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MIKE PORTNOY Denies His Return To DREAM THEATER Had Anything To Do With SONS OF APOLLO's 'Demise'

Mike Portnoy has shot down the suggestion that his return to DREAM THEATER is the reason for the end of his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO, which also featured guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),keyboardi...
February 26, 2024
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Watch: ROB DUKES Performs EXODUS Songs With SHOVEL HEADED KILL MACHINE In Clifton

On Saturday, February 24, former EXODUS singer Rob Dukes performed a full set of the band's songs under the SHOVEL HEADED KILL MACHINE banner at Dingbatz in Clifton, New Jersey. SHOVEL HEADED KILL MACHINE's setlist included the following tracks, most of which were originally recorded during Dukes's...
February 26, 2024
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Watch: SEBASTIAN BACH Performs His New Single 'What Do I Got To Lose?' Live For First Time

Former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach performed his new single, "What Do I Got To Lose?", live for the first time during his February 24 concert at Palace Theatre in St. Paul, Minnesota. Fan-filmed video of the performance can be seen below (courtesy of Melvin Zoopers). Bach released the official mu...
February 26, 2024
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SEBASTIAN BACH Seemingly Takes Issue With RACHEL BOLAN's Claim '98 Percent' Of SKID ROW's Debut Was Written Before Singer Joined

Sebastian Bach has apparently taken issue with SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan's recent claim that 98 percent of the band's debut album was written before Bach joined SKID ROW. In a December 2023 interview with the "Radio Forrest" podcast, Rachel was asked if it's true that 1989's "Skid Row" LP was "c...
February 25, 2024
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ORIANTHI Shares Music Video For 'First Time Blues' Featuring JOE BONAMASSA

Blues rock guitar virtuoso Orianthi wanted to create something special to celebrate her 25th anniversary as a professional musician. The Australian-born, Los Angeles-based Orianthi entered THE DOORS guitarist Robby Krieger's Love Street Sound studio where she wrote, produced and recorded her debut s...
February 25, 2024
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Watch BILLY GIBBONS And MATT SORUM Perform ZZ TOP Classics On 'Rock Legends Cruise XI'

The MrRogerRocks2 YouTube channel has uploaded fan-filmed video of ZZ TOP's Billy F Gibbons performing on February 23 aboard this year's Rock Legends Cruise XI on Royal Caribbean's Independence Of The Seas. Accompanying Gibbons during the set were Austin Hanks on guitar and Matt Sorum (GUNS N'...
February 24, 2024
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JOHN 5 Is One Of HOWARD STERN's Favorite Guitarists: 'I Love This Guy'

Howard Stern has long praised the chops of current MÖTLEY CRÜE guitarist John 5, so on Wednesday (February 21),the SiriusXM host was pleased to announce John 5 as the latest guest host for "Songs I Want To Hear", a Howard 101 series where musicians play some of their favorite tunes. "I love this gu...
February 23, 2024
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APOCALYPTICA Enlists METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO For 'Plays Metallica Vol. 2' Album

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced a follow-up to their legendary debut record. "Apocalyptica Plays Metallica Vol. 2" will continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki's world-renowned Sibelius Academy played symphonic tribute to the biggest of the big four–heav...
February 23, 2024
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FOREIGNER's JEFF PILSON On MICK JONES: 'I Suspected That He Had Parkinson's Disease Long Before He Even Got The Diagnosis'

In a new interview with the "Focus On Metal" podcast, FOREIGNER bassist Jeff Pilson was asked if it was difficult for him to not say anything when people would ask about the absence of FOREIGNER's co-founder and guitarist Mick Jones from the band's recent shows, especially in light of the fact that...
February 22, 2024
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BILLY CORGAN To Star In New Unscripted Series About His Life

Grammy Award-winning founder of THE SMASHING PUMPKINS and National Wrestling Alliance (NWA) president Billy Corgan has announced an exclusive streaming deal for NWA with The CW. Under this newly minted all-encompassing partnership, multiple NWA programs will be streaming and on-demand via The CW pla...
February 22, 2024
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New KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album Is 'Almost Complete', Says JESSE LEACH

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE singer Jesse Leach says that he is in the middle of "the final few recording sessions" for the band's upcoming follow-up to 2019's "Atonement". In a social media post on Wednesday (February 21),the 45-year-old musician, who lives in Woodstock, New York with his fiancée, Corinne Pa...
February 22, 2024
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AL JOURGENSEN Says MINISTRY's Next Album Will Be Band's Last: 'I Think It's A Good Time To Stop'

In a new interview with Chuck Armstrong of Loudwire Nights, Al Jourgensen once again confirmed that he is planning to put MINISTRY to bed, more than 40 years after he launched the band in his former hometown of Chicago. "Film scores are really where I wanna be right now," he said (as transcribed by...
February 21, 2024
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FOREIGNER's MICK JONES Reveals Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis

FOREIGNER guitarist Mick Jones has revealed that he is battling Parkinson's disease. The 79-year-old musician, who has not performed with FOREIGNER since 2022, opened up about his diagnosis in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "Fans will have become very aware that for some time now, I ha...
February 21, 2024
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APOCALYPTICA Announces 'Plays Metallica Vol. 2' 2024 European Tour

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have announced a European tour in support of the follow-up to their legendary debut record. "Plays Metallica Vol. 2" tour will continue the journey that began in 1996 when cellists from Helsinki's world-renowned Sibelius Academy played symphonic tribute to the bigg...
February 21, 2024
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AC/DC Announces '50' Limited-Edition Gold-Colored Vinyl; First Wave To Include Nine LPs

AC/DC, the legendary multi-million-selling band, played their very first show on December 31, 1973 at Chequers Nightclub in Sydney, Australia. Now, 50 years later, AC/DC has thrilled their millions of fans by announcing the "Power Up" European tour for summer 2024. To honor AC/DC's 50-year reign as...
February 20, 2024