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GLENN HUGHES And CHAD SMITH Perform With JOE SATRIANI, PHIL COLLEN, JOHN PETRUCCI At 'G3' Concert In Los Angeles (Video)

Glenn Hughes (DEEP PURPLE, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and Chad Smith (RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS) appeared as guests at this past Friday's (Janaury 19) "G3" concert at the Orpheum in Los Angeles, California. The "G3" tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci. Hughes and Smith joined the three ...

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DEF LEPPARD Drummer On Working With 'Wounded Warrior Project': 'They Speak The Same Language As Me'

Jim Kerr of the New York City classic rock radio station Q104.3 recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On working with the non-profit Wounded Warrior Project, which aids veterans and active duty service members: Rick: "It's ...

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How Did NEAL SCHON Resolve His Public Feud With JONATHAN CAIN? 'We Just Don't Talk,' The JOURNEY Guitarist Says

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has commented on his war of words with Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and the keyboardist feuded publicly on social media last summer after Cain, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. Cain is married to ...

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TESLA's New PHIL COLLEN-Produced Album Tentatively Due In June

TESLA's long-awaited follow-up to 2014's "Simplicity" album will tentatively arrive in June. The new disc was helmed by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who co-wrote and produced the TESLA song "Save That Goodness", which was released in August 2016 and included on the "Mechanical Resonance Live!" album. When asked in a brand new interview with ...

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PANTERA Bassist REX BROWN: 'My Inspiration Was ZZ TOP, Always Was And Always Will Be'

When most rock fans think of hard-rocking bass player Rex Brown, they undoubtedly think first of his more than 20 years with groove/thrash metal pioneers PANTERA. Multiple Grammy nominations and platinum-selling records will do that. Post-PANTERA, however, Brown has kept the music flowing, going on to play for DOWN, co-founding KILL DEVIL HILL, and performing ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER: How KIRK HAMMETT Ended Up Guesting On 'Resurrection' Album

"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along ...

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NEAL SCHON Joins JOE SATRIANI, PHIL COLLEN, JOHN PETRUCCI For 'Superstition' Cover In Oakland (Video)

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon appeared as a guest at this past Sunday's "G3" concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California. The "G3" tour features Joe Satriani, DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen and DREAM THEATER axeman John Petrucci. The four musicians were joined by singer extraordinaire Debbi Blackwell-Cook (DELTA DEEP) for an electric rendition of ...

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JOE SATRIANI Says 'G3' Tour Was Created Because 'Success Had Isolated' Him From Everybody

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani says his long-running "G3" tour was created because success had isolated him from his fellow musicians. The tour, which launched in 1996 with Satriani along with Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, has since showcased some of rock's best guitarists, including John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul ...

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DEF LEPPARD's Tour With JOURNEY To Be Announced This Week?

**UPDATE**: In an interview with the Rock Titan web site conducted this past week, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen shot down speculation about a 2018 tour with JOURNEY, saying (see video below): "I don't think that tour is gonna happen. It's something that's been talked about, but I'm not sure anything has ever really been ...

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DEF LEPPARD's Catalog May Finally Come To SPOTIFY

Rick Allen has hinted that DEF LEPPARD is close to coming to terms with the Universal Music Group over digital rights for some of the band's best-known material. In 2012, DEF LEPPARD began re-recording its biggest hits, including 1983's "Rock Of Ages" and 1987's "Pour Some Sugar On Me", as a way to offer its ...

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POISON's RIKKI ROCKETT Shares Video Footage From Recent Recording Session With CINDERELLA's FRED COURY

POISON drummer Rikki Rockett has uploaded the first episode of his video blog, featuring footage from a recent recording session produced by CINDERELLA drummer Fred Coury. You can watch it below. POISON's reunited original lineup — Rockett, Bret Michaels, Bobby Dall and C.C. DeVille — completed a North American tour with DEF LEPPARD last summer. ...

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DELTA DEEP Feat. DEF LEPPARD, STONE TEMPLE PILOTS Members: 'Black Coffee' Performance Video

DELTA DEEP, the critically acclaimed blues-based band featuring Phil Collen (lead guitarist of DEF LEPPARD) and Robert DeLeo (bassist for STONE TEMPLE PILOTS), in addition to Debbi Blackwell-Cook (back-up vocalist for such artists as Michael Bublé and Gregory Hines) and Forrest Robinson (drummer for India.Arie, Joe Sample & THE CRUSADERS, TLC), will release a concert ...

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Asking Alexandria - ASKING ALEXANDRIA

The UK has infiltrated American agro rock with the likes of BRING ME THE HORIZON, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE, MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE and, of course, ASKING ALEXANDRIA. You can read broad itching from the British press ripping on the Americanized syndrome of their metalcore-plying countrymen and they have a point. It's getting dangerously generic as ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT On AC/DC's Handling Of BRIAN JOHNSON's Hearing Loss: 'I Wouldn't Have Done It Like That'

DEF LEPPARD's Joe Elliott says that Axl Rose "did a pretty good job" fronting AC/DC but he believes that the legendary Australian hard rock outfit could have handled Brian Johnson's apparent exit from the group differently. AC/DC postponed the last ten dates of its North American tour last year after doctors told Johnson he faced ...

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TESLA: 2017 Recap Video

California rockers TESLA have uploaded a 2017 recap video. The six-and-a-half-minute clip, which was shot by Oliver Halfin and edited by Rob Neilson, can be seen below. TESLA is continuing to work on a new studio album, tentatively due in 2018. The disc is being produced by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, who encouraged the ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Writing Music On Tour: It's About Capturing 'Little Moments Of Inspiration'

On November 28, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci visited the Raleigh Music Academy for an interview with Paul Warren about songwriting, musicality and more. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about finding inspiration on the road and trying to write music while on tour, Petrucci said: "There's a couple of different things. As ...

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GRAVEYARD Begins Recording Comeback Album

Swedish rockers GRAVEYARD have entered Park Studios in Stockholm to record their as-yet-untitled new album for a late spring/early summer release. The disc is being produced by Chips Kiesbye (THE HELLACOPTERS, MICHAEL MONROE, THE NOMADS) and engineered by Stefan Boman (BURT BACHARACH, ALICE COOPER, DEF LEPPARD, KENT). Commented the band: "It's great to be back ...

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