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SONS OF APOLLO Completes Mixing And Mastering Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, JOURNEY), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH), guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (GUNS N' ROSES), keyboardist Derek Sherinian (DREAM THEATER, BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION) and drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS) — has completed work on its second album. ...

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GEOFF TATE Joined By Professional Opera Singer MICHELLE LAJEUNESSE For 'Suite Sister Mary' Performance In Portland (Video)

Former QUEENSRŸCHE frontman Geoff Tate was joined by professional opera singer Michelle Lajeunesse on stage on October 10 at the Star Theater in Portland, Oregon to perform the band's classic song "Suite Sister Mary". Video footage of her appearance can be seen below. Tate is still celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER On GLENN TIPTON: 'He's A Hero'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner says that the band's Parkinson's disease-stricken axeman Glenn Tipton is a hero" whose "tenacity" and songwriting style made PRIEST what it is. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than five years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in early ...

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GUNS N' ROSES To Co-Headline Next Year's LOLLAPALOOZA Festivals In Chile, Argentina And Brazil

Lollapalooza Chile, Lollapalooza Argentina and Lollapalooza Brasil have unveiled the lineups for the 2020 editions, revealing a bill featuring headliners GUNS N' ROSES, Travis Scott, THE STROKES, Lana Del Rey, Martin Garrix and Gwen Stefani. The lineup also includes Armin Van Buuren, VAMPIRE WEEKEND, CAGE THE ELEPHANT, James Blake, BROCKHAMPTON, Alan Walker, ILLENIUM, THE LUMINEERS, ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH On Performing With Symphony: CLIFF BURTON 'Was Definitely The Gateway To A Lot Of That Classical Stuff'

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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IAN GILLAN: 'A Visual Biography' Due In December

Wymer Publishing has set a December 6 release date for "Ian Gillan: A Visual Biography". Without doubt, Ian Gillan has proven to be one of the greatest and most enduring rock singers of all time. From his early career in sixties pop band EPISODE SIX, through to DEEP PURPLE, as well as a brief period ...

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SCOTT STAPP To Speak At POLLSTAR LIVE! In February

Scott Stapp will speak at Pollstar Live! on February 5, 2020 in a candid discussion titled "Scott Stapp: Back In The Game", with Ray Waddell, president of OVG Media & Conferences. The solo artist, songwriter, and voice of CREED — one of the biggest rock bands in recent history — will share lessons learned and ...

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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of METALLICA Performing 'The Memory Remains' With SAN FRANCISCO SYMPHONY

Last month, METALLICA played two shows with the San Francisco Symphony for the grand opening of Chase Center, the new home of the Golden State Warriors. The concerts, conducted by Edwin Outwater with a special appearance by Michael Tilson Thomas, marked the 20th anniversary of METALLICA's first performance with the symphony at the Berkeley Community ...

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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Washington, D.C.

Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE's October 2 concert at Warner Theatre in Washington, D.C. can be seen below. The 2019 U.S. leg of DEEP PURPLE's "The Long Goodbye" tour marks the band's first American dates since the band completed its co-headlining run with JUDAS PRIEST last year. "The Long Goodbye" tour started in May ...

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Original FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Hospitalized With Severe Respiratory Infection, Dehydration And Fatigue

Lou Gramm, original lead singer of FOREIGNER, was hospitalized at the Unity Hospital at Park Ridge in Rochester, New York last week with a severe respiratory infection, dehydration and fatigue. He hoped to be ready to appear during the FOREIGNER "Double Vision: Then & Now" tour and some scheduled shows with ASIA. Unfortunately, at his ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Reunites To Record Fifth Album

TRANSATLANTIC — the multinational progressive rock supergroup featuring vocalist/keyboardist Neal Morse (SPOCK'S BEARD, THE NEAL MORSE BAND), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER), bassist Pete Trewavas (MARILLION) and guitarist Roine Stolt (THE FLOWER KINGS) — is recording its fifth album in Varnhem, Sweden for an expected 2020 release. On September 24, the group's ...

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Watch GEOFF TATE Celebrate 30th Anniversary Of 'Operation: Mindcrime' In Santa Clarita, California

Fan-filmed video footage of Geoff Tate's September 27 performance at The Canyon in Santa Clarita, California can be seen below. Geoff has spent the last couple of years celebrating the 30th anniversary of QUEENSRŸCHE's "Operation: Mindcrime" album by performing the LP in its entirety on European and U.S. tours. In April 2014, Tate and QUEENSRŸCHE ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's EDDIE JACKSON Says He Doesn't Follow What GEOFF TATE Does

In an interview with "Rockpalast" at this year's Summer Breeze festival in Germany, QUEENSRŸCHE bassist Eddie Jackson shared some of the ups and downs the band has experienced since its 1982 formation, namely the 1998 departure of guitarist/primary songwriter Chris DeGarmo, and, more recently, the acrimonious 2012 split with singer Geoff Tate which eventually resulted ...

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Listen To New QUIET RIOT Song 'Heartbreak City'

"Heartbreak City", the new single from veteran rockers QUIET RIOT, can be streamed below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", which will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl. Asked how "Hollywood Cowboys" differs from other QUIET RIOT LPs, drummer Frankie Banali says: "This is the most ...

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Watch SCOTT IAN's 8-Year-Old Son Play Guitar With FOO FIGHTERS

Revel Young Ian, the eight-year-old son of ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, joined the FOO FIGHTERS on stage this past Friday, September 20 at the Bourbon & Beyond festival in Louisville, Kentucky to perform "Everlong" on guitar. Scott shared video footage of the performance on his Instagram, writing in an accompanying message: "Proudest dad moment ever? ...

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THE CULT Announces December 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

As THE CULT celebrates the 30th anniversary of its seminal "Sonic Temple" album, the British group — led by vocalist Ian Astbury and guitarist Billy Duffy — has announced additional dates through the end of 2019. The new U.S. shows in December follow the band's U.K. dates and support the September 13 release of "The ...

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NICKELBACK's CHAD KROEGER: DEVIN TOWNSEND Is 'The Most Wonderful Human Being Ever'

Chad Kroeger says that Devin Townsend is "the most wonderful human being ever." Last year, Townsend surprised longtime fans by revealing his unexpected friendship with the NICKELBACK frontman. Four months later, it was announced that Kroeger would appear on Devin's recently issued "Empath" album, along with guitarists Steve Vai, Mike Keneally, Kiev-based orchestra Lords Of ...

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