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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE To Release New Solo Album, 'Beautiful Shade Of Gray', In May

DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie has set "Beautiful Shade Of Gray" as the title of his new solo album, due on May 20, 2022 via InsideOut Music. Unlike previous LPs "Elements Of Persuasion" (2005), "Static Impulse" (2010) and "Impermanent Resonance" (2013), which were written and recorded as a collaboration with LaBrie's songwriting partner for over ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On Drummer CASEY GRILLO: 'We Couldn't Ask For A Better Person To Do What He Does With Us'

QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Casey Grillo celebrated his 45th birthday onstage with his bandmates this past Saturday, October 16 at Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Before leading the audience in singing "Happy Birthday" to his longtime friend, QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre said about Casey: "This guy's been playing with us for almost five years now. ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Would Like 'Touring' Guitarist MIKE STONE To Make An Appearance On Next Studio Album

QUEENSRŸCHE's Michael Wilton has confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will likely contribute guitar solos to the band's next studio album. Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced in July that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Stone originally joined QUEENSRŸCHE for ...

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Founding QUEENSRŸCHE Drummer SCOTT ROCKENFIELD Sues Fellow Original Members MICHAEL WILTON And EDDIE JACKSON

Founding QUEENSRŸCHE drummer Scott Rockenfield has filed a lawsuit against the band's fellow original members Michael Wilton (guitar) and Eddie Jackson (bass), alleging, among other things, breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty and wrongful discharge. Metal Sludge was the first to report on the lawsuit, which was filed on October ...

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Gods Of Debauchery - SEVEN SPIRES

Audacious. That's the only word for it. As virtually every band on the planet threw themselves into a lockdown-facilitated and wholly newfound world of unfettered creativity last year, we can be secure in the knowledge that there will be a lot of big records over the coming months. But very few of them will be ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Confirms MIKE STONE Will Continue Playing With Band Through At Least End Of 2021

QUEENSRŸCHE has confirmed that guitarist Mike Stone will continue playing with the band at least for the remainder of 2021. Since late May, Stone has been handling second-guitar duties in QUEENSRŸCHE, which announced last month that longtime guitarist Parker Lundgren was exiting the group to focus on "other business ventures." Asked by a fan in ...

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Longtime QUEENSRŸCHE Guitarist PARKER LUNDGREN Quits Band To Focus On 'Other Business Ventures'

Longtime QUEENSRŸCHE guitarist Parker Lundgren has left the band to focus on "other business ventures." The 34-year-old musician, a former member of original QUEENSRŸCHE singer Geoff Tate's solo group who was also briefly married to Geoff's stepdaughter Miranda, announced his departure from QUEENSRŸCHE in a social media post earlier today. He wrote: "For several years, ...

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CONCEPTION Feat. Ex-KAMELOT Singer ROY KHAN: 'No Rewind' Music Video

The official music video for the song "No Rewind" from reactivated Norwegian progressive metallers CONCEPTION, who feature in their ranks former KAMELOT singer Roy Khan, can be seen below. The track is taken from CONCEPTION's latest album, "State Of Deception", which was released in April 2020. The band's first full-length offering in over two decades ...

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GUS G. Releases Music Video For New Solo Single 'Exosphere'

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, has released the official music video for his new solo single, "Exosphere". The track features Dennis Ward on bass and Jan-Vincent Velazco on drums. The artwork for the ...

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GUS G. To Release New Solo Single, 'Exosphere', This Week

Greek guitar virtuoso Gus G., well known in rock and metal circles for his work as Ozzy Osbourne's guitarist and as leader of his own band FIREWIND, will release a new solo single, "Exosphere", on April 1 on all digital platforms. The track features Dennis Ward on bass and Jan-Vincent Velazco on drums. The artwork ...

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EPICA's MARK JANSEN Discusses 'Unique Situation' Of Being In A Band With His Ex-Girlfriend, SIMONE SIMONS

On a recent episode of the "Loaded Radio" podcast, EPICA guitarist/vocalist Mark Jansen spoke to Scott Penfold about what it's been like to work with singer Simone Simons for the past two decades after the breakup of their romantic relationship. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "We are very close friends. I was just talking ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE's TODD LA TORRE On SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: 'He Asked For Paternity Leave And Just Hasn't Come Back'

QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre has once again denied that Scott Rockenfield is officially out of the band, saying the drummer asked for paternity leave almost four years ago and just never came back. Last month, Rockenfield shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn't performed with ...

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TESTAMENT's ALEX SKOLNICK Teams Up With ARCH ENEMY's ALISSA WHITE-GLUZ For Cover Of QUEEN's 'We Are The Champions'

TESTAMENT guitarist Alex Skolnick has teamed up with ARCH ENEMY singer Alissa White-Gluz to record a cover version of the QUEEN classic "We Are The Champions". A quarantine-style video for their rendition of the song can be seen below. Regarding how the collaboration came about, Alex says: "Last spring, when lockdown 'challenges' were all the ...

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SCOTT ROCKENFIELD: 'I Most Definitely Did Not And Have Not Quit, Walked Away, Retired Or Abandoned QUEENSRŸCHE'

Scott Rockenfield has shot down suggestions that he quit QUEENSRŸCHE or retired from playing music. The drummer, who hasn't performed with QUEENSRŸCHE in four years, took to his Facebook page earlier today to write: "wanna hear a fun story? goes like this : 'Contrary to any statements or interviews coming from other parties, I most ...

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