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DEREK SHERINIAN Says SONS OF APOLLO Won't Perform DREAM THEATER Material Moving Forward

SONS OF APOLLO keyboardist Derek Sherinian (BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION, ex-DREAM THEATER) recently spoke with Greece's Rockpages TV. The full conversation can be viewed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his initial goals when writing the music for what would become SONS OF APOLLO's debut album, "Psychotic Symphony": Derek: "I ...

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RIVAL SONS Guitarist On 'More Focused' New Album 'Feral Roots': 'I Think It's Our Best Effort To Date'

RIVAL SONS guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with United Rock Nations. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's producer, Dave Cobb: Scott: "I don't consider him a member of the band... He's our longtime producer and my good friend and an invaluable resource to ...

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SLASH: 'CHER Helped Me Quit Smoking'

Slash says that watching Cher perform in concert helped him quit smoking nearly a decade ago. The GUNS N' ROSES guitarist has not smoked since 2009 and admits seeing his mother lose her battle with lung cancer, and a bout of pneumonia he suffered himself, made him realize he needed to ditch his habit for ...

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SOTO Signs With INSIDEOUT MUSIC

SOTO, the modern heavy metal / hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), has signed a new worldwide deal with InsideOut Music. Soto commented: "I am proud to have SOTO working with the great InsideOut Music and their partners at Century Media Records and Sony ...

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FOZZY's CHRIS JERICHO On 'Judas' Success: 'We're Bigger In Every Country Than We Were The Album Before'

Metal Master Kingdom conducted an interview with FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho prior to the band's November 28 concert at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how producer Johnny Andrews became involved in the songwriting process for the band's ...

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RIVAL SONS: Official Visualizer For 'Feral Roots' Title Track

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have released an official visualizer for the title track of their much-anticipated new album, "Feral Roots", which arrives everywhere on January 25 via Low Country Sound/Atlantic Records. The clip was shot by RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and Steven Bradley in the woods of Franklin, Tennessee. "Feral Roots" was produced ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: Third Album On The Way

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — has started recording its third album for a tentative late ...

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FOO FIGHTERS, TOOL And KORN To Headline EPICENTER Festival

Epicenter festival — a new three-day destination music experience from premier independent U.S. music festival producer Danny Wimmer Presents — brings a massive music lineup to its 2019 debut, with over 65 music artists performing on four stages, led by FOO FIGHTERS, TOOL and KORN. The inaugural festival takes place in the heart of the ...

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MÖTLEY CRÜE's TOMMY LEE And Fiancée BRITTANY FURLAN Featured In NETFLIX Documentary 'The American Meme'

MÖTLEY CRÜE drummer Tommy Lee appears in Netflix's documentary "The American Meme", which follows celebrity social media personalities on the ups and downs of fame in the digital age. Directed by Bert Marcus and produced by Paris Hilton, "The American Meme" features Tommy's fiancée, actress Brittany Furlan, talking about how she built a mega empire ...

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TORA TORA To Release 'Bastards Of Beale' Album In February

In 2017, Memphis rockers TORA TORA were approached by Frontiers Music Srl about recording a proper new studio album and they enthusiastically jumped at the opportunity. The resulting LP, "Bastards Of Beale", set for release on February 22, brings back the magic of the band's blues-rooted hard rock sound that gained them a loyal following ...

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SOEN Feat. Ex-OPETH Drummer MARTIN LOPEZ: 'Martyrs' Video

"Martyrs", the new video from SOEN, the progressive heavy rock group featuring world-renowned drummer Martin Lopez (formerly of AMON AMARTH and OPETH), can be seen below. The track is taken from SOEN's fourth album, "Lotus", which will be released on February 1, 2019 via Silver Lining Music. Driven by the contrast of different moods, and ...

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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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CHAS WEST And ROY Z Join Forces In WEST BOUND; 'Volume I' Album Due In February

WEST BOUND is a hard-hitting new rock band formed in the Los Angeles area by vocalist Chas West (RESURRECTION KINGS, BONHAM, LYNCH MOB) and renowned guitarist/producer Roy Z (BRUCE DICKINSON, HALFORD, TRIBE OF GYPSIES), with a lineup completed by Jimmy Burkard (guitar), Jason Cornwell (bass) and Dave "Chilli" Moreno (drums). Additionally, Stephen LeBlanc provides keyboards ...

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RIVAL SONS Announce North American Headline Tour

Long Beach, California's RIVAL SONS have announced their first full North American headline tour. The dates include stops at New York's Brooklyn Steel, Philadelphia's Union Transfer and Los Angeles's Henry Fonda Theatre. THE SHEEPDOGS will support all U.S. dates. Pre-sales begin Wednesday, December 5 at 10:00 a.m. local time; all remaining tickets will go on ...

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RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE Bassist Accuses Estranged Wife Of 'Viciously Assaulting' Him, Is Granted Restraining Order

According to The Blast, RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, AUDIOSLAVE and PROPHETS OF RAGE bassist Tim Commerford was granted a restraining order against his estranged wife and has accused her of "viciously assaulting" him, just one day after she filed for divorce from the 50-year-old rocker. Tim filed the request Friday for a domestic ...

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THE WINERY DOGS To Embark On North American Tour In May

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 — dates for which have not yet been announced ...

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RIVAL SONS Vocalist Says Band's Writing Process Is 'Just Like Farming': 'You Need To Shift And Constantly Find New Soil'

RIVAL SONS vocalist Jay Buchanan and guitarist Scott Holiday recently spoke with Terrie Carr, host of "Box Of Rock" on the New Jersey radio station WDHA-FM. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the band's forthcoming major label debut, "Feral Roots": Jay: "We took our time. ...

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