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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'I Don't Think SONS OF APOLLO And DREAM THEATER Can Coexist At The Same Time'

In a new interview with Jeff Gaudiosi of MisplacedStraws.com, singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked if his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO, which also features guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS),ke...
February 28, 2024
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SLAYER, IRON MAIDEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE, SLIPKNOT, PANTERA And JUDAS PRIEST Set For 2024 AFTERSHOCK Festival

Aftershock returns to Discovery Park in Sacramento, California October 10-13 for its 12th year with its biggest lineup yet. The four-day destination festival will feature the only U.S. festival play for IRON MAIDEN, the exclusive West Coast performance for SLAYER — one of only three shows in nearly...
February 28, 2024
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OZZY OSBOURNE Explains Why He Turned Down KANYE WEST's Sample Request

Ozzy Osbourne has spoken to Rolling Stone magazine about the decision to refuse permission to Kanye West to sample an Ozzy song at a listening event for the rapper's new album in Chicago. West, who is now known as Ye, and Ty Dolla $ign hosted the listening party at the United Center earlier in the m...
February 27, 2024
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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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Former JOURNEY Bassist ROSS VALORY Releases New Solo Single 'Wild Kingdom'

Ross Valory, regarded as one of rock's best bass guitarists and an original member of the multi-platinum band JOURNEY until his 2020 departure, has released the official music video for "Wild Kingdom". It's the second single from the bassist and songwriter's debut solo album, "All Of The Above", due...
February 26, 2024
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KYLE THOMAS Talks The Boost PAT O'BRIEN Has Given To EXHORDER: 'He's The RANDY RHOADS Of Extreme Music'

By David E. Gehlke Cult New Orleans thrashers EXHORDER formally welcomed former CANNIBAL CORPSE guitarist Pat O'Brien into the fold when 2024 got underway. O'Brien had spent the previous two years playing live gigs with the band and lent his lead skills to their new "Defective Omnium" full-length, b...
February 26, 2024
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SUM 41 Shares Music Video For New Single 'Waiting On A Twist Of Fate'

SUM 41 has shared a new single, "Waiting On A Twist Of Fate", taken from the Grammy-nominated band's upcoming final album, "Heaven :x: Hell". The second single from the double album's pop-punk "Heaven" side, "Waiting On A Twist Of Fate" harkens back to the earliest days of the band's pop punk roots....
February 24, 2024
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NONPOINT Announces April/May 2024 Tour With (HED) P.E. And DROPOUT KINGS

NONPOINT will embark on "The Million Watts Tour 2024" with (HED) P.E. and DROPOUT KINGS this spring. The trek will kick off on April 11 in Minot, North Dakota at The Original Bar & Nightclub and conclude on May 18 in Lansing, Michigan. Tickets will go on sale today (Friday, February 23) at 10 a....
February 23, 2024
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Watch: MACHINE HEAD Joined By FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH's CHRIS KAEL For 'Davidian' Performance In Denver

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH bassist Chris Kael joined MACHINE HEAD on stage last night (Wednesday, February 21) at the Gothic Theatre, Englewood, Colorado to sing a verse of the classic MACHINE HEAD song "Davidian". Earlier today, MACHINE HEAD shared a video of Kael's appearance and captioned the clip:...
February 22, 2024
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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT Completes Radiation Treatment For Prostate Cancer

In a new interview with WNST and Baltimore Positive founder Nestor Aparicio, TRIUMPH guitarist/vocalist Rik Emmett was asked if he can foresee himself ever going back on the road again. He responded: "I am a guy that wrote a song that said 'never say never', and, and I do find it dangerous to take a...
February 22, 2024
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APOCALYPTICA Parts Ways With Longtime Drummer MIKKO SIRÉN

Finnish cello rockers APOCALYPTICA have parted ways with their longtime drummer Mikko Sirén. Sirén started performing live with APOCALYPTICA in 2003 but didn't become a full-time member of the band until 2005, after playing over 200 concerts with APOCALYPTICA and recording an album with the group. E...
February 22, 2024
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Former NIGHTWISH Vocalist ANETTE OLZON Announces Third Solo Album 'Rapture'

Anette Olzon, the former powerhouse vocalist of NIGHTWISH and one half of the dynamic duo behind THE DARK ELEMENT alongside former SONATA ARCTICA guitarist Jani Liimatainen, is back with her third solo album, "Rapture". The first single and accompanying music video, "Heed The Call", from "Rapture" i...
February 22, 2024
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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Keyboard Maestro VITALIJ KUPRIJ Dead At 49

Ukrainian-American maestro Vitalij Kuprij, a classically trained virtuoso who has played with progressive metal bands ARTENSION and RING OF FIRE and toured with TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA, has died at the age of 49. No cause of death has yet been revealed. Kuprij's passing was confirmed by his longtim...
February 21, 2024
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video 'Live Forever'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "Live Forever", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "This song is truly about how you can stand up for yourself while still being someone who cares for others. I...
February 18, 2024
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Watch FEAR FACTORY's Entire Orlando Concert During January/February 2024 North American Tour

The IFM RAW YouTube channel has uploaded video of FEAR FACTORY's entire February 15 concert at the House Of Blues in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Check out the clips below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Shock 02. Edgecrusher 03. Powershifter 04. Disruptor 05. Fuel Injected Suicide Machin...
February 17, 2024