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To celebrate Record Store Day 2015, legendary LED ZEPPELIN frontman Robert Plant will release a special 10-inch EP, titled “More Roar”, which collects three performances from his recent world tour to support “Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar”, Plant‘s new solo set with backing band SENSATIONAL SPACE SHIFTERS.

The release will be limited to 10,000 copies and include live versions of “Turn It Up” and “Arbaden” on side A, with a medley of “Poor Howard” and “Whole Lotta Love” on side B.

“More Roar” will be available at participating outlets on April 18. Visit the official Record Store Day link textweb site for more information.

“Lullaby And… The Ceaseless Roar” has earned the former LED ZEPPELIN frontman a Top 10 hit on The Billboard 200 album chart — and rose as high as No. 2 in the UK.

Although his still gargantuan ZEPPELIN fans base regularly chomps up all his new released and supports him on the road, he told USA Today he yearns for a different kind of thing. “There were Deadheads, and it was a good place to be,” he said. “[GRATEFUL DEAD] didn’t compromise. They weren’t Technicolor rock gods. They had such a huge following because they were coming from a place that, even though it was from an altered state, it was definitely real… That is what I want.”

Of his new music, which blends blues, rock, jazz, experimental and world music, he said: “It is appropriate for my time in life. If it were world music, we would be the least-successful world musicians because we desecrate. I like to think it is different — something completely without a name people would call it.”

He spoke about his earliest influences — which have informed his new music from ZEPPELIN up through today. “My preoccupation as a very young early teenager was a music form that I might have missed,” he said. “If I had missed it, I would never have sung. If I hadn’t heard the Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Johnson, Little Richard music, I wouldn’t have been drawn to music. Most of the music we [in England] were surrounded by was slush, without any commitment. I was born again and saved and reincarnated by American music.”

Although the world seems to look back when discussing Robert Plant, he explains that the only was for him to continue on as an artist is to look ahead. “The thing is, that you have to go and strike out again and you have to create a currency that’s based on the real reality of now,” he said. “Each ‘now’ is a ‘now.’ It’s not a ‘gone,’ it’s not a ‘will be,’ it’s not a ‘was,’ or a ‘shall,’ it’s a ‘now’ and an ‘am.’ and that’s really, what I think, it’s all about.”


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King Of The Monsters has declared the impending release of a massive triple-LP box set sealing within it the entire recorded discography from Phoenix, Arizona hardcore outfit Unruh. This set comes in conjunction with the band’s recent twenty-year reunion and will drop March 10th, 2015.

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Original KORN drummer David Silveria sued his former bandmates late last month, claiming that his 2006 exit from the group was merely a hiatus and that he was rebuffed when he tried to return to the band in 2013. Silveria says he still has ownership interest in KORN and is asking a judge to force the band to reveal how much money they’ve made since he left so that he can get his rightful share.

Silveria is said to be especially upset over the fact that KORN welcomed back guitarist Brian “Head” Welch two years ago but wouldn’t do the same for him. Welch left the group in 2005 and continued as a solo artist before rejoining in 2013.

Silveria‘s complaint, which was filed on February 26 in the Superior Court Of The State Of California, reads in part: “Shortly after recording the band’s debut album, [James] Schaffer [guitar], [Reggie] Arvizu [bass], Silveria, [Jonathan] Davis [vocals] and Welch formalized the Korn Partnership, by entering into The Korn Partnership agreement dated July 5, 1994. The purpose of the Korn Partnership was to engage in the entertainment, amusement, music, recording and publishing industries, including without limitation, recording commercial records, performing personal appearances in all media and on the live stage, exploiting and merchandising the name and likeness of the partners, the KORN band, and assets owned by the Korn Partnership.

“In or around December 2006, Silveria informed his business partners and the remaining band members that he would be taking a temporary hiatus from the band. Despite Silveria‘s temporary hiatus as KORN‘s drummer, Silveria always intended on returning to the band, and under no circumstances did Silveria ever relinquish or abandon his ownership interest in the Korn Partnership, which entitled him to his percentage interest in profits derived partnership assets.

“In or around the summer of 2013, primed and ready to make music once again, Silveria personally reached out to Schaffer, Arvizu, Davis and Welch, through via video message, expressing his desire to return to the band in order to reunite all founding members of KORN, and to set aside any old grudges that may have existed in the past.

“Despite Silveria‘s impassioned plea, the KORN band members, through their band manager Peter Katsis, informed Silveria that while they appreciated his gesture, they would not allow him to return to the band. Upon receipt of this disappointing news, Silveria then turned to KORN fans to assist with pleading with the band to allow Silveria to return as KORN‘s drummer. However, to no avail, KORN‘s band members were steadfast in their refusal to allow Silveria to return.

Silveria was extremely disappointed that his business partners and former band mates would refuse to allow him to return to a band that he helped build, even though a few months prior the band allowed Welch to return. Silveria‘s disappointment was exacerbated by the fact that despite personally reaching out to each of his former band mates, he received the news of the band’s decision through Katsis.”

Silveria told Rolling Stone magazine in December that he felt it was “wrong” for KORN to play its self-titled debut album without him on its current tour, saying that he had “just as much of a creative input as any of (the other) guys while writing and making (the) record.”

KORN has been celebrating the 20th anniversary of its first CD by performing the record in its entirety at select gigs.

After his departure from KORN, Silveria retired to Huntington Beach, California and opened a restaurant.

KORN singer Jonathan Davis told The Pulse Of Radio that he believed Silveria had lost his passion for playing music, saying, “The first two albums, I think, he really enjoyed playing drums and then after that he just lost his love for playing drums. It happens.”

Silveria told fans in 2013 that KORN was not the same since he left, saying, “Until they have the real ‘funky drummer’ it’s just not gonna groove the way it could. I’ve made it clear that I would come back and restore the groove.”

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Drummer Mike Mangini of progressive metal giants DREAM THEATER has uploaded a four-minute video clip of a three-layer polyrhythm drum practice pattern.

He writes: “This non-groove, totally robotic drumming oriented drum video filmed on an e-Pro and Gen16 electronic kit. You can only hear the pads.

“The clip is made to support the Facebook posting about what I was practicing with regard to the body wiring type of drumming I do as part of my whole growth path and to be able to focus my mind and play with more swing with simple drumming patterns while not having to count three things.”

He continues: “Executing two long patterns at once is 12 zillion times harder than doing something like 7 and 5 at the same time. I am doing 19 and 17 AND putting them in mental base times other than those two.

“The purpose of this is to make less difficult playing allow me to use my brain for creativity rather than using it to keep track of three things plus all the limb coordination challenges. It also helps play just a single pattern with much more feel and control as opposed to the robotic feel of these types of patterns. I get the whole drumming spectrum from suffering through practices that teach this stuff.”

Asked if there was anything he wished DREAM THEATER had done differently in the way they went about finding a replacement for original DREAM THEATER drummer Mike Portnoy in 2010, DREAM THEATER guitarist John Petrucci told “The Classic Metal Show”: “There’s not many situations in life where you can say you wouldn’t have done anything differently, but this is one of ‘em. I think, looking back, I wouldn’t have done anything differently.”

He continued: “Mike Mangini really helped us to get through a major bandmember change, and in a way, that was probably as smooth as any bandmember change could have gone. The way that he came in, his personality, his skills as a drummer, his background, his history… it clicked to the point where it was, like, if we would have met Mike [Mangini] twenty years ago, we would have been playing with this guy. If I would have grown up with him, I would have been friends with him jamming. And that’s rare. It’s rare to do that one time around.”

Petrucci added: “You know so many musicians in bands that are having trouble finding people to play with, and who click, and so the fact that this happened with Mike [Mangini], it’s really just amazing to us. And since he’s been in the band, we’ve done two albums, two world tours and, thankfully, have had a lot of success with it, and a lot of support from our fans through all of it. And, again, I wouldn’t have done anything differently. It’s really amazing.”

DREAM THEATER‘s latest, self-titled album sold around 34,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release to debut at position No. 7 on The Billboard 200 chart. The CD arrived in stores on September 24, 2013 via Roadrunner.

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Entertainment: Watch zombie Ian getting a spike in his mellon.

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A few months ago, ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian was lucky enough to film an episode of AMC‘s zombie apocalypse drama “The Walking Dead” as a flesh-eating walker, and that episode finally aired this past Sunday, March 1. Ian‘s gruesome-looking walker was only on screen briefly before one of the main characters, Carl Grimes, impaled him with a metal pole, ensuring that the hungry-for-flesh rocker no longer poses a threat to society. Watch Ian‘s appearance on the show below.

Speaking about “The Walking Dead” cast and crew, Ian told Radio.com: “I think a lot of them are into rock/metal. I can’t say if they were excited to meet me. They did seem happy that I was there, and that I am a fan of what they are doing. Everyone was really cool on set and they treated me great. And yes, there was music on in the trailer, but they are always talking about the makeup they are applying, communicating with the set via radio, there are hair-dryers making noise, so the music was just background noise.”

He added: “‘The Walking Dead’ is addicting because the writing is great. The actors and directors and FX guys are all great as well, but it’s the story first and foremost. I don’t compare any of them. I just enjoy them all.”

Ian chronicled his latest transformation into a zombie in an episode of his horror FX show for Nerdist, “Scott Ian’s Bloodworks” (formerly “Blood & Guts”). Check it out below.

Ian previously appeared in a “Walking Dead” webisode in 2011. At the time, he stated about how the opportunity to appear in the show came out: “I know Greg Nicotero [‘The Walking Dead’ producer and make-up artist]. We have a mutual friend, Kirk [Hammett] from METALLICA. I met Greg as far back as the late ’80s through Kirk because Kirk‘s a big collector of horror memorabilia. So I’d gone to the set of the webisodes here in Los Angeles, and got to get made up as a zombie.”


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Upcoming Releases: Also, Ripper, Appice, Lynch, Aldrich, Gus G and others.

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– March 2nd, 2015 – Now Booking European Tour Dates For May/June 2015 Slough Feg is proud to announce the arrival of new drummer, Addison Filipczyk . Filipczyk, 25, will have big shoes to fill following in the wake of Harry Cantwell’s departure, but after several months of rehearsal the group is confident that they are in capable hands and feet

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Tampa metal act Dark Sermon has finished production on a new, yet-to-be titled LP due out later this year via eOne Music / Good Fight Music. “All I can say is that it is certainly a step in a new and interesting direction,” says frontman Johnny Crowder. “As a whole, it is slower, faster, heavier, more engaging, and more mature than ‘In Tongues.’ I think we finally found our true sound

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A fresh auditory beating from New Jersey’s Lifeless is now available via the premiere of “Surrender” (streaming below) courtesy of American Aftermath . The track hails from the gloomy hardcore quintet’s sophomore LP, “Dream,” which is now just three weeks from its official release via Southeastern Pennsylvania-based Fast Break! Records. A full “Dream” record release show tour weekend is coming together for April, to be followed by additional regional touring throughout North America, an August European tour and tons of additional performances to be announced

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