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BUMBLEFOOT Calls SONS OF APOLLO 'An Interesting Coming Together Of Musical Personalities'

Guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-GUNS N'ROSES) was recently interviewed by RadioactiveMike Z. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On recording SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Ron: "With technology today, it's so easy to just piece things together, and there's a disconnect. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On 'Prioritizing' SONS OF APOLLO: 'This Isn't Just Some Sort Of Recording Project; This Is A Real Band'

Drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) was recently interviewed by Let's Rock. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET and Korea Guitar): On why SONS OF APOLLO wasn't formed sooner: Mike: "[Keyboardist] Derek [Sherinian] and myself, along with [bassist] Billy Sheehan and [guitarist] Tony MacAlpine, ...

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MR. BIG: Video Recap Of Return To The Philippines

A video recap of MR. BIG's October 12 return to Manila, the Philippines can be seen below. MR. BIG is on tour promoting its ninth studio album, "Defying Gravity", which was released on July 7 via Frontiers Music Srl. The effort is available at traditional retail and all digital service providers, as is a deluxe-edition ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Feat. PORTNOY, SHEEHAN, BUMBLEFOOT, SOTO, SHERINIAN: Bulgarian Concert W/ Orchestra To Be Recorded For Release

SONS OF APOLLO — the new progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — will perform alongside an orchestra during their concert appearance at ...

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LITA FORD Says Her New Album Is Turning Out 'Pretty Badass'

Lita Ford says that the songwriting process for new album is "going great." Helming the project once again is guitarist/producer Gary Hoey, who previously worked with Lita on 2012's "Living Like A Runaway" disc. Speaking to Noise Blitz, Ford stated that the new songs are turning out "pretty badass. It's just been Gary Hoey and ...

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MR. BIG's BILLY SHEEHAN Says PAT TORPEY Has 'Demonstrated Incredible Courage' During Battle With Parkinson's Disease

Italy's Rock Rebel magazine recently conducted an interview with guitarist Paul Gilbert and bassist Billy Sheehan of MR. BIG. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the difference between touring with MR. BIG versus their solo projects and side bands such as THE WINERY DOGS: Paul: "MR. ...

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