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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN: Behind-The-Scenes Video On Making Of Debut Album

SMITH/KOTZEN, the electrifying collaboration between guitarists and vocalists Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen, released its self-titled debut album on March 26 via BMG. A six-and-a-half-minute behind-the-scenes featurette on the making of the album can be seen below. Recorded on the Turks & Caicos Islands in February 2020, produced by Richie and Adrian and mixed by ...

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SATYRICON To Release Remixed And Remastered Editions Of 'Dark Medieval Times' And 'The Shadowthrone'

SATYRICON's first album, "Dark Medieval Times", was released in the autumn of 1993 followed by its successor, "The Shadowthrone", only eight months later. These pioneering pieces of art marked a start of a black metal evolution and have influenced the genre ever since. Both records will now be released as remixed and remastered reissues with ...

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MICHAEL ANTHONY: CHICKENFOOT Will 'Definitely' Play Again

Michael Anthony says that CHICKENFOOT will "definitely" reunite for more live shows and possible new music. The supergroup, which features the ex-VAN HALEN bassist, alongside legendary guitarist Joe Satriani, former VAN HALEN singer Sammy Hagar and RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS drummer Chad Smith, has been largely inactive since 2012 when it toured with Kenny Aronoff ...

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ANTHRAX Is Working On New Music, Says JONATHAN DONAIS

ANTHRAX guitarist Jonathan Donais has confirmed to "The Chuck Shute Podcast" that the band is working on a new album. "Hopefully, once this pandemic's over, there'll be a new record and a ton of touring behind it," he said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). "I know the band is working on stuff, and I know they've ...

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IN THIS MOMENT Is 'Starting To Write New Music' During Pandemic

During an appearance on this past Thursday's (March 25) episode of SirusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", IN THIS MOMENT singer Maria Brink was asked if she and her bandmates have used the coronavirus downtime to work on new music. She responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There [are] conversations happening right now and music being ...

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GUS G. To Release New Solo Single, 'Exosphere', This Week

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will release a new solo single, "Exosphere", on April 1 on all digital platforms. The track features Dennis Ward on bass and Jan-Vincent Velazco on drums. The artwork ...

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HYPOCRISY Completes Work On New Album

Legendary Swedish deathsters HYPOCRISY have completed work on their long-awaited new studio album. The follow-up to 2013's "End Of Disclosure" is tentatively due later in the year via Nuclear Blast Records. The news of the HYPOCRISY LP's completion was broken by mainman Peter Tägtgren on Friday. He posted an Instagram picture of him raising a ...

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ELTON JOHN Says He Recently Recorded 'Something' With METALLICA

During the latest episode of Elton John's Apple Music 1 show "Rocket Hour", the legendary singer told guest SG Lewis that he recorded "something" with METALLICA. "I've just done something with METALLICA," he revealed. "During this lockdown period, I've been working with [the virtual band] GORILLAZ and people like that. I haven't been doing any ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Discusses 'Unique Situation' Of Being In A Band With His Ex-Girlfriend, SIMONE SIMONS

On a recent episode of the "Loaded Radio" podcast, EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen spoke to Scott Penfold about what it's been like to work with singer Simone Simons for the past two decades after the breakup of their romantic relationship. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We are very close friends. I was just talking ...

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PERRY FARRELL Is Hopeful For LOLLAPALOOZA Return In August

JANE'S ADDICTION frontman Perry Farrell has told iHeartRadio's Jason Rockman in a new interview that he is hopeful there will be a 2021 edition of Lollapalooza's flagship event in Chicago. "If we can all stay on course, get vaccinated, stay socially distanced and masked up, maybe — please, God, maybe — we'll get to go ...

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WARRANT Is 'Stoked' To 'Get Back Out And Play'

WARRANT guitarist Joey Allen spoke with Darren Paltrowitz — host of the "Paltrocast With Darren Paltrowitz" — about how he and his bandmates have been spending their downtime during the coronavirus pandemic. Asked if there has been any talk of WARRANT making a follow-up to 2017's "Louder Harder Faster" album, Joey said (as transcribed by ...

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Watch NIGHT RANGER Perform ALICE COOPER, DAMN YANKEES Covers At Socially Distanced Concert At SeaWorld In Orlando

On Saturday, March 27, NIGHT RANGER performed at SeaWorld's Seven Seas Food Festival in Orlando, Florida. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "concertsrock"). All theaters and stadiums at SeaWorld Orlando are operating at limited capacity with modified seating to allow for proper physical distancing. Last fall, NIGHT ...

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EDDIE OJEDA And DEE SNIDER To Team Up With RUDY SARZO And MIKE PORTNOY For Cover Of MOUNTAIN's 'Theme From An Imaginary Western'

TWISTED SISTER guitarist Eddie Ojeda has revealed that he is in the process of recording a tribute to MOUNTAIN's Leslie West, who died three months ago at the age of 75. The iconic guitarist, vocalist, songwriter and storyteller suffered cardiac arrest at his home near Daytona, Florida on December 21, 2020 and was rushed to ...

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