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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Feels 'Guilty' For Not Releasing A Solo Album Since 2005

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci feels "guilty" for not having released a solo album since 2005's "Suspended Animation". Since the 2010 departure of drummer Mike Portnoy, Petrucci, along with keyboardist Jordan Rudess, has taken on nearly the entire songwriting load for the progressive metal giants, including 2016's much-debated double concept album, "The Astonishing". In an ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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Watch W.A.S.P. Perform In Helsinki

Fan-filmed video footage of W.A.S.P.'s September 30 performance at The Circus in Helsinki, Finland can be seen below. Brazilian drummer Aquiles Priester made his live debut with W.A.S.P. at the opening show of the band's "Re-Idolized - The Crimson Idol 25th Anniversary World Tour" on September 25 at Trädgår'n in Gothenburg, Sweden. Aquiles said in ...

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GALACTIC COWBOYS To Release Comeback Album, 'Long Way Back To The Moon', In November

Music Theories Recordings/Mascot Label Group has announced the signing of '90s progressive metal adventurers GALACTIC COWBOYS. The band's reunited original lineup — lead vocalist Ben Huggins, drummer/vocalist Alan Doss, guitarist/vocalist Dane Sonnier and vocalist/bassist Monty Colvin — will release its first album in seventeen years, "Long Way Back To The Moon", on November 17. They ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Shuts Down His Official Forum After 18 Years, Says He Can 'Only Take So Much' Bickering And Negativity

Mike Portnoy has shut down his official forum, explaining that he could no longer take all the "bickering and negativity." Back in June 1999, the former DREAM THEATER drummer created a place for his fans to interact with each other using Infopop's Ultimate Bulletin Board software. Since then, he has hosted the forum at MikePortnoy.com, ...

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