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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces 'Guitar Universe 3.0' Camp

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced the details of the third edition of his "Guitar Universe" camp. Scheduled to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in in Irvine, California, next year's edition of the camp will feature Petrucci alongside Jason Richardson, Plini, Stig Mathison, Stephanie Bradley, Andy Wood and others. "'Guitar Universe' ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes Mixing And Mastering Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has completed work on its second album. ...

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RED Releases Cover Of FUEL's 'Hemorrhage'

Grammy-nominated, RIAA-gold-selling rock band RED will release "The Evening Hate" EP on November 1 via Red Entertainment/The Fuel Music to digital outlets worldwide. The five-track EP features the lead single and title song, as well as follow-up single "From The Ashes", headed to radio October 25. The EP also includes the band's latest cover song, ...

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NIGHTWISH To Release 'Decades: Live In Buenos Aires' In December

Finnish/Dutch/British symphonic metallers NIGHTWISH will release "Decades: Live In Buenos Aires" on December 6 as a Blu-ray digibook, 2CD digipak, Blu-ray+2CD earbook and 3LP via Nuclear Blast. The set was recorded on September 30, 2018 at Estadio Malvinas in Buenos Aires, Argentina during the "Decades" tour in support of the band's compilation album of the ...

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DANIEL MONGRAIN Says He Was 'Pretty Worried' About Replacing DENIS D'AMOUR As Main Songwriter In VOIVOD

During an interview with The Jimmy Cabs "5150 Interview Series", guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain of Canadian metal innovators VOIVOD discussed how he approached the unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's ...

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GODSMACK Performs Acoustic Version Of 'Under Your Scars' On SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded (Video)

Video footage of GODSMACK frontman Sully Erna and guitarist Tony Rombola performing an acoustic version of the song "Under Your Scars" on SiriusXM's Octane Unleaded can be seen below. "Under Your Scars" is taken from GODSMACK's latest album, "When Legends Rise", which came out last year. The disc was recorded at GODSMACK's headquarters (GSHQ) in ...

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PETBRICK Feat. Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA: 'Coming' Video

"Coming", the new Dante Vescio-directed music video from PETBRICK — the duo comprising Wayne Adams (BIG LAD, DEATH PEDALS, JOHNNY BROKE) and Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULWAX, MIXHELL, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) — can be seen below. The track, which features a guest appearance by features vocals from Igor's wife Laima Leyton, is taken from PETBRICK's debut album, ...

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PRONG: 'Age Of Defiance' EP Details Revealed

PRONG will release a new EP, "Age Of Defiance", on November 29. The five-track effort, which was produced by Chris Collier, will include two new studio songs, the title cut and "End Of Sanity", along with live recordings of three tracks: "Rude Awakening", "Cut-Rate" and "Another Worldly Device". A single, "The End Of Sanity", will ...

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GEORGE LYNCH Says DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB Tour Is In The Works

Guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, KXM) recently spoke with Derek "Mr. Shred" Thomas of "Talking Shred". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On having to cancel his appearance with DOKKEN at this year's M3 Rock Festival after contracting pneumonia: George: "We're going to make up ...

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ARTILLERY's Founding Guitarist MORTEN STÜTZER Dead At 57

Morten Stützer, guitarist and founding member of Danish thrash metal veterans ARTILLERY, has died. He was only 57 years old. The surviving members of the band broke the news of Morten's passing in a Facebook post earlier today. They wrote: "Dear loyal friends and fans, it is with a heavy heart, a great deal of ...

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TOBIAS FORGE On Why 'Nameless Ghouls' Won't Play On GHOST's Next Album: 'If I'm Not Asking Everyone, Then I Don't Want To Ask Anyone'

GHOST vocalist Tobias Forge recently spoke with Mark Strigl of the "Talking Metal" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether to expect additional GHOST songs featuring vocals by Papa Nihil, who is credited on the group's two newly released tracks ...

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ROB ZOMBIE On Directing Ailing Actor SID HAIG's Final Performance In '3 From Hell': 'It Was Very Complicated'

Rob Zombie recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine about his new feature film, "3 From Hell". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On revisiting the Firefly characters, who were originally featured in 2003's "House Of 1000 Corpses" and 2005's "The Devil's Rejects": ...

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How Much Did Publicity Generated By KENDALL JENNER Wearing SLAYER T-Shirt Affect Band's $10 Million Merchandise Haul?

SLAYER publicist Heidi Robinson-Fitzgerald has shot down suggestion that the short-term publicity created by Kendall Jenner being photographed wearing one of the group's t-shirts contributed in any meaningful way to the $10 million merchandise haul on the legendary thrash metal act's farewell tour. "As this is SLAYER's final tour, more fans ...

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