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JOHN PETRUCCI Says DREAM THEATER Fans Are 'Dedicated And Devoted And Open To New Ideas'

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER recently kicked off a fall North American headline tour during which they are performing their widely acclaimed double concept album "The Astonishing" in immersive and interactive settings for a unique and unparalleled live experience. Speaking about the band's decision to play "The Astonishing" from beginning to end, DREAM THEATER guitarist ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Is 'Really Excited' About Sophomore ACT OF DEFIANCE Album

RadChad of Maximum Threshold Radio recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick. You can now watch the chat below. In addition to Broderick, ACT OF DEFIANCE features former MEGADETH drummer Shawn Drover, ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass). ACT OF ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Selections From The Astonishing' Songbook Available From HAL LEONARD

Hal Leonard has released note-for-note keyboard transcriptions for DREAM THEATER's "The Astonishing" album. Set in a dystopian future, "The Astonishing" tracks the Ravenskill Rebel Militia as they use the power of music to fight against the Great Northern Empire of the Americas. Hal Leonard's "Dream Theater - Selections From The Astonishing" songbook features 14 exact ...

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Video: ACT OF DEFIANCE Covers METALLICA's 'Seek & Destroy'

Fan-filmed video footage of ACT OF DEFIANCE performing a cover version of the METALLICA classic "Seek & Destroy" on September 29 at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino on in Sioux City, Iowa can be seen below. ACT OF DEFIANCE is the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR ...

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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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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK: 'If You're Not On The Stage Playing Your Own Music, Why Are You Here?'

Former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE guitarist Chris Broderick was interviewed on a recent installment of the "Thunder Underground" podcast. You can now listen to the chat using the SoundCloud widget below (beginning around the 34:30 mark). Asked if a desire to be more involved in the creative process contributed to his decision to ...

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Former MEGADETH Members Have Learned 'To Allow Everybody To Create And To Be Their Own Individual'

Yell! Magazine recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE members Chris Broderick (guitar) and Shawn Drover (drums). You can now watch the chat below. Drover quit MEGADETH in November 2014 "to pursue [his] own musical interests." Broderick announced his departure from MEGADETH a few hours later, saying that ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Drummer SHAWN DROVER On NICK MENZA's Death: 'It's Tragic'

The Entertainment Outlet recently conducted an interview with former MEGADETH and current ACT OF DEFIANCE drummer Shawn Drover. You can now watch the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his "side-by-side" jam with ex-MEGADETH drummer Nick Menza in January at the Soultone booth at this year's NAMM show in Anaheim, ...

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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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