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Author Archives: Eddie Jorgensen

Interview: Uli Jon Roth talks touring, Sky guitars, Scorpions

Posted by on March 10, 2016

Ex-Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth left the band just before the band exploded and became an active rock hit machine. While the band quickly escalated up the Billboard charts, Roth found himself with legions of fans who still love his early output yet, thankfully, want to hear his newer solo stuff. Although not touring to support […]

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Interview: Helloween’s Markus Grosskopf talks tour, albums

Posted by on March 1, 2016

German speed / power metal legends Helloween are coming to the US and are touring in support of their My God-Given Right (2015) release on Nuclear Blast Records. They’re only playing a handful of shows (see below) so catch them when and where possible. Metal Insider caught up with founding member and bassist Markus Grosskopf while in Kosice,Slovakia […]

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Review/Photos: Metallica electrify San Francisco The Night Before

Posted by on February 8, 2016

Although point of origin shouldn’t be an issue, Metallica originally hailed from Los Angeles and during their formative years made many trips to the Bay Area before eventually moving there. So much so, in fact, that today native San Franciscans and newbies alike still claim them as their own. Today, few can argue that Metallica’s early […]

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Exodus to play rarities while on tour with King Diamond

Posted by on November 6, 2015

Tired or hearing the same songs from touring legacy thrash bands year after year? If so, Exodus plan to remedy that problem on their current tour with King Diamond. Fans of Paul Baloff-era material will be happy to know they’re playing older fare like “Exodus,” “Bonded by Blood” and the speed metal classic “Strike of […]

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Enslaved are psyched to tour US again

Posted by on November 6, 2015

It’s hard to believe that Enslaved have been around for 13 albums now, but that’s exactly what In Times, released earlier this year, is. And in addition to being well-received by fans and critics, the album also finds the band more popular then ever, with the album having debuted at #105 when it came out in […]

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Satriani headed on tour in 2016

Posted by on October 30, 2015

It’s time to break out the air guitars. Guitarist Joe Satriani is back and touring with a band that includes Marco Minneman (drums),Bryan Beller (bass) and Mike Keneally on keys & guitar. His 45-show tour is appropriately dubbed “30 Years of Mind-Bending Guitar Daredevilry” and will take him from Southern California well into Canada. Expect to hear […]

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Trans-Siberian Orchestra album and tour

Posted by on October 30, 2015

It’s getting close to Christmas time and we all know what that means: Trans-Siberian Orchestra will be making the rounds in arenas across the United States. Additionally, the group will be releasing yet another fine collection of new music titled Letters From The Labyrinth on November 13th. Unlike previous TSO records, this is the first release not […]

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Ghost Ship Octavius (God Forbid, Nevermore, Queensryche) to make live debut

Posted by on October 30, 2015

If you were one of the many fans who helped crowd fund Ghost Ship Octavius’ self-titled EP a few years back, we have great news for you. After a seemingly never-ending wait, the group will finally play out live. And while the tour routing may be all-too-brief at the moment, rest assured there will be […]

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