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Watch NITA STRAUSS Jam With STEVE VAI At 'The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon'

Nita Strauss, the guitarist who has rocked out on stage with ALICE COOPER, FEMME FATALE, Jermaine Jackson, THE IRON MAIDENS and more, joined Steve Vai on stage on September 28 at "The Big Mama Jama Jam-A-Thon" event at Musicians Institute's LiveHouse in Los Angeles, California. The "improvisational music/art event" benefited Extraordinary Families and featured 52 ...

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PHIL COLLEN Explains Why DEF LEPPARD Doesn't Invite Other Musicians Onstage To Jam

Dave Lawrence of Hawaii Public Radio's "All Things Considered" recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether DEP LEPPARD has invited musical guests onstage during their live performances: Phil: "Not really. I mean, usually the songs ...

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DAVE GROHL To Debut 23-Minute 'Play' Live

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl will debut his innovative 23-minute song "Play" as a live performance piece with "friends" on December 8 at "Warren Haynes Presents: Christmas Jam 30". The event takes place at US Cellular Center in Asheville, North Carolina and will also feature appearances from Eric Church, ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist MIKE ORLANDO To Release 'Sonic Stomp' DVD

ADRENALINE MOB guitarist Mike Orlando will release an instrumental DVD, "Mike Orlando's Sonic Stomp", on December 3. It features drummer extraordinaire Aquiles Priester (ANGRA, TONY MACALPINE, W.A.S.P.), keyboardist Junior Carelli and bassist Fernando Quesada. "Mike Orlando's Sonic Stomp" was recorded live in at Thiago Bianchi's Fusao Studios in Brazil and was filmed by Junior Carelli ...

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WHITESNAKE: Unboxing Video For 'Unzipped' 5CD/DVD Set

An unboxing video for WHITESNAKE's "Unzipped: Super Deluxe Edition", courtesy of David Coverdale, can be seen below. It was the hard-rocking sound of hits like "Still Of The Night" and "Give Me All Your Love Tonight" that brought WHITESNAKE worldwide, multi-platinum success. Even so, the band's founder and lead singer, David Coverdale, has never been ...

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SHAWN 'CLOWN' CRAHAN Talks 20th Anniversary Of SLIPKNOT Debut, Upcoming Studio Album (Audio)

Andy Hall of the Iowa radio station Lazer 103.3 recently conducted an interview with SLIPKNOT percussionist and co-founder Shawn "Clown" Crahan about the band's partnership with the Des Moines haunted attraction Slaughterhouse. You can listen to the entire chat via the SoundCloud widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On what made them ...

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Watch Surviving NIRVANA Members Reunite At 2018 'Cal Jam'

The surviving members of NIRVANA reunited at the end of FOO FIGHTERS' set at Cal Jam festival Saturday night (October 6) to perform six songs. Dave Grohl, Pat Smear (both of whom are members of FOO FIGHTERS) and Krist Novoselic (who played earlier in the day with his band GIANTS IN THE TREES) were joined ...

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TED NUGENT To Release 'The Music Made Me Do It' Album In November

Ted Nugent will release his new studio album, "The Music Made Me Do It", on November 9. The follow-up to 2014's "Shutup & Jam" features Nugent alongside longtime touring bassist Greg Smith, drummer Jason Hartless and Michael Lutz. Plus, "Motown soulsister" Alyssa Simmons "sings her dangerous ass off," according to Ted. You can pre-order the ...

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PEARL JAM And 170 Partners Raise Nearly $11 Million To Fight Homelessness

PEARL JAM today announced its Home Shows initiative raised $10.8 million to be distributed to nearly 100 organizations working to fight homelessness in Seattle and King County. The money was raised with the help of more than 170 partners —corporations, philanthropies, restaurants and small businesses — along with thousands of individuals, inspired by PEARL JAM's ...

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Is A NIRVANA Reunion In The Works At 'Cal Jam' This Weekend?

According to The Pulse of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS' official Twitter account posted two cryptic tweets regarding this upcoming weekend's Cal Jam festival, which is set to take place in San Bernardino, California. First, in a tweet announcing a screening of Joan Jett's new documentary, FOO FIGHTERS responded by tweeting: "CAN'T WAIT!!!! What else could we ...

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Future Cult - THE LION'S DAUGHTER

The history of heavy metal is peppered with instances of bands whose careers truly launched only after making a hard pivot stylistically. JUDAS PRIEST and ACCEPT started off as competent rock-and-rollers before embracing metallic power and speed. DARKTHRONE's earliest output was expertly executed death metal, but it was the band's embrace of black metal noise ...

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ACE FREHLEY On His 1978 Solo Debut: 'I Realized I Could Make Better Music Away From' KISS 'Than I Could With Them'

During a "live conversation" at Hollywood's Musicians Institute on September 25, former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley discussed his 1978 debut solo album, which was released simultaneously alongside solo recordings by his three bandmates. "I just wanted to make the best record possible," Frehley said. "I had a revelation after all four albums came out and ...

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SKID ROW Guitarist Praises 'Positive' And 'Unselfish' New Singer ZP THEART: 'There's No Hidden Agendas'

SKID ROW guitarist Dave "Snake" Sabo recently spoke with Australia's Heavy magazine. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the group's extensive international tour schedule: Snake: "One of the things about SKID ROW is that we've always been travelers. We started touring the world ...

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PEARL JAM Unveils New Campaign Against Homelessness

According to The Pulse Of Radio, PEARL JAM held a press conference on Thursday (September 27) to announce a statewide effort to end youth homelessness. A statement from the band read in part: "Every year, more than 13,000 unaccompanied young people under the age of 25 experience homelessness in the state of Washington — 1,500 ...

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Video Premiere: BLACK STONE CHERRY's 'Carry Me On Down The Road'

Kentucky rockers BLACK STONE CHERRY have released the official music video for the song "Carry Me On Down The Road". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Family Tree", which was released on April 20 via Mascot Records/Mascot Label Group. BLACK STONE CHERRY frontman Chris Robertson told Metal Hammer about "Carry Me On ...

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DAVE GROHL Describes Pre-Show Drinking Routine

According to The Pulse Of Radio, FOO FIGHTERS frontman Dave Grohl described his pre-show drinking routine in a new interview with Los Angeles radio station 95.5 KLOS, saying that he begins by taking three Advil an hour and a half before showtime — and then it all gets a little crazy from there. Grohl explained: ...

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