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DREAM THEATER And BERKLEE COLLEGE OF MUSIC Announce Creation Of 'Dream Theater Scholarship Fund'

Berklee College Of Music and DREAM THEATER have announced the creation of the Dream Theater Scholarship Fund. In celebration of the band's 35th anniversary, DREAM THEATER and Berklee are creating a fund that will provide scholarship money to student musicians in need on an ongoing basis through the future. Recently, alumni John Petrucci '86 (guitarist) ...

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RATT Performs As Four-Piece In Oklahoma Following Departure Of Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS: Video, Photos

RATT played as a four-piece in Oklahoma following the departure of guitarist Chris Sanders. Singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S JUAN CROUCIER) and guitarist Jordan Ziff (RAZER) took the stage last night (Saturday, February 22) at Sugar Creek Casino in Hinton without a replacement for Sanders, who confirmed ...

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RATT To Be Featured In New GEICO Commercial

According to Metal Sludge, RATT will be featured in a brand new TV commercial for the Geico insurance company. Geico has been running a number of hilarious commercials lately, and the RATT spot sounds like it will be another winner. The upcoming commercial will reportedly feature a woman calling an exterminator ...

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Guitarist CHRIS SANDERS Confirms Exit From RATT

Guitarist Chris Sanders has confirmed his exit from RATT. Sanders joined RATT in 2018 after the departure of original axeman Warren DeMartini. He spent most of the last two years playing sporadic shows with the band's most recent lineup, which also featured singer Stephen Pearcy, bassist Juan Croucier, drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE, RATT'S ...

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NEW FOUND GLORY Announces 'Forever + Ever x Infinity' Album, Releases 'Greatest Of All Time' Single

NEW FOUND GLORY will release its tenth studio album, "Forever + Ever x Infinity", on May 29 via Hopeless Records. The band has put together a quintessential record, supremely catchy with sing-along anthems, trademark breakdowns, and sweetly poignant lyrics. "This is the record our fans have been waiting for us to make," guitarist Chad Gilbert ...

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RATT's STEPHEN PEARCY: 'I Wasn't Really Into RUSH'

RATT singer Stephen Pearcy has commented on the passing of 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. Pearcy spoke about Peart's passing in a new interview with "The Blairing Out With ...

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RATT Is In The Studio

Long-running California rockers RATT appear to be working on their first new music since 2010's "Infestation" album. Earlier today, RATT singer Stephen Pearcy tweeted out a couple of photos of him and bassist Juan Croucier in the studio, and he included the following caption: "In the @Juan_Croucier 'Cellar' studio yesterday (all I can see) and ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's December 21 concert at Penn's Peak in Jim Thorpe, Pennsylvania can be seen below. RATT's current lineup includes original members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass), along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff and Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY). Pearcy recently confirmed to ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Montclair, New Jersey

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's December 20 concert at the Wellmont Theater in Montclair, New Jersey can be seen below. RATT's current lineup includes original members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass), along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff and Chris Sanders (BRITNY FOX, KNIGHT FURY). Pearcy recently confirmed ...

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Watch BRING ME THE HORIZON Perform 'Ludens' In Tokyo

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released a new official live video of their performance of the new single "Ludens" in Tokyo, Japan, where they played as the support act for BABYMETAL. Speaking to Kerrang! about how "Ludens" came together, singer Oli Sykes explained: "Now we've put six albums out, and we've made such ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN On 'Dragon's Kiss' Solo Debut: 'There's A Lot Of Things I Would Do Differently Now'

Former MEGADETH lead guitarist Marty Friedman has recently added songs from his debut solo album, "Dragon's Kiss", to his live repertoire. Released in 1988 via Shrapnel, "Dragon's Kiss" followed up Friedman and Jason Becker's legendary CACOPHONY album, "Speed Metal Symphony", which quickly put the two players on the guitar playing map. Friedman and Becker would ...

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Listen To New RUNNING WILD Song 'Ride On The Wild Side'

German metallers RUNNING WILD have released a new digital single titled "Ride On The Wild Side". The track is taken from the band's forthcoming EP, "Crossing The Blades", featuring three brand-new studio recordings and one cover version. "Ride On The Wild Side" is a song, which — thanks to its powerful pace and high compositional ...

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RATT Announces December 2019 U.S. Tour Dates

RATT has announced a dozen shows in December as part of its "In Your Direction" tour. The trek will kick off on December 12 in Buffalo, New York and will end on December 29 in Cincinnati, Ohio. RATT's current lineup includes original members Stephen Pearcy (vocals) and Juan Croucier (bass), along with drummer Pete Holmes ...

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