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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON Didn't Want His Debut Solo Album To Feature 'Just A Bunch Of Smelly Dudes'

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his debut solo album, "Anesthetic". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "Cross Off", which features vocals by late LINKIN PARK vocalist Chester Bennington: Mark: "'Cross Off' is a really special song, and ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Multi-Cam Footage Of DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band Reunion At 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

The instrumental members of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band reunited this past Saturday night (January 26) for a two-song performance at "Ultimate NAMM Night" in Anaheim, California. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were joined by singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to play ...

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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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Watch DAVID LEE ROTH's 'Eat 'Em And Smile' Solo Band Reunite At 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

The instrumental members of VAN HALEN singer David Lee Roth's solo band reunited last night (Saturday, January 26) for a two-song performance at "Ultimate NAMM Night" in Anaheim, California. Guitarist Steve Vai, bassist Billy Sheehan and drummer Gregg Bissonette were joined by singer Jeff Scott Soto (SONS OF APOLLO, TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) to play a ...

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RIVAL SONS Vocalist On Working With Producer DAVE COBB: 'He's Just Looking For Authenticity'

RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with Sweden's RockSverige. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether the band's surroundings influence the direction of their new album, "Feral Roots": Jay: "Absolutely. I think that those two days in Muscle ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says Debut SONS OF APOLLO Album Is 'A Masterpiece': 'We Created Something That Will Be Timeless'

Jeff Scott Soto says that "Psychotic Symphony", the 2017 debut album from his SONS OF APOLLO progressive metal supergroup, is "a masterpiece." The veteran hard rock singer, who has played with Yngwie Malmsteen, TALISMAN and JOURNEY, told Greece's "TV War" (see video below): "I think this album will be as important in my career as ...

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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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Listen To New RIVAL SONS Song 'Look Away'

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS has released a new song called "Look Away" The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Feral Roots", which arrives everywhere on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. "Feral Roots" was produced by Grammy Award winner Dave Cobb at Nashville's famed RCA Studio A, and the equally legendary ...

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ILL NIÑO Battle Brewing: CRISTIAN MACHADO, AHRUE LUSTER And DIEGO VERDUZCO Dismiss Claims Of Their Departure

Vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue Luster and rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco have dismissed reports that they have left ILL NIÑO and have vowed to continue with their own version of the band. The trio broke their silence one day after drummer Dave Chavarri announced that he and bassist Laz Pina had recruited vocalist Marcos ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Lotus' Video

"Lotus", the new Costin Chioreanu-created video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is the title cut of SOEN's fourth album, which will be released on February 1 via Silver Lining Music. "'Lotus' is a summoning of like-minded ...

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ILL NIÑO Announces New Lineup, Releases 'Sangre' Single

ILL NIÑO has parted ways with vocalist Cristian Machado, lead guitarist Ahrue Luster and rhythm guitarist Diego Verduzco and has replaced them with Marcos Leal (SHATTERED SUN), Jes DeHoyos (SONS OF TEXAS) and Sal Dominguez (UPON A BURNING BODY), respectively. ILL NIÑO founder and drummer Dave Chavarri said in a statement: "Being in a band ...

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Listen To New TORA TORA Song 'Silence The Sirens'

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes 'Intense Writing Session' For Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — is working on its second album. Portnoy wrote on his Facebook ...

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WEST BOUND Feat. CHAS WEST And ROY Z: Making Of 'Volume I' Album (Video)

Behind-the-scenes footage from the making of "Volume I", the debut album from WEST BOUND, hard-hitting new Los Angeles-area rock band featuring vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB), guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), guitarist Jimmy Burkard, bassist Jason Cornwell and drummer Dave "Chilli" Moreno, can be seen below. Additionally, Stephen ...

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DEREK SHERINIAN Says SONS OF APOLLO Won't Perform DREAM THEATER Material Moving Forward

SONS OF APOLLO keyboardist Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER) recently spoke with Greece's Rockpages TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial goals when writing the music for what would become SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Derek: "I ...

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RIVAL SONS Guitarist On 'More Focused' New Album 'Feral Roots': 'I Think It's Our Best Effort To Date'

RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's producer, Dave Cobb: Scott: "I don't consider him a member of the band... He's our longtime producer and my good friend and an invaluable resource to ...

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SLASH: 'CHER Helped Me Quit Smoking'

Slash says that watching Cher perform in concert helped him quit smoking nearly a decade ago. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist has not smoked since 2009 and admits seeing his mother lose her battle with lung cancer, and a bout of pneumonia he suffered himself, made him realize he needed to ditch his habit for ...

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SOTO Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

SOTO, the modern heavy metal / hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), has signed a new worldwide deal with InsideOut Music. Soto commented: "I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOut Music and their partners at Century Media Records and Sony ...

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