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How Would A Successful Artist Manager Handle AS I LAY DYING's Comeback After TIM LAMBESIS's Release From Prison?

OZZY OSBOURNE bassist Rob "Blasko" Nicholson (pictured), who is also a successful artist manager, was asked during a recent appearance on "Jon's Untitled Podcast" how he would have handled — from a band-manager perspective — AS I LAY DYING's comeback after the band's lead vocalist, Tim Lambesis, served two years in prison for soliciting the ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY: 'WARREN DEMARTINI Was Not Fired' From RATT

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy says that Warren DeMartini "didn't wanna go out there" and play shows with the band, leading to the guitarist's departure from the group. Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which made its live debut Saturday night (July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Joining ...

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RATT's New Lineup Performs Live For First Time: Video, Photos

RATT's new lineup made its live debut last night (Saturday, July 7) in Mulvane, Kansas. Fan-filmed video footage and photos of the concert can be found below. Singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier are the sole remaining original members in RATT's current lineup, which also includes drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN ...

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RATT's Rumored New Lineup Revealed

According to Metal Sludge, singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier have recruited drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER), lead guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and rhythm guitarist Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY) to play in the new lineup of RATT. Pearcy and Croucier are the sole remaining original members ...

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AS I LAY DYING Plays First Concert In Five Years (Video)

The classic lineup of California metallers AS I LAY DYINGTim Lambesis on lead vocals, Jordan Mancino on drums, Phil Sgrosso on rhythm guitar and backing vocals, Nick Hipa on lead guitar and backing vocals, and Josh Gilbert on bass and clean vocals — played its first first comeback show last night (Saturday, June ...

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Video: Ex-METALLICA Bassist JASON NEWSTED Performs With CHOPHOUSE BAND At Norton Sculpture Garden In West Palm Beach

Video footage of former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted and his THE CHOPHOUSE BAND performing the song "Blackbird" at the Norton Sculpture Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida can be seen below (clip filmed by Michelle Pariseleti). Named after Jason's four recording studio facilities around the U.S. and featuring a fluid roster of players, THE CHOPHOUSE ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS Signs With MASCOT LABEL GROUP

Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of Jordan Rudess, best known as the keyboardist/multi-instrumentalist extraordinaire for progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. Rudess's remarkable career began at the age of nine, when he entered the Juilliard School of Music Pre-College Division for classical piano training. By his late teens, he had grown increasingly interested in ...

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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: First Trailer For Debut Album

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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Black Metal Supergroup TWILIGHT To Release 'Trident Death Rattle' EP In May

Influential American black metal supergroup TWILIGHT will release its final recording, "Trident Death Rattle", on May 1 via Ascension Monuments Media. Featuring three previously unreleased tracks from the 2012 "III: Beneath Trident's Tomb" LP sessions, the extended play is much more an experimental output than its predecessors. It's a dark, uncomfortable listen — much like ...

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THE SEA WITHIN Feat. Members Of TRANSATLANTIC, PAIN OF SALVATION, THE FLOWER KINGS: Debut Album Due In June

THE SEA WITHIN — the new art-rock collective comprise of Roine Stolt (TRANSATLANTIC, THE FLOWER KINGS), Daniel Gildenlöw (PAIN OF SALVATION), Jonas Reingold (STEVE HACKETT, THE FLOWER KINGS, KARMAKANIC, THE TANGENT), Tom Brislin (YES SYMPHONIC, RENAISSANCE, SPIRALING, DEBORAH HARRY) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, STEVEN WILSON, UK, JOE SATRIANI) — will release its debut self-titled ...

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DREAM THEATER's Next Album Will 'Probably' Involve 'A Little Bit Of A Harder' Musical Approach

Metal Wani editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER's next album will be musically inspired by the band's recent "Images, Words & Beyond" tour, which saw ...

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KORN Members Featured In Inspiring Rock Documentary 'Mind Over Matter'

The award-winning feature documentary "Mind Over Matter" tells the unbelievable story of Brandon Mendenhall who was born with cerebral palsy, a neurological condition that affects movement, coordination and balance. It's an incurable disorder, and one that could have greatly limited Mendenhall's life. But he had other plans. The film shows how Mendenhall worked strenuously to ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Announces 2018 Edition Of 'Jordan Rudess's Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess announced details of his third annual Jordan Rudess's Keyfest, set to take place April 26-28 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Keyfest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess, Tom Brislin (YES, RENAISSANCE), and Bill Laurence (SNARKY PUPPY). During the day, these three renowned keyboardists will lead workshops ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS Announces Solo Tour

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will embark on a U.S. West Coast and European tour during which he will perform a solo piano set titled "From Bach To Rock: A Musician's Journey". The trek begins in the U.S. on March 7 and travels to Europe beginning March 30 through mid-April. Rudess's solo performances will travel ...

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GENE SIMMONS Recalls Writing Songs With BOB DYLAN

Gene Simmons told The Pulse Of Radio that amazingly, writing songs with his hero Bob Dylan was a relatively normal experience. Fans were shocked when Simmons's 2004 solo set "Asshole", featured the Simmons/Dylan co-write "Waiting For The Morning Light", which the pair wrote back in 1991. Simmons's recently released, massive collection "Gene Simmons - The ...

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