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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY: It's Really Cool To Be Able To Play Music With My Friend Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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'Metal Hall Of Fame' Gala Now Available On Amazon Prime

The annual Metal Hall Of Fame gala is now available exclusively on Amazon Prime and can be streamed on Amazon Fire, ROKU, Apple TV and Comcast Xfinity cable TV via the Amazon Prime video app by its 150 million subscribers. "The 2020 awards gala was a spectacular event, and the closing all-star jam was phenomenal," ...

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DJ ASHBA Wanted To Inject Rock Guitar Into EDM World

Former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba has just released "Hypnotic", the debut single from his ASHBA solo project. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest appearance by Cali Tucker, the daughter of country music ...

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BLACK SABBATH, METALLICA, SAXON, MEGADETH, Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Members, Others Pay Tribute To PETE WAY

Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), Biff Byford (SAXON), Gilby Clarke (GUNS N' ROSES), David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Charlie Benante (ANTHRAX), Stephen Perkins (JANE'S ADDICTION) and Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE) are among the rockers who have reacted on social media to the passing of iconic bass player Pete Way. The founder of UFO, WAYSTED ...

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DEVILDRIVER Unveils Music Video For New Single 'Nest Of Vipers'

Californian dark groove metallers DEVILDRIVER recently announced their upcoming double album, "Dealing With Demons". The first volume — titled "Dealing With Demons I" — drops on October 9 via Napalm Records and marks the band's first release of new, original material since 2016’s acclaimed "Trust No One". Representing the onset of a final purging of ...

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BUTCHER BABIES To Release New Single In September

BUTCHER BABIES will release a new single in September. The song will be the first taste of the band's forthcoming fourth studio album, tentatively due in early 2021 via an as-yet-undisclosed record label. Asked in a new interview with Syfy Wire's "Metal Crush" how BUTCHER BABIES' new LP differs from 2017's "Lilith", singer Heidi Shepherd ...

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Ex-DEATH Members GENE HOGLAN, STEVE DIGIORGIO And BOBBY KOELBLE Perform Quarantine Version Of 'Zero Tolerance'

Three former members of DEATH — drummer Gene Hoglan, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and guitarist Bobby Koelble — recently teamed up with their DEATH TO ALL bandmate, guitarist/vocalist Max Phelps, to record a quarantine cover version of the DEATH classic "Zero Tolerance" from the 1995 album "Symbolic". Check out video of the performance below. "Symbolic" stands ...

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ANTHRAX Drummer Looks Back On 'Married With Children' Appearance In Episode Four Of 'Persistence Of Time' Video Series

ANTHRAX invites you to get the inside story behind the making and promotion of the band's fifth album, "Persistence Of Time", and its 30th-anniversary Deluxe Edition. This six-part video series is hosted by drummer Charlie Benante, who assembled and oversaw the anniversary edition. Throughout the series, he shines light on where the band was at ...

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MOTIONLESS IN WHITE Releases 'Another Life/Eternally Yours: Motion Picture Collection'

MOTIONLESS IN WHITE has unveiled a new EP titled "Another Life/Eternally Yours: Motion Picture Collection". Produced by Justin Deblieck and mixed by Steve Sopchack, the EP is available now on all streaming platforms. For the project, the acclaimed Scranton, Pennsylvania band reimagined, and reinvigorated two fan-favorite singles: "Another Life" and "Eternally Yours". Additionally, they included ...

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Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist DJ ASHBA: 'Hypnotic' Video Preview

"Hypnotic", the debut single from ASHBA, the solo project of former GUNS N' ROSES and current SIXX:A.M. guitarist DJ Ashba, will make its online debut on August 14 via Edgeout Records. The track, which was mixed and mastered by three-time Grammy nominee Luca Pretolesi of Studio DMI (Steve Aoki, Diplo, Lil Jon), features a guest ...

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Legendary IRON MAIDEN And DEEP PURPLE Producer MARTIN BIRCH Dead At 71

Legendary British producer Martin Birch, who is best known for engineering and producing albums by DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW, FLEETWOOD MAC, WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT and IRON MAIDEN, died earlier today (Sunday, August 9) at the age of 71. His passing was confirmed former DEEP PURPLE and current WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale, who tweeted: ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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THE BLACK CROWES, ALICE COOPER, TRIUMPH, STYX Members And Others To Take Part In 'Six String Salute' Virtual Concert

On September 17, "Six String Salute" will premiere a virtual concert to support and celebrate the touring and venue crews who are the backbone of live music and depend on shows to make a living. "Six String Salute" will bring together guitarists and guitar-centric bands to share exclusive performances and great rock and roll stories ...

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BRIAN MAY Joins NUNO BETTENCOURT, STEVE VAI, ZAKK WYLDE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN And TOSIN ABASI For 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Jam (Video)

EXTREME guitarist Nuno Bettencourt was joined by his "Generation Axe" tourmates — Steve Vai, Zakk Wylde, Yngwie Malmsteen and Tosin Abasi — along with QUEEN's Brian May for a six-guitar performance of QUEEN's timeless classic "Bohemian Rhapsody" as part of AXS TV's "At Home And Social With Nuno Bettencourt & Friends" special. Video footage of ...

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