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DEE SNIDER Has No Desire To Do A Full Tour

Dee Snider says that the decision to end TWISTED SISTER was partly motivated by his desire to go out while he can still put on a great show. TWISTED SISTER called it quits in 2016 after completing a farewell 40th-anniversary tour. The band's last-ever concert took place in November of that year — 20 months ...

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CARCASS: Back In The Studio

British extreme metal pioneers CARCASS appear to have entered the studio to begin recording the long-awaited follow-up to 2013's comeback album, "Surgical Steel". Earlier today, a photo was posted on the band's Facebook page of drummer Daniel Wilding's drum kit set up at an undisclosed recording facility. CARCASS guitarist Bill Steer told the WSOU radio ...

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WILLIAM SHATNER Unveils Music Video For 'Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer' Feat. ZZ TOP's BILLY GIBBONS

William Shatner's first-ever holiday album, "Shatner Claus", is out now, featuring a truly eclectic roster of vanguards, icons and misfits that join him on this collection of reinterpreted classics. Today he's unveiled the first music video from it: a rocked-out rendition of "Rudolf The Red Nosed Reindeer" featuring ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons on guitar. In ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS And JUDITH LYNN STILLMAN To Perform An Evening Of Music For Two Pianos

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will perform a two-piano classical concert event with his longtime Juilliard school friend, pianist Judith Lynn Stillman, on Saturday, December 15 at Sapinsley Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. They will be playing the greats: Mozart, Brahms and a special treat for DREAM THEATER fans. "It's taken a lot of shredding, ...

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HELLYEAH's Final Album With VINNIE PAUL To Arrive In 2019

HELLYEAH has confirmed that it will release its new album in 2019. The LP will mark the band's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away in June. HELLYEAH revealed its plans to issue the LP in a short Thanksgiving message on the group's Facebook page. The band wrote: "Happy Thanksgiving Hellions!! See ...

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DREAM THEATER Launches 'Distance Over Time' In-Studio Video Series

Progressive music titans DREAM THEATER have launched the first in a series of three in-the-studio video interviews, where the entire band sat down and discussed how their upcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", came together. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22, 2019. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Each Track Is Very, Very Exciting And Very, Very Unique'

Lotsofmuzik recently conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Lotsofmuzik: For [DREAM THEATER's upcoming] album ["Distance Over Time"], you guys decided to convene in an isolated property and work together in the album. When I heard about that, I couldn't help but ...

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KILLCODE Releases 'Put It Off' Video

American hard rockers KILLCODE have released "Put It Off", the second in a trilogy of videos from their latest effort, "The Answer". Director David Swajeski started a creative relationship with KILLCODE when he heard the song "Breaking Away" and used it as a theme song in his film "Dressed". Since that time, David has collaborated ...

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ABBATH To Begin Recording Second Album Next Month

ABBATH, the solo project of former IMMORTAL frontman Abbath (real name Olve Eikemo), will enter Dub Studios in Kristiansand, Norway on December 3 to begin recording its second album. Helming the effort will be producer Endre Kirkesola, who has previously worked with BLOOD RED THRONE, GREEN CARNATION, SIRENIA and IN VAIN, among others. ABBATH's sophomore ...

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4th Annual 'Bowl For Ronnie' Celebrity Bowling Tournament Raises $74,000 For 'Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund'

The fourth annual "Bowl For Ronnie" celebrity bowling tournament, benefiting the Ronnie James Dio Stand Up And Shout Cancer Fund, held on Thursday, October 25 at Pinz bowling center in Studio City, California, was once again sold out in advance. This year's event brought in its largest amount yet — $74,000 — for the music-based ...

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BLOOD FEAST To Release 'Chopped, Sliced And Diced' EP In December

Hells Headbangers has set a December 21 release date for a special mini-album from cult American thrashers BLOOD FEAST, fittingly titled "Chopped, Sliced And Diced". The mini-album will be available on four formats: regular 12-inch vinyl, shaped picture disc, shaped CD with bonus tracks, and cassette tape with the same bonus tracks. Beloved cult favorites ...

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ANTHRAX's SCOTT IAN: Why I Love Touring With SLAYER

ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian has told BBC Radio 1's "Rock Show With Daniel P. Carter" that he initially connected with the members of SLAYER nearly three and a half decades ago at a concert on the East Coast. "The first time we met, we were all hanging out at a MERCYFUL FATE show at L'Amour ...

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AEROSMITH Bassist TOM HAMILTON Partners With PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Primary Wave Music Publishing continues to dramatically expand, announcing today a new acquisition. The firm, which is considered one of the leading U.S. independent publishing companies, announces their partnership with Tom Hamilton, the songwriter and bassist in the Grammy Award-winning and legendary rock band AEROSMITH. The agreement includes some of Hamilton's biggest hits for AEROSMITH, ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI: 'Distance Over Time' Is 'The Best-Sounding DREAM THEATER Record We've Ever Made'

Progressive metal titans DREAM THEATER will release their 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", on February 22, 2019. "Distance Over Time" showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while maintaining the elements that have garnered them devoted fans around the globe. The album also marks the first for the band's new label InsideOut Music. The ...

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