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DISTURBED Guitarist On Message Behind Addiction-Inspired 'A Reason To Fight': 'It's A Disease, And You're Not Alone'

Prior to DISTURBED's performance at the recent Sonic Temple Art + Music Festival in Columbus, Ohio, guitarist Dan Donegan spoke with Ronni Hunter of the city's 99.7 The Blitz radio station. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that the band's debut, "The Sickness", ...

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JERRY DIXON: 'When You Have The Original Musicians With ROBERT MASON, It's WARRANT On Steroids'

WARRANT bassist Jerry Dixon has praised vocalist Robert Mason, who replaced Jani Lane in 2008. The former LYNCH MOB singer has performed on 2011's "Rockaholic" and 2017's "Louder Harder Faster", and has brought a degree of stability to the band after Lane's unceremonious departure and subsequent 2011 death. WARRANT continues to tour regularly in support ...

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Watch SAMMY HAGAR, NANCY WILSON, MICHAEL ANTHONY, JOE SATRIANI Perform 'Comfortably Numb' At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure'

Sammy Hagar's sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert took place last night (Wednesday, May 15) at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" included (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE, featuring Michael Anthony ...

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VIXEN Is Writing Music For 'Badass' New Album

VIXEN is working on material for a new full-length album, tentatively due next year. The bandmembers spoke about their recording plans last weekend at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland. "We have music in the works," drummer Roxy Petrucci told Max 1On1 - Conversations With Musicians (see video below). "We're all coming up with ...

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Video: New VIXEN Lineup Performs At M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

Fan-filmed video footage of VIXEN's May 5 performance at the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland can be seen below. This past January, VIXEN recruited FEMME FATALE's Lorraine Lewis as its new lead singer following the departure of Janet Gardner. Lewis had already performed with VIXEN, having fronted the group in March 2018 in Durant, ...

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Former VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER: 'Your Place In The Sun' Preorder Bundle To Include Note Sealed With Lipstick Kiss

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner will release a new solo album, "Your Place In The Sun", on May 31 via Pavement Entertainment. Like her 2017 debut self-titled solo album, the new disc is a collaboration with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO. "Your Place In The ...

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Listen To MASTODON's Cover Of LED ZEPPELIN's 'Stairway To Heaven'

For this year's Record Store Day, Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON released a cover of LED ZEPPELIN's "Stairway To Heaven" in honor of their late manager, Nick John. John, who also managed GOJIRA, passed away last September from pancreatic cancer. All proceeds from the single will be donated to pancreatic cancer research. You can now listen ...

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Former VIXEN Singer JANET GARDNER: Behind-The-Scenes Footage From Mixing Sessions Of 'Your Place In The Sun' Album

Former VIXEN singer Janet Gardner will release a new solo album, "Your Place In The Sun", on May 31 via Pavement Entertainment. Like her 2017 debut self-titled solo album, the new disc is a collaboration with her husband, guitarist/producer Justin James, who has previously worked with STAIND, COLLECTIVE SOUL and TYKETTO. Behind-the-scenes footage from the ...

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BLACK SABBATH To Be Honored At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

The Recording Academy will honor its 2019 Special Merit Awards recipients with "Grammy Salute To Music Legends", an awards ceremony and live tribute concert on Saturday, May 11 at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. This year's Lifetime Achievement Award honorees are BLACK SABBATH, GEORGE CLINTON & PARLIAMENT-FUNKADELIC, Billy Eckstine, Donny Hathaway, Julio Iglesias, Sam & ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON To Perform At 50th-Anniversary Celebration Of JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Quebec City

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will perform on November 21 at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Qebec, Canada as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra". Also scheduled to appear are conductor Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon's, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, and ...

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