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MICHAEL WILTON Says TODD LA TORRE's Drumming On QUEENSRŸCHE's 'The Verdict' Album Was 'No Easy Feat'

During Scott Rockenfield's extended leave from the band, QUEENSRŸCHE kept the identity of the drummer on last year's "The Verdict" studio album a closely guarded secret. While QUEENSRŸCHE has enlisted former KAMELOT drummer Casey Grillo as Rockenfield's replacement for live shows, frontman Todd La Torre ended up performing the drums on "The Verdict". An accomplished ...

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MYLES KENNEDY Says LED ZEPPELIN's JIMMY PAGE Is A 'Genius'

In a recent interview with Greece's "TV War", ALTER BRIDGE frontman Myles Kennedy reflected on his 2008 studio jam with LED ZEPPELIN guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham. The sessions were held after ZEPPELIN's successful December 2007 comeback show at the O2 Arena in London as a way to possibly ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In The Spring

Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album and world tour. Set for release this spring, "Shapeshifting" marks the legendary guitarist's 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly. As previously announced, "The Shapeshifting Tour" opens on April ...

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BURNING WITCHES Release 'Sea Of Lies' Video

Swiss heavy metal band BURNING WITCHES will release its third studio album, "Dance With The Devil", on March 6, 2020 via Nuclear Blast. The official visualizer video for the disc's latest single, "Sea Of Lies", can be seen below. The quintet says: "We are delighted to present you our second single 'Sea Of Lies'. In ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN: New Version Of 'Red Cold River' From Upcoming 'Aurora' Album Now Available

A new vesion of the BREAKING BENJAMIN song "Red Cold River", taken from the band's upcoming album, "Aurora", can be streamed below. "Aurora" will be released on January 24. The disc features reimagined versions of the band's biggest and most popular songs with special guests including Lacey Sturm (ex-FLYLEAF), Scooter Ward (COLD) and Spencer Chamberlain ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Releases Lyric Video For 'Inner Unrest'

QUEENSRŸCHE has released the official lyric video for the song "Inner Unrest". The track is taken from the band's latest full-length album, "The Verdict", which came out in March 2019 via Century Media Records. "'Inner Unrest' is an abstract characterization loosely based on the struggles dealing with PTSD," states QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre. "The ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST Singer ROBIN MCAULEY Diagnosed With Sepsis

Vocalist Robin McAuley will be unable to perform with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST on this year's 70000 Tons Of Metal cruise after being diagnosed with sepsis. Sepsis occurs when the body launches an uncontrolled immune response to an infection, triggering widespread inflammation that can lead to organ failure, septic shock and even death. The news of ...

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ASSASSIN: 'The Swamp Thing' Lyric Video

German thrash metal veterans ASSASSIN will release a new album, "Bestia Immundis", on February 7 via Massacre Records. The disc was mixed by Marc Görtz at Nemesis Studio, and mastered by Olman V. Wiebe (a.k.a. Olman Viper) at Hertzwerk Studio. Dirk Freder created the cover artwork. According to a press release, "Bestia Immundis" is "aggressive, ...

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CHESTER BENNINGTON's Widow Gets Remarried

According to TMZ, Chester Bennington's widow got remarried on January 4 at Turtle Bay Resort in Kahuku, Hawaii. The groom is Los Angeles County firefighter Michael Friedman. Talinda and Chester's three children — son Tyler and twins Lilly and Lila — attended the ceremony, along with other friends and family members. ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases 'Second To One' Video Featuring BATTLE BEAST's NOORA LOUHIMO

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL have released the official music video for the new version of their beautiful, energetic ballad "Second To One", featuring Noora Louhimo of BATTLE BEAST. The original track was featured on HAMMERFALL's latest album "Dominion", which came out in August 2019 via Napalm Records. Louhimo's vocals complement Joacim Cans's equally multifaceted performance, making ...

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WHITESNAKE: 15-Minute EPK For 'Flesh & Blood' Album

A 15-minute EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for WHITESNAKE's latest album, "Flesh & Blood", is available below. Released in May via Frontiers Music Srl, the disc follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album "Forevermore" and 2015's "The Purple Album", a reimagining of DEEP PURPLE classics from WHITESNAKE mastermind David Coverdale's time in that band. Joining Coverdale ...

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NITA STRAUSS: 'I Always Thought That Instrumental Music Was For 'Better Guitar Players' Than Me'

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has admitted that she initially had some reservations about putting out an album of instrumentals with her debut solo LP, last year's "Controlled Chaos". "I always thought that instrumental music was for 'better guitar players' than me," she wrote in a new Instagram ...

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STRYPER's New Album Is 'Written And Ready To Go'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has written 11 songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. It will mark STRYPER's first disc with the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER ...

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SEVENDUST's MORGAN ROSE Returns To Live Stage After Surgery (Video)

SEVENDUST's Morgan Rose returned to the live stage last night (Saturday, December 28) at the the Georgia Theater in Athens, Georgia as part of "Sevendust Acoustic Xmas" — a three-city swing through Florida and Georgia in between Christmas and New Year's Eve. The show marked Rose's first live appearance since he underwent surgery earlier in ...

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