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STEVE VAI On Playing With FRANK ZAPPA: 'A Day Doesn't Pass Where I Don't Marvel That It All Happened'

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai was recently interviewed on "Whiplash", the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie. You can now watch the chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he is having fun on the "Generation Axe" tour, which sees him joining forces with Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen, Nuno Bettencourt ...

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STEEL PANTHER To Begin Recording Fifth Album This Week

California glam favorites STEEL PANTHER will enter the studio on Tuesday, November 13 to begin laying down drums for their fifth album. Drummer Stix Zadinia tweeted on Sunday: "Holy shit. We are doin it again!!! These songs are gonna fuuuuck your face up. In the cool way." STEEL PANTHER's latest album, "Lower The Bar", was ...

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WHITESNAKE To Release 'Flesh & Blood' Album In May 2019

WHITESNAKE has announced its first shows of the 2019 "Flesh & Blood" world tour. The trek will see the David Coverdale-fronted band perform select songs from its 13th studio album, "Flesh & Blood", to be released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. The first single and video from the disc, titled "Shut Up & ...

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MICHAEL MONROE To Release 'One Man Gang' Album In The Spring

Former HANOI ROCKS singer Michael Monroe will release his new solo album, "One Man Gang", in the spring. The follow-up to 2015's "Blackout States", which is currently being mastered, features guest appearances by ex-HANOI ROCKS guitarist Nasty Suicide and THE DAMNED legend Captain Sensible. Monroe told Heavy TV he named his new solo record after ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'Road To Chaos' Episode 2

The second episode of "Road To Chaos", the video series documenting the promotional activities for "Controlled Chaos", the upcoming debut solo album from Nita Strauss, the incredibly talented guitarist who has rocked out on stage with ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, Jermaine Jackson, THE IRON MAIDENS and more, can be seen below. The disc will be ...

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JIMI HENDRIX-Inspired Luxury Men's And Women's Apparel Coming In The Spring

Epic Rights and Perryscope Productions, exclusive retail branding partners for Authentic Hendrix — which celebrates the extraordinary artistry, style, vision and talent of iconic rock guitarist Jimi Hendrix — have announced a new, luxury apparel partnership, blending the spirit of Hendrix with Los Angeles-based fashion label Libertine, founded by innovative designer Johnson Hartig. The Authentic ...

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HYPOCRISY And FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE To Join Forces For Early 2019 North American Tour

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY and Italian symphonic death metallers FLESHGOD APOCALYPSE will return to North America for the "Death...Is Just The Beginning" co-headlining tour in March/April 2019. Joining them will be the progressive extreme metal band AENIMUS. Tickets go on-sale everywhere on Friday, November 16. Confirmed tour dates: Mar. 15 - Los Angeles, CA - ...

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BRET MICHAELS's Concert In Greeneville, Tennessee Postponed Due To 'Medical Emergency'

POISON frontman Bret Michaels canceled his November 11 concert at the Niswonger Performing Arts Center in Greeneville, Tennessee "due to a medical emergency." According to a statement posted on Bret's social media sites, the performance was called off because Michaels is suffering from kidney stones and is now immobile due to pain. All tickets purchased ...

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STATIC-X Bassist Says 'Project Regeneration' Is 'The Send-Off WAYNE STATIC Deserves'

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos has addressed "questions and misinformation surrounding the dynamics" of his relationship with the band's frontman Wayne Static, particularly in the years prior to Wayne's tragic passing in 2014. Static founded STATIC-X in 1994 and achieved commercial success with the band's 1999 debut, "Wisconsin Death Trip", which included the rock radio hit ...

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KLAUS MEINE's Illness Forces SCORPIONS Sydney Concert Cancelation

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS were forced to cancel their concert in Sydney, Australia Saturday night — just two days after calling off their Melbourne show with DEF LEPPARD. SCORPIONS vocalist Klaus Meine issued the following statement: "Dear Australian fans, believe me, I have tried everything to be up on stage tonight in Sydney... I ...

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FOREIGNER's Original Members Reunite On Stage In Los Angeles (Video)

Legendary rockers FOREIGNER played the first of four "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts Friday night (November 9) at Los Angeles's Microsoft Theater Friday. The show, which marked the 40th anniversary of FOREIGNER's second album, "Double Vision", featured all current bandmembers plus the original musicians who helped to put the iconic group on the map ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Vocalist Has Never Liked The Term 'Metalcore': 'I'd Say We're More Of A Metal Band'

Simon Takla of PBS Metal Genesis recently conducted an interview with frontman Jesse Leach of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE. You can listen to the entire chat via the Soundcloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether doing "Alive Or Just Breathing" 15th-anniversary shows last year validated his 2012 return to the ...

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FLOOR JANSEN Laments Split Of Her Pre-NIGHTWISH Band AFTER FOREVER: 'I Was Not Too Pleased With Stopping'

Holland's FaceCulture recently conducted an interview with NIGHTWISH frontwoman Floor Jansen about NORTHWARD, her hard rock project with PAGAN'S MIND guitarist Jørn Viggo Lofstad. You can watch the entire interview below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the origins of NORTHWARD, which date back to an all-star jam at the 2007 ProgPower USA ...

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