john-petrucci in - CD Reviews, DVD Reviews, News

Is This The Cover Artwork Of The New MASTODON Album?

MASTODON has released the artwork for what appears to be a new album titled "Hushed And Grim". The Atlanta progressive metallers shared the jigsaw puzzle-like pieces of the mystery image on the band's social media accounts and their fan e-mail list. No further details are currently available, but the LP is expected to be released ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Really Nostalgic' Recording New Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

A little over a year ago, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci released his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" featured guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marked the first time Petrucci ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Here Is The First Look At Official LED ZEPPELIN Documentary 'Becoming Led Zeppelin'

The official LED ZEPPELIN documentary "Becoming Led Zeppelin" is debuting today (Saturday, September 4) at the Venice International Film Festival in Italy. Directed by Bernard MacMahon, the film documents the legendary rockers' "meteoric rise to stardom." The first clip from "Becoming Led Zeppelin", as well as a short interview with LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY Says He Had A 'Blast' Voicing MARVEL's New Animated Series 'What If …?'

TESTAMENT's Chuck Billy has contributed "additional voices" to "What If... Doctor Strange Lost His Heart Instead Of His Hands?", the fourth episode of the first season of Marvel's new animated series "What If …?" The Disney+ series devotes each of its episodes to a different alternate-universe scenario in which things are utterly changed in ways ...

Read more

Posted in: News

METALLICA To Perform With MILEY CYRUS On 'The Howard Stern Show'

METALLICA will perform with pop star Miley Cyrus on SiriusXM's "The Howard Stern Show" next week. The exact date for the performance has not yet been announced. METALLICA and Miley will likely team up to play the band's classic song "Nothing Else Matters" in celebration of release of the remastered deluxe box set of METALLICA's ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DIRTY HONEY Drops Music Video For 'The Wire'

Directed and edited by the award-winning Scott Fleishman of Aplusfilmz, DIRTY HONEY's brand new music video "The Wire" was shot at various locations on the band's current U.S. tour with THE BLACK CROWES, and provides the viewer a laminated all-access pass to life on the road with what one journalist called "a band at the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

BON JOVI Music Channel Launches On SiriusXM

SiriusXM announced today the launch of Bon Jovi Radio, a new streaming music channel celebrating the band's music and career. This new artist branded channel coincides with the 35th anniversary of the release of the band's breakthrough album, "Slippery When Wet". Bon Jovi Radio begins today, Wednesday, September 1 and is available wherever listeners stream ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AVATAR Shares Two New Songs, 'Going Hunting' And 'Barren Cloth Mother'

The heavy metal 'n' roll dark madcap visionaries collectively known as AVATAR are ambitious, Swedish rock sorcerers of the highest order. They smash the boundaries between band, theater troupe, and cinematic masterminds with a series of celebrated albums and videos, and the immersive world of Avatar Country, a fantastical land where metal rules supreme. In ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JOHNNY RAMONE's 'Number One' Mosrite Guitar And Amp Up For Auction

An upcoming auction from Boston-based RR Auction will feature Johnny Ramone's "Number One" Mosrite guitar. The 1965 Mosrite Ventures II electric guitar personally owned and used by Johnny Ramone (real name: John Cummings) for nearly two decades as the guitarist for punk rock legends the RAMONES, with the back of the guitar signed in black ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Aeromantic II - THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA

A supergroup formed by vocalist Bjorn "Speed" Strid and guitarist Daniel Andersson of SOILWORK and joined soon after by bassist Sharlee D'Angelo (MERCYFUL FATE, ARCH ENEMY) on paper has the makings of a devastating display of heavy metal forces joining together. Beginning with their 2012 debut record "Internal Affairs", THE NIGHT FLIGHT ORCHESTRA surprisingly soon ...

Read more

Posted in: CD Reviews

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND Documentary Soundtrack To Be Released In October

"The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack", a 2CD and digital soundtrack that features both well-known and rare VELVET UNDERGROUND tracks, will be released on October 15 via Republic Records/UMe. Curated by the documentary's director, Todd Haynes, and music supervisor Randall Poster, the album is the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

DAVE LOMBARDO-Scored Cuban Metal Documentary 'Los Últimos Frikis' To Receive North American Release

"Los Últimos Frikis", a new documentary on the iconic Cuban heavy metal band ZEUS, will launch on First Look Media's streaming service, Topic, on September 16. It will also be available via Vimeo On-Demand starting September 2. Directed by Nicholas Brennan and produced by John Logan Pierson, "Los Últimos Frikis" was filmed on location in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Announces Winter Tour 2021

Multi-platinum, progressive rock group TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO) has announced its highly anticipated winter 2021 tour. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the group's landmark album "Christmas Eve And Other Stories", this year's multi-sensory extravaganza kicks off on Wednesday, November 17 with performances in Green Bay and Council Bluffs, and will visit 59 cities for ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch MEGADETH Play Sold-Out Concert In DAVID ELLEFSON's Hometown

MEGADETH played its seventh show with bassist James LoMenzo in nearly 12 years this past Sunday night (August 29) in Phoenix, Arizona. "The Metal Tour Of The Year" concert at the the Arizona Federal Theatre saw MEGADETH share the stage with co-headliners LAMB OF GOD, along with TRIVIUM and HATEBREED. MEGADETH's setlist was as follows: ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Watch DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI's Insane Sped-Up 'Play-Along' Video For New Single 'The Alien'

DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Mangini has uploaded a "drum play-along" video of him performing the band's new single, "The Alien". According to Mike, the play-along was filmed at 110% speed for tour preparation purposes. The drum configuration matches the Pearl green chrome fade kit used on DREAM THEATER's 15th studio album, "A View From The ...

Read more

Posted in: News