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ASKING ALEXANDRIA's DANNY WORSNOP Releases New Solo Single, 'Little Did I Know'

ASKING ALEXANDRIA singer Danny Worsnop has released "Little Did I Know", his latest solo single and follow-up to "Angels", which came out earlier this year. The new track is available now on all streaming platforms. Combining Eric Clapton-esque guitar licks, soulful melodies, bright bursts of organ and Worsnop's phenomenal vocal, "Little Did I Know" showcases ...

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THE WINERY DOGS Announce May 2019 U.S. Tour

THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) — will embark on an American tour in May of 2019. The trek will mark the group's first tour in nearly three ...

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METALLICA Concert Attendance Sets New Spokane Arena Record

METALLICA's December 2 concert at the at the Spokane Arena in Spokane, Washington shattered the venue's nearly 20-year attendance record with a crowd of 13,184 fans on hand. The show broke a record that had been in place since August 17, 1999, when 12,526 people turned up at a Neil Diamond gig. "To break an ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON: Why I Play Bass With A Pick

At the first stop of the European leg of his "Basstory" tour at Rough Trade in Bristol, England on October 15, MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson explained why he started playing with a pick/plectrum instead of his fingers. He said (see video below): "Your signature sound comes from the hand you sign your signature with, which ...

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REV JONES Releases Debut Album, 'Bakwash'

World-renowned bassist/vocalist Rev Jones has released his long-awaited debut album, "Bakwash". Jones is known in the rock world for his amazing bass techniques and his crazy energetic stage presence, as seen onstage all over the world with several major acts, including STEELHEART, Leslie West, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG), MOUNTAIN and FUEL. On this album, Rev ...

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HELLYEAH's Final Album With VINNIE PAUL To Arrive In 2019

HELLYEAH has confirmed that it will release its new album in 2019. The LP will mark the band's final effort with drummer Vinnie Paul Abbott, who passed away in June. HELLYEAH revealed its plans to issue the LP in a short Thanksgiving message on the group's Facebook page. The band wrote: "Happy Thanksgiving Hellions!! See ...

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METALLICA: Pro-Shot Footage Of 'Hardwired' Performance From Albany

Professionally filmed video footage of METALLICA performing the song "Hardwired" on October 29 at Times Union Center in Albany, New York can be seen below. The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features in-the-round production and a few firsts, including a "Light It Up" pre-show party hosted by the band's friend, comedian Jim Breuer; ...

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AXL ROSE, TOMMY LEE And SEBASTIAN BACH Condemn TRUMP's 'Insensitive' Response To California's Wildfires

GUNS N' ROSES frontman Axl Rose, MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee and ex-SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach have slammed President Donald Trump over his tweets about the California wildfires, which have forced tens of thousands of people to quickly evacuate their homes, including several high-profile celebrities. In his tweet early Saturday, Trump blamed the "costly" ...

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Woodshed - VESSEL OF LIGHT

Quickly trailing its self-titled EP released earlier this year, two-man doom-crusaders Dan Lorenzo (HADES, NON FICTION, THE CURSED) and Nathan "Opposition" Jochum (ANCIENT VVISDOM) release their debut full-length as VESSEL OF LIGHT. "Woodshed" is as cheerful and sometimes gruesome as an orgy through barbed wire, but doom hounds will get off on this foggy slab ...

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METALLICA Performs 'Phantom Lord' Live For First Time In More Than 5 Years; Pro-Shot Video

METALLICA played the song "Phantom Lord" live for the first time in more than five years on October 25 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Professionally filmed video footage of the performance can be seen below. The second North American leg of METALLICA's "WorldWired" features in-the-round production and a few firsts, including a ...

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ICED EARTH's JON SCHAFFER To Release PURGATORY EP

ICED EARTH mastermind Jon Schaffer has teamed up with his old pals in PURGATORY, the band that he originally founded in 1985, then later became ICED EARTH, to record five tracks that were written between 1985 and 1987, now to be released as the "Purgatory" EP on December 21 through Century Media. All five tracks ...

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METALLICA Sets Attendance Record At University Park, Pennsylvania's Bryce Jordan Center

METALLICA's October 20 concert the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania shattered the venue's attendance record with a crowd of 15,588 fans on hand. "We are honored to host METALLICA on their record-breaking performance at the Bryce Jordan Center," said general manager Al Karosas. "Thank you to METALLICA for allowing us to celebrate an ...

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DARK ANGEL Has 'A Lot Of Great Ideas And Awesome Riffs' For Long-Awaited Comeback Album

Reactivated California thrash metal pioneers DARK ANGEL are continuing to work on material for their long-awaited comeback album. The band's first CD since 1991's "Time Does Not Heal" will feature the lineup that has performed sporadic live shows since reuniting in 2013: Gene Hoglan (drums), Eric Meyer (guitar), Jim Durkin (guitar), Ron Rinehart (vocals) and ...

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DAVE GROHL To Debut 23-Minute 'Play' Live

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl will debut his innovative 23-minute song "Play" as a live performance piece with "friends" on December 8 at "Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam 30". The event takes place at US Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina and will also feature appearances from Eric Church, ...

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JEFFERSON AIRPLANE Co-Founder MARTY BALIN Dies At 76

Marty Balin, the legendary founder and lead vocalist of JEFFERSON AIRPLANE and hit songwriter of JEFFERSON STARSHIP, passed away on September 27. His wife, Susan Joy Balin, was by his side. He was 76. Marty had a historic career as Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee, Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award recipient, and platinum and ...

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