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RICHIE KOTZEN Releases 'Venom' Single, Video

Guitarist Richie Kotzen (THE WINERY DOGS, POISON, MR. BIG) has released the official music video for his new single, "Venom". Check it out below. Kotzen recently told SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that he was working on material for a possible new solo album. "I think that's what's happening," he said. "I just have such a relaxed ...

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FLYING COLORS Feat. MIKE PORTNOY, STEVE MORSE, NEAL MORSE: 'Third Degree' Album Due In September

FLYING COLORS — the "prog/pop" supergroup featuring guitarist Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), keyboardist Neal Morse (THE NEAL MORSE BAND, TRANSATLANTIC, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD), bassist Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS), drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, THE WINERY DOGS, ex-DREAM THEATER) and vocalist Casey McPherson (ALPHA REV) — will release its third album, "Third Degree", in September via ...

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BAD WOLVES To Release Second Album In Fourth Quarter Of 2019

Tommy Vext spoke to HardDrive Radio about BAD WOLVES' recently completed second album, which tentatively due before the end of the year. "Gutars and bass were tracked in [Las] Vegas with Max Karon, who is one of John's [Boecklin, drums] oldest friends, who also works for GHOST," the singer said. "And then we did production ...

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Watch THE WINERY DOGS Perform In Denver, Colorado

Fan-filmed video footage of THE WINERY DOGS' May 23 concert at Oriental Theater in Denver, Colorado (courtesy of YouTube user "The Attitude"). THE WINERY DOGS — the hard rock power trio featuring guitarist/vocalist Richie Kotzen (POISON, MR. BIG), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, DREAM THEATER) ...

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LAMB OF GOD Frontman Bruises Back In Stage Fall (Video)

LAMB OF GOD frontman Randy Blythe took a fall during the band's concert last night (Friday, May 24) in Camden, New Jersey. The incident happened during the last song of LAMB OF GOD's set at the BB&T Pavilion, where the group was performing as the support act for SLAYER. Blythe addressed the mishap earlier today, ...

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ARMORED SAINT: 'We're Writing A New Record'

ARMORED SAINT is continuing work on the material for the follow-up to 2015's "Win Hands Down" album. Earlier today, the band posted an Instagram video of vocalist John Bush and bassist Joey Vera at their home studio demoing some of the songs that will appear on ARMORED SAINT's new disc. The group wrote in an ...

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SHINEDOWN Bassist Exits Tour Due To Back Injury

SHINEDOWN bassist Eric Bass has been forced to leave the band's current tour after recently injuring his back. He is being temporarily replaced by Josh Stern, who previously filled in for guitarist Zach Myers when he had his baby last year. Stern made his 2019 live debut with SHINEDOWN last night (Wednesday, May 21) at ...

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ATREYU Singer ALEX VARKATZAS To Miss European Tour

ATREYU singer Alex Varkatzas will miss the band's upcoming European tour, which set to kick off this weekend at the Slam Dunk festival in the United Kingdom. The vocalist explained in a statement that he "aggravated a damaged disc" in his back prior to the band's "Spring Invasion" tour with MOTIONLESS IN WHITE and said ...

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THE DARK ELEMENT Feat. Former NIGHTWISH Singer, Ex-SONATA ARCTICA Guitarist: Second Album Completed

THE DARK ELEMENT, the project featuring former NIGHTWISH vocalist Anette Olzon and Finnish guitarist and songwriter Jani Liimatainen, has completed work on its second album. The follow-up to 2017's "The Dark Element" was mixed by Jacob Hansen (VOLBEAT) and will tentatively arrive this fall via Frontiers Music Srl. Joining Olzon and Liimatainen in THE DARK ...

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SOTO: 'HyperMania' Music Video

SOTO, the modern heavy metal/hard rock group featuring vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TALISMAN, JOURNEY, SONS OF APOLLO, TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA), will release its third studio album, "Origami", on May 24. The official music video for the disc's opening track, "HyperMania", can be seen below. Jeff comments: "'HyperMania' is the first music video from 'Origami'. ...

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BUTCHER BABIES Are Working On Their Fourth Album

BUTCHER BABIES are in the studio working on their fourth album. The disc will be the follow-up to "Lilith", which was released in October 2017 via Century Media. Earlier today, BUTCHER BABIES co-vocalist Carla Harvey wrote in an Instagram post: "We're holed up in the studio making new @butcherbabies for you. Who's excited?" "Lilith" was ...

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LACUNA COIL Begins Recording New Album

Italian heavy rockers LACUNA COIL have entered the studio to begin recording their new album. The follow-up to 2016's "Delirium" is tentatively due before the end of the year via Century Media. Singer Cristina Scabbia took to Instagram earlier today to express her satisfaction with the band's new music, saying: " I feel so very ...

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BLACK SABBATH Reunites With BILL WARD At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends' In Los Angeles

BLACK SABBATH members Tony Iommi (guitar) and Geezer Butler (bass) reunited with their estranged drummer Bill Ward at last night's (Saturday, May 11) "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" awards ceremony and live tribute concert at Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles, California. RIVAL SONS performed a medley of "War Pigs", "Changes" and "Paranoid" for Iommi, Butler ...

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TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST, Others Have Their EPICENTER Festival Performances Canceled Due To Severe Weather

TOOL, JUDAS PRIEST and THE CULT are among the artists who had their sets canceled earlier tonight (Saturday, May 11) at the Epicenter music festival in Rockingham, North Carolina because of severe weather. The festival organizers released a statement, saying: "For the safety of fans, artists, and staff, the county of Richmond has determined that ...

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COAL CHAMBER Members Reunite

Three members of COAL CHAMBER reunited Friday night (May 10) at an undisclosed location in Los Angeles. Earlier today, vocalist Dez Fafara posted an Instagram photo of him, guitarist Miguel "Meegs" Rascón and bassist Nadja Peulen hanging out at what appears to be a local bar, along with the following caption: "About last night 'WE' ...

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