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THE DEAD DAISIES To Release 'Burn It Down' Album In April

THE DEAD DAISIES will release their new album, "Burn It Down", on Friday, April 6 via Spitfire Music/SPV. "Burn It Down" is a muscular tour-de-force, a tornado of pounding drums, pulverizing bass, screaming guitars and in-your-face raw vocals. Evoking the best of '70s rock with moments of Birmingham's finest, blended with the early works of ...

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JOE SATRIANI Says 'G3' Tour Was Created Because 'Success Had Isolated' Him From Everybody

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani says his long-running "G3" tour was created because success had isolated him from his fellow musicians. The tour, which launched in 1996 with Satriani along with Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, has since showcased some of rock's best guitarists, including John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul ...

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RON KEEL Signs With MEGADETH Bassist's EMP LABEL GROUP

EMP Label Group, the U.S.-based label of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, has announced the formation of EMP Outlaw, a southern rock/outlaw country imprint. EMP Outlaw will reissue "Metal Cowboy", the 2014 independent release from STEELER/KEEL vocalist Ron Keel, on March 2. 2018 will also see the studio debut from RON KEEL BAND, the highly anticipated ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunited

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a photo of him apparently hanging out with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Portnoy wrote in an accompanying caption: "Happy New Year from MP & JP #givepeaceachance #carpediem Here's to a great 2018!" Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit ...

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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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STEVE VAI Teams Up With MASCOT LABEL GROUP For FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Mascot Label Group has announced a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai's Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry's leading boutique guitar-oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group ...

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