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STEPHEN PEARCY's New Solo Album Will Include A Few Songs Which Were Written 'With RATT In Mind'

Stephen Pearcy's upcoming sixth solo album will include a few songs which were originally written "with RATT in mind." Tentatively due in 2021, the follow-up to 2018's "View To A Thrill" will feature 13 tracks which were composed as a collaboration between Pearcy and his longtime guitarist Erik Ferentinos. On Tuesday (October 20), Pearcy tweeted: ...

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MARTY FRIEDMAN Releases Music Video For New Version Of 'The Perfect World' Feat. Japanese Singer ALFAKYUN

Former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman has released the official music video for the new version of his song "The Perfect World". The reworked track features guest vocals by Japanese pop singer Alfakyun and is included on Marty's new solo album, Tokyo Jukebox 3", which is being released today (Wednesday, October 21) in Japan. According to ...

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MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: Playing With THIN LIZZY Was 'One Of The Most Special Moments Of My Entire Life'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON played bass for iconic rockers THIN LIZZY during their summer 2019 run of European festival appearances to commemorate 50 years since the formation of the original band and 40 years since the release of the seminal "Black Rose" album. Sanders joined guitarist Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton on keyboards, ...

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DEE SNIDER Testifies In Case Against Australian Politician Over Re-Written Version Of TWISTED SISTER's 'We're Not Gonna Take It'

TWISTED SISTER singer Dee Snider has testified in a case involving Australian politician Clive Palmer and the band's classic song "We're Not Gonna Take It". Palmer adopted the melody and rhythm of "We're Not Gonna Take It" in his political advertisements for the United Australia Party. The advertisements feature a vocalist singing the TWISTED SISTER ...

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PAUL STANLEY Reacts After TRUMP Adviser Compares BIDEN Town Hall To Episode Of 'Mister Rogers' Neighborhood'

KISS frontman Paul Stanley has defended former Vice President Joe Biden after a top staffer with President Donald Trump's campaign compared the feel of former Biden's ABC News town hall to that of an episode of the beloved children's show "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood". "Well @JoeBiden @ABCPolitics townhall feels like I am watching an episode of ...

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SLASH Looks Back On GUNS N' ROSES' First 2016 Reunion Show: 'It's Hard To Really Put It Into Words What That Felt Like'

GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Slash is featured in a new trailer promoting National Independent Venue Association's first-ever #SOSFest in partnership with YouTube. The three-day festival, which kicked off on Friday (October 16), includes performances from 35 artists recorded live from more than 25 of the most storied independent concert venues across ...

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STYX's TOMMY SHAW Doesn't Want To 'Just Hand' New Album To SPOTIFY Without Being Able To Tour Behind It

During an October 14 appearance on SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk", STYX guitarist/vocalist Tommy Shaw spoke about the progress of the writing and recording sessions for the follow-up to "The Mission". Released in June 2017, that disc marked STYX's first new LP in 14 years. It was recorded at Blackbird Studios in Nashville, co-produced ...

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DREAM THEATER's JOHN PETRUCCI Announces Signature Range Of Specialty Beard And Mustache Products

DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci has announced that Nebula, his first-ever signature range of specialty beard and mustache products created in collaboration with the grooming company Captain Fawcett, is now available to order. Each 50ml Nebula beard oil will include a limited-edition Nebula guitar flow pick, designed and created by Petrucci ...

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Watch Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Guitarist GILBY CLARKE Perform Acoustic Version Of 'Skin & Bones' For GIBSON TV

In the latest episode of Gibson TV's "The Songbook", former GUNS N' ROSES guitarist Gilby Clarke performs a stripped down version of the song "Skin & Bones", which originally appeared on his 2007 self-titled album. As previously reported, Clarke will release a new single, "Tightwad", on October 26. The track, which features MÖTLEY CRÜE's Nikki ...

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GODSMACK Side Project THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL To Release Debut Album

THE APOCALYPSE BLUES REVIVAL, the Florida-based psychedelic rock side project of GODSMACK drummer Shannon Larkin and guitarist Tony Rombola, will release its self-titled album on December 11. The official music video for the disc's first single, "Optimystic". "'Optimystic' is calling out to the societal blindness of repeating the same mistakes repeatedly, and willing for change ...

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Enlightened in Eternity - SPIRIT ADRIFT

Since starting SPIRIT ADRIFT as a solo project in 2015, after a stint with Phoenix goth-metallers TAKE OVER AND DESTROY, vocalist/guitarist/bassist Nate Garrett has gradually evolved the project from an exercise in melodic doom-metal to a well-oiled heavy metal powerhouse, all while maintaining the sense of beautiful melancholy that drove his initial works. The latest ...

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SHINEDOWN Is Nine Songs Into Writing Process For Next Album

SHINEDOWN frontman Brent Smith has revealed to Two Doods Reviews that the band is "nine songs into the writing process" for its seventh studio album. "We're in the demo process at the moment — we're just writing," he clarified (see video below). Last month, Smith told the KLOS radio show "Whiplash" that he and bassist/producer ...

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ANDREW W.K. Signs With NAPALM RECORDS

Napalm Records has announced the signing of Andrew W.K. to an exclusive worldwide recording contract. The label said in a statement: "We at Napalm Records are thrilled to propel Andrew W.K. to new heights, having been longtime fans of the work since the beginning. To say partnering (and partying) with the team at Andrew W.K. ...

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ANGUS YOUNG: AC/DC Was MALCOLM YOUNG's 'Baby, His Life'

Last week, AC/DC released "Shot In The Dark", the first single from the band's long-awaited comeback album, "Power Up", which is due on November 13. The follow-up to 2014's "Rock Or Bust" features AC/DC's reunited lineup of Brian Johnson (vocals), Phil Rudd (drums), Cliff Williams (bass), Angus Young (guitar) and Stevie Young (guitar). Johnson and ...

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