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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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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'The Astonishing' Live Show Was 'Three Years In The Making'

Brazil's "Madhouse" recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On "The Astonishing" world tour: Petrucci: "This is about three years in the making — beginning with creating the story that I wrote, and ...

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DREAM THEATER Announces Fall 2016 North American Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced details of a fall North American headline tour. The trek, which gets underway October 5 at Bethlehem, Pennsylvania's Sands Bethlehem Event Center, will see the pioneering group performing their widely acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing" in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. ...

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THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN Announces North American Tour Dates

In preparation for a busy year of new music and worldwide touring, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN has announced a short run of intimate shows throughout North America. Starting in Toronto on August 5, the band will be playing at Hard Luck, making their way down the east coast through Boston, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington ...

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Video: MICHAEL SCHENKER Performs With GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET, ROBIN MCAULEY At SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker played a very special show, Michael Schenker Fest, at this year's Sweden Rock Festival, on June 11 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. The concert 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 ...

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Former MEGADETH Drummer NICK MENZA Dies At 51

Former MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza reportedly passed away Saturday night while performing with the band OHM: at the Baked Potato in Studio City, California. He was 51 years old. One person who was present at the Baked Potato last night told BLABBERMOUTH.NET: "It appeared to be a seizure but he stopped breathing. Two patrons took ...

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Sidelined AC/DC Singer BRIAN JOHNSON: 'I've Had A Pretty Good Run' With 'One Of The Best Bands In The World'

Sidelined AC/DC singer Brian Johnson sat down for an in-depth conversation with SiriusXM about his career-halting hearing loss, his career, and more. You can now listen to the chat below. Speaking about the hearing problems that forced him to stop touring, Johnson told Doron Levin, host of "In The Driver's Seat": "[About eight years ago], ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER's Stage Being Prepared For Soundcheck

Progressive metallers DREAM THEATER have posted a two-minute showing the preparation of their stage for a soundcheck. Check it out below. DREAM THEATER's latest album, "The Astonishing", was released on January 29 via Roadrunner. The CD was made available in a wide range of distinctive versions, including standard 2-CD set, 4-LP vinyl box set and ...

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Video Premiere: DREAM THEATER's 'Our New World'

DREAM THEATER's official music video for the song "Our New World" can be seen below. The clip highlights the band's immersive and interactive live show and captures the prog-virtuosos' transcendent performances from their recent world tour. "Our New World" is taken from DREAM THEATER's latest album, "The Astonishing", which was released on January 29 via ...

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Video: Former JUDAS PRIEST, MEGADETH Members Perform Heavy Metal Classics In Toronto

Vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN), guitarist Glen Drover (MEGADETH, KING DIAMOND, TESTAMENT, EIDOLON), drummer Shawn Drover (MEGADETH, ACT OF DEFIANCE, EIDOLON) and bassist Adrian Robichaud (EIDOLON) joined forces to perform heavy metal classics under the "A Special Night Of Metal" banner on March 5 at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI: People Don't Really Sit Down And Take The Time To Listen To Music

Session conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci prior to the band's March 15 concert in Frankfurt, Germany. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DREAM THEATER's current European tour in support of the band's concept album "The Astonishing": Petrucci: "Well, here's an interesting ...

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