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MIKE PORTNOY: Why I Needed To Leave DREAM THEATER

On November 21, Josh Rundquist (a.k.a. That Drummer Guy) conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METAL ALLEGIANCE). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER in 2010 while he was on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ...

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ANTHRAX Members Look Back On 35-Year Career

Thirty-five years ago today (July 18, 1981), the then New York-based thrash/metal band ANTHRAX was formed and started on the road to help change the history of music. Says co-founder Scott Ian: "Thirty-five years have passed since that day and my life has changed profoundly. I am a husband, I am a father. I am ...

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HIM: Video Of Nottingham Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of HIM's December 27 performance at Rock City, in Nottingham, England can be seen below. HIM vocalist Ville Valo told MDR Jump this past summer about when fans can expect to see the band's follow-up to 2013's "Tears On Tape" album: "Hopefully it's gonna happen sometime next year. It's an interesting time ...

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HIM Unveils New Drummer During Surprise Festival Appearance

Finnish "love" metallers HIM have recruited Jukka "Kosmo" Kröger (HERRA YLPPÖ & IHMISET) as their new drummer following the departure of Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. Kröger made his live debut with HIM earlier tonight (Saturday, July 25) during a surprise performance at the Qstock festival in Oulu, Finland. The concert ...

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HIM Announces First Shows Since Split With Drummer

Finnish "love" metallers HIM will play three shows in August in their home country. These concerts will mark the band's first live appearances since the departure of longtime HIM drummer Mika Kristian Karppinen (a.k.a. Gas Lipstick) earlier this year. The dates are as follows: Aug. 15 - Tampere, Klubi Aug. 16 - Jyväskylä, Lutakko Aug. ...

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