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PEARL JAM's STONE GOSSARD: 'Heavy Metal Changed My Life'

In a new interview with Matt Pinfield of 95.5 KLOS's "New & Approved" show, PEARL JAM guitarist Stone Gossard spoke about his appreciation for some of the classic heavy metal records of the early 1980s. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Heavy metal changed my life. And then punk roc...
May 15, 2024
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video, 'We Will Rock'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "We Will Rock", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "Get ready to ignite your summer soundtrack with a turbocharged anthem that demands to be cranked up! Whether...
May 14, 2024
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TALISMAN To Reunite For Special Performance At 2024 SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

TALISMAN — the now-defunct Swedish-American melodic hard rock band featuring singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY) — will reunite for an appearance at this year's Sweden Rock Festival on June 5 in Sölvesborg, Sweden. Marcel Jacob, who would have turned 60 this year, was TALISMAN's bassi...
April 19, 2024
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JOE LYNN TURNER: YNGWIE MALMSTEEN Is 'His Own Worst Enemy'

In a new interview with Backstage Pass Rock News, legendary hard rock vocalist Joe Lynn Turner was asked if he would have liked to have done a follow-up album to "Odyssey", his 1988 collaboration with Yngwie Malmsteen, widely considered the most commercial of all LPs the Swedish guitarist's name has...
March 25, 2024
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Watch: ART OF ANARCHY Performs With Singer JEFF SCOTT SOTO For First Time

ART OF ANARCHY kicked off its first tour in support of the band's third studio album, "Let There Be Anarchy", on March 22 in Saginaw, Michigan. Fan-filmed video of the second show of the trek, which took place on Saturday, March 23 at Arcada Theatre in St. Charles, Illinois, can be seen below. "Let...
March 25, 2024
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DEREK SHERINIAN Starts Fresh Post-SONS OF APOLLO With WHOM GODS DESTROY: 'Everyone Is Blown Away By It'

By David E. Gehlke Veteran keyboardist Derek Sherinian has about as good of a resume as any thanks to stints with KISS, Alice Cooper, DREAM THEATER, Billy Idol, Yngwie J. Malmsteen and SONS OF APOLLO. He's also enjoyed a long-running solo career that is dotted with multiple awards, yet when talking...
March 19, 2024
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JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'We Never Said SONS OF APOLLO Was Over'

In a new interview with Robert Cavuoto of Sonic Perspectives, singer Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) was asked if there has been any discussion about the status of his progressive metal supergroup SONS OF APOLLO, which also features guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES),ba...
March 18, 2024
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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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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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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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GUS G. On Being Approached To Audition For MEGADETH: 'That Was A Discussion That Basically Didn't Go Anywhere'

In a new interview with The Logan Show, Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who spent eight years as a hired gun in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band, confirmed that he was approached about auditioning for MEGADETH in late 2014. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "What happened was [then-MEGADETH bassi...
February 16, 2024
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GUS G. Says He Was Approached To Audition For MEGADETH Before KIKO LOUREIRO Joined The Band

In a new interview with The Chuck Shute Podcast, Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., who spent eight years as a hired gun in Ozzy Osbourne's solo band, was asked if he ever got approached by any other bigger artists to join them. "I had offers to… Actually, I've never told that anybody — in the press, at...
February 12, 2024
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Watch: NITA STRAUSS Joins 'G3' Guitarists JOE SATRIANI, ERIC JOHNSON And STEVE VAI On Stage To Perform 'Foxy Lady'

Nita Strauss, the guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, joined the 2024 lineup of "G3" — Joe Satriani, Eric Johnson and Steve Vai — on stage last night (Friday, February 9) at Orpheum in Los Angeles, California on to perform a cover of the Jimi Hendrix classic "Foxy Lady". Fan-filmed video of h...
February 10, 2024
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ART OF ANARCHY Feat. BUMBLEFOOT And JEFF SCOTT SOTO: 'Die Hard' Video Released

ART OF ANARCHY has released the official music video for a new song called "Die Hard". The band's most epic song to date, clocking in at over 7:30 minutes long, it features heavy guitar riffs, slaying double bass and soaring choruses. The clip takes you on a cinematic journey in a futuristic sci-fi...
February 5, 2024
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TALISMAN Surprise-Releases New Song 'Save Our Love'

TALISMAN — the now-defunct Swedish-American melodic hard rock band featuring singer Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, JOURNEY) — has released a new song called "Save Our Love" as a way of raising awareness of the mental health crisis. TALISMAN states: "On January 30, 2024, Marcel Jacob would have t...
January 30, 2024