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Neal Morse band – Institute, Birmingham- 6th April 2017

Last year the Neal Morse band released the album “The similitude of a dream” which was based loosely on the Canterbury tales.  Now on their current tour, they’re playing the album in full.  As it’s a double album, there is no support act and the band are playing two sets …

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Metal Allegiance – Metal Allegiance

This debut album should really have been a stone cold classic from Metal Allegiance as their core musical line up consists of Mike Portnoy on drums, Alex Skolnick on guitar and Dave Ellefson on bass guitar with an array of guest vocalists but out of the 9 tracks, only 7 …

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Neal Morse – “Morsefest 2014 Live” (CD/DVD/Blu-ray)

Long-time collaborators Mike Portnoy and Randy George as well as Neal Morse Band anchors, Bill Hubauer and Eric Gillette, join Neal as this group of master musicians perform Neal’s world renowned classic albums Testimony and One. Complete with 4 piece horn section, 6 member female background vocal section, violin and …

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Metal Allegiance to release debut album in September

After the recent announcement that the all-star Metal Allegiance project will be releasing an album of original material, it has been confirmed that the self-titled album is scheduled to be released worldwide on September 18 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment. Brought together by principal partner Mark Menghi, ‘Metal Allegiance’ features appearances by Philip H. Anselmo, Charlie Benante, …

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Paul Gilbert Interview for PlanetMosh, January 2015

PlanetMosh is celebrating our tenth anniversary in 2015, so to start the year off on a page of good notes, here’s the first Featured Band! And he’s a good ‘un: none other then internationally-acclaimed guitar player and instructor, Mr. Paul Gilbert. “From platinum album sales and number one chart success …

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Paul Gilbert – Stone Pushing Uphill Man

Los Angeles-based guitar virtuoso Paul Gilbert released his 13th and latest studio album, Stone Pushing Uphill Man, on August 5th, 2014. The 11-track disc features instrumental adaptations of eight famous “oldies” tunes, along with three of Gilbert’s original songs. The result is something like being at the mercy of his …

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The Winery Dogs – Unleashed in Japan

The Winery Dogs - Unleashed In Japan

It was almost a year ago I reviewed The Winery Dogs eponymous debut album and loved it to bits. Since then this magnificent trio of musicians has been pretty much on tour constantly, so it’s no real surprise that we’re getting a chance to hear some of this tour in …

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The Winery Dogs – Islington Academy, London – 5th September 2013

Tonight’s show was opened by The Sixxis. Listening to them they seem an odd choice to support The Winery Dogs as their music has quite a strong Prog feel to it, so I’d have said they’d go down better supporting Mike Portnoy’s other supergroup, Flying Colors, than The Winery Dogs.  …

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The Winery Dogs – Islington Academy, London – photos

On Thursday, The Winery Dogs played their first UK date at a sold out Islington Academy in London.  The Winery Dogs have an impressive lineup – Mike Portnoy (Dream Theater, Flying Colors, Adrenaline Mob, Transatlantic, Avenged sevenfold – and many more), Billy Sheehan (Mr Big, Talas, David Lee Roth, and …

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The Winery Dogs – The Winery Dogs

What can you say about these guys that hasn't already been said? This is indeed a supergroup of musical talent and one that has produced a rock album that, while full of expected flourishes, has an infectious groove to its heart.

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Neal Morse – ‘LIVE Momentum’ DVD

One of the true legends of the prog rock movement – he produced no less than 16 albums collectively with Spock’s Beard and Transatlantic before the (perceived) conflict between his own spiritual beliefs and the demands of performing with secular musicians sent him down his own individual path… Over recent …

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Marshall 50 years of loud – 22nd September 2012

Saturday night at Wembley arena was the scene for one of the most impressive nights of music the venue has seen. The event had advertised a whole host of stars – Doug Aldrich, Nicko McBrain, Phil Campbell, Tim Ripper Owens, Billy Duffy, Joe Satriani, Paul Gilbert, Corey Taylor, Glenn Hughes, …

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Mike Orlando interview – Glasgow King Tuts, 29th June 2012

We had the extreme pleasure of catching a chat with one of the true masters of the guitar art, Mike Orlando of Adrenaline Mob, prior to what was to be one of THE most stunning live performances at King Tuts in Glasgow. Find out more about the beginnings of Adrenaline …

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