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AGENT STEEL Members Launch MASTERS OF METAL

MASTERS OF METAL is the new band formed by current members of AGENT STEEL: Juan Garcia (guitars), Bernie Versailles (guitars and lead vocals), Robert Cardenas (bass and backing vocals), Rigo Amezcua (drums). The Los Angeles-based group had been working on new the material for sometime and recently decided to move forward and complete the recordings ...

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WHITESNAKE Frontman Talks Upcoming Concert Releases, Possibility Of New Studio Album

Niclas Müller-Hansen of Sweden's Metalshrine recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE/ex-DEEP PURPLE frontman David Coverdale. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Metalshrine: As I understand it, there's two live albums coming out, "Live In Japan" and "Live In Britain". Why two? David Coverdale: Because they're both extremely different. We didn't ...

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THE STICK PEOPLE Featuring Ex-QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist MIKE STONE: Song Available For Streaming

THE STICK PEOPLE, comprised of Mike Stone on vocals/guitars, Stephen Duffy on lead vocals/guitars, M. d'Zuir on bass, Bernie Godwin on lead guitar, and Frankie Anthony on drums, will release its debut album, "Madness", on April 23 via EFM Records/Bungalo/Universal Music Group. The CD was produced by Dito Godwin (KISS, MÖTLEY CRÜE). While mixing elements ...

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GILLAN's 'Glory Road' Remembered In New App And eBook

A new one-dollar app and eBook tell the story of the making of GILLAN's 1980 album "Glory Road". One could call GILLAN's blustery, heart-racing rock on a clock style a somewhat weird spot of chicanery plaguing and baiting the wider (and younger) NWOBHM exploding around them. Author Martin Popoff explains: "In a cheeky mood, I've ...

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YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Slams Illegal Music Downloaders: 'You Don't Go Around Stealing Cars!'

Legendary Swedish guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen visited Britain's iconic Houses of Parliament in London on Thursday (September 20) to offer his patronage to "Rock The House", the parliamentary live music competition founded by Mike Weatherley, a British Conservative Party Member of Parliament (MP), which supports the U.K. live music industry and promotes the importance of intellectual-property ...

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Original WHITESNAKE Guitarist Pays Tribute To JON LORD

Original WHITESNAKE guitarist Bernie Marsden (pictured below) has released the following statement regarding the passing of former DEEP PURPLE keyboardist Jon Lord: "June and July have been very busy, but all has been brought back to base with the loss of my great friend and colleague Jon Lord on Monday 16th July. Jon Lord was ...

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SLASH Interviewed In Austria (Video)

Camstas conducted an interview with legendary guitarist Slash (VELVET REVOLVER, GUNS N' ROSES) on June 26 before the OZZY OSBOURNE & FRIENDS show in Vienna, Austria. Slash talks about his new album, "Apocalyptic Love"; giving up longtime habits like smoking and drinking and how he finally got rid of cigarettes; his amps, guitars and how ...

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Restored, Expanded Edition Of 'Jimi Plays Berkeley' Documentary To Be Released On Blu-Ray/DVD

Experience Hendrix LLC and Legacy Recordings, the catalog division of Sony Music Entertainment, will release a restored and newly expanded edition of "Jimi Plays Berkeley" on Blu-ray and DVD, on Tuesday, July 10. A historic documentary film chronicling the two concerts Jimi Hendrix performed at the Berkeley Community Theatre on Saturday, May 30, 1970, "Jimi ...

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STEEL PANTHER Shows Support For The' Rock The House' Initiative

To show support for Mike Weatherley's "Rock The House" initiative, Los Angeles glam metal jokesters STEEL PANTHER rocked up to the Houses Of Parliament in London, England on Saturday, March 31 before playing to a sold-out Brixton Academy. "Rock The House" now has David Cameron's backing and is a Parliamentary music competition founded by Mike ...

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AEROSMITH's BRAD WHITFORD Guests On JOE BONAMASSA's New Album

On May 22, internationally renowned guitar superstar Joe Bonamassa will release a brand new solo album, "Driving Towards The Daylight" (J&R Adventures) — his "lucky" 13th CD. The effort was produced by Kevin "Caveman" Shirley (BLACK CROWES, AEROSMITH, LED ZEPPELIN) at Studio At The Palms in Las Vegas, Nevada; The Village Recorder in Los Angeles, ...

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CHEVELLE Interviewed On 93.7 KCLB Rocks! (Audio)

On December 9, Kevin Conklin of the 93.7 KCLB Rocks! radio station (web site) conducted an interview with the alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud player below. CHEVELLE's sixth album, "Hats Off To The Bull", sold 43,000 copies in the United States in its ...

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CHEVELLE: 'Face To The Floor' Video Released

"Face To The Floor", the new video from the alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE, can be viewed below. (Note: The video stream may not be available to some non-U.S. residents.) The performance-based clip, which was filmed in Los Angeles with director Paul R. Brown (STONE SOUR, SLIPKNOT, MÖTLEY CRÜE, KORN, GODSMACK, AVENGED SEVENFOLD), mirrors the ...

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This Mortal Coil - REDEMPTION

REDEMPTION mainstay, guitarist/keyboardist, and primary songwriter Nicolas Van Dyk states in the liner notes of "This Mortal Coil" that while the album is dedicated to the doctor (Bart Barlogie) that saved his life, it is not about him or cancer. He then goes on to state the following: "This is an album about feelings of ...

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Live in Armenia - URIAH HEEP

Ya just can't stop the HEEP! Forty years running and URIAH HEEP is anything but a nostalgia act rehashing the oldies on the casino circuit. As we've seen right on up through "Wake the Sleeper" and this year's "Into the Wild" tour de force, the band is writing some of the best music of its ...

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CHEVELLE: New Video Interview Posted Online

Jared Sagal of Rockerrazzi recently conducted an interview with the Chicago alternative hard rock trio CHEVELLE. You can now watch the chat below. CHEVELLE's sixth album, "Hats Off To The Bull", sold 43,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 20 on The Billboard 200 chart. ...

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