November 2016 - Blabbermouth Archive

MIKE PORTNOY: Why I Needed To Leave DREAM THEATER

On November 21, Josh Rundquist (a.k.a. That Drummer Guy) conducted an interview with drummer Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, METAL ALLEGIANCE). You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below. Asked about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER in 2010 while he was on tour with AVENGED SEVENFOLD, ...

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METALLICA: Official Video Footage Of Costa Rica Concert

Official performance and backstage (meet-and-greet and tuning-room) footage from METALLICA's November 5 concert in San José, Costa Rica can be seen below. METALLICA revealed yesterday that the band's new album, "Hardwired... To Self-Destruct", is No. 1 in 57 countries, with the album going Top 3 in 75 nations and Top 5 in 105 countries. According ...

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LIVE NATION Acquires Majority Stake In SWEDEN ROCK FESTIVAL

Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. today announced it has acquired a majority stake in Sweden Rock Festival, one of Sweden's most successful and longest-running festivals. The team behind Sweden Rock Festival will continue to curate, manage and produce the event, now with access to Live Nation's unparalleled festival portfolio and resources. With Sweden Rock Festival, Live ...

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IRON MAIDEN's BRUCE DICKINSON Speaks At Poland's KONGRES 590 (Video)

IRON MAIDEN frontman Bruce Dickinson was a guest speaker at Kongres 590, a forum of exchanging ideas and experiences of Polish specialists in areas such as business, science, politics and legislation. The two-day event, which was held November 17-18, was attended by Polish president Andrzej Duda, prime minister Beata Szydło and representatives of public institutions, ...

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