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DESTRUCTION Officially Parts Ways With Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER, Announces Replacement

German thrash metal veterans DESTRUCTION have officially parted ways with founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer and have replaced him with Martin Furia. The Argentinian-born, Belgian-based Furia is best known for his work as sound engineer and producer for such bands as NERVOSA and EVIL INVADERS. DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier commented: "The last two years have been ...

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JOURNEY Announces December 2021 Las Vegas Residency

Legendary rock band JOURNEY is returning to the entertainment capital of the world for a brand-new six-show residency at the Theater at Virgin Hotels Las Vegas, part of Curio Collection by Hilton, from December 1 through December 11. The beloved and iconic group featuring co-founder Neal Schon (lead guitarist), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel ...

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CARCASS Releases New Single 'Dance Of IXTAB (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)'

British extreme metal veterans CARCASS have released an animated video — created by Costin Chioreanu (OPETH, NAPALM DEATH) — for a new single, "Dance Of IXTAB (Psychopomp & Circumstance March No. 1 In B)", from their upcoming seventh studio album, "Torn Arteries", due out September 17 via Nuclear Blast Records. CARCASS's founding vocalist/bassist Jeff Walker ...

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ROBERT PLANT And ALISON KRAUSS Reunite For 'Raise The Roof' Album

Robert Plant and Alison Krauss have announced the forthcoming release of their new album "Raise The Roof", out November 19 on Rounder Records. The surprise announcement finds Rock And Roll Hall Of Famer Plant and 27-time Grammy-winner Krauss reunited after some fourteen years, following the historic success of their first collaboration "Raising Sand" (2007, Rounder), ...

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DESTRUCTION's SCHMIER Says Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER Has 'Disconnected From The Band'

DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier says that the band's founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer has "disconnected" from the rest of the group and is not featured on DESTRUCTION's just-completed new studio album. Schmier addressed Sifringer's status with DESTRUCTION just a couple of weeks after the band performed without Mike at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. ...

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Watch JOURNEY Perform At LOLLAPALOOZA

Fan-filmed video footage of JOURNEY's July 31 performance at Lollapalooza at Grant Park in Chicago can be seen below. The band's setlist was as follows: 01. Separate Ways (Worlds Apart) 02. Only The Young 03. Stone In Love 04. Be Good To Yourself 05. Just The Same Way 06. Lights 07. Still They Ride 08. ...

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DESTRUCTION Performs Without Founding Guitarist MIKE SIFRINGER At Austrian Festival; Frontman SCHMIER Explains

German thrashers DESTRUCTION performed without founding guitarist Michael "Mike" Sifringer on July 16 at the Area 53 Festival in Leoben, Austria. Earlier today (Friday, July 30), DESTRUCTION frontman Schmier took to his Facebook page to address questions about Mike's absence, writing: "I have received several messages, why we have played with a different guitarist in ...

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JOURNEY Rejoined By Drummer DEEN CASTRONOVO

Drummer Deen Castronovo has rejoined legendary rockers JOURNEY. According to JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon, Castronovo will share the drum duties in the band with Narada Michael Walden, who joined the group in 2020. Schon first hinted at Castronovo's return on Monday (July 26) when he tweeted a photo from the rehearsal sessions for JOURNEY's upcoming ...

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METALLICA's KIRK HAMMETT Partners With GIBSON

Gibson, the iconic American instrument brand, has announced an official brand partnership with METALLICA guitarist Kirk Hammett. The new partnership will span across Gibson Brands, including Gibson and Epiphone guitars. "It's a really great and exciting time for me to be joining forces with Gibson," says Hammett. "I look forward to achieving great things together ...

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CIRCLE JERKS Announce 2021-2022 North American Tour Dates

Punk legends CIRCLE JERKS have announced a late 2021/early 2022 North American tour, featuring support from MUNICIPAL WASTE, ADOLESCENTS and NEGATIVE APPROACH on select dates. The CIRCLE JERKS lineup for the upcoming shows will include singer Keith Morris, guitarist Greg Hetson and bassist Zander Schloss, along with the group's latest addition, drummer Joey Castillo (THE ...

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JOURNEY Announces Special Symphony Performance In Las Vegas

JOURNEY will return to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, Nevada with a special symphony performance for one night only on Saturday, December 18, 2021 at 8 p.m. Caesars Rewards members, Caesars Entertainment's loyalty program, as well as Live Nation customers will have access to a presale running Wednesday, July 21 at 10 ...

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Hear JOURNEY's New Single 'The Way We Used To Be'

JOURNEY has shared a new single, "The Way We Used To Be". The song is the multi-platinum band's first new music since 2011's album "Eclipse", and the first song released by the band's revamped lineup featuring Neal Schon (lead guitar, backing vocals), Jonathan Cain (keyboards, backing vocals), Arnel Pineda (lead vocals), Randy Jackson (bass), Narada ...

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