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DREAM THEATER Drummer MIKE MANGINI On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Everybody Was On The Same Page'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's performance at this year's Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, drummer Mike Mangini spoke with Heavy TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his contributions to the group's latest album, "Distance Over Time": Mike: "It's great to ...

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High Fantasy - GYGAX

If you've never had the pleasure of listening to GYGAX, go back and give "Dice Throwers and Rock 'n' Rollers", the opening track from last year's "2nd Edition", and blast at high volume. Therein lies everything you need about this band, from their unwavering devotion to the twin-lead evangelism of THIN LIZZY to their mastery ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Athens

Rockway.gr has uploaded video footage of DREAM THEATER's July 2 concert at Gazi Music Hall in Athens, Greece. Check it out below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will ...

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ROLLING STONE Magazine Launches Music Charts

What does it mean to be popular? That's a question that music fans and music makers alike have asked for ages — but recently with more urgency than ever before, as listening patterns in the digital age shift and splinter. There are now dozens of ways to tally listeners' music consumption, and streaming services have ...

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Video Premiere: HELLYEAH's 'Oh My God'

The official music video for the song "Oh My God" from HELLYEAH can be seen below. The clip was directed by William "Wombat" Felch and second DP Sebastien Paquet. "Oh My God" is taken fromHELLYEAH's sixth studio album, "Welcome Home", which will be released on September 27 via Eleven Seven Music. The disc contains the ...

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METALLICA Pays Tribute To DAVE PICKERELL, Introduces ROB DIETRICH In New Video For 'Blackened' Whiskey Brand

METALLICA recently welcomed Rob Dietrich as the new master distiller of the band's recently launched brand of whiskey. A veteran in the spirits and music industry, Rob will oversee the sourcing, blending, and cask finishing of barrels for each batch of Blackened American Whiskey. Dietrich joins the Blackened team following the tragic passing of his ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER Perform In Pratteln

Fan-filmed video footage of DREAM THEATER's June 23 concert at Z7 in Pratteln, Switzerland can be seen below. When DREAM THEATER's "Distance Over Time" tour was first announced, guitarist John Petrucci told Rolling Stone: "The tour is going to be 'An Evening With,' and part of the evening will be playing some of the new ...

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JEFF GUTT On Fronting STONE TEMPLE PILOTS After WEILAND And BENNINGTON: 'I Just Had To Find A Way To Make It My Own'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Jeff Gutt says that he is "honored" to be singing songs first made famous by the band's original frontman Scott Weiland and that in more recent years had been interpreted by Weiland's replacement, LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington. Gutt, a 43-year-old Michigan native who spent time in the early-2000s nu-metal act DRY ...

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Watch ALICE IN CHAINS Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of ALICE IN CHAINS' entire June 20 concert at Adrenaline Stadium in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Bleed The Freak 02. Check My Brain 03. Again 04. Never Fade 05. Them Bones 06. Dam That River 07. Hollow 08. Your Decision 09. Rainier Fog ...

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SAMMY HAGAR: 'I Don't Want To' Rejoin VAN HALEN

Former VAN HALEN frontman Sammy Hagar says he is "afraid" to contact Eddie and Alex Van Halen because he doesn't want them to think that he wants to rejoin the band. Hagar, who plays with ex-VAN HALEN bassist Michael Anthony in THE CIRCLE and CHICKENFOOT, hasn't made music with Eddie or Alex Van Halen since ...

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SKID ROW Is 'Just About Done' Recording New Album

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that the band is "just about done" recording the final chapter of the "United World Rebellion" trilogy, which will tentatively be released in early 2020. The disc is being tracked at a Nashville, Tennessee studio with producer Michael Wagener, who also ...

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TESTAMENT's New Album To Be Released In January 2020

During a press conference at this weekend's Hellfest in Clisson, France, TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy and guitarist Eric Peterson spoke about the progress of the recording sessions for the band's follow-up to 2016's "Brotherhood Of The Snake" album. "The day before we got on the plane [to start our European tour], we just finished recording ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS: "I Get Bored If I Play Exactly The Same Thing Every Night'

Prior to DREAM THEATER's June 16 performance at the Download festival at Donington Park in Leicestershire, England, keyboardist Jordan Rudess spoke with RAMzine. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DREAM THEATER has considered offering cassettes: Jordan: "Not really. Personally, I'm not that interested in ...

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