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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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SAINT ASONIA's ADAM GONTIER: 'I've Always Been Pretty Transparent As To What The Songs Are About'

Australia's Keen Eye 4 Concerts recently conducted an interview with SAINT ASONIA frontman Adam Gontier. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the songwriting and creation of SAINT ASONIA's sophomore studio album, "Flawed Design": Adam: "Specifically 'Sirens' was ...

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TRIUMPH's 'Classics' To Be Re-Released As Double LP

On December 13, TRIUMPH's 13-track "Classics" will once again hit the racks (via Round Hill/Triumph Catalog), and all of the expected gems are included — "Lay It On The Line", "Magic Power", "A World Of Fantasy", "Fight The Good Fight" and "Hold On". Also featured are two special live recordings that close the set — ...

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KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Bassist: 'We Like To Show The Audience That Not Every Band Is Going To Sneer At You Or Spit On You'

Rhino Radio conducted an interview with bassist Mike D'Antonio of Massachusetts metallers KILLSWITCH ENGAGE prior to the band's October 19 show at Academy in Birmingham, England, United Kingdom. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's penchant for being "hardcore heavy" and ...

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SONS OF APOLLO To Release 'MMXX' Album In January

SONS OF APOLLO — former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN'S RISING FORCE) — are ready to ring in the new decade with a sonic boom with their second studio ...

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LINKIN PARK's MIKE SHINODA Releases New Single 'Fine'

LINKIN PARK's Mike Shinoda has released a new single, "Fine". The song is featured on the soundtrack of the upcoming film "The Blackout" which is due for release across Russia on November 21 and in Germany, Austria, and the Baltic States on November 28. Shinoda announced the "Fine" release on social media, sharing some of ...

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MIKE PATTON And JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Debut 'A Schoolgirl's Day' Video

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier, who recently issued the "suave and slinky" (Consequence Of Sound) album "Corpse Flower" (Ipecac Recordings), have released the official music video for "A Schoolgirl's Day". The clip, which was created by Nino Del Padre, features footage from the 1962 low-budget classic film "Carnival Of Souls". Padre ...

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Former HIRAX, WHIPLASH Members Join Forces In UNCIVIL WAR

Ex-HIRAX guitarist Scott Owen has teamed up with former KREATOR, WHIPLASH and MASSACRE drummer Joe Cangelosi to launch a new band called UNCIVIL WAR. The group is rounded off by bassists Rich Day, formerly of WHIPLASH, and vocalist Patrick Lind, formerly of MORBID SAINT. A teaser clip of the song "Sin" from UNCIVIL WAR's upcoming ...

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THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA Releases 'Chemical' Music Video

THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA's music video for the song "Chemical" can be seen below. The track is taken from the band's latest album, "The Act", which was made available on October 11 via Solid State Records. "I'm not one to get particularly excited about music videos these days, but I think that the technology [director] ...

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OZZY OSBOURNE Bassist ROBERT 'BLASKO' NICHOLSON Honored At KITTEN RESCUE's 'Fur Ball At The Skirball' Gala

Robert "Blasko" Nicholson, bassist for OZZY OSBOURNE, was honored on September 28 by Kitten Rescue, one of Southern California's largest non-profit animal rescue organizations, at the group's annual Fur Ball with its 2019 Advocacy Award for his work homing adoptable cats and kittens. Blasko accepted the award from SiriusXM DJ Jason Ellis. The group put ...

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