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JOHN PETRUCCI To Be Joined By KIKO LOUREIRO, JASON RICHARDSON, TOSIN ABASI At Rescheduled 'Guitar Universe 3.0' Camp

John Petrucci has announced details of his rescheduled "Guitar Universe 3.0" camp. The event, which was originally scheduled to take place August 1-5, 2020 at Hotel Irvine in Orange County, California, will now take place July 27-31, 2021. The first West Coast iteration of the camp will see the DREAM THEATER guitarist joined by an ...

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SKILLET's JOHN COOPER: 'If You Build Your Life On Top Of The Words Of Jesus Christ, You Will Be Unshakeable'

John Cooper, the frontman and bassist for SKILLET, a Grammy-nominated Christian rock band with three gold-certified albums and one double-platinum-certified album to its name, spoke to "The Eric Metaxas Radio Show" about his recently released debut book, "Awake & Alive To Truth (Finding Truth In The Chaos Of A Relativistic World)". Regarding his inspiration for ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SHAVO ODADJIAN Releases 'Vol 2' EP From NORTH KINGSLEY Project

NORTH KINGSLEY, the musical collective of bassist/guitarist Shavo Odadjian, producer Saro Paparian and lyricist/vocalist Ray Hawthorne, has dropped its second three-track EP, "Vol 2", via 22 Red Media, a subsidiary of Odadjian's lifestyle and cannabis brand 22 Red. Launching the new release is the politically charged lead single "False Idols" featuring RZA (WU-TANG CLAN). Speaking ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of KIRK HAMMETT And BILLY GIBBONS Performing FLEETWOOD MAC's 'The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)'

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA's Kirk Hammett and ZZ TOP's Billy Gibbons performing a cover version of the FLEETWOOD MAC classic "The Green Manalishi (With The Two Prong Crown)" can be seen below. The footage was filmed on February 25, 2020 — mere days before the first case of COVID-19 was discovered in the United ...

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DEEP PURPLE Will Try To Make Another Studio Album In 2021

DEEP PURPLE is planning to enter the studio in 2021 to begin work on another album. The news of the legendary British rockers' upcoming recording activity was broken by bassist Roger Glover during a virtual meet-and-greet with Finnish fan Anssi Herkkola. Speaking about how he and the other members of PURPLE have been spending their ...

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THE OFFSPRING Shares Music Video For Cover Version Of Holiday Classic 'Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)'

THE OFFSPRING has just released the official music video for its Bob Rock-produced cover version of "Christmas (Baby Please Come Home)", a rock song originally sung by Darlene Love and included on the 1963 seasonal compilation album "A Christmas Gift For You" from Phil Spector. Says THE OFFSPRING frontman Dexter Holland: "It just seemed like ...

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Grand Malevolence - DEPRAVITY

Never mind the traditional spooky intro: "Grand Malevolence" declares clobbering time to be long overdue, as opener "Indulging Psychotic Thoughts" bursts through the speakers and smacks your teeth out through the back of your skull. Death metal diehards will be familiar with DEPRAVITY. One of the most flat-out brutal bands on the planet, they raised ...

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WITHIN TEMPTATION Drops Music Video For New Single 'The Purge'

Dutch heavy rockers WITHIN TEMPTATION have released the official music video or their brand new single "The Purge", the follow-up to "Entertain You". You can now watch it below. "The Purge" is a high-energy rock song that shows the diversity of WITHIN TEMPTATION's musical progression. Now that all 2020 shows have been canceled due to ...

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Former KYUSS Members BRANT BJORK And NICK OLIVERI Reunite In STONER

CDWA Records and the California Desert Wizards Association (CDWA) — known for their annual Joshua Tree live music festival/generator party Stoned And Dusted — will present a world premiere livestream concert film series highlighting the California Desert rock scene, "Live In The Mojave Desert: Volumes 1-5". Inspired by PINK FLOYD's "Live At Pompeii 1972" concert ...

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ALEXI LAIHO's BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT, the band launched by ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM guitarist/vocalist Alexi Laiho, has inked a deal with Napalm Recordsfor all territories excluding Japan. Joining Alexi in the group are drummer Waltteri Väyrynen (PARADISE LOST), guitarist Daniel Freyberg (ex-CHILDREN OF BODOM), bassist Mitja Toivonen (ex-SANTA CRUZ) and touring keyboardist Vili Itäpelto. BODOM AFTER MIDNIGHT said ...

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Watch METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Others Perform ALICE IN CHAINS Covers At Museum Of Pop Culture Ceremony

METALLICA, KORN, MASTODON, Billy Corgan, Dave Navarro and Krist Novoselic are among the artists who took part in virtual tribute performances when ALICE IN CHAINS was presented with this year's Museum Of Pop Culture (MoPOP) Founders Award on Tuesday (December 1). ALICE IN CHAINS also played at the event. METALLICA and KORN both covered "Would?", ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of PHILIP ANSELMO's EN MINOR Performing At New Orleans's Orpheum Theater

EN MINOR, the "depression core" project of Philip Anselmo (PANTERA, DOWN), took part in a special livestream on November 25. The eight-camera, cinematic experience, which can be seen below, found the ensemble performing at the historic Orpheum Theater in New Orleans, Louisiana. Built in 1918, and opened for Vaudeville in 1921, the magnificent Beaux-Arts-style building ...

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ARMORED SAINT Releases Music Video For 'Never You Fret'

ARMORED SAINT has released a "home" music video for the song "Never You Fret". The track is taken from the band's eighth full-length album, "Punching The Sky", which was released in October via Metal Blade Records. Leaders and stalwarts of the American heavy metal scene since the early 1980s, ARMORED SAINT's "Punching The Sky" sees ...

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NEAL SCHON's 'Universe' Album To Include THE BEATLES, JIMI HENDRIX, STEVIE WONDER And PRINCE Covers

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has revealed the track listing for his upcoming solo album, "Universe". The LP, which is due later this month, features a number of covers, incuding THE BEATLES' "Hey Jude", Jimi Hendrix's "Voodoo Child" and Stevie Wonder's "I Believe", as well as Schon's previously released rendition of Prince's "Purple Rain". In addition ...

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