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MEGAROCK All-Star Heavy Metal Cover Band To Perform At 'Long Live Rock' Benefit

MEGAROCK — a brand new heavy metal cover band featuring vocalist Walter Figueroa (ATTACKER, SEVERED HAND), guitarists Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY) and "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM), bassist Mike LePond (SYMPHONY X), and drummer Taz Marazz (SEVEN WITCHES) — will perform this Saturday night (January 31) at Dexter's Entertainment ...

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SWASHBUCKLE, AUGURY Sign With NUCLEAR BLAST After Winning MySpace Band Contest

Montreal-based sympho/black/folk/power metal act BLACKGUARD (formerly PROFUGUS MORTIS), New Jersey's crazy pirate metal drunks SWASHBUCKLE and Canadian progressive death metallers AUGURY have been signed to Nuclear Blast Records after being selected as the winners of the label's "MySpace Band Contest." According to Nuclear Blast, there were around 3,000 artist submissions for the contest, which lasted ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS At NAMM; Video Available

Video footage of DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess taking part in a Roland product demo at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) on January 16, 2009 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California, can be viewed below. Jordan Rudess' latest solo CD, "The Road Home", was released in 2007. Having been influenced ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT At NAMM; Video Available

MusicRadar.com has uploaded video footage of GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal playing his new Vigier guitars at the 2009 winter NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, which was held January 15-18, 2009 in Anaheim, California. Watch the five-minute clip below. Thal released an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules NAMM Appearances

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has scheduled the following appearances at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants), which is held January 15-18 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California: Friday, January 16: * Roland Product Demo – 3:00 p.m. (Roland Performance Theater at Anaheim Convention Center) Saturday, January 17: * Korg Product ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT: Video Footage Of Paris Masterclass, Interview Available

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal took part in a masterclass and interview with the Guitars-Attitude.com web site during his recent promotional visit to Paris, France. Watch it in five parts below. As previously reported, Thal will release an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of acoustic recordings, "Barefoot" sees ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Interviewed In Germany; Video Available

Germany's Zoomer conducted an interview with GUNS N' ROSES' Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal on December 15, 2008 when the guitarist made appearance at the Gibson Guitar Showroom in Berlin. Watch the four-minute chat below (overdubbed in German translation). As previously reported, Thal will release an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT To Release Acoustic EP

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will release an acoustic EP titled "Barefoot" on December 23. Bumblefoot's first collection of acoustic recordings, "Barefoot" sees the guitarist re-interpreting his own songs in a stripped-down bare form. It features versions of songs from various Bumblefoot albums performed in an intimate, revealing way unlike they've ever been ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Guests On SOLIS REX Debut

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal recently laid down guest bass on the debut album from the New York-based band SOLIS REX. The group, which features in its ranks Carlo Tonalezzi (one of the founding members of the first-ever Brazilian metal act CERBERO) and Veronica Bellino (who has worked with CARMINE APPICE'S SLAMM), is ...

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GUNS N' ROSES, NEW YORK DOLLS Members Featured On 'Santa's Soundtrack'

Main Man Records is releasing a limited edition holiday record, "Santa's Soundtrack For The Happenin' Holidaze", with some of their usual roster of artists like FRANKENSTEIN 3000, "DERWOOD" ANDREWS (GENERATION X) and SHAWN MARS (MARS NEEDS WOMEN, OZONE MONDAY), as well as some new notable contributors, including current GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT Talks 'Chinese Democracy'; Audio Available

In the latest episode of "Talking Metal", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy complete their final countdown to the world's most-anticipated album, GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy". The episode features an interview with GUNS N' ROSES lead guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal conducted at the first-ever "Chinese Democracy" listening party at Webster Hall in New York ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: Countdown to 'Chinese Democracy': New Podcast Posted Online

In the latest episode of "Talking Metal", recorded at the Channel 4 Pub in New York City's Rockefeller Center, hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy participate in the second-to-last installment of their countdown to one of the world's most anticipated albums, GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy". Topics include the official "Chinese Democracy" listening parties, Bumblefoot, ...

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'Talking Metal''s Countdown to "Chinese Democracy' Part 8 Podcast Posted Online

In the latest episode of "Talking Metal", hosts Mark Strigl and John Ostronomy resume their countdown to one of the world's most anticipated albums, GUNS N' ROSES' "Chinese Democracy". Topics include Best Buy, Bumblefoot, Buckethead, Frank Ferrer, Brain, Chris Pitman, and "Talking Metal"'s participation in Fuse's Big Blog Thing. The podcast can be downloaded at ...

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TWISTED SISTER Guitarist To Appear At CHILLER THEATRE Expo

TWISTED SISTER guitarist J.J. French has been added to the list of artists who are scheduled to make guest appearances at the Chiller Theatre toy, model and film expo on October 24-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey. French will appear on Friday and Saturday (Oct. 24-25) only. The following musicians are slated ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY Bassist To Appear At CHILLER THEATRE Expo

BLACK LABEL SOCIETY and CYCLE OF PAIN bassist John "J.D." DeServio has been added to the list of artists who are scheduled to make guest appearances at the Chiller Theatre toy, model and film expo on October 24-26 at the Hilton Hotel in Parsippany, New Jersey. The following musicians are slated to appear, among others: ...

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