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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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GIBSON Plays It Forward With GUITARS FOR VETS

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has partnered with Guitars For Vets to bring the power of music to returning U.S. military veterans. Gibson opened the doors of its Custom Shop in Nashville to debut a donation of 48 guitars and 19,000 string sets as well as pledge their continued support to Guitars For Vets. ...

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DIO: Deluxe Newly Remastered Editions Of Four Albums From 1996-2004 To Be Made Available In February

BMG and Niji Entertainment Group Inc. have partnered to reissue DIO's 1996-2004 studio albums: "Angry Machines" (1996), "Magica" (2000), "Killing The Dragon" (2002) and "Master Of The Moon" (2004). These newly remastered versions feature rare and never before released live and studio bonus tracks. Remastered by longtime DIO collaborator Wyn Davis with updated artwork from ...

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DAVID ELLEFSON Looks Back On MEGADETH's 2002 Split: 'It Turned Out To Be, In Hindsight, Probably The Best Thing For All Of Us'

David Ellefson says that MEGADETH's split in 2002 turned out to be "probably the best thing" for everybody involved. Dave Mustaine reformed MEGADETH in 2004 ago after disbanding the group two years earlier. Originally setting out to record a solo album, Mustaine enlisted studio musicians to play on what ultimately became MEGADETH's 2004 "The System ...

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REVOLUTION SAINTS Feat. BLADES, ALDRICH, CASTRONOVO: Listen To New Song 'When The Heartache Has Gone'

REVOLUTION SAINTS, the band featuring Deen Castronovo (JOURNEY, BAD ENGLISH), Doug Aldrich (THE DEAD DAISIES, WHITESNAKE, DIO), and Jack Blades (NIGHT RANGER, DAMN YANKEES), has released a new song called "When The Heartache Has Gone". The track, which is available digitally, is taken from the band's forthcoming third full-length studio album, due in early 2020 ...

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DIRTY SHIRLEY Feat. GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK: 'Here Comes The King' Video

Frontiers Music Srl recently announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Here ...

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Watch HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES Perform 'I Want My Now' On 'The Late Late Show With James Corden'

HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES were the musical guests on last night's (Thursday, October 31) episode of "The Late Late Show With James Corden". The band performed the song "I Want My Now", taken from the band's second album, "Rise". HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES are built around the undeniable chemistry between rock and roll royalty Joe Perry, Hollywood superstar Johnny ...

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METALLICA's ABC Book Preview: 'K' Is For Kirk (Video)

"The ABCs Of Metallica", an alphabetical history of one of rock's heaviest bands, METALLICA, will be released on November 26 via Permuted Press. Featuring hard-rocking rhymes and bold illustrations, "The ABCs Of Metallica" looks back at the remarkable history of one of rock 'n' roll's most celebrated groups. Each letter of the alphabet highlights a ...

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SOIL Releases Music Video For 'One Love'

SOIL has released a "theatrical interpretation" of its song "One Love". Conceptually, SOIL wanted to do something different and interesting with the song since "One Love" originally appeared on the 2013 studio album "Whole". Indie filmmakers David Gregory (director) and James Morgan (director of photography) were tapped for the job. Filming was shot in the ...

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FRANKIE BANALI Says JAMES DURBIN Quit QUIET RIOT 'Almost Immediately' After 'Hollywood Cowboys' Was Delivered To Record Company

In a recent interview with the "Brutally Delicious" podcast, QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali explained the circumstances around singer James Durbin's abrupt departure in September, as well as his health status after being diagnosed with stage four pancreatic cancer. Durbin reportedly left QUIET RIOT "to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career" and ...

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GEORGE LYNCH And TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA Singer DINO JELUSICK Join Forces In DIRTY SHIRLEY

Frontiers Music Srl has announced the signing of DIRTY SHIRLEY, a new band project featuring guitarist George Lynch (THE END MACHINE, KXM, LYNCH MOB, ex-DOKKEN) and vocalist/keyboardist Dino Jelusick (ANIMAL DRIVE, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA). DIRTY SHIRLEY's self-titled debut album will be released on January 24, 2020. The disc's first single, "Here Comes The King", can be ...

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MIKE PATTON And JEAN-CLAUDE VANNIER Debut 'A Schoolgirl's Day' Video

FAITH NO MORE singer Mike Patton and Jean-Claude Vannier, who recently issued the "suave and slinky" (Consequence Of Sound) album "Corpse Flower" (Ipecac Recordings), have released the official music video for "A Schoolgirl's Day". The clip, which was created by Nino Del Padre, features footage from the 1962 low-budget classic film "Carnival Of Souls". Padre ...

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QUIET RIOT's FRANKIE BANALI On His Cancer Diagnosis: 'I Have No Intentions Of Giving Up The Fight'

Earlier this year, QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo. Frankie returned to the stage with QUIET RIOT this past Saturday night ...

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