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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON To Release First Fiction Novel

MEGADETH bassist David Ellefson has set a December 18 release date for his first venture as a fiction thriller novelist. "The Sledge Chronicles: Rock Star Hitman" is the first chapter in the action-packed saga of Sledge; an up-and-coming musician who uncovers a startling quid pro quo: in exchange for achieving his dreams of rock stardom, ...

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PAPA ROACH Announces Early 2020 European Tour With HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD

PAPA ROACH has announced a new European tour with HOLLYWOOD UNDEAD. Returning to Spain, Italy, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, France, Netherlands and Denmark, and coming to Greece and Romania for the first time, the band will be playing tracks from its latest album, "Who Do You Trust?", including the title track, the ...

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DREAM THEATER Announces Early 2020 European Headlining Tour

Progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER have announced the European leg of their "Evening With" touring cycle; featuring a celebration of the band's latest record, "Distance Over Time", and their acclaimed milestone achievement, "Metropolis Part 2: Scenes From A Memory". The "Distance Over Time Tour - Celebrating 20 Years Of Scenes From A Memory" takes place ...

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STEVE VAI Releases His First Music Theory Book, 'Vaideology: Basic Music Theory For Guitar Players'

Steve Vai has released two new titles: "Vaideology: Basic Music Theory For Guitar Players" and "Piano Reductions: Vol. 2". Vai's first music theory book via publisher Hal Leonard, "Vaideology: Basic Music Theory For Guitar Players" was designed to help both beginners and veteran guitar players. Vai takes a deep dive into the basics of music ...

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QUEEN To Receive GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award

QUEEN is among the artists who will receive the Recording Academy's Lifetime Achievement Award in 2018. This year's honorees — a list which also includes drummer Hal Blaine, Neil Diamond, Emmylou Harris, THE METERS, bandleader Louis Jordan, and Tina Turner — will be celebrated at a ceremony and concert set to take place this summer. ...

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VALLENFYRE Feat. PARADISE LOST, Ex-MY DYING BRIDE Members: 'Fear Those Who Fear Him' Artwork Unveiled

VALLENFYRE, the U.K. death metal band featuring Gregor Mackintosh, songwriter and guitarist of PARADISE LOST, alongside Hamish Glencross, formerly of MY DYING BRIDE, will release its third album, "Fear Those Who Fear Him", on June 2 via Century Media Records. Recorded by the band's new core lineup consisting of Mackintosh (vocals and guitar), Glencross (guitar ...

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JUDAS PRIEST, LINKIN PARK, DEF LEPPARD, Ex-SKID ROW, GUNS N' ROSES Members To Perform On 'The Comedy Jam'

Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Chester Bennington (LINKIN PARK), Sebastian Bach (SKID ROW), Phil Collen (DEF LEPPARD) and Scott Stapp (CREED, ART OF ANARCHY) are among the musicians who will perform on Comedy Central's new comedy and music series "The Comedy Jam", premiering March 22 at 10:00 p.m. ET/PT. Watch your favorite actors and comedians make ...

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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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