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Concert Gallery: Glassjaw at The Paradise in Boston, MA

March 29, 2011 by  
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Glassjaw
March 26, 2011
The Paradise – Boston, MA
Photos by: Diana Guay

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Eric Martin of Mr Big

In 2009 melodic rock fans rejoiced when the original Mr. Big line-up (Eric Martin on vocals, Paul Gilbert on guitar, Billy Sheehan on bass and Pat Torpey on drums) announced their reunion to celebrate the twentieth anniversary of their debut self-titled album.  A reunion tour in Japan followed but fans stateside were wondering if that would be it?

With so many years in the rear-view mirror the band decided to roll the dice on a new album.  The chemistry seemed to be there and with the help of producer Kevin Shirley the band was able to really get back to their roots with What If.., their first album together in fourteen years.  The album is a testament of their collective musicianship and was recorded in a way that truly captured the live, raw, energy of the band.  With a fresh new take on the genre the album ushers Mr. Big into the 21st century with a bang!

TWRY recently caught up with Mr. Big’s Eric Martin to discuss the reunion, the new album, and of course everything leading up to it.

Interviewed by:  Roger Scales
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Geezer Butler Responds To Black Sabbath Reunion Rumors

February 17, 2011 by  
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Geezer Butler has issued the following statement responding to ongoing rumors surrounding a possible Black Sabbath reunion:
 
“I would like to make it clear, because of mounting speculation and rumours, that there will be definitely no reunion of all four original members of Black Sabbath, whether to record an album or to tour.”
 
Butler’s most recent musical outing was with Heaven & Hell, a four piece featuring Black Sabbath band mate Tony Iommi as well as one time Black Sabbath members Ronnie James Dio and Vinny Appice.  The band released Neon Nights: 30 Years of Heaven & Hell in November of 2010.

Remy Zero Offer Fans Free Download In Anticipation For Reunion Dates

Remy Zero is reuniting in October for four select memorial dates playing Portland, Seattle, San Francisco and Los Angeles, in honor of the band’s drummer Gregory Slay, who passed away on New Year’s Day of complications from Cystic Fibrosis. Proceeds from the shows and recordings will go to benefit the Honeymoon Trust set up for Gregory’s wife, Tiana Krahn-Slay and their daughter, Honeymoon Slay.

In anticipation for the shows, Remy Zero is offering up a free download of their new song ‘Til The End here.

Fans can purchase tickets to the upcoming dates here www.songkick.com/artists/278348-remy-zero

Tour Dates:
10/7                                         Dante’s                        Portland, OR
10/8                                         Crocodile Cafe            Seattle, WA
10/11                                       Cafe Du Nord                         San Francisco, CA
10/12                                       Spaceland                    Los Angeles, CA

Gavin Rossdale Confirms Bush Reunion; Debuts New Single “Afterlife”

June 21, 2010 by  
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Gavin Rossdale has officially announced that this summer BUSH is getting back together and he debuted a new track ‘Afterlife’ on KROQ today– you can listen to the song here.

Bush will be headlining with other artists like Eminem and KISS at the Epicenter 2010 concert Sept. 25 and 26th in CA-ticket info and full lineup here http://www.epicenterfestival.com

Bush is scheduled to release their new album “Everything Always Now” in October of this year.

Concert Gallery: Concrete Blonde / Boston, MA

June 12, 2010 by  
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Concrete Blonde
June 9, 2010
Royale – Boston, MA
Photos by:  Mary Ouellette
 

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Joey Belladonna Officially Back In Anthrax

May 10, 2010 by  
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The rumors have been confirmed, Joey Belladonna has officially rejoined Anthrax. Belladonna will make his first appearance with Anthrax this summer when the band joins Metallica, Slayer, and Megadeth – The Big Four founding bands of the thrash genre – to co-headline a series of Sonisphere Festivals in ten European cities, as well as playing a handful of Anthrax-headlined shows.

Some feedback from the rest of the band:

“I am super excited about this,” said Scott Ian. “Joey and the rest of the band came to see me play at a club in New York, I hadn’t seen Joey for years, since the end of the reunion tour. Joey taps me on the shoulder, instant big hug, it felt like no time had gone by. The band dynamic is an interesting one – in Anthrax, Joey and I spent so many years of our lives together, we grew up together, we know each other so well, so it was like no time was lost.”

“We’re going to do these summer shows and gel as a band,” explained Charlie Benante, “get comfortable playing with each other again, and the energy from that should go right into making new music.”

Immediately following the final Sonisphere festival in early August, the band will fly back to the U.S. and begin writing and rehearsing for a new album that’s expected to be out in early 2011.  

“We’ve got an unusual luxury of hindsight,” added Ian.  “We finished an album a year ago, we’ve lived with those 12 songs since then, and we can look back on them and see what we really love and what we can make even better, especially with Joey back in the fold.”

Added Benante, “There are five or six songs from a year ago that we don’t want to change, we love them the way they are, other than having Joey making them his own with his vocals.  Then there’s another five or six that we may want to rework, and then there are a bunch of other tunes that are still in the early stages, that we want to finish.

“The band has been on an emotional roller coaster since last summer,” Benante continued, “but I think everything that we’ve had to deal with during that time was pushing us toward this, to Joey being back in Anthrax, and the timing couldn’t be more perfect or appropriate.  To have Joey with us playing these shows with Metallica, Slayer and Megadeth is the way it should be – as Anthrax’s vocalist from ’85 to ’92, he was part of ‘The Big Four.'”

“John was a real stand up guy about the situation,” said Ian, about John Bush, Anthrax’s vocalist from ’92 – ’05.  “He knew we wanted to move forward at full speed, that we needed a total commitment to Anthrax, and he knew that wasn’t what he wanted.  We certainly wish John well.  We’ve had so many great times with him, and we appreciate his stepping in last summer at the last minute, and performing with us since then.  He will always be an integral part of the Anthrax family.”

Soundgarden Officially Confirms Lollapalooza Reunion

April 5, 2010 by  
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Soundgarden has confirmed that they’ll be reuniting to headline Lollapalooza this year.  You can check out all the latest on their new website here.

Soundgarden has confirmed that they’ll be reuniting to headline Lollapalooza this year.  You can check out all the latest onSoundgarden has confirmed that they’ll be reuniting to headline Lollapalooza this year.  You can check out all the latest on

Soundgarden has confirmed that they’ll be reuniting to headline Lollapalooza this year.  You can check out all the latest on

Soundgarden has confirmed that they’ll be reuniting to headline Lollapalooza this year.  You can check out all the latest on