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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS: 'Shadow Life' Performance Clip From 'Living The Dream Tour' DVD

SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS will release "Living The Dream Tour" on DVD+2CD, Blu-ray+2 CD, 3LP black vinyl, limited-edition 3LP red vinyl, digital video and digital audio on September 20 via Eagle Vision. A new performance clip of the song "Shadow Life", taken from "Living The Dream Tour", is available below. "Living The ...

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Video Premiere: TESLA's 'California Summer Song'

"California Summer Song", the new video from Sacramento, California rockers TESLA, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's eighth studio album, "Shock", which was released in March via UMe. Produced and co-written by DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen, the follow-up to June 2014's "Simplicity" is available on CD, digital, black vinyl, ...

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ANTHRAX To Take Part In Recording Master Class At SWEETWATER STUDIOS

Sweetwater Studios, the world-class recording studio owned and operated by music retailer Sweetwater Sound, has announced that it will host a special recording master class with thrash metal architects ANTHRAX. The exclusive two-day class — the ultimate multi-day learning experience for metal fans who want to learn the art of studio recording — will be ...

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CLUTCH Vocalist Says Rock Is 'Pretty Piss Poor' In Regard To Keeping Up With Changes In Music Industry

Prior to CLUTCH's performance at the recent Rock USA festival in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, vocalist Neil Fallon spoke with Shawn SixX of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On CACTUS drummer Carmine Appice's praise for CLUTCH's cover of the blues standard "Evil", ...

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Watch Video For New REFUSED Single 'Blood Red'

Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy have partnered with REFUSED globally to deliver the band's opening salvo "Blood Red". The song is the first single off their upcoming album, "War Music", and is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy. Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the ...

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DEFTONES Tap CHVRCHES, GOJIRA, JPEGMAFIA, HUM For Second Annual 'Dia De Los Deftones' Festival

DEFTONES have announced the second annual "Dia De Los Deftones", set to take place Saturday, November 2 at Petco Park in San Diego, California. This all-ages festival lineup also includes CHVRCHES, GOJIRA, JPEGMAFIA, HUM, YOUTH CODE and BRUTUS. Tickets start at $75 and are available at Ticketmaster.com. Exclusive VIP packages go onsale Tuesday, July 30 ...

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K.K. DOWNING Says He Has To Accept The Fact That He Will Not Be Invited To Play With JUDAS PRIEST Again

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing will join ex-MANOWAR axeman Ross "The Boss" Friedman for several songs at this year's Bloodstock Open Air festival on August 11 at Catton Park, Derbyshire, United Kingdom. This will be K.K.'s first public performance since October 17, 2009 when JUDAS PRIEST played the final "British Steel 30th Anniversary" date ...

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Watch SUM 41 Perform METALLICA Medley At SiriusXM Studios

SUM 41 recently performed a METALLICA medley live at the SiriusXM studios. Video of the five-minute medley, consisting of the songs "For Whom The Bell Tolls", "Enter Sandman" and "Master Of Puppets", can be seen below. In a 2017 interview with No Future, SUM 41 frontman Deryck Whibley professed his love for METALLICA, saying: "They ...

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SUM 41 Frontman On DONALD TRUMP: 'He's Not My Kind Of Guy'

SUM 41 frontman Deryck Whibley spoke to Rock Sound about the lyrical inspiration for the band's new single, "45 (A Matter Of Time)", which is his commentary on the 45th President of the United States, Donald Trump. Asked about the very political nature of the song's lyrics, Deryck said: "See, I don't look at it ...

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STEVE VAI On The 1990s: 'I Was The Poster Boy For Everything That Was Wrong About Playing The Guitar'

Guitarist Steve Vai recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released GENERATION AXE live album: Steve: "It was different from many things that I've done in the past, but it's always nice to kind of realize a dream, ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Praises TRUMP, Says Anyone Against America Is 'A Socialist Communist Asshole'

James Kottak says that "anyone against America is a socialist communist asshole." The unusual Independence Day greetings came after the former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer wished his 18 thousand followers a happy holiday on Twitter. "Happy Fourth.... Trump rules!" the 56-year-old musician wrote, adding in a separate tweet: "Any one against America is ...

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Ex-SCORPIONS Drummer JAMES KOTTAK Says U.S. Should 'Fix' Its Homelessness Problem Before Accepting Any More 'Outsiders'

Former SCORPIONS and current KINGDOM COME drummer James Kottak says that America should take care of its "homeless problem" before accepting any more "outsiders." Earlier today, the 56-year-old musician tweeted: "I wrote a new song.... 'Get out of My Kountry' ie: stay out of my space! We don't need anymore outsiders. We can't even fix ...

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SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS Guitarist FRANK SIDORIS To Miss Remainder Of European Tour

Frank Sidoris, who plays rhythm guitar for SLASH FEATURING MYLES KENNEDY AND THE CONSPIRATORS, will miss the remainder of the band's European tour as he travels back to the U.S. to be with his wife, Alexandria Finley, for her first full-on chemotherapy treatment in her battle with with cervical cancer. Cory Churko, who plays alongside ...

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