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GUITARIST JOHN PETRUCCI RETURNS WITH HIS FIRST SOLO ALBUM IN 15 YEARS – “TERMINAL VELOCITY”

John Petrucci announces the forthcoming worldwide release of his second all-instrumental solo album, Terminal Velocity, the first solo album by the Dream Theater guitarist to be released in 15 years. The album will be released through The Orchard Music on his Sound Mind Music record label on all digital and streaming platforms on August 28th and on…

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SUPERGROUP THE WHEELBLOCKS (FEAT. CHRIS JERICHO, NITA STRAUSS, PHIL DEMMEL, JOHNNY CHRIST AND JOSH V) RELEASE COVER OF IRON MAIDEN’S “ACES HIGH”

Supergroup The Wheelblocks featuring Chris Jericho (Fozzy), Nita Strauss (Alice Cooper), Phil Demmel (Vio-Lence, ex Machinehead), Johnny Christ (Avenged Sevenfold), and Josh V (Three 6 Mafia) release a cover track, Iron Maiden’s Aces High, today through The Orchard/Madison Records. Watch the music video, featuring footage of each band member in quarantine, below. Then, go stream and purchase the track here “Once again in the middle of a pandemic, I had…

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GUITARISTS AND MUSICIANS TO PARTICIPATE IN “SIX STRING SALUTE” VIRTUAL CONCERT ON SEPTEMBER 17TH

On September 17th, Six String Salute will premiere a virtual concert to support and celebrate the touring and venue crews who are the backbone of live music and depend on shows to make a living. Six String Salute will bring together guitarists and guitar-centric bands to share exclusive performances and great rock and roll stories in support of Crew Nation, a global…

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ROB HALFORD RECORDS AUDIOBOOK FOR HIS FORTHCOMING AUTOBIOGRAPHY “CONFESS”

Judas Priest frontman,, Rob Halford, has finished recording the audiobook version of his autobiography, Confess. The tome will arrive on September 29th through Hachette Books. Pre-orders are now available at Amazon. Known as “The Metal God” by his devoted, global fan base, Halford has always subverted the norm, and Confess will offer readers a compelling, heartfelt and honest look at the struggles Rob has faced…

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BLACK SABBATH CELEBRATE THE 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF “PARANOID” BY RELEASING A 5-LP SUPER DELUXE VINYL VERSION ON October 9TH

Wildly regarded as innovators of the musical genre which came to be known as Heavy Metal, legendary Birmingham-bred Black Sabbath celebrate the 50th anniversary in 2020 of their multi-million selling album Paranoid with a 5-LP edition released on October 9, featuring the vinyl debut of two 1970 concerts. Paranoid: Super Deluxe Edition includes the original album, in addition to…

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GUITARIST GEORGE LYNCH SAYS HE WILL BE RETIRING THE LYNCH MOB NAME, SAYS “[IT] HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROBLEMATIC, AND NOW IT’S INEXCUSABLE…WE’LL JUST CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE”

Guitarist George Lynch recently spoke with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio and stated that he will no longer be creating music under the moniker of Lynch. When asked if he will be making new music with the band, following on the heels of their 30th anniversary re-imagined version of their debut album, Wicked Sensation. Lynch replied…

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