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DREAM THEATER: 'Selections From The Astonishing' Songbook Available From HAL LEONARD

Hal Leonard has released note-for-note keyboard transcriptions for DREAM THEATER's "The Astonishing" album. Set in a dystopian future, "The Astonishing" tracks the Ravenskill Rebel Militia as they use the power of music to fight against the Great Northern Empire of the Americas. Hal Leonard's "Dream Theater - Selections From The Astonishing" songbook features 14 exact ...

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OVERKILL Frontman Talks 'Grinding Wheel' Album; Touring With MOTÖRHEAD

Emily Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast recently conducted an interview with OVERKILL vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth. You can now listen to the chat using the Spreaker widget below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On OVERKILL's forthcoming new album "Grinding Wheel": Bobby: "The great part about a new album is that it's ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS: 'Big Mouth' Lyric Video Released

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, will release its self-titled debut five-track EP on November 18 via Motörhead Music. The official lyric video for the song "Big Mouth", taken from the ...

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MOTÖRHEAD To Launch 'Road Crew' Beer Later This Year

Camerons Brewery has teamed up with legendary rock band MOTÖRHEAD and Global Merchandising Services to create an exciting new collaboration beer. The North East brewer has been working alongside the band to develop the beer over the last few months and are looking to launch later this year. The beer will be called Road Crew ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Inside The Astonishing' Episode 2

In an ongoing video series, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess discuss the recurring musical themes on the band's latest album, "The Astonishing", and how they are developed compositionally to enhance the dramatic tone of the story. Check out the second episode below. "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. ...

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LAST IN LINE: More U.S., European Tour Dates Announced

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO member Vinny Appice, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — has announced the following tour dates: Oct. 22 - Costa Mesa, CA @ Tiki Bar, CA Oct. 23 - West Hollywood, CA @ ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist's PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS To Release Debut EP In November

PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND), the band featuring MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell alongside his sons Todd, Dane and Tyla, plus vocalist Neil Starr, will release its self-titled debut five-track EP on November 18 via Motörhead Music. Produced by Todd Campbell at the band's own Stompbox Studios in Wales, ...

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LAST IN LINE Announces European Tour Dates

LAST IN LINE — the band featuring DEF LEPPARD guitarist Vivian Campbell alongside fellow founding DIO member Vinny Appice, plus singer Andrew Freeman, who has previously fronted HURRICANE and LYNCH MOB — will embark on its first-ever European tour this fall. So far the following dates have been confirmed: Nov. 23 - Cologne, Germany @ ...

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SCORPIONS And MIKKEY DEE Pay Tribute To MOTÖRHEAD's LEMMY With 'Overkill' Cover (Video)

German hard rock veterans SCORPIONS paid tribute to late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy Kilmister by performing a cover version of the MOTÖRHEAD classic "Overkill" Saturday night (September 3) at Citibank Hall in São Paulo, Brazil. SCORPIONS' current touring lineup includes MOTÖRHEAD drummer Mikkey Dee. Dee is filling in for James Kottak, who is currently on break ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Inside The Astonishing' Episode 1

In an ongoing video series, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess discuss the recurring musical themes on the band's latest album, "The Astonishing", and how they are developed compositionally to enhance the dramatic tone of the story. Check out the first episode below. "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. ...

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TWISTED SISTER Singer, MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist Join Forces To Pay Tribute To LEMMY At BLOODSTOCK OPEN AIR (Video)

TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider joined MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell's PHIL CAMPBELL AND THE BASTARD SONS (formerly PHIL CAMPBELL'S ALL STARR BAND) on stage on August 11 at the Bloodstock Open Air festival at Catton Hall in Walton-on-Trent, England to play MOTÖRHEAD's classic song "Born To Raise Hell". Also appearing with them on backing vocals ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'The Astonishing' Live Show Was 'Three Years In The Making'

Brazil's "Madhouse" recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "The Astonishing" world tour: Petrucci: "This is about three years in the making — beginning with creating the story that I wrote, and ...

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DREAM THEATER Announces Fall 2016 North American Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced details of a fall North American headline tour. The trek, which gets underway October 5 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Event Center, will see the pioneering group performing their widely acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing" in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. ...

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VINNY APPICE Looks Back On Formation Of DIO Band

On July 19, Lance Hall of the "Silk And Steel Power Hour" conducted an interview with legendary drummer Vinny Appice (BLACK SABBATH, DIO, HEAVEN & HELL). You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the early-1980s formation of the DIO band, led by iconic heavy metal ...

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POISON Drummer RIKKI ROCKETT Says That He Is Now 'Cancer Free'

A year after after being diagnosed with cancer of the tongue, POISON drummer Rikki Rockett says that he is now cancer free thanks to an experimental immunotherapy drug. Rockett broke the news via his Instagram account where he posted a photo of himself with Dr. Ezra Cohen, associate director and professor of medicine at Moores ...

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Clean Your Clock - MOTÖRHEAD

There's been a bucket load of MOTÖRHEAD live albums and videos over the years, including bonus live sets and radio performances scattered upon the Sanctuary Records remasters from 2005 and '06. Frankly, it was easy to take them for granted while Lemmy Kilmister was still alive. Last December, the widely beloved Lemmy took his last ...

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