitarist to be released following his recent hospital visit. Joe wrote in the accompanying caption: "Had a great Thanksgiving weekend with Billie, Annie, Roman, Tony, Austin, Sarah, Amanda and cooked by Aaron." Only minutes after guesting with ...

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THE WINERY DOGS To Embark On North American Tour In May

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek — dates for which have not yet been announced ...

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WILLIAM SHATNER Unveils Music Video For 'Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer' Feat. ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS

William Shatner's first-ever holiday album, "Shatner Claus", is out now, featuring a truly eclectic roster of vanguards, icons and misfits that join him on this collection of reinterpreted classics. Today he's unveiled the first music video from it: a rocked-out rendition of "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer" featuring ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons on guitar. In ...

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AEROSMITH's JOE PERRY Cancels Fall Solo Tour

Joe Perry has canceled his previously announced fall headlining shows as he continues to take some time off following his recent hospital visit. The AEROSMITH guitarist will now take the rest of the year off and looks forward to seeing his fans again in 2019. Refunds are available at point of purchase. Perry's solo dates ...

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TESTAMENT Singer Understands Why Certain Bands Use Off-Stage Backing Musicians And Pre-Recorded Tapes During Live Performances

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy says that he understands why certain rock and metal artists rely on off-stage backing musicians or use pre-recorded tracks during their live performances. In recent years, more and more bands have been given a pass for using backing tracks, drum triggers and other assorted technology that makes concerts more synthetic but ...

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