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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI On Reunion With MIKE PORTNOY: It's Really Cool To Be Able To Play Music With My Friend Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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Ex-BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE Drummer MICHAEL 'MOOSE' THOMAS Says Band's Music Became 'Too Safe' And 'Very Stale'

Longtime BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE drummer Michael "Moose" Thomas says that the band's music became "too safe" in the years before his departure. In December 2017, BULLET FOR MY VALENTINE announced that it was officially parting ways with Thomas and replacing him with Jason Bowld (PITCHSHIFTER, AXEWOUND). Bowld had toured with the group since November ...

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Watch DOWN Rehearse For Upcoming 'The Quarter Century Throwdown' Livestreamed Event

Video of DOWN rehearsing for its upcoming "The Quarter Century Throwdown" livestreamed event can be seen below. This year marks the 25th anniversary of DOWN's 1995-released, now classic debut, "NOLA". Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in ...

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NICLAS ENGELIN Says He Is Still A Member Of IN FLAMES

Guitarist Niclas Engelin, who has been sitting out IN FLAMES' tour dates for the past year and a half, was asked in a new interview with the "MetalBreak" podcast what his "future" with the band is. He responded (hear audio below), "I choose to pass on that [question]," before quickly adding, "I'm still in the ...

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DOWN To Celebrate 25th Anniversary Of 'NOLA' With Full-Length Exclusive Livestream On August 29

This year marks the 25th anniversary of DOWN's 1995-released, now classic debut, "NOLA". Plans for select shows featuring vocalist Philip Anselmo, guitarists Pepper Keenan and Kirk Windstein, drummer Jimmy Bower and bassist Pat Bruders performing the record in its entirety were sidelined due to the global pandemic. In its wake, the band is pleased to ...

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HAMMERFALL to Release 'Live! Against The World' Album In October

Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL will release a new live album, "Live! Against The World", on October 23 via Napalm Records. With an absolutely impressive, grand live production, huge arenas and overwhelming pyro shows, HAMMERFALL took over the world in 2019/2020 with its "World Dominion" tour. Now, they make their splendor available to every Templar around the ...

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THE WHO: 'Every Album, Every Song' Book Due In October

"The Who: Every Album, Every Song", a book examining each one of THE WHO's studio albums, including 2019's "The Who", will be released on October 28 via Sonicbond Publishing. Formed in 1964 and still going strong in 2020, THE WHO is one of the most popular and enduring bands in the history of rock. The ...

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DOWN To Make 'Big Announcement' On Tuesday

DOWN will make a "big announcement" on Tuesday, August 11 at 1:00 p.m. EDT / 10:00 a.m. PDT. The acclaimed supergroup is expected to officially reveal that it will perform live for the first time in four years as part of a virtual concert later this month. The news of DOWN's return to live activity ...

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Metal Drummer Wounded In Massive Beirut Explosion

Drummer Bachir Ramadan of Dubai, United Arab Emirates-based extreme metallers NERVECELL is one of the survivors of an explosion in Beirut, Lebanon last week that killed more than 150 people and wounded over 5,000. Officials believe the cause of the August 4 blast was over 2,700 metric tons of ammonium nitrate, a highly explosive substance ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps JASON MCMASTER, DAVE MCCLAIN For Cover Of JUDAS PRIEST's 'Freewheel Burning'

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Work On New Studio Album In The Fall

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain's Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "There's a lot going on musically this year," Petrucci said (see video below). "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And MIKE PORTNOY Reunite In 'Terminal Velocity' Music Video

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second all-instrumental solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on all digital and streaming platforms on August 28 and on CD and vinyl on October 30 through The Orchard Music on his Sound Mind Music record label. "Terminal Velocity" was written and produced by Petrucci, recorded by James "Jimmy T" ...

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Watch THE ROLLING STONES' Music Video For New Song 'Scarlet'

The official video for THE ROLLING STONES' new song "Scarlet" can be seen below. The clip features Emmy-nominated actor Paul Mescal, who starred in critically acclaimed television series "Normal People". A love letter to "Scarlet", the video was directed by directing duo Us and filmed with a socially distanced shoot at London's iconic Claridge's hotel. ...

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