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MIKE PORTNOY 'Loves' His Former Bandmates In DREAM THEATER

Mike Portnoy says that he understands why his former bandmates in DREAM THEATER declined his invitation to join him in a performance of the group's "12 Step Suite" in its entirety for the first time ever on the Cruise To The Edge this past February. The music documents the musician's battle with alcoholism, and is ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Releases Cover Of MR. BUNGLE's 'Retrovertigo'

As previously announced, AVENGED SEVENFOLD is expanding its new album, "The Stage", into an evolving body of work by adding a series of new tracks over the course of the coming months. Today sees the release of the album's latest addition, their rendition of MR. BUNGLE's "Retrovertigo". "Retrovertigo" follows the recent release of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's ...

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THE WINERY DOGS: 'Elevate' Performance Clip From 'Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016'

THE WINERY DOGS, the power trio featuring drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ADRENALINE MOB), legendary bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, TALAS, DAVID LEE ROTH) and guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), will release "Dog Years: Live In Santiago & Beyond 2013-2016" on August 4 via Loud & Proud Records. "Dog Years: Live In ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Battery' Performance From Chicago

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Battery" on June 18 at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois can be seen below. The Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame band is touring in support of its tenth studio album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", which came out last November, eight years after "Death Magnetic". METALLICA is ...

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Why Does METALLICA Keep Making New Albums?

Tim Virgin of 97.9 The Loop conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich before the band's June 18 concert at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois. You can now watch the chat below. Asked what inspires METALLICA to keep making new records even though they could have easily spent the last couple of decades touring ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT On 'Hardwired' Guitar Solos: 'I Wanted It To Be Unpredictable And Unexpected For Everyone Out There'

METALLICA's Kirk Hammett spoke to Kilpop about the more improvisational approach he took while recording the guitar leads on the band's new album, "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" — something that he says he accomplished by not preparing any of the solo parts and just hitting the studio. "I have always been intrigued by the ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Lyric Video For New Song 'Roots'

The official lyric video for the song "Roots" from IN THIS MOMENT can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new album, "Ritual", which will be released on Friday, July 21. The group's sixth studio effort will be released by Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records and is available for pre-order ...

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KIRK HAMMETT: It 'Would Be Nice' If METALLICA Could Take Less Than Eight Years To Release Next Album

Kirk Hammett says that it "would be nice" if METALLICA could take less than eight years to release the follow-up to the "Hardwired… To Self-Destruct" album. Aside from touring, METALLICA had spent much of time between the release of 2008's "Death Magnetic" and 2016's "Hardwired" on other projects, including launching a music festival, collaborating on ...

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IN THIS MOMENT: Teaser For 'Ritual' Album

A teaser for "Ritual", the new album from IN THIS MOMENT, is available below. Due on Friday, July 21, the band's sixth studio effort will be released by Atlantic Records in partnership with Roadrunner Records and is available for pre-order now. All pre-orders will be joined by an instant grat download of "Oh Lord", with ...

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METALLICA: Official Video Recap Of 'WorldWired' Tour Kick-Off

The official video recap of the first show of the North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" tour — which launched on May 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland — can be seen below. According to Rolling Stone, the stage show included "seemingly hundred-foot screens that stretch to the upper rafters of the gigantic ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH: Response To 'Hardwired' Album Has Been 'Way Beyond Our Wildest Hopes And Imaginations'

HardDrive Radio host Lou Brutus conducted an interview with METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich before the band's May 12 concert at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania during the "WorldWired" North American stadium tour. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the overwhelmingly positive response to ...

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