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DAMON JOHNSON Discusses Leaving BLACK STAR RIDERS To Pursue Solo Career: 'I'm Really Inspired Right Now'

Singer/guitarist Damon Johnson (BROTHER CANE, ALICE COOPER, BLACK STAR RIDERS) recently appeared on "The Classic Metal Show" to discuss his forthcoming solo album, "Memoirs Of An Uprising". The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his career path to date, and choosing to go solo: Damon: "I ...

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DROWNING POOL Begins Recording Follow-Up To 2016's 'Hellelujah'

DROWNING POOL has apparently commenced the recording process for the follow-up to its 2016 album "Hellelujah". This past Tuesday (February 5), the Texas heavy rockers posted a picture of a studio whiteboard on their Facebook page, along with several working songtitles that are set to appear on the band's next disc. Back in December 2017, ...

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See SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN In O.R.K.'s 'Black Blooms' Video

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian is featured in the music video for the song "Black Blooms" from O.R.K., featuring Italy's celebrated vocalist, producer and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), KING CRIMSON's Pat Mastelotto (drums), PORCUPINE TREE's Colin Edwin (bass), MARTA SUI TUBI's Carmelo Pipitone (guitar). The track ...

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LOU GRAMM Performs FOREIGNER Classics With ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE In Collingswood, New Jersey (Video)

Original FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm performed some of the band's classic songs with ASIA FEATURING JOHN PAYNE on January 26 at the Scottish Rite Auditorium in Collingswood, New Jersey. Check out fan-filmed video footage below. Last month, Gramm announced his retirement from performing as a solo artist. The vocalist broke the news of his decision ...

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DANKO JONES To Release 'A Rock Supreme' Album In April

It's long been clear that the Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES lives and breathes — and even sweats and bleeds — rock n' roll. The group's namesake front man loves to talk about it (check out his long-running "The Official Danko Jones Podcast" for proof); he loves to write about it (as his new ...

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HATEBREED Frontman JAMEY JASTA Releases Second Episode Of 'Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things' Web Series

HATEBREED frontman Jamey Jasta has released the second episode of "Metal Dudes Doing Non-Metal Things", a hilarious web series that captures exactly what its name implies. Watch it below. In Episode 2, Jasta takes you backstage at the Bloodstock Open Air, which is the U.K.'s premier metal festival, while on tour with JASTA & FRIENDS. ...

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SYSTEM OF A DOWN's SERJ TANKIAN Guests On O.R.K.'s 'Ramagehead' Album

SYSTEM OF A DOWN frontman Serj Tankian has contributed his vocals to a song from O.R.K., featuring Italy's celebrated vocalist, producer and award-winning film score composer Lorenzo Esposito Fornasari a.k.a LEF (lead vocals), KING CRIMSON's Pat Mastelotto (drums), PORCUPINE TREE's Colin Edwin (bass), MARTA SUI TUBI's Carmelo Pipitone (guitar). The track, titled "Black Blooms", appears ...

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FOREIGNER Announces Search For Original 'Juke Box Hero'

The search is on for the original "Juke Box Hero", the die-hard fan who inspired FOREIGNER's eponymous hit song. FOREIGNER founder, songwriter and lead guitarist Mick Jones and original lead singer Lou Gramm wrote the song following a memorable encounter with a fan at a sold-out show. Interest in the identity of the person was ...

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GEDDY LEE Says A New Solo Album Is 'Certainly Possible'

RUSH frontman Geddy Lee — who recently released a book called "Geddy Lee's Big Beautiful Book Of Bass" — has told CTV's "Your Morning" that he hasn't ruled out making a new solo album. "Well, that's certainly possible," he said (see video below). "I've sort of been ensconced in this thing [working on the book] ...

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CARLOS SANTANA To Celebrate 'Supernatural' Album And WOODSTOCK Performance On 'Supernatural Now' Tour

Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame guitarist Carlos Santana has announced he will hit the road with his band across North America this summer for the "Supernatural Now" tour. The three-month, 29-date celebration will commemorate two of the most important milestones in the iconic guitarist's career: the 20th anniversary of his groundbreaking, multiple Grammy-winning album ...

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DANKO JONES Releases Music Video For 'Burn In Hell'

The official music video for the song "Burn In Hell" from the acclaimed Canadian hard rock trio DANKO JONES can be seen below. A swaggering dose of garage-filtered boogie rock, the track serves as the second preview of the group's as-yet-untitled new album, which will be released in the spring. Says the band: "We asked ...

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THE MUTE GODS' 'Atheists And Believers' Album To Feature Guest Appearance By RUSH's ALEX LIFESON

THE MUTE GODS, featuring Nick Beggs (STEVEN WILSON, STEVE HACKETT), Roger King (STEVE HACKETT) and Marco Minnemann (THE ARISTOCRATS, THE SEA WITHIN), will release its third studio album, "Atheists And Believers", on March 22. Arriving just over two years after its predecessor, "Tardigrades Will Inherit The Earth", "Atheists And Believers" sees Beggs once again turning ...

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FOREIGNER Donates Proceeds From New Version Of 'I Want To Know What Love Is' To Shriners Hospitals For Children

FOREIGNER, the classic British-American rock band, has announced that it is donating proceeds from a new version of its hit song "I Want To Know What Love Is" to Shriners Hospitals For Children. FOREIGNER recently recorded the song and created a new music video featuring Shriners Hospitals For Children patients. The new release is available ...

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