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OVERKILL, ANTHRAX, SAVATAGE Members Perform With HAIL! In New York City

Kevin Alba from MetalAsylum.net has submitted the following report: HAIL!, the all-star band featuring bassist David Ellefson (ex-MEGADETH), guitarist Andreas Kisser (SEPULTURA), vocalist Tim "Ripper" Owens (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, ex-JUDAS PRIEST, ICED EARTH) and newly appointed chameleon drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER), played its first U.S. show last night (Tuesday, January 26) at B.B. ...

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BANG TANGO, TRIXTER, WINGER Confirmed For M3 ROCK FESTIVAL

BANG TANGO, TRIXTER and WINGER have been confirmed for this year's M3 Rock Festival, set to take place Saturday, June 19 at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, Maryland. The festival billing is shaping up as follows: BLACK MAMBOOZA CINDERELLA DIZZY REED JETBOY KIX L.A. GUNS NELSON SCORPIONS TRIXTER VINCE NEIL WARRANT WINGER Z02 More acts ...

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LEMMY, RICHIE KOTZEN Added To ROCK 'N' ROLL FANTASY CAMP

Lemmy Kilmister (MOTÖRHEAD), guitarist/singer extraordinaire Richie Kotzen (MR. BIG, POISON), and producer Ron Nevison (THE WHO, LED ZEPPELIN) are among the guest musicians and producers who will take part in the Hollywood session of Rock 'n' Roll Fantasy Camp, the phenomenon that's been pairing music fans with rock stars since 1997, in February 2010. The ...

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WEILAND's Wife On Husband: 'When He Goes To Do A Show, He's Gonna Give You Your Money's Worth'

ARTISTdirect.com editor Rick Florino recently conducted an interview with STONE TEMPLE PILOTS/ex-VELVET REVOLVER singer Scott Weiland's wife Mary Forsberg Weiland about her new book, "Fall To Pieces: A Memoir Of Drugs, Rock 'N' Roll, And Mental Illness", released on November 10 via William Morrow/HarperCollins Publishers. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow ...

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BLACKWOOD CREEK Debut Due In December

Frontiers Records will release BLACKWOOD CREEK's self-titled debut album on December 4, 2009 in Europe and January 12, 2010 in the USA. BLACKWOOD CREEK is a Kip Winger side project put together with his brother Nate on drums and childhood friend Peter Fletcher on guitar. It all actually started in 1969 in Littleton, Colorado when ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist Interviewed In Budapest

Hungary's Korg web site conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess when the band performed in Budapest on July 1, 2009. Watch the chat in three parts below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for a new ...

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DREAM THEATER: New Video Interview With JORDAN RUDESS Posted Online

Raz of ThrashHits.com conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER at this year's Download festival, which was held June 12-14 at Donington Park, United Kingdom. Watch the six-minute chat below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist's Moscow Clinic; Video Available

DREAM THEATER keyboarist Jordan Rudess held a clinic on Tuesday, June in Moscow, Russia — one day before the band's headlining concert in the city. Watch video footage of Jordan's appearance below. Rudess recently recorded solo piano versions of some of DREAM THEATER's favorite ballads as well as creating some original, progressive piano pieces for ...

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MIND KEY To Release 'Pulse For A Graveheart' In July

Frontiers Records has set a July 3 European release date (August 11 in the U.S.) for the second album from the Italian progressive metal band MIND KEY, entitled "Pulse for a Graveheart". MIND KEY debuted in 2004 with "Journey Of A Rough Diamond", an album that showed the excellent potential of the Neapolitan combo. With ...

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WHITESNAKE/WINGER Guitarist REB BEACH Featured In New 'The Right to Rock' Podcast

TheRightToRock.com has issued its latest podcast (episode #79), featuring guitarist Reb Beach (WHITESNAKE, WINGER). The interview lasts approximately 40 minutes and is available for download at this location. WHITESNAKE will team up with British heavy metal legends JUDAS PRIEST for a number of North American shows this summer. WHITESNAKE and JUDAS PRIEST last ...

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Ex-MEGADETH, ALICE COOPER Members Film 'Northern Lights Orchestra' DVD; Video Available

Bassist David Ellefson (F5, ex-MEGADETH) performed with Northern Lights Orchestra in Phoenix, Arizona yesterday (Friday, April 17) at the Orpheum Theatre. The show was filmed for an upcoming DVD, entitled "The Spirit Of Christmas". Ellefson also played bass on the Northern Lights Orchestra album, which will be released in the fall on VSR/EMI. The production ...

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FRONTIERS RECORDS Opens U.S. Office And Secures New Distribution Deal

Frontiers Records, Europe's premier label for melodic, progressive, and hard rock, has secured an exclusive North American distribution deal with Super D Independent Distribution (SDID). The first four releases — JEFF SCOTT SOTO (JSS), JIMI JAMISON, WETTON/DOWNES' ICON, and WHITE LION — will arrive on April 7, followed by several additional titles each month. "Frontiers ...

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KIP WINGER Honored by United States Government And Military

Multi-platinum recording artist, producer and songwriter Kip Winger was recently presented with an honorary plaque and a historic United States of America flag by The Government of the United States. Winger was recognized for his musical composition "Blue Suede Shoes" honoring the service and sacrifice of the United States armed forces and their families. In ...

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'METAL' MIKE CHLASCIAK Clarifies MEGAROCK Involvement

Guitarist "Metal" Mike Chlasciak (HALFORD, SEBASTIAN BACH, PAINMUSEUM) has issued the following update: "It has reached me that I have been announced as a member of a new all-star heavy metal cover band called MEGAROCK [along with vocalist Walter Figueroa (ATTACKER, SEVERED HAND), guitarist Jack Frost (SAVATAGE, SEVEN WITCHES, BRONX CASKET COMPANY), bassist Mike LePond ...

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