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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE Says MIKE PORTNOY Is In Charge Of Tour Setlists Again: 'He's Done A Terrific Job'

In a new interview with Brazilian music journalist Igor Miranda, DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie spoke about the progressive music titans' upcoming "40th Anniversary Tour 2024 - 2025". The trek — presented as "An Evening With Dream Theater" — is the first outing since drummer Mike Portnoy's return...
June 18, 2024
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TESLA, KROKUS, EXTREME, WINGER, MICHAEL MONROE, L.A. GUNS, PRETTY MAIDS, Others Set For 2025 'Monsters Of Rock Cruise'

The annual Monsters Of Rock Cruise (MORC),which bills itself as "the world's premier hard rock and heavy metal fan immersive music cruise," is returning for its thirteenth year. Promoter On the Blue Cruises has announced the five-day/five-night full-ship music charter will set sail March 10-15, 202...
June 18, 2024
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ARMORED SAINT's JOHN BUSH Finds Side Project Home In CATEGORY 7: 'Everyone Is Beyond Talented'

By David E. Gehlke The John Bush story now practically writes itself: The singer co-founded ARMORED SAINT in 1982, declined an offer to front METALLICA in 1984, left ARMORED SAINT for ANTHRAX in 1992, reformed ARMORED SAINT in 1999 (while still doing ANTHRAX),was replaced in ANTHRAX by a returning...
June 18, 2024
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METALLICA Shares 'Holier Than Thou' Pro-Shot Video From Milan Stop Of 'M72' Tour

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Holier Than Thou" at the I Days festival on May 29 at Ippodromo SNAI La Maura in Milan, Italy during the 2024 leg of the band's "M72" tour can be seen below. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing...
June 17, 2024
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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's JOHNNY CHRIST On Stage Production For 'Life Is But A Dream…': We Were Able To Take It To Another Level'

At this weekend's Download festival in the United Kingdom, AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ spoke to James Wilson-Taylor of Rock Sound magazine about the band's ongoing world tour in support of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's latest album, "Life Is But A Dream…" Written and recorded over the span of four...
June 16, 2024
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THE OFFSPRING's BRYAN 'DEXTER' HOLLAND Says New Single 'Make It All Right' Is 'Almost A Summer Song'

At this weekend's Download festival in the United Kingdom, THE OFFSPRING singer Bryan "Dexter" Holland spoke to James Wilson-Taylor of Rock Sound magazine about the band's upcoming eleventh album, "Supercharged", which will arrive on October 11 via Concord Records. Addressing the fact that the LP wi...
June 16, 2024
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Watch: METALLICA's ROBERT TRUJILLO Receives His New Custom Shop WARWICK Bass

The Framus & Warwick YouTube channel has uploaded video of METALLICA's Robert Trujillo receiving a new custom-made instrument from Warwick in Germany. In the video, Robert showcases the stunning designs and details of these bass guitars. His new German-made custom bass is based on Robert's...
June 15, 2024
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TOMMY SHAW On When STYX Will Be Inducted Into ROCK HALL: 'I Hope We All Live Long Enough To Find The Answer To That Question' 

In a new interview with Cleveland.com, STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw was asked when he and his bandmates will finally be inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame. He responded: "I hope we all live long enough to find the answer to that question. But that's not for me to decide. If it really...
June 14, 2024
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Ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist JASON HOOK's FLAT BLACK Announces Debut Album

FLAT BLACK, the band formed by ex-FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook, will release its debut album, "Dark Side Of The Brain", on July 19 via Fearless Records. The LP was produced by Hook and Chris Collier (KORN),and recorded at both Hook's home studio and The Hideout Recording Studio in L...
June 14, 2024
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METALLICA Shares 'Lux Æterna' Pro-Shot Video From Milan Stop Of 'M72' Tour

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the song "Lux Æterna" at the I Days festival on May 29 at Ippodromo SNAI La Maura in Milan, Italy during the 2024 leg of the band's "M72" tour can be seen below. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-ni...
June 14, 2024
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Watch: ANDREW FREEMAN Steps In For JACK RUSSELL At JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE Concert

Due to "health" reasons, former GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell sat out the June 8 concert by his current band JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE at the Feather Falls Casino & Lodge in Oroville, California. He was replaced at the gig by Andrew Freeman, a member of LAST IN LINE who fronted GREAT WHITE fo...
June 13, 2024
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METALLICA's JAMES HETFIELD Names New Band That 'Surprised' Him And Made Him Smile

During an appearance on the latest episode of "The Metallica Report", the podcast offering weekly insider updates on all things METALLICA, METALLICA frontman James Hetfield was asked if there has been any new music that has particularly impressed him in recent months. James said (as transcribed by B...
June 13, 2024
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METALLICA Shares 'Breadfan' Pro-Shot Video From Munich Stop Of 'M72' Tour

Professionally filmed video of METALLICA performing the BUDGIE song "Breadfan" at the second show of the 2024 leg of the band's "M72" tour on May 26 at Olympiastadion in Munich, Germany can be seen below. In support of METALLICA's latest album, "72 Seasons", the band has been playing two-night, no-r...
June 13, 2024
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THE DAMNED To Release New Live Album/DVD Feat. Original Lineup: 'AD 2022 - Live In Manchester'

Formed in London in 1976, THE DAMNED became one of the most groundbreaking and influential bands coming out of the '70s British punk rock scene. Their debut single "New Rose" (1976) is considered the first punk single to be ever released in the U.K. Throughout their impressive 45-plus-year career (a...
June 13, 2024
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AVENGED SEVENFOLD's M. SHADOWS: 'I Think METALLICA Have Aged Really Well'

In a new interview with U.K.'s Kerrang! magazine, AVENGED SEVENFOLD singer M. Shadows briefly touched upon his band's former tourmates METALLICA. He said: "I think METALLICA have aged really well. I think they look like dudes who are out there doing what they want to do. Maybe a few years ago it loo...
June 12, 2024