John Petrucci On New Dream Theater Album: “All vocals Are Done”

Dream Theater guitarist John Petrucci has reported that the band is nearing completion of their follow-up album to 2011’s ‘A Dramatic Turn Of Events.’   Petrucci updated fans on the album’s progress with the following Facebook posts:   “Just finished my final lyric for the new DT album. I start solos in about a week. … Read more John Petrucci On New Dream Theater Album: “All vocals Are Done”

12 Year Old Guitar Prodigy Covers Guthrie Govan’s ‘Fives’

Twelve year old guitar prodigy Michael Hermes has premiered his cover of ‘Fives’ by Guthrie Govan. It can be heard in the video below.   Hermes is a highly talented multi-instrumentalist, who lives in Oregon and is a student at the Portland School of Rock.   In a recent interview with Oregon Music News, Hermes … Read more 12 Year Old Guitar Prodigy Covers Guthrie Govan’s ‘Fives’

Thomas Youndblood On New Kamelot Vocalist: “He Is Absolutely Amazing”

Loud magazine sat down with Kamelot guitarist Thomas Youngblood during the band’s recent Australian tour and asked him how the structure of the band has changed with Tommy Karevik on vocals and how worldwide audiences have received him. A couple of excerpts from the chat can be found below.   Youngblood said that Karevik’s vocal … Read more Thomas Youndblood On New Kamelot Vocalist: “He Is Absolutely Amazing”

Axl Rose Pre-GN’R Recordings Surface Online

Kevin Lawrence, the former guitarist of Guns N’ Roses frontman Axl Rose’s first professional band Rapidfire, has announced the impending release of the groups never-before-heard EP ‘Ready To Rumble.’ A teaser video can be found below.   The EP will feature five tracks, which were recorded with Axl thirty years ago, in May of 1983. … Read more Axl Rose Pre-GN’R Recordings Surface Online

Andreas Kisser Issues Update On New Sepultura Album

Sepultura guitarist Andreas Kisser has issued an update on the band’s forthcoming album. It can be read below.   In a statement published on the official Sepultura website, Kisser said the band would begin recording the album next month: “…we will be in Los Angeles recording the new stuff with Ross Robinson and Steve Evetts … Read more Andreas Kisser Issues Update On New Sepultura Album

Jason Newsted & Dave Mustaine To Perform Metallica Song On Gigantour?

Former Metallica bassist Jason Newsted has hinted that he and Megadeth frontman and original Metallica guitarist Dave Mustaine may perform a classic Metallica song on the forthcoming Gigantour.   In a recent interview with Skulls N Bones, Newsted revealed, “there is a chance” that he and Mustaine, who was never in the band at the … Read more Jason Newsted & Dave Mustaine To Perform Metallica Song On Gigantour?

Richie Faulkner On New Judas Priest Album: “It Is All Written”

Guitarist Richie Faulkner has recalled what it was like to first join Judas Priest and issued an update on the band’s forthcoming album in a recent interview with Guitar World. A couple of excerpts from the chat can be found below.   Faulkner acknowledged that when he replaced Judas Priest founding guitarist K.K. Dowling in … Read more Richie Faulkner On New Judas Priest Album: “It Is All Written”

Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: “It’s Not Going To Go”

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi has revealed there is a high chance he will never be completely cancer-free.   Speaking with Guitar World, the iconic guitarist said that although he had thought the lymphoma that was discovered in early 2012 was gone, his doctor informed him otherwise: “When I’d finished the chemo and the radiotherapy, … Read more Tony Iommi’s Cancer Diagnosis: “It’s Not Going To Go”

Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton On New Album/Vocalist

Metalholic.com recently sat down with Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton to discuss the band’s forthcoming album with vocalist Todd La Torre and how he thinks fans will respond to it. The full interview can be heard below.   Wilton said that the self-titled album from the La Torre-fronted version of Queensrÿche would not disappoint: “It’s a … Read more Queensrÿche guitarist Michael Wilton On New Album/Vocalist