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MIKE PORTNOY: 'I'm One Of The Hardest-Working Drummers In The World'

Rodney Holder of Australia's Music Business Facts recently conducted an interview with Mike Portnoy (DREAM THEATER, THE WINERY DOGS, AVENGED SEVENFOLD). You can now listen to the chat using the audio player below. A few excerpts follow (transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the current state of the music business: "Well, as you know, it's at its, probably, toughest point in the history of music. Record sales ...

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ACT OF DEFIANCE Feat. Ex-MEGADETH Members: Video Footage Of Brooklyn Concert

Fan-filmed video footage of ACT OF DEFIANCE, the band featuring former MEGADETH members Shawn Drover (drums) and Chris Broderick (guitar), alongside ex-SCAR THE MARTYR singer Henry Derek Bonner, and SHADOWS FALL's Matt Bachand (bass), performing on November 13 at Saint Vitus in Brooklyn, New York can be seen below. ACT OF DEFIANCE's debut album, "Birth And The Burial", was released on August 21 via Metal Bl ...

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MOTÖRHEAD Cancels Second Show Due To PHIL CAMPBELL Illness

MOTÖRHEAD has been forced to cancel the second consective concert — this time Saturday night (November 28) in Hamburg, Germany — after the band's guitarist, Phil Campbell, became ill and required hospitalization. Earlier today, the band tweeted: "Hamburg show is off today, rescheduled to December 9 at Sporthalle. See you all there. Thank you for all the well wishes for @MotorheadPhil." MOTÖRHEAD canceled se ...

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Tom Quayle, Dan Smith, Dave Brons: Twitch didn't work for me… so time to watch The Guitar Hour – 20/11/15 on YouTube

Hi guys - in this episode Tom is joined by Dan Smith and Dave Brons to talk about turning Obstacles into Opportunities. Dave plays 'Star' from his debut album, we hear Dan's new Western Swing album and talk about practice mindsets and organisation skills. -- Watch live at Guitar Hour - 20/11/15[youtube] ...

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Ben Higgins: City of Stone from The Engine Room by Ben Higgins – classy instrumental metal UK

Buy here place where the mechanical workings reside. A place to upload jams featuring my partners in crime, Andrea De Carolis & Martino Carletti. It's dark, it's loud, it's noisy. It's The Engine Room. Higgins: GuitarAndrea De Carolis: Drums Carletti: Bassmartinocarletti93@gmai ...

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Video: KAMELOT Performs In Cleveland

Fan-filmed video footage of KAMELOT's November 27 performance at the Agora theater in Cleveland, Ohio can be seen below. KAMELOT guitarist Thomas Youngblood recently told has finalized contractual plans for a new concert DVD. He said: "Now we have to figure out where we're gonna do it and whether it's gonna be part of a tour or it's gonna be a one-off concert, like we did before. That's all ...

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Rob Favotto: The Nine Planets EP – original progressive rock composition

Music by Rob Favotto ©. Guitars , keys , = Rob Favotto . Drums percussion = Jim Yannieh . Bass = Jamie Berry . Progressive guitar , new age ,ambient , healing sounds , epic atmospheric rock. by Rob Favotto ©Rob Favotto: The Nine Planets EP .[youtube] ...

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