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WHITESNAKE's JOEL HOEKSTRA Taps VINNY APPICE, RUSSELL ALLEN And TONY FRANKLIN For New JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 Album

Joel Hoekstra, best known to rock fans as the current guitarist for WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (and also known for his work with NIGHT RANGER and the Broadway show "Rock Of Ages"), returns with his second album, "Running Games", from his electrifying solo project JOEL HOEKSTRA'S 13 on February 12, 2021. Joined by Russell Allen ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Joined By DAVE LOMBARDO, BUMBLEFOOT, JASON MCMASTER For Cover Of AC/DC's 'Riff Raff': Video Teaser

ELLEFSON, the solo band of MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson, will release its covers album, "No Cover", on November 20 via earMUSIC (Europe) and Ward Records (Japan). The effort will be made available in conjunction with Ellefson's revived Combat Records, which will issue the album in North America via Amped. A teaser for ELLEFSON's music video ...

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MACHINE HEAD Drops Music Video For New Single 'My Hands Are Empty'

San Francisco Bay Area metallers MACHINE HEAD have released a new single, "My Hands Are Empty", via Nuclear Blast. The song marks the first musical collaboration between MH mastermind Robb Flynn and original "Burn My Eyes" guitarist Logan Mader in 24 years. From the haunting opening vocal, the classical drums, the melancholy guitar line, the ...

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JUDAS PRIEST Will 'Definitely' Throw 'Some Kind Of A Party' To Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Painkiller', Says ROB HALFORD

In a new interview with the "Jeremy White Podcast", Rob Halford was asked if there are any plans for JUDAS PRIEST to release a special deluxe edition of the "Painkiller" album to celebrate its 30th anniversary this year. The singer responded (see video below): "We're looking at all the opportunities. I'll tell you, these kind ...

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SHINEDOWN And 3 DOORS DOWN To Perform At Third Annual 'Tunie Awards'

Additional performances and appearances have been announced for the third annual Tunie Awards on November 15, presented by Waffle House and TouchTunes. Chris Stapleton, Kid Rock and Luke Combs will all appear as part of the event, with additional performers including Carly Pearce, Lee Brice, LOCASH, Old Dominion, and introducing the Waffle House up-and-coming artist ...

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PEARL JAM's EDDIE VEDDER To Debut New Songs During 'Venture Into Cures' Virtual Event

EB Research Partnership (EBRP) announces Venture Into Cures, an inspiring virtual event led by co-founders Jill and Eddie Vedder airing November 18, 2020 at 8 p.m. ET. The show will feature uplifting stories about individuals and families living with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB) alongside appearances and performances from celebrity friends to educate viewers about EB and ...

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TESLA, VIO-LENCE, Ex-FORBIDDEN Members To Perform With Tribute Band RUSTY CHAINS At Fourth Annual Benefit Concert

Dave Rude (TESLA), Phil Demmel (VIO-LENCE, ex-MACHINE HEAD), Craig Locicero (ex-FORBIDDEN) and Steev Esquivel (SKINLAB) are among the guest musicians who will perform with RUSTY CHAINS, the San Francisco Bay Area-based Seattle tribute act that focuses on the unique sound of the Northwest in the late 1980s and early 1990s — bands like SOUNDGARDEN, ALICE ...

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BLACK STONE CHERRY's CHRIS ROBERTSON: 'Without EDDIE VAN HALEN, I Would Never Have Become A Lead Guitar Player'

BLACK STONE CHERRY's Chris Robertson has reflected on the passing of Eddie Van Halen, saying that the legendary VAN HALEN axeman "rewrote the guitar handbook" with his signature instrumental "Eruption". Robertson discussed his appreciation for the groundbreaking musician in a brand new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind. He said: "I ...

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GAVIN ROSSDALE Is 'Eternally Grateful' For BUSH's Early Success

In a new interview with the FM99 WNOR radio station, BUSH frontman Gavin Rossdale was asked what it was like for a U.K.-based band to have its debut album, 1994 "Sixteen Stone", help define radio-friendly alternative rock in America in the immediate post-grunge period. He responded (see video below): "It was just a mind-messup, because ...

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DEEN CASTRONOVO Would Rejoin JOURNEY 'In A Heartbeat'

Deen Castronovo says that he would have rejoined JOURNEY "in a heartbeat" if he had been asked to come back to the band. Castronovo's 17-year tenure with JOURNEY ended in 2015 when the group fired him after his arrest for a variety of charges involving a former fiancée (including physical abuse, coercion, and unlawful use ...

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