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Watch SONS OF APOLLO Perform DREAM THEATER’s ‘Lines In The Sand’

SONS OF APOLLO, the "supergroup" featuring former DREAM THEATER members Mike Portnoy and Derek Sherinian alongside Ron "Bumblefoot" Thal (ex-GUNS N' ROSES), Billy Sheehan (THE WINERY DOGS, MR. BIG, DAVID LEE ROTH) and Jeff Scott Soto (ex-JOURNEY, YNGWI...

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DISTURBED Re-Teams With Producer KEVIN CHURKO

DISTURBED has confirmed that it has returned to The Hideout Recording Studio in Las Vegas, Nevada with producer Kevin Churko to record its first new music since 2015's "Immortalized" album. Prior to the arrival of "Immortalized", DISTURBED had been on...

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New Lineup Of EXHORDER Performs In New York (Video)

The new lineup of the legendary American thrash metal band EXHORDER made its official live debut last night (Friday, February 9) at the St. Vitus Bar in Brooklyn, New York. Fan-filmed video footage can be seen below (courtesy of Chucky Browns Hood TV)....

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NIGHTWISH’s TUOMAS HOLOPAINEN Has Written Six Songs For Band’s Next Album; 2020 Release Date Expected

Tuomas Holopainen says that he has written six new songs for NIGHTWISH's next studio album, marking the first material he has composed for the band in four years. After NIGHTWISH completed a world tour in support of its latest album, 2015's "Endless F...

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JOHN 5 To Be Joined By ACE FREHLEY At Whisky A Go Go Concert

Former MARILYN MANSON and current ROB ZOMBIE guitarist John 5 will be joined by Ace Frehley (KISS) during his April 6 concert at the Whisky A Go Go in West Hollywood, California. As previously reported, also scheduled to appear at the show are Nikki Si...

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POP EVIL Vocalist ‘Couldn’t Be Happier’ With Group’s New Self-Titled Album

Vocalist Leigh Kakaty of Michigan hard rockers POP EVIL was recently interviewed by France's Loud TV. The full conversation can be seen below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): On the group's new self-titled album: Leigh: "[...

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ZAKK WYLDE: ‘I Love Getting On Stage Every Night’

Guitarist Zakk Wylde (BLACK LABEL SOCIETY, OZZY OSBOURNE, ZAKK SABBATH) was recently interviewed by Mistress Carrie of the Boston radio station WAAF. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET...

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Former GUNS N’ ROSES Drummer STEVEN ADLER To Perform Entire ‘Appetite For Destruction’ Album On Upcoming Tour

According to Alex Grossi, QUIET RIOT guitarist and agent for the BTE Inc. (Bigg Time Entertainment) booking agency, former GUNS N' ROSES drummer Steven Adler has revived his ADLER'S APPETITE band and is planning to embark on a tour celebrating the 30th anniversary of GN'R's classic debut album, "Appetite For Destruction". He is expected to play the landmark LP in its entirety "plus other GN'R classics." In a February 2017 interview with the "One On One With Mitch Lafon" podcast, Adler said that he wasn't interested in making any more albums with his namesake band (ADLER), which released an acclaimed debut album, "Back From The Dead", in 2012. "Rock and roll doesn't sell," he said at the time. "Unless I get into a band that's already established, there's no point in doing it, dude. It's such a pain in the ass to fly all over the world, and you play little clubs or bars… Dude, I am so tired of driving up to the gig and going… I have pair of dice in my hand and I go, 'C'mon, seven. Let there be people here. C'mon!' I walk in and I go, 'Fuck! There's twenty people.' It's not the same. So unless I get in an established band, there's no point in doing it. There's no money. And my whole goal is to play for as many people as possible. Don't get me wrong — I love and appreciate playing for that one or ten or hundred people. I was thankful. But I wanna do it right." During a recent appearance on on "Mom, It's Not Devil Music!", Adler said that his "heart was so broken" after he was fired from GUNS N' ROSES that he just "wanted to die." Adler, who was kicked out of the group in 1990 over his drug use, spoke about his dismissal, saying: "One day you're on top of the world, and the next day you're a nobody." Adler said that, ironically, he was thrown out of the group while trying to kick his heroin habit. He recalled: "I didn't realize that if you're doing heroin and then you stop doing it, you get violently sick... it aches so bad and you just wanna die." He added, "Four days go by, and [GUNS guitarist] Slash called and said, 'Well, we're going in the studio to record 'Civil War'.'... So I go in at A&M Records to record, and I'm so weak and sick. And I did my best, but I had to play, like, 25 times. So they were getting frustrated. And I kept telling them, 'I'm sick.' And they kept saying, 'No, you're not. You're just fucked up.' And I said, 'I'm not fucked up. I'm sick.' And I got kicked out." Adler said that after he was fired, he "went from having a management, roadies, a band, agent, accountants — people all around me all the time — that I thought were my friends and had my back to literally, one day, I was all alone. I had nobody. I thought for sure I was gonna be one of those rock stars that, when they're 27, they OD and die." After being fired, Adler resolved to clean himself up, but admitted, "My heart was so broken that I couldn't even think about doing that. All I could think about was, 'I just wanna die.'" Adler published an autobiography in 2010, titled "My Appetite for Destruction: Sex, And Drugs, And Guns N' Roses", in which he delved into his depression, suicide attempts, drug-related heart attacks, and the debilitating stroke that left him with muscular paralysis and permanently slurred speech. Although not part of the reunion that launched in 2016, Adler rejoined GUNS N' ROSES at several shows on the band's "Not In This Lifetime" tour, including three stops on the U.S. leg and one gig in Buenos Aires, Argentina, playing drums on "Out Ta Get Me" and "My Michelle".

ADLER'S APPETITE is BACK...!

FOR ALL BOOKING - CONTACT EXCLUSIVE AGENT:

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— Alex Grossi (@AlexGrossi) February 6, 2018

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