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ZZ TOP Announces Massive 2021-2022 North American Tour

After a sixteen-month hiatus, necessitated by the worldwide pandemic, ZZ TOP has announced it is going back out on tour, with dates starting next month in Iowa, Michigan, Kentucky, Indiana, Illinois, South Carolina, Alabama and Georgia. The band's last in-person performance took place at the San Antonio Stock Show And Rodeo on Valentine's Day, February ...

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Celebrate 'International Guitar Month' With Limited-Run SiriusXM 'Guitar Greats' Channel

SiriusXM is celebrating International Guitar Month this April with a new, limited-engagement channel, SiriusXM Guitar Greats (Ch. 105), saluting the greatest guitarists in history. From April 5 at 12 p.m. ET through April 19 at 3 a.m. ET, SiriusXM Guitar Greats will spotlight music from the world's most innovative and influential guitarists: Les Paul, Robert ...

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KORN's BRIAN 'HEAD' WELCH Clarifies His Comments About Christianity: 'Some Of The Choices I Made Were Reminiscent Of A True Fanatic'

KORN guitarist Brian "Head" Welch has clarified his recent comments about Christianity, insisting that he was only referring to his early fanaticism with the religion. During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, Welch — who left KORN in early 2005, at the same time announcing that ...

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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN: Why I Really Like Wearing A Mask

SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan has spoken out in favor of mask wearing during the pandemic, saying it can protect both the wearer and those around them from COVID-19. On Saturday (February 6), Bolan posted an Instagram photo of him wearing a mask from his Dirty Rocker Soap Company, and he included the following message: ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'Looking For The Light' Music Video

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) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5 via InsideOut Music. Representing the band's ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'The World We Used To Know' Music Video

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) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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STATIC-X Still Doesn't Want To Publicly Reveal New Singer's Identity Even Though 'Everyone Knows' Who He Is

STATIC-X bassist Tony Campos says that he knew "there would be some negativity" in response to the band's decision to reunite without its late frontman Wayne Static. STATIC-X's recent tour celebrated the 20th anniversary of the band's platinum-certified "Wisconsin Death Trip" album and paid homage to Static, who died six years ago. While the identity ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC Launches 'Overture / Reaching For The Sky' Music Video

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) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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Progressive Rock Supergroup TRANSATLANTIC To Release Fifth Album 'The Absolute Universe' In February

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) — will release its fifth studio album, "The Absolute Universe", on February 5, 2021 via InsideOut Music. Representing the ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces Signature Range Of Specialty Beard And Mustache Products

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced that Nebula, his first-ever signature range of specialty beard and mustache products created in collaboration with the grooming company Captain Fawcett, is now available to order. Each 50ml Nebula beard oil will include a limited-edition Nebula guitar flow pick, designed and created by Petrucci ...

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Dead End - R.I.P.

Just because most of us are currently unable to do most of the thing we want to do, it doesn't stop us from listening to music that is manifestly prepared to get alcohol poisoning on our behalf. Fans of scuzzy street doom will already be aware of R.I.P. and their self-evident quest to make ...

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JUDAS PRIEST's GLENN TIPTON Is 'Doing Great' Amid His Battle With Parkinson's Disease: 'He Has Good Days And Bad Days'

JUDAS PRIEST singer Rob Halford says that the band's Parkinson's disease-suffering guitarist Glenn Tipton is "a wonderfully strong, beautiful man" who is continuing to fight against the illness. Tipton was diagnosed with Parkinson's more than six years ago — after being stricken by the condition at least half a decade earlier — but announced in ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Dead At 68

QUIET RIOT's Frankie Banali has died after a battle with pancreatic cancer. The drummer passed away last night (Thursday, August 20) at the age of 68. Frankie was diagnosed with stage IV pancreatic cancer on April 17, 2019 and given six months to live. He put up an inspiringly brave and courageous 16-month battle to ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Stage: Live In London' Due In September

Supergroup FLYING COLORS will release a brand new live set, "Third Stage: Live In London", on September 18 via Music Theories Recordings. "Third Stage: Live In London" was filmed during FLYING COLORS' 2019 U.S. and European tour and the footage captures the exhilarating sold-out final night, on December 14 at the iconic Grade II Listed, ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI Opens Up About Stage IV Pancreatic Cancer Battle: 'I'm Still Fighting The Good Fight'

QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali, who has been battling stage IV pancreatic cancer for the past 14 months, offered an update on his health during an appearance Wednesday (June 10) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation". He said (hear audio below): "I'm still fighting the good fight. I'm still doing the chemotherapy. I switched to a different ...

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