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DREAM THEATER: 'Inside The Astonishing' Episode 2

In an ongoing video series, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess discuss the recurring musical themes on the band's latest album, "The Astonishing", and how they are developed compositionally to enhance the dramatic tone of the story. Check out the second episode below. "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. ...

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EXTREME's 'Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown' Blu-Ray, DVD, CD Pushed Back To October

The release date of EXTREME's "Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown" DVD has been pushed back to October 14 from the previously announced September 23. Last year marked the 25th anniversary of EXTREME's classic multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated "Pornograffitti", the definitive album of the band's career. To mark the anniversary, "Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown" will be released ...

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METALLICA, SLIPKNOT, AEROSMITH, MÖTLEY CRÜE Drummers Featured In 'From The Riser' Book

David Phillips has launched his latest book, "From The Riser: A Drummer's Perspective II", a follow-up to the critically acclaimed "A Drummer's Perspective". The beautifully designed "From The Riser" is a photographic celebration of many of today's greatest drummers and percussionists. It unashamedly captures the energy, emotion and elegance of the world's best, playing with ...

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Original Y&T Drummer LEONARD HAZE Dead At 61

Leonard Haze, original drummer for legendary Bay Area rock band Y&T, passed away Sunday evening, September 11 at his home in Hayward, California. He was 61 years old. Haze had been battling chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) for several years, making breathing difficult. Even so, he had fought to keep playing drums, performing regularly with ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Inside The Astonishing' Episode 1

In an ongoing video series, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess discuss the recurring musical themes on the band's latest album, "The Astonishing", and how they are developed compositionally to enhance the dramatic tone of the story. Check out the first episode below. "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'The Astonishing' Live Show Was 'Three Years In The Making'

Brazil's "Madhouse" recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "The Astonishing" world tour: Petrucci: "This is about three years in the making — beginning with creating the story that I wrote, and ...

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DREAM THEATER Announces Fall 2016 North American Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced details of a fall North American headline tour. The trek, which gets underway October 5 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Event Center, will see the pioneering group performing their widely acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing" in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. ...

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AIRBOURNE: Lyric Video For 'Breakin' Outta Hell' Title Track

The official lyric video for "Breakin' Outta Hell", the title track of the fourth studio album from Australian hard rockers AIRBOURNE, can be seen below. The CD will be released on September 16 via Spinefarm. The "Breakin' Outta Hell" lyric video — created by Richard Oakes from Dark Fable Media — may have implications for ...

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STEVEN TYLER To Perform On 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon'

Rock icon-turned-country artist Steven Tyler will perform on the August 4 episode of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon". The AEROSMITH frontman's debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", recently entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1 with first-week sales of 17,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music. On the all-genre, consumption-based ...

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STEVEN TYLER's 'We're All Somebody From Somewhere' Tops BILLBOARD's Country Albums Chart

According to Billboard.com, AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's debut solo album, "We're All Somebody From Somewhere", has entered Billboard's Top Country Albums chart at No. 1 with first-week sales of 17,000 copies, according to Nielsen Music. On the all-genre, consumption-based Billboard 200, it starts at No. 19, with 18,000 equivalent album units. "We're All ...

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EXTREME Celebrates 25th Anniversary Of 'Pornograffiti' With 'Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown' Blu-Ray, DVD, CD

Last year marked the 25th anniversary of EXTREME's classic multi-platinum, Grammy-nominated "Pornograffitti", the definitive album of the band's career. To mark the anniversary, "Pornograffitti Live 25: Metal Meltdown" will be released this fall by the production company Rock Fuel Media in association with Loud & Proud Records as part of their four-part "Metal Meltdown" DVD ...

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LEE AARON: 'Bad Boyfriend' Video Released

"Bad Boyfriend", the new video from the Canadian rock artist Lee Aaron, can be seen below. The song is the title track of Aaron's new album, which was released on March 25. Aaron stated about the track: "I had this campy little song kicking around for a couple of years. We had included it in ...

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Video: JOE PERRY Rejoins HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES On The Road

Joe Perry rejoined the HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' tour Friday night (July 22) at Rohnert Park, California's Weill Hall at Sonoma State University. It was his first appearance with the band since July 10, when he became ill at a HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES performance at the Ford Amphitheater in New York's Coney Island. HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES' 90-minute set in ...

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