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ALL THAT REMAINS Announces Spring 2019 Headline Tour

ALL THAT REMAINS has announced a spring 2019 headline tour with support from UNEARTH, BIG STORY and THE 9TH PLANET OUT. The trek will kick off on May 30 in Amityville, New York and conclude on June 15 in Poughkeepsie, New York. ALL THAT REMAINS is continuing to tour in support of its latest album, ...

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JIMMY PAGE Shares Psychedelic Story Behind His Famous FENDER Guitar

In the video below, Jimmy Page shares the psychedelic story behind his famous Fender guitar. Page's custom shop "mirror" and "dragon" Telecaster models — a historic, hands-on collaboration between Fender Custom Shop master builder Paul Waller and Page himself — are modeled after Page's beloved 1959 Fender Telecaster. At each stage in its evolution, this ...

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STAIND, SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE To Perform At This Year's LOUDER THAN LIFE Festival

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND will perform at this year's Louder Than Life festival, set to take place September 27-29 at the event's new home at Louisville's Highly Festival Grounds at the KY Expo Center. Also scheduled to appear are SLIPKNOT, DISTURBED, GODSMACK, ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON, BREAKING BENJAMIN, CHEVELLE, HALESTORM and many more. "We wouldn't be ...

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RETURN OF THE COMET Feat. Former FREHLEY'S COMET Members: Video Of First-Ever Concert

RETURN OF THE COMET, the new band featuring former FREHLEY'S COMET members John Regan (bass), Tod Howarth (guitar/lead vocals) and Richie Scarlet (guitar/lead vocals) along with ex-ACE FREHLEY drummer Steve Werner, performed live for the first time last night (Friday, April 5) at the Bijou Theatre in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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STAIND Teases Return To Live Activity

Massachusetts-based rockers STAIND have shared a short video on their social media sites, teasing what appears to be some sort of announcement. The 17-second clip features the band's logo accompanied by video static and the caption "stay tuned." Some fans have speculated that STAIND will announce its return to the live stage in celebration of ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Holy S**t' Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA will release their first studio album in 10 years, "Holy Shit" on June 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The band's first LP since 2009's "Heavy Psych" EP quickly puts to rest the question that's loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced their reformation ...

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ALL THAT REMAINS: 'Everything's Wrong' Video Released

"Everything's Wrong", the new video from ALL THAT REMAINS, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Victim Of The New Disease", which was released last November. Singer Phil Labonte said: "We're super excited to share this video with everyone. Everyone in ATR really feels like the video captured the ...

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MIKE PATTON's IPECAC RECORDINGS Celebrates 20th Anniversary

IPC-1 is the catalog number of the release that started it all: FANTÔMAS's self-titled release. Greg Werckman, former Alternative Tentacles head honcho and Mike Patton's manager, along with Mike Patton (FAITH NO MORE, TOMAHAWK) had just come off the heels of the wild ride that was MR. BUNGLE's California and were looking for a label ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist Says Group Completed 17 Songs For Forthcoming Album

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE bassist Mike D'Antonio recently spoke with RadioactiveMike Z, host of the Riverside, California radio station 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's upcoming American co-headlining tour with PARKWAY DRIVE: Mike: "We've become fast friends on ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Is 'More DREAM THEATER-y' Than 'The Astonishing'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Pablo Abarca of Metal Hammer Spain. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences between new album "Distance Over Time" and its divisive predecessor, the 2016 conceptual double album "The Astonishing": James: "I ...

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Video Premiere: DEVIN TOWNSEND's 'Spirits Will Collide'

The official music video for "Spirits Will Collide", a brand new song from the Canadian heavy music artist Devin Townsend, can be seen below. The track is taken from his latest album, "Empath", which is being released today (Friday, March 29) via InsideOut Music. Over the past few years, the success that Devin has slowly ...

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Drummer GIL SHARONE Quits MARILYN MANSON

Drummer Gil Sharone has announced his departure from MARILYN MANSON. The Los Angeles native joined Manson's band in 2013 and was featured on the shock rocker's last two records, "The Pale Emperor" and "Heaven Upside Down". He has also performed with a number of other notable acts, including one of Maynard James Keenan's projects, PUSCIFER, ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'The Great Despair' Music Video

The official music video for the song "The Great Despair" from THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest double concept album, "The Great ...

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