April 2009 - Blabbermouth Archive

QUEEN Fan Pays $11,000 For Lesson From BRIAN MAY

AFP reports that QUEEN guitarist Brian May will give his first-ever private lesson after a fan bid over 7,500 pounds (approximately $11,000) to jam with the star in an auction to raise money for Brazilian street children. The rock legend, best known for creating the riffs on "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Will Rock ...

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Former MEGADETH Guitarist's OHMPHREY: California Dates Announced

OHMPHREY, the new band featuring Chris Poland (OHM:, MEGADETH) and Robertino Pagliari (OHM:) alongside jam-band masters Jake Cinnger, Joel Cummins, and Kris Myer of UMPHREY'S MCGEE, will play three rare promotional live shows in Southern California in mid-May. These concerts are to promote the release of the self-titled OHMPHREY debut album, which is due on ...

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LACUNA COIL: More 'Shallow Life' First-Week Chart Positions Revealed

LACUNA COIL's new album, "Shallow Life", has registered the following first-week chart positions: France: #46 Germany: #52 Italy: #25 Spain: #95 Switzerland: #64 The Netherlands: #76 U.K. (Rock Albums): #2 U.K.: #42 USA: #16 "Shallow Life" sold 21,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. LACUNA COIL's previous CD, "Karmacode", opened ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN To Play Russia In June

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman and his band — Jeremy Colson on drums, Takayoshi Ohmura on guitar and Ryota on bass — will play club Tochka in Moscow, Russia on June 29. After seven months in the studio, Marty Friedman has completed work on his ninth album, "Tokyo Jukebox". Produced and arranged by Marty, the ...

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SEPULTURA: 'Metalheadz' Interview Available For Streaming

An interview with Brazilian/American thrashers SEPULTURA conducted at the inaugural installment of the Hammerfest festival (which was held April 24-25 at Pontins, Prestatyn Sands, Wales, United Kingdom) is available for streaming on the MySpace page of Wrexham, Wales, United Kingdom's "Metalheadz" show. Fan-filmed video footage of SEPULTURA's performance at Hammerfest can be viewed ...

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JOB FOR A COWBOY To Release New Album In July

Glendale, Arizona extreme metallers JOB FOR A COWBOY have completed recording their highly anticipated sophomore album, "Ruination", due in July via Metal Blade Records. The 10-song follow-up to 2007's "Genesis" was tracked at AudioHammer studios in Sanford, Florida with producer Jason Suecof (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, DEVILDRIVER, TRIVIUM) and will be mixed by Fredrik Nordström ...

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DEATH ANGEL Members Perform Acoustically In Oakland; Video Available

Video footage of DEATH ANGEL guitarist Rob Cavestany's April 24, 2009 acoustic performance of the song "Chip On Your Shoulder" at Eli's in Oakland, California can be viewed below. Joining Rob on the track were Gus Pepa (guitar; ex-DEATH ANGEL), Damien Sisson (bass; SCARECROW) and Ted Aguilar (guitar; DEATH ANGEL). Five years after the release ...

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