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JOHN 5: Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring a round of guitar lesson videos with guitarist John 5 (ROB ZOMBIE, MARILYN MANSON). At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by John 5: * "Banjo Rolls" (G Major) * "Banjo Rolls" (E Minor With Blues Notes) * "Banjo Rolls" (D Major) * ...

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METALLICA: 2013 'Orion Music + More' Festival Details Revealed

METALLICA, in conjunction with their friends C3 Presents, are pleased to announce the lineup for the 2013 Orion Music + More festival, to be held at Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan on June 8 and 9. Headliners will include METALLICA, RED HOT CHILI PEPPERS, RISE AGAINST, DEFTONES and BASSNECTAR, while the festival will also feature ...

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Video ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Unveils Signature Guitar At NAMM

Legendary German guitarist Wolf Hoffmann (ACCEPT) unveiled his first signature guitar at this year's NAMM (National Association Of Music Merchants) show, a massive music-products convention that took place January 24-27 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. Dubbed "Made In Germany", the six-string guitar was developed and manufactured according to Wolf's needs and is ...

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Burning On The Wings Of Desire - BLOOD OF THE SUN

If the metal and sludge underground wasn't already stacked with a hundred cowbell-smacking, fuzz-bombing seventies rawk revivalists, BLOOD OF THE SUN certainly would've made a bigger impact upon the scene by now. A decade through and a series of lineup shuffles that looks on paper like a twisted game of Twister cast-outs, it's quite possible ...

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MEGADETH To Start Recording New Album Next Week

MEGADETH mainman Dave Mustaine has issued the following update: "Droogies, "I wanted to check in with you as I get ready to start tracking my 14th MEGADETH record. "For some of you that are new fans, the word 'Droogie' may seem a strange way to start a letter, but it means 'friend,' supposedly in Russian ...

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Apocryphon - THE SWORD

Texas fuzz lords THE SWORD have carved a niche by riding the rails of retro, which includes fantastical dreamscapes Conan the Barbarian, Red Sonja and Kull the Conqueror would ideally call home. All set to the grind of vintage doom, Southern boogie sludge and early Seventies dirt prog. In other words, THE SWORD has presented ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Members Slam GEOFF TATE For Comparing 24-Year-Old Incident To Brazil Assault

Members of the Seattle-based progressive rock band QUEENSRŸCHE have slammed their former lead singer, Geoff Tate, for comparing his alleged assault of his ex-bandmates in Brazil to an incident involving bassist Eddie Jackson that occurred 24 years ago. Tate, who was fired from QUEENSRŸCHE in June after fronting the group for three decades, recently sought ...

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THE COMPANY BAND: New Video Interview Posted Online

Graham "Gruhamed" Hartmann of Loudwire recently conducted an interview with THE COMPANY BAND members Jess Margera and Jim Rota. You can now watch the chat below. THE COMPANY BAND's new five-song EP, "Pros & Cons", was released on July 31 via Weathermaker Music. Since THE COMPANY BAND first got together in 2006, the group has ...

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Pros and Cons - THE COMPANY BAND

As zany a situation as this sounds, what if Gordon Gekko invested in an underground bar rock band for shits and giggles? He might put them on a side stage at Battery Park where he could watch from his sky view suite in nearby Wall Street. All assuming the cat has a little rock 'n' ...

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THE COMPANY BAND: EPK For 'Pros & Cons' EP Available

An EPK (Electronic Press Kit) for THE COMPANY BAND's upcoming "Pros & Cons" EP can be seen below. Since THE COMPANY BAND first got together in 2006, the group has solely existed through semi-annual corporate retreats. These meetings developed into an organization of odd fellows featuring vocalist Neil Fallon from CLUTCH, drummer Jess Margera from ...

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THE 69 EYES: More Information On New Album, Single, Video

Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES are putting the finishing touches on their 10th studio album, "X", in Stockholm, Sweden for a September/October release through RCA/Sony Music in Finland and Nuclear Blast in the rest of Europe and North America. A single, "Red", will precede the full-length CD in August. According to a press ...

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FU MANCHU Begins Writing New Album

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU have commenced the songwriting process for their next album, tentatively due in 2013. Says the band: "We have recorded every FU MANCHU record on this 4-track machine [see photo below], starting with the 1995 'Daredevil' release. We didn't use this for the final recordings that were released, ...

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THE COMPANY BAND To Release 'Pros & Cons' EP In July

Since THE COMPANY BAND first got together in 2006, the group has solely existed through semi-annual corporate retreats. These meetings developed into an organization of odd fellows featuring vocalist Neil Fallon from CLUTCH, drummer Jess Margera from CKY, guitarist/vocalist Jim Rota from FIREBALL MINISTRY, bassist Brad Davis from FU MANCHU and guitarist Dave Bone. Since ...

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THE 69 EYES Working On New Album

Helsinki, Finland-based gothic metallers THE 69 EYES are working on their 10th studio album in Stockholm, Sweden for a September release via Nuclear Blast Records. According to a press release, the CD — which is being helmed by the Swedish production team On The Verge — will be melancholic and melodic in best THE 69 ...

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A LIFE ONCE LOST Checks In From The Studio

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania's A LIFE ONCE LOST recently entered Planet Red studios in Richmond, Virginia with producer Andreas Magnusson (THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER, IMPENDING DOOM) to begin recording its new album for a late 20120 release via Season Of Mist. "We are hustling along here with this album," states vocalist Bob Meadows. "It's going to be ...

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FU MANCHU To Celebrate 15th Anniversary Of 'The Action Is Go'

Southern California's heavy fuzz rock legends FU MANCHU are thrilled to celebrate the 15th anniversary of their 1997 classic "The Action Is Go". To follow up on the overwhelming response they received from their "In Search Of…15 Years" tour, the hardworking group will be undertaking a headlining tour with a set comprised of this entire ...

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ASG Signs To RELAPSE RECORDS

Relapse Records has announced the signing of North Carolina's finest psychedelic, stoner punks ASG. The band will enter the studio in February 2012 with producer Matt Hyde (SLAYER, CHILDREN OF BODOM, FU MANCHU) to begin recording its highly anticipated new album . Impossible to pigeonhole, ASG has been wheelin' and dealin' in kick-ass rock 'n' ...

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Reunited DEADBOLT Changes Name To GIVETHEMROPE

Reformed '90s Philedelphia, Pennsylvania-based "tuned-down hardcore, groove-metal blues" band DEADBOLT has changed its name to GIVETHEMROPE. According to the group, the move was necessary not only because of the existence of another band with the same name, but also in order to signal that this was a total rebirth for the reunited act. The group ...

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