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‘Spinal Tap’ bassist Derek Smalls to release debut studio album in April; hear title track

Posted by on January 17, 2018

Last summer it was unconfirmed when we heard Harry Shearer, the one who played Derek Smalls in This Is Spinal Tap was recording his debut solo album, Smalls Change. Those rumored details have finally been confirmed and bassist Small’s’ debut solo effort Smalls Change (Meditations Upon Ageing) will arrive on April 13th via Twanky Records/BMG. […]

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Joe Satriani streaming new song “Energy”

Posted by on September 27, 2017

Joe Satriani will be releasing his sixteenth solo album, What Happens Next, on January 12, 2018 via Sony/Legacy Recordings. The guitar legend teamed up with Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple/Black Sabbath) on bass and Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers) on drums. Today (27), we get to hear a taste of it with the new song […]

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Find out how much Children of Bodom, At The Drive-In, The Sword and more made on the road

Posted by on April 14, 2016

If you keep wondering how much your favorite bands make when they head out on the road, Billboard‘s Boxscore released their latest batch of earnings and attendance from many artists, and we’ve summarized them here for you. Let’s take a look at what the past few months have been for all the touring bands who […]

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Tenacious D, Deftones, Five Finger Death Punch among Guitar Hero TV top tunes

Posted by on January 7, 2016

Our weekly Metal by Numbers column takes a look at record sales, which if you think about it, probably isn’t the most complete way to find out what’s on people’s radar. Record sales still matter, but considering that the industry is moving towards streaming, it’s only one piece of the pie. Video games are another […]

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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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Joe Satriani announce 2016 tour “Surfing to Shockwave”

Posted by on September 21, 2015

There are few guitarists with a career as comprehensive and extensive as Joe Satriani’s, and he plans to show it all off in his just announced 2016 tour. The tour, titled Surfing to Shockwave, is an interesting moniker as it refers to him playing songs from everything between his albums Surfing with the Alien to […]

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Metal By Numbers 8/4: Lamb of God sturm the charts

Posted by on August 4, 2015

There aren’t too many bonafide metal bands you can depend on to make a bloody splash on the , but for the past decade or so Lamb of God have proven over and over again that they are indeed one of those bands. And it’s only fitting that the highly anticipated album should be accompanied […]

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Joe Satriani unleashes a Shockwave Supernova

Posted by on July 14, 2015

The latest solo album from influential guitarist Joe Satriani will be coming out next Friday, July 24th. Titled Shockwave Supernova, this will be Satriani’s 15th solo album, recorded at Skywalker Sound in Lucas Valley, CA and finished in late 2014. You can listen to the title track below, and hear why Satriani regards his backing band so highly. Joining him on […]

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James Hetfield jams some Adele with his daughter

Posted by on May 17, 2015

Metallica frontman James Hetfield refers to himself as “Papa Het” on Instagram. He actually is a proud father of three children, and this past Friday (15), he got to showcase the vocal talents of one of them, his daughter Cali, and the Acoustic-4-a-Cure benefit concert in San Francisco. The father/daughter duo performed Adele’s “Crazy For […]

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James Hetfield, Joe Satriani and Billy Joe Armstrong walk into a benefit concert…

Posted by on May 16, 2014

We already knew that Metallica could play acoustically, in fact, they did it earlier this week. But yesterday, frontman James Hetfield did it solo, enlisting a few friends for the final song. At San Francisco’s Fillmore for the “Acoustic-4-A-Cure” benefit, he came out for a four song set, opening with the band’s own “Nothing Else […]

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