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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On New Year's Eve Photo With MIKE PORTNOY: 'It's Good To Maintain Good Relationships'

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that fans shouldn't read anything into his recent encounter with Mike Portnoy, explaining that he continues to maintain a "good relationship" with his former bandmate. Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit the band in September 2010 while on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD. He ...

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FOO FIGHTERS Win 'Best Rock Song' GRAMMY Award For 'Run'

FOO FIGHTERS were honored with a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category in the pre-telecast ceremony at the 60th annual Grammy Awards, which is being held tonight (Sunday, January 28) at Madison Square Garden in New York City. FOO FIGHTERS were nominated for the song "Run" from the band's 2017 album "Concrete And Gold". ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Will Skip GRAMMY AWARDS In Apparent Protest Of How 'Rock' Genre Is Treated

AVENGED SEVENFOLD will skip this year's Grammy Awards in apparent protest of the way the organization treats the rock and heavy metal genres. AVENGED SEVENFOLD is nominated for a Grammy in the "Best Rock Song" category for "The Stage". It's the first-ever Grammy nod for the Southern California-based group comprised of singer M. Shadows, guitarists ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Releases Music Video For 'Red Cold River'

BREAKING BENJAMIN has released the official music video for its new single "Red Cold River", the first track to arrive from the band's sixth studio album, "Ember". Digital downloads of the single are available now. Expect more details to be revealed about "Ember" later this month, with pre-orders already scheduled to launch on January 26. ...

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Watch AVENGED SEVENFOLD Perform In Reading, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's January 16 performance at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania can be seen below. AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with BREAKING BENJAMIN and BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE kicked off earlier in the month. AVENGED SEVENFOLD frontman M. Shadows told ABC Radio about his band's approach to the current tour: "I ...

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LINKIN PARK Bassist Launches Podcast

According to The Pulse Of Radio, LINKIN PARK bassist Dave "Phoenix" Farrell has launched a new podcast called "Member Guest". Farrell is co-hosting the program alongside professional golfer Brendan Steele and Farrell's long-time friend Mark Fiore. The podcast's web site states: "We are experts at a few things, and amateurs at many. Cheers to the ...

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Joined By HALESTORM's LZZY HALE For Cover Of PINK FLOYD's 'Wish You Were Here'

HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale joined AVENGED SEVENFOLD on stage last night (Friday, January 12) in Nashville, Tennessee to perform a cover version of PINK FLOYD's "Wish You Were Here". Fan-filmed video footage of her appearance can be seen below. The concert at the Bridgestone Arena marked the opening show of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's North American tour with ...

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The Stage Deluxe Edition - AVENGED SEVENFOLD

A terrific album just got even better. In 2016, AVENGED SEVENFOLD tackled its first concept album, "The Stage", an album rolling off the tongues of many in the same sentence as "masterpiece." "The Stage" is a contemporary metal wonder, bleeding the band's toughened agro chops into savvy progressions. Call it a little bit of QUEENSRŸCHE, ...

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Hear BREAKING BENJAMIN's New Single 'Red Cold River'

"Red Cold River", the new single from BREAKING BENJAMIN, can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's sixth album, "Ember", which will be released later this spring. BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Ben Burnley revealed the name of the follow-up to 2015's "Dark Before Dawn" during an interview with Rock 102.1 KFMA at this ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN Teases 'Red Cold River' Video

BREAKING BENJAMIN has released a teaser for its new single/video, "Red Cold River". The track, which will be made available on January 5, is taken from the band's sixth album, "Ember", which will be released later this spring. BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Ben Burnley revealed the name of the follow-up to 2015's "Dark Before Dawn" during ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunited

Ex-DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy has posted a photo of him apparently hanging out with his former bandmate, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Portnoy wrote in an accompanying caption: "Happy New Year from MP & JP #givepeaceachance #carpediem Here's to a great 2018!" Portnoy, who co-founded DREAM THEATER more than 30 years ago, abruptly quit ...

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BREAKING BENJAMIN To Release 'Red Cold River' Single In January

BREAKING BENJAMIN will release its new single, "Red Cold River", on January 5, 2018. The song is taken from the band's sixth album, "Ember", which will be released later next spring. BREAKING BENJAMIN frontman Ben Burnley revealed the name of the follow-up to 2015's "Dark Before Dawn" during an interview with Rock 102.1 KFMA at ...

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