Author: Matt Quina

Photos – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings in the New Year in Thousand Oaks

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Photos – Big Bad Voodoo Daddy Swings in the New Year in Thousand Oaks CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.


End of Days: Slayer Announces Final World Tour (video)

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Ellefson Coffee Co Exhibit At NAMM, Debut Artist Signature Roasts With Skid Row, Queensryche’s Michael Wilton, And Autograph!

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ELLEFSON COFFEE CO, the premium coffee brand of Megadeth bassist David Ellefson, has announced they will be exhibiting at WINTER NAMM, Jan 25-28 at the ANAHEIM CONVENTION CENTER in Anaheim, CA, in HALL D, booth 3905, along with Ellefson’s EMP LABEL GROUP, including COMBAT RECORDS, EMP UNDERGROUND, EMP OUTLAW and THC MUSIC, and will debut… Read more »


JOE SATRIANI Earns Highest Chart Position of his over 30-Year Career

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JOE SATRIANI’s 16th studio album, What Happens Next, debuts today at #9 on Billboard’s Top Current Album chart as well as the Top Album Sales Chart. In addition, the album also debuted at #2 on the Billboard Hard Rock Album Chart and at #4 on the Top Rock Album Chart. This new, instrumentally electrifying album… Read more »


L.A. GUNS To Release “Made in Milan” March 23rd

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After more than a decade apart, Tracii Guns and Phil Lewis reunited under the L.A. GUNS’ banner and in 2017, released arguably the most critically praised album of their catalog, “The Missing Peace“. Landing at #12 Top Record Label Independent Current Albums, #17 Top Current Rock Albums, and #47 Top Current Albums on the Billboard… Read more »


Pop Evil Release “Colors Bleed” Music Video (watch)

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POP EVIL have released a new music video today for their newest single, “Colors Bleed,” alongside an exclusive Q&A with Billboard Magazine seen here. The band brought back director Columbia Tatone, who also directed the recent “Waking Lions” video. “The #MeToo movement has been a paramount inspiration to my creative endeavors,” says Tatone. “The courage of… Read more »


Spider Rockets To Release Long-Awaited New Album, January 26th

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New Jersey’s Spider Rockets are set to release their fifth full-length album ‘Along Came A Spider,’ January 26th via P-Dog Records.  Today, the artwork and track listing have been revealed.  Check out the lyric video for the first single entitled “Sick”below.  The album will be available for pre-order next week! “We have always done things… Read more »


John Bush (Armored Saint, ex-Anthrax) Discusses Remaining Unique in the Early Thrash Scene in “Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal” Documentary Clip

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This Friday, January 19, 2018, MetalRock Films will release part one of a new two part Inside Metal documentary DVD series entitled The Rise of L.A. Thrash Metal. Directed by Bob Nalbandian with narration by David Ellefson of thrash legends Megadeth, the documentary focuses on the Los Angeles thrash metal uprising of the early/mid ’80s… Read more »


STEVE HACKETT Launches Live Clip of ‘El Niño’, Live in Birmingham

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On Friday, January 26th 2018, Inside Out Music will release ‘Wuthering Nights: Live in Birmingham’, the new live release from guitar legend Steve Hackett.   Wuthering Nights was filmed at the Birmingham Symphony Hall during Hackett’s recent, critically-acclaimed Genesis Revisited & Classic Hackett tour.   Available as Special Edition 2CD + 2DVD Digipak, Blu-Ray, Digital album this is… Read more »


Lance Lopez Announces New Solo Album ‘Tell The Truth,’ out 3-2-18

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Texas six string legend Lance Lopez is set to unleash his long-awaited new solo album, ‘Tell The Truth,’ March 2nd, 2018 on Mascot Label Group. Tell The Truth is an autobiographical tour-de-force through the life and times of an archetypal Texas blues legend with all the highs and lows that inevitably accompany this time honored… Read more »


Joe Satriani with G3 Tourmates & Santana, Neal Schon +more to Raise Money for North Bay Fire Relief

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World-renowned guitarist, and Bay-Area resident, JOE SATRIANI announces a fundraising auction, set to launch this Sunday, January 14th, at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA to benefit the North Bay Fire Relief in Sonoma County.  The online auction will be live for one week, with bidding ending on January 21st (http://g3tour.com/norcal-fire-relief) The auction will feature autographed collectible guitars from JOE as… Read more »


NIGHTWISH – Start Pre-Order And Reveal Tracklist For Decades!

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Tuomas Holopainen‘s 3-track demo earned him his first record deal with his freshly founded band NIGHTWISH back in 1996. 20 years later – with over 2,000 shows played and more than 8 million records sold – NIGHTWISH are the biggest European symphonic metal band. Reason enough for Nuclear Blast to celebrate this huge anniversary by… Read more »