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JOURNEY: Performance Footage Of Five New Songs Available

American rockers JOURNEY debuted five news songs from their forthcoming album, "Eclipse", on February 23, 2011 at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in las Vegas, Nevada. Fan-filmed video footage of the tracks "Edge Of The Moment", "Resonate", "Chain Of Love", "City Of Hope" and "Human Feel" can be viewed below. "Eclipse" will be released ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's THE BEATLES Cover Band Plays New York City (Video)

After having had such a fun experience the first time around in 2003, drummer Mike Portnoy (ex-DREAM THEATER), guitarist Paul Gilbert (RACER X, MR. BIG) and guitarist/keyboardist Neal Morse (ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) reunited as YELLOW MATTER CUSTARD late last month to once again pay tribute to their greatest influence of all: THE BEATLES! Due to a ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Talks Current Projects, Future Plans (Video)

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy recently spoke to Remo percussion about his current projects and future plans. Check out the footage in two parts below. Just days after it was announced that he'd been dismissed as the touring drummer for AVENGED SEVENFOLD, Portnoy revealed that he tried to rejoin DREAM THEATER, and was rebuffed. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY: DREAM THEATER Members Are Refusing To Answer My E-Mails And Calls

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy says that he "can't see any upcoming releases" from Ytsejam Records, the label imprint which his former band has been using for years to release official bootlegs of live recordings ("Ytsejam" is "Majesty" spelled backwards; MAJESTY was DREAM THEATER's original band name). Portnoy, who oversaw the creative side of Ytsejam's ...

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ALICE COOPER Completes Work On 'Welcome 2 My Nightmare'

Legendary rockers Alice Cooper has completed work on his new album, "Welcome 2 My Nightmare". Cooper made the revelation during his "Nights With Alice Cooper" syndicated radio show, saying that "'Welcome 2 My Nightmare' is done. It's just sitting there." Like the 1975 original "Welcome To My Nightmare" LP, was produced by Bob Ezrin, who ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Cutting Drums For Project With SYMPHONY X Singer

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has begun laying down tracks on the debut album from the new project featuring SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen and guitar virtuoso Mike Orlando (SONIC STOMP). Portnoy states, "This stuff is SLAMMIN'!" Although the project was initially supposed to go under the name UNDAUNTED (with an official

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MIKE PORTNOY Working On New Project With SYMPHONY X Singer

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy revealed in a new Twitter message that he is currently working on a new project with SYMPHONY X frontman Russell Allen. He writes, "VERY excited about a new project I'm working on [with] one my [favorite] singers in the world: my bro, Sir Russell Allen." He adds, "Wait 'till ...

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METALLICA Guitarist Joins TOOL On Stage In Hawaii (Video)

METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett joined TOOL on stage during the band's January 14 concert at the Neal S. Blaisdell Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. They played a partial cover of METALLICA's "Orion" and before segueing into the TOOL song "Lateralus". Fan-filmed video footage of the performance can be viewed below. Hammett previously jammed with TOOL at ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Project With STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE, DAVE LARUE: First Photo Released

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE) have joined forces in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band recently entered the studio to begin work on a new album, due later ...

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NEAL MORSE Talks To 'Iron City Rocks' About New Project Featuring MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE

The latest installment of the "Iron City Rocks" podcast (web site) features a brand new interview with multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD) about his new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE). ...

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MIKE PORTNOY's Project With STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE, DAVE LARUE: Studio Reports Available

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE) have joined forces in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band recently entered the studio to begin work on a new album, due later ...

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TAKARA Announces Second-Ever Concert

U.S. rockers TAKARA will play their second concert ever as the support act for QUIET RIOT on Thursday, February 3 at Club Brixton in Redondo Beach, California. Tickets in advance for the show are $15. Tickets will be $20 at the door the night of the show. All people who buy tickets from the band ...

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MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE, DAVE LARUE Join Forces In New Project

Drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, TRANSATLANTIC), guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE, DIXIE DREGS), multi-instrumentalist Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV, ENDOCHINE) have joined forces in a brand new project. The as-yet-unnamed band has just entered the studio to begin work on a new album, due ...

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DIVINE HERESY Frontman Joins SEKOND SKYN

New Jersey hard rock quintet SEKOND SKYN has announced the addition of singer Travis Neal (DIVINE HERESY, THE BEREAVED) to the group's ranks. Immediate plans for the band are to write and record new material and to get back on the road as soon as possible. Commented Neal: "The writing is coming along nicely and ...

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ALICE COOPER Band Members Comment On ROCK HALL Induction News

With its upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame, ALICE COOPER is acknowledged as one of the most influential bands in rock history. At inception forty years ago, the group shocked the world so fundamentally that it seems to have taken a preternaturally long time for their incredible talent to be recognized. ...

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STORMZONE: 'Secret Gateway' Video Released

"Secret Gateway", the new video from the Irish band STORMZONE, can be viewed below. The clip features footage from the band's performance at last year's Raismes Fest in Raismes, France. The song comes off the group's latest album, "Death Dealer", which was released in Europe on April 26 (three days earlier in Germany) via SPV/Steamhammer ...

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MARCO MENDOZA Interviewed By Slovakia's ROCK.SK (Video)

Slovakian rock webmagazine Rock.sk conducted an interview with bassist extraordinaire Marco Mendoza when he visited Banska Bystrica, Slovakia on October 27, 2010 for a bass clinic. You can watch the chat in two parts below. Mendoza recently released his second solo album, "Casa Mendoza", on Mascot Records. "Casa Mendoza" is a Latin-flavored melodic ...

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RAUNCHY: New Video Interview, Performance Footage

Loud TV conducted an interview with drummer Morten Toft Hansen of Danish modern metallers RAUNCHY during the band's current European tour with SYBREED and THREAT SIGNAL. The 21-minute clip, which includes performance footage, can be viewed below. As previously reported, regular RAUNCHY vocalist Kasper Thomsen was forced to sit out the band's current trek "for ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO With TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA: Las Vegas Concert Footage Available

Video footage of legendary hard rock singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) performing with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA on November 27 in Las Vegas, Nevada can be viewed below. In a recent interview with Sweden's Metal Shrine, Soto stated about his involvement with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, "I've known the musical director and guitar player, Al Pitrelli ...

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