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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It's 'Really Awesome' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On 'Terminal Velocity' Album

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with the official DREAM THEATER fan club. He said ...

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Watch PAPA ROACH Perform 'Revenge' As Part Of 'Infest In-Studio' Event

Video of California rockers PAPA ROACH performing the song "Revenge" as part of their second live streaming experience iteration called "Infest In-Studio" can be seen below. The program was a special virtually ticketed, live HD broadcast, which took place June 20 from Sacramento, and it featured PAPA ROACH performing its multi-platinum, classic album "Infest", live ...

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DREAM THEATER: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Now Available

Sonicbond Publishing has released a new book, "Dream Theater: Every Album, Every Song", from author Jordan Blum. No other band has affected modern progressive metal as deeply or widely as American quintet DREAM THEATER. Formed at Berklee College Of Music as Majesty in 1985 by guitarist John Petrucci, drummer Mike Portnoy and bassist John Myung, ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Performs 'Fooling Yourself' With CONTEMPORARY YOUTH ORCHESTRA

43 years ago today, legendary rockers STYX released their triple-platinum album "The Grand Illusion", which included the smash hit "Fooling Yourself". With that release, STYX became the first band to score four triple-platinum albums in a row: "The Grand Illusion" (1977), "Pieces Of Eight" (1978), "Cornerstone" (1979), "Paradise Theater" (1981). As a celebratory nod ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's JOHN DOLMAYAN Says 'Black Lives Matter' 'Never Had Legitimacy', Calls Movement A 'Propaganda Tool'

SYSTEM OF A DOWN drummer John Dolmayan says that the "Black Lives Matter" movement "never had legitimacy" and was "always a Democratic party fundraiser and propaganda tool." The "Black Lives Matter" movement was launched in the summer of 2013 by black organizers Alicia Garza, Patrisse Cullors and Opal Tometi after George Zimmerman was acquitted of ...

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DEFTONES' New Album Tentatively Due In September

DEFTONES singer Chino Moreno has offered an update on the band's follow-up to 2016's "Gore" album, which was recently recorded for a tentative late 2020 release. Speaking to Tim "Herb" Alexander for the PRIMUS drummer's "Herb's Happy Hour" show, Chino said (see video below): "We have a record that we finished maybe — I ...

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Former JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Says He Has Not Given Permission To Any Political Candidate To Use 'Don't Stop Believin''

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry says that he is against having the band's music used in political campaigns. Perry took to his Twitter Friday night (July 3) to write: "As one of the songwriters of Don't Stop Believin', I have not given permission to any political candidate to use this song!" Perry didn't indicate what ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps Members Of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, TESLA For 'No Cover' LP

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite On DREAM THEATER Guitarist's New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Portnoy revealed his involvement with "Terminal Velocity" in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, July 1). He also shared ...

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LENNY KRAVITZ's Memoir, 'Let Love Rule', Due In October

Lenny Kravitz will chronicle the first 25 years of his life in the upcoming memoir, "Let Love Rule", which will be published on October 6 via the Henry Holt And Company imprint. "I see my story as a suite of songs that have a magical connection," says Lenny. "I never understood that connection until I ...

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