DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Feels 'Guilty' For Not Releasing A Solo Album Since 2005

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci feels "guilty" for not having released a solo album since 2005's "Suspended Animation". Since the 2010 departure of drummer Mike Portnoy, Petrucci, along with keyboardist Jordan Rudess, has taken on nearly the entire songwriting load for the progressive metal giants, including 2016's much-debated double concept album, "The Astonishing". In an ...

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DEVIN TOWNSEND: 'When I Made Angry Music, It Was Horrible Music'

Poland's E-GitarzystaTV recently conducted an interview with Canadian musician and producer Devin Townsend. You can watch the full chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how he approaches the guitar in terms of songwriting: Devin: "I love guitar. I have played guitar for thirty-five years. And when I was a teen, like ...

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DECAPITATED Issues Statement In Response To Rape Charges

The four members of the Polish death metal band DECAPITATED have issued a statement in response to their having been formally charged with rape in Spokane County, Washington. The four had already been charged with kidnapping in the first degree. The group says: "We'd like to emphasize; the Spokane Police Department has pressed charges as ...

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