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DEEP PURPLE To Start Work On New Album In 2019

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse says the band will work on its 21st studio album later this year. The effort will be the follow-up to 2017's "InFinite", which was recorded with legendary producer Bob Ezrin. Speaking to Andertons Music Co. at last weekend's NAMM show about his plans for 2019, Morse said (see video below): ...

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Which DREAM THEATER Drummer Plays With More 'Feel': MIKE MANGINI Or MIKE PORTNOY? JOHN PETRUCCI Weighs In

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has dismissed suggestions that Mike Mangini has a more "robotic" drumming style than that of Mike Portnoy, saying that Mangini is "one of the most talented" musicians he has ever had the opportunity to play with. Mangini joined DREAM THEATER in late 2010 through a widely publicized audition following the ...

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NIKKI SIXX Says ACE FREHLEY Should Be Part Of KISS's Final Tour

Nikki Sixx says that Ace Frehley should be part of KISS's "End Of The Road" tour. The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching Ace perform Saturday night (January 26) at The Canyon in Agoura Hills, California. Sixx wrote on Instagram: "Went with @john5official to see @acefrehleyofficial and his awesome band tonight. John jammed ...

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Trailer For 'Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile' Movie Featuring JAMES HETFIELD's Dramatic Acting Debut

METALLICA frontman James Hetfield makes his dramatic acting debut as part of the cast of the thriller "Extremely Wicked, Shockingly Evil And Vile", which will receive its premiere at the Sundance Film Festival on January 26. The film follows the relationship between notorious serial killer Ted Bundy, played by Zac Efron, and his longtime girlfriend, ...

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METAL ALLEGIANCE Joined By SEPULTURA, OVERKILL, ARCH ENEMY, MISFITS Members At Anaheim Concert: Pro-Shot Video

METAL ALLEGIANCE — the all-star collective anchored by Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), Alex Skolnick (TESTAMENT), David Ellefson (MEGADETH) and Mark Menghi — assembled last night (Thursday, January 24) at the House Of Blues in Anaheim, California for its annual winter assault. This marked the bands fifth year performing annually in Anaheim. A ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'I Got To Run' Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — is taking fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, which is being released today (Friday, January 25) on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. ...

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JEFF SCOTT SOTO Says Debut SONS OF APOLLO Album Is 'A Masterpiece': 'We Created Something That Will Be Timeless'

Jeff Scott Soto says that "Psychotic Symphony", the 2017 debut album from his SONS OF APOLLO progressive metal supergroup, is "a masterpiece." The veteran hard rock singer, who has played with Yngwie Malmsteen, TALISMAN and JOURNEY, told Greece's "TV War" (see video below): "I think this album will be as important in my career as ...

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NEAL MORSE Explains Decision To Scrap Initial Version Of New Conceptual Double Album 'The Great Adventure'

Neal Morse (TRANSATLANTIC, FLYING COLORS, ex-SPOCK'S BEARD) recently spoke with Jonathon Rose of Metal Wani about "The Great Adventure", the new album by THE NEAL MORSE BAND. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how the group came to record a sequel to its 2016 concept ...

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ARNEL PINEDA Says STEVE PERRY Is 'The Only True Voice Of JOURNEY'

JOURNEY frontman Arnel Pineda has released a video message for the band's former singer Steve Perry, who will be celebrating his 70th birthday on January 22. "To the one-of-a-kind and only true voice of JOURNEY, happy, happy birthday!" Pineda said in an Instagram video that had the hashtag #HappyBirthdayStevePerry. "Thank you for your voice, Steve," ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Vanity Fair' Lyric Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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SONS OF APOLLO Completes 'Intense Writing Session' For Second Album

SONS OF APOLLO — the progressive metal supergroup featuring former DREAM THEATER bandmates Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian, as well as guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (MR. BIG, THE WINERY DOGS) and vocalist Jeff Scott Soto (W.E.T., TALISMAN) — is working on its second album. Portnoy wrote on his Facebook ...

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DEZ FAFARA Has Begun Recording Vocals For Next DEVILDRIVER Album

Dez Fafara has begun laying down vocals for the upcoming DEVILDRIVER album with producer Steve Evetts (EVERY TIME I DIE, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN). The disc is tentatively due later in the year via Napalm Records. Even though DEVILDRIVER has spent most of the last couple of years recording its recent full-length collection of outlaw ...

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INCITE Joined by SIX FEET UNDER's CHRIS BARNES on New Song 'Poisoned By Power' (Audio)

INCITE, the Phoenix, Arizona-based band fronted by SOULFLY mainman Max Cavalera's stepson Richie Cavalera, will release its fifth full-length album, "Built To Destroy", on January 25 via Minus Head Records. Produced by Steve Evetts (THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN, SUICIDE SILENCE) and mastered by Chris "Zeuss" Harris (ROB ZOMBIE, HATEBREED), the disc is a visceral, urgent, ...

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THE NEAL MORSE BAND: 'Welcome To The World 2' Video

THE NEAL MORSE BANDNeal Morse (lead vocals, guitars, keyboards), Mike Portnoy (drums, vocals), Randy George (bass), Bill Hubauer (keyboards, vocals), Eric Gillette (guitars, vocals) — will take fans on "The Great Adventure" with its latest double concept album, due out January 25 on Radiant Records via Metal Blade worldwide. It will be available ...

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