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RICHIE KOTZEN: Why I Needed To Take A Break From THE WINERY DOGS

In a brand new interview with Sofa King Cool, guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen was once again asked about the status of THE WINERY DOGS, his power trio with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB) and legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH). "We did the first record [2013's self-titled album]; ...

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GLENN TIPTON Rejoins JUDAS PRIEST At Kent, Washington Concert (Video)

Guitarist Glenn Tipton rejoined his JUDAS PRIEST bandmates on stage Sunday night (April 15) at ShoWare Center in Kent, Washington to perform the concert's three-song encore: "Metal Gods", "Breaking The Law" and "Living After Midnight". Fan-filmed video footage of his appearance can be seen below. Tipton — who revealed in February that he has Parkinson's ...

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VINNIE VINCENT Joins GENE SIMMONS At Nashville 'Vault Experience' Event (Video)

Former KISS guitarist Vinnie Vincent joined his former bandmate Gene Simmons earlier today (Saturday, April 14) at the KISS bassist/vocalist's "Vault Experience" event in Nashville, Tennessee. Video footage of Vincent's appearance can be seen below (courtesy of a Facebook Live video from Rosie Luck). When the event was first confirmed in early March, Vincent stated ...

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CHEAP TRICK Singer Confirms New Album Is On The Way

Robin Zander has confirmed that CHEAP TRICK is working on a new album for a tentative late 2018 release. CHEAP TRICK has released nearly 20 studio records, including three in the past two years: "Bang Zoom Crazy Hello" in 2016, and "We're All Alright" and "Christmas Christmas" in 2017. In a new interview with

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PALLBEARER Releases New Track 'Dropout'

Little Rock, Arkansas-based ruminant progressive doom quartet PALLBEARER has released a brand new track titled "Dropout" as the 53rd instalment of the Adult Swim Singles Program. The song encapsulates the singular doom-prog metal sound the Arkansas outfit is known for and can be heard below. Comments the band: "We have almost always written music intended ...

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SANCTUARY Guitarist Says Vocalist JOSEPH MICHAEL Has 'Breathed New Life Into The Band'

After their recent performance alongside ICED EARTH in Detroit, Michigan, SANCTUARY guitarist Lenny Rutledge and touring vocalist Joseph Michael (WITHERFALL) spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the decision to honor their touring commitments as a tribute to late ...

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YES Featuring ANDERSON, RABIN, WAKEMAN: 'Quintessential Yes: The 50th-Anniversary Tour' Announced

2018 marks the 50th anniversary since the formation of one of rock's all-time ground breaking supergroups, YES. And to mark this milestone, YES FEATURING ANDERSON, RABIN, WAKEMAN will celebrate by touring the world as part of "Quintessential YES: The 50th Anniversary Tour". In addition to what is promising to be truly memorable shows that span ...

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SEPTIC TANK Feat. REPULSION, Ex-CATHEDRAL Members: Listen To 'Death Vase' Song

SEPTIC TANK, the long-running project featuring vocalist Lee Dorrian (CATHEDRAL), guitarist Gary Jennings (CATHEDRAL) and bassist Scott Carlson (REPULSION), will release its debut album, "Rotting Civilisation", on April 13 via Rise Above Records. The song "Death Vase", taken from "Rotting Civilisation", can be streamed below. If ever there were a point in history that demanded ...

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MEGADETH's 'Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!' To Be Reissued With Bonus Demo, Live Tracks

Century Media and Legacy Recordings have announced the 2018 deluxe reissue of MEGADETH's classic debut album, "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good!", due on June 8. "Killing Is My Business... And Business Is Good - The Final Kill" has been completely restored to Dave Mustaine's intended vision. Remixed by veteran metal mixer Mark ...

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KATAKLYSM And HYPOCRISY To Join Forces For 'Death… Is Just The Beginning' European Tour

Montreal-based melodic death metallers KATAKLYSM will team up with Swedish death metal legends HYPOCRISY for a European co-headline tour, dubbed "Death… Is Just The Beginning". The tour's special name traces back to Nuclear Blast's popular sampler series and promises nothing but evenings of moshpits and endless devastation. KATAKLYSM's Maurizio Iacono commented: "It's been in talks ...

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VINNY APPICE, TONY MACALPINE Among Featured Guests On TARA LYNCH's Debut Album, 'Evil Enough'

Tara Lynch (a.k.a. "Gui-Tara") is a guitarist, composer, vocalist and songwriter who delivers heavy metal thunder with prominent melodic guitar riffs, shredding leads and powerhouse vocals. She will release her debut album, "Evil Enough", on April 13. "Evil Enough" is a melodic metal album featuring Lynch on all guitars and vocals along with an all-star ...

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DEVILDRIVER Recruits LAMB OF GOD, FEAR FACTORY Members For Country Covers Album, 'Outlaws 'Til The End'

DEVILDRIVER's long-awaited full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End", will be released on July 6 via Napalm Records. The disc is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have been a constant and effective force in the heavy metal ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Be Joined By BOB WEIR, All Three CHICKENFOOT Bandmates At This Year's 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure' Event

Bay area music legends Sammy Hagar and Bob Weir are joining forces for the fifth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. "Acoustic-4-A-Cure V" will be a special 75th birthday celebration for blues icon Taj Mahal, with artists including Joe Satriani, Chad Smith, Michael Anthony, Kevin Cronin, Eddie Money ...

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