Tag Archives: Steve Vai

Metallica, Maiden Among Those On Deep Purple Tribute Album

Posted by on July 23, 2012

Back in April, we discovered that Metallica would not only participate in a tribute compilation for Ronnie James Dio, but also contribute to a Deep Purple anniversary album. Finally, some details as well as a release date for the tribute which celebrates the 40th anniversary of the Machine Head album have been announced. The title […]

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Thoughts On Van Halen’s ‘A Different Kind Of Truth’

Posted by on February 7, 2012

Yesterday, Metal Insider sponsored the New York listening party for Van Halen’s 12th studio album, A Different Kind of Truth. The album, which comes out today, was literally years in the making. The first full VH album with original vocalist David Lee Roth back in the driver’s seat in 28 years, the album came pre-loaded with […]

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Judas Priest Get A Little Help From Some Famous Friends For New Hits Package

Posted by on September 13, 2011

While we love Judas Priest, normally we wouldn’t get too excited over another greatest hits package from the metal gods. They’ve already officially released five compilation albums or packages since 1993. So what makes their sixth compilation The Chosen Few so special? Well this time around, the hits are chosen (see what they did there?) […]

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Alice Cooper Taps New Guitarist, Announces ‘Tonight Show’ Appearance

Posted by on September 1, 2011

Alice Cooper has announced the addition of guitarist Orianthi (who has previously worked with Steve Vai and Michael Jackson) to his touring band. Cooper has also been confirmed to appear on NBC’s The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Friday, September 9.

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Well We Now Know Who Is NOT The New Dream Theater Drummer

Posted by on April 22, 2011

If you watched Dream Theater’s cock tease trailer yesterday, then you would have noticed that drummer Marco Minnemann was among the seven drummers spotted in it. While he was one of the early rumored names to be Mike Portnoy’s replacement, Blabbermouth revealed that Minnemann was indeed not the new drummer back in January. But if […]

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Best Video Ever Of The Week: Nigel Tufnel Thinks Steve Vai “Knows Too Much”

Posted by on February 22, 2011

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kjb5rCI0c8s[/youtube] On March 3, guitar virtuoso Steve Vai and Berkleemusic (Berklee College Of Music’s Online Continuing Education Division) will attempt to set the Guinness World Record for the largest online guitar lesson. Fans from all over the world can watch the live webcast online (partnered with Livestream) and learn tips, techniques and skills from groundbreaking […]

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Roadrunner’s New Signing Is Pretty Heavy

Posted by on March 11, 2010

Roadrunner imprint Loud and Proud have been on a signing frenzy lately, with everyone from Lynyrd Skynyrd to Ratt joining the label. Now Loud and Proud is proud (see what we did there?) to announce that Meat Loaf has joined their roster. The singer/actor will unleash his new album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear on May […]

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Blu-ray Taking Over? HD Format Outsells DVD Counterparts At Amazon

Posted by on December 2, 2009

The Blu-ray video format has largely been relegated to audio and video-phile status for years, as it’s still being introduced to the mainstream markets, and at relatively high price points compared to the ubiquitous DVD format. We’ve been hearing this past Black Friday was a huge win for the format, as consumers cashed in on […]

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Maiden, Slipknot Clean Up At Golden Gods Awards

Posted by on June 16, 2009

While America is still getting used to the idea of a metal awards show following Revolver‘s foray into the Golden Gods earlier this year, the UK and Metal Hammer have been doing it for years. Their seventh annual event found Iron Maiden and Slipknot the big winners, each picking up a pair of awards. Iron Maiden won the biggest award […]

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