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CARLOS SANTANA To Celebrate 'Supernatural' Album And WOODSTOCK Performance On 'Supernatural Now' Tour

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America this summer for the "Supernatural Now" tour. The three-month, 29-date celebration will commemorate two of the most important milestones in the iconic guitarist's career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album ...

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TYGERS OF PAN TANG To Record New Album In April

New Wave Of British Heavy Metal veterans TYGERS OF PAN TANG will enter the studio in April with producer Fred Purser (previously a TYGERS OF PAN TANG member himself) to record their new album. Søren Andersen of Denmark's Medley Studio (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) will once again handle the mixing duties. The follow-up to TYGERS ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM Guitarist On 'The End Of Chaos': 'It Seems Like We Really Hit Our Stride On This Record'

Joel Barrios and Rodrigo Altaf of Sonic Perspectives recently conducted an interview with guitarist Michael Gilbert of Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On FLOTSAM AND JETSAM's upcoming album, "The End Of Chaos": Michael: "This is a good ...

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DEF LEPPARD's JOE ELLIOTT To Appear In Acclaimed Conversation Series 'Speakeasy'

The critically acclaimed conversation series "Speakeasy" has returned for a fourth season on public television's World channel. The six episodes will feature an all-new group of iconic artists, Grammy Award winners, Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductees, and beloved musicians engaging in intimate conversations between friends. Each episode gives fans an inside look into ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: Official Lyric Video For 'Dark Reverie' Song

The official lyric video for the brand-new QUEENSRŸCHE song "Dark Reverie" can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Verdict", which will be released on March 1 via Century Media Records. The disc was produced, mixed, and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, ICED EARTH, HATEBREED) at Uberbeatz ...

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AVANTASIA's TOBIAS SAMMET Says Making 'Moonglow' Was 'More Therapy Than Any Album I've Ever Done Before'

AVANTASIA mastermind Tobias Sammet (also of EDGUY) recently spoke with Tuonela Magazine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On planning to take a break before writing the new AVANTASIA album, "Moonglow": Tobias: "I came home from the 'Ghostlights' tour and I knew it was ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST To Release Second Album In August

In 2016, guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the MCAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of ...

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AEROSMITH To Perform At STEVEN TYLER's 'Grammy Awards Viewing Party' Benefiting JANIE'S FUND

Iconic music legend and humanitarian Steven Tyler announced the return of his Grammy Awards Viewing Party to benefit Janie's Fund, presented by Live Nation, on Sunday, February 10 at Raleigh Studios in Hollywood. Hosted by Jane Lynch, the exclusive gala promises to be an unforgettable night building off of the inaugural celebration in 2018. Featuring ...

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WOODSTOCK Co-Founder Announces 50th-Anniversary Concert On Same Weekend As Bethel Woods Tribute

Woodstock 1969's co-producer and co-founder Michael Lang announced today the return of the legendary Woodstock Music & Arts Fair for its official 50th-anniversary celebration. Woodstock 1969 was billed as "three days of peace and music," and 50 years later, Woodstock 50 will give generations of fans the opportunity to join together in the festival's foundational ...

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NITA STRAUSS Says It Was 'An Absolute Dream' To Appear On ALICE COOPER's 'A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was recently interviewed by "Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon". You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what she plans to do after Cooper retires from touring: Nita: "I'm not sure. I'm not putting ...

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METALLICA Frontman JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut To Premiere At SUNDANCE FILM FESTIVAL

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut as part of the cast of the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil, And Vile", which will receive its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, ...

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AMON AMARTH Guitarist Says 'Versus The World' Album Was 'Turning Point' In Band's Career

France's United Rock Nations recently conducted an interview with guitarist Johan Söderberg of Swedish metallers AMON AMARTH about their new live DVD/documentary "The Pursuit Of Vikings: 25 Years In The Eye Of The Storm". You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On why ...

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FLOTSAM AND JETSAM: Lyric Video For New Song 'Control'

The official lyric video for the song "Control" from Arizona metal veterans FLOTSAM AND JETSAM can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's upcoming 14th album, "The End Of Chaos", which will be released on January 18 via AFM Records. The album will be available as a digipak, on clear orange, gatefold ...

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Why STRYPER Hasn't Opened For Any Bigger Rock Bands On Tour

Michael Sweet says that STRYPER hasn't toured with many bigger bands because the openly Christian group hasn't been able to secure support slots with any musically compatible artists. "We're asked all the time, 'Why don't you open for other bands?'" the STRYPER frontman wrote on his Facebook page earlier today. "Well, we've submitted our name ...

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STEVE RILEY On 'Shock' And 'Disappointment' Of L.A. GUNS Dissolving In 2016: 'I Thought We Had Something Nice Going'

Over the course of his four-decade career, drummer Steve Riley has toured with STEPPENWOLF, anchored the classic lineup of W.A.S.P. and recorded for notable producers Todd Rundgren (the self-titled 1976 debut by ROADMASTER) and Gene Simmons (KEEL's 1985 album "The Right To Rock"). He's best known, however, for his being the longest-tenured member of L.A. ...

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