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DEEP PURPLE's STEVE MORSE On Future Of Guitar: 'I Think It's Always Gonna Be Part Of Music'

DEEP PURPLE's Steve Morse has dismissed reports of the impending death of U.S. guitar business, saying that the instrument will "always" be part of music. As more popular music has been made with computers, international guitar sales began to decline, creating a challenge for larger manufacturers and retailers like iconic brand Gibson, which filed for ...

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IAN GILLAN And THE JAVELINS: Cover Of 'It's So Easy' Available

Ian Gillan has reunited with his pre-DEEP PURPLE band THE JAVELINS to record the group's debut album. "Ian Gillan And The Javelins" will be released August 31 as a CD digipak, a vinyl LP and a digital download. The 16-track collection features covers of American blues, rock 'n' roll, soul and country tunes, including renditions ...

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Listen To ALICE COOPER Performing 'Ballad Of Dwight Fry' From 'A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris'

The song "Ballad Of Dwight Fry", taken from Alice Cooper's upcoming release "A Paranormal Evening At The Olympia Paris", can be streamed below. Following the release of the 2017 studio album "Paranormal", which was the best chart-performing album by Alice Cooper in decades, the American rock legend took his exciting live show all over the ...

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Ex-JOURNEY Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO On Feud Between NEAL SCHON And JONATHAN CAIN: 'I Was Grateful Not To Be There'

Former JOURNEY drummer Deen Castronovo has commented on the war of words between Neal Schon and Jonathan Cain over a White House visit by several members of the band. Schon and Cain feuded publicly on social media last summer after the keyboardist, singer Arnel Pineda and bassist Ross Valory were photographed with President Donald Trump. ...

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IAN GILLAN And THE JAVELINS: 'Do You Love Me' Lyric Video

Ian Gillan has reunited with his pre-DEEP PURPLE band THE JAVELINS to record the group's debut album. "Ian Gillan And The Javelins" will be released August 31 as a CD digipak, a vinyl LP and a digital download. The 16-track collection features covers of American blues, rock 'n' roll, soul and country tunes, including renditions ...

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Watch DEEP PURPLE Perform In Verona, Italy

Fan-filmed video footage of DEEP PURPLE's July 9 concert at Arena Di Verona in Verona, Italy can be seen below. DEEP PURPLE and JUDAS PRIEST will embark on a co-headlining North American tour this summer. Produced by Live Nation, the outing will kick off August 21 in Cincinnati, Ohio and visit 25 cities across the ...

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JOE SATRIANI To Be Joined By NEAL SCHON, RICK NIELSEN, BUMBLEFOOT At' G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert'

Joe Satriani has announced the details of "Joe Satriani's G4 Experience V5.0: Rocks The Desert", set for January 3-7, 2019 at Hotel Zosa in beautiful Palm Springs, California. The legendary guitarist's fifth annual event will boast the most illustrious and diverse roster of special guests instructors in G4 history, including Rock And Roll Hall Of ...

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Watch JOURNEY Perform At Newark's Prudential Center

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY's June 15 performance at Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey can be seen below. JOURNEY's 58-city co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD kicked off in Hartford, Connecticut on May 21 and will wrap in Los Angeles, California on October 6. It is the second time the two bands have toured together. ...

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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE On Possibility Of More 'Big Four' Shows: 'There's One Person That's Holding It Up For Everybody'

Prior to MEGADETH's June 10 performance in Copenhagen, Denmark, vocalist/guitarist Dave Mustaine was interviewed by Heavymetal.dk. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his early guitar inspirations: Dave: "My inspirations were more along the guidelines of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal and ...

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DEVILDRIVER Frontman On Becoming Sober: 'I'd Like To Live Long, I'd Like To Live Healthy'

DEVILDRIVER frontman Dez Fafara has further explained the rationale behind their forthcoming "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol.1" full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems. The disc, which is due July 6 via Napalm Records, is described in a press release as "both a startling curveball and a ferocious statement of individuality from a band who have ...

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Watch DEVILDRIVER's In-Studio Video For 'Ghost Riders In The Sky' Feat. JOHN CARTER CASH, RANDY BLYTHE

DEVILDRIVER will release its full-length album of outlaw country-gone-metal anthems, "Outlaws 'Til The End: Vol. 1", on July 6 via Napalm Records. Pre-orders are available now in multiple physical (click "official store") and digital/streaming formats via this location. Merch bundles are also available via the official store. Additional merchandise such as t-shirts, long-sleeve ...

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JOE SATRIANI On RITCHIE BLACKMORE: 'It's Unfortunate When Somebody You Look Up To Has Something Negative To Say About You'

Joe Satriani says that "it's unfortunate" that Ritchie Blackmore would say anything negative about his guitar playing. The CHICKENFOOT guitarist, who played with DEEP PURPLE after Blackmore decided to leave the band for good in 1993, made the remark in response to an apparently two-decade-old interview with Ritchie which was posted earlier this ...

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JOURNEY's JONATHAN CAIN Says Feud With NEAL SCHON Has Ended: 'We've Completely Reset With Each Other'

JOURNEY keyboardist Jonathan Cain recently spoke with Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On summer tourmates DEF LEPPARD: Jonathan: "They're on their A-game right now. I saw a few shows from recent YouTube postings, and they sound ...

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SPOCK'S BEARD: 'Somebody's Home' Lyric Video Released

U.S. progressive rockers SPOCK'S BEARD will release their 13th studio album, "Noise Floor", on May 25. For this disc, Ted Leonard, Alan Morse, Dave Meros and Ryo Okumoto are joined in the studio once again by drummer and original member Nick D'Virgilio. The official lyric video for the song "Somebody's Home" can be seen below. ...

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ALICE COOPER At 70: 'I Don't See Any Reason To Retire At All'

Legendary rock vocalist Alice Cooper was recently interviewed by Tigman of the Albany, New York radio station Q103. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On appearing in the recent live television musical "Jesus Christ Superstar": Alice: "It was really great. I think I might have been ...

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