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RUSH's NEIL PEART Included In GRAMMY AWARDS' 'In Memoriam' Segment

Iconic RUSH drummer Neil Peart was included in the televised portion of the Grammy Awards ceremony's "In Memoriam" segment. A short video snippet of Peart in concert was displayed on the screen, along with the caption "NEIL PEART - drummer, lyricist Rush". You can watch the entire "In Memoriam" segment below, with Peart appearing around ...

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VIO-LENCE Recruits Former OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have parted ways with guitarist Ray Vegas. His temporary replacement for VIO-LENCE shows starting in late February will be former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson. Says the band: "VIO-LENCE would like to thank Ray Vegas for all his hard work and contributions to this band. It's been an incredible ...

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Video: Original BANG TANGO Lineup Performs At Whisky A Go Go

Fan-filmed video footage of BANG TANGO's January 25 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California can be seen below (courtesy of YouTube user "concertsrock"). The original lineup of BANG TANGO announced its reunion last November. All five of the group's original members — guitarist Mark Knight, singer Joe Lesté, guitarist Kyle ...

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Rockers React To Death Of Basketball Legend KOBE BRYANT

Paul Stanley (KISS), David Coverdale (WHITESNAKE), Dino Cazares (FEAR FACTORY), Phil Labonte (ALL THAT REMAINS) and Chris Kael (FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH) are among the rockers who have reacted to the death of basketball star Kobe Bryant. The NBA legend and his daughter were among five people killed in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California, ...

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Go Behind The Scenes Of AS I LAY DYING's Tour Of India

California metallers AS I LAY DYING have posted an 18-minute video featuring behind-the-scenes footage from their recently completed three-date tour of India. Check it out below. AS I LAY DYING guitarist Phil Sgrosso recently said that he now has " the most positive relationship" he has ever had with the band's singer Tim Lambesis, who ...

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MEGADETH's DIRK VERBEUREN Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'The World Lost A True Legend And A Beautiful Soul'

Former SOILWORK and current MEGADETH drummer Dirk Verbeuren has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer "is the ultimate reference when it comes to creativity and swing in metal drumming." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was ...

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OVERKILL Drummer JASON BITTNER On SEAN REINERT: 'He Became A NEIL PEART-Type Influence For The Metal World'

Former FLOTSAM AND JETSAM and current OVERKILL drummer Jason Bittner has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that the ex-DEATH and CYNIC drummer became a 'Neil Peart'-type influence for the metal world." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was transported to a ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Pays Tribute To SEAN REINERT: 'He Was An Outstanding Drummer And A Really Nice Guy'

Mike Portnoy has paid tribute to Sean Reinert, saying that "he was an outstanding drummer and a really nice guy." Reinert was found unresponsive at his San Bernardino, California home on Friday night (January 24). According to TMZ, he was transported to a hospital, but after life-saving measures proved ineffective, he was pronounced dead upon ...

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RATT Is In The Studio

Long-running California rockers RATT appear to be working on their first new music since 2010's "Infestation" album. Earlier today, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy tweeted out a couple of photos of him and bassist Juan Croucier in the studio, and he included the following caption: "In the @Juan_Croucier 'Cellar' studio yesterday (all I can see) and ...

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Former DEATH And CYNIC Drummer SEAN REINERT Dead At 48

Sean Reinert, longtime drummer for progressive/technical metal pioneers CYNIC, has died. He was found unresponsive at his California home Friday night (January 24). No cause of death has yet been revealed. He was only 48 years old. Reinert was a founding member of CYNIC, along with guitarist/vocalist Paul Masvidal, and he remained in the group ...

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JOEY KRAMER Joins AEROSMITH Bandmates At MusiCares Benefit Gala, But Doesn't Perform With Them: Video, Photos

Joey Kramer joined his AEROSMITH bandmates as they accepted the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year award last night (Friday, January 24) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt introduced the group as the night's honoree ("They are brothers. They refer to each other as brothers and they even fight like ...

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Ex-LAMB OF GOD Drummer CHRIS ADLER Pays Tribute To NEIL PEART: 'He Defined And Continues To Define The Drummer's Role'

Former LAMB OF GOD drummer Chris Adler has paid tribute to Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Earlier today, Adler released the following message to BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "I was a lil ...

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LAST IN LINE Begins Recording Third Album

LAST IN LINE has entered Steakhouse studio in North Hollywood, California to begin recording its third album. The follow-up to last year's "II" is tentatively due before the end of the year via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Speaking to Heavy New York at last weekend's NAMM show in Anaheim, California, frontman ...

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ALTER BRIDGE Releases 'Godspeed' Lyric Video

ALTER BRIDGE has released the official lyric video for the song "Godspeed". The track — described as an uplifting musical memorial for anyone who has lost someone — is taken from the band's latest album, "Walk The Sky", which was released in October via Napalm Records. According to a press release, the 14-track follow-up to ...

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Watch NITA STRAUSS Shred At This Year's NAMM

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, was was again in attendance at this year's NAMM convention in Anaheim, California for the launch of the latest additions to the Ibanez Nita Strauss signature JIVA family: the new JIVA X, JIVA10 and JIVA Junior models. Video footage of Strauss shredding the ...

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