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JASON BECKER's Mother Says 'All Went Well' With His Operation

On March 21, Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, underwent an operation to drain the abscess in his lung. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, "All went well and we are waiting on the lab results, but the doctor was encouraging and didn't ...

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JON ANDERSON Is 'Very Open' To YES Reunion

Jon Anderson says that he is "very open" to a YES reunion. Anderson sang "Roundabout" and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" with YES at the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction two years ago, and his former bandmate Steve Howe makes a guest appearance on a song called "Now And Again" on Jon's ...

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JASON BECKER To Undergo Operation To Drain Abscess In His Lung

Jason Becker, the guitarist/composer who has had amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, a.k.a. Lou Gehrig's Disease) for 30 years, will undergo an operation to drain the abscess in his lung on March 21. According to his mother, Patricia Becker, this "should be an outpatient procedure, if all goes well. He is off the antibiotics for now ...

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NEAL SCHON Celebrates 65th Birthday With Heartfelt Messages And Sold-Out 'Journey Through Time' Shows

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's wife, Michaele Schon (former star of "The Real Housewives Of D.C." ), organized a 65th-birthday celebration for her husband this past weekend. The celebration began on Saturday, February 23 with a surprise party following the sold-out "Journey Through Time" show in Oakland, California. It included a stunning, custom Schon PRS Guitar-shaped ...

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NEAL SCHON's 'Journey Through Time' Kicks Off Short U.S. Tour In Jackson, California (Video)

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's "Journey Through Time" February 22 concert at Jackson Rancheria Casino in Jackson, California can be seen below. Schon took the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris ...

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ALICE COOPER Documentary 'Live From The Astroturf' Capturing Original Band's 2015 Reunion To Premiere At PHOENIX FILM FESTIVAL

According to Rolling Stone, the documentary/concert film "Alice Cooper: Live From The Astroturf" will premiere this April at the Phoenix Film Festival before the film embarks on the film festival circuit. In October 2015, Alice Cooper reunited with the surviving members of the original lineup of his band to with bassist Dennis Dunaway, ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JORDAN RUDESS Reunite On Stage For First Time In Nine Years During 'Cruise To The Edge' (Video)

On February 8, ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and his former bandmate Jordan Rudess reunited on stage during the Cruise To The Edge to perform "Instrumedley" from DREAM THEATER / LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT. They were joined by NEAL MORSE BAND guitarist Eric Gillette and HAKEN bassist Conner Green. On Saturday, Portnoy wrote on Facebook: "My ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Like Guitar Players You Probably Wouldn't Think, Like ANGUS YOUNG And BRIAN MAY'

Andy Rawll of MetalTalk conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie J. Malmsteen about his forthcoming blues album, "Blue Lightning". You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the inspiration behind "Blue Lightning": Yngwie: "It's a funny thing. I've been told by people since as ...

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JOURNEY's NEAL SCHON Undergoes Emergency Gallbladder Removal Surgery

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon underwent an emergency gallbladder removal surgery on Saturday, February 9. The operation apparently took place at Marin General Hospital in Greenbrae, California under the watchful eye of James G. Minnis, MD. The rocker, who is scheduled to kick off his "Journey Through Time" tour later this month, wrote on Twitter earlier ...

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NEAL SCHON Adds 'Journey Through Time' Tour Dates

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has added more dates to his "Journey Through Time" tour, which kicks off later this month. Schon will take the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris Collins (on guitar and ...

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DEEP PURPLE To Start Work On New Album In 2019

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse says the band will work on its 21st studio album later this year. The effort will be the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Speaking to Andertons Music Co. at last weekend's NAMM show about his plans for 2019, Morse said (see video below): ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'I Got To Run' Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — is taking fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, which is being released today (Friday, January 25) on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. ...

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NEAL MORSE Explains Decision To Scrap Initial Version Of New Conceptual Double Album 'The Great Adventure'

Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, FLYING COLORS, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) recently spoke with Jonathon Rose of Metal Wani about "The Great Adventure", the new album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group came to record a sequel to its 2016 concept ...

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ARNEL PINEDA Says STEVE PERRY Is 'The Only True Voice Of JOURNEY'

JOURNEY frontman Arnel Pineda has released a video message for the band's former singer Steve Perry, who will be celebrating his 70th birthday on January 22. "To the one-of-a-kind and only true voice of JOURNEY, happy, happy birthday!" Pineda said in an Instagram video that had the hashtag #HappyBirthdayStevePerry. "Thank you for your voice, Steve," ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Vanity Fair' Lyric Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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NEAL SCHON Announces First 'Journey Through Time' Tour Dates

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon will embark on his "Journey Through Time" tour next month. Schon will take the stage alongside founding JOURNEY and SANTANA singer/keyboardist Gregg Rolie, ex-JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo, bassist Marco Mendoza of THE DEAD DAISIES and THIN LIZZY, a musician named Chris Collins (on guitar and keyboards) and super-producer Marti Frederiksen (multi-instrumentalist, ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Welcome To The World 2' Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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