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RIVAL SONS Frontman On Opening For BLACK SABBATH: 'They Gave Us The Opportunity To Receive An Education That You Can't Get Any Other Way'

American rockers RIVAL SONS were tapped as the sole opening act for BLACK SABBATH's farewell tour which eventually concluded in February 2017. According to frontman Jay Buchanan, the tour gave RIVAL SONS their proper introduction into big-league arena touring, and gave them the confidence they could handle crowds of a similar size on their own. ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform 'Labyrinth' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

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) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Guitarist PHIL CAMPBELL Releases Music Video For 'These Old Boots' Feat. DEE SNIDER, MICK MARS, CHRIS FEHN

MOTÖRHEAD guitarist Phil Campbell will release his debut solo album, "Old Lions Still Roar", on October 25 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which has been in the works for more than five years, will include guest appearances by Rob Halford (JUDAS PRIEST), Dee Snider (TWISTED SISTER) and Alice Cooper, among others. Other guest musicians that ...

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Current/Former Members Of MACHINE HEAD, DREAM THEATER, OVERKILL Unite In New Project

According to several posts on various social media platforms, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist Phil Demmel is working on a new project with drummer Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER), vocalist Bobby "Blitz" Ellsworth (OVERKILL) and bassist Mark Menghi (METAL ALLEGIANCE). On July 21, Portnoy posted a picture of the quartet with ...

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LAMB OF GOD Added To MEGADETH's 'Megacruise'

LAMB OF GOD has been added to the lineup of performers at the inaugural Megacruise, hosted by metal veterans MEGADETH. Departing out of Los Angeles aboard the Norwegian Jewel, this ultimate heavy metal, full ship charter music experience at sea, will set sail October 13-18, 2019, visiting two ports of call (San Diego, California and ...

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Watch HEART Perform In Tinley Park, Illinois

Fan-filmed video footage of HEART's July 11 concert at the Hollywood Casino Ampthiteater in Tinley Park, Illinois can be seen below. HEARTAnn and Nancy Wilson — recently extended its massive "Love Alive" cross-country summer tour into the fall with dates now taking the group through October. New dates include stops in Newark, Little ...

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Watch Video For New REFUSED Single 'Blood Red'

Spinefarm Records and Search & Destroy have partnered with REFUSED globally to deliver the band's opening salvo "Blood Red". The song is the first single off their upcoming album, "War Music", and is a straight forward declaration of the band's unwavering political and musical philosophy. Blending the musical and political passions that have helped the ...

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WOODSTOCK 50 Is Officially Canceled

Woodstock 50 has officially been canceled. Michael Lang, a co-founder of the original three-day concert, called off the event after attempting to move it to Maryland. Earlier this month, organizers attempted to relocate the festival to Maryland's Merriweather Post Pavilion after four failed attempts to stage the concert at Vernon Downs in Vernon, New York. ...

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PHIL DEMMEL Says 'Only ROBB FLYNN' Wanted To Include 'Bastards' Song On MACHINE HEAD's 'Catharsis' Album

Former MACHINE HEAD guitarist Phil Demmel says that "Bastards", the folk-driven, political song which appears on the band's latest album "Catharsis", would have been better suited for a Robb Flynn solo project. Originally released as an acoustic version on YouTube, "Bastards" is based on a conversation about white supremacy Robb had with his sons around ...

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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER's 'Just Let Me Breathe' From 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony'

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) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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EUROPE Has 'Started Talking About' Making New Album

EUROPE frontman Joey Tempest has confirmed to Finland's Kaaos TV that he and his bandmates have "started talking about" making the follow-up to 2017' "Walk The Earth" album. "Everybody is collecting ideas individually," he said (see video below). "And that's how we start. And sometimes we start something we call the 'Sunday club,' where every ...

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Why Didn't OZZY OSBOURNE Join His BLACK SABBATH Bandmates At 'Grammy Salute To Music Legends'? SHARON OSBOURNE Explains

Sharon Osbourne says that she refused to let Ozzy attend the "Grammy Salute To Music Legends" event this past spring because she was "pissed off" over The Recording Academy's treatment of BLACK SABBATH. The pioneering British heavy metal band was honored with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the May 11 awards ceremony and live tribute ...

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SONS OF APOLLO: 'Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony' Trailer

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) — will release "Live With The Plovdiv Psychotic Symphony" on August 30. ...

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ECLIPSE's New Single, 'United', Named Official Theme Song Of 'Dreamhack Showdown'

"United", the new single from the Swedish rock band ECLIPSE, has been named the official theme song for DreamHack Showdown: a new Counter-Strike: Global Offensive (CS:GO) tournament. To coincide with the kickoff of the tournament today, the single is available on all streaming/download platforms. Dreamhack, the world's largest video game festival organizer chose "United" after ...

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HAMMERFALL Releases 'Live' Video For '(We Make) Sweden Rock'

The official live video for "(We Make) Sweden Rock", the new single from Swedish metallers HAMMERFALL, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album titled "Dominion", which will be released on August 16 via Napalm Records. The clip was filmed at this year's edition of Sweden Rock Festival. Vocalist Joacim ...

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JEFF GUTT On Fronting STONE TEMPLE PILOTS After WEILAND And BENNINGTON: 'I Just Had To Find A Way To Make It My Own'

STONE TEMPLE PILOTS singer Jeff Gutt says that he is "honored" to be singing songs first made famous by the band's original frontman Scott Weiland and that in more recent years had been interpreted by Weiland's replacement, LINKIN PARK's Chester Bennington. Gutt, a 43-year-old Michigan native who spent time in the early-2000s nu-metal act DRY ...

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