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STEVE VAI, BILLY SHEEHAN, RIKKI ROCKETT, DOUG ALDRICH, Others To Perform At 2019 'Ultimate NAMM Night'

"Ultimate Jam Night", the long-running community-oriented show in residency at the Whisky A Go Go, presents its second annual show at NAMM dubbed "Ultimate NAMM Night - The Power Of Music" on Saturday, January 26 at the Hilton Anaheim California Ballroom. The show is sponsored by DW drums, Ampeg, Mezzabara, Morley, Axis, Wedgie, Gear Secure, ...

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QUEENSRŸCHE Singer Says SCOTT ROCKENFIELD 'Wasn't Available' To Play On New Album 'The Verdict'

On January 16, Shred Shack conducted an interview with QUEENSRŸCHE singer Todd La Torre and guitarist Michael "Whip" Wilton. You can now listen to the chat below. A couple of excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On La Torre laying down drum tracks on QUEENSRŸCHE's upcoming album, "The Verdict": Todd: "Yeah, I played the drums on ...

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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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DEF LEPPARD's VIVIAN CAMPBELL: 'From Year To Year, From Tour To Tour, We Get Stronger At What We Do'

DEF LEPPARD and LAST IN LINE guitarist Vivian Campbell recently spoke with Jake Taylor of the Edmonton, Alberta classic rock radio station K-97. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On DEF LEPPARD's upcoming induction into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame: Vivian: "Who would have ...

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TOM MORELLO Hopes His New Solo Album Will Create 'A New Genre Of Rock 'N' Roll'

Politically minded guitarist Tom Morello (RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE, PROPHETS OF RAGE, AUDIOSLAVE) was interviewed by Full Metal Jackie on the January 13 edition of her "Whiplash" program on Los Angeles's 95.5 KLOS radio station. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether PROPHETS OF RAGE ...

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WATAIN's ERIK DANIELSSON: 'I Don't Mind Any Type Of Reaction, As Long As It's A Strong One'

WATAIN vocalist/guitarist Erik Danielsson recently spoke with Australia's "Scars And Guitars" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's latest album, "Trident Wolf Eclipse": Erik: "It feels like a well-received album. You're always a bit biased, because what I see is the face of ...

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GRETA VAN FLEET Performs On 'Saturday Night Live' (Video)

Michigan rockers GRETA VAN FLEET performed their Grammy-nominated hit "Black Smoke Rising" and new single "You're The One" on the January 19 episode of "Saturday Night Live". Check out video footage below. GRETA VAN FLEET bassist Sam Kiszka told Vulture about the band's appearance on the long-running NBC variety sketch series: "This is ...

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NIKKI SIXX Is 'Shocked' R. KELLY 'Is Not In Jail Or Dead'

Nikki Sixx says that he is "shocked" R. Kelly, an artist who has been repeatedly accused of sexual misconduct throughout his career, "is not in jail or dead." The MÖTLEY CRÜE bassist made his comments after watching "Surviving R. Kelly", a new documentary series that chronicles the litany of sexual assault accusations against the singer ...

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CELLAR DARLING Feat. Former ELUVEITIE Members: 'The Spell' Single Released

After surprising their fans with "Insomnia", the proggy and mad first single from their upcoming album, Swiss progressive folk rockers CELLAR DARLING — who feature in their ranks former ELUVEITIE members Anna Murphy (vocals, hurdy-gurdy), Merlin Sutter (drums) and Ivo Henzi (guitars, bass) — have dropped a brand new song and have finally announced long-awaited ...

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Former BLACK STAR RIDERS Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON To Release 'Memoirs Of An Uprising' Album In March

"Memoirs Of An Uprising", the new album from singer/songwriter/guitarist Damon Johnson, will be released on March 8 via Double Dragon Records. Fans who pre-order the disc will receive the debut single, "Shivering Shivering", as an instant-grat track. After incredible runs with the bands he co-founded, BLACK STAR RIDERS and '90's chart-toppers BROTHER CANE, Damon Johnson ...

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HECATE ENTHRONED: 'Revelations In Autumn Flame' Video

U.K.-based blackened death metal group HECATE ENTHRONED will release "Embrace Of The Godless Aeon", its first album in five years (and its debut for new label M-Theory Audio), on January 25. The LP — which features cover artwork by Nestor Avalos (BLOODBATH, ROTTING CHRIST, THE BLACK DAHLIA MURDER) — can be pre-ordered now on CD ...

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KISS's GENE SIMMONS And PAUL STANLEY Thank TSA Employees For Their Service With Free Food At ROCK & BREWS Restaurants

Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of KISS have announced that they will offer free food to every TSA employee working without pay throughout the partial government shutdown at their family-friendly Rock & Brews restaurants nationwide. "We are proud to operate restaurants at airports and respect the diligent, hard work of each and every TSA employee ...

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WITHERFALL To Release 'Vintage' EP

In November 2018, U.S. dark melodic metal act WITHERFALL released its second studio album, "A Prelude To Sorrow". Never resting on its laurels, the group led by the creative duo comprised of vocalist Joseph Michael (SANCTUARY) and Jake Dreyer (ICED EARTH), has now announced the "Vintage" CD, LP, and digital release, to be available during ...

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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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