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RUSH To Release 'A Farewell To Kings' Graphic Novel

Fantoons has announced the official RUSH graphic novel chronicling the making of the band's classic album "A Farewell To Kings", the first in the animation studio's ongoing relationship with RUSH. "We worked incredibly hard to create a graphic novel that celebrates the music of RUSH, and the creation of the album of 'A Farewell To ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS On 'Distance Over Time': 'This Album Is A Bit Of A Return To Roots and Getting Back To Basics'

"Bods Mayhem Hour" recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER. You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he feels DREAM THEATER is "lucky" to still be releasing new music considering the current state of the music industry: Jordan: ...

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SCOTT STAPP Debuts Autobiographical 'Purpose For Pain' Video

Grammy-winning songwriter, powerhouse frontman for CREED, and platinum-certified solo artist Scott Stapp has debuted the video for his new single, "Purpose For Pain", revealing an autobiographical rush of memories, from abuse, to escape, and going from bad to worse before finding the beauty in life's hard-learned lessons. The single is the first from Stapp's upcoming ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist JORDAN RUDESS: 'I Don't Have Any Shortage Of Musical Ideas'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess recently appeared on the "Talk Toomey" podcast. The full conversation can be streamed below (interview starts around the 17-minute mark). A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On his extensive discography, both with DREAM THEATER and as a solo artist: Jordan: "As long as there's a keyboard around, or ...

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RUSH To Be Featured In ABC's 'Schooled'

Canadian rock legends RUSH will be in the national spotlight on ABC-TV's hit comedy "Schooled" on Wednesday, April 10 at 8:30 p.m. In this all-new episode, character Johnny Atkins, who always wears a RUSH concert T-shirt, shows his love for the band in a new way. In "Schooled", Johnny is working at William Penn Academy ...

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Former SKID ROW And SAIGON KICK Drummer PHIL VARONE Explains Decision To Retire From Drumming: 'I'm Just Not Feeling It Anymore'

Former SKID ROW and SAIGON KICK drummer Phil Varone spoke to Detroit's WRIF radio station about his retirement from drumming. The 51-year-old rocker, who is currently on tour with Jake E. Lee's RED DRAGON CARTEL, made his decision official via a social media post two weeks ago. Varone told WRIF's Meltdown that he has been ...

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No More Hollywood Endings - BATTLE BEAST

When it comes to defeating the odds, BATTLE BEAST pulled off something approaching a miracle with their last album, 2017's "Bringer Of Pain". The departure of founding member, guitarist and chief songwriter Anton Kabanen (now of BEAST IN BLACK), whose vision had driven the band's entire catalogue, could easily have derailed the whole enterprise; or, ...

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JOHN PETRUCCI Says MIKE MANGINI 'Absolutely Contributed' To Songwriting On New DREAM THEATER Album

Jave Patterson of Two Doods Review recently conducted an interview with guitarist John Petrucci of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about the band's new studio album, "Distance Over Time". You can listen to the entire chat below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he thought DREAM THEATER would be able to sustain ...

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LAMB OF GOD Is In No Rush To Release New Studio Album

LAMB OF GOD guitarist Mark Morton has confirmed to SiriuxXM's "Trunk Nation" that he and his bandmates have been working on new material for their upcoming studio album. "We're writing," he said. "We've got a bunch of new material coming together. Lots of new song ideas. We've been kind of in and out of studio ...

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Distance Over Time - DREAM THEATER

The thirty-year career of progressive metal icon DREAM THEATER has largely been an exercise in musical excess. Even the band's most passionate fans would be hard-pressed to argue criticisms that the group occasionally overdoes it on the musical and vocal extremes of the genre. The group's 2016 record "The Astonishing" went too far though, even ...

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ERNIE C Defends His Production On BLACK SABBATH's 'Forbidden' Album: I Wanted 'To Dry The Sound Up A Little Bit'

Ernie "C" Cunnigan has defended his production on BLACK SABBATH's "Forbidden" album, saying that he wanted to "dry" the band's sound up a little bit and make it "more personal." The 1995 LP, which features guitarist Tony Iommi alongside singer Tony Martin, drummer Cozy Powell and bassist Neil Murray, is often regarded as the SABBATH's ...

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DREAM THEATER Guitarist Says Fan Response To 'The Astonishing' Was 'Very Mixed'

John Petrucci has admitted to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation" that "The Astonishing", DREAM THEATER's wildly ambitious double concept LP, was criticized by some fans for being an overblown, self-indulgent exercise in excess. "[The response] was very mixed," the guitarist said. "It was really mixed, which, quite honestly, I totally anticipated. First of all, that whole project ...

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