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MEGADETH's DAVE MUSTAINE Invites You To 'Experience Hendrix' Tour

A short video message from MEGADETH's Dave Mustaine inviting his fans to the upcoming "Experience Hendrix" tour can be seen below. The critically acclaimed multi-artist celebration of Jimi Hendrix's musical genius is returning in 2019 with its biggest ever tour — 30 dates through the East Coast, South and Midwest. What began as a single-show ...

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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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Ex-NIGHTWISH Singer TARJA TURUNEN On Benefits Of Being A Solo Artist: 'There Is Nobody Telling Me What I Should Do'

Keefy from Ghost Cult magazine recently conducted an interview with former NIGHTWISH frontwoman Tarja Turunen. You can watch the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On how she prepares for long tours: Tarja: "Physical and vocal. As I am a lyrical singer, I really have to work hard. I'm ...

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KORN's RAY LUZIER Still Doesn't Consider Himself A Rock Star

In a recent interview with Everyone Loves Guitar, KORN drummer Ray Luzier spoke about the importance of working hard and never resting on his laurels. "I've never been one of those guys that's, like, 'Oh, Ray made it. He's a rock star now,'" Luzier said (hear audio below). "I still don't consider myself that. I'm ...

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LAMB OF GOD Guitarist Says CHESTER BENNINGTON Was 'Very Excited' About Screaming And 'Doing Something Heavier' Than LINKIN PARK

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton spoke to Kerrang! magazine about his collaboration with LINKIN PARK singer Chester Bennington on a song for his upcoming solo album, "Anesthetic", which will be released on March 1 via WPP Records and Spinefarm Records. "I didn't even know if I was on his radar at all, but through ...

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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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ANDY LA ROCQUE Says Music For KING DIAMOND's Upcoming Album Is 'Getting Back More Towards' Band's 'Classical Style'

KING DIAMOND guitarist Andy La Rocque spoke to The Metal Voice about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the long-awaited follow-up to the band's 2007 "Give Me Your Soul... Please" album. "It's probably gonna be two separate albums — not released in the same package," Andy said (hear audio below). "But the next album ...

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'Ronnie Montrose Remembered' All-Star Memorial Concert To Feature Former Members Of DOKKEN, WHITESNAKE, SCORPIONS

The "Ronnie Montrose Remembered" concert will take place on Friday, January 25 at the M3 Live Anaheim Event Center. This all-star extravaganza will be hosted by SiriusXM radio personality Eddie Trunk. Iconic American rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose will be saluted by musicians whose own careers were influenced by his legendary, powerful sound. This celebratory concert ...

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QUEEN's 'Bohemian Rhapsody' DVD And Blu-Ray Will Include Full LIVE AID Recreation As Bonus Footage

QUEEN's biopic, "Bohemian Rhapsody", is coming to digital platforms later this month, with the 4K Ultra HD, Blu-ray/DVD release set for February. According to 20th Century Fox, "Bohemian Rhapsody" will be available on digital HD on January 22, with the physical release scheduled for February 12. All of the releases will feature the full Live ...

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RAINBOW Singer RONNIE ROMERO Quits LORDS OF BLACK

RAINBOW singer Ronnie Romero has exited LORDS OF BLACK. He announced his departure from the Spanish melodic progressive metal band in a post on his Facebook page. Ronnie wrote: "Just to inform that since some weeks ago I did leave my 'job' as lead singer in LORDS OF BLACK. Almost five years of good music, ...

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Former ANGRA Drummer AQUILES PRIESTER To Release 'All Access To Aquiles Priester's Drumming' DVD And Blu-Ray

Drummer Aquiles Priester has just released the first official teaser for his new DVD and Blu-ray, "All Access To Aquiles Priester's Drumming". The set was recorded in August 2018 at the Harman Experience Center in Los Angeles, California. It was shot by Foggy Films with 12 cameras, designed by producers Junior Carelli and Rudge Campos, ...

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JESSE LEACH On Recording Next KILLSWITCH ENGAGE Album: 'This Was The Single Hardest Process I've Ever Had To Deal With'

KILLSWITCH ENGAGE's Jesse Leach has finished laying down the vocal tracks for the band's new album, tentatively due in early 2019. The follow-up to 2016's "Incarnate" will mark the Massachusetts metallers' third full-length effort since the return of Leach, who rejoined the group in 2012. Leach took to his Instagram account last night (Friday, December ...

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