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Former MEGADETH, ANTHRAX, LIZZY BORDEN Members To Take Part In 'From Classical To Rock' Benefit Concert

"From Classical To Rock" has once again joined forces with the non-profit Peninsula Education Foundation (PEF) to present an intimate star-studded concert benefiting local schools. Set to take place on May 11 at the Terranea Resort in Palos Verdes, the event will bring aspiring high school musicians from local high schools, together with rock stars ...

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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA On Writing With DAVID COVERDALE: 'The First Thing You Come Up With Has To Be Good'

WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra recently spoke with Cameron Buchholtz of the Oklahoma City, Oklahoma radio station 100.5 The KATT. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's rigorous touring schedule: Joel: "That's something that David Coverdale still likes. He still enjoys production rehearsals and heading ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's MICHAEL WILTON Looks Back On 'Silent Lucidity''s Crossover Success: 'That Song Hit So Many People'

Michael Wilton says that QUEENSRŸCHE's touching ballad "Silent Lucidity" helped the band cross over from a primarily hard rock audience to the mainstream. After building a devoted fan base with album and EP releases throughout the 1980s, including 1988's critically acclaimed "Operation: Mindcrime", QUEENSRŸCHE achieved multi-platinum success across North America and abroad with the 1990 ...

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ACCEPT Recruits Bassist MARTIN MOTNIK

German/American heavy metal legends ACCEPT have announced the addition of Martin Motnik on bass and Ava-Rebekah Rahman on violin as the band prepares to launch the "Symphonic Terror" tour on April 20 in Wuppertal, Germany. Born in Ludwigshafen, Germany, Motnik has been playing music since he was seven years old and has been a member ...

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RAGE Signs with SPV/STEAMHAMMER; 25th Studio Album Due In January

15 years after the arrival of their live recording "From The Cradle To The Stage", German metal veterans RAGE have returned to SPV/Steamhammer. The band — featuring frontman Peavy Wagner, guitarist Marcos Rodriguez and drummer Vassilios "Lucky" Maniatopoulos — is working on material for its upcoming album, "Wings Of Rage" (working title), scheduled for release ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON To Perform At 50th-Anniversary Celebration Of JON LORD's 'Concerto For Group And Orchestra' In Quebec City

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson will perform on November 21 at the Palais Montcalm in Quebec City, Qebec, Canada as part of the 50th-anniversary celebration of late DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord's "Concerto For Group And Orchestra". Also scheduled to appear are conductor Paul Mann, a close friend of Jon's, the Quebec Symphony Orchestra, and ...

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NORTHTALE Signs With NUCLEAR BLAST

NORTHTALE, the new Swedish-American power metal band featuring guitarist Bill Hudson (TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, I AM MORBID, ex-U.D.O./ DIRKSCHNEIDER), vocalist Christian Eriksson (ex-TWILIGHT FORCE), and drummer Patrick Johansson (ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-W.A.S.P.) — has inked a deal with Nuclear Blast. The group, which is completed by bassist Mikael Planefeldt and keyboardist Jimmy Pitts, will release its debut ...

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Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

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GODSMACK Stopped Playing To A Click Track After Two Shows: 'We Felt Like A Bunch Of Robots,' Says SHANNON LARKIN

Shannon Larkin has admitted that GODSMACK started playing to a click track during its concerts last year, only to abandon the idea after two shows. According to the drummer, he and his bandmates have "always resisted" the prospect of relying on pre-recorded tracks, especially after years of touring with acts who built their performances on ...

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SOTO To Release 'Origami' Album In May

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official lyric video for the disc's first single, "BeLie", can be seen below. The clip was created by Cloud Music Typography. Jeff comments: ...

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PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA, BRING ME THE HORIZON, CHEVELLE Confirmed For This Year's LOLLAPALOOZA

PERRY FARRELL'S KIND HEAVEN ORCHESTRA, BRING ME THE HORIZON and CHEVELLE are among the newly confirmed artists for this year's Lollapalooza festival, set to take place August 1-4 at Grant Park in Chicago. The festival announced 181 bands and artists Wednesday. Daily lineups will be announced at a later date, the festival said. Four-day passes ...

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JON ANDERSON Is 'Very Open' To YES Reunion

Jon Anderson says that he is "very open" to a YES reunion. Anderson sang "Roundabout" and "Owner Of A Lonely Heart" with YES at the band's Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction two years ago, and his former bandmate Steve Howe makes a guest appearance on a song called "Now And Again" on Jon's ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'Evermore' Video Released

The official music video for "Evermore", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Empath", which will be released on March 29 via InsideOut Music. Devin explains in a letter direct to his fans: "So with the release of ...

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Listen To ENTOMBED's 'Sinners Bleed' From 'Clandestine - Live' Album

ENTOMBED has uploaded the song "Sinners Bleed" from the upcoming "Clandestine - Live" release. The effort contains the unique experience of the band performing its second album "Clandestine" in full live for the first time ever for the album's 25th anniversary on November 12, 2016 at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden. Joining original ENTOMBED members ...

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VLTIMAS Feat. Former MORBID ANGEL Frontman DAVID VINCENT: Listen To 'Monolilith' Song

"Monolilith", a new song from VLTIMAS, the three-piece extreme metal formation consisting of David Vincent (ex-MORBID ANGEL), Rune "Blasphemer" Eriksen (ex-MAYHEM, AURA NOIR) and Flo Monier (CRYPTOPSY), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the VLTIMAS's debut album, "Something Wicked Marches In", which will be released on March 29 via Season Of Mist. ...

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ENTOMBED To Release 'Clandestine - Live' In May

ENTOMBED invites you to hear the unique experience of the band performing its second album "Clandestine" in full live for the first time ever for the album's 25th anniversary on November 12, 2016 at Malmö Live in Malmö, Sweden. Joining original ENTOMBED members Alex Hellid, Uffe Cederlund (guitar) and Nicke Andersson (drums) at the concert ...

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