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JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI 'Absolutely Contributed' To Songwriting On New DREAM THEATER Album

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Review recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about the band's new studio album, "Distance Over Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thought DREAM THEATER would be able to sustain ...

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STRYPER Announces 'History' 2019 U.S. Tour

STRYPER will return to the road in May for the 2019 "History Tour - Greatest Hits & Covers That Influenced Our Generation". The trek comes on the heels of the band's yearlong "God Damn Evil" world tour, which concluded in Japan in February. "The music of our generation was and is timeless," says STRYPER frontman ...

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CHRIS JERICHO Defends PAUL STANLEY Over Lip-Sync Accusations: 'He's Singing His Ass Off As Much As He Possibly Can'

FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho has defended Paul Stanley's vocal performance on KISS's "End Of The Road" tour, explaining that the "Star Child" "has nothing to prove to anybody." Ever since KISS's "End Of The Road" trek launched in late January, there has been persistent online chatter about Paul allegedly singing to a backing tape. The ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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BRUCE DICKINSON Flies P-51 Mustang For First Time In Episode Of Germany's 'Wingmen - Zwei Brüder Heben Ab' (Video)

IRON MAIDEN singer Bruce Dickinson is featured in a recent episode of "Wingmen - Zwei Brüder Heben Ab", the German TV program featuring brothers Achim and Elmar MeierAchim a talented warbird pilot, Elmar a fastidious technician — of MeierMotors, a family-run business that's an institution when it comes to restoring historical aircraft. In ...

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LAMB OF GOD's MARK MORTON: Video Of Entire Solo Tour Kickoff

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton kicked off his solo tour Wednesday night (March 13) at The Broadberry in Richmond, Virginia. Fan-filmed video footage of the entire concert can be seen below. Making a special guest appearance at the show for the song "The Truth Is Dead" was Mark's LAMB OF GOD bandmate, vocalist Randy ...

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GEEZER BUTLER Says DEADLAND RITUAL Will Perform BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER And BILLY IDOL Songs

DEADLAND RITUAL, the new band featuring bassist Geezer Butler (BLACK SABBATH), guitarist Steve Stevens (BILLY IDOL, VINCE NEIL), drummer Matt Sorum (GUNS N' ROSES, VELVET REVOLVER) and singer Franky Perez (APOCALYPTICA), will perform several songs from BLACK SABBATH, VELVET REVOLVER and Billy Idol on its upcoming tour. Asked by Billboard in a new ...

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NITA STRAUSS Announces Spring 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

Having wowed fans across the U.S. on her co-headline tour with Angel Vivaldi at the end of 2018, Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, has announced a new run of dates. The trek will start on April 10 in Hermosa Beach, California and continue across the country with a ...

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The Verdict - QUEENSRŸCHE

Think back to 2011. It was pretty hard to imagine anyone beyond Geoff Tate's immediate friends and family feeling particularly excited about the prospect of a new QUEENSRŸCHE album, and while "Dedicated to Chaos" was full of interesting ideas and strong melodies, even the band's most devoted fans must surely have been stifling a bemused ...

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MEAT PUPPETS: 'Warranty' Video Released

MEAT PUPPETS' original lineup, Curt and Cris Kirkwood and returning drummer Derrick Bostrom, have a released a video for "Warranty" off their upcoming album, "Dusty Notes", due on March 8 via Megaforce. The MEAT PUPPETS' story begins with three kids, enamored of music and immersed in the psychedelic drug culture of Arizona in the '70s, ...

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NEAL SCHON Celebrates 65th Birthday With Heartfelt Messages And Sold-Out 'Journey Through Time' Shows

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon's wife, Michaele Schon (former star of "The Real Housewives Of D.C." ), organized a 65th-birthday celebration for her husband this past weekend. The celebration began on Saturday, February 23 with a surprise party following the sold-out "Journey Through Time" show in Oakland, California. It included a stunning, custom Schon PRS Guitar-shaped ...

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