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Heavy Metal And Hard Rock News

  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 20, 2017 | 04:08 am

    According to Zillow, MEGADETH leader Dave Mustaine has dropped another $700,000 from the asking price of his Fallbrook, California estate.Mustaine put his house on the market in October 2015 for $5.375 million — more than five times what he paid for it three years earlier — but that price came down in June 2016 by almost a million and a half a million to$3.895 million. The property now sits at an even lower price of $3.195 million.Mustaine and his family moved to Nashville in October 2014 after living in Fallbrook for a couple of years.Speaking to, Mustaine stated about his California house: "Property like that, it's hidden, it's a bit off the beaten path, and we're not in a hurry to sell it. We want the right buyer too. We're obviously still quite attached to it. When we got it, it was abandoned, so we've completely restored it from the ground up. I mean, it has a vineyard on it, and that alone is worth the price of admission… It has a sort of 'Lord Of The Rings'… well, actually, no... more like 'The Hobbit' feel to it, with the thatched roof and everything."On the topic of his move to Nashville, Mustaine said: "I've lived there four times before, because we did records there. So I've lived there for several months at a time… I want [my daughter] Electra to pursue her [country music] dreams. I can do my job anywhere, really… It's good for me, because my daughter is happy, and I think, if you love your children, you'll always want to protect and provide for them. And, like I said, I can pretty much do my job anywhere."According to the Los Angeles Times, Mustaine's 9.5-acre country English-style home in the northern San Diego community was built in 1990 and includes vineyards, pastureland and a pond.The 5,345 square feet of living space includes a paneled media room/den, a bar, an office, a gym, five bedrooms, five full bathrooms and two powder rooms. There is also a state-of-the-art sound and recording studio, a control room, a reception room and a producer's boarding room.Public records published by indicate the home was last sold in December 2012 for $995,000.You can take a virtual tour of the estateat this location.Check out photos of the property at Los Angeles Times.

  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 19, 2017 | 23:46 pm

    Robert Cavuoto of Myglobalmind recently conducted an interview with DEF LEPPARD guitarist Phil Collen. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.Myglobalmind: So many rock bands have faded into history or retired, you're still one of the most beloved rock bands who still tour steadily. What's your secret?Collen: "We really love what we do and believe in what we do. I think that is the main thing. We believe in the band as a whole and it's more important than anything else. You have to maintain that and it takes a lot of hard work. With other bands, after a few years, it becomes a chore. Many musicians are flakey and elitist and it doesn't help. We see it as a blessing and proud of what we do — to just keep pushing the boat out."Myglobalmind: I follow the band on Facebook and Twitter and see there is a lot of idol worship from your legion of fans. What do you make of that and when do you consider it to be too much?Collen: "It reveals itself when it gets into your personal space and people start taking liberties. That's when it becomes weird and 'stalkery.' I've seen it happen to females with people showing up to their door or climbing over walls. It's really full-on creepy. It's little different because we are grown men, but we have been doing this for years, so we are over it. When you see it coming, you just cope with it. I don't let it freak me out. We have all been fans of someone out there. I was just in Japan and got to play with Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. Jimmy was giving me insight on how to play a part on guitar. It was so phenomenal, I was such a fanboy! I was trying to keep it in check and playing it really cool on the outside, but on the inside I was, like, 'Wow!' [Laughs] There a bit of respect and experience that supersedes a lot of things like that. If that can happen to me, then I can accept someone might be a fanboy around me. Sometimes it's okay, and other times it clearly isn't, like when its gets to the stalking point."Read the entire interview at Myglobalmind.

  • BLABBERMOUTH.NET Jan 19, 2017 | 22:13 pm

    KENNY G's Son Is A Heavy Metal Guitar Shredder In THE MANTLE THE MANTLE, the New York-based progressive metal band featuring Max Gorelick — the son of smooth-jazz saxophonist Kenny G — has just released its self-titled debut album via Bandcamp.Instrumental music must do more than simply entertain — it must engage, captivate, and inspire. THE MANTLE is fully aware of this necessity. While Kenny G might not be regarded as the patron saint of heavy metal, he is the patron saint of writing instrumental music with an expressive capacity that far exceeds most vocal-driven acts (not to mention that he is the best-selling instrumental act of modern time). Kenny's son Max, along with fellow guitarist and songwriting partner Jake Miller, has discovered that the spirit of his music translates incredibly well to the realm of progressive metal. Human qualities like soulfulness, delicacy, and emotion that heavy metal often lacks are seamlessly woven into THE MANTLE's music, and, when paired with the band's unmatched technical prowess and songwriting expertise, culminate in a remarkably well-defined and promising debut album.As the band puts it, THE MANTLE can be interpreted as something that frames the intensity and chaos of the world. It does so both aesthetically (like a mantelpiece) and structurally (like the earth's molten inner layer). But the mantle (the earth's layer) is chaotic and unpredictable; it's constantly changing states, liquefying and hardening, so its form is never truly defined. Similarly, music theory (the mantelpiece) tempers chaos, but doesn't completely negate it, and the fundamental nature of good music is to use music theory to properly frame that chaos.THE MANTLE's awareness of this dichotomy allows the band to develop unparalleled concision and cohesion throughout its self-titled debut. THE MANTLE blends the vibrancy and technicality of ANIMALS AS LEADERS with the expressibility of PLINI and the organizational mastery of DREAM THEATER. Heavy polyrhythmic grooves are tied together with imaginative, ornamented riffs and meticulous percussion. Each song is powered, but not dominated by, mind-boggling lead guitar work and chaotic-yet-logical melodic interplay. The unpredictable songwriting keeps listeners guessing with its constant ebb and flow; it's dense and rocky but surges like liquid. And THE MANTLE even includes subtle nods to myriad forms of both jazz and extreme metal in its slyness and understated savagery.Far more than shred for shred's sake, THE MANTLE ensures that every hook is memorable and that each song will resonate long after the album fades out. THE MANTLE generates its own narrative power; no lyrics needed. From the searing dissonances slipped under major melodies to the crushing heaviness of the epic 12-minute closer "A Sense Of Scale", THE MANTLE will surely establish Gorelick and the band as some of the premier songwriters of their era — within progressive and instrumental metal, without a doubt, but also across modern music at large.Gorelick first got some attention for his guitar chops in 2012, when MEGADETH shared a video of him playing a solo, adding, "His dad may live in your elevator, but Kenny G's kid shreds!"


AOR Melodic Rock News

  • News Feed Jan 20, 2017 | 06:54 am

    New Band BRIGADE Features Veteran Performers McAuley, Leese & Kottak

    Los Angeles, CA – Prominent musicians Howard Leese, guitar (Heart, BadCo, Rock Vault, Rock-n-Roll Hall of Fame Inductee), Robin McAuley, vocalist (MSG, Survivor, Rock Vault), James Kottak, drums (The Scorpions, Kingdom Come, Montrose) and Jason Boyleston, bass (Paul Rodgers band, Starship w/Mickey Thomas, guitar, Rock Vault, guitar) announced the formation of Brigade, a new Los Angeles based rock band.
    Brigade is scheduled to perform their first gig at the Ronnie Montrose Tribute Concert on Saturday, January 21, 2017, 7pm, Yost Theater, Santa Ana, CA. This tribute show, organized by former Montrose frontman Keith St. John, is part of the weekend of live entertainment during the annual NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) convention in Anaheim, CA.

  • News Feed Jan 20, 2017 | 03:23 am

    Pre-Order SHOTGUN SYMPHONY 'The Last Symphony'

    MelodicRock Records is pleased to announce a partnership with the fantastic East Coast melodic rock favourites SHOTGUN SYMPHONY for a complete overhaul of their discography in one special, limited edition package released March 1.
    SHOTGUN SYMPHONYThe Last Symphony is a 4-Disc set housed in two double jewel cases, with each one individually sealed, with a special slipcase that both discs go into. It was designed especially for this occasion.
    Featured on the discs will be the albums Shotgun Symphony, On the Line of Fire and Sea of Desire all re-mastered from the original tapes!

  • News Feed Jan 20, 2017 | 02:53 am

    R.I.P HOWARD KAUFMAN (Manager to Def Leppard/Chicago/Aerosmith)

    The H.K. Management roster included Aerosmith, Stevie Nicks, Jimmy Buffett, Chicago, Lenny Kravitz and Def Leppard.
    Howard Kaufman, a frequent collaborator of Irving Azoff's and an influential artist manager whose clients have included some of the biggest names in rock n' roll, has died, Billboard has confirmed. He was 79. The cause of death is as yet unknown.