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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Doesn't Want Fans To Get 'Wrong Idea' That MIKE PORTNOY Is Rejoining Band

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on August 28 via Sound Mind Music/The Orchard. The follow-up to 2005's "Suspended Animation" features guest musicians Mike Portnoy (SONS OF APOLLO, ex-DREAM THEATER) on drums and Dave LaRue (DIXIE DREGS) on bass. The effort marks the first time Petrucci and Portnoy ...

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DREAM THEATER To Begin Work On New Studio Album In The Fall

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has confirmed to Spain's Metal Hammer magazine that the band is planning to use some of its coronavirus downtime to work on the follow-up to last year's "Distance Over Time" album. "There's a lot going on musically this year," Petrucci said (see video below). "Obviously, everybody's trying to be creative. ...

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Watch DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI And MIKE PORTNOY Reunite In 'Terminal Velocity' Music Video

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci will release his second all-instrumental solo album, "Terminal Velocity", on all digital and streaming platforms on August 28 and on CD and vinyl on October 30 through The Orchard Music on his Sound Mind Music record label. "Terminal Velocity" was written and produced by Petrucci, recorded by James "Jimmy T" ...

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GLENN HUGHES Will Keep Writing Music Until His Final Day

In a brand new interview with the "Thunder Underground" podcast, legendary bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes was asked if he will continue writing music up until his "final day." He responded (hear audio below): "I will. People ask me that question — not all the time, but they do ask that question. "A good friend of mine, ...

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Original MACHINE HEAD Drummer TONY COSTANZA Dead At 52

Original MACHINE HEAD drummer Tony Costanza has died. He was 52 years old. Costanza's passing was confirmed by his former CRISIS bandmate Afzaal Nasiruddeen, who wrote in a Facebook post: "It is with a very heavy heart that I have to accept and inform everyone concerned that I lost my brother, band mate, home boy ...

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VOIVOD's AWAY: 'I Would Have Never Believed That It Was Possible To Replace PIGGY'

In an interview with Brazil's Kazagastão, drummer Michel "Away" Langevin discussed guitarist Daniel "Chewy" Mongrain's unenviable task of replacing founding guitarist Denis "Piggy" D'Amour, who passed away due to complications from colon cancer in 2005. D'Amour's unconventional brand of guitar playing was a staple of VOIVOD's sound, but Mongrain, a lifelong ...

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HATEBREED, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN And MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE Members Team Up With MAX WEINBERG For MISFITS Cover (Video)

"Two Minutes To Late Night", which bills itself as the world's only heavy metal-themed talk show, has uploaded a cover version of the MISFITS classic "Earth A.D." recorded in quarantine by members of HATEBREED, THE DILLINGER ESCAPE PLAN and MY CHEMICAL ROMANCE, along with Max Weinberg, drummer for Bruce Springsteen's E STREET BAND and father ...

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METALLICA's LARS ULRICH Has No Regrets About 'St. Anger' Snare Drum Sound: 'I Stand Behind It A Hundred Percent'

During an appearance earlier today (Wednesday, July 29) on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", METALLICA drummer Lars Ulrich defended the band's controversial 2003 album "St. Anger", which was criticized by many fans for its lack of guitar solos, extended riffs, its raw production and the thin drum sound. Asked if he stands behins the ...

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TOUCHÉ AMORÉ To Release 'Lament' Album In October

Los Angeles post-hardcore band TOUCHÉ AMORÉ will release its fifth studio album, "Lament", on October 9 via Epitaph. Since its formation in 2007, TOUCHÉ AMORÉ has been burrowing through angst, alienation, cancer, and death throughout four adored studio albums. After over a decade of working through darkness, "Lament" finds the light at the end of ...

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Watch EMMURE's Music Video For 'Thunder Mouth'

The official music video for "Thunder Mouth", the new single from EMMURE, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's latest studio album, "Hindsight", which was released digitally on June 26 via Sharptone Records. Physical copies are being made available today (Friday, July 24). Producer Frankie Nasso states about the video: "We ...

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