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JAMES LABRIE: Video Interview Posted Online

A 20-minute video interview with DREAM THEATER frontman James LaBrie, conducted during the singer's recent European tour in support of his "Elements of Persuasion" solo album, has been posted online at this location (Windows Media). "Elements of Persuasion" is available now via InsideOut Music. Other musicians appearing on the album include Italian guitarist ...

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WHITESNAKE Announce New Bassist

WHITESNAKE have announced the addition of bassist Uriah Duffy to the group's ranks. This young up-and-coming bassist has established himself as one of the few top-choice working musicians in all of the California Bay Area, having previously played with CARMINE APPICE/PAT TRAVERS, CHRISTINA AGUILERA, and CHRIS CATENA, among others. Uriah grew up on the East ...

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NEVERMORE: Release Date Set For 'This Godless Endeavor'

Century Media Records has set a July 26 release date for the new NEVERMORE album, entitled "This Godless Endeavor". Creating metal's most progressively innovative, insidiously addictive, and blazingly entangled music, mesmerizing vocalist Warrel Dane, backed by guitar virtuoso Jeff Loomis and the jackhammer rhythms of bassist Jim Sheppard and drummer Van Williams are now joined ...

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PESSIMIST Announce New Lineup

The lineup for the upcoming PESSIMIST release has been finalized and will include guitarist Bill Hayden and bassist/vocalist Ralph "Reaper" Runyan from the group's latest CD, "Slaughtering the Faithful". In addition, the band will be working again with original drummer Chris Pernia from the first two PESSIMIST CDs, "Cult of the Initiated" and "Blood for ...

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RISE TO ADDICTION Confirmed For U.K.'s ROCK & BLUES Festival

RISE TO ADDICTION, the new project featuring former BLAZE members John Slater (guitar), Steve Wray (guitar) and Rob Naylor (bass), are the latest band to be confirmed for this year's 22nd annual Rock & Blues festival in Pentrich, Derbyshire. The biker festival, famous for its "custom bike shows, live music, birds, blokes and beers," attracts ...

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SUNSETH MIDNIGHT Hard At Work On Debut Album

Brazilian gothic metal band SUNSETH MIDNIGHT are currently in the studio recording their debut album, entitled "Sun Seth", tentatively due this summer via Hellion Records. The band have finished tracking all the instrumentation at the Sunseth Boulevard Studios in São Paulo, Brazil and now singer Roger Lombarddi is recording his parts at Carbonos Studios in ...

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THE DARKNESS Receive Inspiration From FREDDIE MERCURY

NME.com is reporting that THE DARKNESS have started work on the follow-up to "Permission to Land" with a little bit of inspiration from the late Freddie Mercury. The band are currently working in the same studio in which QUEEN recorded "Bohemian Rhapsody". Singer Justin Hawkins said: “Studio stuff is going well. It's about the biggest ...

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RUSH Drumline Style

According to a posting on the RUSH fan site Power Windows, The Placer Highschool Drumline, from Auburn California, will be performing a medley of RUSH at this Friday's (March 18) "Winter Drumline and Guard Spectacular". The piece, entitled "Red Star", opens with "YYZ", then goes into the intro of "The Spirit of Radio" ...

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