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JOE SATRIANI Says 'G3' Tour Was Created Because 'Success Had Isolated' Him From Everybody

Guitar virtuoso Joe Satriani says his long-running "G3" tour was created because success had isolated him from his fellow musicians. The tour, which launched in 1996 with Satriani along with Eric Johnson and Steve Vai, has since showcased some of rock's best guitarists, including John Petrucci (DREAM THEATER), Steve Morse (DEEP PURPLE), Yngwie Malmsteen, Paul ...

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DEF LEPPARD's Tour With JOURNEY To Be Announced This Week?

**UPDATE**: In an interview with the Rock Titan web site conducted this past week, DEF LEPPARD drummer Rick Allen shot down speculation about a 2018 tour with JOURNEY, saying (see video below): "I don't think that tour is gonna happen. It's something that's been talked about, but I'm not sure anything has ever really been ...

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MARCO MENDOZA: 'Viva La Rock' Album To Feature Guest Appearances By GUNS N' ROSES, Ex-WHITE LION Members

Marco Mendoza will release his long-awaited new solo album, "Viva La Rock", on March 2, 2018 via Mighty Music. The disc was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented producer and guitar player Søren Andersen (Glenn Hughes, Mike Tramp) at the helm. The Søren/Mendoza collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding ...

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JOURNEY Guitarist NEAL SCHON Releases Holiday EP

JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon has released his first-ever holiday EP that includes "Ave Maria", "Can't Help Falling In Love" and instrumental renditions of JOURNEY hits "Open Arms" and "Faithfully". Schon founded JOURNEY in 1972 and has been the only consistent member, having participated in every album and tour to date. He is a Grammy-nominated guitarist, ...

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Original DIXIE DREGS Lineup Featuring DEEP PURPLE Guitarist, WINGER Drummer To Embark On U.S. Tour

Six-time Grammy Award-nominated musical virtuosos DIXIE DREGS are gearing up for a national U.S. tour starting February 28. The performances will mark the first time in 40 years the original band — Steve Morse (guitar), Andy West (bass), Allen Sloan (violin), Steve Davidowski (keyboards) and Rod Morgenstein (drums) — will share the stage. Tickets are ...

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STEVE VAI Teams Up With MASCOT LABEL GROUP For FAVORED NATIONS RECORDS

Mascot Label Group has announced a new and exciting alliance with guitar legend Steve Vai's Favored Nations Records label. This strategic partnership is a reflection of the synergy created by the respect that Vai's Favored Nations has garnered as the record industry's leading boutique guitar-oriented recording label, and the strength offered by Mascot Label Group ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SHATTERED FORTRESS Tour: 'It Is Very Possible I'll Never Play Some Of These Songs Ever Again'

Mike Portnoy has posted a video recap of the just-completed SHATTERED FORTRESS tour during which he performed DREAM THEATER's "12 Step Suite" in its entirety for the first time ever. The music documents the drummer's battle with alcoholism, and is an ensemble of five songs recorded by DREAM THEATER from 2002 to 2009, with titles ...

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Watch AGNOSTIC FRONT Perform In Moscow

Fan-filmed video footage of AGNOSTIC FRONT's entire November 24 concert at Gorod in Moscow, Russia can be seen below. AGNOSTIC FRONT's eleventh album, "The American Dream Died", was released in 2015. The disc, which was produced by MADBALL singer Freddy Cricien and engineered, mixed and mastered by Paul Miner (H2O, TERROR), features guest appearances by ...

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Original ALICE COOPER Members Reunite On Stage In Leeds (Video)

Three members of the original ALICE COOPER band have joined him on tour in the U.K., returning to the shores 46 years after they first shocked and enthralled fans on their historic 1971 tour. Fan-filmed video footage of bassist Dennis Dunaway, guitarist Michael Bruce and drummer Neal Smith performing with Cooper on November 11 at ...

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Psychotic Symphony - SONS OF APOLLO

Since leaving DREAM THEATER seven years ago, Mike Portnoy has been remarkably prolific, having formed several supergroups (THE WINERY DOGS, FLYING COLORS, METAL ALLEGIANCE) while continuing to serve as Neal Morse's percussionist-in-crime on multiple albums and tours. In addition, he's toured extensively with TWISTED SISTER and AVENGED SEVENFOLD; he's recorded and performed with ADRENALINE MOB ...

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DEVILDRIVER Guitarist Says Outlaw Country Covers Album 'Came Out Way Cooler' Than He Expected

DEVILDRIVER guitarist Mike Spreitzer spoke to Metal Wani about the band's upcoming outlaw country covers album, "Outlaws Till The End", which is tentatively due in early 2018. The disc will reportedly contain versions of thirteen tracks by some of the best outlaw country artists, including Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings and Johnny Paycheck. ...

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MIKE PORTNOY On SONS OF APOLLO: 'It's The Way It Was In DREAM THEATER Where I'm Calling The Shots And I'm In Control'

OD from Parisian radio station Morow recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy about the former DREAM THEATER drummer's new band, SONS OF APOLLO. SONS OF APOLLO features Portnoy alongside his former DREAM THEATER bandmate, keyboardist Derek Sherinian, guitarist Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), bassist Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, ...

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Watch DEEP PURPLE's Video For 'The Surprising'

British/American hard rock legends DEEP PURPLE are setting sail into new waters with their first-ever animated video. The official clip for "The Surprising", one of the fan-favorite tracks from the band's latest album, "inFinite", takes the viewer on a journey through the magical fifty-year history of the band. With high attention to detail, the animated ...

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Paranormal - ALICE COOPER

Alice Cooper's first studio release in six years shares many of the same elements as 2011's "Welcome 2 My Nightmare", which was a reimagination of Alice's first solo effort, 1975's "Welcome to My Nightmare". The album was intended as a collection of standalone songs to contrast with the previous "concept" offering, and on it, original ...

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Dimension Hatröss - VOIVOD

I'm going to ask for your indulgence and forgiveness for this review's blatantly personal tone. If you've been reading my writing, you're used to it already when it comes to VOIVOD. This is a band that has affected my core as much as much my ears since 1987 when a longtime buddy placed the cassettes ...

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WARBEAST Releases 'Hitchhiker' 18-Minute Horror Movie

"Hitchhiker", the new video from Texas thrashers WARBEAST, can be seen below. The tune, delivered as an eighteen-minute horror movie, is based on Edwin Neal's character in the original "Texas Chain Saw Massacre". States WARBEAST vocalist Bruce Corbitt: "I've actually had this idea of using Ed Neal for a music video for a long time. ...

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