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JOURNEY Announces New Bassist And Drummer

JOURNEY has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group's ranks. "Ok Friends word is out! @randyjackson RJ the Big Dawg is our new Bass player again," JOURNEY's founding member and guitarist Neal Schon wrote on social media, adding that Walden has also joined the band. "JOURNEY is ...

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VOLBEAT Is Writing New Music While In Quarantine

In a recent interview with "Cutter's Rockcast", bassist Kaspar Boye Larsen of Danish/American rockers VOLBEAT was asked how he has been staying busy during the coronavirus downtime. He responded (hear audio below): "Well, fortunately, we are opening up a little bit here in Denmark, so, actually, my kids are in kindergarten daycare, and my wife's ...

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SAMMY HAGAR Says He Will Never Announce A Farewell Tour

In a new interview with with the KSHE 95 radio station, legendary rocker Sammy Hagar addressed the fact that a spate of iconic rock and metal bands have announced farewell tours in recent years, including KISS, BLACK SABBATH and Ozzy Osbourne. He said (hear audio below): "I haven't announced my farewell tour retirement yet… I ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist Collaborates With LAST IN LINE Singer On BLACKEN THE SKY Project

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando has collabored with LAST IN LINE vocalist Andrew Freeman and W.A.S.P./ex-ANGRA drummer Aquiles Priester on a project called BLACKEN THE SKY. The band's debut album is currently being finalized for a tentative late 2020 release via Frontiers Music Srl. Orlando discussed BLACKEN THE SKY's upcoming LP during a recent interview ...

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LACUNA COIL's CRISTINA SCABBIA: Why You Should Make Exercise Part Of Your Daily Quarantine Routine

LACUNA COIL frontwoman Cristina Scabbia has stressed the importance of exercise during the coronavirus pandemic, not only to maintain one's physical health but also to help break up the long days in quarantine. Earlier today (Saturday, May 23), Scabbia took to her Instagram to share a post-workout photo of herself, and she included the following ...

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Ex-MEGADETH Guitarist MARTY FRIEDMAN Collaborates With Colombian Rock Band APOLO 7 On 'Eres Tú' Cover

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has collaborated with the Colombian rock band APOLO 7 on a cover version of "Eres Tú", a popular Spanish-language song written in 1973 by Juan Carlos Calderón and performed by the Spanish band MOCEDADES. Friedman announced his collaboration with APOLO 7 in a video message posted to his social media ...

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JOE SATRIANI Is Working On Two New Albums While In Quarantine

Legendary guitarist Joe Satriani spoke to Australian Musician about how he has been staying busy during the coronavirus downtime. He said (see video below): "I got it in my head that I wanted to create two separate records in the next few months. One would be another instrumental album, and another would be a vocal-oriented ...

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SLIPKNOT's COREY TAYLOR Completes Recording Debut Solo Album

SLIPKNOT and STONE SOUR singer Corey Taylor has finished recording his debut solo album. The 46-year-old rocker broke the news of the LP's completion during an appearance earlier today (Friday, May 22) on We Are Hear's "Raise Your Horns With Lzzy Hale", hosted by HALESTORM's Lzzy Hale. Asked what he has been working on during ...

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SOULFLY Releases 'Live Ritual NYC MMXIX' Digital EP

SOULFLY has released a new digital EP, "Live Ritual NYC MMXIX". The effort was recorded at The Gramercy in New York City on February 11, 2019 while SOULFLY was on tour in support of its most recent full-length album, "Ritual". The audio for the EP was mixed and mastered by Charles Elliott (ABYSMAL DAWN) from ...

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