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MIKE PORTNOY On His Exit From AVENGED SEVENFOLD: 'They Just Weren't Ready To Commit Yet'

Mike Portnoy says that drummer Brooks Wackerman is "the perfect fit" for AVENGED SEVENFOLD. In 2015, Wackerman officially replaced Arin Ilejay, who was AVENGED SEVENFOLD's first full-time drummer after the passing of founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009. Following Sullivan's death, AVENGED SEVENFOLD recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record the drum tracks ...

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GILBY CLARKE On Replacing IZZY STRADLIN In GUNS N' ROSES: 'People Say More About It Now Than They Did Back Then'

Former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke was recently interviewed by Dave "Higgo" Higgins of Australia's "Distortion" podcast. The full chat can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On how he came to produce records by bands like THE BRONX and L.A. GUNS: Gilby: "Back when I was around Hollywood ...

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Listen To New JOE SATRIANI Song 'Thunder High On The Mountain' Feat. GLENN HUGHES, CHAD SMITH

"Thunder High On The Mountain", a brand new song from world-renowned guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his sixteenth solo album, "What Happens Next", which will be released on January 12, 2018 via Sony/Legacy Recordings. The new, instrumentally electrifying album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani ...

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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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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'When I Made Angry Music, It Was Horrible Music'

Poland's E-GitarzystaTV recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician and producer Devin Townsend. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he approaches the guitar in terms of songwriting: Devin: "I love guitar. I have played guitar for thirty-five years. And when I was a teen, like ...

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WARLORD Signs With FRONTIERS MUSIC SRL; New Album Due In 2018

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of legendary U.S. metallers WARLORD for the release of a new studio album in 2018. Long admirers of the band and having gotten to know drummer Mark Zonder through his work with GRAHAM BONNET BAND and the upcoming group SPIRITS OF FIRE (which also features Tim "Ripper" Owens, ...

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