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Dream Theater Guitarist John Petrucci’s New Solo Project Features Ex-Bandmate Mike Portnoy

Dream Theater Guitarist John Petrucci’s New Solo Project Features Ex-Bandmate Mike Portnoy

Credit Christa Titus   Larry DiMarzio John Petrucci John Petrucci, guitarist for progressive rock band Dream Theater, will release his first solo album in 15 years, Terminal Velocity, later this summer — and his former bandmate, Mike Portnoy, performed all of the drums. Terminal Velocity (Sound Mind Music/The Orchard) follows Petrucci’s debut solo effort, 2005’s Suspended Animation. It marks the first time he and Portnoy recorded together in over a decade, as well as the first since Portnoy departed Dream Theater. “Having Mike play drums on this record was really special for me, and he did an absolutely incredible job navigating the various styles...

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MISSED OUR ISO MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW? WATCH IT HERE!

MISSED OUR ISO MELBOURNE GUITAR SHOW? WATCH IT HERE!

On Make Music Day (June 21) this year, Australian Musician magazine online presented a very special virtual version of the Melbourne Guitar Show featuring some of Australia’s finest exponents of the guitar and other fretted instruments. The two hour show is now viewable on the Australian Musician Youtube Channel and Facebook page … and right here as well Here’s the running order:Jeremy BarnesLucas MichailidisNick CharlesJoshua BattenThe Thin White UkesPhil ManningDennis Jones (USA)Anna SciontiMike ElringtonFiona BoyesLloyd SpiegelChris BieniekKing CanyonGeoff Achison & Roger McLachlanSimon GardnerOpal Ocean The Melbourne Guitar Show has a rich history of entertaining punters with live performances, demos and offering a huge array...

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AUSTRALIANS GETTING INTO THE MAKE MUSIC DAY SPIRIT FOR JUNE 21

AUSTRALIANS GETTING INTO THE MAKE MUSIC DAY SPIRIT FOR JUNE 21

Make Music Day, the worldwide music celebration held each June 21, is going virtual this year due to the coronavirus pandemic, organizers announced this year. Typically featuring thousands of free outdoor concerts, performances, music lessons, jam sessions and other musical events on streets, sidewalks, parks and other public spaces across the globe, this year’s celebration will take a virtual approach to encourage all people, of all musical abilities, to celebrate the joy of making music. More than 1000 cities will take part in Make Music Day 2020, further demonstrating the power of music to unite and uplift people, spread joy...

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Weekend Warriors Greatest Rock Memories...

Weekend Warriors Greatest Rock Memories...

Bob Dylan: ‘Chronicles, Volume One’ (2004)   Everybody knew this guy had a way with words. But it’s safe to say that nobody expected his autobiography to be this intense. He rambles from one fragment of his life to another, with crazed characters and weird scenes in every chapter. It all hangs together, from his Minnesota boyhood (who knew Dylan started out as such a big wrestling fan?) to the “deserted orchards and dead grass” of his Eighties bottoming-out phase. He evokes his early folk-rogue days in New York, even though he hated being perceived as the voice of a generation: “I...

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COVID 19 - KISS FACE MASKS

COVID 19 - KISS FACE MASKS

KISS' COVID 19 face masks No one's going to be sticking out their tongues à la Gene Simmons and KISS, but they can keep them nicely tucked in with these decorative everyday face masks featuring the legendary shock rockers. All the profits benefit Live Nation Entertainment's Global Relief Fund For Live Music Crews. Click here to purchase.

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