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JORDAN RUDESS Says Certain DREAM THEATER Songs Are 'Easier To Express' On Piano Than Others

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about his "From Bach To Rock" three-continent solo piano tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreakr widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "From Bach To Rock": Jordan: ...

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DREAM THEATER's New Album To Arrive In February

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has confirmed that the band's next album will arrive in late February 2019. He told Metal Wani in a new interview (hear audio below): "Right now, we're mixing it. It's being mixed as we speak. It sounds awesome. I'm so excited about it. There's a very, very strong energy around ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist On Upcoming Album: 'Everybody Wanted To Return To The Core Of Who We Are'

Jordan Rudess spoke to Lotsofmuzik about the recording sessions for the follow-up to DREAM THEATER's 2016 album "The Astonishing". The band's 14th studio disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be DREAM THEATER's first for Sony Music's progressive imprint InsideOut Music. The group spent the past 25 years recording under various ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Reflects On His 15 Years Of Living In Japan: 'I Just Love It So Much'

On October 15, guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) — who moved from America to Tokyo in 2003 — participated in a public question-and-answer session, "Ask Marty: An Insider's View Of Japan Through The Eyes Of An American Rockstar", at the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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METALLICA Sets Attendance Record At University Park, Pennsylvania's Bryce Jordan Center

METALLICA's October 20 concert the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania shattered the venue's attendance record with a crowd of 15,588 fans on hand. "We are honored to host METALLICA on their record-breaking performance at the Bryce Jordan Center," said general manager Al Karosas. "Thank you to METALLICA for allowing us to celebrate an ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Dallas

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's October 13 concert at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas can be seen below. The Dallas show took place a week after RATT's concert in St. Charles, Illinois, where some of the fans said that lead singer Stephen Pearcy was "stumbling" and couldn't "remember the words" to many of the ...

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P.O.D. Members Discuss Songwriting Process For 'Circles' Album (Video)

A six-minute video in which San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) discuss the songwriting process for their upcoming album, "Circles", can be seen below. The band's new studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason ...

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P.O.D. Members Explain What Keeps Them Motivated (Video)

In the four-and-a-half-minute clip below, San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) explain what keeps them motivated to continue making music after more than 20 years together. P.O.D. will release its new album, "Circles", on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. The disc sees the band collaborating with the Los Angeles-based production duo called ...

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Listen To New P.O.D. Song 'Listening For The Silence'

"Listening For The Silence", a new song from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be streamed below. The track is taken from the band's 10th studio disc, "Circles", which will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy ...

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STEPHEN PEARCY Was 'Stumbling' And 'Couldn't Remember The Words' During RATT's Concert In St. Charles (Video)

Some of the fans who attended RATT's concert Friday night (October 5) in St. Charles, Illinois say that lead singer Stephen Pearcy was "stumbling" and couldn't "remember the words" to many of the band's most popular songs. Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's performance at the Arcada Theatre — courtesy of YouTube user JW Stuff — ...

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BRING ME THE HORIZON: Video Footage From 'Amo' Recording Sessions

Video footage from the recording sessions for BRING ME THE HORIZON's upcoming album, "Amo", can be seen below. "Amo" will be released on January 11, 2019 through Columbia Records. The disc was written and recorded in Los Angeles, with singer Oli Sykes and Jordan Fish handling production. The band's 16-city "First Love Tour" will kick ...

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P.O.D.: Trailer For 'Circles' Album

The official trailer for "Circles", the upcoming album from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be seen below. The band's 10th studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ...

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RATT Singer STEPHEN PEARCY Apologizes For Last Night's Concert: 'There Is No Excuse For My Behavior'

Stephen Pearcy has apologized for his disastrous performance at last night's RATT concert in Huntington. Fan-filmed video footage of the show at The Paramount showed Pearcy slurring his way through some of RATT's biggest hits while sitting down and nearly lying down on the drum riser. The 62-year-old singer also appeared to be slouching or ...

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Listen To Title Track Of New P.O.D. Album, 'Circles'

"Circles", the title track of the upcoming album from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be streamed below. The band's 10th studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell and Jordan Miller), who ...

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Video Premiere: P.O.D.'s 'Rockin' With The Best'

"Rockin' With The Best", the new video from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's 10th studio album, "Circles", which will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. Frontman Sonny Sandoval says: "'Rockin' With The Best' is direct, raw and in-your-face, ...

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