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KINGDOM COME: More Dates Announced For 30th-Anniversary Tour

A revamped version of KINGDOM COME — comprised of guitarists Danny Stag and Rick Steier, bassist Johnny B. Frank, drummer James Kottak, along with singer Keith St. John (formerly of MONTROSE and LYNCH MOB) — will celebrate the 30th anniversary of the release of the band's self-titled debut album by embarking on a U.S. tour ...

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TWISTED SISTER's JAY JAY FRENCH Says JUDAS PRIEST And FOREIGNER Have Turned Into 'Cover Bands'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Jay Jay French took part in a question-and-answer session at this month's Spooky Empire convention in Orlando, Florida. You can now watch the discussion below. Speaking about bands which have continued performing well past their prime, French said: "[JUDAS] PRIEST is 65 years, 70 years old, SAXON's 80 fucking years old. THE ...

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Legendary Rockers ZEBRA To Celebrate 35th Anniversary Of Debut Album With West Coast Mini Tour

Legendary rock band ZEBRA will celebrate the thirty-fifth anniversary of its debut album by performing the LP in its entirety. The group's first West Coast tour in three decades will take place in February and will feature all original members: Randy Jackson, Felix Hanneman and Guy Gelso. Founded in 1975 in Louisiana, ZEBRA eventually relocated ...

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STREAM OF PASSION To Disband

Dutch/Mexican symphonic/progressive metallers STREAM OF PASSION have announced plans to disband. The group said in a statement: "Over the past eleven years, we've had the time of our lives playing in stages all over the world and sharing moments of joy on stage. But all good things come to an end, and we feel it's ...

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NWOBHM Cult Act SAVAGE To Return With New Double Album

NWOBHM cult act SAVAGE will release its brand new studio album "7", on October 9 via Minus 2 Zebra Records (distributed by Plastic Head). The double-disc release will include a complete live album titled "Live 'N Lethal" on second disc. Even though SAVAGE has often been linked to the NWOBHM movement, their roots are more ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shockwave Supernova' Album In July

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani will release his 15th solo studio album, "Shockwave Supernova", on July 24, making him one of the first to utilize the new "Friday, Global Release Day" for music. It would be easy to call "Shockwave Supernova" a "masterpiece" or "the last word on guitar" from the world's most commercially successful solo ...

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'ShipRocked 2012' Flashback - Day 1 (Video)

ShipRocked — the ultimate rock music cruise vacation — wrapped its fourth year with record-breaking "full ship" attendance of nearly 2,500 guests from all 50 U.S. states and 20 additional countries onboard the MSC Poesia cruise ship from November 27 to December 1. Guests enjoyed unforgettable performances from 18 bands, including GODSMACK, KORN and FIVE ...

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AGALLOCH To Release 'Faustian Echoes' EP

Portland musical enigmas AGALLOCH have announced a month-long bout of live performances this summer. Slated to commence with a hometown show July 11, the tour will include a nightly rotating set list featuring both new and early material with stage times anticipated to be between 90 and 120 minutes. The band will be joined by ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH: More 'American Capitalist' Details Revealed

Las Vegas, Nevada-based metallers FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH will release their third album, "American Capitalist", on October 11. The CD was recorded at The Hideout in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko, who helmed Ozzy Osbourne's 2010 effort "Scream". An 11-track release, including lead single/video "Under And Over It", this record looks all set ...

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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist: 'I Don't Play Music For Pussies. It Is Tough-Guy Music!'

Jonny B. of Bloody-Disgusting.com conducted an interview with FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Zoltan Bathory about the band's upcoming album, "American Capitalist". A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Bloody-Disgusting.com: Let's jump right into the new album, "American Capitalist", and, specifically, the title. What does it mean and how does it ...

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BOBBY RONDINELLI's Ripping Drum Solo At NAMM

The AskOurMusicians.com team stopped by the Ludwig booth at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show in Anaheim, California and caught Bobby Rondinelli (BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, RAINBOW, BLACK SABBATH) rippin' a drum solo with the help of the Ludwig team. Watch the footage below. Bobby started playing drums when he was 11 years ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: Red Rocker Les Paul Guitar Unveiled

Gibson Guitar, the world's premiere musical instrument manufacturer and leader in music technology, has announced the availability of the much anticipated Sammy Hagar Red Rocker Les Paul. Through a career that spans stints with Ronnie Montrose, VAN HALEN, and his own prominent solo work, Sammy Hagar has been the force behind a total of 60 ...

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QUEEN Guitarist 'Loves' DREAM THEATER Medley Cover

DREAM THEATER's version of a medley of three songs from the legendary QUEEN"Tenement Funster", "Flick Of The Wrist" and "Lily Of The Valley" — is one of six cover songs that are included on the special-edition version of DREAM THEATER's new album, "Black Clouds & Silver Linings". The DREAM THEATER cover of the ...

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DREAM THEATER To Guest On BRUCE DICKINSON's Radio Show

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will be IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson's guests on Friday, June 19 during Bruce's weekly BBC 6 Music radio program, dubbed "The Bruce Dickinson Friday Rock Show". Listen to the broadcast live via the Internet between 9:00 p.m. and 12:00 a.m. (midnight) U.K. time at BBC.co.uk. GetCloser.com recently ...

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