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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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NEVERMORE Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar-lesson videos featuring ex-NEVERMORE guitarist Jeff Loomis and the band's most recent touring axeman Attila Voros. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by Jeff Loomis and Attila Voros: * "Alternate Picking Exercise" * "Augmented To Emin7b5" * "Emin9sus4 Arpeggios" * "Japanese Scale ...

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VINCE NEIL Charged With Domestic Violence

According to TMZ.com, MÖTLEY CRÜE frontman Vince Neil has been charged with domestic violence and disorderly conduct for allegedly pushing his ex-girlfriend with his finger and leaving a bruise on her shoulder. The alleged confrontation between Neil and Alicia Jacobs took place last month at the Las Vegas Hilton. According to the Las ...

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DROWN's Back Catalogue And Previously Unreleased Music Available Through iTunes

Southern California alt-metal act DROWN has re-released its entire back catalogue digitally through iTunes. This includes the band's debut album, "Hold On To The Hollow" (remastered and re-titled "The Hollow Years" and featuring the previously unreleased track "Embrace"); the sophomore effort, "Product Of A Two Faced World" (now including bonus material); "Throwing Away ...

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DARKEST HOUR Guitar-Lesson Videos Now Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar and bass lesson videos with Mike Schleibaum (guitar), Paul Burnette (bass) and Mike "Lonestar" Carrigan (guitar) from DARKEST HOUR. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by DARKEST HOUR: * "Bass Warm-Up Exercises" * "Beyond The Life You Know" * "Convalescence (Bass ...

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IMMOLATION Guitar-Lesson Videos Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar lesson videos with guitarist Bill Taylor from IMMOLATION. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by IMMOLATION: * "Higher Coward" * "Nailed To Gold" * "The Purge" * "Harnessing Ruin" * "Bill's Main Guitar" "Higher Coward" can be viewed in Flash and ...

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A PERFECT CIRCLE, AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED, KORN Confirmed For ROCK ON THE RANGE

Rock On The Range is celebrating its fifth anniversary! America's premier destination rock festival — May 21-22 at Columbus Crew Stadium in Columbus, Ohio — will feature a spectacular lineup of rock heavyweights including A PERFECT CIRCLE (first performance of 2011), AVENGED SEVENFOLD, DISTURBED, KORN, STONE SOUR and STAIND (first performance in two years). The ...

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DECAPITATED Guitar-Lesson Videos Now Available

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar lesson videos with Waclaw "Vogg" Kieltyka of Polish technical deathsters DECAPITATED. At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by Vogg: * "6 Licks With Vogg" * "How To Develop Speed" * "The Harmonic Minor Trinity" * "Harmonic Minor Vs. Pentatonic" * "Harmonic ...

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NICK OLIVERI Wants To Teach You How To Play

Music lesson web site PlayThisRiff.com is now featuring guitar and bass lesson videos with Nick Oliveri (QUEENS OF THE STONE AGE, THE DWARVES, MONDO GENERATOR, KYUSS). At PlayThisRiff.com you will find the following lesson videos by Nick Oliveri: * "Another Love Song" * "Auto Pilot" * "Auto Pilot" (Outro Line) * "Gonna Leave ...

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BLACK LABEL SOCIETY: 'Overlord' Video Released

"Overlord", the new video from BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, can be viewed below. The clip, which was directed by Eric Zimmerman and Nik Jamgocyan of Master Cylinder, finds guitar legend Zakk Wylde and his band in a satire of '70s kung fu movies. Wylde is featured as the Bruce Lee-type action hero (yellow jumpsuit and all) ...

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BRANT BJORK Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Brant Bjork of KYUSS and FU MANCHU fame has inked a deal with Austria's Napalm Records. He is currently working on a "new overdose of riffs and grooves" for a 2011 release. Commented Bjork: "I am pleased to announce that I have joined the good people at Napalm Records for assistance in my contribution to ...

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FU MANCHU's BOB BALCH Offering Online Guitar Lessons

FU MANCHU guitarist Bob Balch is offering online guitar lessons via Skype, a service which bypasses the standard telephone network by channeling voice, video and text conversations over the Internet. Commented Balch, "I can teach you any style you want to learn or we could jam out a few FU MANCHU tunes. "For each lesson ...

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VALIENT THORR: 'Doublecrossed' Video Released

"Doublecrossed", the new video from Chapel Hill, North Carolina rockers VALIENT THORR, can be viewed below. The song comes off the band's fifth album, "Stranger", which came out on September 14 via long-time co-conspirators, Volcom Entertainment. The CD was produced, recorded and mixed by Jack Endino (NIRVANA, MUDHONEY, DWARVES, HIGH ON FIRE, TOXIC HOLOCAUST, and ...

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PRIESTESS Announces Headlining Tour

Montreal-based hard rock heavyweight PRIESTESS has announced a fall U.S. headlining tour in support of its critically acclaimed album "Prior To The Fire". The tour will launch on November 6 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and include support from fast-rising Brooklyn trio NAAM. "2010 has been a great year for PRIESTESS, but we're not nearly done yet," ...

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