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Rock Report: Stone Sour Kicks Off Avalanche Tour, 311 Announce Summer Tour, Foo Fighters Documentary Coming To Theaters

The first-ever Avalanche Tour featuring hard rock bands Stone Sour, Theory of a Deadman, Skillet, Halestorm and Art of Dying kicks off Friday, March 25, in Milwaukee. Plus, grunge band the Foo Fighters are releasing their new documentary nationwide, and alternative guys 311 are launching a summer tour with Sublime with Rome.
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Posted 24 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Metal, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

A Perfect Circle Guitarist Has Plans to Rekindle Ashes Divide

Big thanks to A Perfect Circle guitarist Billy Howerdel for stopping by to talk about the hard rock band’s gig at Rock on the Range this May. Blabbermouth.net, the “CNN of heavy metal and hard rock,” picked up the interview. Rise Against guitarist Zach Blair also made an appearance, and you can read the interview via Gibson Guitar.
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Posted 24 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Metal, Music, Podcasts, Rock, Show Blog | 0 Comments

Interview [Podcast]: A Perfect Circle

Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel-fronted hard rock band A Perfect Circle has unveiled a full list of summer tour dates, including gigs at Toronto’s Edgefest, Colorado’s Red Rocks and more. Howerdel says the group will be “playing some of the new songs,” on this tour, “so that’s always an exciting prospect.”
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Rock Report: Blink-182, The Strokes, Limp Bizkit

Alternative rock bands Blink-182 and Linkin Park are doing their part to get involved in efforts to help the victims of Japan’s recent earthquake and tsunami.
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Posted 16 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Metal, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Rock Recap: Alice Cooper, Black Stone Cherry, Arctic Monkeys

Shock rocker Alice Cooper gets inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on March 14, and Cooper recently told USA Today that the four surviving Alice Cooper members will perform at the induction ceremony. Rock guitarist Steve Hunter will play in place of the late Glen Buxton. Cooper also revealed new details on his upcoming, hard rock album.
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Posted 11 Mar 2011 | Alternative, Metal, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

Art of Dying Frontman Johnny Hetherington on Genesis of Band Name

Hard rock quintet Art of Dying are big in Canada, as they well should be – after all, that’s where they’re from. But thanks to a rough-and-tough, never-stop work ethic and a little luck (in the form of heavy metal group Disturbed taking the band under their wings), the guys are making a big dent in the U.S. mainstream rock contingent.
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Posted 10 Mar 2011 | First Listen, Metal, Music, Rock | 0 Comments

RED Guitarist Anthony Armstrong: ‘The Younger Generation is Struggling’

When it came time to record Nashville hard rock band RED’s new album, “Until We Have Faces,” the guys set out to craft tunes that were rhythmically complex and musically challenging, keeping their riffage loud and fast. Most important, they wanted the message behind the music to come through: “We’ve all had experiences in life, and we see the younger generation is struggling. This album is something to inspire them to break the mold,” guitarist Anthony Armstrong said.
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Posted 04 Mar 2011 | First Listen, Metal, Music, Rock | 1 Comment
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