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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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STEVE VAI On Performing With YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'It's A Peak Moment For Me In The Pantheon Of My Live Touring Experience'

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with guitar virtuoso Steve Vai about his "Generation Axe" tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he had a "wish list" for the "Generation Axe" tour: Steve: ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT's Cover Of THE ROLLING STONES' 'Brown Sugar': Behind-The-Scenes Look

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' 1971 hit "Brown Sugar" is featured on "Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound", a compilation album in tribute to Alabama's Muscle Shoals sound, which was released September 28 on BMG. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt also played on the track, which was recorded at FAME Studios. ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Video Of Santander, Spain Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's September 21 performance at Escenario Santander in Santander, Spain can be seen below. Yngwie will take part in the 2018 edition of the "Generation Axe" tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Beginning on November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, the run ...

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STEVEN TYLER And NUNO BETTENCOURT Cover THE ROLLING STONES' 'Brown Sugar' For 'Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound' Album

AEROSMITH frontman Steven Tyler's cover version of THE ROLLING STONES' 1971 hit "Brown Sugar" is featured on "Muscle Shoals… Small Town, Big Sound", a compilation album in tribute to Alabama's Muscle Shoals sound, which will be released September 28 on BMG. EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt also played on the track, which was recorded at FAME ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: Video Of Houston Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's August 2 performance at the Proof Rooftop Lounge in Houston, Texas can be seen below. Yngwie will take part in the 2018 edition of the "Generation Axe" tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi. Beginning on November 7 at the Fox Theater in Oakland, California, ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN's Advice To Aspiring Musicians: 'Don't Give A S**t What Other People Say'

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen took part in a performance and question-and-answer session at Sweetwater's 17th annual GearFest, which was held June 22-23 in Fort Wayne, Indiana. You can now watch video footage of his appearance below. Asked what advice he would give to aspiring musicians who are looking to follow in his footsteps, Yngwie ...

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STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, NUNO BETTENCOURT To Join Forces For Second North American 'Generation Axe' Tour

The term "supergroup" gets thrown around on a regular basis these days. However, "Generation Axe" undisputedly brings together some of the greatest guitarists of all time. Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi once again will join together to tour North America to stage 32 appearances across the country. Beginning on ...

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Watch NANCY WILSON And NUNO BETTENCOURT Perform HEART's 'Barracuda' At 'Soundcheck Live'

HEART's Nancy Wilson made an unannounced appearance at this past Saturday's (May 26) weekly "Soundcheck Live" event at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Wilson, one of the founding members of legendary Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame group, joined event curator Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), bassist Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD, TOMMY LEE, DISTURBED, STATIC-X) ...

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NITA STRAUSS Says 'Crossroads' Movie Changed Her Life: 'All I Did From That Moment Forward Was Play The Guitar'

Guitarist Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER, WE START WARS) was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On what motivates her: Nita: "I guess sheer force of will and stubbornness. I've never met a girl in my life that wasn't pretty stubborn ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN: 'I Never Rest On My Laurels'

Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen was recently interviewed by Sweetwater's Nick Bowcott (former guitarist of GRIM REAPER). The full chat can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On his musical influences: Yngwie: "I listened to all those blues records. They were great — Clapton, John Mayall. Then eventually I heard GENESIS ...

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Watch EXTREME Perform In Stuttgart, Germany

Fan-filmed video footage of EXTREME's December 7 performance at LKA Longhorn in Stuttgart, Germany can be seen below. EXTREME's long-awaited follow-up to to 2008's "Saudades de Rock" album is tentatively due next year. Singer Gary Cherone told Metalholic in October 2016 that EXTREME's fans will be pleased with the musical direction of the group's new ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In Hazard, Kentucky

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's October 22 performance at The Forum in Hazard, Kentucky can be seen below. Malmsteen has just embarked on the second 2017 leg of his "World On Fire" U.S. headlining tour. Yngwie and his ensemble of musicians are performing pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of "Rising Force" (1984) as ...

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EXTREME Guitarist Is 'Sad For Younger Bands'

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt has told Great Music Stories that he and his bandmates are "a little bit disappointed" in themselves that they have yet to release the long-awaited follow-up to 2008's "Saudades De Rock" album. "We've been writing, we've been working, we've got mounds and mounds of songs that we wanna do, and we're ...

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GARY CHERONE Says 'Strangest' Place He Heard EXTREME's 'More Than Words' Was While Getting His Teeth Cleaned

Kylie Olsson of uDiscover Music conducted an interview with EXTREME vocalist Gary Cherone and guitarist Nuno Bettencourt at Ramblin' Man Fair, which was held July 29-30 at Mote Park in Maidstone, Kent, United Kingdom. You can watch the full interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the "funny" places the ...

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Watch YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Perform In London

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's August 2 performance at O2 Forum Kentish Town in London, England can be seen below. Malmsteen will embark on the second 2017 leg of his "World On Fire" U.S. headlining tour in the fall. Yngwie and his ensemble of musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Fall 2017 U.S. Tour

Legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen will embark on the second 2017 leg of his "World On Fire" U.S. headlining tour in the fall. Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of "Rising Force" (1984) as well as songs from the fierce "World On Fire", and ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Is Not Interested In Working With JEFF SCOTT SOTO, JOE LYNN TURNER And TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Again

Metal Wani's editor in chief Owais "Vitek" Nabi recently conducted an interview with legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he has considered working with singers like Jeff Scott Soto, Joe Lynn Turner and Tim "Ripper" Owens again on ...

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Empowering Life - WE RIDE

For all intents and purposes, American hardcore is dead. Sure, old-guard leaders like AGNOSTIC FRONT keep on plugging away to the group's faithful, but it's been a hell of a long time since VOID, ADOLESCENTS, GERMS, AGENT ORANGE, YOUTH OF TODAY and MINOR THREAT played this scene. The latter year 'core revival came in the ...

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Video: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Performs In Newton, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of Yngwie Malmsteen's May 11 performance at Newton Theatre in Newton, New Jersey can be seen below. Malmsteen's current trek marks his first run of dates in the States since 2016 when he took part in the "Generation Axe" tour alongside Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Nuno Bettencourt and Tosin Abasi, playing to ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Announces Spring 2017 'World On Fire' U.S. Tour

Following the overwhelmingly positive reception to his latest album, "World On Fire", legendary Swedish guitar virtuoso Yngwie J. Malmsteen has announced a spring 2017 U.S. headling tour. Yngwie and his ensemble of top-tier musicians will perform pieces from the legendary neo-classical stylings of "Rising Force" (1984) as well as songs from the fierce "World On ...

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