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TONY HARNELL, JOEL HOEKSTRA And JAMES LOMENZO Join Forces In ECHOBATS

Former TNT singer Tony Harnell is racing ahead with one eye in the rear-view fronting ECHOBATS, a new all-star, quarantine-inspired project alongside WHITESNAKE/TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Joel Hoekstra (guitar), NIGHT RANGER's Eric Levy on keyboards and the tight, crackling rhythm of Matt Starr's (MR. BIG, ACE FREHLEY) kit and James LoMenzo's (WHITE LION, MEGADETH) bass. "Save ...

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LEMMY Praises AC/DC In Never-Before-Heard Interview: 'We're Like Birds Of A Feather'

"AC/DC Beyond The Thunder", a podcast where extraordinary fans salute this extraordinary band, kicks off episode Season 2 this week with a posthumous interview from MOTÖRHEAD founder and rock and roll icon Lemmy Kilmister. Captured before his death in 2015, this never-before-heard exchange features Lemmy trying to impress his date by bringing her backstage to ...

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CODE ORANGE Announces 'Under The Skin' Livestream Event

Grammy-nominated band CODE ORANGE has announced "Under The Skin", a brand-new livestream event, which follows the empty-venue record-release show livestream "Last Ones Left: In Fear Of The End". Set to broadcast live via CODE ORANGE's Twitch channel on July 30, "Under The Skin" will see CODE ORANGE delivering a full-band, stripped-down-and-reimagined presentation of tracks spanning ...

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SAVOY BROWN To Release 'Ain't Done Yet' Album In August

Legendary British blues rock band SAVOY BROWN, led by founding member Kim Simmonds, will release a new album, "Ain't Done Yet", on August 28 via Quarto Valley Records. The LP follows SAVOY BROWN's critically acclaimed 2019 effort "City Night". "The new album continues the approach I've been taking with the band this past decade," says ...

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TRIXTER's STEVE BROWN Says Drummer MARK 'GUS' SCOTT 'Is On The S**t List Right Now': I Don't Know If That's Ever Gonna Get Repaired'

In a brand new interview with That Metal Interview, TRIXTER guitarist Steve Brown was asked about the current status of the band he co-founded in 1983. He said (hear audio below): "I'll be honest and say that we're a fragmented band at the moment. Some internal business stuff went on, which I don't really wanna ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Says He Spent Last New Year's Eve With DREAM THEATER Bassist JOHN MYUNG: 'We Had A Great Time Together'

Mike Portnoy has revealed that he spent last New Year's Eve with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung. The ex-DREAM THEATER drummer addressed his relationship with Myung while filming a new video message on Cameo, which lets users hire celebrities to record brief, personalized video messages about virtually any topic. Asked if he ...

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KISS Announces More Details For Rescheduled 'Kiss Kruise X'

"Kiss Kruise X", which was scheduled to take place October 30 - November 4, 2020 aboard Norwegian Pearl, has been officially postponed to October 29 – November 3, 2021. Join the KISS members as they sail from Miami to Harvest Caye, Belize and Roatan, Honduras aboard Norwegian Jewel. So far, the following artists are scheduled ...

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KISS Officially Postpones Summer 2020 European Tour Dates

KISS has postponed all previously announced European tour dates that were set to take place through June and July. The band states: "We'll continue monitoring the global situation and will reschedule the dates as soon as possible." Ticket holders can hold on to existing tickets for rescheduled dates or contact ticket outlets for options. Says ...

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JORDAN RUDESS Says 'It Looks Very Good' That LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT Will Regroup

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess says that "it looks very good" that LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT will regroup in the not-too-distant future. LIQUID TENSION EXPERIMENT is the instrumental progressive rock/metal project featuring Rudess and fellow DREAM THEATER member John Petrucci (guitar), alongside ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy and progressive rock icon Tony Levin (bass) of KING ...

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MANOWAR To Embark On 40th-Anniversary Tour In 2021

MANOWAR will embark on its 40th-anniversary tour in 2021. The trek will kick off in April in Germany and will include shows in The Netherlands for the first time in many years. The tour will be bigger than ever, featuring orchestra and choir, Viking reenactors, stunning visuals and a powerful set list full of immortal ...

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JOE SATRIANI Is Working On Two New Albums While In Quarantine

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani spoke to Australian Musician about how he has been staying busy during the coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "I got it in my head that I wanted to create two separate records in the next few months. One would be another instrumental album, and another would be a vocal-oriented ...

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SHINEDOWN's New Single 'Atlas Falls' Gets Official Release

SHINEDOWN has just released its uplifting new single "Atlas Falls". The track was previously only available as part of a t-shirt bundle for SHINEDOWN's fundraiser for humanitarian aid organization Direct Relief, during which the band has raised more than $300,000 (including a $20,000 donation from SHINEDOWN that kicked it off), helping to get key personal ...

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