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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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NEBULA To Release 'Holy S**t' Album In June

Desert rock titans NEBULA will release their first studio album in 10 years, "Holy Shit" on June 14 via Heavy Psych Sounds. The band's first LP since 2009's "Heavy Psych" EP quickly puts to rest the question that's loomed since guitarist and vocalist Eddie Glass, bassist Tom Davies and drummer Michael Amster announced their reformation ...

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SLAYER Looks Back On 37 Years: Episode 7 Released

Over SLAYER's career, the band has made available to its fans some pretty cool swag, from an ugly Christmas sweater to BMX's "Cradle to Grave" four-bike collection, a SLAYER Snow Globe where blood-red particles fall, a series of Vans footwear including one with blood-splatters, the SLAYER Pinball Rocks app, the Rockhard limited-edition biker helmet, and ...

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FOREIGNER's KELLY HANSEN On Performing With Original Members: 'Everyone Had A Great Attitude'

FOREIGNER's "Double Vision: Then And Now" concerts last fall saw the band's original members take the stage with the current members. Singer Lou Gramm, drummer Dennis Elliott, keyboardist Al Greenwood, guitarist/saxophonist Ian McDonald and bassist Rick Wills joined guitarist Mick Jones and the rest of FOREIGNER's present-day lineup — Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Tom Gimbel ...

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Uncivilized - POUNDER

We are only a few months into the 2019 calendar year, but I am already set to declare the heavy metal anthem of the year: "Fuck Off and Die". The song's the opening serve from POUNDER's debut full-length album, "Uncivilized", and is a fist-pumping piece of heavy metal triumph. The track launches with a furious ...

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Watch DEE SNIDER Perform In São Paulo, Brazil

Fan-filmed video footage of Dee Snider's March 23 concert at Tom Brasil in São Paulo, Brazil can be seen below. The TWISTED SISTER frontman is continuing to play shows in support of his latest solo album, "For The Love Of Metal", which was released last July via Napalm Records. The disc, which was produced by ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Is 'More DREAM THEATER-y' Than 'The Astonishing'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Pablo Abarca of Metal Hammer Spain. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences between new album "Distance Over Time" and its divisive predecessor, the 2016 conceptual double album "The Astonishing": James: "I ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's 'The Dirt' Debuts To Better Audience Reviews Than 'Black Panther'

The long-awaited MÖTLEY CRÜE biopic "The Dirt", based on the band's 2001 New York Times bestselling autobiography, debuted last Friday, March 22. The band immediately became the top-searched topic on Google Trends with a 4300% spike in searches. Streaming partners have been quick to support the film's soundtrack and MÖTLEY CRÜE's catalogue with the Global ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Album Was Originally Called 'Velocity'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Your Majesty, the group's official French fan club. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the title of the group's new album, "Distance Over Time": John: "The quickest answer is that it stemmed from ...

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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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Video Premiere: EVERGREY's 'All I Have'

"All I Have", the new video from acclaimed Swedish dark melodic metal masters EVERGREY, can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's new studio album, titled "The Atlantic", which was released on January 25. The band has worked extensively on the follow-up to 2016's "The Storm Within" (which entered the charts on ...

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SAMMY HAGAR To Be Joined By CHAD KROEGER, JOE SATRIANI, MICHAEL ANTHONY At 'Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI' Benefit Concert

Sammy Hagar has announced the lineup for the sixth annual "Acoustic-4-A-Cure" benefit concert, set to take place on May 15 at The Fillmore in San Francisco. Artists performing at "Acoustic-4-A-Cure VI" include (in alphabetical order): Tom Johnston (THE DOOBIE BROTHERS), Chad Kroeger (NICKELBACK), Lukas Nelson, Joe Satriani, Rick Springfield, Nancy Wilson (HEART) and SAMMY HAGAR ...

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DAVE LOMBARDO: 'I Don't Keep Track Of SLAYER'

Ex-SLAYER drummer Dave Lombardo has told Drum! magazine in a new interview that he doesn't pay attention to what his former band is doing. "I don't keep track of SLAYER," he said. "I have too much to deal with over here." The 54-year-old musician, who splits his time between crossover pioneers SUICIDAL TENDENCIES, ...

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