ALTER BRIDGE Announces Fall 2022 European Tour With HALESTORM And MAMMOTH WVH

Rock titans ALTER BRIDGE have confirmed an extensive European tour this winter.

The “Pawns & Kings” tour will hit 25 cities over 18 countries, kicking off on November 1 in Hamburg, Germany and wrapping up on December 12 in London, England.

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Rock titans ALTER BRIDGE have confirmed an extensive European tour this winter. The "Pawns & Kings" tour will hit 25 cities over 18 countries, kicking off on November 1 in Hamburg, Germany and wrapping up on December 12 in London, England. Bursting with riffs, ALTER BRIDGE is currently hard at work recording its seventh studio album, the follow-up to the highly acclaimed, 2019-released "Walk The Sky", which brought the group the No. 1 spot on over a dozen charts around the globe. The band has been sharing behind the scenes photos from the studio on their social media to whet fans' appetites. With the as-yet-untitled album expected to be released later in 2022, those snapping up tickets for these dates will be the first in the world to hear the new songs live. Joining ALTER BRIDGE as special guests are Grammy-winning rockers HALESTORM. The esteemed Pennsylvanian powerhouse will release their blistering new album "Back From The Dead" on May 6, which includes their latest single, "The Steeple". Renowned as a spell-binding live music force, HALESTORM's set is sure to be an unmissable treat. Getting the party started each night are none other than MAMMOTH WVH, visiting some countries for the first time in support of their much-lauded, self-titled debut record. Scooping a "Best Rock Song" Grammy nomination this year for single "Distance" and currently polishing those chops on the road with GUNS N' ROSES, they are a band you want to make sure you get in early to catch. ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy states: "ALTER BRIDGE is returning to the EU/UK this winter with our friends from HALESTORM and MAMMOTH. It's going to be a delicious sonic smorgasbord of earth-shaking rock and roll that goes to 11. Don't miss it!" HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale comments: "To all our European Freaks, we've missed you, and are so happy to announce that we are finally crossing the ocean to come and see you all again! This time around we are sharing the stage with all our friends in the legendary ALTER BRIDGE and the one, the only MAMMOTH WVH! You do not want to miss this show! I can't wait to experience the passion of you, the Euro rock fans!!! See you front and center!" Tour dates: Nov. 01 - Germany - Hamburg Sporthalle Nov. 02 - Denmark - Copenhagen Falconer Nov. 04 - Sweden - Gothenburg Partille Arena Nov. 05 - Norway - Oslo Sentrum Scene Nov. 07 - Poland - Katowice Mck Nov. 09 - Luxembourg - Luxembourg Rockhal Nov. 11 - Germany - Berlin Columbiahalle Nov. 12 - Czech Republic - Prague O2 Universum Nov. 14 - Hungary - Budapest Arena Nov. 16 - France - Paris Palais Des Sports Nov. 18 - Spain - Madrid Vistalegre Nov. 20 - Spain - Barcelona Razzmataz1 Nov. 22 - Germany - Munich Zenith Nov. 23 - Switzerland - Zurich Samsung Hall Nov. 25 - Italy - Milan Mediolanum Forum Nov. 26 - Croatia - Zagreb Dom Sportova Nov. 28 - Austria - Vienna Wiener Stadthalle Nov. 30 - Germany - Cologne Palladium Dec. 01 - Netherlands - Amsterdam Ziggo Dome Dec. 05 - England - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Dec. 06 - Scotland - Glasgow Sse Hydro Arena Dec. 08 - Ireland - Dublin 3 Arena Dec. 09 - England - Manchester Ao Arena Dec. 11 - England - Birmingham Resorts World Arena Dec. 12 - England - London O2 Arena An artist and O2 presale for tickets begins Wednesday, April 27 at 11 a.m. CEST (10 a.m. BST), with a Live Nation presale starting Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. CEST. Tickets are then widely available from 11 a.m. CEST on Friday, April 29 from all good box offices and online at AlterBridge.com. For fan VIP experiences, also visit AlterBridge.com. Photo credit: Chuck Brueckmann

ALTER BRIDGE Announces Fall 2022 European Tour With HALESTORM And MAMMOTH WVH

Rock titans ALTER BRIDGE have confirmed an extensive European tour this winter.

The “Pawns & Kings” tour will hit 25 cities over 18 countries, kicking off on November 1 in Hamburg, Germany and wrapping up on December 12 in London, England.

Bursti…

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Rock titans ALTER BRIDGE have confirmed an extensive European tour this winter. The "Pawns & Kings" tour will hit 25 cities over 18 countries, kicking off on November 1 in Hamburg, Germany and wrapping up on December 12 in London, England. Bursting with riffs, ALTER BRIDGE is currently hard at work recording its seventh studio album, the follow-up to the highly acclaimed, 2019-released "Walk The Sky", which brought the group the No. 1 spot on over a dozen charts around the globe. The band has been sharing behind the scenes photos from the studio on their social media to whet fans' appetites. With the as-yet-untitled album expected to be released later in 2022, those snapping up tickets for these dates will be the first in the world to hear the new songs live. Joining ALTER BRIDGE as special guests are Grammy-winning rockers HALESTORM. The esteemed Pennsylvanian powerhouse will release their blistering new album "Back From The Dead" on May 6, which includes their latest single, "The Steeple". Renowned as a spell-binding live music force, HALESTORM's set is sure to be an unmissable treat. Getting the party started each night are none other than MAMMOTH WVH, visiting some countries for the first time in support of their much-lauded, self-titled debut record. Scooping a "Best Rock Song" Grammy nomination this year for single "Distance" and currently polishing those chops on the road with GUNS N' ROSES, they are a band you want to make sure you get in early to catch. ALTER BRIDGE singer Myles Kennedy states: "ALTER BRIDGE is returning to the EU/UK this winter with our friends from HALESTORM and MAMMOTH. It's going to be a delicious sonic smorgasbord of earth-shaking rock and roll that goes to 11. Don't miss it!" HALESTORM frontwoman Lzzy Hale comments: "To all our European Freaks, we've missed you, and are so happy to announce that we are finally crossing the ocean to come and see you all again! This time around we are sharing the stage with all our friends in the legendary ALTER BRIDGE and the one, the only MAMMOTH WVH! You do not want to miss this show! I can't wait to experience the passion of you, the Euro rock fans!!! See you front and center!" Tour dates: Nov. 01 - Germany - Hamburg Sporthalle Nov. 02 - Denmark - Copenhagen Falconer Nov. 04 - Sweden - Gothenburg Partille Arena Nov. 05 - Norway - Oslo Sentrum Scene Nov. 07 - Poland - Katowice Mck Nov. 09 - Luxembourg - Luxembourg Rockhal Nov. 11 - Germany - Berlin Columbiahalle Nov. 12 - Czech Republic - Prague O2 Universum Nov. 14 - Hungary - Budapest Arena Nov. 16 - France - Paris Palais Des Sports Nov. 18 - Spain - Madrid Vistalegre Nov. 20 - Spain - Barcelona Razzmataz1 Nov. 22 - Germany - Munich Zenith Nov. 23 - Switzerland - Zurich Samsung Hall Nov. 25 - Italy - Milan Mediolanum Forum Nov. 26 - Croatia - Zagreb Dom Sportova Nov. 28 - Austria - Vienna Wiener Stadthalle Nov. 30 - Germany - Cologne Palladium Dec. 01 - Netherlands - Amsterdam Ziggo Dome Dec. 05 - England - Nottingham Motorpoint Arena Dec. 06 - Scotland - Glasgow Sse Hydro Arena Dec. 08 - Ireland - Dublin 3 Arena Dec. 09 - England - Manchester Ao Arena Dec. 11 - England - Birmingham Resorts World Arena Dec. 12 - England - London O2 Arena An artist and O2 presale for tickets begins Wednesday, April 27 at 11 a.m. CEST (10 a.m. BST), with a Live Nation presale starting Thursday, April 28 at 11 a.m. CEST. Tickets are then widely available from 11 a.m. CEST on Friday, April 29 from all good box offices and online at AlterBridge.com. For fan VIP experiences, also visit AlterBridge.com. Photo credit: Chuck Brueckmann

Listen To JOURNEY’s New Single ‘You Got The Best Of Me’

Legendary rockers JOURNEY have released a new single, “You Got The Best Of Me”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Freedom”, which will arrive on July 8.

This past February, founding JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon shared the “Freedom” tr…

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Legendary rockers JOURNEY have released a new single, "You Got The Best Of Me". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Freedom", which will arrive on July 8. This past February, founding JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon shared the "Freedom" track listing in an Instagram post. It is as follows: 01. Together We Run (4:49) 02. Don't Give Up On Us (5:23) 03. Still Believe In Love 04. You Got The Best Of Me (5:33) 05. Live To Love Again (5:30) 06. The Way We Used To Be (3:35) 07. Come Away With Me (4:02) 08. After Glow (5:22) 09. Let It Rain (4:40) 10. Holdin On (3:14) 11. All Day All Night (3:38) 12. Don't Go (4:58) 13. United We Stand (5:05) 14. Life Rolls On (4:57) 15. Beautiful As You Are (7:10) JOURNEY's current touring lineup features bassist Todd Jensen, a veteran musician who has played for various artists, including the bands SEQUEL, HARDLINE and HARLOW, as well as David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Perry, Alice Cooper and Paul Rodgers. Also part of JOURNEY's current incarnation is returning drummer Deen Castronovo, who shared the drum duties in the band last year with Narada Michael Walden. Walden, bassist Randy Jackson and keyboardist/backing singer Jason Derlatka all joined JOURNEY in 2020 following the band's acrimonious split with drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory. Jackson — who previously played with JOURNEY during the mid-1980s — was forced to miss all the recent gigs because he is reportedly recovering from back surgery. Prior to JOURNEY's recent Las Vegas residency, Jackson had been replaced at the band's 2021 shows by Marco Mendoza, who had played several shows in 2019 with Castronovo and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon under the "Neal Schon's Journey Through Time" banner. "Freedom" will include the single "The Way We Used To Be", which came out last June. The song was the multi-platinum band's first new music since 2011's album "Eclipse", and the first track released by the band's revamped lineup. "The Way We Used To Be" marked Walden and Derlatka's first studio recordings with the band, and Jackson's first since 1986's "Raised On Radio". The song was produced by Walden at his Tarpan Studios, with co-production by Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain. Since the group's formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their "Greatest Hits" album is certified 15 times-platinum, making JOURNEY one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their song "Don't Stop Believin'" has been streamed over one billion times alone. JOURNEY was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017, and 2018's co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD was the band's most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold, and earning them the prestigious Billboard "Legends Of Live" touring award. March 2019 saw the release of "Escape & Frontiers Live In Japan", a live DVD/CD set from their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo featuring the band's first-ever performances of the albums "Escape" and "Frontiers" in their entirety. JOURNEY has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame. Additionally, the band is the subject of the award-winning documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" about the band's resurgence upon adding Arnel Pineda as lead singer after founding member Neal Schon discovered the Philippines native on YouTube. Last August, Schon gave a college radio simulcast interview to WMSC and WNUW where he discussed the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's upcoming studio album. He said: "I learned how to play keyboards better than ever during the pandemic, which I'd never really done before. And that's where our first single ['The Way We Used To Be'] came from. [I sent it to] Jonathan [Cain, keyboards], and he did the lyrics on it and put a rough vocal on it. And then we had Arnel sing it, and we cut it and re-cut it in the studio, and it was just released. And a lot of people went, 'Wow, man. I love it.' 90 percent of people love it; the other 10 percent went, 'I don't think it sounds like JOURNEY.' I go, 'I never wrote it to be a JOURNEY song.'" According to Schon, he and his bandmates had written over 30 new songs for the upcoming JOURNEY record. "Some of 'em are unmistakably JOURNEY without sounding like another song that we have; it just sounds like a new version of the band," he said. "It's ballistic, man. And there's no lack of guitar on this record. So I'm excited about it getting out there. I think any guitar player out there is gonna love this record, because I'm just kind of unleashing on this record — like I do a lot live, but sometimes hold back in the studio. I don't think it's O.D.ing on the guitar at all and going overboard, but I like to check out the times and where I see music going. I usually have a pretty good gut instinct about it, and I feel like the late '60s, the time and era of early Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart and [LED] ZEPPELIN when they first came out, Jimi Hendrix, the CREAM with [Eric] Clapton and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, that whole era, there's a lot of younger kids out there, younger generation, that never got to experience that era. So I'm feeling like that is the era that I grew up in and that's what I truly love doing and the type of music I love playing, so I'm going more there and I'm writing for that, to be able to do that on stage. And I think it's really gonna trip some people out, when we finally do get this album out there and can combine it with all the hits that we do have." He continued: "There's certain songs that are being mixed by Bob Clearmountain, that mixed our 'Raised On Radio' record, and he's made it sound really amazing, really pulled it together. You have mixers out there sometimes that have this incredible ability to take work that you've done throughout a year, even though they were recorded at separate times, and different sounds here and there, and they pull it all together and they make it sound like it's a tight album that has a focus sound-wise." Neal added: "The whole album, there's not a filler on the record; that's what I can tell you. I look at it, and I'm listening to it now, and many others that have known our music for a long time that have very good ears have said, 'Look, this is the modern-day-and-age 'Escape'. I think this could be the next 'Escape' for you guys.' And I think that's a bold statement, but honest to God, I feel like it's that good."

Listen To JOURNEY’s New Single ‘You Got The Best Of Me’

Legendary rockers JOURNEY have released a new single, “You Got The Best Of Me”. The song is taken from the band’s upcoming album, “Freedom”, which will arrive on July 8.

This past February, founding JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon shared the “Freedom” tr…

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Legendary rockers JOURNEY have released a new single, "You Got The Best Of Me". The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Freedom", which will arrive on July 8. This past February, founding JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon shared the "Freedom" track listing in an Instagram post. It is as follows: 01. Together We Run (4:49) 02. Don't Give Up On Us (5:23) 03. Still Believe In Love 04. You Got The Best Of Me (5:33) 05. Live To Love Again (5:30) 06. The Way We Used To Be (3:35) 07. Come Away With Me (4:02) 08. After Glow (5:22) 09. Let It Rain (4:40) 10. Holdin On (3:14) 11. All Day All Night (3:38) 12. Don't Go (4:58) 13. United We Stand (5:05) 14. Life Rolls On (4:57) 15. Beautiful As You Are (7:10) JOURNEY's current touring lineup features bassist Todd Jensen, a veteran musician who has played for various artists, including the bands SEQUEL, HARDLINE and HARLOW, as well as David Lee Roth, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Perry, Alice Cooper and Paul Rodgers. Also part of JOURNEY's current incarnation is returning drummer Deen Castronovo, who shared the drum duties in the band last year with Narada Michael Walden. Walden, bassist Randy Jackson and keyboardist/backing singer Jason Derlatka all joined JOURNEY in 2020 following the band's acrimonious split with drummer Steve Smith and bassist Ross Valory. Jackson — who previously played with JOURNEY during the mid-1980s — was forced to miss all the recent gigs because he is reportedly recovering from back surgery. Prior to JOURNEY's recent Las Vegas residency, Jackson had been replaced at the band's 2021 shows by Marco Mendoza, who had played several shows in 2019 with Castronovo and JOURNEY guitarist Neal Schon under the "Neal Schon's Journey Through Time" banner. "Freedom" will include the single "The Way We Used To Be", which came out last June. The song was the multi-platinum band's first new music since 2011's album "Eclipse", and the first track released by the band's revamped lineup. "The Way We Used To Be" marked Walden and Derlatka's first studio recordings with the band, and Jackson's first since 1986's "Raised On Radio". The song was produced by Walden at his Tarpan Studios, with co-production by Schon and keyboardist Jonathan Cain. Since the group's formation in 1973, JOURNEY has earned 19 top 40 singles, 25 gold and platinum albums, and has sold nearly 100 million albums globally. Their "Greatest Hits" album is certified 15 times-platinum, making JOURNEY one of the few bands to ever have been diamond-certified, and their song "Don't Stop Believin'" has been streamed over one billion times alone. JOURNEY was inducted into the Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame in 2017, and 2018's co-headlining tour with DEF LEPPARD was the band's most successful tour to date, landing them in the Top 10 year-end touring chart with more than 1 million tickets sold, and earning them the prestigious Billboard "Legends Of Live" touring award. March 2019 saw the release of "Escape & Frontiers Live In Japan", a live DVD/CD set from their concert at the Budokan in Tokyo featuring the band's first-ever performances of the albums "Escape" and "Frontiers" in their entirety. JOURNEY has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame and were inducted into the Hollywood Bowl Hall Of Fame. Additionally, the band is the subject of the award-winning documentary "Don't Stop Believin': Everyman's Journey" about the band's resurgence upon adding Arnel Pineda as lead singer after founding member Neal Schon discovered the Philippines native on YouTube. Last August, Schon gave a college radio simulcast interview to WMSC and WNUW where he discussed the progress of the songwriting and recording sessions for the band's upcoming studio album. He said: "I learned how to play keyboards better than ever during the pandemic, which I'd never really done before. And that's where our first single ['The Way We Used To Be'] came from. [I sent it to] Jonathan [Cain, keyboards], and he did the lyrics on it and put a rough vocal on it. And then we had Arnel sing it, and we cut it and re-cut it in the studio, and it was just released. And a lot of people went, 'Wow, man. I love it.' 90 percent of people love it; the other 10 percent went, 'I don't think it sounds like JOURNEY.' I go, 'I never wrote it to be a JOURNEY song.'" According to Schon, he and his bandmates had written over 30 new songs for the upcoming JOURNEY record. "Some of 'em are unmistakably JOURNEY without sounding like another song that we have; it just sounds like a new version of the band," he said. "It's ballistic, man. And there's no lack of guitar on this record. So I'm excited about it getting out there. I think any guitar player out there is gonna love this record, because I'm just kind of unleashing on this record — like I do a lot live, but sometimes hold back in the studio. I don't think it's O.D.ing on the guitar at all and going overboard, but I like to check out the times and where I see music going. I usually have a pretty good gut instinct about it, and I feel like the late '60s, the time and era of early Jeff Beck with Rod Stewart and [LED] ZEPPELIN when they first came out, Jimi Hendrix, the CREAM with [Eric] Clapton and Jack Bruce and Ginger Baker, that whole era, there's a lot of younger kids out there, younger generation, that never got to experience that era. So I'm feeling like that is the era that I grew up in and that's what I truly love doing and the type of music I love playing, so I'm going more there and I'm writing for that, to be able to do that on stage. And I think it's really gonna trip some people out, when we finally do get this album out there and can combine it with all the hits that we do have." He continued: "There's certain songs that are being mixed by Bob Clearmountain, that mixed our 'Raised On Radio' record, and he's made it sound really amazing, really pulled it together. You have mixers out there sometimes that have this incredible ability to take work that you've done throughout a year, even though they were recorded at separate times, and different sounds here and there, and they pull it all together and they make it sound like it's a tight album that has a focus sound-wise." Neal added: "The whole album, there's not a filler on the record; that's what I can tell you. I look at it, and I'm listening to it now, and many others that have known our music for a long time that have very good ears have said, 'Look, this is the modern-day-and-age 'Escape'. I think this could be the next 'Escape' for you guys.' And I think that's a bold statement, but honest to God, I feel like it's that good."

DEEP PURPLE’s STEVE MORSE Is Working On Art Collection Crafted From Guitar Performance

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has been collaborating with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of fine artwork built from performance. A groundbreaking approach to making visuals on canvas, each piece in this collection showcases a new di…

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DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has been collaborating with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of fine artwork built from performance. A groundbreaking approach to making visuals on canvas, each piece in this collection showcases a new dimension to the instrument — a visual one. For more information, visit SteveMorseArt.com. SceneFour is primarily known as the team responsible for the "rhythm-on-canvas" medium, having released art collections over the last several years with a highly select group of drumming legends, including Bill Ward (BLACK SABBATH), Rick Allen (DEF LEPPARD) and Dave Lombardo (SLAYER). SceneFour, a Los Angeles design and branding firm, uses LED technology to transfer the musicians' unique style onto a canvas. The art reportedly provides a "musical fingerprint" that is as unique as an artist's autograph. "Each guy's artwork looks drastically different because their styles and techniques are different," Cory Danziger, who co-founded SceneFour in 2004 with Ravi Dosaj, a graphic designer, told The New York Times. "Bill Ward's artwork is dark and there’s kind of a foreboding element to it, whereas Chad Smith's has kind of a light and airy feel to his playing. His arms are open and those pieces have a butterfly effect," Danziger said. Morse effectively took over Ritchie Blackmore's DEEP PURPLE slot in 1994 and has since been in the group longer than Ritchie. In a 1997 interview, Blackmore stated about Morse: "I'm just glad they [DEEP PURPLE] found a guitar player to carry on because I thought I was going to be shackled to this band for the rest of my life. It was like a ball-and-chain thing, and luckily, they said, 'Well, we found someone.' 'Thank God, I can get out!' "I haven't listened much [to DEEP PURPLE's recent recordings]. I just know that Steve Morse [is a] brilliant player. I remember Steve Morse with the DIXIE DREGS; they're fantastic." Morse's solo career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical and fusion. Having started playing guitar around the age of 11, he later on attended University of Miami's School of Music, where he studied classical guitar and jazz. A "guitarist's guitarist", he was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" in the Guitar Player Readers' Poll for five consecutive years, before being removed from eligibility to open the award to other musicians, and being inducted into their Gallery Of Greats. His work has received seven Grammy Award nominations, and he has appeared on over 200 albums. DEEP PURPLE's latest album, "Turning To Crime", came out in November via earMUSIC. The LP contains DEEP PURPLE's versions of great rock classics and musical jewels — including songs originally recorded by Bob Dylan, FLEETWOOD MAC, Bob Seger, CREAM and THE YARDBIRDS — carefully chosen by each member of the band. Due to "a family matter," Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from DEEP PURPLE live shows but remains a full member of the band. Steve's replacement for PURPLE's upcoming dates in May, June and July 2022 will be guitarist Simon McBride, who has previously toured with both Ian Gillan and Don Airey, among others.

DEEP PURPLE’s STEVE MORSE Is Working On Art Collection Crafted From Guitar Performance

DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has been collaborating with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of fine artwork built from performance. A groundbreaking approach to making visuals on canvas, each piece in this collection showcases a new di…

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DEEP PURPLE guitarist Steve Morse has been collaborating with Los Angeles art team SceneFour on the creation of fine artwork built from performance. A groundbreaking approach to making visuals on canvas, each piece in this collection showcases a new dimension to the instrument — a visual one. For more information, visit SteveMorseArt.com. SceneFour is primarily known as the team responsible for the "rhythm-on-canvas" medium, having released art collections over the last several years with a highly select group of drumming legends, including Bill Ward (BLACK SABBATH), Rick Allen (DEF LEPPARD) and Dave Lombardo (SLAYER). SceneFour, a Los Angeles design and branding firm, uses LED technology to transfer the musicians' unique style onto a canvas. The art reportedly provides a "musical fingerprint" that is as unique as an artist's autograph. "Each guy's artwork looks drastically different because their styles and techniques are different," Cory Danziger, who co-founded SceneFour in 2004 with Ravi Dosaj, a graphic designer, told The New York Times. "Bill Ward's artwork is dark and there’s kind of a foreboding element to it, whereas Chad Smith's has kind of a light and airy feel to his playing. His arms are open and those pieces have a butterfly effect," Danziger said. Morse effectively took over Ritchie Blackmore's DEEP PURPLE slot in 1994 and has since been in the group longer than Ritchie. In a 1997 interview, Blackmore stated about Morse: "I'm just glad they [DEEP PURPLE] found a guitar player to carry on because I thought I was going to be shackled to this band for the rest of my life. It was like a ball-and-chain thing, and luckily, they said, 'Well, we found someone.' 'Thank God, I can get out!' "I haven't listened much [to DEEP PURPLE's recent recordings]. I just know that Steve Morse [is a] brilliant player. I remember Steve Morse with the DIXIE DREGS; they're fantastic." Morse's solo career has encompassed rock, country, funk, jazz, classical and fusion. Having started playing guitar around the age of 11, he later on attended University of Miami's School of Music, where he studied classical guitar and jazz. A "guitarist's guitarist", he was voted "Best Overall Guitarist" in the Guitar Player Readers' Poll for five consecutive years, before being removed from eligibility to open the award to other musicians, and being inducted into their Gallery Of Greats. His work has received seven Grammy Award nominations, and he has appeared on over 200 albums. DEEP PURPLE's latest album, "Turning To Crime", came out in November via earMUSIC. The LP contains DEEP PURPLE's versions of great rock classics and musical jewels — including songs originally recorded by Bob Dylan, FLEETWOOD MAC, Bob Seger, CREAM and THE YARDBIRDS — carefully chosen by each member of the band. Due to "a family matter," Morse will be taking a temporary hiatus from DEEP PURPLE live shows but remains a full member of the band. Steve's replacement for PURPLE's upcoming dates in May, June and July 2022 will be guitarist Simon McBride, who has previously toured with both Ian Gillan and Don Airey, among others.

Watch: BULLETBOYS’ MARQ TORIEN Joins STEEL PANTHER For ‘Smooth Up In Ya’ Performance At Rainbow 50th-Anniversary Party

BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien joined STEEL PANTHER on stage yesterday (Sunday, April 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill 50th-anniversary part in West Hollywood, California to perform the BULLETBOYS classic “Smooth Up In Ya”. Fan-filmed video of his a…

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BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien joined STEEL PANTHER on stage yesterday (Sunday, April 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill 50th-anniversary part in West Hollywood, California to perform the BULLETBOYS classic "Smooth Up In Ya". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. In April 1972, Mario Maglieri, along with Whisky co-founder Elmer Valentine, Lou Adler and others, started the Rainbow Bar & Grill with a party for Elton John. It has been a second home for actors and musicians, their fans, friends and entourages ever since. Celebrities including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Keith Moon, John Belushi, Grace Slick, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, LED ZEPPELIN, Alice Cooper, GUNS N' ROSES, VAN HALEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE and B-Real have all been sighted there, and the restaurant and bar continue to draw customers from around the world. Late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy reportedly moved to West Hollywood to be able to walk to the bar. A memorial statue to him was erected on the back patio in 2016, and a mural of him graces the exterior of the building. A documentary about the Rainbow Bar & Grill was released in 2019. Titled "The Rainbow", the film featured Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Gene Simmons and others, and explored the history of the Hollywood establishment and Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip. Both iconic venues were founded by Maglieri. Truly a lover of music and the arts, Mario — known as the King of the Sunset Strip — helped hundreds of artists get their start in Los Angeles. Hopefuls from all over the world came to the Rainbow with the desire of being discovered. He frequently came across talented musicians who went on to become platinum sellers. Their pictures line the walls of the Rainbow.

Watch: BULLETBOYS’ MARQ TORIEN Joins STEEL PANTHER For ‘Smooth Up In Ya’ Performance At Rainbow 50th-Anniversary Party

BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien joined STEEL PANTHER on stage yesterday (Sunday, April 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill 50th-anniversary part in West Hollywood, California to perform the BULLETBOYS classic “Smooth Up In Ya”. Fan-filmed video of his a…

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BULLETBOYS frontman Marq Torien joined STEEL PANTHER on stage yesterday (Sunday, April 24) at the Rainbow Bar & Grill 50th-anniversary part in West Hollywood, California to perform the BULLETBOYS classic "Smooth Up In Ya". Fan-filmed video of his appearance can be seen below. In April 1972, Mario Maglieri, along with Whisky co-founder Elmer Valentine, Lou Adler and others, started the Rainbow Bar & Grill with a party for Elton John. It has been a second home for actors and musicians, their fans, friends and entourages ever since. Celebrities including John Lennon, Elvis Presley, Keith Moon, John Belushi, Grace Slick, Ringo Starr, Neil Diamond, LED ZEPPELIN, Alice Cooper, GUNS N' ROSES, VAN HALEN, MÖTLEY CRÜE and B-Real have all been sighted there, and the restaurant and bar continue to draw customers from around the world. Late MOTÖRHEAD frontman Lemmy reportedly moved to West Hollywood to be able to walk to the bar. A memorial statue to him was erected on the back patio in 2016, and a mural of him graces the exterior of the building. A documentary about the Rainbow Bar & Grill was released in 2019. Titled "The Rainbow", the film featured Lemmy, Ozzy Osbourne, Slash, Gene Simmons and others, and explored the history of the Hollywood establishment and Whisky A Go Go on the Sunset Strip. Both iconic venues were founded by Maglieri. Truly a lover of music and the arts, Mario — known as the King of the Sunset Strip — helped hundreds of artists get their start in Los Angeles. Hopefuls from all over the world came to the Rainbow with the desire of being discovered. He frequently came across talented musicians who went on to become platinum sellers. Their pictures line the walls of the Rainbow.

GENE SIMMONS And DAVID DRAIMAN React To ELON MUSK’s $44 Billion Purchase Of Twitter

Gene Simmons (KISS) and David Draiman (DISTURBED) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the news that Twitter’s board has agreed to let Elon Musk buy the social media network for $44 billion.

If the deal officially goes through, …

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Gene Simmons (KISS) and David Draiman (DISTURBED) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the news that Twitter's board has agreed to let Elon Musk buy the social media network for $44 billion. If the deal officially goes through, it will make Musk — the Tesla and SpaceX founder and the world's richest man — the new owner of the social media site that hosts more than 200 million users. Musk, who has called himself a "free speech absolutist," has said that Twitter could champion freedom as a private company. Opponents to the acquisition have theorized that Musk will allow users on the platform to spread misinformation and hate speech under the guise of protecting free speech. While many people are happy that Musk is taking control of another giant company, some are not sure what the deal means for the future of Twitter. Earlier today, after news of the acquisition was made public, Simmons tweeted: "Fantastic news, at the outset. @elonmusk is now the proud owner of @twitter. Free speech, important. But, Hate speech, factual misinformation (lies) should not be part of Free Speech, in my humble opinion. Good luck to Elon." After one fan responded that free speech means "it's either all of it or none of it", Gene fired back: "You're talking out of your ass. You do not have the right to stand up in a movie theater and yell FIRE, just because you feel like it. That's Incitement To Riot. You know that, right?" Draiman, who is of Jewish descent and has spoken out against anti-Semitism for many years, addressed one fan's comment that Musk's purchase of Twitter will result in "even more antisemitism on the platform". David said: "Nothing will improve, but at least things might be a bit more even, hopefully." As for many Trump supporters' belief that Musk will reinstate former U.S. president Donald Trump's Twitter account and let him spew anything he wants to, Draiman said: "I hope he gets its back. Not because I like the guy (because I really don't), but because it's the right thing to do, and his posts were immeasurably entertaining lol." Earlier today, Trump said that he will not be returning to Twitter even if Musk could reinstate his account. Instead, he told Fox News, he using his own Truth Social as the sole platform for his voice.

GENE SIMMONS And DAVID DRAIMAN React To ELON MUSK’s $44 Billion Purchase Of Twitter

Gene Simmons (KISS) and David Draiman (DISTURBED) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the news that Twitter’s board has agreed to let Elon Musk buy the social media network for $44 billion.

If the deal officially goes through, …

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Gene Simmons (KISS) and David Draiman (DISTURBED) are among the musicians who have reacted on social media to the news that Twitter's board has agreed to let Elon Musk buy the social media network for $44 billion. If the deal officially goes through, it will make Musk — the Tesla and SpaceX founder and the world's richest man — the new owner of the social media site that hosts more than 200 million users. Musk, who has called himself a "free speech absolutist," has said that Twitter could champion freedom as a private company. Opponents to the acquisition have theorized that Musk will allow users on the platform to spread misinformation and hate speech under the guise of protecting free speech. While many people are happy that Musk is taking control of another giant company, some are not sure what the deal means for the future of Twitter. Earlier today, after news of the acquisition was made public, Simmons tweeted: "Fantastic news, at the outset. @elonmusk is now the proud owner of @twitter. Free speech, important. But, Hate speech, factual misinformation (lies) should not be part of Free Speech, in my humble opinion. Good luck to Elon." After one fan responded that free speech means "it's either all of it or none of it", Gene fired back: "You're talking out of your ass. You do not have the right to stand up in a movie theater and yell FIRE, just because you feel like it. That's Incitement To Riot. You know that, right?" Draiman, who is of Jewish descent and has spoken out against anti-Semitism for many years, addressed one fan's comment that Musk's purchase of Twitter will result in "even more antisemitism on the platform". David said: "Nothing will improve, but at least things might be a bit more even, hopefully." As for many Trump supporters' belief that Musk will reinstate former U.S. president Donald Trump's Twitter account and let him spew anything he wants to, Draiman said: "I hope he gets its back. Not because I like the guy (because I really don't), but because it's the right thing to do, and his posts were immeasurably entertaining lol." Earlier today, Trump said that he will not be returning to Twitter even if Musk could reinstate his account. Instead, he told Fox News, he using his own Truth Social as the sole platform for his voice.