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FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH Guitarist Discusses On-Demand Tour Idea

FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH guitarist Jason Hook spoke to HMV.com about the band’s current Canadian tour for which the routing was determined by fan vote. Asked where the initial on-demand idea came from, Jason said: “We were all sitting around with the agents and managers trying to figure out how to route a tour. To some degree, it’s just guesswork knowing which cities will be most receptive to your show. At some point, it occurred to us to ask the public where they’d want us to play, therefore eliminating the guesswork. So we set up an online voting READ FULL ARTICLE

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SUICIDE SILENCE To Release New, Self-Titled Album In February

California deathcore masters SUICIDE SILENCE will release their new, self-titled album in February 2017 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. The CD was produced by Ross Robinson, who has previously worked with KORN, SLIPKNOT, LIMP BIZKIT and SEPULTURA, among others.

In a recent interview with Wall Of Sound, SUICIDE SILENCE guitarist Mark Heylmun elaborated on his previous comment that the band’s upcoming album would not be what people expect.

“Well, pretty much what I meant by ‘people won’t expect what it is’ was that people won’t expect the ‘punk rock’ attitude that we gave toward this record,” he said. “It’s the READ FULL ARTICLE

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Plays Intimate Houston Concert Following HOUSTON OPEN AIR Cancelation

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Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents were reluctantly forced to cancel the second day of the Houston Open Air festival at NRG Park in Houston on Sunday, September 25 due to dangerous storm systems in the area. On the advice of Weather Decision Technologies, some of the top meteorologists in the country, the promoters called off the event soon after the show began.

Festival headliners AVENGED SEVENFOLD, firm believers in the old adage “the show must go on,” refused to bow to Mother Nature. They posted a “Houston Standby” message on their Instagram page and immediately began working to arrange a performance READ FULL ARTICLE

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SOUNDGARDEN Has ‘Rough Demos Of A Dozen Or So Songs’ For Next Studio Album, Says KIM THAYIL

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SOUNDGARDEN guitarist Kim Thayil says that the band has “rough demos of a dozen or so songs” for the follow-up to 2012’s comeback album, “King Animal”. The group started work on a new record last year, but took a break while frontman Chris Cornell toured last fall and earlier this year in support of his latest solo effort, “Higher Truth”.

Speaking to “Whiplash”, the KLOS radio show hosted by Full Metal Jackie, Thayil said about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the next SOUNDGARDEN record (hear audio below): “Right now, there are some other projects that are taking up bandmembers’ READ FULL ARTICLE

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AVENGED SEVENFOLD Plays Intimate Houston Concert Following HOUSTON OPEN AIR Cancelation

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Festival producers Danny Wimmer Presents were reluctantly forced to cancel the second day of the Houston Open Air festival at NRG Park in Houston on Sunday, September 25 due to dangerous storm systems in the area. On the advice of Weather Decision Technologies, some of the top meteorologists in the country, the promoters called off the event soon after the show began.

Festival headliners AVENGED SEVENFOLD, firm believers in the old adage “the show must go on,” refused to bow to Mother Nature. They posted a “Houston Standby” message on their Instagram page and immediately began working to arrange a performance READ FULL ARTICLE

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KORN, HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES, SAMMY HAGAR To Perform At ‘Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding’

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KORN and HOLLYWOOD VAMPIRES will perform at the 15th annual Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding, set to take place Saturday, December 3 at the Celebrity Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Also scheduled to appear are GIN BLOSSOMS, Sammy Hagar, Las Vegas illusionist and magician Murray SawChuck and the winners of this year’s Proof Is In The Pudding musical talent search.

Tickets are $120-$225, with VIP tickets starting at $650. They go on sale on Friday, September 30 at 10 a.m.

Proceeds from the event will once again benefit Cooper‘s Solid Rock Teen Center, whose mission is to “allow teens to build confidence and discover READ FULL ARTICLE

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ZAKK WYLDE Set For 2017 ‘Experience Hendrix Tour’

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Lauded by critics and fans alike, the multi-artist Experience Hendrix Tour is set to return in 2017 to celebrate the music of Jimi Hendrix, long hailed as the genre’s greatest innovator. This latest edition of the annual tour will be the most ambitious one to date, encompassing 29 performance dates in February and March, including a special engagement in Seattle, Hendrix‘s hometown, at the city’s historic Paramount Theater.

Now in its second decade, the tour celebrates the musical genius of Jimi Hendrix by bringing together a diverse array of phenomenal musicians, ranging from blues legend Buddy Guy to BLACK LABEL READ FULL ARTICLE

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