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SKID ROW's RACHEL BOLAN On COVID-19 Pandemic: 'This Is A Real Thing And It's Freakin' Scary And Needs To Be Taken Seriously'

During an appearance Monday (July 13) on "Coffee Talk With Adika Live", SKID ROW bassist Rachel Bolan, who lives in Nashville, was asked if the residents of Tennessee are taking the coronavirus seriously. He responded (see video below): "Finally, yeah. They weren't. There was no mandated safety anywhere. I still think things are a little ...

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ALICE COOPER Says Racist Cops Should Be 'Weeded Out'

Legendary rocker Alice Cooper spoke to Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio about how today's "Black Lives Matter" protests against police brutality and injustice recall the turbulent 1960s, when people marched for civil rights, women’s rights, and against the American war in Vietnam. "Well, isn't it amazing that that was 50, 60 years ago, or ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It Was 'Very Cathartic' To Play Music With MIKE PORTNOY Again

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity" in the fall via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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TRIUMPH's RIK EMMETT: 11 Solo Titles Reissued Digitally

For decades, Rik Emmett — largely considered one of the greatest rock guitarists of all time — has been a prolific recording artist, whether it be as a member of TRIUMPH, offering solo material, or collaborating with others. And now, fans will be able to enjoy quite a few of his solo releases once again ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Says It's 'Really Awesome' To Reunite With MIKE PORTNOY On 'Terminal Velocity' Album

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Petrucci discussed his musical reunion with Portnoy during a lengthy chat with the official DREAM THEATER fan club. He said ...

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Watch PAPA ROACH Perform 'Revenge' As Part Of 'Infest In-Studio' Event

Video of California rockers PAPA ROACH performing the song "Revenge" as part of their second live streaming experience iteration called "Infest In-Studio" can be seen below. The program was a special virtually ticketed, live HD broadcast, which took place June 20 from Sacramento, and it featured PAPA ROACH performing its multi-platinum, classic album "Infest", live ...

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LAMB OF GOD's RANDY BLYTHE Says Richmond Statues With Confederate Links Should Be Removed And Preserved In Museums

In a recent interview with The Hundreds TV, LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe spoke about the ongoing efforts to remove Confederate statues along Monument Avenue in his hometown of Richmond, Virginia. The debate regarding Confederate monuments has been polarizing in Richmond and other cities across the country for many years. The Richmond region and ...

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DAVE GROHL Reflects On 25th Anniversary Of Debut FOO FIGHTERS Album

Dave Grohl joined Matt Wilkinson on Apple Music to reflect on the 25th anniversary of the debut self-titled FOO FIGHTERS album (originally released on July 4, 1995). Grohl talked about joining NIRVANA as the group's fifth drummer and initially being insecure about being fired, despite the members' immediate musical connection. He also recounts the days ...

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MEGADETH Guitarist KIKO LOUREIRO Releases 'Overflow' Single

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro has released a new solo single, "Overflow". It is the third single from Loureiro's fifth solo album, "Open Source", which will arrive on July 10. Last week, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the LP's second single, featuring a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover artwork for "Overflow", "Imminent ...

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MEGADETH's DAVID ELLEFSON Taps Members Of ANTHRAX, TWISTED SISTER, TESLA For 'No Cover' LP

ELLEFSON, the solo band of Grammy-winning MEGADETH bassist/co-founder David Ellefson, will release "No Cover", an LP featuring more than 13 cover songs, including classic tracks from MOTÖRHEAD, W.A.S.P., DEF LEPPARD, CHEAP TRICK, QUEEN, JUDAS PRIEST, TWISTED SISTER, FASTWAY, FIGHT, DEAD KENNEDYS, and more, on October 2 via Combat Records. The LP once again features cover ...

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MEGADETH's KIKO LOUREIRO To Release 'Overflow' Single On Friday

MEGADETH guitarist Kiko Loureiro will release a new solo single, "Overflow", on Friday, July 3. The cover artwork for the effort can be seen below. Last month, Loureiro released "Imminent Threat", the second single from his fifth solo album, "Open Source". The track features a guest appearance by former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman. The cover ...

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See TESLA Perform 'Breakin' Free' While In Quarantine

While practicing social distancing due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Sacramento rockers TESLA got together — virtually — to jam out a quarantined version of "Breakin' Free" as part of their new online series, "Home To Home". Check it out below. The original recording of "Breakin' Free" appeared on TESLA's 2008 album "Forever More". TESLA has ...

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MIKE PORTNOY And JOHN PETRUCCI Reunite On DREAM THEATER Guitarist's New Solo Album, 'Terminal Velocity'

Former DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy played drums on "Terminal Velocity", the upcoming solo album from DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci. Due in the fall, the disc also features Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. Portnoy revealed his involvement with "Terminal Velocity" in a social media post earlier today (Wednesday, July 1). He also shared ...

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GODSMACK's Music Publishing Catalog And Master Royalty Stream Acquired By PRIMARY WAVE MUSIC PUBLISHING

Primary Wave Music Publishing has acquired the music publishing catalog and master royalty stream of the multi-platinum rock band GODSMACK. The deal includes the Grammy nominee's publishing and master income stream for its compositions and masters across its entire career to date. Titles include their debut album "Godsmack", "When Legends Rise", "Awake" and "1000hp", as ...

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THEORY OF A DEADMAN Announces 'Live From MTELUS' Concert Stream

THEORY OF A DEADMAN (a.k.a. THEORY) has announced "Live From MTELUS", a 30-minute concert stream set to air tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET / 5:00 p.m. PT on the band's official YouTube channel. Captured during THEORY's recent headline tour at Montreal's MTELUS performing arts center, the historic performance sees THEORY delivering a career-spanning set in ...

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SAVOY BROWN To Release 'Ain't Done Yet' Album In August

Legendary British blues rock band SAVOY BROWN, led by founding member Kim Simmonds, will release a new album, "Ain't Done Yet", on August 28 via Quarto Valley Records. The LP follows SAVOY BROWN's critically acclaimed 2019 effort "City Night". "The new album continues the approach I've been taking with the band this past decade," says ...

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