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TOOL Announces March 2020 U.S. Tour Dates

TOOL has added several shows to its 2020 U.S. tour schedule. Four dates have been announced for March: in Spokane, Washingston; Portland, Oregon; Eugene, Oregon; and Boise, Idaho. AUTHOR & PUNISHER is supporting TOOL on all gigs through February. The opening act for the new dates has not yet been announced. Tour dates: Jan. 21 ...

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MICHAEL WILTON Says TODD LA TORRE's Drumming On QUEENSRŸCHE's 'The Verdict' Album Was 'No Easy Feat'

During Scott Rockenfield's extended leave from the band, QUEENSRŸCHE kept the identity of the drummer on last year's "The Verdict" studio album a closely guarded secret. While QUEENSRŸCHE has enlisted former KAMELOT drummer Casey Grillo as Rockenfield's replacement for live shows, frontman Todd La Torre ended up performing the drums on "The Verdict". An accomplished ...

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GENE SIMMONS To Headline LICENSING LEADERSHIP SUMMIT 2020

The multi-hyphenate entertainment and entrepreneurial icon is set to take the stage at upcoming executive-level conference to share strategies to build a billion-dollar brand. The Global Licensing Group at Informa Markets, the licensing industry's leading tradeshow organizer and media partner, has announced world-renowned entertainer and entrepreneur Gene Simmons will headline Licensing Leadership Summit 2020 as ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Release 'Shapeshifting' Album In The Spring

Joe Satriani is ready to kick off the new decade with a new album and world tour. Set for release this spring, "Shapeshifting" marks the legendary guitarist's 18th studio album in his nearly 35-year career in music. More details on the new album to come shortly. As previously announced, "The Shapeshifting Tour" opens on April ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Releases Lyric Video For 'Inner Unrest'

QUEENSRŸCHE has released the official lyric video for the song "Inner Unrest". The track is taken from the band's latest full-length album, "The Verdict", which came out in March 2019 via Century Media Records. "'Inner Unrest' is an abstract characterization loosely based on the struggles dealing with PTSD," states QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Todd La Torre. "The ...

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ARMORED SAINT Resumes Recording New Album

ARMORED SAINT has resumed recording its new album for a tentative late 2020 release via Metal Blade Records. Jeff Duncan has begun laying down guitar tracks with veteran producer/engineer Bill Metoyer and bassist/producer Joey Vera at the helm. Last month, ARMORED SAINT drummer Gonzo Sandoval revealed that he recorded his parts for 11 songs over ...

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RICHIE KOTZEN To Film New Music Video Next Weekend

Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) will release a new 50-song solo album, "50 For 50", on February 3, the guitarist's 50th birthday. To promote the LP's release, Kotzen will film a music video on Sunday, January 12 in Los Angeles and he is looking for extras. Anyone in the Los Angeles area ...

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