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MIKE PORTNOY Looks Back On His Exit From DREAM THEATER: 'I Needed A Break From Those Guys'

Mike Portnoy spoke about his decision to leave DREAM THEATER during an appearance on the latest episode of "Drinks With Johnny", the Internet TV show hosted by AVENGED SEVENFOLD bassist Johnny Christ. Following the passing of AVENGED SEVENFOLD's founding member Jimmy "The Rev" Sullivan in 2009, the band recruited his favorite drummer, Portnoy, to record ...

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CHRIS IMPELLITTERI Slams 'Larger Metal Sites' For Not Promoting His Latest Video: 'They Either Hate Us Or We Do Not Conform To Their Standards'

**UPDATE** Chris Impellitteri has made a new Instagram post saying that the Impellitteri Twitter account calling out BLABBERMOUTH.NET directly for not covering his band's latest video was fake (and it has since apparently been deleted). However, he did stand by the rest of the original message on the aforementioned Twitter account as it relates to ...

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TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA's 2019 'Christmas Eve And Other Stories' Tour: BLABBERMOUTH.NET Presale Available

TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA (TSO), the multi-platinum, critically-acclaimed progressive rock group, today announced its highly anticipated winter tour 2019. Returning with all-new staging and effects is the unforgettable show that started it all, "Christmas Eve And Other Stories". TSO's show that started small, performed to 12,000 people in five cities in 1999, which then exploded on to ...

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SACRED REICH's PHIL RIND: 'We're Not Going To Stop Saying What We Believe In Because We're Afraid Of Losing Some Sales'

SACRED REICH bassist/vocalist Phil Rind recently spoke with Chuck Marshall of Metal Wani. The full conversation can be streamed below. A few excerpts follow (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET). On the recording sessions for the group's new album, "Awakening": Phil: "It was really special. It took a long time to get to that point — getting ...

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STRYPER's MICHAEL SWEET Talks 'Social Media Wars'

STRYPER frontman Michael Sweet recently spoke to "The Herman Show" about the lyrical inspiration for "One Sided War", the title track of his 2016 solo album. He said (hear audio below): "I've been writing songs lately based on the social media wars and words that are exchanged and how people are on social media. Everybody's ...

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LAST IN LINE Bassist Slams 'Medicare For All' Proposal, Says People Would Have To 'Wait Weeks To Get Even Basic Appointments'

Former OZZY OSBOURNE and current LAST IN LINE bassist Phil Soussan has slammed the "Medicare For All" proposal, arguing that moving to a single-payer system run by the government would result in people having "to wait weeks to get even basic appointments." Unlike the existing Affordable Care Act (ACA), more popularly called Obamacare, which helps ...

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ALICE COOPER + HALESTORM U.S. Tour: Special $10 Discount On Tickets For BLABBERMOUTH.NET Visitors

Live Nation is offering BLABBERMOUTH.NET visitors an exclusive discount on select stops during the upcoming ALICE COOPER / HALESTORM tour. For a limited time, through April 19, take advantage of a $10 discount for select tickets for the shows linked below. When prompted, enter the password "EIGHTEEN" to unlock the offer. Produced by Live Nation, ...

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DEE SNIDER Blasts 'Losers' Who Post Comments On BLABBERMOUTH.NET

Dee Snider says that he no longer looks at the BLABBERMOUTH.NET comment section because people who post there do nothing but "assault" others and "attack everything." The TWISTED SISTER frontman weighed in on this web site's commenters while addressing the issue of online trolling during the latest episode of his "I Wanna Talk" podcast. Insisting ...

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Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING: Given The Choice, ROB, IAN And SCOTT Would Have Considered Bringing Me Back

Former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing says that Rob Halford, Ian Hill and Scott Travis would "certainly" have "entertained the idea" of having him return to the band if there wasn't something preventing them from doing so. K.K. announced his retirement from PRIEST in April 2011. He has since been replaced by Richie Faulkner, who ...

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