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DREAM THEATER Members Discuss 'Untethered Angel', First Single From 'Distance Over Time' Album (Video)

A five-minute video of DREAM THEATER's John Petrucci (guitar), James LaBrie (vocals) and Jordan Rudess (keyboards) discussing "Untethered Angel", the first single from their forthcoming 14th studio album, "Distance Over Time", can be seen below. "Distance Over Time" will be released on February 22, 2019. The disc showcases a newfound creativity for DREAM THEATER while ...

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RUDY SARZO Recalls MOTÖRHEAD Opening For OZZY OSBOURNE: 'It Was Like Touring With Pirates'

During a recent appearance on FOZZY frontman Chris Jericho's "Talk Is Jericho" podcast, veteran bassist Rudy Sarzo (OZZY OSBOURNE, DIO, WHITESNAKE, QUIET RIOT) discussed how he ended up joining Canadian classic rockers THE GUESS WHO ("American Woman"). Said Sarzo: "It's really a roundabout way. The path towards me joining started maybe four years ago. I ...

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One Bad M.F. Live!!" - MARTY FRIEDMAN

The self-imposed exile of guitarist Marty Friedman to Japan after his 2001 departure from MEGADETH lasted so long and took on such mythical proportions that it's hard to believe that it has already been four years since he re-engaged with the American heavy metal scene after the release of his 2014 effort, "Inferno". Friedman still ...

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DREAM THEATER's JORDAN RUDESS And JUDITH LYNN STILLMAN To Perform An Evening Of Music For Two Pianos

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess will perform a two-piano classical concert event with his longtime Juilliard school friend, pianist Judith Lynn Stillman, on Saturday, December 15 at Sapinsley Hall in Providence, Rhode Island. They will be playing the greats: Mozart, Brahms and a special treat for DREAM THEATER fans. "It's taken a lot of shredding, ...

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DREAM THEATER's JAMES LABRIE On 'Distance Over Time' Album: 'Each Track Is Very, Very Exciting And Very, Very Unique'

Lotsofmuzik recently conducted an interview with DREAM THEATER singer James LaBrie. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. Lotsofmuzik: For [DREAM THEATER's upcoming] album ["Distance Over Time"], you guys decided to convene in an isolated property and work together in the album. When I heard about that, I couldn't help but ...

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Video Premiere: P.O.D.'s 'Listening For The Silence'

"Listening For The Silence", the new video from San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH), can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest album, "Circles", which was released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason Bell ...

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JORDAN RUDESS Says Certain DREAM THEATER Songs Are 'Easier To Express' On Piano Than Others

Australia's Heavy magazine recently conducted an interview with keyboardist Jordan Rudess of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER about his "From Bach To Rock" three-continent solo piano tour. You can listen to the entire chat via the Spreakr widget below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the idea behind "From Bach To Rock": Jordan: ...

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DREAM THEATER's New Album To Arrive In February

DREAM THEATER keyboardist Jordan Rudess has confirmed that the band's next album will arrive in late February 2019. He told Metal Wani in a new interview (hear audio below): "Right now, we're mixing it. It's being mixed as we speak. It sounds awesome. I'm so excited about it. There's a very, very strong energy around ...

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DREAM THEATER Keyboardist On Upcoming Album: 'Everybody Wanted To Return To The Core Of Who We Are'

Jordan Rudess spoke to Lotsofmuzik about the recording sessions for the follow-up to DREAM THEATER's 2016 album "The Astonishing". The band's 14th studio disc, which is tentatively due in early 2019, will be DREAM THEATER's first for Sony Music's progressive imprint InsideOut Music. The group spent the past 25 years recording under various ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Reflects On His 15 Years Of Living In Japan: 'I Just Love It So Much'

On October 15, guitarist Marty Friedman (MEGADETH, CACOPHONY) — who moved from America to Tokyo in 2003 — participated in a public question-and-answer session, "Ask Marty: An Insider's View Of Japan Through The Eyes Of An American Rockstar", at the Japan Foundation in Los Angeles. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On whether ...

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METALLICA Sets Attendance Record At University Park, Pennsylvania's Bryce Jordan Center

METALLICA's October 20 concert the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania shattered the venue's attendance record with a crowd of 15,588 fans on hand. "We are honored to host METALLICA on their record-breaking performance at the Bryce Jordan Center," said general manager Al Karosas. "Thank you to METALLICA for allowing us to celebrate an ...

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Watch RATT Perform In Dallas

Fan-filmed video footage of RATT's October 13 concert at The Bomb Factory in Dallas, Texas can be seen below. The Dallas show took place a week after RATT's concert in St. Charles, Illinois, where some of the fans said that lead singer Stephen Pearcy was "stumbling" and couldn't "remember the words" to many of the ...

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P.O.D. Members Discuss Songwriting Process For 'Circles' Album (Video)

A six-minute video in which San Diego, California-based rockers P.O.D. (PAYABLE ON DEATH) discuss the songwriting process for their upcoming album, "Circles", can be seen below. The band's new studio disc will be released on November 16 via Mascot Label Group. On "Circles", P.O.D. collaborated with the Los Angeles-based production duo called the Heavy (Jason ...

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