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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says His First Tour With MIKE PORTNOY In 12 Years Is 'A Big Deal'

Later this week, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will embark on his first headlining solo tour performing material from his recently released solo album, "Terminal Velocity", as well as songs from his widely acclaimed debut release, "Suspended Animation". "Terminal Velocity" marked the first t...
October 3, 2022
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L.A. GUNS Complete Work On New Studio Album 'Black Diamonds'

L.A. GUNS, featuring singer Phil Lewis and guitarist Tracii Guns, has set "Black Diamonds" as the title of its new studio album. This will be the fourth studio album since the much welcome reunion of the band's core foundation of Lewis and Guns. It will follow the well-received studio albums "The Mi...
October 3, 2022
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Watch: STEVE GRIMMETT Honored By GRIM REAPER's NICK BOWCOTT And Son RUSS GRIMMETT At KEEP IT TRUE RISING Festival

GRIM REAPER's founding guitarist Nick Bowcott took part in a special tribute concert to the band's late singer Steve Grimmett at this year's Keep It True Rising festival, which is being held from September 30 to October 2 in Würzburg, Germany. Joining Bowcott at the event were the surviving members...
October 2, 2022
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Watch: Former IRON MAIDEN Singer PAUL DI'ANNO Plays First Concert Since Knee Surgery

Former IRON MAIDEN frontman Paul Di'Anno played the first show since his long-awaited knee surgery Saturday night (October 1) at the Keep It True Rising II festival in Würzburg, Germany. Professionally filmed video of the concert can be seen below. Featured songs; 00:00 Sanctuary 04:21 Purgatory 07:...
October 2, 2022
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DAVE MUSTAINE: It Was 'Clear' That JAMES LOMENZO Needed To Rejoin MEGADETH Permanently

In a new interview with Brazil's Jovem Pan Entretenimento, Dave Mustaine spoke about the musical chemistry within MEGADETH, particularly as it pertains to the songwriting process. He said: "Songwriting for MEGADETH has been a process over the years — learning how to write, learning how to work with...
October 2, 2022
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Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, FORBIDDEN And D.R.I. Announce Only BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL U.S. Concert

After playing its only European show at the Dynamo Metalfest in The Netherlands on August 21, BAY AREA INTERTHRASHIONAL will make its U.S. live debut on October 29 at San Francisco's legendary Great American Music Hall. The players for the evening will consist of the core band featuring Craig Locice...
October 2, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Opens Up About Second Heart Surgery: I'm 'Feeling Strong' And 'Healthy'

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has opened up about his recent revelation that he underwent a second heart surgery in early August. The latest operation took place nearly a year after the 42-year-old British-born musician suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the...
October 1, 2022
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DAVID ELLEFSON And JEFF SCOTT SOTO Release Lyric Video For 'The Reason'

ELLEFSON-SOTO, David Ellefson's collaboration with Jeff Scott Soto, will release a full-length album, "Vacation In The Underworld", on October 7 via Rat Pak Records. The duo is joined by Andy Martongelli on guitar and keyboards and Paulo Caridi on drums. "Vacation In The Underworld" was produced by...
September 30, 2022
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TROY LUCCKETTA Doesn't Know If He Will Ever Play With TESLA Again

Troy Luccketta says that he doesn't know if he will ever play with TESLA again. Last September, the 62-year-old drummer, who lives outside Nashville, Tennessee, announced that he would "take a little time from the road" to spend with family and friends. He is being replaced at TESLA's gigs by Steve...
September 29, 2022
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IRON MAIDEN Announces 'The Number Of The Beast' Triple Vinyl Release To Commemorate 40th Anniversary

BMG has announced the release of a commemorative triple black vinyl album in honor of the 40th anniversary of IRON MAIDEN's seminal third album, "The Number Of The Beast", which was to become the record which catapulted the band to international stardom. Included in the new vinyl package is "Beast O...
September 29, 2022
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SAMMY HAGAR Talks Proposed EDDIE VAN HALEN Tribute Concert: 'I Would Love To Play Those Songs Again'

Sammy Hagar has once again weighed in on the proposed all-star VAN HALEN tribute concert, saying "would love to play music" with Alex Van Halen and Michael Anthony again. No progress has been reported on a possible VAN HALEN tribute show since April when former METALLICA bassist Jason Newsted reveal...
September 28, 2022
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JUDAS PRIEST's RICHIE FAULKNER Says He Underwent Second Open-Heart Surgery In August

JUDAS PRIEST guitarist Richie Faulkner has revealed that he underwent a second heart surgery in early August. The latest operation took place nearly a year after the 42-year-old British-born musician suffered an acute cardiac aortic dissection during a performance at the Louder Than Life festival, j...
September 27, 2022
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MICHAEL MONROE Says HANOI ROCKS Reunion At His 60th-Birthday Concert Was 'Amazing'

Michael Monroe, who turned 60 in June, celebrated the milestone with a bang on September 23 at the Helinki Ice Hall (Helsingin Jäähalli) in Finland. As the grand finale of the concert, the original lineup of HANOI ROCKS, one of Finland's most significant rock bands of all time, took the stage: Monro...
September 27, 2022
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ADRIAN VANDENBERG Says He Had A 'Disagreement' With DAVID COVERDALE About 'Direction' Of 'Restless Heart' Reissue

Adrian Vandenberg has admitted to a disagreement with David Coverdale over the 2021 reissue of WHITESNAKE's "Restless Heart" album. The guitarist made the revelation while chatting to Eonmusic in late August at this year's Stonedead festival in Newark, United Kingdom. Vandenberg, who was a member of...
September 27, 2022
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TESLA Announces 2023 Las Vegas Residency At House Of Blues Las Vegas

Legendary rockers TESLA are returning to Las Vegas for a special five-night residency, in celebration of their 36 years of entertaining rock audiences around the world. Kicking off Friday, March 17, 2023 at 8:30 p.m. inside House Of Blues Las Vegas at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino on the famed Las...
September 27, 2022