Screamer Magazine August 2014
Featuring: . Also Included Rival Sons, Skid Row, Seether, Night By Night, Shaman's Harvest, hed p.e., 3 Doors Down, Motley Crue and Much More.

Articles in the August 2014 Issue

Interviews

  • RIVAL SONS – Destination On Course

    Who are Rival Sons?  Fair question.  Well...who are they?  This article aims to inform you of just that curiosity and more.  Follow the story of this band and grab yourself an insight into the world of a quartet who are fast rising through the rock music fraternity by being nothing more than who they are. With their current album Great

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  • SKID ROW's Dave "The Snake" Sabo – Opening the Pressure Valve

    Youth Gone Wild, I Remember You, 18 And Life; what powerfully written and performed songs from a debut album that was released 25 years ago this year by Skid Row.  David “The Snake” Sabo and Rachel Bolan met 28 years ago as mere young men at the age of 20 and 21.  This multi-platinum American rock band from Toms River,

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  • SEETHER - Refining Their Sound

    Performing as one of the monumental hard rock bands that ushered in the new millennia, Seether has maintained an increasing constant forward momentum in the span of their musical career.  With ten Billboard, MTV, and other assorted music nominations and seven awards under their belt, the band has made quite an impact on the airwaves.  Following the release of their

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  • NIGHT BY NIGHT – The Moment Has Arrived

    Two aspects leap from the story of this UK-based rock band before you even wrap your ears around the music.  Founding member and guitarist/backing vocalist Ben Christo, who steps up to write most of the material on their stunning debut NxN album is known for his sterling performances with the titans of all things dark and foreboding - Sisters of

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  • SHAMAN'S HARVEST - It Just Sounds Cool

    Missouri’s own Shaman’s Harvest are a “band of brothers” who have endured some of the highest highs and lowest lows and have come out stronger on the other side. Vocalist Nathan “Drake” Hunt, bassist Matt Fisher and guitarist Josh Hamler cemented that bond in a basement in Jefferson City, Missouri back in the mid 1990's. Along with Hunt’s younger brother

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  • HED P.E. – The Evolution

    Originally spawned in Huntington Beach, California and formed by lead vocalist and frontman Jared Gomes (also known as MC Underdog), guitarist Wes Geer and bassist Mark Young, it at first appeared that (Hed) was simply a product of its environment – a screaming, tatted G-punk midst all the other G-punks stomping around Surf City with a bottle in hand, a

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Reviews

  • FOZZY – Do You Wanna Start a War

    In 2012, these Atlanta-based metal warriors touched on their most commercially successful album release in the shape of Sins and Bones.  Naturally therefore, some pressure and expectation surely lurks in the backdrop as they unveil their follow-up. Joining main brain Chris Jericho on vocals is the same line-up consisting of Rich Ward, Paul Di Leo, Frank Fontsere and Billy Grey;

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  • MY GOODNESS - Shiver + Shake

    Remember when Seattle was considered the "holy land" for producing bands like Nirvana, Foo Fighters and Soundgarden?  The music was dirty, gritty and called a myriad of names but the ones we're mostly familiar with go something like this; garage rock, grunge, hardcore punk and alternative.  Keeping with tradition, Seattle isn’t letting anyone down anytime soon.  Creating yet another unique

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  • CRUCIFIED BARBARA - In The Red

    Swedish hard rockers Crucified Barbara will release their fourth album In the Red on September 10th. Crucified Barbara have always exuded an 80's metal quality and they continue to do so on the current album. The formula of distorted guitars, heavy bass, gravelly lead vocals and catchy riffs works for them and they've stuck with it, although they sound a

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  • SUICIDE SILENCE - You Can't Stop Me

    Upon learning that Suicide Silence had plans to release a new album after the passing of Mitch Lucker, I was skeptical. It was going to be incredibly difficult for someone to fill the shoes of someone who had grown to be a legend within the metal community. The addition of Herman “Eddie” Hermida to the band, in my opinion, was

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  • LULLWATER – Lullwater

    In December, 2011, these four passionate and devoted Georgian rockers influenced and inspired by the Seattle scene during the 90's uprooted and moved to the U.S.  Two songs have already been shared with those paying attention, Blind and Tug of War.  Wishing as hard as they can, the band hope sincerely to connect with those who connect with their songs

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  • PREACHER – Signals

    If we’re undeniably comparing Preacher to Pink Floyd, Signals is without a doubt Preacher’s dark side debut. Replacing the jazzy instrumentals and at times, overwhelming psychedelia in favor of a more bluesy rock structure, Signals stills sounds eerily similar to Floyd’s most commercially successful album. However, whereas Dark Side of the Moon picks you up off the ground and hurdles you into space, Signals sends you into a

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  • ADAGE – Defined

    Describing themselves as modern rock, this edgy quartet have delivered a full frontal attack in the shape of a five track extended player with bite.  Throwing away all formalities, the band when broken down to individuals like to be known on a first name basis.  Welcome aboard Justin on vocals and guitar, drummer Alex along with bassist Johnathan and guitarist

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  • DOUBLE EXPERIENCE – 721835

    Don’t sweat too much with anxiety over not knowing about these neo-nerds from Ottawa.  They’re a quartet who embrace their nerdy credentials, and luckily for those who may be concerned also know how to knock out some chunky riffs and melody lines.  Joining lead vocalist Ian Nichols is the rhythm section of drummer Kenny Saunders and bassist Tim Kealey with

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  • AUG - Be Careful What You Wish For...

    AUG released their second album Be Careful What You Wish For... in June 2014. The NY/NJ band's first release, 20 Years in Hell, received some attention from Eddie Trunk, earning the band a performance spot on the 2011, 2012 AND 2013 That Metal Show Christmas Party. The hard rock/metal band has a lead singer by the name of AUG, with Russ

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  • ALESTORM – Sunset on the Golden Age

    We are here to drink your beer!”  Direct and subtle-as-a-sledgehammer as these bacon-powered pirate core merchants provide yet more folly and jest within the confines of no-nonsense sea shanties!  These are no ordinary sea shanties me hearties, these are parrot-pumped treasures you’d find in the base of ye olde treasure chests with sunlight sparkling off the shiny blade of a

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  • ADRENALINE RUSH – Adrenaline Rush

    This self-titled debut proved to be a thrilling surprise.  The name of the band hardly conjures up feelings of excited anticipation, and knowing lead vocalist Tave Wanning used to be in a pop music duo called Peaches didn’t exactly set the right vibes either.  Thankfully, these observations are only on the surface of what is a fabulous 11 track collection

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  • 3 DOORS DOWN LIVE - Songs From The Basement

    3 Doors Down took the world by storm in the early 2000’s. The Mississippi boys' first album, The Better Life, which has now been certified 6 times platinum produced the mega-hit Kryptonite. They quickly followed up their success with 2002’s Away From The Sun, and the singles When I’m Gone and Here Without You. Their most recent release was 2012’s

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  • MOTLEY CRUE/ALICE COOPER LIVE - Des Moines, IA

    Motley Crue's purportedly last tour All Bad Things Must Come To An End hit Wells Fargo Arena in Des Moines, Iowa on July 11, 2014. Because Des Moines has become a “drive-by” city (one where many of the bigger rock bands drive right by because of Des Moines' central location--but few plan an actual tour stop), there was a general appreciation

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Press Releases

  • Celebrating Jon Lord - CD, 2CD, and Digital Formats Out September 30, 2014

    On September 30, 2014, earMusic and Eagle Rock Entertainment will proudly release Jon Lord, Deep Purple & Friends – Celebrating Jon Lord on CD, 2CD, and via digital formats in North America. It was in 2006 when, once a year, a group of stellar musicians and stars of rock started meeting up in London for a night of live music.

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  • Saturn Streaming Debut Album Ascending (Live in Space)

    SATURN will release their debut album Ascending (Live in Space) on this Tuesday August 5th in North America via Rise Above Records.  The album can be pre-ordered from Amazon on Vinyl and CD. Today The A.V. Club is hosting an exclusive full album stream of Ascending (Live in Space). Check it out in its entirety courtesy of The A.V. Club

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  • Eluveitie: “The Call Of The Mountain” Music Video Debuts

    Swiss folk-metal pioneers ELUVEITIE, have made their new music video for “The Call Of The Mountain” available for viewing! Check out the clip brought to us in cooperation with Decibel Magazine here: http://smarturl.it/EluveitieTCOTMVideo “With only two day to go until the release of Origins, we are proud to present to you the second video for the album: ‘The Call Of

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  • Iron Reagan Premiere "Eyeball Gore" Lyric Video

    IRON REAGAN's Relapse debut The Tyranny Of Will is a 24 song wrecking ball of hardcore- punk/thrash fury.  The album was recorded with guitarist Phil Hall at Blaze of Torment Studios in Richmond, VA and self-produced plus it was mixed by Converge's Kurt Ballou.  The album will be released September 16th in North America, (Sept 15 (UK/World), Sept 12th (Germany/Benelux/World). The

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  • Queensryche with Geoff Tate to Change its Name to "Operation: Mindcrime"

    On the very day his “Farewell Tour” as Queensryche begins, Geoff Tate – one of rock’s quintessential front men and the lead vocalist heard on all Queensryche hits since the inception of the band – has announced that his current version of Queensryche will be forging ahead as OPERATION: MINDCRIME after the tour ends. Named after Queensryche’s epic concept album

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  • Mark Slaughter In Studio With First Ever Solo Album

    Mark Slaughter, lead singer of the multi-platinum band Slaughter, is in the studio recording a collection of songs that he wrote for his first-ever upcoming solo release. With the chance to work with legendary producer Michael Wagener at the helm mixing and mastering the record, Mark is playing all instruments on the album with the exception of drummer Mark Goodin. 

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  • Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival 2014 Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands Now Open

    The battle is on, as the Ernie Ball Battle Of The Bands returns to the Rockstar Energy UPROAR Festival for a fourth consecutive year in 2014. The annual competition is underway now for most dates on the touring rock music and lifestyle festival, and runs through September 12 (deadlines vary by market). Bands can enter the Ernie Ball Battle Of

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  • Along Came A Spider To Release "Resurgence" August 26 on Standby Records; Now Available For Pre-Order

    Cleveland, OH's Along Came A Spider will release their sophomore album, "Resurgence" on August 26 via Standby Records. The LP was recorded with Don DeBiase. Pre-orders are available on MerchNow. The group says, "This album showcases our maturity and growth as a band. Our hearts were poured into every song. Every little detail was perfected and tweaked to make this

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  • Arsis Announce "A Decade Of Guilt" North American Tour

    Virginia-based melodic tech-death metal masters ARSIS proudly announce the ten year anniversary tour commemorating the release of the band’s debut 2004 album A Celebration Of Guilt.  Presented by MetalSucks.net, the 19-date “A Decade Of Guilt” September tour through the U.S. and Canada will feature ARSIS playing the album in its entirety. Colorado’s technical melodic death metallers ALLEGAEON will be direct

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  • 'Memoirs Of A Madman' Audio And Video Collections Celebrate The Legacy Of OZZY OSBOURNE

      This October, the career of rock icon OZZY OSBOURNE will be celebrated with the Epic Records/Legacy Recordings MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN collections. Due out October 7, MEMOIRS OF A MADMAN (CD) serves as a career spanning audio release, featuring 17 of OZZY’s greatest hit singles compiled in one place for the first time in his career and will be

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  • Bullet – New Single 'Storm Of Blades'

    Swedish Heavy Metal institution, BULLET release the first single and title track of their upcoming new album Storm Of Blades. Also out is the fire blazing and riff-ridden music video for Storm Of Blades. Check it out here: http://youtu.be/7AiyrG_x2Gk You can order Storm Of Blades as a digital single at the following destinations: iTunes | Amazon MP3 | Google Storm Of Blades will be out on

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  • Aerosmith Joined By Johnny Depp At Band’s Boston Hometown Show

    On the third date (Wednesday, July 16) of this summer’s “LET ROCK RULE” North American summer tour, AEROSMITH fans saw a special collaboration between the band and good friend Johnny Depp.  The performance--at the Xfinity Center in the band’s Boston hometown--featured a guest spot from Depp on the band’s “Train Kept a-Rollin.”  Depp last performed the song with the band

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  • HighVolMusic Announces Pink Velvet Krush

    Pink Velvet Krush, the new group formed by musicians with a notable past. The band is made up of drummer Ryche Green (x-Bulletboys, x-Saints of Rebellion), guitarist Greg Polcari (x-Britny Fox, x-Steelheart), vocalist Doug Savage (x-Vaudeville), guitarist Sean Quidgeon (x-Dust N' Bones) and bassist Steve Rivera (x-Surrender). Pink Velvet Krush is currently writing new material and will begin recording the

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  • JON BON JOVI, Live Stream Tickets On Sale Today - LIMITED QTY AVAILABLE

    Join Jon in supporting the Parker Family Health Center by purchasing a ticket to watch the live stream of Jon Bon Jovi & The Kings of Suburbia performing at The Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, New Jersey on July 30th! There will be a limited number of tickets available for this unique live streaming event, on sale today, Friday

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  • ALUNAH Unveil Details of Upcoming Album

    Birmingham's Stoner Rock Doomsters ALUNAH are set to release a new album via Napalm Records in October 2014. Following their previous releases Call Of Avernus and White Hoarhound it's finally time for a new masterpiece. The band centered around guitarist & singer Sophie Day have now unveiled first details of artwork, title, track listing & release dates! Awakening The Forest

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  • Doro To Bring “30 Years – Strong & Proud” Anniversary Tour To North America

    Having celebrated the 30 year anniversary of the first time she took the stage this past May with a two-night live concert party in her hometown of Düsseldorf, Germany in addition to shows throughout Europe, the U.K., and in Latin America, multi-decade recording artist & legendary metal maven DORO PESCH will be bringing her career-spanning anniversary show to North America

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  • Richie Onori's Blues Messenger at Arcadia Blues Club

    Acclaimed veteran rock musician Richie Onori unleashes his new band, Richie Onori's Blues Messenger, in a headlining show at the Arcadia Blues Club, 16 E. Huntington Dr., Arcadia, Friday, July 25. 9 p.m. Tickets $6.25 (advance), $11.50 (at the door). Info: (626) 447-9349 or visit http://www.arcadiabluesclub.com/. Onori, who also drums for legacy muti-platinum act, Sweet, steps out from behind his

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  • THE FAMILY RUIN Announce Debut Album Release Details

    York, UK rockers THE FAMILY RUIN just revealed September 23rd as the official release date for their debut album Dearly Departed. The Family Ruin is the latest band signed to KBB Records, the label run by Asking Alexandria guitarist Ben Bruce and co-manager Kyle Borman. In anticipation of the forthcoming release, The Family Ruin will tour North America for the

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  • Billy Corgan To Perform Special Acoustic-Based Show at Ravinia Festival in Chicago

    BILLY CORGAN will take time out from recording the next two SMASHING PUMPKINS albums, both due in 2015, to perform a very special, exclusive hometown acoustic-based solo concert Saturday, August 30 at Ravinia Festival in Chicago, the oldest outdoor music festival in America and the summer home of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936. The singer/songwriter/guitarist and multiple Grammy Award

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  • John Garcia Premieres New Video

    JOHN GARCIA is set to release his solo album John Garcia on August 4th in the UK & August 5th USA/CAN on Napalm Records!  JOHN recently completed work on the first video from the album for the song "My Mind".  Today the video is receving its exclusive premiere courtesy of Noisey, VICE Magazine's music channel.  Check out an in depth

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  • EYES SET TO KILL have cancelled July tour dates due to Hospitalization

    Last Tuesday while performing at the Aftershock Bar & Grill in Merriam, KS - Eyes Set To Kill bass player Anissa Rodriguez was taken to the hospital for problems with her eye. She was later diagnosed with a blood clot behind her left eye and was hospitalized until yesterday when the doctor let her go home back to Arizona. She

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  • Buckcherry Says F#Ck It And Releases Their New Ep On August 19th

    Los Angeles, CA – LA’s Platinum-selling, Grammy-nominated, rebels of rock ‘n’ roll, Buckcherry, have announced plans to release a new EP, simply titled F#CK, on August 19th. The record is scheduled for release just days after the band joins Godsmack, Seether and Skillet on the Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival tour. Pre-orders for the EP are available now at http://buckcherry.com/

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  • Texas Speed/Thrash Metal Pioneers RIGOR MORTIS Announce the Long Awaited Release of Their Final Album Slave to the Grave

    Twenty-Three years after their last record, and nineteen months after the tragic loss of guitarist Mike Scaccia, DFW TX Speed/Thrash Metal pioneers, RIGOR MORTIS, announce the long awaited release of their fourth and final studio album - Slaves to the Grave (Due October 7th via Rigor Mortis Records). This marks the bands first studio album in 23 years, and the

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  • ENTOMBED A.D. launches new track, "Vulture And The Traitor", online; new album, 'Back To The Front', now available for pre-order

    On August 4th in Europe and August 5th in North America, ENTOMBED A.D. will release their upcoming full-length, Back To The Front, via Century Media Records. Fans can listen to another new album track, "Vulture And The Traitor", by heading over to YouTube for some fierce Swedish death metal: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zrI7IdkaEik For another preview of Back To The Front, be sure

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  • REBEL HOTEL added to List of Bands Playing CrueFest Hollywood 2014 July 26th, at The Whisky A Go-Go

    L.A.'s own Rebel Hotel has been added to the list of acts playing CrueFest Hollywood 2014, at the legendary Whisky A G0-Go on July 26th. Since the inception in 2001, CrueFest Hollywood has been a musical event organized by the fans of the rock band Motley Crue. To the Benefit The Skylar Neil Memorial Foundation. The event was developed through the goodwill, generosity,

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  • Bernie Marsden To Release SHINE on 9/30/14

    Bernie Marsden and Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records have announced a September 30 release date for SHINE.  Marsden has been a prolific artist since the early 1970s, contributing performances to approximately one hundred albums.  He has enjoyed a successful long-running solo career, alongside being a key member of ensembles that include Whitesnake, UFO, Wild Turkey, Babe Ruth, Paice Ashton &

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Products

  • Now shipping: C01U Pro USB Studio Condenser Microphone

    In 2005, Samson introduced the world’s first USB studio condenser microphone, the C01U. Today, we’re expanding on its revolutionary design with the new C01U Pro. Now with a headphone output for zero-latency monitoring and an improved signal-to-noise ratio, the C01U Pro ensures the natural warmth and detail of vocal and instrumental performances are captured in all your digital recordings. KEY

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  • All-New Mackie SRM450 & SRM350 Now Shipping

    Mackie announces the availability of the all-new, modernized refresh of their industry favorite SRM450 and SRM350 High-Definition Portable Powered Loudspeakers. Featuring a powerful new 1000W amp platform, significantly upgraded sound quality and a host of easy-to-use digital sound-shaping tools, the new SRM450 and SRM350 deliver the unparalleled ease-of-use, professional sound quality and indestructible portability that has made SRM a live sound

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Product Press Releases

  • Harbinger is Mobile and on the MüV

    Harbinger Pro Audio, a leading provider of powerful, affordable sound reinforcement solutions, announces the introduction of the new MüV Series of portable PA systems. Harbinger MüV Series Portable PA systems are an easy-to-use, affordable solution for smaller performances, presentations, and rehearsals. Designed with small to mid-sized venues in mind, the Harbinger MüV systems deliver complete compact PA solutions for singer/songwriters,

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  • AmpliTube Custom Shop Now Offers 17 Official Brands

    IK Multimedia is proud to announce the addition of the Morley® Contour Wah pedal to the AmpliTube Custom Shop lineup. With it, the Custom Shop now features over 280 software emulations from 17 of the most legendary brands in guitar and bass amplification and effects. This makes it the largest collection of downloadable virtual guitar and bass gear on earth,

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Photos

Hollywood Spotlight

  • Diamante Unveils Smells Like Teen Spirit Cover

    LA's favorite rocker chick, Diamante, premiered her cover of the iconic Nirvana track yesterday on Revolver Magazine. The cover proves to her fans that even at the young age of 17, Diamante has exquisite musical tastes and can rock just as hard as some of her idols. " 'Smells Like Teen Spirit' is the best track to connect those who

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  • Jeff Beck & ZZ Top Set to Embark on National Tour

    Los Angeles, CA:  As announced, this August will see long time music legends, and mutual admirers, Jeff Beck and ZZ Top tour together for the first time ever.  The tour launches in Missoula, MT on August 8 and will run for five weeks with stops in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Denver, Detroit, Dallas, Boston and NYC (full itinerary below). Accompanying

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  • BulletBoys Kick Off Summer 2014 Tour in L.A.

    They’re back in action and as Smooth as ever; the BulletBoys, featuring Mark Torien still commanding the front line, are kicking off a summer tour and the first dozen or so dates begin with Quiet Riot, Faster Pussycat and former Guns n’ Roses guitarist Gilby Clarke in Southern California. Getting on a nostalgia bill with Quiet Riot is a win/win

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  • PHOTOS - BulletBoys Kick Off Summer 2014 Tour in L.A.

    CLICK HERE to read a review of the show.

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  • Robert Trujillo Added To Kirk Von Hammett's Fear Festevil After Party

    And the cast continues to grow! Robert Trujillo will join Kirk Hammett onstage for a special EXODUS encore on July 25th in San Diego. Details of the small and intimate club show are becoming clearer, as Kirk sat with longtime friend and writer Steffan Chirazi recently. "One of the things when we devised our FestEvil earlier this year, was the importance

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  • Slipknot's Legendary KNOTFEST Returns To The U.S.

    Slipknot are set to return to the U.S. with their own KNOTFEST--an extraordinary three-day metal and heavy music destination festival--to be held October 24-26 at San Manuel Amphitheater & Campgrounds in San Bernardino, CA. This marks the first time KNOTFEST will be held in the same location for multiple days. KNOTFEST U.S. 2014--powered by Rockstar Energy Drink--will feature a Slipknot-curated lineup of over

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  • All Axess.com Relaunches!

    Los Angeles, Calif.: One of the Internet's leading guitar destinations, AllAxess.com, is proud to launch its new official site (www.allaxess.com). The expanded hub features a sleek and slick aesthetic update as well as a dramatic platform overhaul, making for an improved and inimitable user experience. Amidst the home page features, the site now includes two recently announced sections, "AxU" and

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Plug-In

  • Stone Trigger

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  • Triangle Green

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  • Red Earth

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