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VIO-LENCE Recruits Former OVERKILL Guitarist BOBBY GUSTAFSON

Reunited San Francisco Bay Area thrashers VIO-LENCE have parted ways with guitarist Ray Vegas. His temporary replacement for VIO-LENCE shows starting in late February will be former OVERKILL guitarist Bobby Gustafson. Says the band: "VIO-LENCE would like to thank Ray Vegas for all his hard work and contributions to this band. It's been an incredible ...

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JOEY KRAMER Joins AEROSMITH Bandmates At MusiCares Benefit Gala, But Doesn't Perform With Them: Video, Photos

Joey Kramer joined his AEROSMITH bandmates as they accepted the 2020 MusiCares Person Of The Year award last night (Friday, January 24) at the Los Angeles Convention Center. After entertainment lawyer Dina LaPolt introduced the group as the night's honoree ("They are brothers. They refer to each other as brothers and they even fight like ...

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Read Judge's Full Decision Denying JOEY KRAMER's Right To Play With AEROSMITH At GRAMMY AWARDS

A Massachusetts judge's ruling against founding AEROSMITH drummer Joey Kramer in his bid to perform with the legendary rock band at two Grammy-related events this weekend has been uploaded to the digital reading subscription service Scribd and can now be found below. Plymouth County Superior Court Judge Mark Gildea denied Kramer's request to order his ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN Drummer On 'These Grey Men' Solo Album: 'I Needed An Outlet For My Artistic Energy'

John Dolmayan, the drummer of Grammy Award-winning, multiplatinum Los Angeles quartet SYSTEM OF A DOWN, has announced his debut solo album, "These Grey Men". The eight-track LP, out Friday, February 28, is an eclectic collection of reimagined songs Dolmayan was inspired by during many drives between Los Angeles and Las Vegas. "These Grey Men" features ...

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MIKE PORTNOY Blasts AEROSMITH For Refusing To Allow JOEY KRAMER To Perform At GRAMMY AWARDS: 'Where's The Loyalty?'

Mike Portnoy has blasted AEROSMITH for not allowing drummer Joey Kramer to perform with the band at this weekend's Grammy Awards. Earlier this week, Kramer sued his bandmates, claiming he is being blocked from playing at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last performed with AEROSMITH in April 2019 before ...

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AEROSMITH Responds To JOEY KRAMER's Lawsuit: 'He Has Not Been Emotionally And Physically Able To Perform' With The Band

AEROSMITH members Steven Tyler (vocals), Joe Perry (guitar), Tom Hamilton (bass) and Brad Whitford (guitar) have issued a statement in response to the lawsuit filed by the group's drummer Joey Kramer, who claims he is being blocked from performing with his bandmates at the Grammys. An original member of the legendary rock group, Kramer last ...

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JETHRO TULL Drummer DOANE PERRY: NEIL PEART 'Faced Brain Cancer Bravely, Philosophically And With His Customary Humor'

Doane Perry, drummer with JETHRO TULL, has paid tribute to his longtime friend Neil Peart, who died on January 7 in Santa Monica, California after a three-year battle with glioblastoma, an aggressive form of brain cancer. The iconic RUSH drummer was 67 years old. Earlier today, Perry took to his Facebook page to write: "I ...

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JIMMY PAGE Introduces Standard Model SUNDRAGON Amplifier

LED ZEPPELIN guitar legend Jimmy Page has announced a standard production model Sundragon amplifier. The Sundragon Standard is a follow-up to the immediately sold-out limited-edition amplifier introduced and delivered in 2019. The Standard is a faithful recreation of the amp Jimmy used exclusively to create the groundbreaking sounds on "Led Zeppelin I" and other notable ...

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TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS Debut 'Middle Child' Video

TAYLOR HAWKINS & THE COATTAIL RIDERS ring in the new year with a brand new video for "Middle Child", the latest single from last year's "Get The Money" album (Shanabelle/RCA Records). Directed by Wiley Hodgden, Taylor Hawkins and Jeff Coffman, the "Middle Child" clip's vintage green screen vibes recall the halcyon days of early '80s ...

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GEORGE LYNCH, BRAD GILLIS, CARMINE APPICE, JACK RUSSELL, Others To Pay Tribute To RONNIE MONTROSE

Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by a stellar lineup of musicians whose own careers were influenced by the legendary and powerful Montrose sound at "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" — one of the most-talked-about shows of NAMM 2020. This celebratory concert highlighting Montrose's career will feature his greatest hits from early MONTROSE, EDGAR ...

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STRYPER's New Album Is 'Written And Ready To Go'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet says that he has written 11 songs for the band's next studio album. The follow-up to 2018's "God Damn Evil" will be recorded in January and February and released in the summer. It will mark STRYPER's first disc with the band's latest addition, former FIREHOUSE bassist Perry Richardson, who joined STRYPER ...

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AEROSMITH Announces Summer 2020 European Tour

AEROSMITH will embark on a European tour next summer. The 14-date trek will kick off on June 13 at Milan, Italy's iDays festival and will conclude on July 27 at Mönchengladbach, Germany's Sparkassenpark. Tickets will go on sale next Friday (December 13) from 9 a.m. local time through AEROSMITH's official web site. Tour dates: Jun. ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Singer STEVE PERRY Releases Music Video For His New Christmas Single, 'Silver Bells'

Former JOURNEY singer Steve Perry has released the official music video for his stunning new version of the all-time Christmas classic "Silver Bells", available both digitally and on seven-inch vinyl, along with brand-new, special edition merchandise exclusively at Perry's online store. In addition, this holiday EP contains a newly remixed version ...

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ALICE COOPER On Forthcoming Album: 'It Will Definitely Have A Lot Of Different Flavors In It That We Don't Normally Go To'

Rock legend Alice Cooper recently spoke with Kyle Meredith of Consequence Of Sound. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recently released "Breadcrumbs" EP: Alice: "It's about Detroit. It's all Detroit players. All the songs are from Detroit players or about ...

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HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Announce September 2020 U.K. Tour

American rock supergroup HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES will embark on a U.K. tour in September 2020. Rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny Depp and shock rock icon Alice Cooper will play four shows — in Leeds, Glasgow, London and Birmingham — in support of their critically acclaimed sophomore studio album, "Rise". The three legends ...

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BRET MICHAELS To Receive 'Humanitarian Of The Year' Award At 'Hollywood Christmas Parade'

POISON singer Bret Michaels will be the "Humanitarian Of The Year" award recipient at the annual Hollywood Christmas Parade. Michaels is a multi-platinum global music superstar whose multi-faceted brand encompasses record-breaking touring sales, TV stardom and chart-topping songs. A successful entrepreneur in addition to his musical achievements, he created the multi-million-dollar-selling Pets Rock Collection with ...

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