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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Records Holiday Classics

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has recorded a set of four holiday classics as an online feature release, entitled "Jordan's Holiday Seasonings". These solo piano performances were recorded December 20 in Jordan's living room on his beloved Steinway D, and recorded direct to Korg's amazing MR1000 1-bit recorder. As a special one-time offer, Jordan is ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

MusicPlayers.com has posted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess. The discussion covers the musical direction chosen for his new solo CD, "The Road Home", the guest contributions to the project, the ongoing evolution of Jordan's keyboard setup, programming, and technical style. Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, ...

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Former THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Drummer Launches RETURN TO EARTH

Emerging modern rock band RETURN TO EARTH, featuring ex-THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and current COHEED AND CAMBRIA drummer Chris Pennie, will release its debut album, "Captains of Industry", on December 4 via Bald Freak Music. "I'm thrilled to be working with Chris in both a musical and official capacity," said Bald Freak Music's Director of ...

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GUNS N' ROSES: New BUMBLEFOOT Audio Interview Available

The current episode of Nefarious Bovine Radio features three tracks and an interview with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal. Nefarious Bovine Radio caught up with the guitarist at the Locobazooka! festival in Mansfield, MA on September 9 to discuss his career, music, accountability and hot sauces. The interview contains no "Chinese Democracy" spoilers. ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Schedules Online Chats

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will take part in two online chats tomorrow, September 11 (at 3:00 p.m. EST and 8:00 p.m. EST) in celebration of his new solo album release, entitled "The Road Home". For more information, and to take part in the chats, click here. A 20-minute audio interview with Jordan ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE: GEOFF TATE And CHRIS DEGARMO Audio Interview Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" is a QUEENSRŸCHE special that features an interview host Mark Strigl conducted with Geoff Tate and Chris DeGarmo. Topics include QUEENSRŸCHE's new track "Justified", the "Sign Of the Times" two-CD best-of collection, Tate's pre-QUEENSRŸCHE band MYTH, the "Rage For Order" album, "MTV Unplugged", the "Operation: Mindcrime" screenplay, Jerry Cantrell, ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist BUMBLEFOOT To Hold Clinic At LOCOBAZOOKA

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal will take part in a special guitar clinic and meet-and-greet at Locobazooka! 2007, an all-day all ages rock music festival featuring over 50 national and local artists, on Sunday, September 9 at the Tweeter Center in Mansfielfd, Massachusetts. Scheduled performers include HEAVEN AND HELL, ALICE COOPER, QUEENSRŸCHE, SHADOWS ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's New Solo Album Samples Available

Magna Carta Records has set a September 12 release date for the new solo album from DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess, entitled "The Road Home". Having been influenced by classic progressive acts such as GENESIS, YES and GENTLE GIANT, Rudess revisits some of the great songs from those bands with his own special Jordan Rudess ...

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GUNS N' ROSES Tour Of Japan Rolls On

Doug Miller of GunsNRoses.com reports: Neither a typhoon nor an earthquake that measured 6.2 on the Richter scale can stop the momentum of GUNS N' ROSES' 2007 tour of Japan. With two successful concerts at the Makuhari Messe Hall in Chiba City under their belts, the tour moves on to Nagoya this Tuesday, ...

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24-7 SPYZ: New Audio And Video Interviews Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features an interview hosts Mark Strigl and and John Ostronomy conducted with 24-7 SPYZ members Jimi Hazel, Rick Skatore, and Tobias Ralph. Topics include their latest album "Face the Day", working in the studio with GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal, and their relationship with Dimebag Darrell and ...

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ROB ZOMBIE Guitarist JOHN 5: New Audio Interview Posted Online

The latest episode of "Talking Metal" features and interview host Mark Strigl and and John Ostronomy recently conducted with ROB ZOMBIE/ex-MARILYN MANSON guitarist John 5 during "Talking Metal Live". Topics include John 5's new solo album "The Devil Knows My Name", ROB ZOMBIE, VAN HALEN, DAVID LEE ROTH, GUNS N' ROSES, Bumblefoot, Marilyn Manson, Rob ...

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