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Watch Pro-Shot Video Of MIKE PORTNOY Performing RUSH's 'YYZ' At 'Bubba Bash 2024'

Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS), Frank Bello (ANTHRAX), Jason Bittner (SHADOWS FALL, OVERKILL), Jon Dinklage ("Clockwork Angels" string ensemble), Joe Bergamini (drum instructor, author), John Wesley (PORCUPINE TREE) and Seven Antonopoulos (OPIATE FOR THE MASSE...
February 11, 2024
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PANTERA's REX BROWN Meets Fans At Gibson Garage in Nashville: Photos, Video

PANTERA bassist Rex Brown took part in a meet-and-greet and signing session on Thursday, February 8 at Gibson Garage in Nashville, Tennessee. Video and photos of his appearance can be found below. PANTERA played the first concert of 2024 on February 3 at the Amerant Bank Arena in Sunrise, Florida. T...
February 11, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE, FOREIGNER And JANE'S ADDICTION Among Nominees For ROCK AND ROLL HALL OF FAME 2024 Induction

Ozzy Osbourne, FOREIGNER, JANE'S ADDICTION, OASIS, Peter Frampton and Lenny Kravitz are among the nominees for the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame's Class Of 2024. Other nominees are Mariah Carey, Sinead O'Connor, Cher, Sade, Mary J. Blige, A TRIBE CALLED QUEST, DAVE MATTHEWS BAND, Eric B. & Rakim an...
February 10, 2024
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Watch Ex-SLIPKNOT Drummer JAY WEINBERG Rehearse With INFECTIOUS GROOVES For Upcoming Tour

Former SLIPKNOT drummer Jay Weinberg has shared video of a reunited INFECTIOUS GROOVES rehearsing the song "Frustrated Again" in preparation for the funk metal band's 2024 concert dates. Three months after Weinberg was fired from SLIPKNOT, the drummer announced that he will be joining INFECTIOUS GRO...
February 9, 2024
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DREAM THEATER Officially Begins Work On First Studio Album With MIKE PORTNOY In 15 Years

DREAM THEATER has officially commenced work on its sixteenth studio album. The upcoming effort will mark the progressive metal legends first LP since the return of co-founding drummer Mike Portnoy last October. Portnoy co-founded DREAM THEATER in 1985 with guitarist John Petrucci and bassist John My...
February 9, 2024
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MARK KNOPFLER Enlists TONY IOMMI, BRIAN MAY, ALEX LIFESON, SLASH And Others For New Version Of 'Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)'

On March 15, Mark Knopfler will release a new, special recording of his anthemic "Going Home (Theme From Local Hero)" to raise funds for Teenage Cancer Trust and its American equivalent Teen Cancer America. Performed by MARK KNOPFLER'S GUITAR HEROES, produced by his longtime collaborator Guy Fletche...
February 8, 2024
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FEAR FACTORY's DINO CAZARES Picks METALLICA's 'Ride The Lightning' Over 'Master Of Puppets', Explains Why

In a new interview with Radioactive MikeZ, host of the 96.7 KCAL-FM program "Wired In The Empire", FEAR FACTORY guitarist Dino Cazares was asked which METALLICA album he thinks is better, "Ride The Lightning" or "Master Of Puppets". He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, the first...
February 7, 2024
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ALL SHALL PERISH Reveals 2024 Reunion Lineup

Northern California extreme metallers ALL SHALL PERISH have commented on their decision to reunite for their first live shows in 10 years. Earlier today, ALL SHALL PERISH released the following statement via social media: "Deathcore LIVES. "We are so back. The cyclical nature of things has come to...
February 7, 2024
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Watch: Struggle To Shift BLACK SABBATH Bench Proves It Really Is Heavy Metal

According to Westside Business Improvement District, the world-famous BLACK SABBATH bench in Birmingham, England was temporarily removed earlier this week for refurbishment. It took several hours on Monday, February 5 to dismantle the entire sculpture and three men to carry just the heads. The refur...
February 7, 2024
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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Making 'Life Is But A Dream…' Album: 'We Approached It Very Differently'

In a new interview with Andy Hall of the Des Moines, Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke about the making of the band's latest album, "Life Is But A Dream…" Written and recorded over the span of four years, it was produced by Joe Barresi and AVENGED SEVENFOL...
February 5, 2024
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Watch: TIM 'RIPPER' OWENS Kicks Off Texas Solo Tour In Laredo

Former JUDAS PRIEST and current KK'S PRIEST singer Tim "Ripper" Owens kicked off his four-date solo tour of Texas, "Tim Rips Through Texas 2024", on February 1 at Average Joe's in Laredo. Fan-filmed video of the concert can be seen below. In a recent interview with Poland's Pełna Kulturka, Owens was...
February 4, 2024
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MEANSTREAK Feat. DREAM THEATER Members' Wives: 'The Dark Gift' Lyric Video

The reunited all-female band MEANSTREAK — comprised of guitarists Marlene Portnoy (wife of DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy) and Rena Sands Petrucci (wife of DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci),vocalist Bettina France, bassist Martens Myung (wife of DREAM THEATER bassist John Myung) and drumme...
February 2, 2024
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DEE SNIDER Says He Was Inspired By 'IRON MAIDEN Gallop' While Writing TWISTED SISTER Classic 'I Wanna Rock'

In a recent interview with VRP Rocks, TWISTED SISTER frontman Dee Snider spoke about the creation of the band's classic song "I Wanna Rock", which originally appeared on the 1984 album "Stay Hungry". He said in part (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I got in my mind that — this is 1983 I'm writ...
February 2, 2024
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LAMB OF GOD Releases 'Official Aftermovie' For Inaugural 'Headbangers Boat'

LAMB OF GOD has released the "official aftermovie" for the first Headbangers Boat charter cruise, which was held October 31 - November 4, 2023. Headbangers Boat is a special charter voyage, offering a unique blend of heavy metal music with LAMB OF GOD as the headliner. The charter cruise was organiz...
February 1, 2024
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SAMMY HAGAR On Why 2024 Was Right Time For 'The Best Of All Worlds' Tour: 'I Don't Know How Much Longer I Can Do It'

In a new interview with AZCentral.com, Sammy Hagar discussed his upcoming summer 2024 tour with bassist Michael Anthony, guitarist Joe Satriani and drummer Jason Bonham that will focus largely on the music of VAN HALEN. Support on "The Best Of All Worlds" trek will come from LOVERBOY. Sammy said: "W...
January 31, 2024