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STEVE VAI Announces 54-Date 'Inviolate' 2022 U.S. Tour

Steve Vai has announced an extensive tour of the U.S., with 54 scheduled appearances confirmed. Vai's "Inviolate" world tour will begin at House Of Blues in Las Vegas on January 27, 2022, and wrap in Los Angeles on April 2 at The Theatre at Ace Hotel. The general on-sale will go live on September 17, ...

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GOV'T MULE Announces First-Ever Blues Album 'Heavy Load Blues'

Renowned quartet GOV'T MULE — led by Grammy Award-winning vocalist, songwriter, guitar legend, and producer Warren Haynes — has announced its first-ever blues album, "Heavy Load Blues", and released the first original track off the forthcoming collection, "Heavy Load". The ominous acoustic blues number is highlighted by Haynes's mournful vocal and supple yet deliberate riffing. ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT And DEATH ANGEL's MARK OSEGUEDA Guest On New SANTANA Album 'Blessings And Miracles'

Multi-Grammy Award-winning Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced that his star-studded, masterful new album, "Blessings And Miracles", will be released worldwide via BMG on October 15. The record's dazzling first single, "Move", which sees the music legend and guitar icon reteamed with MATCHBOX 20 singer Rob Thomas, has just been ...

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Watch New Lineup Of RATT Perform At WAUKESHA COUNTY FAIR

Video footage of RATT's July 23 performance at the Waukesha County Fair at the Waukesha County Expo Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin can be seen below. Guitarist Frankie Lindia made his live debut with RATT on June 24 at the Lakes Jam in Brainerd, Minnesota. He joined the band for its summer 2021 tour dates following ...

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DEEP PURPLE's ROGER GLOVER Announces Reissue Of 'Snapshot' Solo Album With Previously Unreleased Demo Tracks

Almost 20 years after the release of his fourth solo album, Roger Glover has announced the long-awaited re-release of "Snapshot". The album is out October 8 on CD, with vinyl arriving on November 19. In 2002, the DEEP PURPLE bassist joined forces with the Guilty Party, teaming up with vocalist Randall Bramblett, daughter Gillian Glover, ...

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JASON BECKER's Three Most Important Guitars Sell For $230,000

Legendary guitarist and composer Jason Becker, who has been living with ALS for over 30 years, sold three of his most important and rare guitars for a total of $230,000 at on online auction. These guitars are being sold as part of a fundraiser, co-organized by DRAGONFORCE guitarist Herman Li, to provide funds for Jason's ...

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Watch Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist CHRIS BRODERICK Play JASON BECKER's 'Perpetual Burn' On JASON's Original Hurricane Guitar

A video of former MEGADETH guitarist Chris Broderick playing the Jason Becker song "Perpetual Burn" on Jason's white, 22-fret Hurricane guitar can be seen below. The instrument, pictured on the cover of CACOPHONY's genre-defining "Speed Metal Symphony" and used to record Becker's groundbreaking solo album "Perpetual Burn", is one of three rare guitars being offered ...

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ROB HALFORD, SAMMY HAGAR, LZZY HALE And SEBASTIAN BACH Among Artists Added To RONNIE JAMES DIO Birthday Virtual Fundraiser

Stand Up And Shout For Ronnie James Dio's Birthday, the Saturday, July 10 global virtual concert produced by Rolling Live Studios, has added a wealth of talent to the already star-studded lineup that will bring together unusual musical pairings for one-of-a-kind performances, special birthday messages and artist interviews. The event, hosted on

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RATT Recruits DAVID LEE ROTH Guitarist FRANKIE LINDIA

RATT has recruited guitarist Frankie Lindia for its summer 2021 tour dates following last year's departure of Chris Sanders. Lindia, a Los Angeles-based guitarist/multi-instrumentalist and music teacher who played with David Lee Roth on the VAN HALEN singer's 2020 tour, made his live debut with RATT this past Thursday (June 24) at the Lakes Jam ...

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JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

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HALESTORM's LZZY HALE And JOE HOTTINGER, ORIANTHI, Others To Perform At 'Gibson Live' Global Virtual Concert

Gibson, the iconic, American instrument brand presents the Gibson Garage, the ultimate guitar experience. Come to the Gibson Garage to explore Gibson, Epiphone, Kramer, Mesa Boogie and KRK, try your favorite electric and acoustic guitars, and shop for your favorite guitar, accessories, and surprises. The historic 8,000-square-foot shop will officially open to the public on ...

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DISTURBED's DAVID DRAIMAN And KISS's GENE SIMMONS Are Among Celebrities Urging Peace In Middle East

Gene Simmons (KISS) and David Draiman (DISTURBED) are among more than 125 leaders from the entertainment industry who have signed a joint statement released by the non-profit entertainment industry organization Creative Community For Peace, which calls on fellow entertainers and executives to use their platforms to combat misleading and one-sided accounts of the conflict in ...

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