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TOOL Announces Southern California Concert With PRIMUS, MELVINS

Iconic band TOOL will bring its unparalleled sonic and visual experience to Glen Helen Amphitheater in Southern California with PRIMUS, a "special" guest to be announced, MELVINS, and DJ sets by THE CRYSTAL METHOD on Saturday, June 24. This is a unique opportunity to experience live performances by some of the most highly acclaimed artists ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER Announces 'Michael Schenker Fest' European Tour

Celebrated rock guitarist Michael Schenker has announced that he will be touring "Michael Schenker Fest" throughout the U.K. in November 2017. The four concerts take in London O2 Shepherd's Bush Empire (November 2), Sheffield O2 Academy (November 3), Manchester O2 Ritz (November 4) and Hull City Hall (November 5). Tickets for the concerts at O2 ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says 'The Astonishing' Songwriting Process Was 'Really Fun And Very Different'

Warner Music Italy recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metallers DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about the songwriting process for the band's wildly ambitious 2016 double concept LP, "The Astonishing", Petrucci said: "It was actually really interesting and really fun and very different. What we did ...

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DREAM THEATER Launches 'The Astonishing' Mobile Game

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER have launched a mobile game based on their 2016 double concept album "The Astonishing". "The Astonishing Game" is the definite interactive dramatization of DREAM THEATER's epic rock opera "The Astonishing", and is an artistic collaboration between Turbo Tape Games and DREAM THEATER. The game recites the original story from the album ...

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Video: DAVID ELLEFSON, NITA STRAUSS, TONY MACALPINE, JILL JANUS Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'The Number Of The Beast'

David Ellefson (MEGADETH), Tony MacAlpine, Jill Janus (HUNTRESS), Nita Strauss (ALICE COOPER) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) performed a cover version of the IRON MAIDEN classic "The Number Of The Beast" at the 42nd weekly "Soundcheck Live" on January 18 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Check out video footage below High-quality photos ...

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Video: HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform At 32nd Annual NAMM TEC Awards

Winners in 31 technical and creative achievement categories were announced at the 32nd annual NAMM TEC Awards, presented annually by the NAMM Foundation and held January 21 in Anaheim, California. The annual event celebrates the best in professional audio and sound production and is held during the NAMM Show, the world's leading global music industry ...

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Watch TOM MORELLO, NUNO BETTENCOURT, RICHIE KOTZEN Perform AUDIOSLAVE's 'Cochise'

Steve Vai, Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE, PROPHETS OF RAGE), Nuno Bettencourt (EXTREME), Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS), Marty O'Brien (LITA FORD) and Glen Sobel (ALICE COOPER) performed at the 41st weekly "Soundcheck Live" on January 11 at Lucky Strike Live in Los Angeles, California. Bettencourt curated the event, which saw him performing ...

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MICHAEL SCHENKER To Release New Live Recording Feat. GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET, ROBIN MCAULEY

Michael Schenker, one of music's greatest rock guitarists, will release "Michael Schenker Fest Tokyo" – a stunning new live recording and filmed concert released by inakustik on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and digital on Friday, March 24, 2017. Filmed and recorded at Tokyo's International Forum on August 24, 2016, this historic concert features guest appearances from ...

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DREAM THEATER To Be Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For 'Our New World' Performance In Anaheim

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER will be joined by special guest Lzzy Hale of HALESTORM at their November 16 concert at Anaheim, California's City National Grove Of Anaheim for a one-of-a-kind performance of "Our New World". The song is featured on DREAM THEATER's acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing", with the recently released version featuring ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says DREAM THEATER Fans Are 'Dedicated And Devoted And Open To New Ideas'

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently kicked off a fall North American headline tour during which they are performing their widely acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing" in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. Speaking about the band's decision to play "The Astonishing" from beginning to end, DREAM THEATER guitarist ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Selections From The Astonishing' Songbook Available From HAL LEONARD

Hal Leonard has released note-for-note keyboard transcriptions for DREAM THEATER's "The Astonishing" album. Set in a dystopian future, "The Astonishing" tracks the Ravenskill Rebel Militia as they use the power of music to fight against the Great Northern Empire of the Americas. Hal Leonard's "Dream Theater - Selections From The Astonishing" songbook features 14 exact ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Inside The Astonishing' Episode 2

In an ongoing video series, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess discuss the recurring musical themes on the band's latest album, "The Astonishing", and how they are developed compositionally to enhance the dramatic tone of the story. Check out the second episode below. "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. ...

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Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER Performs With GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET, ROBIN MCAULEY In Osaka

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker completed a Japanese tour, Michael Schenker Fest, earlier this month. The concerts featured appearances by three MSG singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley. They were joined by Ted McKenna on drums, Chris Glen on bass and Steve Mann on guitar/keyboards. Combined, these men are responsible for such albums ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Inside The Astonishing' Episode 1

In an ongoing video series, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci and keyboardist Jordan Rudess discuss the recurring musical themes on the band's latest album, "The Astonishing", and how they are developed compositionally to enhance the dramatic tone of the story. Check out the first episode below. "The Astonishing" was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. ...

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JEFF LOOMIS Thought He Landed OZZY OSBOURNE Guitarist Gig

Former NEVERMORE and current ARCH ENEMY guitarist Jeff Loomis confirmed to Sweden Rock Magazine that he auditioned for MEGADETH for the first time when he was only 16 years old but was deemed too young and inexperienced at the time by MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine. "I had another opportunity [to try out for MEGADETH] back ...

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