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MARTY FRIEDMAN Says He Was Told He Was Too Short To Audition For KISS

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman recently spoke with Sam Ash Music. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether he practices: Marty: "I've never considered anything that I've done practicing. I was never one of those wood-shedding in a bedroom with a metronome type. [I've] always ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Biloxi, Mississippi

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's May 11 concert at Hard Rock Live in Biloxi, Mississippi can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Wanted Man 02. Dangerous But Worth The Risk 03. You Think You're Tough 04. Walkin' The Dog (Rufus Thomas cover) 05. Way Cool Jr. 06. I'm Insane 07. In ...

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SHINEDOWN Announces Fall 2019 North American Tour Dates

SHINEDOWN has announced new fall tour dates on its 2019 "Attention Attention" world tour, produced by Frank Productions, beginning September 17 and ending on October 19. PAPA ROACH, ASKING ALEXANDRIA and SAVAGE AFTER MIDNIGHT will support on select dates. SHINEDOWN has been selling out arenas and receiving rave reviews during its tour, backed by its ...

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Video Premiere: BRING ME THE HORIZON's 'Mother Tongue'

British rockers BRING ME THE HORIZON have released the official music video for their song "Mother Tongue". The track is taken from the band's latest album, "Amo", which was released in January via Columbia Records. The band spent last summer writing and recording in Los Angeles, with singer Oli Sykes and keyboardist Jordan Fish handling ...

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Watch RATT Play First Show Of 2019 At DOMINATION MÉXICO Festival

RATT played its first show of 2019 this past Saturday, May 4 at the Domination México festival in Mexico. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. RATT's current lineup includes original singer Stephen Pearcy and bassist Juan Croucier, along with drummer Pete Holmes (BLACK 'N BLUE) and guitarists Jordan Ziff (RAZER) and ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS Announces Fourth Annual 'Keyfest'

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has announced details for the fourth annual Jordan Rudess Keyfest, which will be held May 30, May 31 and June 1 at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, Indiana. KeyFest is a three-day interactive keyboard gathering with Rudess and guest artists David Rosenthal and Otmaro Ruiz. During the day, these three ...

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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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Listen To New ALAN PARSONS Song 'Sometimes' Feat. LOU GRAMM

"Sometimes", a brand new song from Alan Parsons, can be streamed below. The track, which includes guest vocals by FOREIGNER legend Lou Gramm, is taken from Alan's upcoming studio album, "The Secret", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. Alan and Frontiers' relationship began in 2010 when the label released "Eye ...

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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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JOHN PETRUCCI Says 'Distance Over Time' Is 'More DREAM THEATER-y' Than 'The Astonishing'

DREAM THEATER vocalist James LaBrie and guitarist John Petrucci recently spoke with Pablo Abarca of Metal Hammer Spain. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the differences between new album "Distance Over Time" and its divisive predecessor, the 2016 conceptual double album "The Astonishing": James: "I ...

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ALAN PARSONS: 'I Can't Get There From Here' Video

"I Can't Get There From Here", the new video from Alan Parsons, can be seen below. The track is taken from Alan's upcoming studio album, "The Secret", which will be released on April 26 via Frontiers Music Srl. The song, which includes guest vocals by Jared Mahone, is also featured in the motion picture "5-25-77". ...

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ADRENALINE MOB Guitarist Doesn't Know If Band Will Ever Come Back

Mike Orlando says that he doesn't know if ADRENALINE MOB will ever do anything again, nearly two years after the accident that resulted in the death of the band's bassist, David Zablidowsky. The incident occurred in July 2017 when a tractor-trailer — dispatched by Largo, Florida company Twiss Transport Inc. — veered off Interstate 75 ...

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MEGADETH Teams Up With HEAVY METAL Magazine For 'Death By Design' 35th-Anniversary Graphic Novel

MEGADETH's 35th-anniversary greatest-hits compilation, "Warheads On Foreheads", will be accompanied by a 350-page graphic anthology, featuring comic book stories inspired by the songs on the album. The collaboration, titled "Death By Design", features stories written and illustrated by top talent from the comics, film, television and music world. The project, carefully curated by MEGADETH leader ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Is 'Almost Embarrassed' About Not Having Released Solo Album In 14 Years

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci says that he is "almost embarrassed" about not having released a solo album since 2005's "Suspended Animation". Since the 2010 departure of drummer Mike Portnoy, Petrucci, along with keyboardist Jordan Rudess, has taken on much of the songwriting load for the progressive metal giants, including 2016's controversial double concept album, ...

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