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DREAM THEATER Announces Early 2020 European Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the European leg of their "Evening With" touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band's latest record, "Distance Over Time", and their acclaimed milestone achievement, "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory". The "Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory" takes place ...

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DEF LEPPARD's PHIL COLLEN Once Again Credits 'Strippers In Florida' With Making 'Hysteria' Album A Massive Success

During a recent interview with "The Mike & Carla Morning Show", DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen once again recounted how the band's three-decade-old, career-defining anthem "Pour Some Sugar On Me" started an explosion of over a million copies of the "Hysteria" album to be shipped in a single day. "Actually, the album came out, 'Hysteria' ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow Is Engaged

Chester Bennington's widow has announced her engagement to her "angel on earth." According to TMZ, Talinda Bennington's fiancé is a Los Angeles County firefighter. Talinda broke the news of her engagement in a Twitter message on Friday (September 6). She wrote: "I am overjoyed to announce my engagement to my angel ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases 'World's On Fire' Music Video

LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda has released the music video for his solo song "World's On Fire". The track is taken from Mike's full-length solo album called "Post Traumatic", which came out last year. Shinoda, who co-directed the clip with Juan M. Urbina, shared how his personal interest in anime has shaped the inspiration for "World's ...

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GENE HOGLAN On DEVIN TOWNSEND Once Again Performing STRAPPING YOUNG LAD Material Live: 'Good On Ya'

Veteran drummer Gene Hoglan (TESTAMENT, DARK ANGEL, DEATH, STRAPPING YOUNG LAD, DETHKLOK) recently spoke with Andrew McKaysmith of the "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DARK ANGEL's reunion: Gene: "It's more for the love of metal, and the love of my ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET: Lyric Video For Solo Song 'Shine'

The official lyric video for the song "Shine" from STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet can be seen below. The track is taken from his tenth solo album, aptly titled "Ten", which will be released on October 11 via Rat Pak Records in North America and Frontiers Music Srl in Europe. The follow-up to 2016's "One Sided ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Cover AEROSMITH's 'Dream On' With Full Orchestra

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — released "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. "Live ...

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Born To Perish - DESTRUCTION

The "Big Four" of thrash is typically in reference to the American hard hitters: METALLICA, MEGADETH, ANTHRAX and SLAYER. But thrash — and all of metal, for that matter — is a global movement. Germany has its own "Big Four," and a significant one at that: SODOM, KREATOR, TANKARD and a band from Weil am ...

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Video Premiere: BUCKCHERRY's 'Radio Song'

BUCKCHERRY's official music video for "Radio Song" can be seen below. The clip was filmed at the band's August 17 concert in Las Vegas at the Fremont Street Experience. Additional filming was done at Jamies Pix. The video was directed by Kurtis "KasterTroy" Imel. BUCKCHERRY recently announced the final 16 shows of the North American ...

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Watch KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Perform 'Unleashed' In Las Vegas

Professionally filmed video footage of KILLSWITCH ENGAGE performing the song "Unleashed" on August 13 at the Space in Las Vegas, Nevada can be seen below. "Unleashed" is taken from KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's latest album, "Atonement", which was released on August 16 via Metal Blade Records in the U.S. and Sony Music Entertainment in the rest of ...

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KING DIAMOND: First Trailer For 'The Institute' Album

The first trailer for KING DIAMOND's first studio album in 12 years, "The Institute", is available below. The disc will be released in 2020 via Metal Blade Records. KING DIAMOND's namesake frontman comments: "For reasons unknown to you, it is clear that you have no way of making it to 'The Institute' on your own ...

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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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