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JOHN PETRUCCI Believes DREAM THEATER's Focus On 'Instrumentation' Helps Band Connect With Young Audiences

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Hakos Pervanidis of Metal Hammer Greece's "TV War". The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the fact that DREAM THEATER's latest album, "Distance Over Time", is its shortest since the 1989 debut, "When Dream And Day Unite": John: ...

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Ex-SEPULTURA Drummer IGOR CAVALERA's PETBRICK: Listen To 'Radiation Facial' Song Feat. FULL OF HELL's DYLAN WALKER

"Radiation Facial", a new song from PETBRICK — the duo comprising Wayne Adams (BIG LAD, DEATH PEDALS, JOHNNY BROKE) and Igor Cavalera (SEPULTURA, SOULWAX, MIXHELL, CAVALERA CONSPIRACY) — can be streamed below. The track, which features a guest appearance by FULL OF HELL's Dylan Walker, is taken from PETBRICK's debut album, "I", which will be ...

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PERIPHERY Releases Music Video For 'Chvrch Burner'

PERIPHERY has released a music video for the song "Chvrch Burner". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Periphery IV: Hail Stan", which was released in April via the band's own 3DOT Recordings. "Our video for 'Chvrch Bvrner' is a bit of a strange concept," says guitarist Jake Bowen. "It's one where kids ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Announces Early 2020 North American Tour With TONY MACALPINE

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 announced an early 2020 tour of ...

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RUSH: New Trailer For 'Cinema Strangiato' Film

A new trailer for RUSH's "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence" is available below. The film will get a one-night-only cinematic screening on August 21. "Cinema Strangiato: An Annual Exercise In Fan Indulgence", which takes viewers behind the scenes of RUSH's 2015 "R40" 40th-anniversary tour, features song performances, unreleased soundcheck and backstage footage, ...

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THE ANSWER Singer Signs Solo Deal With SOCIAL FAMILY RECORDS

Cormac Neeson, the lead singer of Northern Irish rock band THE ANSWER, has inked a deal with the independent label Social Family Records (SFR). The label will be responsible for the re-release of Neeson's Americana/country soul/blues-based debut solo album, "White Feather", which has been well received in his home territory of Ireland and the U.K., ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Shares Fourth Snippet From 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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Metaportal - WORMED

The impulse to push the envelope is never-ending, with regard to the more extreme side of music, metal and otherwise. Whether we are talking about bands as varied as SLAYER or SQUAREPUSHER, striving to be faster, louder, harder and/or more bizarre is inevitable—at least in the early stages. Intuitively enough, then, this endless race and ...

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BRYAN BELLER Releases Video For New Single 'Volunteer State', Featuring JOE SATRIANI

Bryan Beller, bassist for THE ARISTOCRATS, Joe Satriani and DETHKLOK, has released a new single "Volunteer State", taken from his upcoming solo work, "Scenes From The Flood". "Volunteer State" features world-renowned virtuoso Satriani on guitar and Joe Travers (ZAPPA PLAYS ZAPPA, Joe Satriani, DURAN DURAN) on drums. The hugely ambitious and unapologetically progressive double concept ...

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MR. BUNGLE To Reunite For First Shows In Nearly 20 Years

MR. BUNGLE will perform "The Raging Wrath Of The Easter Bunny", the Eureka-born band's 1986 self-produced/released demo, in a trio of early 2020 shows: February 7 at the Fonda Theatre (Los Angeles), February 8 at the Warfield Theatre (San Francisco) and February 10 at Brooklyn Steel (New York City). The dates mark both the first ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE Shares Third Snippet From 'The Dirt' Audiobook

MÖTLEY CRÜE's official biography, "The Dirt: Confessions Of The World's Most Notorious Rock Band", was recently made available in audiobook format from HarperAudio and Dey Street Books. "The Dirt" is the outrageous, legendary, no-holds-barred New York Times best-selling book by MÖTLEY CRÜE. Celebrate over 35 years of CRÜE with this multi-voice edition performed by Sebastian ...

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Would GEDDY LEE Redo Any Songs From RUSH Back Catalog?

During a June 10 question-and-answer session at Manchester, England's Dancehouse Theatre, Geddy Lee was asked if there are any songs in the RUSH back catalog that he wishes he could go back and redo. The bassist/vocalist responded: "Oh, God. Probably the longer I looked, the more I would find. It's funny what happens in time ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE Refuses To Stay Out Of Politics, Denies He Is Out Of Touch

Tommy Lee has pushed back against people criticizing him for expressing his political opinions on social media. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer has repeatedly voiced his displeasure with President Donald Trump, including earlier this week when he implored the billionaire real estate mogul to "wake the fuck up" after the president blamed last weekend's mass shootings ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's JUSTIN FOLEY Says Touring With IRON MAIDEN Was 'Really Inspiring'

Jimmy Kay of The Metal Voice conducted an interview with drummer Justin Foley of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE at this year's Heavy Montreal festival. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's forthcoming studio album, "Atonement": Justin: "The songs are different. [Laughs] I don't ...

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TOMMY LEE To DONALD TRUMP: 'Wake The F**k Up'

Tommy Lee has slammed President Donald Trump for citing video games as one of the reasons behind mass shootings in the US. The MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer's criticism comes just a day after back-to-back shootings in the United States left at least 29 dead and 53 injured in Texas and Ohio on August 3 and August ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Says Music Streaming Is 'Pricing Artists Out Of Careers'

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has blasted Spotify for the the paltry payments the music streaming service pays out to music rightsholders. This past January, the Copyright Royalty Board ruled the royalties songwriters receive from on-demand subscription streaming would jump 44 percent over the next five years. Spotify, Google, Pandora and Amazon — ...

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