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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Release Video For 'Got A Hold On Me' From 'Better Days …And Nights'

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN will release "Better Days …And Nights" on September 16 via BMG. The effort comprises five previously unreleased live tracks, plus for the first time ever on CD, the four studio tracks featured on their sold-out, limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP,...
September 8, 2022
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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO Read DAVE MUSTAINE's Autobiography Immediately After Joining Band

In a new interview with HardDrive Radio's Lou Brutus, Brazilian guitarist Kiko Loureiro was asked if joining MEGADETH in 2015 was an instantly life-changing experience for him. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "It [was]. Yeah, I would say so. Although when you joined, you don't kno...
September 4, 2022
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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE: 'If You're A Superstar, You Don't Really Need A Band'

During an appearance on the "Talk Is Jericho" podcast hosted by Chris Jericho, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine spoke about his working relationship with the band's lead guitarist Kiko Loureiro with whom he has collaborated since 2015. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Kiko has a very play...
August 28, 2022
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Watch: SONS OF APOLLO Plays First Concert With Fill-In Bassist FELIPE ANDREOLI

SONS OF APOLLO kicked off their 2022 South American tour last night (Tuesday, August 9) at Ópera de Arame in Curitiba, Brazil. Fan-filmed video of the concert is available below. Bassist Billy Sheehan was unable to join his SONS OF APOLLO bandmates on their South American tour due to "travel restric...
August 10, 2022
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DEREK SHERINIAN Says 'It Sucks' That 'Regulations' Have Prevented BILLY SHEEHAN From Touring South America With SONS OF APOLLO

SONS OF APOLLO keyboardist Derek Sherinian has commented on the announcement that bassist Billy Sheehan will be unable to join his bandmates on their South American tour next month due to "travel restrictions". His replacement on the trek will be ANGRA's Felipe Andreoli. Speaking to Artists On Recor...
July 29, 2022
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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN To Release 'Better Days …And Nights' In September

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN will release "Better Days …And Nights" on September 16 via BMG. The effort comprises five previously unreleased live tracks, plus for the first time ever on CD, the four studio tracks featured on their sold-out, limited-edition 12-inch vinyl EP,...
July 26, 2022
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SONS OF APOLLO Singer JEFF SCOTT SOTO Will 'Dearly' Miss BILLY SHEEHAN On South American Tour

SONS OF APOLLO singer Jeff Scott Soto has commented on the announcement that bassist Billy Sheehan will be unable to join his bandmates on their South American tour next month due to "travel restrictions". His replacement on the trek will be ANGRA's Felipe Andreoli. Late Monday night (July 25),&nbsp...
July 26, 2022
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BILLY SHEEHAN To Miss SONS OF APOLLO's South American Tour Due To 'Travel Restrictions'; Temporary Replacement Announced

Bassist Billy Sheehan will be unable to join his SONS OF APOLLO bandmates on their South American tour next month due to "travel restrictions", according to a press release from the tour promoter, Top Link Music. His replacement on the trek will be ANGRA's Felipe Andreoli. Top Link Music manager and...
July 25, 2022
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Watch: SEPULTURA Plays First Show With ANGRA Drummer BRUNO VALVERDE

SEPULTURA played its first show with drummer Bruno Valverde (ANGRA) Wednesday night (April 6) at the House Of Blues in San Diego, California. Bruno is filling in for longtime SEPULTURA drummer Eloy Casagrande at the last three shows of the band's North American after Casagrande broke his right leg i...
April 7, 2022
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SEPULTURA Recruits ANGRA Drummer BRUNO VALVERDE For Last Three Shows Of U.S. Tour

SEPULTURA has recruited Bruno Valverde (ANGRA) to play drums for the band for the last three shows of its North American after drummer Eloy Casagrande broke his right leg in a stage accident. The "North American Quadra" 2022 trek with SACRED REICH and CROWBAR kicked off on March 4 in Sacramento and...
April 5, 2022
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Watch: IRON MAIDEN's NICKO MCBRAIN Performs 'Wasted Years' With ADRIAN SMITH And RICHIE KOTZEN

IRON MAIDEN drummer Nicko McBrain joined Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN on stage earlier tonight (Tuesday, March 8) at Islington Assembly Hall in London, United Kingdom to perform the MAIDEN classic "Wasted Years". Video of his appearance can be seen below (courtesy of, among...
March 8, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Roseville, California

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the fourth show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Wednesday, January 26) at Goldfield Trading Post in Roseville, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass play...
January 27, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform In Las Vegas

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN played the second show of its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Saturday, January 22) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage...
January 23, 2022
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Watch ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Perform IRON MAIDEN's 'Wasted Years' At First-Ever SMITH/KOTZEN Concert

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN kicked off its U.S. West Coast tour last night (Thursday, January 20) at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage,...
January 21, 2022
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ADRIAN SMITH + RICHIE KOTZEN Already Have Seven Song Ideas For Second Studio Album

Adrian Smith and Richie Kotzen's project SMITH/KOTZEN will kick off its U.S. West Coast tour on Thursday, January 20 at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. Joining Smith and Kotzen as part of their touring band is Richie's wife, internationally acclaimed bass player Julia Lage, formerl...
January 18, 2022